I'm one of those girls who has to wear eyeliner. I just don't think my makeup looks right without liner, and whether it's pencil, liquid or gel, my look isn't complete without it. Although I love pencil and liquid liners, the formula I find easiest to work with is gel, and my favourite brand for gel liners? Bobbi Brown, every single time.
I've tried a few budget gel liners over the years, and although there's some gems available on the high-street, I find after a few months they tend to dry up or get harder in consistency making them less easy to work with. The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner range is incredible, with the perfect consistency every time, gorgeous and simplistic packaging and a gorgeous array of shades to suit any tastes and occasion.
Not just any gel liner, this range has won awards for being the best of the best. The perfect way to give the look and effect of a liquid liner but with the ease of application and comfortable feel of a gel formula, they're incredibly long-wearing as well as water-resistant all with amazing colour pay-off. Drying to a matte finish, they stay put all day without budging, smudging or creasing in fine lines, whilst still being easy to remove with a good bi-phase eye makeup remover.
I currently have four shades in my collection, each working perfectly for a variety of looks. 1 Black Ink is the perfect true black, 2 Sepia Ink is a gorgeous rich brown, 28 Denim Ink the most stunning navy blue with fine navy micro-glitter and 31 Steel Ink is a lovely navy-grey and like Denim Ink, has very fine micro-glitter. I have my eye on a fair few others from the range too, especially Black Mauve Shimmer and Violet Ink.
Bobbi Brown have their own liner brushes in their expansive makeup brush range, but the liner brush I use is my favourite and beloved Sigma E05 Eye Liner Brush, £10.95, which is perfect for creating any liner look you like.
The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner range isn't the cheapest out there at £18, but honestly, nothing else compares for me! It's worth the splurge if you're after a long-lasting and high-quality gel liner, and they last so long that you definitely get your monies worth.
Available at www.bobbibrown.co.uk.