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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Battle of the Gel Liners: Benefit VS Maybelline

I'm sure by now you've all heard and read about the gel liner counter part to Benefit's They're Real Range, the They're Real Push Up Liner*. I was super lucky to be sent this for review, however I'd also previously purchased the Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Shock Gel Liner. So, I thought I'd do a little comparison post for you.

Appearance: Let's get the superficial thing out of the way first. For me, the Benefit liner just looks that little better, you can see that more time has been taken to craft the product, but you wouldn't expect anything less from Benefit!


Application: As I had the Maybelline one first I realised that the best way to work with these liners is to put the product on the back of your hand first and then work it into the lash line with the applicator.  The nib on each of the product is pretty much the same, rubber and slightly pointed. I found the Benefit one easier to use, I think it may be slightly thinner, but the Maybelline one ended up looking better.


Longevity - Unfortunately, this is where the Maybelline one falls a bit short. I only had it applied for about 15 mins and it had managed to smudge on me. I do have oily lids, but it really doesn't boast good staying power, whilst the Benefit one lasted me through an evening meal without a single smudge. 

For me, the Benefit one just tops the Maybelline one. Just due to the longevity and formula of the product. Whilst there is a £10 price difference, I do think for the knowledge of it not smudging the Benefit has to be the winner. However, if you're on a budget and don't have oily lids, definitely check out the Maybelline one.

What do you think?


*Whilst this product has been sent to me for free my opinion is completely honest. I do feel that it is the better product, and I'm not being paid to say that.


  1. I didn't realise that Maybelline had a similar product out so soon! That's exciting, but shame that it smudged on you.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. I cant believe the maybelline smudged for you, mine literally does not budge and i have super oily eyelids, maybe you got a dud? I have preordered the benefit as i want to try it but for nearly £10 more it will have to blow me away to replace the maybelline for me haha!

  3. I've yet to try any other western brand liquid eyeliner except this one felt tip one from revlon years ago which was crap for me! I've heard so much about the benefit one and the design is sooo incredible! I like the shape of the tip especially. However for my precise winged eyeliner i always go with asian brand liquid pen liners, they've been the most long wearing and precise form my experience!


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