Friday, November 23, 2012

Makeup Geek Gel Liners

Makeup Geek recently sent me four of their new(ish) gel eyeliners.  I have been playing around with them since I got them.  The liners cost $7.99 for 1.8g of product.  To compare, MAC fluidlines cost $15 for 3g of product, so they're really quite similar in price per gram.  So here are the colors I got:

What the MUG site says the bottom line about this color is, "A true intense black color with a matte finish."
I think this is a great basic black gel liner.  I've never had any issues with a black gel liner (I've also used L'oreal HIP, MAC, and Bobbi Brown) and I wouldn't necessarily recommend this over the others or the others over this.  It lasted well for me, but I did set it with a shadow as I always do.

"True royal blue with a matte finish."
This color, when used as a liner, does not come across as bright.  Also this needs you to give it drying time.  I used it to line around my eyes and it transferred like nobody's business.  I learned that setting it with shadow before opening your eyes is a very good idea.  This worked well for me on the waterline.

"A dark aquatic teal with a navy undertone and smooth shimmery finish."
My favorite.  I love this color.  It applied super smoothly and it's just the most gorgeous color.  I had no issues with staying power on my waterline.  If you have hazel or gold eyes, you NEED this color.

"A dark metallic golden brown shade with a smooth shimmery finish."
This is like a silvery-brown color.  It's really pretty, I used it as a base, I haven't used it as a liner yet.  But it applied nice and smoothly and it's a really pretty, interesting color.


And here are two looks I did using these.

A look with "Electric" as the star of the show.

What I used:
MUG "Electric" Gel liner all around my eyes and on waterline
MUG "Neptune" shadow to set the liner (they need a shadow color that better coordinates with Electric)
MUG "Bling" shadow on lid and as highlight
MUG "Stealth" in outer v area
MUG "Purely Naked" to blend up from Stealth

My second look.  Using "Fame" and "Rave"

I used "Rave" as a base on my lid
MUG "Prom Night" on top of Rave
MUG "Latte" in outer v area
MUG "Beaches 'n Cream" above Latte
MUG "Shimma Shimma" as highlight
"Fame" gel liner on waterline, topped with "Ocean Breeze" and blended down into "Mermaid"

I definitely like these liners.  I think they make great eyeshadow bases as well, they don't stay creamy like the NYX jumbo eye pencils do, but I didn't have any issues getting shadow to stick on top of them.  Have you guys tried these gel liners yet?  What do you think of them?

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  Thanks so much for taking time out to check this out!!!


  1. They look gorgeous! I want to order Rave now as i think it would make a great eyeshadow base! xx

  2. I don't often use gel liners, but Rave is so interesting I think it might have to come home with me!

  3. Beautiful!!! You too. So nice to see you again so soon.


  4. Fame & Rave both looks soooo gorgeous, I really want to order some of these! Oh & you look gorgeous as always!

  5. what a great review! i love rave and fame they look amazing and the looks you created are beautiful :)

  6. Thanks for the review. You created some great looks with these.

  7. I just love the 2nd eye look.Definitely gonna try it out tomorrow!

  8. I love the Makeup Geek eyeliners. :) Did you have any problems with transfer with Fame? I had when i used it to line my upper lashline. I have slightly hooded eyes though so it might be in that fact the problems lies.

  9. Electric looks awesome on you!

  10. These look awesome, I was just checking them out on the site. I need to get back into gel liners, man. I think I need Fame for my lightish brown eyes!

  11. Whoaaa these guys are easily MUG's best products! i've heard about their eyeshadows being meh but these babies look great! I need Fame and Rave!

  12. The thing that stinks about the gel liners is that they have PARABENS! That's why I won't be trying any of these out. BUT I love there eyeshadows! Have almost all of them!

  13. These look amazing! I love the second look, it really makes your blue eyes pop! On the closeup of your eye, your iris has a pattern that makes it look like a teardrop. :)

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  15. This is so beautiful! I'm just starting to learn about makeup (even at 41!) and your pictures are the absolute best! Do you do video tutorials? I need to know how to do this second look. Gorgeous!! I have to see how you do it, reading isn't enough for this beginner!

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  17. The second look is incredible. I love it!