Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil Review, Swatches and EOTD- (Lustrous Sapphire )

Author Sanchita

The Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencils were launched around 2015 in US and I had few shades in mind. It took a long time to launch in India and the moment I saw in stores, I picked up few colors. The gel pencils are getting extremely popular for their quality and Maybelline never fails to impress. I have been wearing the color Lustrous Sapphire for a while now and have to say, it is one of the best colored pencil in my kitty.

Here’s the detailed review on the same.

PRICE – 499/- INR for 1.1 gm


Packaging – The Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil comes in a color coded cardboard wrapping and it has every information written about the product. The gel pencil is enveloped in a sharpenable body with a transparent plastic cap. The color coded body is extremely helpful, especially when I use plethora of kajal and eye pencils. The pencil needs to be sharpened, which leads to slight wastage of product. However, creamy formulated pencil can’t be in a retractable form so I can’t complain much about it. It doesn’t come with a sharpener so you have to use your own. Overall, the packaging is lightweight, sleek and travel friendly.

Shade – The shade stands true to its name – a matte vivid sapphire blue. It looks strikingly good on Indian skin tones of various shades. I wasn’t keen on getting this color when I first swatched it at the store but the SA insisted me so I thought of giving it a try. I was astonished how beautiful it looks and draws all the attention. It brightens up the eye makeup but nothing stark or gaudy at all. The color is one of the best of the lot.

Pigmentation – The pigmentation of the Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil is wonderful as it gives opaque finish with few swipes. It turns up pretty well on my water line and lash line as well. The color payoff is extremely good and you get well saturated color. The pigmentation brings out the best of the color.

Texture – The texture of the gel pencil is smooth and creamy and glides on the eyes like a dream. There is absolutely no tugging of pulling of the eyelids or water line at all. There is a soft and silky touch to it and you can create smoky eyes with it as well. It blends and smudges flawlessly with a pencil brush and gives you a desired look. However, once it settles down, it won’t budge on the eyes at all. The finish is something like satin matte and look vibrant too.

Formula – The formula is water proof and smudge proof, to a large extent. I have worn the liner for around 7-8hrs on water line and at the end of the day I noticed slight smudging but nothing horrible or noticeable at all. It is truly water proof as well. The gel pencils are well formulated with creamy textures and despite applying on waterline, it never made my eyes swell or watery at all. Further, it is ophthalmologist tested, dermatologist tested and allergy tested.

Staying power – The staying power is around 6-7hrs and after that I noticed some fading and slight smudging from the inner corners. I always prefer my eye pencils long wearing and therefore, it works pretty decently on my eyes. For the price tag, I feel Maybelline could have priced slightly low for a drugstore brand.

OVERALL – The Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil Lustrous Sapphire is a matte vivid sapphire blue that comes in a sharpenable body. The product is intensely pigmented, rich creamy texture that glides smoothly and has a decent water proof and smudge proof formula. It is long wearing, around 6-7hrs and easily available across the stores.


 Packaging – Sharpenable body and color coded.
Shade – A matte vivid sapphire blue without any shimmers.
Suitable for – Brown skin tones.
Pigmentation – Rich and intense.
Texture – Smooth and creamy.
Formula – Water proof and smudge proof, to a large extent
Staying power – Around 6-7hrs.


• Color coded packaging, lightweight, sleek and travel friendly.
• Lustrous Sapphire is a matte vivid sapphire blue.
• Looks stunning on Indian skin tones.
• Rich color pay off.
• Smooth and creamy texture.
• Water proof and smudge proof, to a large extent.
• Ophthalmologist tested, dermatologist tested and allergy tested.
• Staying power is around 6-7hrs.
• Available in a number of gorgeous shades.


• Slightly pricey, as a lot of product is wastage due to sharpening.


RECOMMENDATION – The color Lustrous Sapphire is a highly recommended color. The quality of the pencils are extremely good and the choice of colors are beautiful as well.

BnB Rating: 8/10 



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