The trouble with Inglot gel liners…


Over the months I’ve accumulated a spectrum of gel liners by Inglot. The latest purchase is red and I discovered I haven’t even opened the lime green one found in my make-up storage drawer.

They are highly intense in pigmentation, thicker in consistency, apply smoothly in one swoop and cost less than the popular MAC Fluidline range. The black (#77) is the blackest of black in a matte finish and it’s true that once on these gel liners don’t budge.

But a massive problem with them is they split or crack down the middle. Always. Within a month or thereabouts. Keeping the lids tightly shut makes no difference. The texture of the pots is thick so that may explain the inevitability of the gel liner drying up.


Regardless of this, it is so annoying when you add up the total cost but also it never happens with other gel liners whether they are the budget ones or the high-end choices so why does Inglot’s formula fall apart?

Purely by chance I was cleaning my brush with Clarins’ latest eye make-up remover with its oil-based properties which made Inglot’s gel liner more manageble so perhaps this is one way of dealing with the dryness. Is it true glycerine would also help?

Let me know what you think and how you have managed to combat the problem if you use Inglot’s gel liners. I don’t want to have to throw these away.

Inglot’s gel liners cost £10 from their only UK store in Westfield London or



  1. 3rd February 2013 / 8:40 PM

    This is my favourite gel liner ever. I only wish Inglot had more shops, I did the 45min journey to Westfield twice last week because it was out of stock. My previous liner lasted for a year before it dried out but with the new one I haven’t fully peeled the foil lid off & I’m hoping that will help! xx

  2. Sheenie
    3rd February 2013 / 10:57 PM

    I think it may do. The foil cover is still on my red liner that I bought a couple of months ago and so far, it hasn’t cracked!

  3. 6th February 2013 / 1:00 AM

    Same thing with my Inglot indigo blue 🙁 lmk what works for you.

  4. liz
    11th February 2013 / 12:02 PM

    I have successfully resurrected a Bobbi Brown gel liner by mixing in a little urban decay primer potion with a cocktail stick and giving it a quick blast in the microwave (10 seconds) . As I was going to pitch it , I didn’t have anything to lose. HTH =)

  5. Sheenie
    11th February 2013 / 12:34 PM

    That was brave! How long does it keep for?

  6. Andrea
    12th February 2013 / 9:34 AM

    I’m so glad that you’ve posted this Sheenie as I’ve heard that these are the best gel liners around and was going to invest in some for my kit. Think I’ll pass on them now!

  7. Sheenie
    12th February 2013 / 12:53 PM

    Hi Andrea, it is a disappointment that these gel liners crack so quickly. I hope they look into this.

  8. Eddie
    1st December 2015 / 4:48 PM

    Weird, I have not have this problem so far. Mine remain moist. I keep mine with other make-up in a black Zuca carry case with the storage facilities provided.

  9. Sheenie
    1st December 2015 / 9:23 PM

    You’re very lucky! Always cracks – every time.

  10. Ivanka
    9th January 2016 / 7:33 PM


    here is a solution! 🙂 You just need INGLOT Duraline (solvent drops) which are so versatile that you can add it to gel eyeliners, brow liners, mascaras and works as a sealer for loose eye shadows! Fantastic product! 🙂 You just need to add 1-3 drops for night and Your eyeliner will be like new! and the best thing is, the more of Duraline You add the more waterproof Your eyeliner becomes! Try. One small bottle lasts for ages. I got mine from eBay! best seller there ivia80! eBay shop INGLOT FOR YOU! Recommended!

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