Melt Cosmetics x Beetlejuice Gel Liners & Pigment Paint Review & Swatches

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Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner

125 Years

Melt Cosmetics 125 Years Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a medium-dark cement gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. This particular shade seemed to take longer to dry down to more of a mostly matte finish than other shades I’ve tried in the same formula, though I didn’t have issues with it settling into fine lines as it did so.

The consistency was creamy, smooth, and emollient, which definitely made it feel more like a gel-cream formula, as it was very fluid but not prone to sheering out or applying unevenly. It wore nicely for 10 hours before fading a bit.

  • MAC Midnight Snack (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Palm Tree (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Smashbox Moody (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Zoeva Mute (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Timber (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).

Ingredients

ISODODECANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, BEHENYL DIMETHICONE, STEARYL STEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL CERA / RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL WAX, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, MICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, TIN OXIDE. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, IRON OXIDES CI 77492, IRON OXIDES CI 77499.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

125 Years

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner
Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner

The Afterlife

Melt Cosmetics The Afterlife Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a bright, chartreuse green with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer and built up well–when I applied it with a flat, eyeshadow brush, it seemed quite pigmented. The texture was smooth, fluid, and like a gel-cream, so it had the fluidity of a gel but the density and opacity of a cream. It was easy to use as an eyeliner or as an eyeshadow/base if desired. It stayed on well for 10 hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

ISODODECANE, MICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, BEHENYL DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, STEARYL STEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL CERA / RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL WAX, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, TIN OXIDE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, BLUE 1 LAKE CI 42090.

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The Afterlife

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint
Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint

Utterly Alone

Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone Pigment Paint ($19.00 for 0.084 oz.) is a vivid, inky violet purple with subtle, cool undertones and cooler pearl that gave it more of a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was semi-opaque and buildable; I noticed that as an eyeliner, it was more likely to need a second layer than when I used a flat, synthetic brush for more all-over application.

The consistency was smooth, creamy, and fluid (the gel aspect coming through), which made it easy to work with in a variety of ways and kept it from sheering out too readily. It lasted well for nine hours before fading/creasing slightly.

Ingredients

ISODODECANE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, BEHENYL DIMETHICONE, STEARYL STEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, TALC, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL CERA / RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL WAX, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, MICA. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, RED 28 LAKE CI 45410, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE CI 77510.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Utterly Alone

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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These look great! Does anyone with hooded eyes have experience with the formula? I’m thinking about getting a few colors in this formula for myself.

I’ve never tried the Melt gel liners before, but I’m dying over Utterly Alone! Wow, I’m seriously considering getting it… Someone talk me out of it!

Doesn’t instantly dry down but not too long – I don’t feel like I have to hurry but also don’t feel like I have to re-blend to avoid it getting into fine lines!

I’m with everyone Utterly alone is a must have for me. I like the gray but already have the MAC dupe Palm Trees (kinda darker) and I don’t wear that one too often but it is a unique fun color.

Did Utterly Alone stain? It’s reminiscent of Jafar Satellite “Zombie Kiss”, a liquid lipstick that has similar colouring. As his products are eye safe, I used it for liner, but noticed the pink in the pigment left a line on my eye. This looks like it would, but you usually note whether they do or not, and I wanted to double check. This whole collection was a bust for me save these liners and the liquid lipsticks, but I’m waiting for your review on those before I fall completely in love. Thank you!!

It’s funny, I really like 125 Years because my favorite handbag in the entire world is in that exact shade of gray and it makes me want it.

But I’m not going to buy it for that reason alone, haha!

Utterly Alone for the win. Thank god I’m duped for the gray. How I loved Beautiful Monster. That whole Sephora pencil collection was terrific, but had much too short a shelf life. Bummed me out, since the colors were TDF, but if you thought to replace them, the newer ones didn’t last any longer than your original. Meaning, #1 and #2 died at the same time, despite one being newer. Arrrrgh.

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