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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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ella1978 ella1978 8 years
I got a gold eyeliner this year, it is fab. I have one blue eye and one green & blonde hair, it looks great. I use it on the lower lid as well. It's subtle, but pretty.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
i've been eyeing this product haha i'll just have to wait til i run out of my anna sui liner if i can get cheaper one and good one from maybelline, why not
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
I love this stuff !
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I have this and think it's awful. It smudges and smears almost instantly and don't count on it resembling anything close to eyeliner by mid-day.
lil11ro lil11ro 8 years
I have brown eyes and tried this, but I don't think it gave very much color at all. It was very faint even though I applied a few times. I haven't used it since.
girlygirljenn girlygirljenn 8 years
I hate this eyeliner. It smudges and smears all the time. I have the hardest time getting it to stay put. I prefer Revlon's eyeliner.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Sounds pretty okay...
emalove emalove 8 years
I love that shade...I have green eyes to, Bella, so maybe I'll give it a whirl sometime.
Phyllis-Beauvais Phyllis-Beauvais 8 years
i have this, but i use it for something entirely different ;)
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
dark brown eyes should go for brown eyeliner or black ?
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
This is what I use. I really like it, though yes, it does get a bit smudgy after a bit of wear. Can't complain, though.
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