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Review of Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner

Doing Drugstore: Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner


Enhancing your eyes with shades opposite of your eye color is one of the best techniques to make them pop. And since I've been moving beyond black and brown eyeliners as of late, I recently picked up Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner in Rich Raisin ($4.49), a smoky plum hue great for my green-pigmented irises. (It would would beautiful on all eye colors, particularly on deep brown or hazel eyes.)

This eyeliner comes in eight shades, from Navy Blue to Khaki Green, to Ebony Black. I love the subtlety of Rich Raisin, a slightly brownish shade with a non-obnoxious burgundy tint. Other pros? The no-need-to-sharpen tip, ultrasmooth application (no pulling or clumping here), and the built-in spongy smudger on the opposite end.

The cons? I experienced some slight resistance when applying the product to my waterline due to it's creamier quality. Also, although this eyeliner is long-wearing, I had to perform a retouch by end of day due to some minor fading and slight smearing. But, it is a smudgier type of formulation, so a little wear-off is to be expected, no? When it comes down to it, Maybelline's Define-A-Line Eyeliner gets the thumbs up for the value, shade selection, and ease of use. So, if I had to define this (eye)liner, I'd say it's a plum deal.

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