Monday, June 8, 2015

Review: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (Black Ink)

I've heard and read so many good reviews about Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. This even starred 4.3 in makeupalley.com and awarded as the best beauty products by several magazines. I'm not a fan of high end products and there are several dupes in the market, but I feel like I have to give this a try, like one of the things I have to try before I die.



Nothing special about its packaging, just some regular glass pot with plastic cap, it also comes with a black box.



There are two variants: black and brown.







The color is not one the best jet black. I have to swipe several times until I get just the right blackness. Compared to my ELF Cream Liner, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is less intense. Although I don't know if I could compare these two products, considering the other one is a drugstore darling.




I must say that Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner has a hard texture. The surface on the pot won't get messy easily although you scratch it with your eyeliner brush, although I don't experience any difficulty taking the product out of its pot. Its hardness gives extra control of how much the product you can take. It's also have smooth and anti-clump texture.

On the other hand, the hard texture is also one of its weakness. It's a bit hard to apply the product on my eyelid, I have to apply several layers until I get just the right blackness and thickness. Weird, because I read so many reviews mentioning its easy application because I don't experience it at all. Just tell me where did I go wrong?

So, the most important question: does it budge? Yes, unfortunately but just in a tiny tiny amount. I used this on several occassions with eye primer and then after a couple of hours a small amount of smudginess appear under my eye bags. But the rest of the lines were there until the end of the day.

A bit disspointing though, considering so many good reviews and (lets not forget) its high price. But I must say, compared to other gel liners I've tried so far, this one cost me the least amount of smear under my eyes. I'm pretty sure for those of you who don't prone to oily lids or watery eyes, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner can be a great product for you.

I think I still need to find another smudgeproof gel eyeliner and considering of purchasing MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. Btw, I bought this online for about IDR 380K and would cost more if you buy this from Bobbi Brown official counters. There are several online stores that sells with lower proces, but I bought this from the seller I trusted.