Smashbox Baller, Bubbly, Moody, Nymph Always On Gel Eyeliners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Baller

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Liner ($18.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, blue-teal with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage that was somewhat even. I expected this shade to apply better than it did, and to help the color even out, I used a synthetic smudger brush to smudge and blend out the edges a bit. It was comfortable to apply and never tugged, even on the waterline. It wore well for eleven hours well on my lower lash line and nine hours on my lower waterline; after sixteen hours, there was still visible liner on my lower lash line but seemed like 40% had worn away (give or take!).

The Always On Gel Liner formula is supposed to have “super-saturated color” that wears for “over 24 hours” (because 24 hours aren’t enough!). I have four shades, and while they are long-wearing, they definitely look thinner and a little faded after ten hours of wear (and even thinner after sixteen hours of wear). They have a really creamy, almost slippery, consistency initially but dry down and remain resistant to transferring and smudging during the day. I found them harder to sharpen because the pencil was so creamy that sometimes it clogged up my sharpener.

Baller
Baller
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

Bubbly

Smashbox Bubbly Always On Gel Liner ($18.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke, but I found it very hard to layer as it would lift some of the color I had initially applied, which resulted in uneven coverage overall. The texture was very creamy and comfortable to apply. This was the shortest wearing shade that I tried, as it only lasted for eight hours on my lower lash line well, and it had almost vanished entirely by sixteen hours. It did not apply well to the waterline.

Bubbly
Bubbly
6.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
4
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total

Moody

Smashbox Moody Always On Gel Liner ($18.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, dark taupe with warmer undertones and a cooler overtone. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one layer, which was somewhat buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two to three layers. The pencil was creamy, a little slippery initially, but it dried down and stayed in place for the next nine and a half hours well on my lower lash line (and six hours on my waterline). After sixteen hours of wear, it seemed like there was about two-thirds of the original thickness of the liner left.

Moody
Moody
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total

Nymph

Smashbox Nymph Always On Gel Liner ($18.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a rich, dark purple with warmer, pink undertones and cooler violet and blue pearl. It read “cooler” to me overall. The texture was smooth but not nearly as creamy as the other shades, and it had more of a tendency to look drier along the edges. It was somewhat buildable from medium coverage to mostly opaque coverage with two to three layers. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on my waterline and ten hours on my lower lash line. After sixteen hours of wear, about half of the liner was still remaining on my lower lash line.

Nymph
Nymph
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Bubbly Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Bubbly Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Bubbly Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Bubbly Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Bubbly Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Moody Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Moody Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Moody Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Moody Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Moody Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Nymph Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Nymph Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Nymph Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Nymph Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Nymph Always On Gel Eyeliner