Cate McNabb Gel Liner Review

Since becoming a make up artist 12 years ago, I have tried half a million eye-liners. Today, I am reviewing the Cate McNabb Gel Liner, which has easily become a top 5 favorite. Finding the perfect eyeliner can be a total pain, but I might have just found one for you that will rock your world like it did mine.

Cate McNabb Gel Liner Review


First Glance: This is a jar of gel eyeliner that will be perrrfect for creating a sassy cat-eye. Also, jars of gel-liner usually last for-e-ver.

 Cate McNabb Gel Eyeliner Review and Swatches

Brand Overview:  This is a highly-pigmented, long-wearing gel eyeliner that goes on smooth and lasts all day. It’s quick-drying, plus it’s water and smudge resistant.


Cruelty free

Quick drying

Smudge resistant

Long wearing

Price Tag: $22.00


the best wing tipped liner

 Here is a little story for you- I have been wearing the Cate McNabb Cosmetics gel liner religiously since it was sent my way. That was until my almost 2-year-old got ahold of it while I was taking a shower, opened the jar, and smeared it all over my white carpet, my new white and floral office chair, my makeup-table, and of course, herself. Her hands were entirely black, and the jar was completely empty.

It took me a half hour to get this gel liner off of my daughter and my $200.00 chair is basically a goner.  But thankfully, I was able to get it completely out of my carpet using 99% alcohol. Now, while all of that was a major, major bummer… I found myself really pondering if I was more upset that my chair was ruined or that my new favorite gel liner was completely gone.  It was a tough one.


Overall Thoughts and Opinions

I wore this eyeliner from morning until evening in the Texas sun without ever having a single problem with smudging. With this Cate McNabb gel liner, I was able to use only a tiny bit of the product and create my favorite eye-look, the cat eye, with complete ease. This gel liner glided on my lash-line easily, smoothly, and perfectly. It dried quickly and literally lasted through sweat and sun.

This Cate McNabb Cosmetics Gel Liner is a total re-purchase on every level.

Have a great day!!




Disclaimer: These products were given to me for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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  • Amber

    What a perfect wing!! That is SUCH a bummer about the chair…but good about the carpet!

  • TinaBowling

    OH. MY. GOD. with that story on the smearing of ALL the liner!! I can’t imagine the thought. Glad you were able to (sort of) clean it all up, yikes. On a happier note, it looks great on you!

  • Your makeup looks flawless! I would’ve probably cried about the “incident” though. LOL

  • Oh my. The twos are such a rough age! 😛 Poor chair AND poor liner! I would be conflicted, as well. <3

  • Oh no about the chair! But the liner sounds great lol.

  • Ummmmmmm can you say PERFECTION!!! Your wing is amazing, and the color looks phenomenal. This sounds super nice. Thank goodness it came out of your carpet, and super bummer about the chair. 🙁

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    What a story! Glad you were able to save the carpet, and sorry to hear about the chair. My mother could tell a similar story about the time I fed chocolates to her vacuum cleaner. But I love the liner. It’s perfect!

  • Noooooooooooo omg terrible twos, no kidding!

  • This sounds like an amazing eyeliner. I love this absolutely perfect wing!

  • Reason #43892757923829 I’m glad I don’t have kids… lol. I’ve started collecting gel eyeliners, and can’t get enough! I haven’t been able to perfect the winged look yet, though, but I keep trying.

  • Mai

    This gel liner looks brilliant!

  • Sounds like a perfect gel liner

  • Perfect wing but argh, I’m so sorry to hear about the lost chair! And liner!

  • BeautyJudy

    Oh my gosh! I would have been so sad to lose the liner and the chair!!! But yay, I love a great eyeliner!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    You have the perfect wing, guuurl, that takes skillz!

  • Lauren
  • Your cat eye is perfection!

  • I love your perfect wing!!

  • Betzy Carmona

    You have amazing liner skills !

  • Ange

    That wing is flawless!!!

  • Justina

    OMG your chair. I want to see a picture of it so I can cry with you. The liner looks great though!

  • that is a seriously perfect wing.

  • Anastasia

    This eyeliner looks wonderful!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Shoot! I’d freak out if that happens to my chair and carpet. Good thing you were able to save your carpet. Never heard of this brand, but what do I know, I’m not MUA. LOL! Lovely cat eyes mama!

  • gorgeous and perfect wing. Omigosh this sounds like a wonderful liner for Hawaii heat.

  • Awww, baby girl. No one can understand the pain of an entire product being wasted. I’m with you and here if you need a shoulder.

  • Perfect wing.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Your winged liner is perfection!

  • Hayden

    How did you get it to last? I had racoon eyes all day. I applied it, let it dry, drove to work 3 minutes away and parked the car. I looked in the mirror and my eyes were all smeared from top lid to undereye area. I literally couldn’t get it to stay for 5 minutes. I wiped off the excess and fixed up what I could and applied powder to the remaining eyeliner but it still continued to smudge throughout the day.
    So disappointed. Was expensive too.