E.L.F Shimmer Eye Pencils – Review & Swatches

e.l.f. shimmer eye pencils – review and swatches

Hi pretty ladies, I am back again with another review. I asked Rati for letting me do this one a long time ago, but I got little pre-occupied with a huge assignment. So at last I am here. I will be reviewing e.l.f. cosmetics shimmer eye liner pencils today. I shared my little e.l.f. haul a few days ago HERE

e.l.f. shimmer-eye pencils

I am a huge eye makeup fan. So, when I saw these babies on e.l.f. website, I went crazy. I was so desparate that I requested my IMBB friend Aarthi to ask her sister to bring me them. 🙂

About the product:

  • Instantly brighten your eyes with the shimmering metallic liner that glides on smoothly without tugging the delicate eye area.
  • The bold color add a depth and definition for a glamorous look.

Safe, gentle formula.
Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking eyes designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.
(as written on the pack)

e.l.f. shimmer-eye pencils

Price: $1 each.
Weight: 0.05 oz/ 1.38g

Ricinus Communis (castor) seed oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Mica, Microcrystalline wax, Synthetic beeswax, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) wax, Copernicia Cerifera (carnauba) wax, BHT, Propylparaben.
May contain: Iron Oxides, Manganese violet, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow No.5 Lake, Red No.40 Lake, Ultramarine violet, Blue no.1 lake.

1. Apply to the lash line alone, under or over eyeshadow as desired.
2. Create a special occasion smokey eye by lining both upper and lower lashlines, blending ans smudging out for a colorful, trendy eye look.

Shades available:
e.l.f. shimmer eyepencils are available in nine different shades.

e.l.f. shimmer eye pencils

My experience:
e.l.f. shimmer eyepencils are wooden pencils . They come with plastic cap which has a sharpener included in it. The pencils glide on smoothly on your eyes. They can be worn as eyepencils or eyeshadow as well. They are perfect for eyeshadow base.

I have four shades – Twinkle Teal (my fav), Plum Passion (again, my fav), Black Bandit, Boldly Bronze. Twinkle teal is a very pretty teal green color. Plum passion is a deep purple color (it is very similar to Colorbar I Glide pencil Prunella). Boldly bronze is a gorgeous copper-bronze color. Balck bandit is black, though it is not a rich black color. The colors are very pretty, rich, pigmented and they have small glitter particles in it. U can easily wear them in daytime. They look very pretty on your eyes. Well, I have never applied them on my waterline though. These pencils are not waterproof, but it does not smudge if you wash it. It is not long-stay, but can be worn with a good primer to make it stay longer.

e.l.f. shimmer-eye pencils


e.l.f. shimmer eye pencils

From top to bottom- plum passion, twinkle teal, boldly bronze, black bandit.

Pros of e.l.f. shimmer eyepencils:

  • First of all it is inexpensive. Have u ever seen a good quality branded eyepencil for just $1?
  • Colors are very soft and rich and nicely pigmented.
  • They glide on smoothly. Does not tug your eyes.
  • It has small shimmer particles. So, it also looks good as an eyeshadow.
  • Easily wearable in daytime.
  • Has a varietiy of different shades.
  • The whole ingedients list is given.
  • No animal testing. 🙂
  • Perfect for everyday use.

Cons of ELF Shimmer Eye Pencils

  • They are NOT available in India (as far as I know ;)) and they don’t ship to India either. 🙁
  • It is not opthalmologically tested.
  • Not waterproof.
  • Wears off easily.
  • Sometimes it melts.
  • Has a weird smell.
  • No mention of manufacturing date or expiry date on the pack.

e.l.f. pencils on my eyes:

A little fact:

These e.l.f. products are manufactured in China and only designed in USA.

Rating: :-* :-* :-* . I deduct 1 point for cons no. 7, 1 & 2 and one point for cons no. 3-6.

Shall I repurchase this? Yes. I would like to! But if and only if Aarthi says ‘yes’. 🙂
So ladies, that was my review. Once again, I would like to thank Aarthi and her sister for their generosity and friendship.
Take care. 🙂

Also Read:

ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Royal Review
E.L.F. Eyebrow Stencil Kit Review
ELf Concealer, Oriflame Concealers
ELF Eye Makeup Remover Pads Review
ELF Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths
ELF Cosmetics Hits & Misses Part 3
ELF Cosmetics Hits & Misses Part 2
ELF Mineral Eye Shadow Primer Review
ELF Cosmetics Hits and Misses – Part 1


61 thoughts on “E.L.F Shimmer Eye Pencils – Review & Swatches

  1. teal teal teal … i will steal steal steal :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :toothygrin:
    bourjois has a similar teal shade i think … somebody please enlighten .. ?:) ?:)

    1. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
      naina, i think bourjois has teal color in its collections. actually they hav different ranges of e/p. some of them hav been reviewed here,just check out the ‘bourjois’ category. :))

  2. nice shades ! teal is so amazing :waytogo: but that pink one :whistle: i m wondering who uses a pink eyepencildoes it look nice on eyes????? ?:)

