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Bobbi Brown -
Bobbi Brown's slogan says ' The secret to beauty is simple, be who you are. ' I love when make up brands have products to enhance natural beauty, not totally cover everything up and just slap it on. Bobbi Brown make up is great for making you appear polished but not fake. I first discovered Bobbi Brown when I first ever got I to make up. I first bought a brush and have loved it ever since. This gave me high hopes for the actual make up products.
Bobbi brown is actually the number 1 make up artist brand that as founded by a woman. The make up range was launched in 1991 with 10 lipsticks created to fill the void of natural looking lipsticks that worked on women of all skin tones. She offers products which are really great for pale skin like myself and she also has some which are great for darker skin tones.
Bobbi Brown's gel liner is possibly the most popular of her products. I have tried a lot of liquid eye liners before as I often wear make up. Without a doubt this is the best eyeliner I have used. Since using this I have found other good and pretty cheap gel liners but always come back to this one. The reason why this is so good is because it's so easy to apply and it does not smudge. This is a heavy duty gel liner. One of these eyeliners are sold every minute! This is the only colour which I own this in but love the quality and look of this product.
I had been using a pencil eyeliner for years. I really liked being able to smudge, or drama it up. However by the end of the day it was panda eyes and not good. So I bought this. Wow I love it! The choice of colour was fab. I like a very specific shade of blackish brown and caviar ink was perfect. I find using it is really easy (takes a bit of practice) and it just stays where you put it. The thing I really liked is you can get a light look, smudge it (while its still wet), go more dramatic, and it does all of this! I didn't like the idea of a heavy black line that looks too much, this is not the case, it looks lovely and natural (if you apply it that way). It doesn't budge until you take it off, which isn't hard either, its not a case of scrubbing it off, make up remover works fine. I didn't have the bobbi brown brush (initially) as I have so many I figured one would work well. You have to buy the brush, it makes such a difference. I have heard people complaining it dries out, I haven't had this problem, just put the lid back on when your not dipping your brush in it. I think this will last a long time, I have already had it moths and there's so much left. I think it will be much cheaper than using my pencils (that I used to go though quickly). Thank you bobbi brown, you have converted me!
Bobbi Brown was another lovely brand I stumbled upon whilst watching QVC and I actually got this as part of a set, previously I've always used the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner and to be completely honest I probably will stick with the Maybelline one...don't get me wrong this is a really good gel eyeliner and as the review goes on I'll explain why I'll be sticking with the cheaper alternative.
Bobbi Brown is an award-winning high end brand available in some department stores, online and occasionally on QVC.
* gives you the look of liquid liner with the ease & feel of a gel formula.
* Long-wearing, water-resistant colour glides on and let's you get it just right before it dries - then stays without a smear or crease.
As I mentioned earlier this is a good gel eyeliner! Once applied it dries very quickly and does stay on well! Gel eyeliner is probably the most difficult to apply and it takes a bit of practise to get it right. The consistancy of the eyeliner has become stiffer and drier over time and I haven't left the lid off or anything, this makes application harder. I've found with the Maybelline version it's more gel-like and gives you more time to get the application right before it dries. Once the Bobbi Brown version is dry it doesn't budge or smear throughout the day. I can't fault it in that respect. I use the Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner brush to apply the product (this was also in the set I purchased from QVC)
The eyeliner is a bestseller from Bobbi Brown and has won a lot of awards including:
* Best Liquid/Gel Eyeliner, InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2013
* Winner of a Beauty Bibile Anti-Ageing Award 2012
* Glamour Power Product
* Best Liquid Liner, Harpers Bazaar Beauty Hot 100
There are 13 shades available in the range which is definately better than the Maybelline dupe.
HOW TO APPLY:
Dip tip of Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush (coat both sides of brush head). Wipe off excess before applying to eye. Work quickly as product becomes transfer-resistant once dry. To remove, use Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover.
