Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

I like using gel eyeliners because they look as good as liquid eyeliners, but they're a lot easier to apply.  There are a number of gel eyeliners in the market today.  My friend Ann swears by Maybelline's Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner.  She says it glides on smoothly and it stays.  There are also a lot of good reviews on MAC's Fluidline.  Personally, I've been using Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliners for the last five years or so, and I never tried other brands simply because I'm very happy with my current gel eyeliners.  Let me tell you why:
  • The creamy consistency makes Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliners easy to apply, with an eyeliner brush of course. 
  • It dries after a few minutes and when it does, it stays.  Long after your day is over.
  • It doesn't smudge nor crease.
  • There are a lot of colors to choose from.
Right now I have three colors which I use depending on my mood.

My staple is the Sepia Ink.

I'm not really a fan of black eyeliners because I feel they're too harsh for everyday makeup.  I apply it thickly on made-up eyes, or thinly for that soft, minimal makeup look.

Espresso Ink is the closest I'll get to black.  It's actually black-brown so I feel it's still not as bold or harsh as black.

My Denim Ink is for parties or a really casual look.

It's from Bobbi's Denim & Rose Collection.

Let me share with you a few tips on gel eyeliners:

  • Apply close to the lids.  Be sure to fill in gaps.
  • Use a flat eyeliner brush.  Believe me, this brush is unbelievable!!!  No gaps. I'll blog about it next time.
  • For extra staying power apply eyeshadow powder in the same color over the gel eyeliner.  
  • Close the lid tightly after every use.  Gel eyeliners dry up quite fast.
  • When using the product, try to scoop from the side first rather than from the center.  If you scoop from the center going out the left-over product on the side hardens up pretty fast.
Hope you learned something new.   

1 comment:

Dylana Suarez said...

This looks so lovely!