Essence Gel Eyeliner

Sunday, February 03, 2013 23 Comments A+ a-



Essence Gel Eyeliner


 Gel eyeliners are a favourite amongst makeup artist because it
can create dramatic eyes by layering the gel to enhance a smudged look or smokey eye effect. Essence has a fabulous gel eyeliner range that comes in cute little glass pots. They are available in four colours (black, green, purple and brown). I have the purple one called Berlin Rocks.


 I am a pro when it comes to applying my eyeliner with a pencil. No mirror required! I do not like liquid eyeliners because I always tend to smudge it and my right eye line is never the same width as my left. In steps gel eyeliner. Easy to apply like the pencil yet flexible to create different looks that a liquid eyeliner can do and a pencil can't. 






When applying gel eyeliner you will always need a eye makeup brush. I prefer using my angled eye brush because it is sturdy enough to control the line I want to make. Essence has a great one in blue. The gel is soft and mushy in the jar. Feels like you are back in grade1 messing in art class. LOVE IT! 

I dip my eyeliner brush lightly into the pot and swivel it to get just enough gel on it then slowly glide the brush just above my lash line. Be careful to not let the gel hit your eyelashes because it hardens your lashes and it will be difficult to apply mascara afterwards.

The great thing about gel eyeliner is that you can keep layering depending on the desired effect you want. You can go as big as you like. The gel hardens quickly and lasts all day. It is really difficult to remove the gel if you made a mistake so be sure to glide the brush slowly on your eyelid.

Gel eyeliners takes quite a long time to apply because you need to be precise and build up your look. Once you apply mascara the effects are amazing. I have big brown eyes and this made my eyes look super flashy. Like Hollywood red carpet flashy. I would only wear this to a party, big event or on a evening out to give my eyes a sultry look.


This is a really great gel eyeliner at an affordable price. If you love creating dramatic eyes this one is for you! 


 



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CharlieW
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4 February 2013 at 10:01 delete

The colour looks great on you! I actually just bought one in brown, just haven't tried it yet. Great review! xx

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4 February 2013 at 11:00 delete

This looks fab on you. I recently bought me liquid eyeliner and have been practicing to apply it. Got it right after watching a few youtube tuts. Thanks for showing us how to apply the gel liner, will buy me one when I go shopping for makeup again.

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Anne Bee
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4 February 2013 at 13:52 delete

Definitely going to buy one of these. They look amaze! And the purple really suits you :)

xox

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Rube Reloaded
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4 February 2013 at 14:16 delete

Your eyes look great! I've been using liquid liner and struggle all the time. I'm generally not that big on make up, but for those occasions it is an absolute must! I'll definitely give the gel a try.
R xoxo

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twoplicates
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4 February 2013 at 15:28 delete

would love to try this one out, but black is always sold out near me!
great post :)

xo; L&M
www.twoplicates.blogspot.com

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Saundy
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4 February 2013 at 16:40 delete

Wow! I did not know that these kinds of eyeliners were on the market. :-)

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Elrese Voges
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4 February 2013 at 18:45 delete

Liquid eyeliner is the one thing I cannot live without doll :-) xoxo

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Victoria
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4 February 2013 at 19:33 delete

Great review lady... :)

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Anne Bee
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4 February 2013 at 19:38 delete

Definitely going to be trying this out. I love the purple on you, it's such a great colour <3

xox

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Natalia
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4 February 2013 at 19:52 delete

That looks great! I want to try some Essence products x

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Diva Desle
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4 February 2013 at 23:46 delete

Thanks Anne! It is just the right shade of purple for a sophisticated dinner party look;-)

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Diva Desle
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4 February 2013 at 23:47 delete

I have been struggling since high school to apply it correctly. I can't draw a straight line. Lol

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Diva Desle
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4 February 2013 at 23:48 delete

Thank you! I would love to see a blig post of the brown colour on you:)

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Diva Desle
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4 February 2013 at 23:50 delete

I really can't draw a straight line that's why I gave up on the liquid eyeliner. Would love to see how you apply it.

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Diva Desle
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4 February 2013 at 23:50 delete

Absolutely! And it's something different from predictable black eye pencil.

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Diva Desle
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4 February 2013 at 23:52 delete

Look out for it at Clicks and Dischem. Very affordable.

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5 February 2013 at 20:24 delete

Hey, Looks great on you. I have all the colours and I use them as an eyeshadow base and well as a liner. It works great!! The black and purple are perfect when you want to do a dramatic smokey eye look xx
Ra'eesa

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Diva Desle
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5 February 2013 at 22:09 delete

I never thought of using it as an eyeshadow base. The coolest idea. Going to try that this saturday and put the Essence gold loose eyeshadow over it.

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6 February 2013 at 14:49 delete

That purple is HOT! uber chic and fabulous!
I have nominated you for The Addictive Blog Award!
http://suaaddartistry.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/the-addictive-blog-award/

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Diva Desle
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7 February 2013 at 20:43 delete

Thank you so much Suaad. Xxxxx

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24 February 2013 at 00:07 delete

That color looks FAB on you! It really adds that extra something! Great for transitioning from day to night.

<3

Niki

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