Pagina's

29 sep. 2015

Catrice Waterproof Gel Eyeliner - 010 Black Jack With Jack Black.

Oh Catrice, you so punny! Black Jack with Jack Black... *snorts*. With all that Blackness going on, it sets the bar pretty high in terms of pigment. It also claims to be waterproof. Will this eyeliner  deliver? Will it be as pleasant as the name? Let's find out, shall we.

Catrice Waterproof Gel Liner Black Jack With Jack Black

Catrice Waterproof Gel Liner Black Jack With Jack Black

Gel eyeliners have been out of style for a while now. Liquid liner (and pen liners for beginners) are taking over the beauty world. Not sure why though, I find liquid liner to be much trickier to apply and gel liner has way better lasting power. So, I was rather surprised to spot this guy in Catrice's products range. Kudos for Catrice for not being blinded by trends!

The formula is rather creamy. I was fairly surprised to see that. Especially in the warm summer days, it applied like butter. The pigmentation, however, isn't that intense black (that's what you get with such a name, hehe. It creates unattainable expectations!). All jokes aside, the pigmentation is fairly good. When you dip your brush in there, plenty of pigment comes off, but in case your brush is pretty stiff, it may occur that you have to go over a line twice. Swatches are below.

Staying power on me is really good! That can be just my eyeshadow primer (Nars Smudge Proof, good stuff) but I never put anything on my eyes without that primer so that doesn't matter to me. By the end of the day, my liner stayed put. It kinda smudges in the outer corner of my eye where it tends to get watery, but just putting some primer under there solves all problems.

But what about the waterproof aspect? Will it survive a rainy day or Notebook rewatches?

Catrice Waterproof Gel Liner Black Jack With Jack Black swatch
Just applied! Decent pigment as you can see. Appears blacker in real life.
Catrice Waterproof Gel Liner Black Jack With Jack Black swatch
Just ran some pouring water over it. Looks the same! Yep, it can survive rain alright.
Catrice Waterproof Gel Liner Black Jack With Jack Black swatch
After heavily rubbing off the water with the towel. The majority stays put. Wowzers!
As you can see, it will definitely survive some H2O, or even rubbing for that matter. The staying power gets two thumbs up!

And the liner in action:

Catrice Waterproof Gel Liner Black Jack With Jack Black swatch

Catrice Waterproof Gel Liner Black Jack With Jack Black swatch

I'm very pleased with this eyeliner! The staying power is great, the formula is creamy and there's plenty of product in the jar. The only downside is that the pigment isn't all that intens, but I'm willing to draw my line twice if I have to. It is super affordable as well, so if you're into gel liners... it's definitely a gem from the drugstore.

Catrice is available at Kruidvat and Trekpleister in the Netherlands. DM, Muller and Rossman in other European countries carry the brand as well. I paid €3,99.

What's your best drugstore find?