Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner Review and Swatches

I know I haven't done a Maybelline review in ages, so I knew I just had to get this done already! Maybelline has been popular on social media with all the adventures people have had with their eyeliners. I've heard of breakups, labor, and the like, and Maybelline eyeliners never budge. 

Maybelline is famous for their HyperSharp series, but for those who are not into brush type eyeliners and prefer foam sword tip eyeliners (I think I made that term up hahaha), this is for you. 


Maybelline sent this over in this cute box. 
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner Press Kit

And once you open the box, this is how it looks like. As seen here, product promises are as follow: 
-Easy to use
-Smudgeproof
-Long Lasting
-Easy To Remove
-Intense Black Ink 
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Press Kit Interior

Like some other Maybelline mascaras, the batch code, manufacturing date, and expiry dates are etched.
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner MFD and ED

The tip is a foam sword, in essence. If you are a fan of benefit's flat edge foam tip eyeliner (They're Real Eyeliner), or have been eyeing that, this is an affordable alternative. While it may not work exactly in the same way, the flat edges are useful to get a precise line near the lashline. 
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner Wand Tip


One thing I do not like about this eyeliner overall is that the liquid is like not 100% clump free. Especially when you've been using it for a while. Like there are baby clumps of hardened eyeliner that you'd inevitably fish out of the tube at some point and unsuspectingly apply onto your lashline... 
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner 


But in terms of the promise of easy to apply and intense black color, yes, those are true. It's fairly easy to get it to "write" on something, unlike some liquid eyeliners which might take a lot of dipping to line just one lashline. To add, the color reaaaally is black, even under intense lighting conditions. I'm very pleased about the color intensity. 
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner Swatch

Once it is dry, it sets into this desirable state of not wearing off nor smudging off easily, but getting off easily once a good amount of makeup remover is used. While super long lasting eyeliners are good, sometimes, it's no longer healthy to keep on rubbing our eyes too much every single day just to get a super resilient eyeliner off. It's also time consuming for most people who are too busy to even sleep...

This is how it looks after 1 swipe using a cotton bud with just a little Garnier Micellar Water.
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner After 1 Smudge
On the flipside, after redrawing two hearts, this is how they behave with makeup removers....
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner Drawings

As seen, when a tissue saturated with Garnier Micellar Water is used, it easily rubs off in one swipe.
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner After Micellar Water

Of course, as expected, it's even easier to remove this using an oil based makeup remover.
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner After Oil Based Makeup Remover

The wand is thankfully at the right length to be comfortable to use, but also short enough that this can fit easily into small makeup pouhches. 
Using Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner

This is how my eye looks like after eyeshadow and before using eyeliner.
Before Using Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner

And this is how it looks like after eyeliner is applied. 
After Using Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner

As seen in this view, this eyeliner does a fairly good job in leaving as little blank areas as possible, with as little swipes. Also, the color is really intensely black. Plus, it took a little effort to put it on! 
Lash Line Zoom In After Using Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner

However, one other difficult thing about this eyeliner is that when it gets onto the lashes, it coats the lashes. Usually, we apply eyeliner by dragging sideways (save for some people to pat on very small patches at a time), so what happens is when you drag this, it coats the lashes and sways them to the side. Once it dries, it's not very easy to get it off the lashes (without ruining it), and as the lashes are already pointed sideways, they sorta behave weirdly when being curled.

If you look closely at this photo, you'd see some of my lashes already skewed to the side..
Both Eyes After Using Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner

Just to show how it looks from afar, here you go! 
Maybelline HyperInk Liquid Dip Pen Eyeliner Review and Swatches

Maybelline HyperInk retails for Php199 at Lazada and at their Maybelline counters. The price point is really good, so even if it's not a perfect eyeliner performance wise, its practicality and value for money are to be appreciated.

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