Bobbi Brown • Violet Ink Long-Wear Gel Liner • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this stuff!!! My only regret is not buying it years ago.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a gorgeous color. On me (PPP, dark eyes, dark hair), it provides just a tiny dab of color--like a slightly "different" dark brown. What I like most about it is that it's a cool violet, not a russet-y purple. The consistency is great and makes it really easy to apply. (Reviewer just before me, you should try using a bent eyeliner brush, or a super-fine slant brush.) It looks so good that I find myself wearing it as an everyday kind of item--it just really finishes and slightly intensifies my look. It's so good I'm going to have to get one in sepia, too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this eyeliner. I've typically stuck to neutral eyeliner shades in the past (brown, navy, dark gray), but I'm thrilled I let the make up artist at Saks talk me into trying this. It's stunning with my green eyes. I have been wearing it on my upper lid along with Bobbi's cream eye shadows in beach honey and beach bronze and I couldn't be happier with it. My only gripe is that I can't seem to figure out how to make the eyeliner a fine line on my lid--no matter what I do it turns into a thicker line than I would like. I smudge it out a bit with a q-tip to soften the look, but I am hoping with practice I'll be able to master the fine line look. If anyone has any ideas or tips they would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm a die-hard, old school, black liner & black mascara'd brunette. I want (and need!) dark liner to make my lashes look thicker and my eyes larger, and that's what I've used, in various forms, for decades; most recently MAC's Blacktrack and Blitz & Glitz. But lately I found myself thinking about something new for Spring: COLOR! I was fascinated with the idea of a dark liner that offered subtle color to liven up my brown eyes. I found it with BB's Violet Ink! Ooooh, it's so lovely in the pot - deep, but bright & shimmering - and even lovelier on the eyes. I like to use a subtle neutral e/s shade as a wash, then Violet liner for a surprise pop of color. I think I like this formula a bit more than Fluidlines; this seems to be smoother, have more slip. I apply it heavily at the lashline, then "dry brush" over it, thickening the line but sheerly, which seems to bring out shimmer. If I'm doing a full eye makeup (3 or more e/s shades), I'll add a line of Blacktrack OVER this, just at the base of my lashes, for more depth and definition. I use a Palladio lip brush with my gel liners: the head is shaped just like BB's liner brush (flat and oval) and at less than $5, one can have a couple on hand! Absolutely worth the price, as so little is required per use and it remains perfect until I remove it (I'm in the deep, humid south and have NEVER had any smearing). Gel liners are the greatest cosmetic innovation ever, in my opinion. Along with Violet, I purchased Ivy Shimmer as well (LOVE THIS ONE, it's made for brown eyes!)...now I must have Sapphire, Graphite, Bronze Shimmer and Espresso too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Violet Ink is a beautiful dark purple, which is silky smooth to apply and doesn't dry flat. It's a really pretty alternative to black or brown - I have very dark brown eyes and this colour works wonderfully. The consistency is comparable to Clinique's, and I like both of these much more than Stila's Smudgepots.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I am completely sold on Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliners. I now want almost every color she makes. I was previously a liquid eyeliner girl and this product has converted me to gel. You can easily go from a solid line to a smudged one. The violet is just purple enough to tell it's violet but not glaring. It's so easy to apply and just as easy to correct if you get it somewhere you don't want. The consistency is creamy enough to spread, but firm enough to stay put. I never have to reapply it during the day because it's rubbed off. And the color is intense enough that you don't have to keep applying enough coats to see it.
I really love these and, despite the price, I plan on stocking up on a couple more colors.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Great product that's easy to apply if you have the right eyeliner brush. Nice staying power.
