If you follow me long enough, you are probably aware of how much I love Gosh Velvet Touch eyeliners. I have quite a lot of them and use them on a daily basis. There is such a nice variety of colors available, they are reasonable priced and they are long lasting. Love them! Unfortunately Gosh isn’t available in Slovenia anymore. And since I can’t get my hands on Gosh’s eyeliners anymore and my eyeliners are soon going to be oldies (which means I’ll have to throw them away), I’m in a search for a good replacement for them. Ever since I started this search I realised how many different eyeliners (in a pencil form) there is. Every brand has their own line of eyeliners (or shall I say eye pencils?). A lot of them begin with black and are dare enough to extend their line into brown spectrum and then it all stops. Maybe I’m exaggerating, but still. There’s really not a lot of brands (available in our drugstores) that offer let’s say twenty different shades of eye pencils. And if they come close to ten different shades, then there’s the quality issue or the price is not acceptable. I admit, my expectations are high.
I want my eye pencils to be soft but not too soft, the pigmentation has to be very good and they have to be long lasting (preferably waterproof). The price should be reasonable (up to 5€ would be perfect). And don’t forget the variety of colors.
Yes, you guessed right, I haven’t found one brand of eye pencils that would fulfill all my requirements (yet). I found some very good pencils scattered between different brands. But most of the brands have only three or six different shades in their line. And some shades aren’t as soft as the others etc.
And I almost forgot to mention, that a lot of brands doesn’t have testers for the eye pencils. I couldn’t believe it! And than they wonder why no one buys their products? Who would buy an eye pencil only because the colour is nice? I really don’t get it.
OK, enough with babbling. Here’s what am I going to do. I thought I’d show you some of my finds in my next few posts.
Today I have Sun Club waterproof eyeliners by Essence for you. There’s only three different shades available (black, brown and teal), but these are nice and very soft. Actually these are a bit too soft, but better a bit too soft than a bit too hard, right? Let me show you the swatches first.
The colors are very nice. The texture is very soft. The brown and the black one have silver particles, but luckily the particles are fine and you can’t feel them on the skin. They are also good for the waterline.
Nice pencils indeed. I only wish there were more colors available. I don’t know why people at Essence decide to have as many different lines of eyepencils and some are not good at all. Here they have a very nice pencils. I hope they are going to extend the line in the future.
These are going to be discontinued soon and are now on sale for 0,99€. Grab them while you still can.
What are you favourite eye pencils and why?
This post is also available in SLO.