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Save Vs Splurge: Gel Liners To Get Your Eyes On Point This Monsoon

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Eye liner or kajal is a staple in every girl’s makeup kit, right? Whether or not you want to wear makeup, filling in your waterline and creating the perfect cat eye is a must when you need to look awake and alive.

Naturally, when people talk about the basics of makeup, this product is always among the top 3 must-haves.

Falling in between kajal pencils and liquid liners, gel liners give you the glossy hi-def finish without having to deal with any rundowns or smudging.

Usually in a pot form, the gel formula allows for easy application that glides onto your lids, creating a defined effect to your eyes. Unlike liquid liners, you can also use the product to fill in the waterline.

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner (Rs 1,950)

If you’re looking for long-lasting eye makeup, then the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner is the one for you. Taking into account the humidity hike this season, anything you wear needs to survive the weather, and that’s precisely what this product does.

Bobbi Brown’s gel liner is super intense in terms of its colour payoff, but what makes it even more awesome is its ability to stay smudge proof through the day. The applicator allows for a smooth application, giving you a clean and continuous finish.

Plus, they have a range of 12 different shades available — from various black inks, to greys, to cobalt blues. A splurge especially for a liner, this product is totally worth the hype and the price!

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NYX Gel Liner and Smudger (Rs 925)

NYX’s gel liner is pretty much a reflection of the Bobbi Brown liner, in terms of consistency, colour payoff, and results. Its ultra smooth formula doesn’t just allow for a better application, but also lets you blend in the product — in case you want to create a smokey eye. This doesn’t mean that it smudges when used in a humid environment — the smokey eye is intentional!

Waterproof and long-lasting, the NYX gel liner gives you pretty much the same results as the Bobbi Brown pot, but costs much less. The only downside is that Bobbi Brown has a lot more colour variants in this range of gel liners, while NYX only has 6.

Oh well, if you are looking for a particular shade that is quite generic, maybe like a black or a blue, then this limitation won’t be an issue.

Want to find a high-street equivalent of a luxe product you love? Comment below or write to us on, and we’ll go Sherlock on it till we find you something that fits your budget!


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