Bobbi Brown • Espresso Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is an AMAZING product!! I can't rave enough about it - believe the hype it really is the perfect eyeliner. You cannot make a mistake using this - I like to have a clean polished looked (not too heavy) and you can wield a brush with so much precision it is very difficult to make a mistake. Also, it is super longlasting. FYI I'm Asian and use MAC NC20.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i am nc-44 for the reference. I have small eyes so i went for espresso and i am quite pleased that i did. It is a beautiful sutle black which looks very natural. Little expensive but since a little goes a long way i will definitly buy again.
Still more than half pot left and it has gone nearly dry and also on me it just don't just stay put!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The BA recommend this color to me since it will be softer on my LM#1 skin. The texture is nice. Very easy to apply. It's my first gel eye liner and I'm impressed. I apply it with my Mac 311 (lip liner brush) and it's just perfect. I think it's better than the BB brush itself. Smudge a bit since I tend to sweat around my eyes no matter the weather condition is. But if applied only to the upper lid then it's fine. Stay on whole day and very easy to take off with just the usual eye makeup remover. I adore this a lot and will definitely repurchase, but since I heard that Mac has the similar one called Fluidline, I think I will check that out and see if I like which one better.
---- Edit----- This flakes badly on me. Lately, I've been sweating a lot. It never stay pass noon. I always get panda eyes. Down from 4 to 3 lippies.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I wanted to love this product, but it smudged way too easily. I didn't even apply it, everytime I have used it, I've always had the rep help me, and 3 hours later, even though it was applied lightly, I look like someone who has cried my eyes out with mascara running.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this eyeliner. I've been wearing eyeliner for about 15 years (yikes!) and this defintely ranks in my top 3. Like other reviewers have mentioned, the texture of this eyeliner is more creamy than gel-like. I use the Bobbi Brown concealer brush to apply the eyeliner. It does take a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, it's easier to apply than a liquid liner. It wears all day with no fading. It's also easy to take off with makeup removed. I think the Espresso ink is like black-brown. Looks almost like a warm black. I would definitely repurchase!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have BB's espresso shadow and like the way it looks used as liner. However, hate the powder than always ends up on my cheeks during application. So, bought the gel in the same color. Works great. Love the 'clean' look you get with this gel- no smearing. Lasts all day. As almost everyone notes, must use the appropriate brush (I went ahead and bought the BB ultra fine), or your eyes will look like an uneven mess. Have also purchased graphite shimmer, haven't tried yet. I'm always up for application tips for this eyeliner if anyone wants to send me some!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like these, and Espresso Ink is a great color. Very dark brown, almost black, but without the harshnes of black.
My eyelids are oily and nothing stays put, not even the Lancome waterproof ones. This is the best stay power so far. It does take a little bit to master the application technique (I have always had issues with liquid-type liners) but you can even do a smoky-eye look once you get the hang of it. Great buy!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this! I apply it with LM's flat eyeliner brush - thin line for day, heavier for a night out. It does take awhile to get the technique down - been using it for a month and still mess up sometimes. For extra-lasting power, I use Lumene eye m/u base, apply the liner and e/s, brush a small amount of LM's translucent loose powder over it and then top it off with my former HG, Lancome le stylo waterproof - stays all day. This process might sound like a lot, but I have very oily eyelids - nothing else works for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Awesome stuff! I was a little concerned about how I would do applying this after years of being a pencil eyeliner girl, but it was surprisingly easy. It's easy enough to attain a smudgy look if you smudge it right after you apply it. Once it's set, which is pretty quickly, this stuff stays put. I love this color, too...a deep rich intense brown.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the longest wearing eyeliner that I have ever used. I also have it in black but these are come in such rich dark colors that it was too black. This is my second jar of expresso and love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't use it quick enough and it cracks. I like it; has great staying power. Hate the pot.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As a make-up maven, I have a hard time finding eye liner for my creaseless asian eyes. I love Bobbi Brown's gel eye liner because it stays all day without smudging and keeps its rich bold color on my eye. The product can dry out so I warn that you should always close the container tightly. It is necessary to purchase the brush along with the eye liner, but the price is well worth it. This is the best eyeliner I have ever used.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
