Continuing my Korean haul with the last item on the list – a gel eyeliner. I already had the same eyeliner in black and I right now it is almost empty. I loved it so much and it aged so gracefully (without drying) that I had to get another one. And it’s not just me that is hyped up about this product, TONY MOLY got a few awards for this gel eyeliner.
I didn’t want to be too boring and order the same black one again (although I probably will after I empty my other gel eyeliners) so I’ve decided to go for a Deep Burgundy shade. After all, it is really hard to find reviews of that shade, while it is fairly easy to find the black one reviewed. BUT if for any reason, you want me to review the black one, I’ll be happy to – just let me know.
To check out the details about this gel eyeliner, I recommend visiting Official TONY MOLY website.
I ordered mine from Jolse because I couldn’t find this shade anywhere else at the time. It took about three weeks for this gel eyeliner to come to me. Now let’s get on with the review.
TONY MOLY in Deep Burgundy
Packaging - 9/10
Formula & Pigmentation - 10/10
Longevity - 10/10
Price - 10/10
- Waterproof and smudgeproof
- Great for both thin and thick wing
- Awkward packaging for travel
Like I said, I picked the 08 Deep Burgundy shade as you can see in the photo below. If you have a few of these, the packaging won’t differ much so I recommend checking the bottom because the shade is clearly marked.
They all come in elongated plastic packaging with the brush hidden in the top part. At first, it seems rather bulky, but when you realize that the brush is in there – you won’t mind it.
Speaking of the brush – it is so thin and precise that I barely captured it in the photo. Once you learn how to maneuver it, you’ll be surprised by how well it performs. Just don’t forget to wash and dry it before returning it to the top of this packaging.
When you twist off the bottom part, you’ll get to the good part. It is covered with a white plastic cap that I recommend returning after every use because it will keep the gel from drying out. It is not a hassle and it will really make a difference.
At first, 4g of gel does not sound like a lot – but it lasted me quite a while. Of course, it depends on you mostly, but you’re probably safe for a year with medium use – I know I was.
Ingredients are listed below:
Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ceresin, Caprylyl Methicone, Talc, Ultramarines (CI 77007), Silica Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene Carbonate, Butylparaben, BHT, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Formula & Pigmentation
I’ll keep this part short because all I can do is praise this eyeliner so I’ll risk sounding like a sponsored post.
The formula is nice and creamy. It takes a minute to dry, but considering that I perfect my wing for a few minutes, barely notice the dry time. It dries to a smudge-proof finish that won’t crack through the day.
You only need a little bit of product to do a clean line. I will try to show it to you in the photo below.
The formula is so lovely that you can combine both thin and thick lines with ease.
It also didn’t irritate my eyes even after a long wear which is a rarity for me. The pigmentation is on point, one thin layer will provide full color and no patches, awesome!
Once this eyeliner dries, it is smudge-proof and waterproof. It is really durable and to prove that – I put up a little video below. I don’t know if you can tell, but I did press firmly the second time.
As amazing as this eyeliner is, I have to tell you that the black version is even better. It literally won’t budge on my eyelids through the whole night of dancing. Amazing! And when you want to remove it, it will very easily remove with a makeup wipe – no tugging needed.
Now I only have to show you how it looks on my eye.
And I didn’t even have to try to do a clean wing with this brush.
Also, I tried a fake wet look with glitter because this eyeliner dries matte so I wanted to show you the other side of this gel eyeliner. I think it slays in a shiny version as well.
Eyeliner this good is expected to have a price tag around $20, especially because it comes with a brush. But what if I told you that you can get it for half the price? It depends on where you buy it, but this Korean gel eyeliner retails (in Korea) for under $10. Resellers usually inflate the price, but it’s up to you where you buy it. I will list the options below.
Official TONY MOLY US site which is a good and secure option, but at $14.50 it is one of the pricier options.
If you couldn’t already tell from the name card, I got mine at Jolse which is also the cheapest option at less than $9.
As far as the reviews I’ve read, I wouldn’t recommend buying Pearl Brown or Pearl Black shade because it seems that the finish makes it fade and flake faster. Other than that, I’ve tried only Black and Deep Burgundy and I recommend them both wholeheartedly.