Sunday, 12 April 2015

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner Review

Bobbi Brown: £18
If I had to pick one kind of makeup to wear everyday and can't wear anything else, it would definitely be eyeliner. So of course investing in a good quality one is a must for me; only good quality ones will stay on and not rub off that easily in the rain.

There was so much hype about this product a couple years ago and it's still one of Bobbi Brown's best sellers today, which says a lot about it. This is my first gel liner and I've got to say that this is definitely worth it for the price you pay for.


Packaging
A small round pot filled with a solid black gel inside; outside appearance is of glass material with a screw on top. 
Product
It's a creamy formula that glides on smoothly onto the lids creating a smooth fine line or you can make it thicker with ease. What I like about this is the fact that I can create either a natural look or a more bolder look without much difficulty. However, if you're a complete beginner in applying eyeliner, I do not recommend you using gel liner just yet and rather you should use felt tip or pencil liners. This is because for an amateur it is hard to create a line that isn't wonky, since you don't have control over your hands. It's easy to smudge which can both be a good and bad; good because if you were to create a smokey look this can be a part of it, but it is also bad due to you not wanting it to come off so easily. 

Colour of this is also build-able as when you apply gel liner, the colour tends to become lighter due to you stretching it out. This pot will last me for ages! I've had this since Christmas and only a little dip has been made out of it. Not to mention the colour variety that you can get this product in (there are many) which means you'd be able to find something that suits you; whether you're looking for a more subtle look or you want to experiment with colours. 

The brush to apply this from Bobbi Brown can also be purchased, but I personally dislike using it as I don't find it particularly good for applying gel liner, and instead opt for an angled brush instead. Also, the brush is more expensive than the actual product itself which I find a completely waste of money, and not worth it for a brush since a much cheaper alternative can be found. 

Pros
  • Long lasting
  • Build-able colour
  • Variety of colours
  • Great staying power
  • Can create either natural or bold look
  • Easily create fine/bold lines
  • Glides on smoothly
Cons
  • Expensive - cheaper alternatives that do the same job
  • Smudges
What do you guys make of it?