11 Mar 2014

Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Liner in 15 Bloody Devil Review

So to start off, I love this colour. It's a dark slightly-brownie red with a brighter red glitter in it.

This photo isn't as good, but shows the glitter a bit better

I love how it brings out my blue eyes, but doesn't make me look sick which red eyeliner can easily do. I'm really in love with this.

 There is both English and Korean on the packet:

The front of the packet

The back

English ingredient list
I think this is the Korean ingredient list, but I can't read it so I don't know.
So I'll go through the claims on the packet and how well it hold up to them. First, is that it's retractable -which it is. It also comes with a little sort of sharpener in the end of the pencil to make the eyeliner tip a point again once it's worn down. I think that's pretty neat. I'm very happy that it's retractable - what is with plastic eye/lip pencils and crayons that you have to sharpen? It always feels like I'm doing something wrong trying to sharpen them, but there is no other way to get to the rest of the product. *sigh*

Sharpener thing in the end of the pencil

The next claim is two claims that seem to be the same thing or at least quite related: "sliding gel texture" and "creamy and melting formula". These seem fairly accurate. It doesn't feel like your normal eye pencil - it felt very creamy but not wet like a liquid liner. It also claims to "glide on smoothly", which it does. Very smoothly. More smoothly then any pencil I've used.

Next is the claim that it "gives a high-defined eye line". I don't know if it's just me, but the first eye went on easily and fantastically. The wing was perfect. However, it blunted pretty quickly, and while the line on the other eye was equally straight, I couldn't get the wing right. It felt like it wasn't quite as "high-defining" as it was at first. This may be because I'm not sure how to use the sharpener, and because I don't have a lot of practice doing winged eyeliner. I can never get both eyes right. However, the first eye was the best wing I've ever done and much easier than other liners I've tried - and by far the easiest it's ever been for me with a pencil. So it's still a major win.

The Claims

The last two claims are that it is waterproof and that it "stays on all day long without smudge". Yesterday after I got it in the mail, I drew a line on my hand to test out the colour. It was still there hours and hours later (I went down to pick it up after lunch, and it was still on after dinner) even after washing my hands with soap multiple times. It only started to come off at all after dinner when I was washing the dishes in hot water with dish washing detergent. It was still on, but had faded, after I rubbed my hand under the water before letting the water run out. There was also no glitter other than on the line where it started even after hours and washing my hands.

I also tend to rub my eyes, and today none of the colour has come off or smudged. I put it on sometime between 2 and 3pm, and it's almost 7:30. It was also raining a little today when I went outside. There is a little glitter below my eyes if I look closely, but I think that's from trying to fix my wings earlier and not from migration. It's still all in the right place as well, and isn't too noticeable.

The only difficulty with the long lasting nature was that it was hard to fix my mistakes. I used cleansing wipes, in my hurry, and it left redness and glitter behind.  Using my Nivea Daily Essentials makeup remover now, there is still some eyeliner on my hand after wiping it across four times. Continuing to rub gently it did come off, but it seems like it would not be easy to fix on the face even when using proper makeup remover. So with this in mind, I'll do my eye makeup on before my foundation so that it's a bit easier.

Overall:  This product is fantastic, looks fantastic with blue eyes, and does everything it says it does! 10/10!

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