Always cap it very tightly or it will dry out. You can dip your brush in saline solution to add a bit of fluidity if it dries in the pot.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I adore BB gel eyeliners. Violet is a gorgeous rich violet shimmer that glides on and is very long-lasting. It works well with my green eyes and it really brings out the colour in them. It never smudges and looks great till bedtime.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
After reading MUA reviews I got this eyeliner, and ohmigod I love it! I have never seen anything make my green eyes stand out as much as this product. I already had the chocolate shimmer eyeliner, which is nice, but it doesn't make my eyes "pop" like the violet. The best thing is, you can't even tell it's violet when you put it on, and since it's a gel you can push the product into your lashline to make your eyelashes look longer and fuller. You just pull your eyelid up and push the brush into your lashline from underneath, and then line as usual from the top. I personally have never had a problem applying this product. But, I have dry skin so it may be harder for those with oily lids(?). Also, I bought the accompanying brush, which I think works very well. I highly recommend violet to any woman with green or hazel eyes!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is my first BB gel eyeliner and I LOVE it! It's so much better than I expected. I guess I had an idea of what it would be in my mind after trying other brands of gel liners (like Stila). This is far, far superior to any other brand I have tried. It really does last all day, it glides on so easily and smoohtly, and the color is so rich and pigmented. The color is gorgeous and it has just enough shimmer to be eye-catching. I was happy at how quickly I got the hang of using it and now I really don't even want to use my other pencil liners now. I guess I will have to get these in every color! I did buy it in Graphite Shimmer too but I haven't tried that one yet. But after using this one I can't wait!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm a big fan of BB and of her gel liners in particular. The colours are beautiful and wear superbly...the Violet Ink is no exception. It's a lovely subtle greyish purple with the slightest bit of shimmer (to my eye anyway). Yes, it was expensive but in my experience these gel liner last for a long while and one definitely gets their monies worth. This along with the Chocolate Shimmer are my favourites.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
These are my HG HG HG eyeliners! I love this colour, beautiful violet with shimmer, I LOVE shimmery eyeliners. I've also tried MAC's Fluidlines which I also love, but when I want an eyeliner to last all day Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliners are the ONLY ones I can use! They resist anything, non-stop watering eyes which is what I have, oily eyelids which I also have, very long endless days which I also *suffer*! MAC has pretty colours but they smudge like crazy when my eyes just won't stop crying the whole day long!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great product. I have several colors and love them all. Definitely buy Bobbi Brown's eyeliner brush for best results!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm sad that I didn't try this earlier! I've been using MAC fluidlines for a while now and finally decided to stray and see what all the fuss over BB's gel liner was about. Glad I strayed! I picked up Violet Ink, which is a perfect soft black with hint of deep violet/purple, which looks great with my dark brown eyes. While it is on the pricey side, the liner lasts and lasts without smudging, even through 8hrs of work followed by over 5hrs of class. No touch-ups required and I only need a tiny bit to get a nice line. The formula is smooth and easy to apply. I use Laura Mercier's flat liner brush or a cheapie angled art store brush to apply. I can't wait to try the other colors!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a really pretty blackened violet liner. It looks more like a soft black unless I smudge it, when smudged I get more of the violet tones. it is very pretty and lasts well.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This stuff stays on so well but doesn't look like a liquid. I also love the violet color for my hazel eyes (it really makes them "pop") stays on even in the humidity!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
If you like BB gel liners, this is a great color to have. Color goes on true to the pot, a deep purple-violet with slight shimmer. There's no shimmer apparent in the pot, but on the eye it has a slight metallic finish, subtle glimmery sheen, or iridescence. This is a good purple-violet for my AAB/NC25 coloring. Not sparkly (good), but not matte or flat either (boring!). As with BB's other gel eyeliners, it has excellent staying power on my oily lids - which is why I keep buying them :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i used to wear liquid liner but this works so much better.
the gel liner stays on forever and it's so much easier to use than liquid.
the color is a beautiful dark purple and i think it's a bit more subtle and prettier than black liner (though from far away, it looks black).
it's somewhat pricey but the pot lasts me a longgggg time. in fact, i not even halfway done with it. a beauty necessity for me. the texture of thick. and it's obviously not blendable (we're talking smudgeproof long lasting liner here!) i prefer it to the fluidline, which is more.. well fluidlike and watery.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I like this violet ink eyeliner alot, as long as I use the Mac brushes to apply, great quality as most of Bobbie Brown's products. Not as neutral as her black plum eyeliner, but great for a change with lilac-purple-eggplant eyeshadows. When I'm done with this I want to check out Mac's violet one and maybe I'll try that one next. Eyeliner lasts the day-nite no smears for me and makes my eye color pop! blu-grn eyes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Okay,this is my second try at this product. I hated, hated, hated it the first time around. It was difficult to use,kind of dried out quickly, and wasn't coming close to producing a neat line. I had been using the Bobbi Brown fine eyeliner brush...and that was a big mistake. What I have found works wonderfully is the Paula Dorf eye liner brush (the pointy one). It stands up to cleaning well and produces a wonderful smooth line if you are careful to remove the crumbley parts of the gel. This gel does last forever and I do like the color now that I am using this brush. I had to practice a lot to get things to work nicely. I still use the LM cake liner and the Trish definers more often than this because they are much easier to use and are more workable (they last just as long). But this is an unusual color and when I want purple, this is what I use. The LM cake eggplant is not nearly as nice. For those that found this easy to use, your skill level for eye liner must be way higher than mine. For me, it took a lot of practice because once you lay down the color, it really doesn't move.