Review & Swatches: Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Eyeliner in “Purple”

Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Eyeliner in Purple

Availability: Laura Geller Online (available again mid-late April)
Price: $16.50

Company’s Description

Inkwell Waterproof Gel Eyeliner is one of the best, the silkiest and the most long-wearing gel-based liner you’ll ever get your hands on. A special gel silicon resin gives the no-budge, transfer-resistant formula its luxurious feel and crease-free finish. Unlike other gel liners that tend to dry out, Inkwell stays soft, moist and emollient, thanks to a well of skin-loving ingredients: VitaminE, Wheat Germ Oil and Jojoba Oil. You’ll love how easy it is to apply. And, once it sets, you’ll forget it’s even there.

Laura Geller’s newest gel eyeliner is said to be waterproof and comes in Black and Purple. The color Purple–a medium, eggplant purple with shimmers–is reviewed, below.


Packaging: 10/10

This liner’s packaging provides you with not only the eye product but a perfectly functional brush too. The brush is housed in the handle of the jar. The top twists off to reveal the liner inside the pot.

Quality: 9.75/10

This gel liner has a soft, creamy formula that applies very smoothly. The color is nearly opaque and deep enough to be wearable in a conservative environment while being different enough from your average black or brown to draw a bit of attention. The same can be said about the beautiful blue, purple, and pink shimmers in the liner–they are numerous enough to show up on the lid but fine enough to maintain a refined finish.

The liner is long-lasting and won’t smudge or flake, holding the product up to Laura Geller’s waterproof claims.

The brush is also high quality. It is small and very narrow, which gives you good control and a fine line. It could be a tad stiffer, but it’s easily a brush I would use with this product regularly.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

The smooth formula applies to the lid effortlessly without any dragging or skipping. You may need to put on a second layer or re-dip the brush in the middle of lining to ensure a completely opaque finish.

Price: 8.5/10

For $16.50 you get 2.5 grams (0.08 ounces) of product. MAC Fluidlines are $15.00 and contain 3 grams of product, so Laura Geller’s gel liner is on the pricier side.

Final Grade

Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Eyeliner Packaging

Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Eyeliner Packaging

Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Eyeliner in Purple

Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Eyeliner Brush

Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Eyeliner in Purple

Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Eyeliner in Purple

Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Eyeliner in Purple Swatch


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