Let me tell you, I am not a thin, only in the lashline type of eyeliner girl. I like a big, thick, bold slash that goes across my eye. And since I don’t normally line underneath on the daily, it doesn’t look like I’ve been punched in the eye when I wear a big line. So, when I came across these, I was a happy girl. The big pencil makes it easy to hold when applying & they even have the smudger on the end, in case I want to make it more blurred out to diffuse it.
The colors are deceptive. They look like they could just be a nice brown or a simple plum/purple (*see? still looking for the elusive “HGPL” (*Holy Grail Plum Liner). I *will* find it.) But when you get them out in natural light, you can see the gold flecks in the brown, warming it up, and the multi-tones in the purple giving it more depth. I do not lie when I say that I wear either one of these colors up to 5 days a week. They go with so many of my looks and make my daily routine just that much easier when I just want a dash of color & mascara and then I’m out the door.
Now, these are semi-soft pencils. I don’t know if it is due to the size or not, but, just know that they do require frequent sharpening with a larger sized sharpener. Do not be like me and let your pencils get down so low that the sharp pointy edges of the wood scratch your eyelids on application. (*Not that I would do that – I am merely showing that as an example of what NOT to do in that pic over there. You believe me, right?). These pencils are also waterproof and contain anti-aging ingredients like Ceramide 2, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres and Nylon-12.
Have any of you guys tried these pencils? What kind of liner fan are you – thin, thick, top, bottom, all over? Lemme know so we can compare.
*Disclaimer: I received one of these pencils in a gift bag and the other one I won in a twitter contest.