Catrice Gel Eyeliner in Black Jack with Jack Black – Review & swatches

Catrice Gel Eyeliner in Black Jack with Jack Black – Review & swatches

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 Sara Hassan , 56 Comments

This will sound more like a comparison. Does it win my heart? Read more to find that out.

Catrice Gel Eyeliner in Black Jack with Jack Black
Thanks to its ultra-smooth gel-texture, you don’t have to be a professional top model to create gorgeous and long-lasting eyeliner looks. The CATRICE Gel Eye Liner can be applied as accurately as a liquid eyeliner – for an especially silky finish and fascinating, intense eyes!

Catrice Gel Eyeliner in 010 Black Jack with Jack Black
Catrice Gel Eyeliner in 010 Black Jack with Jack Black
Catrice Gel Eyeliner in 010 Black Jack with Jack Black
Catrice Gel Eyeliner in 010 Black Jack with Jack Black (swatch)
My thoughts
And I thought nothing could beat my Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama gel eyeliner.  I had been repurchasing Maybelline gel eyeliner for like two three times and it never let me down. The only problem – it dries out pretty fast. Not to forget, it’s pricey too.

Both gel liners are great in my opinion but few things make Catrice a winner for me. To begin with, the texture is better – it’s applies smoothly and much easier than Maybelline’s. Maybelline gel eyeliner is slightly thicker in consistency and sometimes, to create a precise line, I have to drag it along my lids. On the other hand, this one glides like butter. Secondly, it comes in more quantity with almost half the price. Both appear intense on first swipe, stay put for hours, dry quick on my lids and don’t smudge or fade. However, I do think Catrice gel liner appears blacker than Maybelline’s. 

Since it’s very pigmented and waterproof, be sure to take it off with a makeup remover or a cleansing milk. Moreover, it doesn’t come with an applicator like Maybelline’s so you must buy a separate brush – I prefer an angled liner brush (makes prefect cat eyes). Truthfully speaking, the brush that comes with Maybelline is useless so you need a good brush either way.

Catrice gel eyeliner outscores Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama gel eyeliner for me. Does it dry out fast in the jar? I am not sure but I will update you guys after some time.

Update: Thankfully, it doesn't dry out quick unlike Maybelline Gel Eyeliner however, it does get a bit thick after around seven to eight months of use.

You might like it if…
  • You’re looking for an intense eye liner.
  • You expect easy application.
  • You expect it to last all day.
  • You are looking for a cheaper alternative to high-end eyeliners
You might not like it if…
  • It doesn’t apply well on cream eyeshadows.
My rating
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5/5

Catrice Gel Eyeliner in Black Jack with Jack Black can be purchased from Scentsation Dolmen City and Naheed supermarket in Karachi. You can also purchase it online from BeautyArena for PKR 760.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it?


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56 comments :

  1. catrice and essence are sister brands. They both are from the same company, and the same quality. The only difference is price and target market.
    Essence gel liner is equally amazing!and it costs less than catrice. it for rs 460.

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  2. Sounds lovely <3 I bet it's better than Essence one!
    I love the maybelline too but it dries out within a year.
    Seems like a perfect match for me.

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  3. This is my favourite liner, I looove it.

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  4. I don't own a single gel liner and I've been looking around for one. I've been recommended the Wet n' Wild and the Maybelline, none of them are sold where I live, but I do have a friend in Canada and she can get Catrice so I think I'm going to do a little list so she can get me this eyeliner among other things LOL ^^ Thanks a lot for the review! xx

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  5. Thank you for the review and it sounds like same as Essence of Beauty Gel Eye Liner in Midnight in Paris ... I have been using it and love it even more then my maybelline eye liner and I have the same drying issue with that.. Awesome review a always :-) Thanks for sharing <3 <3

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  6. sounds pretty good! I love gel eyeliner and my favourite one is from NARS but this sounds alot better :) xx

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  7. Thanks a lot.I ve been using cake eyelinar and they are such a fuss especially when i am in a hurry and i need water , mix it and then apply.so I ve decided to get a gel eyelinar.

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  8. Wow I love Maybelline but I am going to try to find this one asap now!! Fabulous review!!

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  9. great review.i wanted maybellin gel eyeliner since ages but the price tag stopped me.but now i will have a gel eye liner of my own very soon.thanks to you ^_^

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  10. Wow that looks pretty BLACK!! I was confused between this one, the Maybelline one and also the essence one!! Lets see which one I end up with! Thanks for the awesome review Sara! :)

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  11. this looks just like the essence one, i love the color intensity:) x

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  12. I was thinking to get myself a Gel Eyeliner and this Catrice one seems so perfect for me, however as people are saying that essence is same just a bit economical than this, I'd request you Sara to review it too for us ;)
    Lots of Love! <3
    You're a Genius Girl =))

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  13. The maybelline eye liner I got before my brother's engagement still works beautifully. It's been 1 year and 8 months. It did dry but only the top most layer if I scratch a little fresh creamy gel is just under the top most layer. The brush I got with the liner is very good I never had problem with it. Don't know if the company is sending the same in Pakistan. I am planning to purchase Bobbi brown's gel eyeliner. Only problem with maybelline's gel eye liner is you can't put it on the rim of your eye. That's why I want to have bobbi brown's gel eyeliner as you can put it inside your eye and it will not budge.

