Essence Black Mania Carbon Black Gloss Eye Pencil
Today, I will be reviewing one of my favorite kajal pencil which I am using a lot these days, its the Essence Black Mania Carbon Black Gloss Eye Pencil. I got this last year during my swiss haul.
The gloss eye pencil from the black mania series highlights your deep-black look with fabulous glossy accents. The particularly soft core makes it totally easy to apply and if you love the popular smokey eyes look, simply smudge the line carefully with your fingertip or a small brush.
My Experience with Essence Black Mania Carbon Black Gloss Eye Pencil:
I have never been a kajal girl as I have quite deep rooted eyes and lots of dark circles and using a kajal makes my eyes appear even smaller and also accentuates my dark circles! But sometimes, I love to define my eyes and for that I usually use a black eye liner on top of lash line and waterline. The pencil is extremely soft and glides on your eyes. Its creamy nature makes it very easier to be smudged to get that soft smokey look! The pigmentation is fabulous and one line gives you nice dark color!
I wear contacts and never once it has irritated my eyes. It stays on my water line for 6 to 7 hours and starts to fade away slowly. It does not come off completely until I use a makeup remover, so its quite handy for all office-going girls! The only problem I face and that too sometimes is that it makes my eyes water which I really do not like. After smudged, if set using a black eyeshadow, it will stay on forever and does not budge!
So, overall I would say its quite a good kajal pencil which does not smudge and give you raccoon eyes! I am totally loving this! Yesterday early morning, I was in a mood to experiment a bit and did this smokey eye by using this kajal all over my eyelids and smudging it. I then used a matte black eyeshadow to set it. This is the first time ever I tried a smokey look and I am quite happy with it 🙂 Also, I don’t have anything on my face apart from some concealer under eyes, so please excuse my bad skin.
Let’s quickly check out pros and cons:
Pros of Essence Black Mania Carbon Black Gloss Eye Pencil:
- Highly pigmented and creamy, glides on the eyes.
- One stroke is enough to line your eyes.
- Does not smudge or spread.
- Does not lead to raccoon eyes.
- Perfect for creating soft and bold smokey looks.
- Once set with an eyeshadow, stays put the whole day!
- Extremely affordable and cheap.
- Safe for sensitive eyes and girls wearing contacts lenses.
Cons of Essence Black Mania Carbon Black Gloss Eye Pencil:
- Sometimes it makes my eyes water.
- Not available in India 🙁
I think 2 or 3 swiss francs which is less than 150 INR 🙂
I totally recommend this to everyone who is in search of a reasonably priced, creamy and highly pigmented-kajal which does not make you appear like a raccoon!
Hope this review was helpful, until next time, take care!
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60 thoughts on “Essence Black Mania Carbon Black Gloss Eye Pencil”
I LOVED the second pic.. wow!!! amazing you look Parita.. 🙂 how i wish wonderful products like these would be available in India….
thanks mayuri..request your colleagues to get you some 😀 i also did the same 🙂
wow u did really good smokey eyes for a first timer. u looking lovely
thank you amel 🙂
lovely 🙂 u can sing ‘pari hoon mai’ ..suits u 🙂 …. wish i could do someting like this!!! looks like racoon eyes on me 😛
do try it out sneha..its seriously very easy!!! the only trick i followed was to keep under eye area bright by using a concealer and this really makes a big difference 🙂
I cannot just stop staring at ur piccys 🙂 loved them 🙂
thank you Bee!!
Wow! first of all it doesnt look like a first attempt! second of all. have u forgotten the pics of ur bad skin? coz i can see only a pretty gal with a pretty skin :).
love this pencil, any dupe available in India?
thank you Ila :)arre look at my second last pic and you can see the uneven skin texture 🙁
as a dupe get oriflame’s intensity eye pencil in black! its fabulous! jet black and stays on my waterline forever without smudging or spreading! i wear contacts n never irritated my eyes 🙂 hope this helps!
OMG super like
time for a tutorial from u now 🙂
aah me n tutorial LOL i toh wanna do eyemakeup’s like you do..:( super crisp n clear.. 🙂 if i use 2 colors i’ll def mess it up
gorgeous eye makeup parita. It’s intense just at the right places. It’s neat and very beautiful. :))
thank you rati 🙂
Wow !!!! Amazing eye makeup Parita !!! Loved it 🙂
badly want this…… you have done such a fab eye makeup..wow!
thanks sukanya..try out oriflame’s intensity eye pencil in black..its also too good!
Parrrr! Lovely pictures 🙂 .. The D effect 😀
nidhi abhi tere ko hi sms karne wali thi 🙂 how r u dear?
availability is turning to be a big issue now…
i know but you can def try the look with any other kajal pencil you have or else check out my above comment on dupe for this one 🙂
😀 .. I am oki, let us talk only na 😛 .. wait, kept my phone somewhere :P, ill just search and get back 🙂
i’ll call u in an hour..okie?
I want this kajal..will I get this online?
thanks mrittika..btw lovely name!
not sure dear..try ebay 🙂
Wow love the smokey eyes…so pretty Parita 🙂
gorgeous eye make up sweetie! so very neat!!!
oh my my Pari you look gorgeous.. you’ve got beautiful eyes.. ♥
so sweet of you to say that dipti..thank you!!
lovely eye makeup… 🙂
you look super gorgeous parita 😉
you are totally rocking that smokey eye 🙂
thanks anshu! 🙂
awesome Parita…. beautiful eyesss…. :))))))))
U look pretty as an angel and x is a kiss x
😀 thanks harika!
you look amazing parita! 😀 the kajal looks oh-so-black!
thanks agnirupa..oh its gorgeous isnt it? 🙂
absolutely!! but our colossal kajal is pretty dark as well 🙂 wish we got this swiss one here too
so true..colossal is awesome! my sis totally loves it 🙂
What bad skin? I just love your eye make-up! I’ve never tried a smoky eye look.
thanks Rene..its first time for me too 🙂
Parita,lovely ur eyes… 🙂
i want want want this…
thanks rama 🙂
lovely eyes and u look so pretty 🙂 …. since u wear contacts can u give me any suggestions for waterlining my eyes?? 🙂
thanks nands..sure what exactly are you looking for?
i wear contacts and most of the kajals are not smudgeproof and most of eyeliners are not for waterlining….so can u give suggestions for eyepencils etc…
I have used oriflame’s intensity eye pencil in black on waterline and it works very well for me! no smudging or spreading at all so no raccoon eyes! himalaya, lotus etc kajal does not suit me at all…check out mac’s kohl pencils..they are expensive but safe for waterline and wont smudge 🙂
PRetty piccys PArita, and lovely eye make up 🙂 Me too yet to try on a black smoky look like this 🙂
thanks TA..you should def try it out 🙂
Beautiful Parita!!! You have inspired me to try a smokey eye look! 🙂 I was staring at your pics for so loooong! You look gorgeous girl! 🙂
Thanks Aparna..thats a big compliment! do try it out..its really super easy 🙂
wooww……d eye make is absolutely gorgeous……would love to try it 🙂 🙂 can dis b purchased online??
hey sanghati..i got this via a friend who was returning from swiss…but you can def try this look using any or your favorite black kajal and matte black eyeshadow 🙂