Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner review and swatches.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle and Golden Bronze Sparkle.

Lately, I have had this overwhelming desire to edit my makeup collection and spending.  The book, Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (here) is the culprit for this sudden epiphany.  Her premise is rather simple–surround yourself only with items that ignite joy.  This mentality has really made me question all of my past, present and future purchases–especially when it comes to cosmetics.  So while decluttering my various eyeliners (gels, pencils and liquids), I had a longing for my favorite discontinued, Guerlain Bleu Outremer liner (reviewed here).  The rich navy liner paired well with every look and never failed to brighten my overall appearance.  Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle and Golden Bronze Sparkle ($35 USD/ 1.6 mL.) has not only surpassed my previous crush, but the formula is downright HG material!  I hope you enjoy.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Golden Bronze Sparkle.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle and Golden Bronze Sparkle.

The Pros to Bobbi Brown Long-Wear liquid Liner:

  1. Blackened base is engulfed with sparkling pigment that is smooth and applies seamlessly.
  2. Applicator head is designed with a semi-flexible long tapered head that comes to a point for precise color placement–the best applicator I have ever used. 
  3. The material of the head holds a substantial amount of product so only one dip is required for each eye.
  4. Bottle must be shaken to incorporate base color with the sparkle pigment.
  5. All day wear (12 hours) without any color transfer, flaking or smudging.
  6. Pigment dries quickly and does not feather into fine lines on maturing lids.
  7. Sparkle is rather sophisticated–not over the top or adolescent.
  8. Colors are deep, but cannot be mistaken for black.
  9. When colors are properly incorporated the effect is more metallic than sparkly–great for daytime and nighttime use.
  10. Removes with dual action makeup remover.
  11. Made in Korea–good or bad you decide.
  12. Comes in five sparkling colors–FOREST SPARKLE, NIGHT SKY SPARKLE, VIOLET SPARKLE, BALTIC BLUE SPARKLE, GOLDEN BRONZE SPARKLE.
  13. Formulated without mineral oil or parabens.

The Cons to Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner:

  1. Right of the bat–the price amount ratio is outrageous ($22 per ounce).  My head knows this is ridiculous, but I cannot deny the ease of use, longevity and pigmentation.
  2. Forgetting to properly shake the tube will result in an uneven, diluted application.
  3. Can be a bit challenging to remove with Bioderma.  I find holding down a saturated makeup pad on the liner for thirty (30) seconds is an adequate amount of time to break down the formula.
  4. Violet SparkleBaltic Blue Sparkle or Night Sky Sparkle are not that distinctive from each other.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle and Golden Bronze Sparkle.

  • As you can tell from the photos above, the blackened base is slightly more evident on the Baltic Blue Sparkle swatch as opposed to Golden Bronze Sparkle.  This variation was done purposefully to demonstrate the effect of the liner when the tube is not properly shaken.  I prefer to vigorously tap the tube against the palm of my hand (listen for the metal balls) to really awaken and meld the sparkle with the base color.
  • Baltic Blue Sparkle was shook midair, where as Golden Bronze Sparkle was incorporated with the method described above.  Although both colors are saturated, you can easily see how the sparkle may separate from the base, leaving irregular color payoff.
  • I have read some reviews stating these liners are not pigmented enough and flake throughout the day, but I wholeheartedly disagree.  The photos below clearly demonstrate the level of pigment saturation for each color.
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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle.

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Wearing Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle.

  • For the above look, the dark espresso brown color from the Viseart Neutral Palette was smudged along the lash line in my customary wedge shape.  Kjaer Weis Magnetic eyeshadow was used to blend out the edges of the brown.  Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle was applied to the upper lash line over the brown shadow.  Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill mono eyeshadow was used right at the edge of Baltic Blue Sparkle and smudge upwards.
  • Bobbi Brown Camel Eyeshadow was used in the crease and lower lash line.
  • Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet in 602 Viper was the lip color of the day–I like, I don’t love.
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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Golden Bronze Sparkle.

Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze Sparkle.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Golden Bronze Sparkle.

  • For the above look, the same eyeshadow colors were used (with the exception of Armani Navy) in the same manner, but blended further for a more natural effect.
  • Bobbi Brown Taupe Eyeshadow Stick (repeat purchase–can’t be without) was used on the lower waterline and BB Camel was used in the crease and lower lash line.
  • Vincent Longo Copperkiss Bronzer and Sandalwood Blush (here) was used (long time love for both and highly recommended).
  • Lip Combo consists of Colourpop Bff2 liner with Jouer Creme Brulee topped lightly in the center of the lips with Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux (all favorites). 
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner ingredient list.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner ingredient list.

**Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Baltic Blue Sparkle and Golden Bronze Sparkle are found at Sephora, Nordstrom, Lord &Taylor, bobbibrown.com, etc..**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would legitimately declare, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liners are an amazing investment.  Granted the price is over the top, but its imperative to keep an eye out for sales.  I purchase this duo during BB’s 20% off friends and family sale.  Another great alternative is shopping at the CCO, where I happily procured two backups of Baltic Blue Sparkle ($24).  I know this is not an act Marie Kondo would approve, but at least I did not buy all the colors, and I won’t.  Even this old dog can learn new tricks.   🙂

Until next time, be well, stay safe, and surround yourself with items and people who “Spark Joy“.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

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