The liner comes in a small glass pot with a black screw top. The packaging is pretty standard for a gel liner.
VALUE FOR MONEY:
For a 3g pot this retails at £17.00. Although the product has lasted well it has dried out over time which I wasn't thrilled about and considering there are cheaper versions that do exactly the same job I probably won't repurchase. There's nothing about this that would make me spend that extra money I'd go for the cheaper alternative everytime simply because it's just as good.
I flippin love this eyeliner!!! I discovered this whilst watching QVC one day and decided to give it a try. I've tried liquid liners in the past but never got on with them and had always stuck to my trusty Rimmel Eyeliner Pencil in Black Magic. But seeing as this was on offer I decided to give it a go.
The one I bought was a 3 piece collection containing two gel eyeliners and small brush applicator and a mini mascara. Because it literally last soooooo long I've not had to replace it yet and they no longer have the exact same set available on QVC but there are similar sets available on QVC for £33. Or iif you go to www.bobbibrown.co.uk you can buy one pot of the gel eyeliner on there for £17. To be honest I'd do it that way in future because you only need one pot and it last a hell of a long time.
Colours available are:
Twilight Night Shimmer Ink which is a new addition to the range. A black plum with golden.
Black Ink - jet black. This is the colour I use
Black Mauve Shimmer - a deep chocolate mauve
Caviar Ink - a deep black brown
Chocolate Shimmer - a dark red brown
Cobalt Ink - a bright dark blue
Denim Ink - a navy blue
Espresso Ink - a black brown
Forest Shimmer Ink - a deep green shimmer
Granite Ink - a granite grey
Graphite Shimmer Ink - a dark grey
Ivy Shimmer Ink - a deep emerald green
Sepia Ink - a rich brown
Violet Ink - a violet puurple
At £17 for one pot it is expensive for an eyeliner but Bobbi brown really is at the top end of makeup market and this lasts so long that it's worth it in the long run. It promises to give you the look of a liquid liner with the ease and feel of a gel. If you're anything like me this is a bonus. I just can't get on with liquid liners and end up in a right mess with them. It also claims to be long wearing and water resistant.
It comes in a really nice little glass pot with black screw top lid. You must make sure you screw the lid back on properly after use or it will dry out. You need an eyeliner brush to apply it. I find the best brushes are the ones that look like they've been bent and have a very thin brush. The gel is very thick and semi solid so all you do is rub the tip pf your brush into it. You really don't need much on the brush at all. Then apply just like you would any other liner. I use mine just along my bottom lash line most of the time. Although it's budge proof you do have a few seconds grace before it dries to get it right or correct any mistakes. To be honest it's so easy to apply I've not had any mistakes with it, a decent thin eyeliner brush helps that though I must admit. The set I bought came with a mini Bobbi Brown one and the brush was just too thick and left a thick line under my eyes so I invested in a decent brush.
You can use this as you do any other liner, I've used it on the inside of my lids for a really dark smokey night time look and what I loved was no matter if your eyes water it doesn't wear or come off. You also don't get eyeliner gloop in the corners of your eyes. It really is long wearing and stays put until I take it off. I've often used a wipe to take my makeup off at night then looked in the mirror in the morning and noticed it's still there lol.
I honestly can't fault this eyeliner, it lives up to all it's claims and although expensive really does last ages. I've barely made a dent in my pot.
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When I first started looking for an upper lid liner (as opposed to a waterline only) I quickly realised that either the pencil liners I had were rubbish, or (as it turned out) my level of skill was not high enough to apply a decent eye liner using this method. Hence the trails of countless liquid liners...
Now the issue I had with these are that they don't dry quickly enough and I find that they tend to smudge. So. To recap, I can't get a pencil to show or go straight and a liquid smudges and doesn't dry. There must be something in between eh? Well. There is, and the wonderful lady at the Bobbi Brown counter proved her point to me. Cue - The purchase of the gel liner.
