Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “black plum and golden pearl.” It’s a blackened purple with flecks of gold sparkle. When it’s sheered out, it tends to look grayer and almost brown-ish with only a hint of purple. MAC Ash Violet is much lighter and more of a real purple hue. Make Up For Ever #6L is lighter, more red-toned, no gold shimmer. MAC Added Goodness is similar–perhaps a little browner.

This shade is new for fall but has been added to the permanent range, so there’s no rush to grab it before it sells out. Bobbi Brown’s Gel Eyeliner formula is supposed to be long-wearing, water-resistant, and crease- and smudge-proof. There’s a reason why this formula is a cult favorite, and that’s simply because it’s good–it wears for hours and hours and doesn’t move until you remove it. It sets fairly quickly; fast enough that you don’t feel like you’re waiting for it to set in place. It’s housed in a small glass jar with a black screw-top lid. I’ve had some for years, and I haven’t encountered any that have dried out over time.

I will note that nearly all variations with shimmer in them are not quite as top notch as the cream-based ones. They’re still really good, high-quality eyeliners, though. The slight difference is the pigmentation is typically not as rich. Here, with Twilight Night, it’s nicely pigmented but doesn’t apply fully opaque in a single stroke (I’d say you get to about 90 to 95% as you pull your brush across the lash line). The shimmer doesn’t travel, though. When I tested the wear, it managed to stay intact without fading or smudging for a full eight hours.

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Twilight Night

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It's an interesting take on not-quite-black. It's softer, but still nuanced enough to work with a variety of looks and provide definition.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Bobbi Brown, $22.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Ash Violet is much lighter and more of a real purple hue. Make Up For Ever #6L is lighter, more red-toned, no gold shimmer. MAC Added Goodness is similar--perhaps a little browner.

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20 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Twilight Night Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Aw, if I knew this was permanent I wouldn’t have bothered getting a backup. ^^; This is one of those shades that I know I’d use a lot, though, so it might still be worth it.

    Bobbi Brown gel liners are my favorite. They’re the only one that doesn’t budge on my lid/waterline. I’ve only had one jar dried up, which was my first one. That one dried up completely within two years, wonder what happened. o_O;

  2. April

    How does this one compare to MAC Added Goodness? They look pretty similar!

    • Hi April!

      This is listed in the dupes section in the FAQ and in the first paragraph – “MAC Added Goodness is similar–perhaps a little browner.” Hope that helps!

  3. I bought it and lotve it! ♥ :)

  4. Megan S

    Temptalia I am new to cream liners and I wonder what is your favorite brush for applying it?

  5. This is really pretty. It would look great winged out!

  6. I keep trying to convince myself that I don’t need these but…this color is just too much! Beautiful!

  7. dana

    bought this last week – absolutely love it, glides on really easily too

  8. I’m all for color, but just not when it comes to eyeliner. Sometimes I want something different than my usual pitch black, though, so this would be a great alternative!

  9. Kaci

    How similar is twilight night to the bb black mauve shimmer ink gel eyeliner?

  10. That’s a really pretty but still subtle color. I’m glad it’s in the permanent collection too.

  11. Heather

    Good to know / interesting about the cream formula vs shimmer. I only own cream gel ones. Not crazy about glitter or shimmer in my eyeliner . I prefer to add it myself if I want that.

  12. Cynthia G.

    I love that the glitter actually shows up and not dusts off as with other glitter liners.

  13. super pretty colour..I would probably use this as a cream eyeshadow versus as a liner if it were easy enough to apply as such.

  14. I am so in love with this shade–its the perfect, soft alternative to black but the shimmers and the unique color keep it interesting. So glad its permanent now!

  15. *flails* Purple! Gold! Blue!

    I’m not usually a fan of the not-quite-black shades, but this one makes me want to make an exception ;)

  16. Oh my goodness! I love “almost black” eyeliners, especially ones that read a little grey or a little purple… And this is kind of both! Ugh, need need need this in my life!

  17. Sandra JT

    I’d definitely use this as an eyeshadow & a liner. I’ve found my Bobbi Brown cream/gel products do last quite a while, but they do dry out. Any time I buy any of the cream products from this brand now, I put a small piece of plastic wrap over the jar before closing the lid. I do this with all my cream products now, actually. It helps keep them creamy & easy to apply much, much longer.