Bobbi Brown Kohl Eye Liners ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) are a new and limited edition eyeliner from the fall Black Velvet Collection. It comes in three shades: Black Plum, Black Chocolate, Black. Bobbi Brown describes them as a “silky-smooth formula [that] delivers dense, even and blendable pigment.”
At first application, I loved the smoothness of the formula, softness of the pencil, and rich color achieved without a lot of a layering. Unfortunately, that rich color doesn’t last past lunch for me. If lunch was 20 minutes away. I tried wearing these in several ways – on the waterline, on the lower lash line, both. I thought perhaps they weren’t cut out for the waterline and by putting it there was causing the rest of it to migrate, too, so I tried just the lower lash line, staying away from the waterline entirely.
The results were the same–barely there color within an hour or two, but it was already noticeably migrating and disappearing within fifteen minutes. What seems to happen is the liner fades away except right at the base of the lashes, so it’s a very thin line of color that lasts.