Review: TonyMoly Backstage Gel Eyeliner in #1 Black

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Today I have short little review for you guys featuring a makeup product I've always wanted to try...which is the TonyMoly Backstage Gel Eyeliner! You can purchase the eyeliner at Cosmetic.Jolse, which is an awesome Korean online beauty shop with free shipping and freebies~ But without further ado, let's just get onto the review!

{So hard to take a pic of a tall product with ugly backgrounds Dx}

TonyMoly Backstage Gel Eyeliners are pretty popular! When I first saw them I wanted to try it, but I wasn't really into gel eyeliners at that time. Plus, I already had my L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer Gel Eyeliner, so I felt like I didn't need another one. So when I got the opportunity to try it out, I took it!

Currently on Cosmetic.Jolse, there are 5 different colors, but I know you can try to find other discontinued colors elsewhere on the internet. But they also offer an extra 4 limited edition Winter colors {Choco Brown, Burgandy, Latte Brown, Plum Brown} so you should check that out!!


4 / 5

The packaging to this gel eyeliner is pretty peculiar~

The lid is a quite long because it holds the eyeliner's brush. I feel like that is a plus and minus at the same time. Plus because I won't have to use a separate brush to apply this liner, and minus because it's quite inconvenient to carry around with me for touch ups and such.

The brush it comes with can be used flat or pointy. I really like the brush! The bristles are sturdy enough to make a clean cut application. It applies evenly and my favorite is using the pointy side to line close to my lower lashline. I use the flat edge for my upper lid because my monolids need a thicker application~

Twisting off the lid, the gel is held in a circular container. The gel doesn't fill the entire container, but it contains a pretty decent amount of product.


 5 / 5

#1 Black is a true dark and pigmented black.

Not much to say. I feel like I should've gotten a brown gel eyeliner because I already own a black gel, but another one wouldn't hurt~ ^_^


 5 / 5

Love it love it love it!! Especially with the brush it provides, the formula is really smooth and doesn't pull on the lids. The black is pigmented like I said, and it's really just a good everyday black gel eyeliner! 

It dries pretty quickly, so if you want to smudge this baby, you have to work fast. But it. lasts. a. long. time. No joke. I can apply it at 8am in the morning and it'll still be on my lids at 12am the next morning. It's of course not as pigmented as when I first put it on, but it would still look like I had eyeliner on :) Really...once it's dry, it pretty much won't smudge and the gel eyeliner is waterproof~

{First Application - Pointy side left, flat side right}

{Smudged after it dried}

 {Water test, ran warm water under it}

{Smudged after water test}

Pretty good results right? The black still looks pigmented after the smudging and the water! It smudged a little...but trust won't smudge when you let it dry on your lids. (Like those eyeliners out there that transfer over to your lower lash line at the end of the day #pandaeyes) xD


5 / 5

I've never really liked using gel eyeliners because they always take longer to put on than regular pencils or liquid liners, but trying out the TonyMoly Backstage Gel Eyeliner really made me start using it more! x3 Nowadays I just swipe this baby on my top lids, add a little on the bottom 1/3 of my lower lashline and apply mascara. My eyes look like I did a lot of work when in reality it took me at most 3 minutes~ The formula is perfs, the brush is perfs, the package itself is {almost} perfs, and I just love it. <3

Can't really see the liner...lawls~
But this is also a preview of my next post!

