Melt Cosmetics Slate & Steel Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

Slate

Melt Cosmetics Slate Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a deep blue with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was very smooth and fluid, moderately dense but pigmented as it applied to bare skin with an angled brush or with a flat brush. This particular shade took noticeably longer to dry down and turn matte, so it was best applied in a thinner, more sparing layer and then built up if necessary.

I felt like it was pigmented enough where this still yielded pretty opaque results, but it was harder to use as a cream eyeshadow and easier as strictly an eyeliner–other shades in the range have been more versatile. Once it dried down, it stayed in place for over 10 hours without fading/thinning.

Ingredients

ISODODECANE, MICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, SILICA, BEHENYL DIMETHICONE, CETYL STEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL CERA / RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL WAX, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX. MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES CI 77492, ULTRAMARINES CI 77007, BLUE 1 LAKE CI 42090.

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Slate

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A
A
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Steel

Melt Cosmetics Steel Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a medium-dark blue with subtle, cool undertones and flecks of lighter blue and minty green sparkle throughout. It had mostly opaque coverage in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly without dragging, though I felt like the edge tended to look a little ragged if I wasn’t careful.

It was almost like the sparkles made it less smooth in application compared to the matte version of the formula. The eyeliner lasted well for 10 hours without fading and just had a smidgen of fallout/migration from a few sparkles.

Ingredients

ISODODECANE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, BEHENYL DIMETHICONE, TALC, CETYL STEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL CERA / RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL WAX, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, TIN OXIDE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77499, BLUE 1 LAKE CI 42090, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE CI 77510.

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Steel

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Slate Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Slate Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Slate Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Slate Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Slate Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Slate Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Slate Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Steel Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Steel Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Steel Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Steel Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Steel Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Steel Gel Liner

Melt Cosmetics Steel Gel Liner

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I like Slate. I literally just received their deep brown gel liner as a replacement for my HG, the sadly discontinued Clinique gel pot liner. Even after seeing pictures, the whippy texture of the gel was unexpected! I hope this heals the Clinique gel pot-sized hole in my heart.

Lauren I’m with you saddened with D/C of Clinique that was my go to for years. Every time I would stray Clinique called me back home. I can say I do enjoy the Melt Cosmetics formula though it’s standing up to my Inglot and Stila loves!!

I’m not one to buy these kind of liners but wow these are so stunning and I’m only doing my eyes when I go out I think I will give them a shot.

Slate is right up my alley for a winged eye that isn’t my typical jet black. I may have to get this rich matte blue liner!

Steel looks simply gorgeous, but I’m a bit concerned by the jagged line part of the review. I wouldn’t want a messy looking wing.

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