Julep Gel Eye Glider Review

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but girls have a lot of best friends & one of them is makeup. I have a couple makeup staples -- mascara & lipstick -- but eyeliner is close on the list because it tends to add a lot of dimension & personality. Today's review is a product I received in my Glossybox: the Julep Gel Eye Glider in Smoky Plum.

julep gel eye glider

Let me begin my saying I subscribed to Glossybox for 6 months at $20 per box back in December. I found a few items I adore. However, I have since unsubscribed. Too often do I receive items that aren't for me. But that's just how the cookie crumbles sometimes.

julep gel eye glider

Okay, now back to talking about the Julep Gel Eye Glider. This product retails at $12.80. The packaging makes the Smoky Plum color appear quite purple. Once you swatch it the shade turns out to be kind of a musky midnight blue with purple flecks. It's mildly purple & not going to give the look of bold lilac around your eyes. In sunlight you can see more of the purple hue.

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Smoky Plum Julep Gel Eye Glider in natural light

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Smoky Plum Julep Gel Eye Glider in sunlight
A selling point for me was the fact that it's paraben free, sulfate free, & cruelty free. I am trying to make the switch to natural, plant based, cruelty free products. The Julep gel eye liner applies smoothly & beautifully, like butter. No dragging or pulling here.

The waterproof eye glider sets within 30 seconds or so. If you want to blend it to create a smoky eye, you may have some trouble. Once applied & dry, it has a powerful lasting power. It will stay through your day with minimal smudging. I have oily lids so that's something to keep in mind. If your lids are oily, this product may smudge sooner than its "clinically proven to last for 10+ hours" claim. After a few hours & some rubbing, the color isn't as vibrant but it's still quite impressive.

julep gel eye glider

You need a standard sharpener to make the tip fine, as it wears down pretty easily. They weren't kidding when they named this liner as a "glider." The product glides on no problem. I've only used a handful of Julep products, but they tend to be winners in my book. I've learned to love this eye glider & I like the softness of the smoky plum compared to a harsh black.

How does the Julep Gel Eye Glider sound? What do you think of Julep products? Do you receive Glossybox or any type of subscription box? Let me know below! :]


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59 comments

  1. I love the midnight blue colour of this product.
    I don't know if I'd pay the retail price of it though. :)
    I really want to try a glossy box but I feel like it is such a commitment.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. Yeah, it may be a bit pricey compared to other great eye liners on the market. :]

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  2. Amazing post dear!

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/printed-sea-3880191

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  3. Great review

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  4. I have a liner very similar to this and it wears down so quickly but I love the shape on the pencil! Great review :)

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  5. I've never heard of this brand before, it looks great and I'd like to try it. Great review :)

    Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

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  6. it does look pretty smooth even with those swatches!

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  7. To be honest, I haven't tried anything from Julep! But this gel eye glider looks really nice and it worth give it a try! I'll let you know ig I get it! Thanks for sharing, Carmen! xx

    http://alemint.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's really good. It took me a few tries before it started to grow on me. :]

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  8. This looks great! I've had a lot of problems with eyeliner, as I find that pencil smudges too easily, pen fades too quickly, and liquid is just way too hard to get right! Right now I'm just using a black gel pallet with a thin brush- it's much easier to get the line close to the lash line using a small brush.
    Herelectricocean.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. YES! The small brush can work wonders. :]

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  9. This product reminds me of the Maybelline Khal I purchsed a few weeks ago! It's amazing and doesn't come off easily:)

    KLAUDIA CLARA

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  10. What a great color! I love the idea of subscription boxes. I actually just subscribed to Birchbox because I got a special offer code that would let me get one month for $1. Since I don't live in the US though it doesn't really make sense for me to continue my subscription. I'll keep it for another month since I'll be back in the US in July and then cancel it. Glossybox seems to be one of the nicer boxes I've seen because they give you full-sized products, right? And one that seems to be even better than Glossybox is Boxycharm. Have you heard about that one?

    xx Chrystin
    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. I've never heard of Boxycharm; I'll take a look but I'm going to halt on any subscription boxes for now until I utilize more of my items. :]

