I got sucked in. Completely and utterly sucked in. Usually I’m pretty good at holding back on new releases, but as soon as I swatched Bobbi Brown Long Wear Sparkle Gel Shadow & Liner in ‘Smokey Topaz’ in store I just knew I had to have it in my collection.
As the title suggests, these can be used both as a shadow and a liner. You can smudge, smoke, line or define for a variety of different looks. You can see on the picture above I’ve used it as shadow. I used a fluffy MAC 217 brush to buff it into my lid. It definitely loses some of its warmth when you do this, but it still leaves a pretty, silvery pearl finish. I think I prefer it as a liner (picture below) as the true colour of the product comes out better; it’s also so quick and easy to use this way. A quick swipe across my lash line with a trusty Louise Young Fine Eyeliner Brush (HERE) makes it a doddle to apply.
Other things to note?
- In terms of longevity, they don’t budge. Even when worn as a shadow without eye primer it doesn’t crease.
- The packaging is beautiful as are all Bobbi Brown products. The gel sparkle liner and shadows are housed in a study glass pot and a screw on top - the packaging is completely minimalist chic.
- They retail at £20 and can be found online at Selfridges (HERE) or in store.
- Storage wise ensure to keep the lid firmly screwed on and always store upside down – they won’t dry out as quick that way.
Overall I’m mighty impressed with these little pots of shimmer. Now I’ve got my eye on ‘Thunderstorm’. Have you tried any new gel liners that you like recently?