I was recently asked if I would like to try a few beauty products out and one thing I chose was the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil*, £18. I've always loved liquid liners but they smudge and never last all day. I'd heard great things about the Bobbi Brown Gel Liner, but knew it was prone to drying quickly. Therefore, I've been trying their new pencil and absolutely LOVE IT.
"The wait is over: for those who want the benefits of Bobbi's Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in pencil form, here it is. This richly pigmented formula really goes the distance, staying put for 12 hours. Long-Wear Eye Pencil's densely pigmented formula glides on smoothly, for intense definition that lasts all day, so there's no need to worry about smudging or smearing. Apply in the morning and wear it into the night." - Bobbi Brown
The first thing I noticed was how sturdy the packaging is. For a pencil, I didn't expect much but its actually really nice. It also comes with a pencil sharpener which is not only handy, but really good quality too. I have the shade Smoke 6 which is a charcoal grey (basically black). It has a soft matte finish and is less harsh than black.
The texture is smooth and creamy, but doesn't glide on as easy as a gel liner on my top lashes. I did have to tug a bit to create a neat line. However, it works amazing on my waterline. I wouldn't say it lasts 12 hours, but it definitely didn't budge after my 7 hour shift at work. It's so good that its actually really difficult to remove! I had to use my trusty Bioderma but still had to scrub to get it off. It dries super fast that when I tried to blend it with a brush, it wasn't budging. Therefore, if you wanted more of a smoked out look, you need to smudge it straight after applying.
I don't feel the need to get the Bobbi Brown Gel Liner, the only benefit to me would be the fact gel liner is easier to apply. I absolutely love this, especially for a night out as its completely waterproof. This is definitely something I would recommend to anyone, another brilliant product from Bobbi Brown!