Maybelline’s new wicked cream pencil!

Yours truly needed a black eyeliner and can I be honest? I am quite the eyeliner snob. While I’ll try almost any brand, I really only stick with Urban Decay’s eyeliners for everyday use. They just haven’t failed me. But alas my laziness and cheapness has prevented me from driving to Sephora and spending almost $20 on said eyeliner. Instead, a recent stroll through Walgreens had me swooping up Maybelline’s newest eyeliner. After all, it was only a good $7 or so.

These kids come in 6 shades; ranging from a gray, to a purple, silver, gold, blue and black. I so meant to grab the black (Midnight Master) but ended up with the Gray (Coal Commander) instead. Opps. I suppose the gray cap was a ringer, uh? I know. I’m so smart.

So yeah, Coal Commander is little grayer than I’d like. See how much darker Urban Decay’s Zero is compared to Coal Commander?

I’m one of those Must.have.dark.eyes kinda gals. For no reason in particular. I just feel like the darker the line, the more awake and sultry I look. *bats lashes* Funny thing about this liner though…when I applied one eye with Coal Commander and the other with what was left of my Urban Decay Zero, from far away, I couldn’t tell which eye had which. Can you tell?

The right eye (your right) is rockin’ Coal Commander. So despite my “I wanted black, not gray.” whines, I wasn’t too disappointed at CC’s payoff on the waterline. As you get closer, you can see a bit of shimmery sparkles in there.

My poor eyes can only do matte liners on the waterline. Anything with a sparkle or shimmer to it has me itching like mad. Coal Commander was no exception. For the sake of beauty reviews, though, I kept the liner on just to see how well it would hold up throughout the day. It did…really well! It lasted from 7:00 a.m. through a hardcore lunch break workout and right on through post-work meetings. Impressive, uh? Not a bad eyeliner if you’re in the need for a new one. Because of my super sensitive waterline area, I won’t be using it there anymore but I’l definitely be applying it on the lower lashline.

Way to go, Maybelline. Way 2 go!! Get more deets about this liner on Maybelline’s website. Oh! And watch the vid too.

  • vishal

    so does this mean you are going to switch to Maybelline’s newest eyeliner from now on ?

    or would you still recommend Urban Decay.

    • Brittany

      Because Maybelline’s pencil irritated my eyes I bit, I won’t be using it on the waterline anymore but I think it is a fine replacement for my beloved Urban Decay Zero. Plus, it isn’t nearly as expensive. Woo hoo!

  • Alice

    Do you know if the black has sparkles too? I can’t have ANY glitter or shimmer on my water line and that’s the only place I use pencil eyeliner. I’d love it if I could find a dupe for my MAC Smolder though…

    Alice in Nappyland

    • Brittany

      Hmm, I’m not sure. I’m going to scoop it up and hope that it doesn’t. MAC Smolder is the bee’s knees. MAC’s Feline, however, is the honey!

  • victoria

    Thanks for the heads up on this, I’m always in the market for a creamy black pencil e/l. I’m going to check and see if the black one is matte. I never leave the house without black eyeliner on lol

    • Brittany

      Me neither! That is my #1 beauty staple.

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  • Alicia

    I am actually kind of surprised, but pleasantly so! ^^ I will definitely check these liners out! :)

    • Brittany

      If you do, let me know what you think!

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  • Beauty and the Scientist

    I may have to try one of these liners out in the future. Thanks for the review :)

    • Brittany


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