Product Review: Bobbi Brown Gel Eye-Liner

I’m the kind of person that likes to dip their finger into everything but I’ll admit I’ve fallen behind in the gel liner category. I’ve only ever owned the Stila Smudge Pot (which I do not like at all) and I’ve tried my friends MAC Fluid-Line once and didn’t get the hype at all. So about a month ago, I decided to buy the Bobbi Brown Gel Eye-Liner ($45) on a whim. This product has become kind of a cult classic in the beauty world. It’s been branded the ‘best’ gel liner in countless beauty awards and has near perfect reviews online. So I had pretty high expectations for this eyeliner.

I bought the colour ‘Chocolate Shimmer Ink’, a medium brown with bronze microshimmer which is absolutely stunning in the pot. Firstly, the packaging is very standard but still clean and elegant. The glass pot gives it a good weight but it is compact enough to travel with. I apply this with an angled brush- the MAC 263. Initially it took me a while to get the hang of it, I’m used to applying eyeliner with a pointed tip (and for some reason I don’t have a thin-tipped eyeliner brush) so the angled brush was a little tricky. But after a few goes I was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was! The eyeliner comes in a very pliable gel formula which spreads very well. It’s decently pigmented, stays put all day and the colour range is absolutely stunning.

Now the down-sides…yes it’s that price tag. At first I balked at the price but after using it every day for a month I can only see the tiniest dent. Next, I found that the product has been drying up a bit around the edges which makes me a little concerned about the longevity. Now, because I’m not that familiar with gel liners, I’m not too sure if this is normal or not so fingers crossed that it is!

Overall, a pretty good purchase. I’m happy with it and would love to try some of the other colours. I would repurchase it if it ran out. What about you guys? Have you tried it, like it/hate it? What are some other gel liner recommendations, I’d love to try more! Let me know in the comments!

 

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40 Comments

  • Reply Labrina Liacopoulos Tuesday 17th March, 2015 at 11:37 am

    this is my favourite liner.

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I really want to try out this eyeliner! It’s quite pricey though :L

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 8:38 am

    The loreal gel liner works really well 2 and is cheaper then bobby. But id still love to try it out

  • Reply midnightstarfish Thursday 20th September, 2012 at 9:40 am

    my friend swears by this stuff!!

  • Reply becci19 Wednesday 19th September, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    looks good will have to try

  • Reply diamond0901 Wednesday 19th September, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    tried gel liners before and just find them too hard to use…..maybe a lesson is all i need

  • Reply leahkate Wednesday 19th September, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I’m using the Napoleon Perdis gel liner and I’m not impressed at all, the pot has dried out so fast even though the lid is on tight at all times, its so hard to work with and doesnt glide on the skin, I’m going to give this one a try now Xx

  • Reply Alishes Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I love this product. My holy grail of eyeliner. It was seriously life changing when I discovered it.

  • Reply cadam Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I will have to try this brand

  • Reply T1NA Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    sounds good!

  • Reply coyleshana Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I really want to try this product looks fantastic

  • Reply ChocolatD Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds like it’s worth trying, thanks for the review.

  • Nita
    Reply Nita Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I use the Mirenesse Gel Liner, I think they’re awesome.

  • Reply Sparkles17 Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 11:17 am

    AM using the Maybelline gel liner ATM this one looks good too.

  • Reply KatP Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Might give it a go

  • Reply aalana Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 9:42 am

    great!

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I use the MAC fluidline and once I got the hang on it have never looked back!

  • Reply lisa Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I have it in black, chocolate shimmer ink and an amazing metallic green. I do find mine dry out quite a bit, especially the black one which I use most, however I must confess to occasionally leaving the lid off for much longer than I should. Overall I love it and recommend using the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner brush I think it is because it works so well! If i want a really thin line I’ll use one of my old liquid eyeliner applicators too

  • Reply amanda6393 Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 8:41 am

    WOuld love to try it, but don’t think I’m coordinated enough!

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Sounds great

  • Reply fifi73 Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I’ve never used a gel eyeliner but this one does sound good….. I’ve used a lot of Bobbi Brown products and love them, despite the hefty price tag that goes with them… 😉

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Love this stuff!

  • Reply foxoduck Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Would love to try this!

  • Reply yslyenom Monday 17th September, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Sounds great and it’s Bobbi Brown!

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Monday 17th September, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    i will give it a try!

  • smurfette
    Reply smurfette Monday 17th September, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    sounds like a great product

  • Reply maggielyly Monday 17th September, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    sounds like a great product

  • Reply BellaB Monday 17th September, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Sounds interesting, eyeliner is a basic for me. Might try this.

  • Reply Jenny Monday 17th September, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    love!

  • Reply MsKimo Monday 17th September, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I’m no good with eyeliner, but this sounds and looks like a wonderful product. Thanks for the review.

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Monday 17th September, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Have never tried a gel eyeliner but might give this one a go!!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Monday 17th September, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Will give this one a go-sounds good

  • Reply stephieroro Monday 17th September, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I have used the black BB gel liner for over a year and love it. There is still some left in the pot, even though I wear it quite often (1-2 times a week) and it hasn’t dried up for me yet!

  • Reply ragdollbaby Monday 17th September, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Love this liner gel 🙂

  • Reply tarynwatt Monday 17th September, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I use the maybelline one as well but I might give this one a go next!

  • Reply Whatthe Monday 17th September, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Interesting.

  • Reply Raquel24 Monday 17th September, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    that would be a product worth trying!

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Monday 17th September, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Would love to try this. I use a maybelline one because i just cant afford one this expensive, but if it proves to be worth it and it last long, then it may be worth he cash!

  • Reply Senorita Monday 17th September, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    wow this products sounds great

  • Reply vikki18 Monday 17th September, 2012 at 11:31 am

    great product!

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