I just got my new gel eyeliner from Coastal Scents in True Black last week. I did some swatches of it and actually wore it out for 2 times and to be honest, I was pretty upset with it.
I just don't get it.... there are so many great reviews about this. Coastal Scents' gel liner is infamous for smudge-free and superb pigmentation.
From the website:
24 rich in color Gel Liners have arrived, these apply with ease using an angle liner brush. We were sure to pass out samples to several of our testers who have used these for 2 months. Application is easy, has the ability to design and be creative, lasts all day without smudging or creasing and are highly pigmented."
So, my take on it;
Yes to pigmentation, No to smudge free *most important point for a gel liner*, Yes to smoothness.
While I still stumbled upon the quality of this particular gel liner, I went to http://www.makeupalley.com/ to look for the product review and yes, I found out that there are some people who were experiencing the same problem as I did. However, majority were saying that these are smudge - free. Why...?
Have we gotten the bad batch? =(
p/s: I still think the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner I used to have few years ago is still the best. =)