I discovered StudioGear a few years ago. StudioGear is known for its professional quality makeup brushes in particular, but also for its affordable but high quality color cosmetics. They make a terrific light coverage BB cream that’s perfect for casual days or for those who have great skin. Then I didn’t hear a lot about the brand, as if they were taking a vacation from promoting their brand. But this spring, I heard about some new lippies from StudioGear. They’re back, I thought! They’ve got a new face primer, I recently saw. And now, I’m here to tell you about two eye makeup products I recently received via Brandbacker, the blogging association.
StudioGear Invincible Gel Eyeliner and #31 Invincible Liner Brush
I adore gel eyeliner. I think it’s easy to apply, and it has a nicer look than eyeliner pencil.
Truth be told, I’ve been very happy with the L’Oreal gel eyeliner that I’ve been using since last winter. I wasn’t looking for a new one. I thought to myself, it’s going to take a lot to impress me. Similarly, I use a bent neck liner brush and I really like the ease of use with that style brush. Going in to this test, I was a tough customer.
I received StudioGear Invincible Gel Eyeliner in the brown shade Invincible Earth and a slant edge eyeliner brush to try out. First thing, I love the dark brown shade.
My L’Oreal gel eyeliner is charcoal, so I was glad to add this pretty from StudioGear to my stash for more variety. I think on older eyes like mine a shade other than black is softer and more flattering. Plus, I love the dark brown liner especially when I wear browns, neutrals or even rose gold shadows.
The gel is what I’d describe as medium in consistency, and it’s easy to apply. It’s not super soft and messy like some gel liners can be. It’s both waterproof and smudge proof. It sets up quickly, and it stays put till I take it off late at night.
And the brush. I thought I’d struggle to use the angled #31 Invincible Liner Brush, but no: it’s a cinch! Just as easy to use – or maybe even a little easier – than my bent neck brush. Plus I actually think I prefer the slightly wider line that I’m able to get with this brush especially for the outer end of cat eye. Yet it still works well in the corner of my eyes where my lashes are sparser and the line shows up more. The brush is made of synthetic fibers, Taklon Nylon. It’s easy to clean and it dries quickly.
StudioGear Pro T.L.S. Mascara
I have a lot of different mascaras, and a number of favorites. I tend to favor mascaras with a slim wand head with plastic teeth. I’m picky when it comes to mascara. So I was surprised when I found myself impressed by Pro T.L.S. (T.L.S.=thickens, lengthens, separates) because it does thicken, lengthen and separate my lashes.
I have been using Pro T.L.S. Mascara along with my new Japonesque Heated Lash Curler, and they are a dynamic duo. I get thick, separated, long, curled lashes that stay curled till I remove my mascara. And no clumping or flaking.
The formula is a good consistency, neither too thin nor too thick. It’s made with naturally derived collagen, hydrolyzed wheat protein (so it’s not gluten-free) and antioxidants that nourish, condition and protect lashes.
The formula is easy to apply. Even though I am not usually a fan of big, fluffy wands, I don’t have any trouble using it. The wand and mascara give me great results.
If you’re not familiar with StudioGear, check out their website. And definitely take a closer look at these great eye makeup products. Take advantage of a 10% discount for readers of Never Say Die Beauty while you’re at it if you use the code: SGEYES!
Have you tried StudioGear yet? If so, which makeup products have you tried?
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