    1. thanks ashna. actually it’s not pink. it’s a deep plum,kinda purplish, colorbar has a similar shade named ‘prunella’. 🙂

  3. For $1, these pencils are amazing!! :woot: Love the teal and purple shade, I have teal and purple shades in Chambor dazzle pencils. Wish these were available in India

    1. i also have teal n purple in chambor ankita :woot: ELF i a bit too shimmery for me, I don’t like too much shimmer in eye pencils :((

      1. Same here Natasha. Not very fond of shimmery pencils. I got a random Chambor eye pencil free with a purchase and it is purple with lots of silver shimmer particles ,hard and dry and .. not nice at all ! :no:

        1. oh, i know which one u r talking about…that purple pencil is being given as a freebie everywhere here!…the SA had offered me that when i was planning to purchase silk pop much before sabrina reviewd it. but since i couldn’t escalate my purchase to 1000, i ended up not buying anything and so not getting it free! yeah but whenever there are freebies i always make it a point to swatch them first. when the SA swiped that pencil it seemed very hard on my hand only so i knew it owuld be awful on eyes! :(( the dazzle purple is the best :yahoo:

          1. I wanted to swatch it but the SA was like its not a tester ,its new :hunterwali: Natasha, give me reccos for pink lipsticks na..since you wear mostly pinks..I am into pinks these days..just got ‘coral pink’ in Maybelline moisture extreme. Those lipsticks are good! never realised it..

            1. :toothygrin: also have coral pink!!! :lol2: god we so similar! :lol2: but coral pink is color sensatinal i think not moisture extreme….me used up most of my pinks, now i am into peaches n corals n bricks :)) but from my past expereinces, try “rose fresque “from chambor matte- its gorgeous. try “buff” from maybelline moisture exteme, “pink blsuh” from lotus pure color, “rose sensual” from bourjois sweet kiss, “fushcia” from bourjois sweet kiss, “framboise rose” from bourjois swwet kiss….actullay right from shade no. 2 to shade no. 8 in bourjois swwet kiss (the packaging is a tranparentgolden beige tube)……….. you could also try “smoky rose” from color bar matte- its a true opaque pink…….tell me how it all went :toothygrin:

              1. ok few more ankita :toothygrin: pink ginger from tbs colorglide. raspberry sorbet from oriflame power shine, pink elixir from oriflame power shine :toothygrin: if i recall more i willll tell :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                1. more :toothygrin: chambor matte”coral reef” (its more pinkish than coral), mybelline color sensational “hooked on pink” (looks a bit garis on hands but beautiful on lips, tis oneis a MUST HAVE), inglot 417, 418, 419, revlon colorburst crnation , revlon colorburst mauve. i : should write an essay on pink lisptikcs :toothygrin:

                  1. ok more :lol2: revon amtte” rose dew”, lotus floral glam “sensuous mauve”, lotus longstay ” tulip love”, lotus longstay “pink mink” :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                  2. I finally bought my EL mascara. Got one samle mascara and some skin care samples free. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    I even checked the chambor lippy silk one. it’s gorgeous. 😀 It’s the same shade of my tuck & fold lipglass. I’ll wait for it to finish and then pick up this one. :yahoo:

                    La sezna has a 40 pc sale going one. I bought 5 p and 2 b . :snicker:

                    1. Wowwwwwwwwww!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: post post postttttttttt :woot: :woot: :woot: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                    2. yeah that silk pop is super pretty :-* ratidoo, today i saw” tempt me” by colorbar, i also swatched “peach creme” by lotus and “bronzy orange” by maybelline side by side. can u believe maybelline n lotus were exactly the same except for the finish?….i really really liked colorbar waala though. i will be picking up all three soon :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  4. I love colored eye pencils- I remeber once I had worn pink eye pencil and gals from my hostel thought im crazy
    but then they saw it in some movie and every1 started wearing.. hgeheheheh
    this was like 3-4 yrs back

  5. Natasha these days am not liking the smell of colorbar lip products. So I dont know. :(( But chambor lippy I am picking. It’s so beautifully pigmnted. 😀

    1. o i did not smell it while swatching!!! :(( thanks for . yeah chambor lippy is a great shade :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. yeah n me saw the la senza sale at promenade :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: me also saw navy blue wedge heels at woodland today :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: why they no selling shoes at 50 precent off :((

        1. But woodland also has this huge sale now. Actually I used to buy from ugs from benetton but I think they have closed the store now…am not sure or may be the day I went to teh market the store was closed. But I loved the fittings of la senza and even the prices were not bad. Check it out. :waytogo:

          Woodland also has a good sale going on na..I am so stuck at one bag at woodland. it’s for 11k. :((

          1. yeah woodland has good bags- my mon gets stuck with them too :(( and no, woodland never has more than 10 percent off on all the shoes i like :(( every year its the same story :(( u know ratidoo, i am very small. earlier i ised to be reed thin n i used to pick up things from benetton ‘s kids section :toothygrin: i one got pink pants for jsut 400 :toothygrin: i still ahve them. but now i have put on a few kilos so not sure if i can still go to their kids corner :((

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