Bobbi Brown Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner

Bobbi Brown Jade FOTD

It’s not that I think anyone needs an excuse to wear any makeup in any season, but autumn and winter always seem to remind me of something bolder and darker. This autumn, Bobbi Brown is bringing out some new pieces to make smokey eye easier, including the Smokey Eye Mascara and Smokey Eye Kajal Liner. Today I have the Smokey Eye Kajal Liner in Jade to show you!

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Kajal Liner

Besides the liner end, Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Kajal Liner (I don’t know how much it will go for in Belgium yet, but it costs 27 USD in the US) has a sponge smudger on the other end so that you can smudge the line out for a casual, messy look. There is a ring of color on the pencil, so if you own more than one, you’ll be able to tell which color you’re grabbing without removing the cap!

This is the sponge end:

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Kajal Liner sponge end

Bobbi Brown Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner closeup

Jade is a slightly shimmery, grayed-out forest green. The texture is really soft, so it glides on comfortably. Jade is not the most pigmented eyeliner I have tried, and it looks more like a greenish gray with one pass. You can, however, build it up with a couple more passes. It doesn’t trigger any allergies on my lower waterline, which makes it stand out (considering a lot of formulas I’ve tried make it feel like I’ve got sand in my eyes). It is very easy to smudge Jade out, but for me that’s also where the problem is: it never really sets.

On my lower waterline, provided my eyes aren’t watery, Bobbi Brown Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner can hang around for about 30 minutes before it starts to disappear (which is great, because nothing ever holds on for longer than that). On my lash line, it lasts for around 4 hours before smudging/creasing. I have tried all the tricks I have, including a primer, two layers, and setting it with a powder eyeshadow. They would help, but nothing makes it last all day on me.

Here is how Bobbi Brown Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner swatches. Left: one pass. Right: built up.

Bobbi Brown Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner swatch

I compared it with some other pieces I have in my stash. From left to right: Bobbi Brown Jade, Tarte Rainforest Black (limited edition from last year’s holiday collection), and Urban Decay Stash:

BB Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner, Tarte Rainforest Black, UD Stash comparison

For the look, I used Jade on my lower and upper lash and waterline, as well as lightly blended out on my upper lash line before moving onto the eyeshadows:

Bobbi Brown Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner FOTD

Dior Grege 1947 FOTD

Bobbi Brown Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner EOTD

Bottom line: Bobbi Brown Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner is soft enough to glide onto the lash and waterline. However, I find myself craving for more pigment as well better lasting power. Just so you know however, a lot of eyeliners don’t last too well on me. If your skin is less oily (or if you don’t have monolids), it might still work!

Bobbi Brown Jade Smokey Eye Kajal Liner is the first kajal liner I have tried. I have never really looked for any because I was worried about it not lasting well on me. Have you tried kajal liners? If so, is there any formula you would recommend, or any tricks you can share?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    The chocolate is so distracting :) The colour suits you really well.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jill! I do love some green! Now if only it’d stay put all day 😉

  • beauties

    the one from tarte looks amazing 😮

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      It’s a chubby pencil that stays in place really well! It was part of the limited edition holiday set though. I hope the’ll have something similar this year!

  • Lily

    OK, it’s probably just me, but it looks like the pencil has chocolate wings. LOL!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha well I thought I’d stop it from rolling around with the chocolate 😉

  • Sara_BeauTime

    you are again tempting us with… Chocolates!
    These pralines look yummy! So does your makeup, love it!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Sara!

  • Icaria

    I might have considered it had it come with the chocolates but given the fact it’s not that long lasting I’ll pass. Now, are you done with temptation? :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha sorry, Helene! This is the same batch of photos with the Rich Chocolate ones. I swear if I buy any more fancy chocolate in the future I’ll eat it before I can use it as photo props 😉

  • Lauren @ iSeeMakeup

    Oh man, another post with chocolates! It’s evil torture 😉 I’d be interested to hear tips from others, I’ve never had luck with any kajal liners staying put… they always end up near my eyebrows or on my cheeks (?!)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL sorry, Lauren! Wow OK this one only smudges a little so it’s not that dramatic!

  • Christina Z

    What a pretty green shade! It’s a nice departure from standard black.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Christina, I agree. There are 6 shades in total, so check them out and I hope the formula stays put on you!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Okay now you are just doing it on purpose with the chocolates. Know what? I am gonna start throwing macaroons in all my product shots from now on, how ’bout that!


    What a lovely color this is, and the texture seems wonderful! Nice, nice.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      HAHAHAHAHA we should all do that. I’m going to start taking shots with MAPLE SYRUP all over the place LOL.

      • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

        That’s a great idea :p Sweets and makeup just can’t go wrong!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I vote yes to macarons! The shade is pretty but it doesn’t last all day on me, so see if you can try it on first!

  • Larie

    I always think of kajal as big fat pencils, but I guess not, haha. and LOL at Melissa’s comment.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Larie, I think they were to begin with. Nowadays many companies put out liners that are called kajal, but I can’t tell the difference between those and pencil liners!

  • L e n a

    so sexy..i hurried here when i saw this post on my bloglovin’. love the rich hues..<3

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Lena! I should do this more often 😉

  • LifeOfBun

    Sexy smokey eyes and chocolate..! Win!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I just wish the kajal would last all day!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I like it! Did it last all day?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Unfortunately no! Nothing lasts on my lower waterline so I won’t hold it against this one, but even on my lower/upper lash line, it would smudge after a few hours :(

  • Liz

    Too bad because the colour is gorgeous. Bobbi’s long wear liners are actually really awesome, so it’d have been nice if this came out as part of that instead of kajal.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I haven’t tried those yet, but I’ve heard they work really well! This would indeed be a great color to have if the formula would last all day!

  • Natalie

    I love olive green/jade colors on the eyes. Its such a pity it doesn’t last! Thanks for being so honest.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome, Natalie! If something smudges on me YOU WILL KNOW 😉

  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    oh man. more chocolates. i’ve been so stressed out at work i’ve been eating them non-stop. for some ppl, when they’re stressed they stop eating…i’m the complete opposite lol

    i haven’t really tried any kajal liners. i usually go for pretty waterproof non-smudgy kinds so this one might not do it for me since it didn’t really last that well.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha sorry, Jenn! I’m the same when I’m stressed! I EAT!

      Same here. My skin isn’t dry and with my monolids, most products tend to smudge on me. I need formulas that will hang in there!

  • Lisa @ MidwestGlam

    Awww I have trouble with eyeliner, too. This is a really pretty shade though. But I see what you mean about pigmentation. That Tarte one is gorgeous!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lisa, I have found formulas that last on me so I’m glad! Some people have it worse! The Tarte one is unfortunately limited edition, and it’s a chubby pencil so I don’t think most will be able to use it as a liner. But I agree: the shade is pretty awesome!

  • lippylash

    This is probably one of my favorite looks of you! Great job!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Natasha! <3

  • cindyprimebeauty

    That shade is gorgeous built up , but I agree it’s just so-so on it’s own. It is a very pretty look on you though! And stop tempting me with chocolates!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Cindy, sorry about the chocolate LOL (I swear I’ll eat every piece of chocolate I buy before I get to photograph it from now on)! With a couple of passes it looks pretty opaque, but ideally I want something that’s opaque with one pass and will last all day as well!