The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner itself comes in a small glass container with a little screw top plastic lid, weighing in at actual product amount of 3g. Whilst this sounds like not a lot, for the product you get and how much you actually use for each application it lasts well.
And on that note can I just point out that not only does the product not seem to run out. Ever. But when they call this a long-wear eyeliner they were not joking. I like to test my products fully when I get them to make sure I know how they work before I review them, and this more than passed. I applied my liner (all be it over a primer) first thing in the morning (and it was a 6am start that day) and tested it through work, gym and an evening out, I then (and I know, but don't judge my "purely testing and not too tired" methods only....) left it on and, curse me, slept with it on all night. I'll be honest, whilst I did have a slight panda eye the next morning, it was minimal and, all in all the eye liner was still in place.
For me using the product is a lot easier than most but let me point out know you do require a brush to apply this, I personally use and angled brush and find this works best for applying the product smoothly and accurately. It goes on well and it dries quickly, and as I mentioned above that is pretty much it once it is on. The lovely lady on the counter advised it is best to work as quickly as you can as once it is on it doesn't smudge... Also now might be the point at which to mention this is a water resistant product so you should be fine for a little splash back but you will need a proper eye makeup remover to take it off. But I suppose I can't have both - A long lasting, non smudging and "easy to remove with water" product...
For those of you who are wondering I wear shade 27 which is "Caviar Ink" and this, I find, is the darkest and most "black" shade, searching the website it seems this does come in several shades (13 if I remember correctly) so you are best to go to the counter and check out what works best for your skin tone/preferences if you can.
The product is expensive, when I brought mine it cost a pretty penny at £16.50 which, while for high end makeup is not expensive, for an eye liner in comparison with high street buys it is a little costly. However, that being said, it does last well and you don't use a lot of product for each application.
Would I recommend this? Very much so. Will I re-purchase again? Yes. In love with this product and most definitely recommending you to all try it - Just remember to make sure you have makeup remover and a brush to hand.
I'd read great things about gel liners especially Bobbi Brown and Mac ones. I got this as a Christmas gift and was really excited to be using my first ever gel liner as I've previously only used Pencil and Liquid.
The problem I had with liquid liners in the past was that I'd have to make sure my hand was super steady to draw a clean line but with this gel liner, I can ease the strokes onto my lid to draw that perfect line!
The colour payoff is great too and buildable for a more concentrated black heavy look. However, I'm afraid to say this liner isn't prone to smudges! I have quite oily eyelids and even after I've used a good quality eye primer such as Urban Decay before putting this liner on, it still smudges!!
BUT, if I put eye primer, then eye shadow THEN the gel liner on, it doesn't smudge much which is quite weird...
So yeah... its not one of those liners which you can just use without anything on your eye lids and have faith that it will stay perfect on there for 12 hours - which is a shame as for the price, I'd expect it to do!
I also find that after a little while of using this, it starts to crust at the top and become a little dry, but it is still use-able so thats O.K I guess. It happens no matter how quickly you screw the lid back on after every time you use it.
Overall, I think I may give another gel liner a try as this still smudges for me.
I love bobbi brown products and I have decided to buy this eye gel when I was at Heathrow airport. This one from Bobbi Brown was made exclusively for eye lining, therefore the texture and consistency is absolutely to the perfection and does not require any additional fuss.
It is really easy to use and the sales was really nice and gave me a small bobbi brown brush as a gift, it goes on easily in its gel form and will dry opaque and resistant to fading or smudging. It blends relatively easily if you want the smoky eyes effect; and will go on as thick as you want it. It is especially good for party animals as it can give your eyes a harsh opaque look for real definition; most importantly, it doesn't wear out easily at all. Moreover, during the day this eye gel is able to create to cope with the softer look that you want.
I would definitely recommend this product to you, not only because it is an award winning liner in recent years, it is also because the quality and definition which it can give to your eyes. Something to take on board, you should work quickly as the eye-liner becomes transfer-resistant once dry. I think its suitable for any age.
