Today I’m reviewing my current favorite eye liner – Bobbi Brown gel liner in Black Ink!
Price : Rs 1540 ($23.00 in the US) for 3 g
My take on the Product
The Bobbi Brown gel liner comes in the standard gel liner pot packaging. Its quite sturdy and I love the Bobbi Brown signature glossy black look!
The texture of the liner is creamy but slightly on the stiff (not dry) side. In comparison, the MAC gel liners feel a little softer and creamier but also *slightly* sheerer. Black Ink is a classic black shade with a matte finish. It is well pigmented and goes on jet black though I generally need to apply 2 layers to get the maximum intensity. As far as wear goes, it is flawless! It is smudge-proof and stays put on my oily lids throughout the day without budging at all – not even in the inner corner where I my liner tends to vanish by the end of the day. I had assumed it was water proof as well but I checked the description on the Bobbi Brown website and it says water-resistant. It doesn’t wash off with water but softens a little if you rub it with a moist finger or cotton pad. I think this is a good thing because strongly waterproof products can be difficult to remove. But if you have a tendency to rub your eyes, you might want to skip this. I personally like the fact that it doesn’t budge through the day but I can take it off easily at night.
I’m not a big fan of gel liners mainly because they tend to dry up in the pot after few months. I always use pencil liners and felt tip liners but ever since I’ve got this Bobbi Brown one, I haven’t used my other black liners. This is absolutely fantastic!
Gel liners are not doubt great but my Maybelline and L’Oreal ones have dried up – especially Maybelline which dried up within a few months. My MAC ones haven’t and my Bobbi Brown one in shade Caviar Ink hasn’t either! I bought it from Malaysia in Dec 2011 and its still quite nice and creamy and not dried up at all! As far as gel liners go, I prefer high end brands because they last longer in the pot. Even though you can use tricks like heating or using a product like Inglot Duraline to revive a dried up gel liner, I just don’t feel like going through all that trouble!
The GOOD about Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner Black Ink :
- Classy packaging
- Smooth texture – glides easily on the eyes
- Jet black color with matte finish
- Smudge proof
- Water resistant (but doesn’t wear off with swear)
- Doesn’t flake, transfer or smudge
- Easy to take off – no vigorous rubbing required!
- Doesn’t dry up in the pot over a long time
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner Black Ink :
- Not fully waterproof – may be a con for some people
If you’re looking for a long wear, jet black gel liner that doesn’t dry up in the pot – go for the Bobbi Brown Black Ink gel liner! It is very pigmented, smudge-proof, water-resistant and doesn’t wear off from the inner corners by the end of the day. Having tried the shade Caviar Ink previously, I know these don’t dry up in the pot and that it is the biggest pro for me! Even though it is water-resistant and not waterproof, I find it gives excellent wear with no flaking, smudging or transferring.
Rating : 4.5/5
Availability : Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi
Disclaimer : Press sample provided by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.