Bobbi Brown is the one brand I've been wanting to buy something (other than a book) from for a while but have never got enough money. I've heard many good things about a lot of their products, particularly the shimmer bricks and the eyeliner, so I was pretty happy when mizspa.com contacted me asking if I wanted to do a review. What's even more exciting is that I'm also doing a giveaway which I'll put at the end of this post.
The 2 piece set* contains the Bobbi Brown Longerwear Gel Eyeliner in 'Black Ink' and "Sepia Ink' - essentially black and brown. It also includes the little Ultra Fine Eye Liner brush which is adorable. It's got pretty sturdy packaging that seals tightly so it's not going to dry out. It feels good quality and study as you would expect from Bobbi Brown.
The formula is pretty creamy but also thick so it doesn't slip and slide around, just glides on nicely. And once it's on there, it's on. It really does not come off all day and those hand swatches took some scrubbing to get off. I had no problems with removing it from my face with makeup remover, however.
I really had no problems with this eyeliner and I couldn't fault it. It has great staying power, applies really nicely and doesn't crack or transfer onto other parts of my skin or anything. I know a lot of people who swear this is the best eyeliner out there. I know Lou Teasdale has recommended it before.
Gel eyeliner is much easier to apply than liquid eyeliner because it isn't wear so it's not going to go everywhere and have problems such as bleeding or cracking. I used to use a gel liner from Rimmel but found that could be quite patchy whereas I didn't have that problem with this liner. The colours are really strong too - the black is a definite black and the brown is a nice dark brown colour which could possibly even be used on the brows, though I haven't tried that.
As far as the brush goes, I found that easy to use. It's thin enough to do a really fine line but can also be rotated to create a thicker line. I managed to do wings with it which I often have trouble with.
All in all, this liner is serving me well and I would recommend it to anybody who is looking for a good gel liner.
Onto the giveaway which is kindly offered to you by http://www.mizspa.com! You'll be entering to win the Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner Duo which includes all of the products discussed in this post. The giveaway will be open internationally for two weeks from today. I will email the winner and announce them on Twitter.