Price: Around 25 pounds for one
Colour: Black, Brown
Big bold eyeliner is extremely 'in' at the moment, especially with all the celebrities. Being dark haired, I have always used eyeliner and have tried them all! I was looking for one that I could use on the top lid to really define and create those amazing wings in fashion at the moment. I tried some of the cheaper options of liquid eyeliner and although they did stay on and looked ok when applied, they were hard to use and took a long time to dry. One of my friends told me about gel eyeliners and I noticed that one of the cheaper brands had brought one out so I tried that, however it was clumpy and smudged very easily. I bought the bobby brown one as it had good reviews and I wasn't disappointed. it stays on all day without fail and u can even put it right in the corners. It is also really malleable to apply but yet is precise. The brush is amazing too and u only need a tiny bit meaning one tub lasts forever!
I was given this eyeliner as a gift three years ago, and have been using the same pot since.While this goes against official advice and I wouldn't reccomend you try that at home, it's worth nothing that the tiny bit of product left still hasn't dried out and is (almost) as easy to apply as when I first opened the box.
Mine came with the brush, which was small enough to allow for a reasonnable range of looks, though you probably want to get specialized brushes if you try anything more elaborate. The beauty of this product is that you can keep building on it, allowing you to do everything from a more pencil-looking, softer look to a more dramatic liquid liner-look eye (it can also serve as a great base for a smokey eye).
I don't have the world's most stable hands, and this product has been much easier for me to apply than liquid eyeliner (though it's hard to get the line as thin as I would like, though that could probably be fixed by a more skilled application/thinner brush). The product is more or less waterproof once dry, though it doesn't stay as flawless as long-lasting makeups do.
One item of make up that I love is my eyeliner. I have tried eye pencil and crayons to varying degrees of success. Whilst having a make over by an assistant on the Bobbi Brown counter I was introduced to their long lasting gel eye liner.
This comes in a small pot and you will need to have a brush with which to apply it. Bobbi Brown do provide their own brushes which are excellent although pricey at around the £20 mark however you may buy brushes from other outlets such as boots etc
You apply small amount of gel to the brush then draw a line across the top of your lashes. I like to extend this into a 1950s flick if I am going out. If you are new to gel or liquid eyeliner then a good way to apply it is to use a thin brush to apply some dark eye shadow in a thin line then use this to act as a guide when you apply the gel liner. It is easy to remove the eye make up afterwards.
Short strokes ensure less mistakes until you become adept at application. Ii is an ideal product for a glamorous evening make up look. The gel is long lasting and once dry does last all night in my experience without disappearing as some other eyeliners I have tried have done.
I have some allergies but never had any issues using this gel eye liner. Obviously it is important to keep your brush clean to avoid infection. The eye liner comes in a glass jar which although makes it looks like a quality beauty product on your dressing table does also make it a little heavy in your make up bag.
Good range of colours. I have black ink and express ink although also comes in shades of gray and purple. I tend to use the Black for a more dramatic look and Espresso for a made up day time look. Take care not to let the gel dry out as once this happens hard to draw thin line and have more of a crayon effect with thicker lines. Costs around £16.50 which is on the expensive side but I feel it is worth the expense. Although I seldom see it on offer I have seen it advertised in some in flight magazines so you may be able to pick up a bargain.
I love the look of eye-lined eyes, I have been wearing eyeliner in various forms for about 10 years, starting off with kohl before progressing to liquid applied with a shaky hand above the eye. I got the Bobbi Brown Long lasting Gel Eyeliner in Black last Christmas, and I can't praise it enough. It is possible to do a nice elegant thin line, close to the lash line, or layer it for '60s style flicks. And best of all it still holds strong long after the kohl and liquid eyeliner has slid down your face.
It comes in a small pot(only 3g) but despite this, 10 months on from when I got it, it's only just running out. It's not cheap in comparrison to Rimmel's liquid eyeliner, or the similar version that Maybelline has produced, but it works a treat.
