My Favorite Eye Pencil - Maybelline Master Drama Khol Liner

Monday, 10 March 2014

My Favorite Eye Pencil - Maybelline Master Drama Khol Liner

Top eye pencil: Maybelline Master Drama Khol liner
My favorite eye pencil: Maybelline Master Drama Khol liner
A couple weeks ago I bought Maybelline Master Drama Khol liner. I thought it was very good, more precisely, it was love from first sight.

Then on a skiing holiday just over a week ago I went down to the hotel restaurant for some food and my friend asked me what eyeliner I was wearing, because she was very impressed that it didn't smudge at all and, obviously, looked very good too. I couldn't believe that someone noticed a good eyeliner, then I realised that it actually is very very good and the best eye pencil out of all that I have had so far.

The three pencils compared

Dior, Estee Lauder and Maybelline eye liners
Dior Crayon Khol Pencil 099 Noir Black,
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place eye pencil and
Maybelline Master Drama Khol liner

I will compare Maybelline Master Drama Khol liner with another two eye liners: the first one is Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place eye pencil and the second one is Dior Crayon Khol Pencil 099 Noir Black. They are not the only pencils I have had in my life, but they were the only ones that were currently in my drawer.



Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place eye pencil 01 Onyx colour


Maybelline vs Estee Lauder and Dior eye liners
The three pencils before gentle rubbing in the direction of
the line and after.  The first line from the left is drawn with
Maybelline eye liner, the middle one is Estee Lauder
and the third one is Dior 
  • Glides well on the eyelid.
  • Sharpens well.
  • Soft
  • Does not smudge a lot, but I do get a stamp on my upper eye lid
  • It does need sharpening a lot as it is rather soft.
  • Price £16 online on Estee Lauder website.
  • All in all, I like it and I have been using it for a while now.

Maybelline Master Drama Khol liner


  • I said that Estee Lauder glides well on skin, but Maybelline eye pencil takes this concept to the whole new level. I barely touched my skin and it glided like a dream, absolutely no friction.
  • Does not smudge even though it has such strong colour and it looks like it might smudge. Sometimes I see a hint of a line stamp on my upper eyelid after a long wear, but it's very small and it's better than anything I have had so far.
  • Gives dramatic sultry look.
  • It didn't break when sharpening.
  • It does not stay sharp for long, however, due to the fact that it just glides on the skin, I still manage to do a sharp edge, for example, for a cat's eye look.
  • Highly pigmented.
  • Available in any drugstore.
  • Absolutely gorgeous eye pencil. It is by far my favourite.
  • You do need to have another pencil for fine lines though. I use Maybelline Master Drama Khol liner on my upper lid and Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place eye pencil for lower lid.
  • Maybelline Master Drama costs £4.50 at Boots online, so it's also a bargain.

Dior Crayon Khol Pencil 099 Noir Black


What does Dior website say?


The pencil is formulated with a super-smooth texture to dramatise the eye and highlight the colour of the iris. Its easy-glide formula allows for maximum comfort and outstanding staying power, while its integrated sharpener makes it a practical beauty essential.

What do I say?


  • The pencil is as hard as an ordinary drawing pencil, scratches the skin when trying to glide on it. The only way to draw a line is by pressing really hard onto the skin, which is not good.
  • Pigmentation is weak.
  • Easy to sharpen as it is so hard.
  • Smudges easily.
  • Does not match description. It's the worst eye pencil I have ever had. I bought it 5 or 6 years ago and I still have it. I have no idea why as the only place for it is the bin. 
  • from £15 onwards online. Although there is a lot of Dior Khol Pencil, it's useless for me, so it was a waste of money.

YouTube video

There is nothing new in this video, but if you prefer to watch about Maybelline Master Drama Khol liner and its comparison to Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place eye pencil 01 Onyx colour and Dior Crayon Khol pencil 099 Noir Black, then this video is for you.


Final word


Do you have an eye pencil that you really love? Which one is your favorite and which one is the worst that you have ever had?

Update on 9 December 2014


Today I tried to use a new Maybelline Master Drama khol liner and guess what I think about it! You have to watch this video to see how I changed my opinion about this eyeliner.




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