Splurge or Steal: Gel Eyeliner


Back with another edition of SPLURGE or STEAL: this time it’s the battle of the gel eyeliners. Gel eyeliner rapidly gained popularity in the mainstream thanks to its impressive results in the cat-eye department, and its set-it-and-forget-it staying power. I’ve long used Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear gel eyeliner but these two drugstore renditions have me swooning. And I’ll never go back to the high-end stuff.


  1. Abby Reed says

    i used to wear the bobbi brown gel eyeliner but have been on hiatus from gel liners in general. i will definitely have to check out the loreal one soon! than you for sharing!

  2. Jonna says

    I love the splurge vs. steal posts! Thanks for researching for us :)
    I think you should do a video showing how to put on the gel eyeliner. I use a liquid eyeliner pen but am not sure how to use the gel eyeliner..
    Everything but Ordinary

  3. says

    I, of course, like the Bobbi Brown and MAC Fluidline, but I am also REALLY loving the ELF cream liner (which is gel liner). ELF is really hit or miss for me but I just adore it! I’ll have to check out the L’Oreal one. L’Oreal is really kicking major butt with some of their products lately!

  4. thedressy chic says

    I have the Smashbox Gel Liner compact with a variety of colors. They really disappoint, for the price I need better quality. I end up with a black line on my crease. Maybe the drugstore can help :)

  5. says

    Good to know! I use BB gel eyeliner and love it. But I’m also a fan of L’Oreal products. I use their mascara and love it so I will seriously consider getting the L’Oreal liner next time!

  6. Adrienne says

    I love the clinique gel liner! Its middle of the road cost wise, but it lasts for ever! I would love to see a dry shampoo post, as I am always on the hunt for a good one

  7. Julie says

    I have been searching for a great gel liner. I will be sure to pick up the Loreal version today. The next thing I could really use is a lesson on how to apply it in that gorgeous cat-eye fashion you have on. I have very round, large eyes and I would like to give them a more cat eye appearance. Thank you so much for your honest advice. I’m a huge fan of yours!

  8. says

    Glam Girl Naturals has great gel eyeliners! You can get them for $15, and they are great bc they are all natural, gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. Plus they last FOREVER, which is a great deal for the money!

  9. Michelle says

    Oh My Gosh! I love them!! Glam Girl Naturals has some of the BEST natural makeup out there! I also use the black shade(Onyx) Gel Liner. It works like a wonder and looks amazing.


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