I don’t know about you but I have always been on the search for that special eye pencil that won’t drip, smudge or budge especially when applied on my water line and tight line. I’ve tried countless pencils – Revlon Colorstay, Maybelline, Clinique – but they have all been kicked aside as the disappointments of my make-up collection. I have only recently found MAC Technakohl in Graphblack and more so an answer to all my problems – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencils.
* Disclaimer: I was not sponsored these products and this is what I truly think of them.
Top 3 Reasons why I’ve Fallen in LOVE <3:
1. They Don’t BUDGE!
Keep your hands free because you won’t be swiping your undereye area anymore. Finally, there is a pencil that won’t turn you into a panda – and not a cute one at that. Additionally, Eric Jimenez claims that they’re great for the water line and tight line and are totally safe! So, I have to say that this is my holy grail pencil (in Zero) to give me stunning eyes (if they are at all *blush* haha).
2. They come in Striking Colors!
These colors aren’t boring – they are definitely beauty with an edge. Metallic, golden and highly pigmented its really easy to create designs and add color to any eye look. Look at the swatches and you’ll know what I mean:
3. You can use them in SO many ways :)
Not only are they eye-liners, they can be used as shadesticks as well for an all over lid color. You can also apply eye-shadows onto the liners to give the shade more dimension or use the liners on the outer corner to create a more defined look. Having these pencils are like mini brushes with pigment. They are so soft and blendable so anything is possible, really.
My Only Product Boo-Boo.
They simply aren’t retractable. I hate having to deal with getting a pencil sharpener and getting these soft pencils all over the sharperner making them hard to clean. And then, when I want to sharpen another pencil, I kinda mix the two colors. Sometimes when they are too sharp, they poke on my eye-lids :(. Ow, Oh the horror. But there are advantages. A blunt edge makes it easier to use the liner as a shade-stick and its easier to create a smoky look with a swipe of the pencil and brush to blur it. For me? I would mainly use them as liners so having a retractable like the MAC technakohl would be best for me:
If I don’t blog before Chinese New Year, I just want to wish everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai! :)