Oct 11, 2012

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner: Violet Ink

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Violet Ink (available here):  $22

This award-winning liner gives you the look of liquid liner with the ease and feel of a gel formula.  Long-wearing, water-resistant color glides on and let's you get it just right before it dries - then stays without a smear or crease.  Won Big-Day Beauty Awards 'Martha Stewart Weddings' (May 2012).  Awarded 'Best of Beauty' by 'Allure' Magazine (2012).

Bobbi Brown Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Violet Ink Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Ingredients How to Use FOTD Looks
Bobbi Brown Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Violet Ink Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Ingredients How to Use FOTD Looks

My Maybelline Gel Liners dried out a couple of months back, and while I don't use gel liners on a daily basis, I was looking out for replacements.  I wanted to pick the MAC Fluidlines but figured I would give the much-loved Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liners a try and picked up Violet Ink.

Bobbi Brown Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Violet Ink Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Ingredients How to Use FOTD Looks
Bobbi Brown Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Violet Ink Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Ingredients How to Use FOTD Looks

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eye Liner in Violet Ink, true its name, is a darkened violet purple with a very fine shimmer crushed in.  I call it shimmer for a lack of a better word - there are no obvious particles of glitter here.  It's more like bronze mixed in with a blackened violet.

How to Use the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner:  Dip tip of a fine eyeliner brush into gel formula (coat both sides of brush head).  Wipe off excess on tissue before applying to eye. Work quickly as product becomes transfer-resistant once dry.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Violet Ink - Swatches/FOTD

Bobbi Brown Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Violet Ink Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Ingredients How to Use FOTD Looks
Bobbi Brown Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Violet Ink Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Ingredients How to Use FOTD Looks
The color isn't a bright violet, rather a blackened/smokey violet that can seem rather subdued.
If you want more of the purple to show through, you can always layer on more of the product.
The finish is smooth, and the lasting power is phenomenal.  It's smudge-proof and stays on the whole day but comes off easily enough at the end of the day with a makeup remover.  The texture in the pot seems a bit harder than the MAC Fluidlines, but on application feels the same, if not better - it's almost like a mousse.  For the steepish price tag, I do hope it doesn't dry off too fast in the pot - will just have to wait and see on that.  Currently, a favorite!

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Violet Ink - Ingredients

Bobbi Brown Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Violet Ink Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Ingredients How to Use FOTD Looks