The new Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Pencil claims to be the new generation of eyeliner with its rich color pay-off, creamy application and 24 hours of smudge-proof and water-proof wear. It is also said to be safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearing gals.
Since I already have a few jet black and brown shades in my collection, I was drawn to the shade Coal Commander which is a dark charcoal gray. The application is pretty smooth with the soft, creamy pencil that glides on without tugging or pulling. The color pay-off is also really good and only gets better with a layer or two. As you can see from the swatch below, it has a hint of shimmer but that’s hardly noticeable on eyes. Although I can’t say about 24-hours, the long-wearing claim is mostly true as the color stays put on my upper lash line for the entire day without fading or smudging. (it didn’t budge even on a hot day outside) However, it tends to fade off a bit on my lower lashline after about 4 – 5 hours of wear. I could not test the wear time on waterline because I do not wear eyeliners on my waterline unless it’s an all-natural formula or kohl/kajal pencil meant for use on waterline.
The only downside is the pencil’s twist up mechanism. I am a huge fan of retractable eyeliners because of the convenience factor but Maybelline didn’t get it all right with this new liner. It’s a little hard to twist up at first and once it does, it does not move back down (which can be a hassle in case you extended the tip more than required). Also, it would have been nice if it had a built-in sharpener as the tip becomes flat in a couple of uses making it difficult to line precisely. But for just $7, I should probably not be expecting too much I guess.
Overall, Maybelline’s Master Drama Eyeliner is a great budget-friendly option with a highly pigmented, creamy and long-lasting smudgeproof formula. It’s kinda like the drugstore version of MAC Technakohl as it performs nearly as well as the MAC favorite and comes with an affordable price tag!
Maybelline Eye studio Master drama cream Pencil is available in 6 colors: Midnight Master (jet black), Bold Brown (medium brown), Sapphire Strength (blue), Coal Commander (dark charcoal gray), Vibrant Violet (purple) and Made of Steel (shimmery silver.)
Have you tried Maybelline Eye studio Master drama cream Pencil yet? Share your thoughts!