If you think Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner is too expensive for you, give Kate's gel eye liner a try. Remember Kate? This gel eye liner set comes with a mini brush comes with it. Great for those who are beginners in drawing eyeliner, so you don't invest too much in a brush. Their concept of packaging brushes together is a good selling point.
Gel based eye liners are created to last longer because of its water resistant contents. And hence, dries quickly. No more smudges while you are applying. Gel eye liner is definitely a necessity if dramatic looks is what you are looking for.
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