Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cosmetics Review: Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner

The Product: Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner

The Review: Last week was the week I ran out of just about everything I normally use on my face. First the foundation, then eyeliner, then mascara. Wtf? All before a concert. Ugh. Anyway, I bought this eyeliner because I completely forgot to buy some on my Sephora run and figured that if I was going to buy something I didn't trust, it had better be cheap. All I needed it to do was survive a performance.

Much to my surprise, I actually like this eyeliner. It doesn't go on as effortlessly as some of the pricier brands, but it's well-pigmented and smudges reeeeally nicely. Some waterproof eyeliners wind up being kind of waxy, but this stuff isn't. It's perfect for smudgy, sexy looks and lasts all day long. I didn't notice any fall-out, and it even stayed in place when I forgot to take my makeup off before bed (it's a bad, bad habit, I know...). Also, it's super easy to use for lining your waterline. Thus far, I am really impressed by it. Who would have thought such a cheap eyeliner would be so reliable?

While I really like the liner itself, the packaging leaves much to be desired. It's supposed to be a normal retractable eyeliner pencil, but the design is defective. Unless you get lucky, the actual liner won't stay in the pencil or will jump out at you when you try to retract it. The first one I bought wouldn't retract or vice-versa without the liner jumping out of the pencil, so I immediately returned it and got another. The second one I got seemed fine at first, but after a week of using it, it's started doing the same thing, just not as badly. I thought maybe my Target got a bad batch, but I've read other reviews by people who had the same experience. So, if you decide to purchase it, make sure you test it in-store after buying to make sure you have one that actually works.

Just a heads up, posting will continue to be slow for a while, because I am one sick mofo. I was fighting what I thought was a cold last week, and this week, it's a full-blown sinus infection. I feel like I spent the weekend head-butting a mountain goat. Everyone's like, "Get a neti pot!" but those things scare me...

No matter how hard she tries, neti potting will never be sexy.

Rated Beauty Grade: C, B+ if you get a pencil that actually works.

Price: $6

Where to Buy: Drugstores


  1. So, is there a better drugstore eyeliner to buy, or should I just get this one? Because I'm trying out this whole eyeliner thing on a probationary basis, meaning that I'm liable to throw the sumbitch at the wall while screaming "YOUR MOTHER WAS A WHORE," so, you know, I don't want to spend too much money just yet.

    Also, I just ordered a buttload of Zoya nail polish, and had the thought that if you ever need a nail polish correspondent I am here to be your blog bitch.


    1. I think if you're not ready to commit to the whole eyeliner thing, then this is a good liner to buy. This liner is honestly making me rethink my whole eyeliner-elitist mentality, because it works as well as some of the really pricey ones. The only problem is the effing packaging and the fact that it doesn't come with a free sharpener thingy, like other automatics I've tried.

      And I would love you to be my blog bitch! We must needs coordinate. :)