 Remember to check out Cosmetic.Jolse!
{Buy the TonyMoly Backstage Gel Eyeliner here for $6.73 (it's on saleee)}

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  1. I've heard so much about this gel liner, it looks like it's really good! I'd probably buy it if I had eye makeup skills, but unfortunately they're almost nonexistent. ^^; The staying power is pretty amazing :) I like how pigmented it is. Thanks for the review Aimee~

    1. Thanks Gloria~ It really is good! And xD You don't have to be thaaat skilled to use this gel eyeliner~ The good thing about this is the brush because as long as you stay near your lashline, and move the brush along your lashline, your makeup should be fine! ;)

  2. I've never used gel liner, I've always stuck to liquid hehe^^ But I always wanted to test it out, and this one looks good! Thanks so much for the review, it was very helpful:D

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I'm following you too now~ Your blog is so pretty, out of interest did you make the template yourself? x

    1. You should give a try to gel liners~ You could really like them! I was like you too, always stuck to liquid or pencil. But I realized I really like gel liners the most. And if you'd like a more natural look, try using brown liner! <3

  3. I have been having my eye on this so thank you very much for the review Aimee! Personally, I prefer gel and liquid over pencil Not sure why but I'm more comfortable with the two. xD

    1. Try it outtt~~ You seriously won't regret it~ I've always liked TonyMoly stuff so I'm glad I have another favorite on my list~ I really like gel too! To me, gel smears less and actually stays on my upper lids without transfering over to my bottom lids~

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  6. I already heard about this gel eyeliner, but not yet buy it, I still stuck to my liquid eyeliner..the result after smudgeproof & waterproof test is very awesome! my liquid eyeliner will instantly chop off when i smudge it (>_<) this eyeliner will be on my top shopping list,,hahaha
    Btw, yes i cant really see the eyeliner on your picture, but i think thats great, your eyes looks natural & so pretty! *fall in love with your wink* ixixixixixi

    1. Thank you~~ And I know what you mean! Some of my liquid liners can get pretty smudgy toward the end of the day and I HATE if it goes on my lower lashline. I dont want to be a panda especially because I already have small eyes. >.< I don't want to look like I have a black eye!

      You should really try it out! It worked for me, and I'm sure it'll work for you as well~ And brown gel liner is much more natural as well! And thank youuu~

  7. I heard so much good stuff about this eyeliner :O After your review I want to buy it even more but I think I wll get the brown one then haha XD You look so so gorgeous and cute in these photos especially the first one *-* GURL you got to post more selcas in the future <3 Thanks for your review, Aimee <3


    1. Hehe~ Thanks Mindy! My false eyelash review, I put in more selcas just for you <3 ;) You should really try this gel eyeliner out!! I'm won't regret it!

  8. The pigmentation on these are amazing! I think I might have to try the brown one since my hair is brown now. LOOL Black liner just looks way too harsh on me now.
    You look super cute in those picture~ ///v/// <3

    Thank you for the review!

    1. Thank you!!! <3 And yes! The brown one is probably much more natural~ I'm thinking of getting a brown gel liner, but I'm hoarding too much makeup already OTL

  9. I'm very picky when it comes to eyeliner and so I only use this one liquid eye liner that costs $25! (≧∇≦) I'm thinking of trying this one out. But is it really waterproof? Do you think it will come off if it is rubbed a lot?

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! and woah...$25 for a liner is waaaay too much! And personally, I think all eyeliners, regardless whether they're smudgeproof or waterproof, will come off if you keep rubbing and rubbing. But I really do think this gel eyeliner is waterproof and smudge proof.. as. long. as. it's. dry.

      If it's not completely dry, it will smear when you rub it. Normally gel liners dont smear as much as pencil and liquid liners, so gel liners are a good investment!

      Hope I helped!

  10. I've tried the pink one and it was so easy to use plus they include the eyeliner brush too.
    It is so easy to apply :)

    1. I want to try all the other colors >.< But I need to save my money! OTL I love the eyeliner brush too~ So convenient! Thank you Mizu chan~

  11. Am I the only loser who doesn't like this eyeliner? XD I've just posted a review on it and maybe it would be helpful if you want to try other colors :)
    Thank you for review, I think I should try the black one ^^

    1. >.< It might have been your shade maybe? or have you've been letting it completely dry? I know if i don't let it dry and I do something else, my eyelids just get all panda up. >.< I'd love to try the brown in the future~ :)

      Thank you Sasha~


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