Never give up on a brand, even when one of its products didn’t work out quite well as you expected, and especially if the brand is widely known for being one of the first to come up with the life-saving gel liner. Oh, by life-saving, I mean no more ugly eyeliner smudges on the under eye and dreadful transfer marks on the lids usually caused by pencil and liquid eyeliners.
Bobbi Brown Black Ink and MAC Fluidline Blacktrack have always been compared with the another. Some people are diehard fans of Black Ink, while some swear by Blacktrack. Some people like to say bad things about the other too. Haha. But I think, to each its own. Everyone has different things that make them tick, ya?
There are two categories of the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliners: the Inks and Shimmer Inks. Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Chocolate Shimmer was my first purchase from the brand and it left me very disappointed. The brown of Chocolate Shimmer did nothing to bring out the brown in my eyes – it made them look sad and dull. On top of that, application was not as smooth as other gel eyeliners I have tried.
Chocolate Shimmer’s cap is matte while Black Ink’s glossy.
Left – Chocolate Shimmer; Right – Black Ink
If I had to compare, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack wins Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer in all aspects – texture, application, pigmentation.
But what about Bobbi Brown Black Ink?