I first discovered the Bobbi Brown gel liner about 5 years ago and couldn't believe how amazing the longevity was compared to a pencil liner and how great they blended into the eyes. Five years later the drugstore brands have finally caught onto the gel liner trends and there are some great affordable alternatives that won't break the bank.
What are your thoughts on the Maybelline gel liners?
Price - The Bobbi Brown liner is £17.50 for 3g of product and the Maybelline is a steal at £7.99 for 3g, so your saving £9.51 which is almost half price and it comes with a brush!
Packaging - Both are packaged in a glass pot, the Bobbi Brown has a plastic screw lid with the logo printed upon it and the Maybelline liner has a metal screw top lid that also comes with a gel liner brush which is great. I prefer the packaging of the Bobbi Brown liner but this is my personal view only as both are well packaged.
Application - Each liner is easy to apply with a brush and can help any novice to achieve a perfect line. The Maybelline liner is a little softer in texture and is a tad harder to work with but both are buildable to achieve a natural or more dramatic eye. One thing I would say is make sure you wait for each layer to dry before applying the next.
Longevity - I was amazed by Maybelline's staying power throughout the day, it only lifted slightly on the outer waterline at around 8.30pm which is good going. Bobbi Brown has always been top of my list for longevity, so for Maybelline to be just as good was a nice surprise.
Final Thoughts - I have fallen in love with the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner it does exactly the same job as the Bobbi Brown for half the price, it comes with a brush and has an ever growing array of colours to choose from, the only downside for me is it does wear slightly more than the Bobbi Brown version towards the end of the day but only slightly nothing drastic!
I award the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner 4.9 out of 5