Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil Review – All 9 shades

What the brand says: From a basic cat-eye look to a more dramatic winged liner, achieve it all with the intensely pigmented Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Pencil by Eye Studio! This waterproof eyeliner has a long-lasting gel formula that helps achieve bold and intense pigmentation that lasts all day without any creasing. This smudge-resistant gel eyeliner glides on smoothly for intense definition and color that stays put all day.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil
(L-R) Silken Turquoise, Glazed Toffee, Smooth Charcoal, Lustrous Sapphire, Polished Amethyst, Soft Nude, Sleek Onyx, Glossy Emerald, Striking Copper.


Packaging: The gel liners comes in a pencil form that needs sharpening. The transparent plastic lid secures the tip.

Texture: The texture of pencil is very soft and glides on the lid like butter. The texture is so soft and buttery that you need not apply any pressure at all while applying, simply move the pencil lightly over your skin.

Shade: There are a total of 9 shades and here is a summary on each:

Smooth Charcoal: The is a deep grey coloured shade that looks pretty! I have never really used a grey coloured liner but I seem to quite like this one.

Glossy Emerald: This is a royal green coloured shade that looks pretty on every outfit! Green (and blue) is a colour you can always use on your eyes no matter what you wear because these are royal colours.

Lustrous Sapphire: This is a pretty blue shade which is not deep but is slightly on a neon/lighter side and looks beautiful on every skin tone.

Striking Copper: This is a perfect copper shade which wont really suit darker skin tones, looks pretty on fair skin tones though.

Sleek Onyx: This is a dark black liner and looks really intense that opens your eyes! This shade does smudge a bit if you accidentally rub your eye.

Silken Turquoise: This is a metallic turquoise shade and I love it as much as i love the blue and green shades in the range! Should suit all skin tones.

Polished Amethyst: This is a purple shade which i don’t seem to like that much. The colour is metallic which makes it look lighter. Should suit fairer skin tones more.

Soft Nude: This is a metallic cream coloured shade that I love using on the waterline. It kind of makes my eyes look wide open and bigger. I love the illusion.

Glazed Toffee: This is a dark brown shade and a perfect brown I have ever bought. Should suit all skin tones except very darker tones since it wont really pop or show.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil
(L-R) Silken Turquoise, Glazed Toffee, Smooth Charcoal, Lustrous Sapphire, Polished Amethyst, Soft Nude, Sleek Onyx, Glossy Emerald, Striking Copper.

How I use and staying power: To use, simply glide the pencil on the lids, under the eyes and on the waterline. let it set for few seconds and you are good to go.

The pencils are extremely soft and glide on the skin like a dream. You need not apply any pressure at all which is the best thing I feel. The liner sets to a smudge-proof and water-proof film that does not fade throughout the day.  Even if you have sweaty or greasy lids, the liner stays intact. It stays put on the waterline as well and does not budge even a bit. Removal is easy with any makeup remover or micellar water. The only con here is that the pencil needs sharpening and you need to be careful while doing so as the liner tip is very soft and often breaks. Overall, the eye liner pencils are great and stay intact until you remove them with a makeup remover.


  • Waterproof and smudgeproof
  • All shades in the range are pretty
  • Easy to apply
  • Gel liner
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers


  • Needs sharpening
  • To much pressure can break the tips






  1. I am using blue and brown shades.
    They are amazing.. it glides very smoothly unlike all the other liners available. Nothing can beat this till now.

  2. I love this eyeliner too! I went to my sister’s state last January for my makeup lesson , one day we were doing our grocery shopping in Superdrug. Suddenly, I just saw this eyeliner and swatch this for a while. From that time I really love this one. I am using this regularly. This is really pigmented and very good for regular use!


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