Youngblood Incredible Wear Gel Liner - reader reviewed and recommended
Youngblood Incredible Wear Gel Liner ($21) is a creamy, richly pigmented, long-wearing gel eyeliner. I tested the black color and it is intense, deep, rich and lasts all day. It's surprisingly thin, lightweight, and creamy – but still has the pigmentation you'd expect from a gel eyeliner. It's a great black but next time would choose a dark brown. I have dark brown hair but since my lids are a little droopier than when I was younger, a softer color looks better on me.
This liner glides on evenly and can be used to create a fine, subtle line or a heavier line for added drama. I've worn lots of different types of liner and found Youngblood's to be very easy to work with - but if you haven't used cream liners, it takes practice to apply a "no-wiggle" line. After allowing it to dry, it is smudge-proof.
This liner is very water-resistant so one must use a good oil-based eye makeup cleanser. This isn't a problem because with the right product you can moisturize at the same time. Absolutely no negative results, except that I need a softer color that will make my eyes seem more open and fresh. Because I am very careful about cleaning my make-up brushes after each use, I had no build up on my liner brush and that helps prevent any flaking on the eye lids.
All in all, this has been a non-irritating, lovely product that does indeed provide the incredible wear that is in its name!
I am including a list of the ingredients here but cannot really comment on them, except to say that they seem to be common in other eye liner brands, as well.
Ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Methicone, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, 77491, CI 77499), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).