Aha!! YouTube finally made way for my video to come rolling right in (after almost a dozen tries) and I’d like to present my very first video tutorial embedded at the bottom of this post in which I demonstrate how I apply gel eyeliner, no tomatoes please. This also serves as a review slash product comparison for Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner (whew) and Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner. A few lovely blogger friends have been requesting that I post a video on how I do my eyeliner so finally here it is with a bit of initial reluctance. I am admittedly a bit of a goofball when it comes to being in front of the camera, so you’ll have to forgive me and my point and shoot cam kind of has a subtle lens distortion that makes my face bulge in the center, so I look obviously different in person . Next time I’ll be more composed and organized plus will have better lit and clear surroundings.. This photo by the way was taken late last year but I am using the same method and product as in the video so it’s perfect as one of the introductory images for what you are about to watch, however please pardon the slightly rough edge in the photo I used a different brush to apply, I nearly got the same result but I prefer the brush I used in my video which is the Make Up For Ever 2S Brush.
Yea, yea I know, enough stalling (YouTube’s done quite enough of that) and onto the video. Please…please…be kind *covers face*, I’m usually working on videos and not in them so I’m heaps of bashful right now, okay.
PRODUCTS USED and MENTIONED:
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner pen Make Up For Ever 2S liner brush Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner duo pack – Sepia Ink and Black Ink
Mom just got back from Phuket and Bangkok. I didn’t want to send a list over there with her even though she told me to give her one because it was a business trip and she hardly had any time, but last minute yesterday she texted that she’d be at the Duty Free (tax free shopping) area and she asked me what I wanted. I told her to choose from my pre-selection of 2 MAC brow pencils and a Studio Fix powder, a full coverage powder foundation. She got both in Bangkok, ‘coz in Duty Free Phuket there wasn’t a MAC store in sight, and she threw in a pair of the highly acclaimed long-wear gel eyeliners of Bobbi Brown as a surprise bonus from in-flight Duty Shopping on board Thai Airways.
CLOCKWISE: MAC Studio Fix Powder NC30 – Price in Bangkok: THB 1190.00, Php 1666.00, US$38 (Orig cost in the U.S. $27),
MAC automatic Brow Pencils “Lingering”, “Brunette” – Price for each Bangkok: THB 595.00, Php835, US$20 (Orig cost in the U.S. $15)
Bobbi Brown Long -wear Gel Eyeliner DUO SET “Black Ink” and “Sepia Ink” – Price on board Thai Airways : US$47 (Orig individual cost in the U.S. $22 each pot)
That Bobbi Brown bonus was exactly what I wanted to have and I didn’t even tell her that I secretly wanted that. The truth is I’VE NEVER OWNED ANYTHING BY BOBBI BROWN COSMETICS IN MY ENTIRE LIFE because the price always put me off and I could never part with that much money (by myself) for just one or two items. Moms are cool like that and duty free is the best way to go for luxe cosmetics. She probably remembered that I complimented a friend’s wife at a reception who claimed she was wearing Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner. I’m super excited to review these items for you. Happy Holy Thursday!