Have We Met Before, Bobbi Brown Glitter Liner?

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Bobbi Brown Glitter Eyeliner in Silver, $20

Above is what happens when your home team wins the World Series while you’re swatching Bobbi Brown Glitter Eyeliner in Silver ($20).


Last night was crazy! After the game we could hear loud booms off in the distance that I presumed were revelers detonating cherry bombs, or perhaps the start of that zombie invasion I’m always talking about.

I was ready to go into Apocalypse Mode and head for the hills! Survival kit? Check. El Hub, Tabs, emergency purse and this new Bobbi limited edition liquid liner? Check.

Why the liner? Ya know, because it’s nice to look good in the face of certain doom. 🙂

Glitter Eyeliner is part of the new Bobbi Brown Choose Your Glam collection for lips, eyes and cheeks.

While I’d like to have Bobbi’s Glitter Eyeliner in Silver with me in during a zombie outbreak — great pigment, a quick-drying liquid formula, reflective and therefore easy to spot from military helicopters surveying the area for survivors, waterproof but still easy to remove — it’s not altogether original.

Silver, one of two shades (the other being Gold), looks an awful lot like MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Nocturnal from fall’s Fabulous Felines collection — same shimmery silver, same style packaging, similar brush, same fantastically long wear time and thin texture.

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Bobbi Brown Glitter Liner in Sliver (left) and MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Nocturnal (right)

Swatch of Bobbi Brown Glitter Liner in Sliver (left) and MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Nocturnal (right)

bobbi brown glitter liquid eye liner review eye swatch

I can’t say I’m too surprised, though, seeing as how Bobbi Brown and MAC are both owned by Estee Lauder. I mean, we’ve seen similar products across their lines before (see: the MAC Paint Pots and Estee Lauder Cream Shadows).

In this case, the Glitter Eyeliners cost a bit more than their counterparts at MAC ($20 vs. $17.50 for the MAC Superslicks), but if you missed Fabulous Felines the first time around, this could be a second chance.

Bobbi took quite a few risks this fall with the Denim & Rose and Black Velvet collections, but here she’s playing it safe, rolling out a fun, albeit not entirely original product. If you’re on the market for a long-wearing liquid liner and missed it the first time around, you’re in luck! 🙂

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PRICE: $20
AVAILABILITY: At Bobbi Brown counters and online

Burlesque is the new Glitter

Speaking of glitter, have you seen the previews of the upcoming Christina Aguilera/Cher flick, Burlesque? Man-oh-man, it looks like a hot mess. And I usually love Christina and Cher! I won’t be surprised if this movie turns out to be Xtina’s Glitter.


The story looks so totally cheese, but I gotta say Christina’s working a mad cute cat eye and red lip…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. I know I’m years late to the Facebook party, but better late than never, right? I’ve had my account for a while, but I didn’t spend much time on it until last weekend. Yeah…it’s rather addictive, isn’t it? If you’re on Facebook, come say hi. 🙂


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  1. Nellie says:

    Are these liners exactly the same as the MAC ones? I wouldn’t be surprised if they were. Illamasqua also released liners that are exactly the same — same packaging, colors, wear, etc. Looks like all these companies bought the same product from the same company (like those ORLY/MAC polishes).

    MAC has the cheapest price on them, and they’re perm, so theirs are probably the best bet.

  2. Vanessa H says:

    Happy Tuesday!

    Omg, the RSS feed for your blog isn’t updating! I was freaked out that no new posts were coming up lol.

    This liner looks amazing for xmas or new years…or a girls night out! I’d probably pick up the gold though 😀
    Vanessa H recently posted … Soft Nudes and Pinks a Mini Haul

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vanessa,

      Thanks for letting me know! I’ll try to fix it…

      How have you been? Is your Tuesday going well?

      • Vanessa H says:

        I’ve been well for the most part (minus insomnia…it blows :-(); I’m going to give sleepytime tea a try asap. My Tuesday is moving along slowly; work gave us a new dress code and I feel out of place in slacks and heels lol. Overall a good day, I should probably count my blessings instead of complaining about the little things! I haven’t seen snookified tabs recently, has the pouf been retired?
        Vanessa H recently posted … Soft Nudes and Pinks a Mini Haul

        • Karen says:

          Insomnia totally blows. 🙁 I get it when “Aunt Flo” visits (and it’s getting worse as I get older). Refraining from coffee after noon, doing cardio, no computer one hour before bed and when worse comes to worse, a half an Ambien — all help.

          Why did you guys get a new dress code? Was someone showing up to the office in a feather boa and clear stripper heels? LOL

          Tabs has been going natural lately, LOL! I have a feeling he’ll want to switch it up soon — maybe some beachy waves?

          • Vanessa H says:

            I’ll have to try all of those things, I’m walking around like a zombie most of the time. I think mine is from stress…which causes me to clench my jaw in my sleep too. I should just win the lotto and take all of us beauty bloggers on a month long vacation to somewhere sunny and warm 😀

            Our bosses decided that we were taking the casual part of “business casual” to heart lol. Now we have to dress up every day…it’s going to be a challenge!

