Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Midweek post: Bobbi Brown Gel Liner

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, £16.50

I'd recently been reaching for my Maybelline Gel Liner more and more but after noticing that it was getting drier and harder to use each day I thought it time I bought a new one. I opted for a premium one as I was hoping the quality would be more satisfactory and as it's an item I use everyday it wasn't a problem paying more for it.

The gel is a soft and creamy formula that glides on so smoothly. The product screams quality and I'm not expecting this to dry out the same way the Maybelline one did (but I'll keep you posted.) It's jet black and it's not often you'll need two layers to achieve this effect, however it can also be applied thinly for a more subtle, off-black flick.

What has really impressed me about this product is it's staying power. I believe it is 'water resistant' (Bobbi Brown website) and so I have been applying it onto my waterline...sure enough it's still intact 6 hours later albeit slightly faded, but still there. For someone who is constantly frustrated by kohl liners slipping off the waterline to product those oh so sexy panda eyes, this product has been a real life saver. On the top lid this liner lasts all day, with no fade and no smudge- divine!

Overall I'd certainly recommend this product, I'm not an expert in gel liners yet, having only used three different ones (previously being a die hard liquid liner user) but the creamy consistency paired with excellent staying power means that I give it a big thumbs up, I'm unsurprised it has won so many beauty awards. 
It can be found on any Bobbi counter or under the 'Best Sellers' section of their website and is available in a whopping 13 shades- next on my hitlist is 'Black Mauve Shimmer' to put a bit of a spin on a classic.

What gel eyeliner do you use?


  1. I've never actually used a gel eyeliner before, I'm too used to the Rimmel one with the thicker brush that I've been using for around 6 years! This looks lovely though. XO

  2. I'm not a huge fan of gel liners, but I own the Maybelline one, and I'm happy about that. I've owned it for about 6 months now, and I don't think has dried up much during that time. I have some cheap ones from ELF too, and they became all dry just a few weeks after I opened them. I guess I couldn't expect that much for the price. :)

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  4. I really want to try this liner out for sure! In the past I have used WetnWild gel liner, pixi, and Loreal HIP, but found that the WetnWild and HIP ones dried out just as you describe the Maybelline one doing. I have heard of a way to revive dried out gel liners by adding eye drops or contact solution to them, but I have not given that a try. I think I just want to move on into trying out a new brown like this Bobbi Brown or possibly a MAC one...or YSL - haha ;) I'm so indecisive! Great post & I am happy to hear it lasts on the waterline. I get frustrated with kohl liners fading/smudging as well! Thanks Emily for this post! <3

  5. I have had this for months and I've used it almost everyday without fail! One of my must have beauty items. I always change up my beauty products and try new things, except my eyeliner, I never feel the need to buy another black eyeliner because this is my Holy Grail eyeliner. I love its staying power, particularly on the waterline, I'm glad to see you liked it too. I've never tried the Maybeline one, but since using this one I haven't felt the need to.

    - Rhi xx


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