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    1. I don't know why mine dry so fast. I scratch the top layer but the trick works for just 4 to 5 months, beyond that it becomes useless. I think the one you're talking about has a different packaging. Someone told me about that. :)

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  14. I am definitely going to buy this one :) Thank you so much Sara 4 reviewing this product

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  15. u saved me a great deal of amount...as i wnated to buy maybelline in its purple black shade and liked it brush, but if u say its useless i wont waste that great amount illchek if Catrice offers more shades in it or may be essence as it is alos liked by many...<3 to u!!!

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  16. Great review. I LOVE Catrice products. For me, Maybelline Gel liner failed. I used only 5% of the liner and it has dried.

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  17. i dries out really fast , i said so many good things about this in my review and later i was planning on re do it all over again

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    1. I will be updating that after a few months :)

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  18. Wow i think you rated something 5/5 after a very long time!

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  19. It looks smoother than the Maybelline (which i'm using right now) and I love that this dries out less quickly. I agree with you that it looks blacker! Darn. I don't think we have this over here in the States but it's still a great find! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. have you tried Stila gel liner too?

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  21. I wanted to try this so much when I was in Pakistan! Anyways, thanks for sharing..its always good to know abt a gel liner that works :)

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  22. HEY! thanks for reviewing this one! I plan on getting it ! =)

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  23. I have mine for a year now, it's still perfect, and I use it every day! :D I LOVE Catrice! =)

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  24. I also love Maybelline's Gel Liner and I purchased it twice so now I have two useless brushes. :p Mine dried a few weeks back and I went to buy it from here but it is over 1200 PKR here in Malaysia which was unbelievable.
    I would love to try this one now. It sounds really promising. Can you tell me if it works on waterline as well? Oh and, I loved its name. =)

    Really nice shots.. xx

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    1. Hey Sahrish, thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, it does work on the water line. :)

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    2. Wow, that is great. Now I just need to find it here. I think I have seen it somewhere. The hunting starts now. =P

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  25. Nice... im going to buy this inshaAllah.... Thanks for the great review Sara <3

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  26. Sara!! This gel liner looks superb!!! I gotta find Catrice in the states, you totally converted me!!!

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  27. hey Sara!

    I just got mine today, and you were right that application is very smooth and results are awesome. However, it's a TOUGH job to remove this eyeliner. I used cleansing milk to remove it, but i still had to rub it hard to remove it. Other than that, great product! I also bought Catrice eye brush that the SA at Naaheed's suggested me, which was good as well. The price was 460 for the brush.

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  28. thanks sara <3 for the review. plz let me know, is there still discount offer on this product? thanks :)

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  29. Hello Nazia Naz. When i bought it a day before this Eid, there were no discounts available on it. I am not sure whether there are any discounts at the moment. You can go and check Naheed's.

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  30. is this product also available in stores?

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    1. You can find Catrice at Naheed superstore and Scentsation Dolmen City Karachi.

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  31. Hey it comes with a brush or we need to buy a brush separately?

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    1. Hey Mashal, it doesn't come with a brush.

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  32. hi sara how r u?what about this eye liner?does it dry quickly?

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    1. Hi there, yes it does dry quickly on the lids which makes it transfer proof :)

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  33. hello sara

    U look stunning :)

    Coupon code "CATRICE" is not valid. comes on checkout plzz help

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    1. Oh, I am sorry sweetie. This coupon code isn't valid anymore :)

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    2. ohh np thanks for the reply :)

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  34. hey sara i was so looking for a get eyeliner which is easily available in lahore, choices i have are mabelline, L'Oreal and now catrice is in my list too, lots of ppl have have been complaining abt drying out of mabelline so i want to select one out of both? Loreal or catrice? and yes is it safe to apply on waterline?

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    1. Hey Mary, haven't tried the L'Oreal one as yet so can't say if it's better. My pick would be Catrice :)

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  35. is it working perfect or dried out?
    please update your post!

    thanks

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  36. please update your post.does it dry out like maybelline after 6 months?

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    1. Hey Nayab, no it doesn't dry out that quick. It's better than the Maybelline one in my opinion. :)

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  37. Is it okay to use on the waterline? I have the Essence one and it makes my eyes watery if I try to use it on the waterline.

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    1. I have used this on my water line and it doesn't cause any irritation in my case :)

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  38. I have extremely oily eye lids and this eye liner wears off in 2-3 hours on my lids :(

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  39. Bad news.. Catrice is discontinuing this eye liner :( It only had to happen when I was about to get it :/

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  40. Any idea where to get this still???

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