Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Makeup Review: Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Tips on using a pen liner



Things at work are getting pretty hectic and I'm struggling to find time to blog. Shen's Addiction's 4th year anniversary just came to pass last March 16 but I have yet to do something about it. I'm thinking that I should just mesh my actual birthday and 4th year blog anniversary on September to give me more time. I'm not really sure.

Despite how busy I am, I still can't tear myself away from this blog. It's like a lifeline. Sort of like an energy boost that I need to take when I feel I'm about to fall apart.. Do you have the same feeling?

Now on to makeup! If 2011 was a year of gel liner, 2012 opened me to the world of liquid pen liner. I can't get enough of them. Even with how difficult they are to use, I still didn't stop until I perfect it. Well, I can't not to when I'm constantly using them. 

Here this time I'm highlighting Bobbi Brown Ink liner from the Neons and Nudes Collection. Bobbi Brown may be the go-to for au naterelle look, but we both know how important defining and accentuating the eyes. That is why she created a long-wear gel liner and now, this ink liner.

Encased in a pen, we all know how handy this little product is. I keep mine with me all the time in my makeup kit to retouch when shadows transfer on my liner. You know, when people start asking you if you're wearing a blue liner when you're not. Hehehe!

Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Neons and Nudes Collection

Quite similar to my MAC Penultimate liner, the Ink liner has a fine precision felt tip. It's extremely pigmented and soft enough to have control and to not tug the lids. As always, only the premium when it comes to Bobbi Browns Cosmetics.

Now, why should one get an ink liner?

Aside from it being extremely handy, I appreciate the fact that I can control the type of line I want. I can do it thick and strong or thin and soft. It stays put for majority of the day. It doesn't transfer and last for a month or two for every day use.

The only downside I can think of is that it is expensive compared to its drugstore counterpart. But if you're a fan and those with sensitive skin and would want only high-end or premium products, this just might be what you're looking for.

Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Neons and Nudes Collection

As always, here's the obligatory swatches and look:

Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Neons and Nudes Collection

Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Neons and Nudes Collection

Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Neons and Nudes Collection


Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Neons and Nudes Collection

Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Neons and Nudes Collection

Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Neons and Nudes Collection

Tips on using liquid liners:
1. If you have puffy chubby eyes like mine, It helps to stretch the lids gently from the temples for that exact application. (Remember: Do think gently as the skin around the eyes are prone easily to wrinkles)
2. To make your appear bigger, flick the liner just before the end of your eye lids.
3. For that coveted cat eyes look, wing the liner just before the end of eye lids and extend until where you are comfortable did.
4. It helps if you start at the middle, and move your way inward, drawing slow lashes as you reach inside. Do the same as you move outside the lids
5. In keeping keeping your hand steady, hold the ink liner as you would a chalk or a pen. Then rest the tip of your pinky and middle fingers on your cheeks



Bobbi Brown Ink Liner | Neons and Nude Collection

This is one of my favorite makeup look. It's sweet and classic. And I didn't realize I have too many moles on my face and neck! Hahaha! It's ladies night, tonight. Do you have plans with your girl friends?




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5 comments :

iambabypanda said...

After being a member of your blog for a long time now, I just realized that you resemble Charee Pineda (Rosalie of Angelito: Batang Ama) .... Pretty!!! <3

hugs and kisses from ina of iambabypanda dot com!! :D

Kathneko said...

Gudam Shen :) Ang galing mo talaga mag line, siguro it takes years pra ma perfect. Ako kasi nahihirapan, parang feeling ko lagi hindi pantay. tapos hindi pa sumusunod eyelids ko. parang rough yung skin kaya hindi normal tignan yung eyeliner. thanks for this post. 

OT: Thanks sa nature republic loot :)

Gellie Abogado said...

ang ganda ng ink liner. ang daling gamitin since felt tip sya esp if you're creating an artsy fartsy makeup look. bet na bet ko to!!! :D

Issachavez said...

I am used to using pencil liner and gel liner!   I always have a hard time using liquid and ink liner like this.... I have to practice more!  I always love this look on you Miss Shen!  Ganda and very natural makeup :)

The Beauty Junkee said...

Ginawa talagang pentel pen si gel liner! LOL! :D

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