Bobbi Brown Week: Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner

I want to love this, I really do, but the Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner (P1,000+) is just so-so. I love the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in the pot which is why it's interesting for me to try this pencil. However, it's just not as good.

That's not to say it's bad. The creamy, buttery texture glides on my lids without tugging, and Pitch Black is buildable when I want a super dark line. I enjoy the convenience of twist-up pencils like this, too, since they're easy to apply when I'm in a rush.


I don't get a sharp line with this, which I actually like for this particular product! It leaves a soft line on my eyes which can be easily smudged with a cotton tip. It's a great pencil for creating quick n' messy smoky eyes without having to use any brushes or eyeshadow. Due to the emollient texture, the Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner diffuses on the lids beautifully.



There's something to be said for soft-looking eyeliners!

Staying power is ok - it stays solid for about four hours, but starts to smear on the corners a bit after that (if you applied it in a solid black line as opposed to a smudged one). It also has a tendency to transfer on the upper lids if they are not primed or powdered. I don't get panda eyes with this liner but the smudging does show. This eyeliner is not for oily lids, unfortunately.


If you're looking for eyeliner that can create sharper shapes and has a reliable staying power, I highly recommend the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. It's my fave liner from Bobbi Brown!

If you're after a softer line that you can smudge easily or use as a base for smoky eyes, the Perfectly Defined Eyeliner is perfect for the job. You can certainly use it by itself to create the usual line, but I would suggest using a primer first.

Do you like deliberately smudging your eyeliner? I do, when I don't have time to wear eyeshadows!