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  11. I love the color of the liner! I like the concept of subscription boxes but they either don't ship them where I live or they're too expensive!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  12. Thanks for the review!! Cute photos!!
    Xoxo

    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

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  13. I've tried Julep's nail polish but didn't know they even made this eyeliner! I'll definitely need to check it out :)

    ♥ Lisa
    Strum Simmer Sip

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  14. Julep has amazing nail polish as well!
    VelvetandVino.com

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  15. I never used a Gel liner in pencil form before! The closest I came to something like that is the Benefit Push Up Liner! This looks super cool though, I love anything that just glides! Haha <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. It really glides. Like that's the perfect word for it. :]

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  16. Great review, thanks for the info :)

    Aimee Bustillo | https://aimeebustillo.blogspot.com

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  17. I didn't know this brand but the eye glider sounds great.

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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  18. This sounds like an interesting formula! I'm currently experimenting with different eyeliners and reckon I wouldn't mind a bit more of a purple 'pop' :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    x

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  19. wow thanx for sharing

    http://carrieslifestyle.wordpress.com
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  20. Amazing post dear!

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/printed-sea-3880191

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  21. Sounds like a great one. Happy Friday.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  22. I don't usually use eyeliner but this holds a lot of promise! I love how it's long-lasting (since I'm too lazy to reapply most of the time) and that it's easy to use. And I totally support you on using all-natural products that has no harmful chemicals - yay for organic! This is a great, well-thought-out review. xx

    http://xndrexpanaligan.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting. Natural is so much better for the skin. :]

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  23. I've never tried Julep products, and I don't actually use eyeliner pencils very often. I usually go for the smudge look so stick with using power to line my eyes. The color is pretty though, subtle but still adds a bit of color. Thanks for sharing!
    xo Bre

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    1. I'm not the biggest eye liner user in the world, but since I had it I figured I'd experiment. :]

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  24. I love the color of that eyeliner!I am going to give it a try soon.Just came across your blog and I am LOVING IT!

    I have a beauty,fashion,nails and lifestyle blog,so if you want you can check it out!I always follow and comment back:) http://beautybyfiora.blogspot.com/

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  25. I have read great reviews on Julep eyeliners but never tried any myself. Like you I'm trying to make the transition to cruelty free products but the process is so slow. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. The process may be slow, as it is for me, but everything helps. Don't underestimate the impact you're making. :]

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  26. I never knew I had oily eyelids but I suppose I do, and that's why my eyeliner ALWAYS gets in the creases of my eyelids. Super annoying. Have you found any eyeliners that are just absolutely exceptional for smearing?

    Shian | The Fashion Investigator

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    1. I've found that my lids are too smart for the liners. I use a primer or even add a bit of my face powder on my lids prior to adding makeup. Definitely helps. :]

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  27. I've only ever liked the mascara from Julep, glad to hear they have other good products now!

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  28. You had me at "powerful lasting power", ahah ! Lovely colour though, subtle but it's a nice alternative to change make up routine a little without going overboard !

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    1. Exactly. The color is different but it's not some wacky color that makes you semiconscious. :]

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  29. Looks really good! I'm on the hunt for a new eyeliner at the moment and I'm trying to switch to cruelty free, natural products too so this sounds like a winner! xo
    www.lexiealexandra.com

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    1. This is a good choice for you then! :]

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  30. Looks lovely! I love purple eyeliners. Too bad it didn't turn out more purple though!
    untitled&unfinished

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  31. I'm always looking for a good eyeliner, thanks for the review!! :)

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  32. Thanks for your review! Nice post :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  33. I haven't tried this yet but the colour looks lovely - I love eye liner and at the moment have 2 from Too Faced which I love! Will look into this though as it's a lovely product and the colour is lovely too! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  34. I wish we have beauty subscription boxes here in Malaysia! Your Julep liner looks awesome, thank you for introducing it to me as this is my first time finding out about it :) xo

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

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  35. This eyeliner sounds great! It's a must try, I guess!

    Btw, I just followed you on Twitter and Bloglovin :)

    xoxo,
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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