Review: Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink

Hi hearties,

Do you want:

1. an eye liner from a reputable brand?

2. a pigmented eye liner below RM100?

3. a gel eye liner that goes on smoothly and is easy to work with?

4. a waterproof eye liner that is suitable on the waterline and tight line?

5. a lightweight eye liner that does not cause discomfort to the eyes?

6. a neutral-coloured eye liner that does NOT BUDGE. At. All.

Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner in Chocolate Shimmer InkBobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner in Chocolate Shimmer InkBobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink

If most of your answers to the above questions are YES’, I highly recommend you to head over to the nearest Bobbi Brown counter and ask for Chocolate Shimmer Ink, one of its best-selling colours available.

Ain't your typical brown eye liner, for it is neither too warm nor too cool!

Ain’t your typical brown eye liner, for it is neither too warm nor too cool!

After hearing good things about Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner for years, I finally gave in. I wanted a neutral-coloured eye liner instead of black, a colour that I have been religiously using since I started playing with makeup. Yes, I am comfortable that way, and I did not know what had gotten into me one fine day. I just picked this little pot that had “Chocolate Shimmer Ink” written on it. I made swatches with it, then I bought it instantly. No questions asked. Unlike most boring, dark brown eye liners, this gel eye liner shimmers beautifully. The reddish bronze shimmer is VERY subtle, and it does NOT have chunks of glitters that may be a turn off to some.

It stayed put even after I dipped my hand in a pail of water, and I rubbed it a little.

It stayed put even after I dipped my hand in a pail of water, and I rubbed it with FULL FORCE.

The staying power of Chocolate Shimmer Ink is crazy! I have recently put this gel eye liner to test where I wore it approximately 12 hours, and it lasted! If there is anything about Chocolate Shimmer Ink that I had to point out, it is that this gel eye liner has the tendency to dry up fast. I have been using this nearly every day for a month now, and I can “feel” that the eye liner drags a little, so I would need to dip my eye liner brush deeper to re-coat with colour. My advice would be to immediately screw the lid of the pot to prevent the product to dry up.

Retailing at RM88 per pot of 3grams, I never regretted trying this gel eye liner from Bobbi Brown. Have you tried one?

With love,

LY

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2 thoughts on “Review: Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink

  1. Hello Li Yeun! Does this have shimmer in it? Welcome to stepping outside of black eyeliner. HEHEHE From now on, you will want to play with colourful eyeliners. Next one, get yourself emerald green or graphite – a dark grey shade (yes BB does one too) and eyeliner does not have to be boring ever again. 😀

    • Hola, Ting!

      Yes it does contain shimmer in it, but very subtle; the camera found it difficult to even capture it. It’s beautiful in person, though! I am so going to try the other colours now, and yes BB it is! weeeeee~

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