Every once in a while, I like to play with colored liners and when I spotted this gorgeous shade from Essence, I had to pick this up. Here is the review on the same.
Rs. 299/- for 0.54 gm.
The latest trend from Asia: gel eyeliner in a pen-shape. Instead of in a tub, the soft, waterproof and long-lasting texture of the gel eye pencil waterproof comes in a retractable pen. Velvety and highly-pigmented, these pens offer intensive eyeliner styles.
My Experience with Essence Blue Lagoon Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil:
The pencil is a twist-up one with a well-fitted cap. The body has the information regarding the product. The color-coded base has to be rotated to push the liner up. Thankfully, it can be retracted unlike the Chambor liners. There is no tip sharpener provided, so if you like super sharp lines, you might have a little difficulty there. Otherwise, there is no product wastage if you look at the good side of no-sharpening pencils.
The texture is smooth but not crumbly. There is no tugging or pulling of the lids while application. Though a single swipe deposits enough color, but to get the full-on pigmentation, two swipes are required. It takes about 10 seconds to settle and once it has set, it does not move at all. If you want a smudged-out look, you have to be super quick.
The color as you can see is a gorgeous shade of teal with lots of blue shimmer which makes the shade all the more glamorous. I can relate the shade with “Totally Turquoise” by Revlon and Teal Dazzle by Chambor. It can totally up the whole makeup look without making you look too made up. If you like sporting colored liners, you have to check this shade out. This is a wearable and fun shade for the eye makeup lovers.
The staying power surprised me pleasantly. It stayed on my lids for more than 6 hours without any primer and did not move or fade at all. It just stayed as it is. I had to remove it with a proper eye makeup remover to completely get rid of it. I am sure, had I not removed, it would have stayed longer. All in all, I am super happy with the shade, texture and staying power. At this price point, it would be unfair to ask for anything more; in fact there is hardly any room for improvement.
Pros of Essence Blue Lagoon Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil:
- Nice packaging.
- Beautiful texture.
- Lovely color.
- Long staying power.
Cons of Essence Blue Lagoon Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil:
- No ingredients mentioned.
- No in-built sharpener.
Would I Repurchase Essence Blue Lagoon Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil?
Yes to both. You have to try this range 🙂
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