I am always on the look out for the perfect, long lasting eye pencil. I have always used the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliners and came across their Long Wear Eye Pencils.
I purchased the shade ‘Jet’, which is a dark black. The pencil is very creamy and the eyeliner glides on smoothly. Jet is very deeply pigmented and is great for using on the upper lash line and waterline.
I have been using this non-stop since i got it and the one thing that i found was that it gets blunt super quickly and i think it’s due to the pencil being so creamy and soft. I was using MAC Smolder previously, and didn’t find myself having to sharpen it a lot.
Now, let’s talk about how long it lasts! On my upper lash line, it lasted all day without any smudging or transferring to my lid. However, when i used the eye pencil on my waterline, it didn’t last very long at all. It had worn off within a couple of hours and smudged slightly under my bottom lash line. Now, that’s great when I’m going for a smokey look but for work i just wanted some definition.
In the picture above, i tried rubbing the eyeliner and you can see that it barely smudged. Another bonus is that with Bobbi Brown, you receive a pencil sharpener, as other brands don’t tend to provide them and make you purchase a separate one!
Yes, i do like using the pencil on my upper lash line, but for my waterline it just didn’t last as long as i had hoped. The creaminess of the pencil is fabulous and doesn’t drag the skin around the eye but I think for my waterline i will be sticking to MAC Smolder.
I personally think £17.50 is very expensive for the liner, as it just doesn't have the staying power on my waterline. Also, due to pencil being very creamy, it seems as though you will finish the pencil quite quickly, therefore having to repurchase it more frequently.
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