Since the dawn of time… well since I started getting into makeup, and it seems like nothing existed before that… I’ve been hearing that the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner is a drugstore dupe for the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner.  In my naïveté, I just took that to be a fact.  However, I decided that that theory needed to be put to the test…

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Drugstore Dupe? | Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eye Liner vs Maybelline Eye Studio Review

When I started to get up the nerve to try a cat eye with a flick, I did a lot of research and decided to try a gel liner… looking back that’s like trying to learn to drive on a car with a stick shift (something else I attempted, but that one I could never master).  I discovered that many people were saying that the Bobbi Brown liner was the ultimate, but that the Maybelline Gel Liner was a dupe.  So being the thrifty Starlet that I was, I grabbed the Maybelline.

We had a good run, the Maybelline and I, and I got very comfortable with a cat eye.  But then I discovered pen liners, especially my beloved Kat Von D Tattoo liner and I never looked back.

Over the years, I somehow acquired the Bobbi Brown Gel Liner… although I don’t really remember buying it… but I was so enamored with my pen liners that I barely touched it.

Well, I decided it was high time I find out the truth, and see if the Maybelline is really a Bobbi Brown dupe.  So I tried them both on, one on each eye, and battled them out side by side….

Drugstore Dupe? | Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eye Liner vs Maybelline Eye Studio

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Have you used either of these eye liners?  Which one is your favorite?

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  • Biana Perez

    I’m a bit terrified of gel liner, but nice to know there is a drugstore option! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • It’s not quite as good, but it’s an affordable option to practice with

  • I have one of these Bobbi Brown eyeliners! Haven’t tried the Maybelline one though. Might try it when my BB one runs out as it’s so expensive, especially here in New Zealand.

    • They are close, but the BB lasts much longer on the eyes and in the pot, so it may be worth the money