People who’ve grown up on powder and liquid eyeliner are often curious about the relatively new gel eyeliners on the market. While there isn’t a “better” or “worse” eyeliner medium, gel does offer a number of advantages over their traditional counterparts. Here are some key aspects of gel eyeliner that separates it from liquid and powdered types: 1.) It dries fast! If you find yourself on the go a lot, this can be a huge time saver. If you’re someone who likes to take their time though, it might not make much of a difference. 2.) Gel eyeliners tend to be matte. There are a few glossy examples, but they tend to give a less dramatic, subdued look compared to liquid eyeliners. 3.) They usually need brushes. Gel eyeliner can be simple to apply, but you need a good set of brushes to be able to control the consistency, transparency, and intensity of your eyeliner. Thankfully, gell eyeliner tends to be quite forgiving. 4.) They last really long. Gel eyeliner can stay good to use in their containers for years, and they don’t dry out as easily as a liquid. Something to keep in mind if you only use them infrequently.