Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner review and photos.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

Recently, my schedule has been rather hectic; in the mist of holiday preparations, sports activities, and family gatherings my makeup application has taken a well-missed back seat.  My preferred look has been mascara and eyeliner paired with a delicate topper shade.  Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Eyeliner ($24 USD/ 3g) part of the Scotch on the Rocks Collection, has been one of my go-to liners to achieve a polished and distinctive look.  This complex golden espresso shade, has proven to be one of the most unusual and attractive colors I have seen in a long while.  I dare you not to fall for this spicy stunner.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner swatched with an angled brush and blended out (with flash).

The Pros of Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner:

  1. Deep espresso base infused with the finest gold/copper pearl (seriously one of the prettiest colors on the market).
  2. Water-resistant formula is extremely long-wearing on a variety of eye shapes–12 + hours (see below).
  3. Applies smoothly and evenly on the skin.
  4. Can be built-up without any patchiness or flaking.
  5. Due to the creamy texture, this is one gel liner that can be used as an eyeshadow base or stand alone eyeshadow color.
  6. The fine gold/copper pearl is perfectly contained within the gel base, giving the liner a luminescent appearance.
  7. The abundance of gold/copper pearl is noticeable in any lighting conditions.
  8. Less harsh than a black liner.
  9. Pairs beautifully with light to medium toned eyeshadow colors.
  10. Housed in a sanitary glass pot to ensure the product does not dry out.
  11. Formulated without mineral oil or parabens.
  12. Made in Belgium.

The Cons of Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner:

  1. Limited-Edition… if you like this shade do not hesitate to purchase it while it is still available.
  2. Gel liners have been known to dry-out over time.  Personally, I have never encountered this problem with any of my Bobbi Brown liners; some colors in my collection are five years old and they remain as malleable as the day they were purchased.  Be sure to close the cap tightly and always store any cream/gel product upside down.
  3. May not be much of a contrast if paired with darker eyeshadow colors.
Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

For the above photos, I used my Memebox angled eyeliner brush to apply Black Scotch thickly alone the lash line.  Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro 9 Gold (reviewed here) was patted lightly over the lid with MUFE M-600 in the crease.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

For the next set of photos, Black Scotch was applied along the lash line and blended upwards.  Giorgio Armani 9 Gold was patted lightly over the remainder of the lid, with Estee Lauder Crystal Baby Gelee applied to the inner corners.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Comparison Swatches:
Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink, Bobbi Brown Black Scotch, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire, and MAC Deliciously Rich Fluidline (photo taken with a flash).

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Comparison Swatches under warm running water for two minutes:
Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink, Bobbi Brown Black Scotch, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire, and MAC Deliciously Rich Fluidline.

  • Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink has a slightly warmer base color than Black Scotch, with red pearl shattered throughout the formula.  This shade in particular, works brilliantly as an eyeshadow base and stand alone eyeshadow color.
  • Bobbi Brown Black Scotch has an abundance of gold/copper pearl and the espresso base color is deeper and more pigmented than all the others.  As an added bonus, Bobbi Brown gel liners do not budge, even when subjected to warm running water 🙂
  • Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire is a much warmer brown with gold shimmers throughout.  I prefer to use this long-wearing color as an eyeshadow rather than a liner.
  • MAC Deliciously Rich Fluidline (LE) is composed of a sheer brown base with an overload of gold shimmer; not the greatest choice for an eyeliner.
Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ingredient list.

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (on a very sunny day).

Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel liner can be found at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks, Lord & Taylor, and bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Bobbi Brown Black Scotch Long-Wear Gel Liner is an exceptionally robust creation that is sure to please just about everyone.  The beautiful gold/copper pearl really does stand out, making eyes appear luminous from any angle.  Cheers Bobbi…to a job well done.  Will you be investing in this beauty?  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-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.

Comments

  1. Hi there,

    I have actually just ordered the Black Scotch liner and I belive it is now a permanent shade (yay, your petitions must have worked!!) – so this comment is way late in the game… but the reason I’m commenting is – I wanted to ask what you’re wearing on your lips in the swatch pics? I also have very dark hair and fair skin and that pink just looks gorgeous and polished but with a bit of pop (no fan of beige-y nude on me)

    Thank you 🙂

    • Hello Wiebke,

      I’m so glad to hear this liner is permeant. I’m certain you will love it just as much as I do 🙂

      The pinky “nude” shade in the photos is Girlactik Matte Lip Paint in Allure. This formula is so much more comfortable than the typical matte liquid lipstick. I hope this helps and thank you for taking the time to comment.

      -Maria

  2. Your photos are so gorgeous, and I can’t wait to try that liner!

    • Hello Caitlin,

      Thank you so much for the lovely compliment and for your support.

      If you do decide on this liner, I assure you, you will be disappointed 🙂

      -Maria

  3. Definitely gorgeous and why limited edition? The color is a great alternative to the black and ever so ubiquitous dark brown. For Bobbi not to have this permanently is like going a step back instead of forward. We need to petition this to make it permanent!

    • Hello Olivia,

      I hear you sister! These makeup companies need to consult bloggers before they make any decisions pertaining to a product’s distribution status..lol!!

      -Maria

  4. Oh, yes this is a beautiful product indeed… I couldn’t agree more 🙂 not sure if I am willing to spend a lot of money on eyeliner though… but it could be a versatile product, so who knows. I also want to wish you happy holidays.. I hope you get to spend it with your loved ones!! See you in the new year ^^

    • Hello Natasja,

      Thank you so much darling. I wish you a wonderful holiday season as well. It has been so hectic and I’m looking forward to resuming my daily mundane routine 🙂

      If you do decide to get Black Scotch, I assure you, you will love it!

      -Maria

  5. That is a gorgeous shade!

  6. Hey Maria, I hope you’re having a great holiday season with your family and friends!

    I have this and LOVE IT! I think it’s a lovely alternative to black, and it has such lovely complexity! I’ve never tried to smudge it out, but I love what you got so I should give it a go one of these days 🙂

    • Hello Sunny,

      Thank you so much. I wish you a wonderful holiday as well 🙂

      I love this color on you and truth be told, I think anyone can pull this shade off; truly one of the nicest colors BB has ever created. I hope the company has the foresight to make Black Scotch permanent.

      -Maria

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