Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye LinerI’ve been wearing Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in “Midnight Black” every day since I bought it at the weekend, and I think it’s brilliant.  I always line my upper lashline and at least the outer half of my lower lashline to give my eyes more definition, but I find that most liners (whether pencil or shadow) fade on my eyelids, and smudge under my eyes by the end of the day.

I did recently buy an Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, but I find it difficult getting a neat line with a pencil.  Thus I sought out a “potted” gel eyeliner that I could dip my small angled brush into.

I tried this Smashbox Jet Set eyeliner on the back of my hand in the store, and after letting it dry for a few seconds, it literally did not budge no matter how much vigorous rubbing it endured.  I was sold.

The eyeliner is nice and creamy to apply, and glides on evenly (no blobby, wonky lines).  It dries quickly, so you need to work fast if you want to create a smudged effect.  Once the liner has dried, it stays put until you remove it with eye make-up remover.  It’s crease-resistent as well as smudge-proof, so it looks as fresh at the end of the day as it does when first applied.  Truly impressive!  I can’t believe I didn’t try it earlier!

The pot is really dinky.  There’s no point it being any bigger because I’d rather get a fresh pot every so often, rather  than have it dry out because I’ve had it for ten years.  I think I paid £16.50 for this.

3 comments on “Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner: Review

  1. It’s funny. Unlike you, I find I do a better job with eye pencils than with gel liners. Must be my un-steady hand! ;D

  2. @witoxicity: Well, it might be because I’m rubbish at keeping my pencils sharp and thus I end up with fat, clumsy lines! I use a flat angled brush with gel liners, rather than a pointed brush… so the line of the brush tip helps to get a neat line. Don’t think I’d do as well with a pointed brush!

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