Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner Eyes And Brows


The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner Eyes And Brows Black Beauty Review Product

The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner Eyes And Brows* £10

When I first heard that The Body Shop were releasing a 2 in 1 gel liner I was definitely intrigued to see what the end product would be like and here it is! How clever is the design of this liner? As you can see in the photographs that follow, the brush and the gel liner are separate entities brought together by the middle piece. Not really sure what to call this middle piece but I hope you can see what I mean, as it allows the brush to be inserted into the top and the gel to be screwed on to the bottom. The way the pieces fit together, to create a portable and compact liner product, is really rather ingenious.

The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner Eyes And Brows Black Beauty Review

As I've recently been converted when it comes to using gel liners, all thanks to the They're Real! Push-Up Liner from Benefit (review here) I couldn't wait to see how this offering from The Body Shop faired in comparison.

This Smoky 2 in 1 gel liner comes in two different shades; brown and black (which is the colour that I will be reviewing). I have to be completely honest with you, when it comes to this 2 in 1 gel liner, I can only really comment on one of the two functions; using it as an eye liner. As an incredibly pale redhead, I know this black gel liner won't work for my brows but I hope you can still get a sense of what this product might be able to do for you, if you in fact have darker brows than I do and adore black eye liner as well.

The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner Eyes And Brows Black Brush Beauty Review

Firstly I have to praise the brush that is included with the Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner. It's incredibly soft and allows you to get really close to the lash line. It also enables you to create a very clean line as well as giving you the option to create a smokier look, like the name would imply. The gel itself is even softer than the brush (which was such a wonderful surprise). It's highly pigmented, as I hope you can see below, especially in the second swatch in particular, but again you can easily blend the gel to create a flawless smoky eye.

Another aspect of this gel liner that I really adore is the fact that it doesn't dry instantaneously. If you're not the neatest or quickest when it comes to applying eye liner, then this gives you the reassurance that you can take your time to perfect your liner. This is one way in which The Body Shop's liner differs from the They're Real! Push-Up Liner. Another is the fact that this gel liner is considerably easier to remove. It only takes a couple of drops of micellar water to melt this liner away whilst Benefit's needed it's own dedicated remover (review here)All in all this 2 in 1 Gel Liner, when used as an eye liner, truly is spectacular and well worth the money.

The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner Eyes And Brows Black Swatches Beauty Review

As a gel eye liner, I could not be more impressed with this product but that's only one aspect of the 2 in 1 element. When it comes to using this gel liner for both the eyes and the brows, that's where I take issue with this product. Being a redhead who swears by her black eye liners, I could possibly get away with using the brown liner for my brows. But that would mean buying both the liners to do the two jobs, essentially defeating the purpose for me. This is only really an issue if you're in the same predicament as I am (having fair eyebrows but loving black eye liner). If you have dark hair and dark brows, or consequently fair brows and a fondness for brown eye liner, then I have a feeling that this product will work brilliantly for you.

The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner Eyes And Brows launches online and in stores on the 13th of August. Will you be checking out this product when it's released? What do you think of it? Do you like the idea of a 2 in 1 gel liner?


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16 comments

  1. Great review - what a unique product! I've just run out of liquid eyeliner so was going to buy the Benefit push up but now I'm not so sure. I see you also reviewed the Benefit one - which is your favourite?
    Jo x
    Your Average Jo

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    1. Thank you so much Jo! :) It really is!
      I've sent you a little tweet with my recommendation lovely.

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  2. I wish I had darker hair as this would be such a handy product, especially having the brush in the lid too, it would be really good to take on trips. I'll have to keep an eye out and see if they bring out a lighter one!

    S xo.

    blinkeredbarbielife.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean Sammy! It's great how portable it is! :)

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  3. I like how they included a brush for when you forgot to bring your own! i get what you mean with the brow and eye liner shade not matching redheaded girls like you. well at least you still got some use for the eyeliner :)

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    1. I agree that that's a really great aspect of it Hazel! :)

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  4. I think I would have the same issue as you. The idea behind it is great, but I always wear black eyeliner but would need the brown for my brows. I think I will still try the brown though, it might be good for a softer day time look, and would be a great product for travelling

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.co.uk


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    1. I'd definitely try out the brown for a more casual day-time look as the gel liner is that good that it really does warrant a purchase! :)

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  5. I wear gel liner every single day and a nearly out of my current liner which I wasn't really a fan of so I'll definitely have to give this a try!
    Elesaurus | elesaurusrawr.blogspot.com

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    1. I'd love to hear how you get on with this Eleanor! :)

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  6. Looks like a great product! I haven't actually used gel eyeliner for a while, but would love to give this a try. :) xx

    Beauty In My Mind

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    1. It's a great way to reintroduce yourself to gel eyeliner lovely! :)

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  7. I am really interested in purchasing but you don't mention how well it lasted throughout the day.

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    1. It lasted well Cassie. It wasn't as budge proof as Benefit's gel liner alternative but it fared well.

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  8. I have very dark hair, and I would love the black liner for my eyes, but I'm still doubtful about using black for my eyebrows... I once heard that it's never good to do that because that looks way too harsh and not natural...

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