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Never do I ever waterline my top lash line. It’s not that I don’t like the way it looks, it’s that I can’t stand the feeling while I’m doing it and also it ALWAYS transfers to places I don’t want it to.
I thought that my life just wasn’t meant to have upper lash waterlining in it.
Until I tried the new Maybelline TattooStudio Eyeliner Pencils.
what is it
The Maybelline TattooStudio Eyeliner Pencils are full of claims. These pencils are said to “deliver smooth strokes and intense color”, while they “glide on seamlessly for Maybelline’s longest-lasting wear yet! This sharpenable eyeliner delivers pigment-rich hues, precise definition, and a 36-hour finish that lasts from day-to-night and beyond”.
They’re also touted as being “waterproof, no smudging, no fading, sebum resistant”.
Eight shades are available in Deep Onyx, Bold Brown, Striking Navy, Deep Teal, Rich Amethyst, Polished White, Sparkling Silver and Intense Charcoal.
The Maybelline TattooStudio Eyeliner Pencils are amazing. In every single way, shape and form… totally stellar. You don’t need to press hard at all to get a good, even, pigmented line across your lid and even when I waterlined (top & bottom) they did not transfer anywhere they weren’t welcome.
Because I didn’t have to press hardly at all it made waterlining even my upper lash line quick & easy. PLUS, most importantly, it didn’t give me too much of that terrible tickling feeling that makes my skin crawl when I try to do this with other liners.
I’d LOVE to see some more shades, preferably in a gilded pewter and a true gold. My fave from Anastasia Beverly Hills has long been discontinued and the two I love from Urban Decay were both limited edition.
Note: They are incredibly hard to remove, you need to use a good makeup remover. This is my all-time favorite and also affordable eye makeup remover. Deep Teal did stain slightly over a thin primer, but if I use a thicker primer I didn’t have any issues. This is my favorite opaque eye primer.
The Maybelline TattooStudio Eyeliner Pencils are swatched below dry and on bare skin (no primer):
(L-R: 910 Bold Brown, 900 Deep Onyx, 901 Intense Charcoal, 970 Polished White, 961 Sparkling Silver, 940 Rich Amethyst, 920 Striking Navy, 921 Deep Teal)
The Maybelline TattooStudio Eyeliner Pencils retail for $7.99 each and are currently available at ULTA Beauty (a lot of times buy one, get one 50%), Target, Walmart and mass market drugstores nationwide.