I would suggest that you invest in a good brush; I prefer the angled eyeliner brush from Benefit, as it is quite fine. The eyeliner goes on very smoothly, so shaky hands that make such a dramatic difference to liquid eyeliners does not matter so much with this gel one.
All in all, once this one runs out I will be replacing it without a doubt.
I was a complete novice to full make-up when I visited the Bobbi Brown counter at my local House of Fraser. I had tried Kohl liners in the past for exceptionally brief periods due to the fact that I often created a beautifully neat line accross my eye lid or it ended up halfway down my cheek within an hour. With this level of expertise in hand, it was with apprehension that I purchased this eyeliner.
You have to apply this eye liner with a brush making it difficult to achieve a thin line or use on the waterline (inside line of your eye) however, it distributes the product evenly and, with practise (a fair amount of it) you can create a nice even line.
How long does it last?
I apply it in the morning and it has started to fade, but is still present, by the time I get home at seven, so it lasts a lot longer than other eyeliners have. It is also particularly resistent to my constant eye rubbing, prodding and general smudging antics and I have never had any problems with it ending up anywhere else on my face. The disadvantage to this tenacity in sticking to your eyelids is that it is difficult to remove when you have had made the inevitable mistakes during your practise stage or, indeed, when you want to get it off at the end of the day. It usually takes a fair amount of eye make-up remover and a bit of force.
The eyeliner comes in a good range of natural colours and, although I had always tried black kohl before, found that the deep brown (sepia) was sufficiently rich and a lot more flattering for everyday wear. The pigment is strong throughout and the format allows you to make the colour stronger very easily simply by layering.
I cannot deny that I was put off by the £15 price tag (House of Fraser) at first but my first jar lasted me the year and it was such a lovely product to use it was actually surprisingly good value. In addition, the packaging is understated and sophisticated so you feel you have something special.
This product is, genuinely, my must-have bit of kit. It instantly makes my eyes look awake, is quick to apply and doesn't need re-touching.
I had heard of this product about two years ago, but it's quite hard to find a stockist where I live, so I had made do with the MAC version( review to come) I was on a a BA flight this summer where a combo box of one brown ink and one black ink pot and a mini travel brush were offered, and I bought them, with a guilty conscience, because I thought the MAC product was fine.
How wrong I was.
The Bobbi Brown is smooth, intense colour, very light weight, and , to be honest, not a gel but a creme in the sense of not being transparent but opaque . It isn't jelly like in consistency at all - no lengthy gooey strands like hair gel. It really is a clotted cream consistency, but very smooth. It clings to the brush immediately and goes on so smoothly. No grainy bits No dabbing the brush into the pot a couple of times to fully load it.
Application has to be by brush. The provided brush is good, but the MAC designed slanted eyeliner brush gave a better result. You can be as precise as you wish - Thick lines, thin lines - but not smoky smudges. If you get it wrong, a folded piece of loo roll will help erase the problem. Don't try to apply with your finger or a pad - it won't work.
Staying power - wow. No slippage even in hot, humid weather, it stayed put. The only leakage you'll see is if you leave it on over night - there will be a few flakes by the morning. Having said that, no need to leave it, as clean up is easy with a cream cleanser, eye make up remover or a water based face wash - unless you've applied it on the inner line, in which case you may find it a bit trickier.
I have sensitive eyes - a result of laser surgery, so I have to be careful with what I use, but this has caused no smarting, stinging, irritation, in fact any reaction at all.
Downsides - its more time consuming to apply it correctly - you can't wield a brush with as much freedom as you can a kohl pencil. If you press into the pot with just a tiny bit too much pressure, you will find a thick line rather than a gentle emphasis - expect a bit of faffing around, even when you are used to it.
Not as many colours as some - no lurid greens (thank God) but variation on the standard black/brown might be good - a blue, grey, hazel etc??
