Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink: Swatch, Review, Photos

by mehak on December 3, 2011

in Bobbi Brown, Eye Products, Eyeliner, Reviews

Written by : Guest Writer Gunmeen
Now whats the craziest thing you have ever done to get your must- lust makeup item ? Well i have almost missed my flight to get  my hands on the coveted Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner. This was in my must buy list when i went to Bangkok last year and boy did i go bonkers when i entered the Bobbi Brown counter at the airport. I still remember how i went for my security check only 25 mins before the departure ad needless to say my husband (impatient that men are!) abandoned me at the counter and i was left to fend for myself . Thank god i had all the dollars on me and i spulrged to my hearts content:) :)
Coming to the eye liner let me introduce you to the most loved item in my vanity……trumpets blowing drums rolling and here we go:

 This award-winning liner gives you the look of liquid liner with the ease & feel of a gel formula. Long-wearing, water-resistant color glides on & let’s you get it just right before it dries – then stays without a smear or crease. Awarded ‘Best of Beauty’ by ‘Allure’ Magazine (2011). Awarded best liquid liner by ‘The Knot’ Magazine(2010).
To apply: Dip tip of Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush (coat both sides of brush head). Wipe off excess before applying to eye. Work quickly as product becomes transfer-resistant once dry. To remove, use Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover.

This was my first ever gel liner and I love it so much. The official website describes this as a “DARK RED BROWN”. There is nothing red about this liner and the truth is that its a beautiful chocolate brown eye liner with tiny golden/bronze/multicoloured (depending on how it seems to you) flecks which add to the beauty of this liner. So aptly named shimmer ink I must say. The liner is creamy, and  goes on like a dream. Its super pigmented and does not need layering for the colour to show.A single application with the brush is enough for the liner to show its true colour – a yummy drinking chocolate. The golden/bronze/multicolored flecks are not OTT at all and do not get tranferred to the crease.The liner does not feather and neither does it flake and sits pretty on the eyes all day. It shows up really nicely on the lids and gives an instant brightness to the eyes. 

Since the flecks are not very shimmery it can be worn easily during day time as well. I have nerver worn this on waterline because of the flecks so I dont know whether this is waterline safe or not. Its water proof and smudge proof . Once set it doesnt budge from the eye unless you remove it. It comes off easily with my maybelline makeup remover. have worn this paired with mac teddy kohl and more recently colorbar kohl and the eyes look beautiful to say the least. For me this is my HG liner. I simply cannot do without it. Im planning to stock up on this as well as violet ink when I go to Dubai this new years.

Overall Verdict: 5/5 or A +

Price: Rs 1100/- for 3gms

Overall recommendation : Its a pretty brown shimmery liner which would look awesome on fair to medium skinned people. On darker skin tones this might not show its true colour. For me its my favourite liner. The only con is that like Mac it does not come with a brush. It would have been nice if there was a brush just like the clinique liners.  Come soon Bobbi Brown to India. I promise we all makeup junkies will love you. Grab it girls if you can lay your hands on it.

About the Guest Writer
Gunmeen is a dental surgeon by profession, but when she is not poking in her patients mouths, she is poking her nose into makeup stores (Me too Gunmeen!). This is her third  post here, and she is definitely a MAC Girl. Gorgeous color that Bobbi Brown Shimmer Ink!

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