After getting the chance to review several Studio Gear Cosmetics products in the past and enjoying almost everything I received, I was excited to play with their mascara and gel liner. As someone who has fairly thick lashes (shoutout to those with extra body hair), I don’t need anything fancy in my mascara. As long as it doesn’t clump or irritate my eyes I won’t complain. Because the Studio Gear Impactfull Pro T.L.S. Mascara is not waterproof, it cleans off very easily (which was something I forgot happens with non-waterproof mascara, as I always stick with waterproof products). For me, what constitutes good mascara is one that does not clump my lashes, does not cause irritation to my eyes, and can lengthen and/or darken my lashes to look subtley darker. On me, the mascara successfully keeps my lashes separated and does not clump (in these images I did not dip the mascara wand back into the tube for a second coating). They make a great everyday, simple look if you want to add just a little somethin’ to your eyes (in these images I wore the mascara for about 4 hours and it did not smear down my lower lashline, which is my usual problem, so bonus points for that!) I’ve had an on and off relationship with gel liner but haven’t been completely opposed to it. I just haven’t had the patience to perfect a winged gel liner look (or any kind of eye liner lately due to laziness). However, I think a brown eyeliners i more forgiving (at least for me), since it doesn’t seem as overwhelmingly intimidating as a stark black line on my eye. With a brown, I can simply line my eye without a wing for a more everyday, light look. I can also see potential for it to be smudged out into my eyeshadow for a neutral smoky look. (And possibly used to fill in my brows? Hm, maybe). In the above image, the line on the left is after swiping the Studio Gear Cosmetics #31 brush into the gel liner a few times and swiping my hand once. The line on the right is going over the line three times. It goes on smoothly onto the eye and I am digging the chocolate brown on my lids. I think I found a new makeup trend to play with.
Below: no mascara or eyeliner
Below: with mascara and eyeliner
Visit Studio Gear Cosmetics to learn more about the Impactfull Pro T.L.S. Mascara (black), Invincible Gel Liner in Earth (Brown), and the #31 Invincible Liner Brush.
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