Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner Black Ink : Review, Swatch, EOTD

 

Hey everyone!

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

 

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner ~ Black Ink
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner ~ Black Ink

 

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner ~ Black Ink
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner ~ Black Ink

 



 

 

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!

 

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner ~ Black Ink
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner ~ Black Ink
Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner Black Ink
Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner Black Ink

 

Romantic Rosy Plum Makeup
Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner Black Ink

 

Romantic Rosy Plum Makeup
Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner Black Ink

 

 

The GOOD about Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner Black Ink : 

  1. Classy packaging
  2. Smooth texture – glides easily on the eyes
  3. Jet black color with matte finish
  4. Smudge proof
  5. Water resistant (but doesn’t wear off with swear)
  6. Doesn’t flake, transfer or smudge
  7. Easy to take off – no vigorous rubbing required!
  8. Doesn’t dry up in the pot over a long time

 

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner Black Ink : 

  1. Not fully waterproof – may be a con for some people

 

 Overall Verdict

 

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

 

Have you tried the Bobbi Brown Long wear Gel Liner? Which is your favorite type of liner – liquid, gel or pencil? Share your comments below!

 

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.

 

20 Comments

  1. I was told at the MAC to store my gel liners by keeping them upside down always. This helps in retaining their moisture n texture for even longer period of time! Sure works for me!! Will get a bobby brown as soon as my blacktrack finishes up:)

  2. I love my MAC gel liner. Might try Bobby brown once I am out of the current one. You are right though about the drugstore gel liners drying up superquick. Even Inglot, with their brilliant colors, dry up too soon for my liking. Nice review.

    1. Hi Sangeeta, I’ve used the following eye shadows from MAC in this look – All that glitter (lid), Sable, Twinks, Soft Brown and Rice paper. Please see my latest video for the tutorial.

    1. Hi, I use either Bioderma water or Clinique Take the Day Off balm. Its not waterproof so it shouldnt be difficult to remove. Any bi-phase eye makeup remover or cleansing water should do the trick!

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