You can just wear this the whole day without fear of it fading or running. Better not to apply it on the lower lashes as it does run a little bit. It does take a little practice to apply though. This is the best eyeliner I've tried and would definitely buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Hella expensive for an eyeliner but totally worth it. One of my best cosmetics investments of the year. I was using Revelon's Color Stay in both the pencil and the liquid eye liner, and thought they were pretty good...until my friend recommended BB's gel eyeliner. She wears a lot of eyeliner because she has these beautiful Asian eyes with no crease, so she uses it to create a very thick line. I bought it in expresso ink, along with BB's brush and found it so easy to use even for someone who is really bad at applying makeup. I feel that this has the best of both worlds--the softer look of the eye pencil and the stay power of the liquid--and without the harsh look that often accompanies liquid eyeliners. Espresso Ink is a very dark brown black--it's actually a great color because you can layer it for an almost black look or draw the line only once for a softer look. Less harsh than black although i might go back to get the black for the evenings out...I am having so much fun applying eyeliner now...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Disillusioned by a hurtful relationship (quite literally) with a Stila smudge-pot, I have since ran off to elope with this product. Our relationship is definitely long term, and I have nothing to say but good words.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love espresso!! I'm a GGG, NC35, LSF 6.5 - chinese with jet black hair. Espresso is a rich black brown that is (obviously perhaps) not as harsh as black. It has the usual sublime consistency and wear of all the gel liners. I love wearing espresso with silver and taupe eyeshadows. This is a HG.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I've been a pencil eyeliner girl since I began wearing liner at about 13 y/o - I'm 37 now and thought I could never get the hang of using a brush and this gel, but I did it right away and this stuff rocks! It makes a fine clean line that is easy to do, and easy to take it up to a more dramatic look. More creamy than gel like, but that doesn't really matter to me. I will buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this! Really makes my blue eyes stand out. What a find!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This color is alittle darker than sepia. I got the Nordstrom set for Christmas that had this shade, violet and Expresso. Violet was the one I liked least. Sepia was used the most. Expresso made me want the black gel. I don't think one could make a 'bad' purchase with the gels, but I wanted to try the other gel liners before I would buy these again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is FANTASTIC! If liquid liner is too harsh for you, but powder doesn't give enough definition,then BUY THIS! I don't know how I managed without it.
I found mine to be more of a creamy paste than a true gel, but that's okay.
The color is perfect for a brunette; it's softer than black, but more intense than brown.
The application is a little tricky. I use a narrow, pointed sponge-tip applicator since I am absolutely no good with brushes, and the result looks just fine. You'd better get this right the first time, though, because it sets quickly and won't budge once it does. I top it with Paula's Choice Soft Matte eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown, a near-perfect match. The result is a flawless lashline that looks great for hours, even in high humidity.
The liner is pricey, but worth every cent. I'll keep buying as long as it's on the market.
UPDATE: After I had this for several months it dried out. To replace it, I decided to instead try M.A.C.'s Fluidline in "Dipdown" only because it's slightly less expensive. I LOVE both products, which are nearly identical.
I don't expect to ever go back to pencil liner!
YET ANOTHER UPDATE: I finally settled on MAC's "Blacktrack" Fluidline as my HG liner;I found that wearing black liner + black mascara really made my eyelashes look more lush.
Surprisingly enough, it's possible to get a nice thin line with a [pointed] sponge-tip applicator; you have to bear down lightly and be careful.
Since the MAC product seems to work perfectly for me, and is a few dollars cheaper, I don't expect to buy the Bobbi Brown liner again. It's a great product, though.If it comes in a color that you can't live without, and you don't mind spending a few extra dollars, this is well worth checking out!>p>
NOTE: I bought a MAC 311 brush, and am using it to apply "Blacktrack" Fluidline on my upper lids, then setting the line with MAC "Carbon" powder shadow. This combination looks, and wears, great. On bottom I use UD's 24/7 eye pencil in one of the lighter colors. So I think I've found my HG eyeliner look, and won't be going back to BB gels. Great product, though.