You might have noticed that I’ve been using these Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gels in recent Look posts. I wanted to give them a good test drive before coming up with this review. I got a total of five of these gel liners: “77″ (black), “84″ (yellow), “85″ (lime green), “87″ (teal), and “90″ (brown). They are 8 British pounds each (about $12.50 US), and there’s 5.5g/0.19oz of product in each container. If you compare this to MAC Fluidlines that come with 3g/0.1oz of gel for $15.00, these Inglot eyeliner gels are quite the bargain!
Here’s a close-up picture of the colors I got with flash (top half) and without flash (bottom half). What I like most about these eyeliner gels is that they are completely matte. This makes the darker colors like the black and brown even more intense compared to similar MAC and Bobbi Brown gel liners I’ve tried. They dry within a few seconds, and they are very easy to apply, especially with a bent gel liner brush. However, the yellow one I got seems like it’s already drying out in the container making the application of that one a bit more difficult. Inglot sells a separate product though that can revive dried up gel liners (called Duraline).
These Inglot eyeliner gels are really long lasting and waterproof. I documented a little test I did on the swatches I made on my forearm. I ran water on the swatches for a few seconds and rubbed them pretty hard with my fingers. The result is the top half of the picture on the right (no change!). Then I put some soap on my arm and rubbed the swatches again with water, and ended up with the bottom half of the right picture (still didn’t budge!). I have to use a good waterproof eye makeup remover (Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover) to get these eyeliners off my skin.
You can supposedly use these eyeliner gels as eye shadow or body painting gels, but I’m going to stick to using them to line my upper/lower lash line and waterline (the Inglot makeup artist I met with said they are waterline safe). I think these gels dry too fast to be able to blend them out well enough as eye shadows. Overall, I think these are worth buying one (or a few) if you happen to go to an Inglot store — these gel liners come in the widest range of colors I’ve seen in a single cosmetics line (20 colors in all), and their matte finish and long-lasting formula are awesome (even more so if you factor in the price)!