Essence Gel Eyeliner Pot Review

Essence Gel Eyeliner Review

A few months back I purchased a pot of Essence Gel Eyeliner from my local drugstore. I wanted to try out gel liner, but I didn’t feel like splurging on something high end. Essence makeup is known for being extremely affordable. This gel liner was $4.99 in store when I purchased it.


Essence packaging is always simple, which I like. The Essence Gel Eyeliner comes in a little glass bottle with a black cap. It may not look like much, but this contains a fair amount of product.


I definitely need to use a fine angled brush to apply this eyeliner. I use my em cosmetics angled liner brush whenever I use this product. I found it harder to make a wing with a brush as opposed to a felt tip, but I haven’t practiced very much with a brush!

Essence Gel Eyeliner Swatch


I experience zero tugging against my eyelid when I apply this essence gel eyeliner. It adheres to the skin really well, including over eyeshadow, and doesn’t feather. It dries fast, so the bottle needs to be sealed tightly between uses. I highly recommend using a quick spritz of a brush cleanser to get the excess off of your brush. If the product dries onto your brush it will be hard and crusty which will make for a very bad time for your next application!


Essence Gel Eyeliner lasts me all day, unless I’m doing something silly like rubbing my eyes. It’s also fairly waterproof, so I don’t find it sliding off my face during a workout or shower. It will smudge a little bit in the shower, but I’m typically trying to remove my makeup, not leave it on if I’m showering!

Essence Gel Eyeliner Swatch

Final Thoughts

I feel absolutely no need to go experiment with expensive high end gel liners now. I’d like to maybe compare the drugstore with the high end version one day, but for now I’m content using the Essence Gel Eyeliner! I’m seriously so impressed!

What’s your favourite gel eyeliner!? Thank you so much for reading! I put a lot of time and effort into making my blog as good as it can possibly be while leaving it as a hobby, not a part time job. Please subscribe if you aren’t already to support me! Talk soon xx




  1. The girl in green scarf
    August 30, 2017 / 6:46 am

    Essense products are really very reasonable. I must say that the eyeliner and your eye <3 . Thank you for this review. I will definitely try this gel liner. How can I follow you over insta ? The link is not working.

    • August 30, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Yes they are, and the quality is pretty good with Essence too! Thank you so much!! Oh no, I’m sorry about that, thanks for letting me know there was a problem with the link. I just fixed it but I see that you found me anyway! =)

      • The girl in green scarf
        August 30, 2017 / 11:15 am


    • August 1, 2017 / 10:08 am

      Thanks for reading! Make sure you have a good eyeliner brush to try it out with 😁

  2. The Makeup Reviewer
    July 30, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I didn’t know the eyeliner was that pigmented. It looks like a great base for a smokey eye.

    • August 1, 2017 / 10:07 am

      I haven’t tried it out as a base yet, but you’re right, it probably would be!

  3. July 23, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I’m glad this worked out for you! Essence seems to have so many great products! It’s amazing how cheap they are.

    I have only tried gel liner once and I honestly gave up. I couldn’t do the wing while using a brush either lol.

  4. July 22, 2017 / 9:59 am

    No matter how perfect the products are, I will always mess up my eyeliner and have them different sizes 😂

    • July 23, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      Haha I know the feeling! I’m definitely not a pro at applying eyeliner, and especially not cat eyes!

  5. July 22, 2017 / 7:58 am

    This liner sounds great! I’ve only tried one other gel liner before so I don’t have much experience and or much to compare against, but for $5, this gel liner by Essence sounds like a steal! Definitely going to check this out next time!

    • July 23, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      It works really well! I’m always impressed with essence 😁

  6. beautosaur
    July 21, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Have you tried their Lash Princess mascara? It’s amazing

    • July 21, 2017 / 4:01 pm

      I haven’t yet, I’ll keep an eye out for it! And your blog name is fantastic by the way ☺

  7. Lise
    July 21, 2017 / 10:45 am

    This one looks so good! x

  8. July 21, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I used a gel liner ages ago but didn’t really like it so I haven’t used one since then but I defo think I’ll try this one out now & see how it goes. Lovely post! 🙂 x

    • July 21, 2017 / 10:43 am

      I hope it works out for you! And if not this is an inexpensive gel liner to experiment with. Just make sure you use a good brush! ☺

  9. Kenzie's Beauty Blog
    July 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

    The application looks very good for the cheap price!

    • July 21, 2017 / 10:42 am

      Yes! Essence is surprisingly great for the price!

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