The Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Sharp Liner isn’t extremely new on the market. I just had it in my stash and remembered I had yet to review it. This liner boasts an ultra fine brush tip – 0.05mm to be exact – and is extremely easy to use. Personally, I prefer eyeliners like this one as compared to say, gel and liquid liners because the felt tip ones are more convenient and less time-consuming to use.
The liner itself dries up quickly when applied and is smudge proof once dried. I’ve had it on for entire days and it looks 90% intact at the end of the evening. It doesn’t wash off easily with water unless you scrub your eyelids hard – something that I don’t recommend. It comes off with eye makeup remover though. If you’re looking for something to create dramatic cat eyes, this wouldn’t be the product you’re looking for. However, the Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Sharp Liner is perfect for tightlining!
The liner does draw on more intensely than it looks in the picture above (drawn on my hand by my very elementary artistic skills), and it looks weak here possibly because I hadn’t used it in a few weeks. If you ever get the same problem, simply draw over the original line or shake the pen a little before drawing again. If you can’t tell, it’s supposed to be a house with a chimney and a happy family just outside it – something I used to draw a lot when I was a kid. The ten-cent coin beside is for comparison purposes.
A couple of gripes:
1) I’m not digging the gold cap.
2) There needs to be more colours than just black! I’d totally get purple and blue if Maybelline decides to come up with variations.
Overall, I would recommend this liner to you if you’re looking for something affordable, easily found (can be found at normal drugstores in Singapore), long-lasting and simple to use. You can get it on Zalora here. Also, if you just want something for day-to-day tightlining, this would work as well.