I’m obsessed with Benefit products. They just work really well. So when they announced that they were coming out with a long-lasting gel eyeliner, I knew I had to try it.
Here’s a little bit more about the product (from Sephora.com):
What it is:
An innovative and waterproof lash-hugging gel liner pen.
What it does:
Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner is the first fool-proof and budge-proof gel liner in a pen. A gorgeous way to open up eyes, this matte black gel formula won’t dry out, and its cutting-edge tip ensures a precise line every time.
What else you need to know:
This eyeliner’s soft AccuFlex™ tip is custom-angled to draw an easy line. Its flat, wide guard gently pushes lashes aside to get close to lash line.
In a consumer panel survey on 32 women after 2 weeks:
– 91% said it was longwearing
– 81% said it was waterproof
– 88% said it hugged the lash line
– 84% said eyes looked visibly larger
The biggest appeal to me of this product was the long-wearing aspect. This is particularly important during the summer in NYC where it’s like walking through a swamp every time you step outside and the makeup sometimes literally melts down your face (glamorous, I know). This product delivers on that front. The product stayed on all day even after a workout without smudging or moving around my face. No primer required.
I was also excited to try a “gel” liner since a big problem I have with black liquid liners is that I am unable to get a true dark black color. As you can see on my hand (and on my face) this is a true jet black.
My only complaint is that the tip of this liner is a little different than a standard liner. It isn’t bad, but it has taken a little bit of practice to get used to. Which given the waterproof nature can require completely re-doing your eye makeup a few times.
Also, I would love if they released this product in a brown color as well for days when I’m not looking for something quite as heavy as this eyeliner.
The verdict: I would definitely recommend this product. Especially if you get the free sample from Sephora. Zero risk!