Sunday, March 17, 2013

NYX Gel Liner & Smudger in Teal: Review & Swatches

Last suggestion for some St. Patrick's day flare for those of you who just want a hint of green is the NYX Gel Liner & Smudger in Teal. For those of you who missed out on the other options: you can go for green eyes or turquoise nails. The NYX gel liners have 4 color options currently (black, brown, and blue besides the teal) and retail for around $7-8 wherever NYX products are sold (I got mine at Ulta).

To continue the review and see swatches click the link below.

Probably the best thing about this is it's versatility.  It acts both as an all over lid shade/base as well as a liner.  I do realize that you can probably do that with most cream products, but it's nice to have something formulated to do both.  It's a pretty enough color to warrant both uses as well.  The formula is creamy, and easy to use.  I haven't tried the base option yet, but as a liner, it works wonderfully. It glides on opaquely with one swipe, and stays put all day long. Even though I haven't tested it as a shadow, it does smudge out without any effort or tugging on the skin to achieve a sheer wash of color.


Teal is a green based teal/turquoise color that has a slightly pearl finished, but nothing to bling-y. It's nice and opaque, and when sheered out to the eyeshadow consistency it becomes a soft, even wash of turquoise.  Of course you can keep a thick opaque look for the entire eyelid as well, but I wanted to show you the capabilities.

Swatched as the "Smudger" and Liner

Bottom Line: I think it's a great product, and I wish I got the blue one as well.  The ability to use the product as both a liner and eyelid color allows it to be worthwhile even for individuals that don't always use bright eyeliners.  Teal is a good base for blues, and it goes really well with browns to add a hint of color.  It's worth it! 

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