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!
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:
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.
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:
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:
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