            Beachy waves with ombre coloring for Tabs, it’s so Brazilian lol!
            Vanessa H recently posted … Soft Nudes and Pinks a Mini Haul

          • Karen says:

            Oooh, if you’re clenching your jaw you should see your dentist, ASAP. I was doing the same thing and had to get a mouth guard. You don’t want to grind your teeth down to the stubs!!

  3. Allegra says:

    I’m also excited to see Burlesque. I’m anticipating the OPI Burlesque line even more, though! Have you seen any swatches yet?

  4. Rinnie says:

    I thought the same thing when I saw the trailer for “Burlesque” but I do love me some cheese, whether it be in my movies or some homemade nachos. My rear is not too happy with my dairy affinity. I didn’t know that MAC was owned by Estee Lauder too, what cosmetics line do they not own these days? I thought about getting the fluidline eyeliners but I had no money then. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll find them at the outlet stores when I make my yearly trek for deals after the holidays, I find a lot of decent MAC items there.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rinnie,

      A few companies they own off the top of my head — Bumble & Bumble, Smashbox, MAC, Bobbi Brown, American Beauty, Aveda, Clinique, DKNY, Jo Malone, La Mer…

      Speaking of nachos, do you eat yours with salsa? I’ve been all about Trader Joe’s chips, shredded cheddar cheese and Pace Picante sauce lately.

      • Rinnie says:

        Yup, gotta have some salsa picante on my nachos with a dollop of sour cream, just to make it calorically fantastic. Melt the cheese on the chips in the toaster oven then pour on the rest of the goodness. Because I’m still indoctrinating my BF into spicy food, I can’t go as hot as I like when I have to share(boo!). I like Trader Joe’s chips but Tostitos are my fav.

        • Karen says:

          I like Tositos too. They have nice crunch to them.

          Haha, you and El Hub would probably get along fabulously. He LOVES spicy food. Seriously, he’s not happy until tears run down his face. When he’s clutching the table and rocking back and forth I know he’s “there.”

  5. Collection 2000 Glam Crystals liners are the best and their cheap!!
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  6. Yuki says:

    GIAAAAAAAAAAANTS! We live near San Francisco, and my school was a sea of orange and black today.
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  7. Bella says:

    Hi Karen,

    I just want to say that I love, love your blog! You are awesome.
    The movie photography and Christina’s hair look weird! However, I think she is very, very talented, regardless, if those rumors of her and Samnatha Ronson are true! LOL
    And since I am a city girl, I have to say, “Go Giants”

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Bella!

      I didn’t know there were rumors about Christina and Samantha Ronson. I heard she and her husband were getting divorced, but never got around to reading about why it happened.

      Whatever the case, I still think her voice is amazing!

  8. Nina says:

    so pretty — silver liner rocks!

  9. Paris B says:

    And this is Limited Edition too. Sigh. I did quite like the MAC liners although I’m not sure if I want to pay more for Bobbi Brown’s. Still I know since its BB its likely not going to sell out as quickly here so I’d have time to check out some other colours I missed from MAC 😉
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  10. I lovee glitter liners that have nice, smooth color like this one!
    I don’t think I’ll be seeing that movie…

  11. Natalie says:

    Yay! I live in San Francisco and am feeling the madness. Go GIANTS!

  12. Vera says:

    1. As a San Franciscan native: YAAY GIANTS!!!!!! I made my mom watch all the playoff and World Series games with me. I managed to scare my parakeets with my excitement. haha
    2. I wouldn’t be surprised if the liner was the exact same. Ibelieve i heard that Lancome had a liner just like it, but then their patent expired. Once a patent expires, it’s fair game for everyone. So no coincidence that all the major brands have come out with a similar liner. I also wouldn’t be surprised if they used the same manufacturer but just changed the packaging. Expiration of patents also help us get those cheaper generic drugs. =) I should stop here before I start on a whole post I should be doing for class. lol

  13. Yanna says:

    Beautiful liners!
    Yesterdag I went shopping and brought some liners with me:)
    Make up seriously makes my day!;)

    grtz from belgium


  14. Vonvon says:

    Oh dear! it’s so Nocturnal from MAC Fab Felines. But MAC Superslick liners are only $17.50 each. I bet the gold would look similar to Pure Show.
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  15. Kim says:

    Oh, I’m sorry… I just swooned and needed to be revived. Silver liner and glitter? I’m going to have to put my head between my knees and take deep breaths. Oh, my heart! Must have. 🙂

  16. Maria says:

    I am loving the shimmering eyeliner trend this season. It’ll be great for the holidays and the silver one is really hot!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Maria,

      That’s one of my favorite things about the holidays too — glitter and metallics!

      Do you like pencil liners? Because if you do Make Up For Ever has this really nice set of Aqua liners in metallic shades.

  17. Kacey says:

    GO GIANTS! There was a big hoopla over here in Palo Alto too 😀

  18. lo says:

    Woooooah, Nelly! I never thought I’d lust after silver liquid liner, but that is so deliciously shiny, I have to have it! Even though I’m sure I’d never actually work it into my daily beauty routine haha.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lo,

      Do you ever wear black liquid cat eyeliner along the top lash line? You could always do a fat black line and then a really skinny silver line just along the lashes. It’s sparkly, but not over-the-top.

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