Maybelline Vivid & Smooth Eye Liner Pencil - Ocean Blue :Review & Swatches

 Maybelline Vivid & Smooth Eye Liner Pencil - Ocean Blue
I have mixed feeling about this pencil as I love everything about it except for the shade. I wanted a vibrant blue shade and it did look like it, but on applying this shade 'Ocean Blue' looked so 'meh' and dull and looked liked it has a pearlized finish. I'm not a big fan of anything with pearlized finish. So it's needless so say that this is the least often used eye pencil in my vanity. But I do love how smoothly it applies. So will be checking out other shades in this line.

Maybelline Vivid & Smooth Eye Liner Pencil - Ocean Blue
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth Eye Liner Pencil - Ocean Blue
It glides on effortlessly and doesn't pull the eye lids. It is quite pigmented but it falls short when compared to the Faces eye pencil, one which I have reviewed here. I compared two green shades, each in Faces and Maybelline. The Maybelline one looked bland compared to the faces one. Just a short note about the comparison, now getting back to the original post, the pigmentation is decent. It does smudge a little on my combo skin (its combo at the moment) but it's not too much. It lasts for put for 5-6 hours and starts to fade away.
I would say this pencil irritates the eye when used in the waterline and I just don't feel comfortable with it. I don't see many reviews stating this issue so I guess this is just for me.
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth Eye Liner Pencil - Ocean Blue
This pencil definitely sharpens better and I find this especially beneficent. The Faces one after sharpening looks like a torture device designed to gouge out the eyes. The other thing I love about this is that the expiry date is  clearly embossed on the body.
You can check out the other shade options available in this range Here.

What I Like: 
  • Affordable.
  • Glides smoothly.
  • Sharpens well.
  • Decent pigmentation.
  • For the price the lasting power is good.
  • Clearly mentioned expiry date.
What I Don't Like:
  • Doesn't feel comfortable on the waterline.
  • The shades are not vibrant.
  • Not smudge proof.

Even though affordable than Faces, the shades are not vibrant. So will not getting more from this line. What's your view on this on ladies???

Sayanora Chicas!!


  • Ashu

    Maybelline vivid eyeliners are Fab!

    • http:// sudhaag

      Will try out other shades, Ashu!!!