Esqido Gel Eyeliner Review

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Good afternoon!

Over the last three months I've been testing out this Esqido Gel Eyeliner, sent to me by the company to review. These eyeliners jumped out at me because of one little detail on the packaging - that marvelous silicone seal that is supposed to keep it from drying out. I've lost so many liners over the years to the thief that is dry air, I can't even tell you how many I've tossed. 

The Esqido Gel Eyeliner comes in two shades so far, Black and Brown. They're housed in white matte packaging which is not the greatest when it comes to makeup, as it stains and gets dirty very easily. The end of the pencil features a built in sharpener. 

The eyeliners are of medium opacity, and the black one has a tad bit more of the crayon-y, skipping effect. The brown one is smoother, but a tad less pigmented.  I appreciate the idea of a built in sharpener, but it doesn't so much whittle the 'lead' to a fine point as it does make a huge mess. Because again, white matte is a poor choice for housing eyeliner. 

Here I'm wearing Brown on the waterline.

The details on the rest of the makeup here.

This is Black, applied on the upper and lower baseline. 

Other products, listed here

I wouldn't really consider this a gel formula. I think Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Liner or the one Julep makes are true gels, they're slick and glide over the skin easily. This reminds me of a traditional pencil eyeliner.

I noticed that the Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil took several passes over the waterline to impart any liner onto the eye. In the above picture, I've only done one swipe of eyeliner, you can see that it's not nearly as noticeable as the eye look two pictures back, where I went over the waterline several times. On the waterline, it's also not very long lasting. Applied at 7 am, it's broken down and gone by noon. If you have allergies, it's gone by the time your second morning beverage has cooled to room temperature.

Now that I've had these liners for several months, I can say that the little silicone bumper around the barrel does keep the eyeliner from drying out, I have no doubt. These two pencils are still as fresh as the day I cracked them open. Unfortunately, I just don't think they are all that phenomenal as eyeliners. There's better true gel formulas out here, as well as cream liner formulas that perform a bit better.

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencils are currently priced at $12 each.

Product featured were sent to me for free, for review. For additional information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy. 

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