Sunday, 2 August 2015

Unsung Hero: Bobbi Brown Gel Liner


Bobbi Brown Gel Liner £18 has been providing bullet proof staying power for decades. In today’s fast-paced, launch-tastic, somewhat fickle beauty industry, few things stand the test of time, but when it comes to gel liners, Bobbi’s still unrivalled! It was just as I was opening a fresh jar, I realised it hasn't had the air time it deserves...

Okay, what makes it so special? For me, the first time I tried this, it was ease of use! I’d never used a gel liner, in fact I’d never used anything but a kohl pencil and I was blown away by how easy it was to apply and how professional my lines looked. If I want perfect flicks that last all day, this is where I go! And now that I apply make up on other people this has become even more of a god send. Have a look in any make up artists’ kit – I guarantee there’ll be a Bobbi Gel Liner in there… it’s a bridal make up must. Super rich and highly pigmented and jet black (Black Ink). It goes on black, dries black and stays, say it with me, BLACK! The formula, as the name suggests is a gel/cream. Soft and easy to work with, there’s just enough “play” time to before the product dries and once it does, it’s going nowhere! Applying the product with an eye liner brush, I like the MAC 210, it creates the most precise, perfect line, but if you want a messy, smoked-out look, simply smudge before it dries.

There’s only one minor bug bear with the product, and it’s true of most gel products, they dry out too soon. DO NOT LEAVE THE LID OFF FOR A SECOND LONGER THAN YOU HAVE TO. My top tip is once you’ve opened the lid and dipped your brush in, place the pot upside down on a flat surface to stop keep the air out mid-dip and as soon as you’re finished replace the lid securely. If you find it does dry out, I’ve got the perfect solution to breathe some life back into it… baby oil! There’s a whole blog post on how here.      

Bobbi Brown Gel Liner - the original and still the best! Who agrees?


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17 comments:

  1. My mum swears by this eyeliner, I don't know how many she's gone through over the years but I've never stolen it and tried it for myself. Maybe I should rectify the situation?

    Keep an eye out on the duty free Bobbi Brown sets by the way! They do a great set she always buys, it has the black, brown and a tiny eyeliner brush that is perfect.

    xx

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    1. The duty free set sounds PERFECT! I'll check it out... Thanks x

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  2. I really want to try this out, lots of my friends and family own it and they absolutely love it!!! The swatches look amazing, I love intense black liners and I've started to get the grip of gel liners, they last so much longer than any liquid one I've found. Thank you for sharing your opinion, it has really helped :-)

    Love Charlotte xx
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    1. Thanks for your comment Charlotte, so glad it's helped x

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  3. Lovely post, happy week dear! <3
    I like this Gel Eyeliner/

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  4. This sounds like a must have for any liner lover!

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  5. This is so good but agreed gel liners dry out so fast! I also love the Maybelline last drama gel liners...great dupes!
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  6. This was my first ever gel liner and I agree it's amazing. I really want to buy one of the plum versions they have, it's such a gorgeous shade x

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    1. Plum one sounds lovely! Great giveaway by the way x

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  7. I love this gel eyeliner too! Thanks for the tip for when it dries out as mine is on its way out soon ! X

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  8. Have you tried the Clinque gel/cream (unsure which it's called) eyeliner? I had this bobbi brown one until it dried out and have had the Clinque 2 years now (a little gross I know) and it's as good as the day I opened it. If you were tempted but didn't want another black, try "black honey" a gorgeous aubergine shade that is unreal on brown eyes. X

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    1. I've never tried that one... definitely one to watch out for. Thanks x

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  9. Nice article! Here is a useful link to Medimatkat - it's about beauty and health. It could be interesting for you and for readers of this blog. Check it sometimes! :)

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