Jai J.'s Beauty Product Reviews
The BEST Gel Eyeliner
Application: Very creamy, doesn't drag at all. With a nice thin brush (I use Royal MiniMagestic 4200R) it will go on so easily. Dries almost instantly.
Coverage: Totally opaque. The blackest gel liner I've ever tried.
Wear: Tightline and waterline minimum - 10hrs. Eyeliner without primer - 5hrs. Eyeliner with primer - 12hrs
Overall: 9/10 - Without a primer this does seem to seep into the inner and outer corners of my eyes but I recommend it highly with a primer. For tightlining and waterlining I 100% will always use this, it doesn't need to be set with a powder but you can for super intensity. I would say that this is for those who are already confident with liner as it won't budge if you try to correct mistakes.
Good but not the best
For reference, I have combination skin and am MAC NC40
Application: Its a nice consistency liquid, not too runny not too thick. It has a smell, perfumey. Not so strong that when you wear it you can smell but but its nice that it doesn't have a bad smell like some foundations that can be chemically. Goes on nicely, esp with a primer. Really smooth. I used a stipling brush and it wasn't streaky like other liquids can be with that brush. My other foundation brushes used up too much product, so I'd stick with a stipling brush or fingers. Maybe a damp sponge also.
Coverage: I wouldn't say full. Maybe I expect too much from something that says 'full coverage'. I would say its medium buildable.
Finish: Not a matte finish. Almost but not matte enough. Nice and velvety. I set with powder and it went a little cakey. But if you wait a few mins before u put powder its fine.
Wear: Feels nice and light. I wouldn't say its 24hr wear coz I'm a bit shiny by lunch and I'm not mega oily. If your skin is a bit drier than it is oily I imagine it'll stay long without touch ups at all.
Overall: 4/5 for lightness as well as good coverage and longevity but not as promised. I must add 2 people have said my make up specifically looks nice when I've worn it and I haven't been doing anything different but using this foundation.
Note: I had the wrong colour for my skin though I was matched at a counter. I was given two samples to mix but they were both had pink undertones. The shade number rubbed off the bottle so I may have been matched with a cool colour but a Lancome staff member should be able to match at least one of the many shades.