The appeal of 25 shades of Gel Liner with a price tag of $6.95 each is obvious. Cheap gel liner? Lots of colors? Yes, yes, yes please. Coastal Scents makes their Gel Liners in a slew of shades and yes, with that very appealing price tag.
Are they worth it?
Let’s find out!
A gel eyeliner used for lining and defining eyes!
Well, at just under $7 dollars these are a great budget find. Problem? They suck at lining. Tell you more about that in a bit.
In regards to pigmentation, these definitely come across fab. I purchased two shades, Peach Bellini and 24K and both packed a great color pay off. They have a very smooth, creamy base with a good deal of pigment. Peach Bellini is such an unusual shade it positively begged me to purchase it and this would be one reason Coastal Scents gets props from me, interesting and unique shades in a gel liner that you wouldn’t come across anywhere else. 24K is slightly misleading as it leans towards being more of a dirty bronze-y gold rather than a full on 24K gold shade.
The good news?
They work a treat as an eyeshadow base or as a cream eyeshadow! They blend out well if you use them all over your lid and have a pretty crazy long wear as well. With shadow on top you have a nicely made up eye look. I wore 24K on its own today and it looks rather fabulous all over my lid and blended slightly into the crease!
The bad news?
As a liner they are just too creamy. Too creamy means you’ll find yourself going over your line again and again because at first application you’ll find it applies streaky and slightly messy as well. With such a hydrating formula it tends to slip and slide around a good deal and it’s difficult to get a straight line.
- Anyone who wants a great base for eyeshadows or a cream shadow that pops a punch!
- Anyone expecting a vibrantly colored eyeliner (very nice color selection available with plenty of shades to choose from but they won’t work so great as a liner sadly!)
As a gel liner I’d completely skip. They simply aren’t going to get the job done and you can get better quality from some of the newer Maybelline Gel Liners at your local drugstore. But if you wanna switch it up as a base or a cream eyeshadow, they work fantastic……! A tad disappointing I couldn’t make use of them for their original intent but more than happy I don’t have to toss them into the makeup graveyard as they are perfectly fine as a cream eyeshadow and/or base.
Have you tried Coastal Scent Gel Liners?
What did YOU think?