Monday, January 10, 2011

Maybelline Ultra Liner Review

What it claims :
  • Safe for sensitive eyes
  • Waterproof
  • Smudge Proof
  • Wont fade or flake
  • Contact lens safe
  • Allergy tested
Maybelline Ultra liner is a liquid liner which comes in a small grey bottle. The brush handle is much longer than the other liquid liner I've been using until now which is the Lakme Insta liner.

The longer handle gives a very nice control while using this liner. This liner comes in 2 and brown.

The consistency of the liner itself is quite creamy and not very runny. The brush is kind of tapered and thin..which again helps in fine lining.

Price : Rs, 225 for 7.3 ml

Ingredients :

What I like about this liner :
  • The brush handle is quite long which gives an excellent control while lining. Much better control that smaller handle brushes. The thin brush helps you line your eyes with a very thin and precise line. You can always thicken the line as per your requirement.
  • With this liner I can define a precise thin line along my lower lashline. I cant do this with my Lakme eye artist or Lakme Insta Liner. 
  • As per the claim, the liner does not flake when on the eyelids.
  • The shade of the liner is a very basic black...Nothing very matte, nothing glossy.
  • The effect this liner leaves is quite nice and soft and this even merges well with my kajal when applied on the lower lashline. Unlike some liquid liners the liner edges are not very stark or harsh.
  • When you try taking off the liner with a makeup remover / cleanser, it just flakes off as against getting disolved which is the case with some liquid liners. When the liner gets disolved, the whole eye area blackens and then you have to clean off the whole mess, but with this liner, the liner just comes off and does not blacken the eye area which I love...since I am not left with a messy eye posting cleansing.  
  • As per claim, it is waterproof and smudge proof

What I dont like about this liner :
  • Though it is not priced extremely high, I feel it could still be priced lesser at maybe arnd 150 bucks or something..I find it priced a little on the higher side.
  • I would love to see this in more colors like dark blue, eggplant etc
  • Like I mentioned above, the liner when removed does not disolve but more of flakes sometimes when these tiny liner flakes enter the eyes by mistake they irritate the eyes which bothers me.
  • I would like this in a transparent packaging so that I know how much product is remaining exactly in the bottle. I have no clue how much liner is there is the bottle right now so it just might happen that I run out of liner one fine morn while I am done with 1 eye and trying to line my other eye :P
  • It starts fading slightly after around 7-8 hrs but nothing that a teeny-weeny touch up cant handle :)
Would I buy this again : Yes !! Actually, I havnt bought this one in the first place :P I go this as a free gift on purchase of some Maybelline products some months back and out of the various choices I had I am glad I picked up this liner. I am thinking of getting the brown one soon ;)

As we all know, no kajal stays on the waterline for long. I like to 'lock' my kajal with this liner on the lowerlash line and love the final outcome!

Which is your go-to liquid eyeliner?


  1. i have tried this one..i wishes it could be little more black though...mine is shahline eyeliner..have been using it since long :)

    great review as usual:)

  2. I have this too - & I quite like it - But like Anks I too find it little light - wish it were darker..

    Very well written review - comprehensive :)

  3. Thanks Anu :) Actually the other liners which I have look very stark on my lower lashline so this less black one kinda suits me better...shahline ha?? need to keep an eye for it...havnt seen it yet

  4. lovely review as always and nice pics too :)
    i like the concept of long brush handle ...
    u know HD the one anu mentioned is actually awesome .. very dark and matte finish :)

  5. thanks dear :) yes the long brush give excellent control!! where did u get shahline liner from ?

  6. hey hows d brown 1..? is dat darker..? I wud like to try d brown..
    even I lock my kajal with d lakme liner :p

  7. i have the brown one, and i kind of like it, i agree with the fact that its too pricey

  8. Bhumika : Brown is a dark brown, nice color..I am getting it soon..I couldnt apply the lakme liner as neatly on the lower lashline..opened this liner couple of days back and it worked very well!! which lakme liner u use?

  9. I use the usual insta liner..though havent tried this one..wit dat have to b bit careful n line only on the outer edges n avoid inner as spreads more der..if u get it..

  10. oh it..I have faced no such problem with this one...once applied it is set and stays put till you take it off :)


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