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I already reviewed three new Smashbox blushes for you and today I am doing the same with three eyeliners from Smashbox’s latest Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner Collection. The new eyeliner collection consists of six intensely pigmented gel eyeliners that are all waterproof. Let’s have a closer look!
Color and pigmentation
Like I said there are six eyeliners in the new Jet Set Waterproof collection. I personally have three of them: Deep Purple, Deep Bronze and Deep Black. I like all three shades, but I do have a slight preference for Deep Bronze and Deep Black. Deep Bronze is a gorgeous bronze shade and is the kind of color that will suit anyone. Deep Black is an amazing pitch black shade. I don’t think it can get much blacker than this! Both shades are extremely pigmented and are super easy to apply. Unfortunately, Deep Purple doesn’t have the same color intensity as Deep Bronze and Deep Black. While the shade itself is very pretty, I find it more difficult to make Deep Purple go on smooth and even. I can’t get it to look flawless.
Packaging and texture
The Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof eyeliners come in a small glass jar. It’s extremely important that gel and cream products come in an airtight container that perfectly closes. This prevents the formula from drying up. The lid of the jar of these Jet Set Waterproof eyeliners closes really well and I can tell that the jar is tightly sealed. Perfect!
The eyeliners themselves have a very pleasant creamy gel texture. Eh? Gel + creamy = does not compute? It actually does. It’s really a gel-like texture, but in comparison to many other gel eyeliners Smashbox’s Jet Set Waterproof eyeliners are super easy to apply. The formula is really smooth and it just glides on. This makes the eyeliners very easy to work with and also gentle on your eyelids!
Smashbox says that the new Jet Set Waterproof eyeliners are waterproof, and they really are. When I tried to remove the swatches on my hand with just water and soap, I quickly realized that wouldn’t work. I really needed waterproof make-up remover and quite a lot of force to get rid of the eyeliner. So yes, Smashbox didn’t lie, these eyeliners are definitely waterproof! Your eyelids may not be very happy with your cleansing routine when you wear these eyeliners, but hey, that’s what you get with real good waterproof make-up.
End result: 13/15
If Deep Purple would have been just as good as Deep Bronze and Deep Black in terms of pigmentation and evenness, then the end score would have been 14 instead of 13. Unfortunately it doesn’t perform as well as the other two shades, and that’s why I took off one point. But overall I am very happy with the eyeliners: I love the texture and the formula, and the wear is fantastic. The new Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner Collection definitely deserves a nice 13 out of 15!
In Switzerland the Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof eyeliners are sold exclusively at Marionnaud. They come in 6 shades and are all 26 CHF.
Do you ever use gel eyeliner? Which of these three shades do you like best?