Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Catrice gel eyeliner in "Black jack with Jack black" , review and swatches + comparison

Like I have said before , Catrice is one of my favourite drugstore brands , and this Gel Liner is one of my favourite drugstore eyeliner so after wearing this a lot of times, I believe it does a pretty good job.

How catrice describes it :
Thanks to its ultra-smooth gel-texture, you don’t have to be a professional top model to create gorgeous and long-lasting eyeliner looks. The CATRICE Gel Eye Liner can be applied as accurately as a liquid eyeliner – for an especially silky finish and fascinating, intense eyes!
Now available in two new metallic and a total of four colors.

My opinion:
This eyeliner comes in a jar with a very nice packaging and offers a huge amount of product. The eyeliner does not really have a gel like consistency , it is rather creamy or liquidy , but i'd consider this as a good property because then it glides on very smoothly. The color payoff is good though you might need to swipe it twice to get it fullly opaque.But still its that very true intense "matte" black color and does not reflect any light. It looks quite professional as well. It is well pigmented . The best part is , you do not have to drag this along the lid because of the thin consistency . It does not flake or clump.And it does not dry up withing a couple of months (it would take ages if you want to dispose it off)

Comparing with Maybelline eyestudio drama gel liner:
Although I do not have a separate review in this gel liner but i though I'd cover it up in this post. Comparing this to the Catrice gel liner the Maybelline one is much more thick and at first it feels quite good but here is the worst part of it , it dries out within a matter of 4-5 months . I microwaved mine after that :PPP . You have to drag it along the lid. But it is very very intense and pigmented and you get the best results on the first swipe.People compare this to the Bobbi Brown gel liner. It comes with its own gel liner brush , with Catrice you have to buy one but I still consider the Catrice one a better buy. But this is double the price.(1050 PKR , $11)

After comparing the two I like the Catrice one better. It is just 525 rupees ($6) and you can easily find it at the Dolmen City Mall Scentsation (catrice is currently only available here). A dupe for this is the Essence eyeliner. You have to buy the brush separately for 325 rupees.

(left - right = Catrice , maybelline)

Take Care


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  2. I just bought one in silver which is known as in love with a robot! it's a very nice color!

  3. Is it necessary to buy the brush?

    1. yes , definitely with a gel liner you will have to purchase the brush.


  5. i was going to buy it from beautyarena but tey are charging high.. as per you its just for rs. 525

  6. Of course after 1 year price must be high


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