Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Bobbi Brown, Eyes, Product Reviews | Posted on 12-01-2012
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Everyone remembers their first purchase from a Luxury/High end brand. Bobbi Brown Gel liner in Caviar Ink is one such purchase for me, more coveted because its not available in India yet (Yes, I always add the ‘yet’ with this phrase because I’m hoping these brands would enter India soon!)
Price : $22 = approx. Rs 1100-1150
Quantity : 3 g
What Bobbi Brown says about the Long Wear gel eye-liner :
This award-winning liner gives you the look of liquid liner with the ease & feel of a gel formula. Long-wearing, water-resistant color glides on & let’s you get it just right before it dries – then stays without a smear or crease. Awarded ‘Best of Beauty’ by ‘Allure’ Magazine (2011). Awarded best liquid liner by ‘The Knot’Magazine(2010).
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.
Click HERE to see product on website.
Comes in 13 beautiful colors :
My take on the product
Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel eye liner comes in a standard gel liner tub packaging. The tub is transparent while the screw on cap is a glossy black with brand name written across. I love the sleek. classy, minimalist packaging of Bobbi Brown products and this one is no exception! This doesn’t come with a brush so one would need a liner brush to apply the product.
The product has a dense cream texture, its less creamy than MAC Fluidlines but more pigmented. I quite like the slightly stiffer texture as I feel it gives better control and precision. The liner allows a few seconds for one to play with it – layer/smudge etc and then it sets to a waterproof/smudgeproof finish. Once it sets, it does not budge at all and comes off only with an oil based makeup remover. Once applied, I am completely sorted for the whole day, it stays on strong until removed – be it 6 hours or 16! Because of the well pigmented formula, one needs a tiny amount of product to get the true color and 3 g of product is going to last a long time.
The shade Caviar Ink :
Caviar Ink is described as a deep black-brown. Its a softer alternative to black and is great for everyday as well as party looks as its neither stark black nor too soft. While I love black liners, they can be a little stark at times while this looks natural and polished. The finish is completely matte which makes it suitable for work wear too. Its a no-brainer shade, the kind you can wear everyday which looks great with everything! Women with brown hair/lighter hair would love this as opposed to black!
The GOOD about Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner Caviar Ink :
- Sleek, classy sturdy packaging
- Smooth texture, glides easily on the lids
- Very pigmented
- Sets to a waterproof, smudgeproof finish after application
- Wears strong until removed with an oil-based remover
- Can be used on the waterline too
- Available in 13 shades
- Caviar Ink – a deep brown-black that looks like a softer, natural black
- Not available in India
How it looks on me : I’ve used this in my Chocolate Gold party eye makeup TUTORIAL
Bobbi Brown Gel liners are a cult-favorite! With excellent long-wear formula and amazing color pay-off, these are a must-have! The texture is less creamy as compared to MAC Fluidlines which gives better control and precision. Once applied, they do not budge and stay on for until removed with an oil-based makeup remover. Caviar Ink is a deep brown-black, not quite brown but a softer black which looks quite natural and is quite versatile.
Rating : 4.8/5
Have you tried Bobbi Brown products?
Bobbi Brown’s Spring Collection ‘Neons and Nudes‘ has now hit the stores in the US. It seems like the perfect one for the Spring. Even though we won’t have it in India, it doesn’t hurt to admire the gorgeous products! Have a look -
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