YBF Beauty Gel-Us Smudge Proof Eyeliners!

YBF Beauty gel-us smudge proof eyeliners

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The other day I was watching the new Netflix show Glow when one of the characters took out a black eyeliner pencil and a lighter. It made me laugh. I remember the heating up of the eyeliner technique all too well.  It was how the cool girls wore their signature eyeliner. Thankfully, those days are long gone and we now have new tools like YBF Beauty’s Gel-Us Smudge Proof Eyeliners, $28.80.

As I mentioned in my previous YBF Beauty post, I’ve quickly become a fan of the brand’s innovative products. From their bronzing powder to their illuminating crème, YBF continues to make an appearance in my makeup routine. Naturally, I was curious to see how these new eyeliners would perform.

Gel-Us Smudge Proof Eyeliners

YBF Beauty gel-us smudge proof eyeliners packaging

Anyone who’s ever worn eyeliner knows, getting them to stay in place isn’t always easy. For me, there’s also the challenge of figuring out how to apply that perfectly straight, even line. Someday my eyeliner turns out better than others.

The creamy, smudge-proof gel formula of these YBF eyeliners helps them glide on smoothly and stay in place. Because they are infused with antioxidants, emollients, and Vitamin E, the liners are also comfortable to wear and won’t make your eyes feel dry.

YBF Beauty gel-us smudge proof eyeliners swatches

The Gel-Us Smudge Proof Eyeliners feature five oil-free, water-resistant liners in:

  • Onyx Pearl – a dark black, with flecks of silver glitter
  • Cheering Chocolate – a rich brown
  • beYOUtiful bronze – a shimmery bronze
  • stunning silver – a shimmery silver
  • wonderful white – a bright white

 Each retractable pencil provides you with .008 g of product and comes in a compact tin package. This makes them ideal for traveling or keeping in your bag. It also helps you keep all the liners in one place instead of rolling around in makeup drawers. I do wish they were full size instead of this smaller format. They would be a little easier to hold. Thankfully, though the liners don’t need to be sharpened, so they are mess free. The formulation has also been ophthalmologist-tested to ensure they are safe for sensitive eyes and contact wearers.


YBF Beauty gel-us smudge proof eyeliners wear

I was extremely impressed with how easily the Gel-Us Smudge Proof Eyeliners applied. There was no tugging or skipping across my lash line. It kind of felt like I was using a liquid liner but in gel form, which is exactly how the liners were designed to perform.

Of the five colors, onyx pearl is my favorite. I’m a huge fan of the subtle flecks of glitter. It really helps to add something to my eye look. I also like beYoutiful bronze and stunning silver. Their reflective qualities are extremely unique. I do notice some glitter fallout occurs with onyx pearl and stunning silver, but it isn’t noticeable unless you are very close to my face.

The only liner I truly have issues with is wonderful white. It doesn’t apply as smoothly and the bright color felt a bit too intense on my skin tone.  Regardless, all five Gel-Us Smudge Proof Eyeliners have great lasting power. Once they are on, they don’t budge, unless you continually rub your eyes. They also don’t irritate my eyes while I’m wearing them or after I remove them. As someone with sensitive eyes, this is a huge plus.

Overall: The YBF Beauty Gel-Us Smudge Proof Eyeliners are ideal for eyeliner newbies and pros. The creamy, smudge-proof formulation is easy to apply and will last all day or all night. With five colors to choose from, you can create your perfect eye look no matter the occasion.

Have you tried these Gel-US liners? What is your favorite eyeliner formulation?

  • Robin Rue

    I have never heard of anyone heating up their eyeliner before. Glad that’s not necessary anymore 🙂

    • It was an 80s trend. The pencils were more like pencils back then.

  • Melissa Chapman

    I do not use eyeliner too often but the onyx pearl is very exciting and a little glittery. I will keep YBF in mind when I get to the makeup section.

    • Onyx is such a fun liner. It’s nice to add a little sparkle.

  • Kansas Bonanno

    These are stunning colors! I’m all for smudge proof, I am constantly wiping my eyes and getting eyeliner all over everywhere.

    • Me too. And then I end up with only one eye with liner.

  • kirst187

    I am in love with the onyx for sure! I need this because I always seem to itch my eye and smudge my eyeliner!

  • I’ve never used a lighter on my eyeliner! Sounds like an intense way to make it work! I’m a huge fan of chocolate or black eyeliner done right. I’ve used white on my bottom lib but only when blended out really well does it work.

    • White is a hard liner to do right. Without a good formulation is does apply like it should.

  • I need to get into the habit of using pencil eyeliner more as I rely too much on liquid x

    • It’s nice to have a mix of both.

  • Kim

    I need smudge proof AND sweat proof! My eyeliners tend to leak in the Summer time from all of the humidity where I live. I already have dark circles too.

    • Summer is such a hard time for wearing eyeliner if it isn’t smudge proof.

  • Carolyn

    I use gel liner now too. I love how it doesn’t smear on my eyelid. I’ll watch for this brand next time I am out.

    • YBF has quickly become a favorite.

  • TColeman

    I love that these are easy to apply. That is my biggest problem with a lot of eyeliners.

    • Me too. I struggle sometimes because the formulation isn’t smooth.

  • Jean Standley

    These sound like great eyeliners, and I like the selection of colours. I’m glad they go on so well, that is often something I struggle with.

  • TheNewClassy

    I like a lot of selection of color in my eyeliners too. This is a great looking brand. I will have to give them a try.

  • I tend to use eyeshadow for liner so it doesn’t smudge. My inability to apply is most likely the problem but these look great on you!

  • redheadmomblog

    I’ve never heard of these smudge proof eyeliners, but they look like good ones. Love the different colors.

  • These liners look really pigmented! I never really wear liner because I hate the smudging.

  • These eyeliners look pretty nice! I haven’t seen this brand before, but I will sure to be on the lookout for them in the future!

  • Anvita – TheBellyRulesTheMind

    I don’t wear foundation everyday but I need to wear an eyeliner. It surely makes your eyes stand out. Finding the perfect water proof eyeliner is such a daunting task. These look good.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Oooo so many pretty colors!!!! I’m a huge fan of eye liner gels. They are my eyeliners of choice. Must give these a try!

  • Such pretty colors! Finding a good eyeliner – one that is easy to apply, doesn’t irritate my eyes, and doesn’t smudge when I don’t want it to is such a challenge. I think I’d like to try these out.

  • Louise Smith

    I love wearing eyeliner, and these ones look SO good! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of YBF Beauty before, but I’ll definitely be looking out for them now 🙂

    Louise x

  • Nora Grahe

    I would love to try these! Wow, very nice!