Hello girls! Today my post is about Maybelline New York the Colossal liner Review. This is a newly launched eye liner from Maybelline’s colossal range. I am a total eye liner person. I can’t leave home without applying eye liner and kajal. And honestly, I love trying out new eye liners. Having said that, felt tip eye liners are my preferred choice of liners. Not that I have never used any liquid liner with brush tip, but I am yet to master the art of drawing a perfect line with brush tip. So I am always in the lookout for well pigmented felt tip liners. Till date I have used various felt tip liners, but mostly Oriflame wonder liner. I have lost count how many bottles I have finished..LOL. So last month, when I finished another bottle, I finally wanted to move on.
One fine morning, while browsing my favorite online shopping site, I stumbled upon this new colossal liner from Maybelline. I have used their colossal kajal and totally loved it. So when I saw this liner is also from colossal range, I did not hesitate to give it a go. Moreover the ‘product description’ part on the site said that it has a flexi tip applicator which prevents mistakes while application and smoothly glides to give a clean, nice finish. This concept of ‘flexi tip applicator’ was totally new to me, so it was another reason why I could not wait to grab it. Let’s take a look how much it scored on my beauty scale.
Price of Maybelline New York the Colossal liner : Rs.425/- for 1.2 g
Directions for use : Simply glide over the upper eye lid
Ingredients : Not mentioned
Shelf life : 3 years
Color : Jet black
Smell : No smell
What Maybelline New York the Colossal liner claims
Enjoy eye-catching intensity and flawless precision with the Maybelline New York Colossal Liner. Designed to end all your application woes, the Maybelline New York Colossal Liner features a 0.4 mm Flexi Tip applicator that gives you perfect, error-free lines. Empowered with the Ink Pigment Technology, this Colossal Eyeliner imparts fade-proof, intense color to your eyes. Its quick-dry formula ensures a 12-hour staying power and quick application. Add this kajal eyeliner to your vanity kit and enjoy stunningly defined eyes, everyday.
My Experience with Maybelline New York the Colossal liner
Maybelline’s colossal liner comes in a glossy black pen. It resembles a lot like a marker. Maybelline has maintained their black & yellow packaging of their colossal range with this liner as well. Here the base is black with yellow accents (the colossal kajal is just vice versa). The cap sits tightly as well. Overall the packaging is very sleek & sophisticated. Since Maybelline colossal liner is quite a thin and compact eye liner, so it’s totally safe as well as easy to carry around.
The liner has a firm 0.4mm felt tip which is made of sponge, hence it feels soft & light while applying against delicate eye area. The tip is a slightly long and has a fine point for precise application. But the tip is quite flexible and you can easily draw a thick line with it.
Now coming to the intensity, I must say this liner has got fabulous intensity. Maybelline colossal liner comes with Ink Pigment technology. The color is ultra black which I guess most of us love. The color is intense too. I have used a number of felt tip liners till date, but this one is simply the best. The texture is creamy and it glides like a magic across the eyes. Maybelline colossal liner hardly takes 10-15 seconds to dry out and gives a slightly glossy finish which is just fabulous. I am not a big fan of matte eye liners and hence I totally love it’s slightly shiny and natural finish. Moreover, there is no need to go over and over again as this colossal liner gives great color with just a single stroke & it does not flake.
For the first time ever in my life, I tried winged tip look with this eye liner and trust me, Maybelline colossal eye liner made this task super, super easy. I am totally head over heels in love with this amazing eye liner. Thanks to its flexible tip, variety of looks can be created. You want a thin line or a thick line, this Maybelline colossal eye liner can create that brilliantly. Personally, I like my liner not too thick and bold & with this Maybelline colossal liner, I can draw that perfect line without any hassle.
Let’s talk about the staying power now. Well, this Maybelline colossal eye liner is long lasting, but definitely not 12 hours as it claims. It gives me a wear of almost 7-8 hours without any fading, which is not too bad. My sister got oily eye lids and still the liner stays for quite a long time. The liner is smudge proof. Once it dries out completely it won’t come out easily until you rub your eyes really hard. However, Maybelline colossal eye liner is not waterproof. It starts running down the eyes when water is splashed. But water will not remove the eye liner completely, I use baby oil to wipe off the rest.
Overall Maybelline New York Colossal black liner is a fabulous product and I am totally in love with this. If you are not comfortable with liquid liner or can’t afford much time in applying eye liner, then you should just blindly pick this one. Its jet black color, good pigmentation and good lasting power make it a winner. The fabulous flexi tip can create the look of your choice in no time. I highly recommend this to everyone. But if you are looking for a water proof liner, then it’s not the right option for you.
Good about Maybelline New York Colossal Liner
- Compact packaging, easy to carry around
- Pointed sponge tip which is flexible enough to give you the desired look with minimal effort
- Creating the winged tip look has never been easier
- Jet black color
- A single stroke gives you the perfect and intense line
- Glides like a magic across the eyes & does not flake
- Quick dry formula
- Once it settles down, it’s totally smudge proof
- Good lasting power
- Gives a slightly shiny but natural finish which looks fabulous
- Does not fade even after 7-8 hours
Bad about Good about Maybelline New York Colossal Liner
- Not water proof
- Does not stay for 12 hours as it claims
- Comes in only one shade – black
Availability : Easy
Fashion and Beauty Rating : 4.8/5 ♥♥♥♥•