Bobbi Brown Espresso Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

4.5

143 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Love the shade and texture for applying, wears well...but dries out so quickly. This was my second try with this product, and it just dries out in the tub so quickly (even when stored upside-down) that I can't give it five lippies.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Black

My first high end gel eyeliner. The previous liners I tried were all drugstore like from Revlon and Loreal and every single one of them transferred elsewhere. I have hooded eyelids and I need something that will stay in place. In comes this eyeliner and Im very pleased with my results!

I apply this with a thin angled brush, sometimes I use primer and sometimes I dont. I dont see a difference with wear time for this liner stays on my lids the entire day, even without primer. I never had any transferring with this and that is the most important factor for me. The color intensity does fade throughout the day a bit and I dont mind that, for me it's much better than smearing and going elsewhere. I find the formula quite hard compared to the other gel liners Ive tried; BobbiBrown's gel liner should be called "wax liner" for it closely resembled my waxy brow pomade. It dries out quickly which is a shame because I have to restore it and stress about prolonging the life of it so I can get my moneys worth. Color pay off is great, it applies true to pot color and it is opaque. I myself was hoping for a more deeper and warmer brown but this is a more dark cool brown which is not bad but I would like the color to be more intense yet that is not stark black.

I have dark tan skin, black brown eyes, dark hair and this gel liner is very natural on me. Since I bought it, I wear it everyday and it goes with everything which is a big plus in my book. Besides, it does it's job and doesn't slack off until I take it off. I want to try out the Black Ink color. I can recommend this liner and I will buy again.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This product is the only product I've actually ever had to return because it stopped working in 48 hours of use.

With gel liners, I am and was aware that when you use them, they are best stored: closed tightly, upside down, and in a dry but shaded location. I did all of these for the two days I was able to use this product. On the third day, it was so dry and stiff, the product wouldn't budge.

Even after the first day, it was clear that this product didn't take well to being opened. It became harder to spread on my upper lid and was difficult to work with. I found it was really blotchy and took forever to spread. I also found it migrated on me as well.

The color is exactly what I was hoping for, but the product sure was not. I don't know if this was a fluke or typical of this product, though it seems I'm not the only one with this experience. I will not be repurchasing this product because of it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I got this from the airport last night and i have really enjoyed it. It sticks onto my brush so easily and cant apply it so nicely as well. The best thing about it is that it looks good and not thick and clungy like most pencils too. Holds a nice shape to it and drys well. Good brand love it


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

My holy grail eyeliner! Doesn't smudge, budge, is waterproof and is so easy to apply. After 2 hours of intense workout at the gym with sweat pouring all over my face, it still stayed on and doesn't make me look like a panda :p


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love Bobbi Brown long wear gel eyeliner in Espresso Ink -- it was just what I was looking for. I wanted a deep brown long-lasting eyeliner that could line in a very thin way long the upper and lower lash lines. The performance of this product is flawless -- it does not smudge, budge or smear -- and the color and texture are fabulous. I needed a super thin eyeliner that would make my blue eyes pop and then blend nicely with a caramel brown eyeshadow for a smoky look. Perfect on all fronts. Thank you Bobbi Brown!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

First I don't know why this product is called a "gel" because it is not a gel at all! It is more a hard cream eyeliner. Like you can't dip your brush in it like the Mac one or the Clinique one. So at first I was really annoyed! You can't really use a fine eyeliner brush.. I manage to create a flick using an angles brush, and better with a synthetic bristles, not the MAC 266, the MAc 263 works. The formula applies dry like with a fine eyeliner pencil, so it is opaque and can be really quick but if you want to have a sharp line you have to work it a bit more.

I think the eespresso ink color is really nice. But for black gel-liner I think I will stay with Mac
I don't think I will repurchase this one since the effect is similar than using a brown eye pencil.

EDIT: Ok.. So finally I really like it. I forced myself to use it and I really like the color! Also I find it fast to apply because it is so pigmented it is good on one swipe. I hope it will not dry out quickly... that will determine if I repurchase it or not.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Got this after I was told it was amazing by a couple of friends. Before this I was using the Maybelline gel liner and even though that was great, it still did not satisfy me enough. When I finally got my hands on the Bobbi Brown gel liner, I have to say it is amazing.

Smudge-proof, lasts all day (I have worn it once for over 12 hours and it did not go anywhere after that whole time!) and surprisingly, the amount in the pot lasts for a very long time. I have had it since last year March and I still have not gotten through half of it.

The range of colours available look amazing even though I haven't tried them out myself. I got the espresso colour thinking it'd be more of a brown but to me, it's no different from black. It's almost like a black brown shade. Initially it was a little tricky to apply but once you get the hang of it, it's easy and very quick. Definitely recommended.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I wanted to love this eye liner because it seemed a pretty big hit with everyone else and I am also a big BB fan.

Well I hated/ hate it! The formula seems fine at first and then in a short time it completely dries out rendering it pretty useless; I tried the microwave trick but that didn't help much either.

Application is horrible and by the end of the day it had worn off and didn't look like I had applied any at all.

I have tried this one and the Ivy shimmer ink, and I am pretty sure I will never buy again.

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Surprisingly I havent created a review for this yet, but its my HG liner for sure. I don't often wear black eyeliner so I always buy this in Espresso. Its the perfect dark brown shade and it makes my eyes pop. Its soooo creamy and smooth and they don't dry up before I can use the whole pot. Its a great liner and it lasts all day and I will continue to buy.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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