I was recently sent a sample of Estee Lauder double wear gel eyeliner in the shade Stay Violet. Stay Violet is a very deep violet shade which is slightly metallic but not so much that you can't wear it everyday or to work. I personally find it a great alternative to black which can look harsh on some skin tones.
The great thing about these gel liners is once they set they stay put no primer needed, I have very oily lids and I can vouch that it did indeed stay put for 12 hours and had no signs of fading (for testing reasons I put this on at 6am and removed it at 12am).
These gel liners are so so easy to use even an idiot like me can apply them and I will openly say I am the worst at applying eyeliner in the world but I found this one rather easy to line my hooded eyes (damn you gene pool). The formula is so soft and silky and a dream to apply, if like me you aren't great at the ol' application I strongly suggest using a small firm angled liner brush and steady your arm by leaning on a flat surface.
Like most people I want get the most out of my products, if a product can work hard then damn it I will make it! Estee Lauder double wear gel liners can be used on the waterline and as an eyeshadow or eyeshadow base. Now that's what I call hard working.
I will be buying the black and brown versions of this purely as the do what they claim (unlike a good few products) and I promise they are uber easy to use!
Double wear gel liners cost £15.50 and are available from www.esteelauder.co.uk and most department stores.
F.Y.I the above product was sent to me for review purposes, I received no compensation for my review and all opinions are completely my own and 100% honest.
I also apologise for the range of tones you have been seeing the swatches as of late, the tan skin is mine and the paler skin is my sisters, sometimes its easier to snap the photos on someones arm than my own. Hope this clears things up a little :)