These are the best eyeliners I have ever used. They are fairly easy to apply and they stay put *all day long.* The price may seem a little steep at first, but you need so little that the little jar will last you several years. I have black, which is great for that classic, old-Hollywood glamorous look, and sepia, which is nice when I want to accentute my eyes without making them look too dramatic. Great stuff. Try it, buy it - you won't be disappointed.
I love this stuff and I am not usually an eyeliner wearing kinda girl. I have it in the Sepia color and it wears forever - but rinses off easily when I was my face at night. I finally caved and bought the BB eyeliner brush as well and have no trouble creating a very thin - eye enhancing line. My thoughts: 1) wipe as much off on the sides of the jar as possible 2) aim FOR the lash line 3)If you make a mistake use a humid cotton swab (quickly) to fix it - I tend to wear it in a way that you can't tell I am even wearing eyeliner - it's that good - and trust me I'm more Picasso than Rembrandt when it comes to my artistic skills - if I can pull it off - anyone can. Seriously. Did I mention the size of the pot vs. price vs. amount needed. I'll be collecting social security before I need to replace this one.
TIPS: First and foremost...you need to use a waterproof eyemakeup remover to take this off. Invest in a bi-phase one (like Bobbi's or Nars)...these are the most gentle and non-greasy. Second, keep your brush "clean" by wiping off the excess when you're done with a tissue, preserving the tip of your brush. If you don't it will build up...fast. Last, when picking up the product on your brush, wipe the excess on your hand, a tissue, in the pot...but form the brush into a point for the thinnest line possible. Oh, and if you still have problems with smudging, be sure your eyelids are clean (if you apply it on an oily eyelid it will smear...) or use loose powder on the lid first.
PROS: wearable colors in violet, sepia, hunter, granite, black, and cobals; long-wearing; COMMENTS: None of the colors are shimmery or trendy; comes in frosted glass pots with black plastic screw-on lids; neither the ultra-fine or regular Bobbi Brown eyelining brush is fine enough to get the line I desire; I use SU 2R, which is a fine point brush, to apply it
ever since 9th grade i knew how to apply liquid eyeliner.
I feel the the gel liner is a step up in usability and staying power (but it does smear on my upperlids). Geez, i nearly had to scrape this stuff off my eyelids! i did cheat, and used she-laq ontop after it smeared all over my asian eyes. Worth the trouble if you need something new to play with.
woohoo! just bought this in violet ink. it's great!!! doesnt flake & stays even all day. pretty color too! i dont know where CarmenD bought hers, but i got mine at bloomie's & it was $18. was it $27 including a brush?
I bought the new gel eyeliner in the dark blue shade and was really excited about it.
unfortunataley, i was really disappointed:
I used it with the special BB eyliner brush that i bought for that purpose but neither the brush (tip not fine enough, hair to soft) nor the eyeliner were convincing.
They line is just way too thick, the color isn't flattering on me (o.k., thats my own fault), it just goes on sloppy I only used it once and am sorry that I wasted 50 $. May look good if you want a dramatic look, but no good for me..
GREAT eyeliner but you do need a good brush. Gives you the liquid liner effect but not as harsh since it is a gel and can be smudged after application. But you must work super-fast as it dries really quickly. The only reason why I don't use this on a daily basis is that it is difficult to remove (even with oil-based eye makeup removers). I can never seem to be able to remove it from in-between my eyelashes (maybe I apply it too close to the lashline, but this still shouldn't be a problem). Also, instead of smudging on me, the color migrates a little. The best way I can describe it is that the line I've drawn remains super crisp ALL DAY, but I still see a little bit of the dark color on my lid and under my eyes. All of BB gel eyeliners are very intense and apply darker than you expect. I've noticed I get the best results when I use a tiny liquid liner-like brush with this product. I've had my pot for several years and as long as you close it tightly, it will not dry up.
I finally got a little pot of the Violet Ink to try last week...I am returning it! I was so excited about this product the first that it was mentioned on the internet, but when I finally tried it, my oily lids refused to cooperate. Instead of staying put, it didn't take long for it to travel right down onto my undereye circles. I was just so disappointed. I loved the color, though and the texture is really nice. It just didn't stay put like it promised. I even bought the special eyeliner brush to use. I am keeping the brush just because it's a quality item by BB. I really wished that it would work for me and that I could stop searching for the ultimate slip-proof eyeliner...guess not.
These liners are great! They last a LONG time, I love applying it with Trish #11 push liner brush. Unfortunately eyeliners just dont agree with my eye shape. But these are really great!