Some of you may already know that gel eyeliners are my eye liner of choice. Why? Because with these, I can create solid and clean lines like when using a liquid liner yet they are less challenging to use. These are also less smudgy and more long lasting than a pencil eyeliner.
For years, gel eyeliners have been more popular among makeup artists. At present though, they have become mainstream and more available to the public.
For this post, I’m going to review Tony Moly’s Backstage gel eyeliners. I have them in black and brown although these also come in other colors such as Pearl Brown, Pearl Navy, Pearl Violet, and Gray.
The packaging for this is quite brilliant. The product itself comes in little pots just like other gel eyeliners but unscrewing the handle reveals a brush that one can use to apply it.
The brush is useable but I prefer applying this on with either an angled brush or a fine liner brush. I get a more precise line that way. However, if you do use the brush that comes with it, be sure to clean it after every use. Otherwise, the product will harden the bristles and it becomes quite rubbish. I learned from experience.
I noticed that the liner is very creamy and very easy to apply. It glides on very smoothly when I apply it on myself. This is great because this means that you can get a clean, solid line much easily. This product also claims to be waterproof and I tested this by holding this swatch under a tap of running water. Didn’t budge so it passed that test. However, oily lids will cause this to smudge. I have noticed this transferring on my crease at the end of the day because my lids do get quite oily. You will have better chances of making this last if you put it on top of a powder eye shadow base.
Value for Money
At PHP498, I think that is very affordable for the quality and quantity of product you get in the pots. Believe me, unless you wear this every day, a pot will last for months and months. I got the brown one last year and I’ve only just scratched the top. The price is more or less equal to Maybelline’s Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner and a fraction of the price of Bobby Brown or Mac.
To give you guys a better idea of how it looks when applied, I took photos:
So there you go! That’s basically the end of my review. If you’re a gel liner newbie, then this is one to try especially now since Tony Moly is on Sale til February 19!
Go grab some while supplies last! 🙂