Price wise - well, its not cheap - but it is good. I paid £23 duty free, ( for two,) which I felt was a bargain. I would pay full price for it, with no hesitation.
I have tried the MAC alternative - I'm not aware of any other manufacturers producing such a product, although I'm sure there are some, and this is far superior in all respects.
This is a great product if, like me, you're convinced your only claim to beauty is your eyes and eyeliner is an essential part of life. It is smooth to apply, easy to wear and longlasting. Worth every penny.
okay i bought this eyeliner a few weeks ago now, after reading a fair few promising reviews about it here on dooyoo, so i thought i would do a quick review to help people make up their minds about which of the many different eyeliners you should choose :)
In my opinion this product is fairly pricey for what it is, I bought it from the Bobby Brown counter at Debenhams at £15... I usually wouldn't pay so much for an eyeliner, but I trust the Bobby Brown make as it is renowned for being very good.
The product is a longwear gel eyeliner, this means that it needs to be applied with an eyeliner brush (i usually use pencils) i personally went for an angled eyeliner brush as i though this would be the easiest to use, it also seemed to be the cheapest, so i thought i would give it a go. The product itself is good once it has dried it lasts for a very long time, however this makes it very difficult to take off, even when using eye makeup remover i have to use quite some force to get it all off. This doesnt bother me too mcuh though as i'd rather have an eyeliner i dont always have to reapply. However i find that it does have a tendency to smudge if you rub your eyes. I use the product on my waterline as i find it really difficult to make it look good when applying on my lids (that might just be my lack of skill though as everyone else seems to manage it). All in all I think this is a good product and well worth the money if you can apply it right... but i dont think i'll buy it again as it doesn't look any different from a normal eye pencil when applied to the waterline although it does last longer. When you apply this eyeliner, it dries very quickly, unlike some other gel eyeliners, this is important as it means you are less likely to smudge it :) If you want to do another coat of eyeliner you have to wait for the first coat to dry otherwise you'll just wipe it off. Also the fact that this product dries quickly means it's very difficult to fix mistakes without ruining your other makeup so you need to be careful to get it right first time... or put this on first... :)
---What you get for your money---
For £15 you get a little glass tub containing 3g of product, although this doesn't sound much a little goes a long way and i think this should last me atleast a year if not longer... so with that in mind it's pretty good value for money!!
If it's gel eyeliner you want then i think this one is probably the best on the market, as it dries quickly, lasts ages, and can be used on the waterline. It's a little pricey, but thats nothing when you consider how long it lasts :) This doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes, so it should be suitable for anyone :)
For years I have been struggling with various liquid liners trying to get a perfect line on my upper eyelid. A few months ago I decided to treat myself to some duty free on a flight and bought a duo pack of the Bobbi Brown eye liner. It is absolutely brilliant. Its really easy to apply and perfect if, like me, you have an unsteady hand. The brush which comes with the liner is great but I find it a little thick for every day use. I have bought myself the fine eye liner brush from MAC (brush no. 210, £14). It really is very fine and produces a perfect line as thin as you want. Do be careful to wash your brush carefully as I have already ruined one by not doing so. I bought brush cleaner from MAC for £8 and it lasts for ages.
I find the best way to apply this liner is: 1) apply a small amount to the brush (not too much as it becomes clumpy). 2) Place a finger on the outer corner of your eye and stretch it outwards. 3) Starting with the inner corner slowly draw a line all the way to the outer corner and finish with an upward flick. 4) you can then carefully colour in to even out the line.
At £15 this may seem a bit of a stretch just for eyeliner. However, I use mine every day and I have barely scratched the surface in over 3 months. Also, once applied it lasts all day long so you don't have to keep re-applying.
In the long run it really is a good investment. Just remember to clean your brush!
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner / This award-winning liner gives you the look of liquid liner with the ease & feel of a gel formula / Long-wearing / water-resistant colour glides on and lets you get it just right before it dries / then stays without a smear or crease /