ColourPop’s Crème Gel Liner collection review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: ColourPop/Seed Beauty
  • Availability: beginning 2014 from the webstore
  • Description: 25+ gel eyeliners
  • Cost/Amount: USD$5.00 for .2 gram / .01 ounce
  • Would you purchase again: yes
ColourPop’s Crème Gel Liner collection

I was interested when the promo images of this line started circulating. I saw a deep teal, a dark green, a deep maroon, and some other interesting-looking shades. I tried both their gel pots and their creme gel pencils, and I prefer the pencils. Just about every color is available in either format, so if you fall in love with a shade, there’s no agonizing that it’s not in Your Preferred Product Type. The pencils do have a few drawbacks: the product doesn’t adhere to the base well and can fall it if you’re not paying attention; the pretty foil text is a bitch to read and rubs off a little too easily; and if you really like a super-sharp point on your liner pencil, you’ll want to use a different product because this product is so soft that…it’s nearly impossible to sharpen.

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Some upsides: the colors are vivid and strong and apply smoothly, and once they're in place you have a little time to smudge them out…but then they are locked in place until you take off your makeup. While other people have successfully worn them on the waterline, though, my experience was different. The colors stayed in place on my waterline longer than most other pencil liners, but eventually they faded and smeared. I haven't ever observed that when wearing the liners on my upper lash line, though.

I like how the color range includes brighter primaries and vivid candied colors, but also deep rich saturated jeweltones. There's even a brown-black - something that I personally love, but that I don't find in every liner collection. Most are creme or matte finish, with a double handful of metallics and a scattering of pearls. These are not the least expensive liners out there, and if you let them dry out you've basically lost a liner for good. But the colors are wonderful, and they are comparable to midrange drugstore liners, in terms of cost and value.

This collection contained:

  • Amethyst Hour
  • Bae Breeze
  • Bee Sting
  • Best O
  • Boots
  • Brew-Haha
  • Bustier (Holiday 2015 exclusive)
  • Call Me
  • Catsuit
  • Charming
  • Crssed
  • Cry Baby
  • Dirty Talk
  • DTLA
  • Electric Daisy
  • Exit
  • Extra Frosting
  • Fast Lane
  • Frill (Holiday 2015 exclusive)
  • Get Paid
  • Gobie
  • HoneyDude (introduced for Spring/Summer 2016)
  • Ice Breaker
  • Insomniac
  • Juniper
  • Kicker
  • Marigold (RawKristiBeauty collab)
  • Maybe
  • No Shame
  • Overboard
  • Peach Fuzz
  • Piggy Bank
  • Prance
  • Punch
  • Puppy
  • Spare Thyme (RawKristiBeauty collab)
  • Show Me
  • Stomper
  • Sunnyvale
  • Swerve
  • Teaspoon (introduced for Spring/Summer 2016)
  • Timber
  • Untz
  • Workout
  • Zulu

Duos were frequently available with this or that larger ColourPop collection, generally at the price of $14 for a pair of liner pencils.

  • Come Into Blossom - Get Paid and Joy Ride, in the Blush Crush collection
  • Coral Isle - Bae Breeze and Peach Fuzz, in the Coast to Coral collection
  • Go Coco - Honeydude and Nocturnal
  • Hang Teal - Catsuit and Zulu, in the High Tide collection
  • In The Bluff - Juniper and Overboard, in the Nude Mood collection
  • Keep Your Cool - Honeydude and Stomper, in the That's Taupe collection
  • Peach of Me - Bae Breeze and Get Paid, in the Coast to Coral collection
  • So Charming - Charming and Loverboy, in the Fine Feathered collection

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