Women usually use minimal make-up for a natural every-day look; but I love using those catchy jet black eye liner pens to line my upper lash line, to make my eyes look really attractive and a little different from the usual daily look. I was monotonously using some Maybelline eyeliner pens so this time, I thought of trying a different one from Essence, let’s see how this one worked!
Price: Rs 249
Product description by Essence:
Extremely resistant! This eyeliner pen’s waterproof formula lasts up to 24 hours – even after jumping into the pool! With a felt-tip applicator, the deep-black texture creates an accurate line that lasts… and lasts and lasts, no matter what!
My experience with Essence STAYS No Matter What 24H Waterproof Eyeliner Pen:
Before getting this eyeliner pen, I read a few reviews but they were majorly negative reviews.I have liked their eyeliner pens earlier, hence I had to try this out. And surprisingly for me, it just worked so much better; totally opposite of the reviews. Let us start with the packaging first, it is a sleek cylindrical pen which is very handy. The thing is love about these pens, is that they are so easy to use. It is just so similar to a sketch pen and one sleek line and there you get those pretty catchy eyes! The tip of the pen is very thin and that gives us the desired look; thin lines or big cat eyes. It glides easily over the lids without creasing at any point.
The colour is jet black and I love how it instantly adds life to dull eyes. However, this pen can only be used for upper lining and not for the waterline. It does not irritate my skin in any way. About the staying power, it is amazing. I left the house with this eyeliner on my eyes and returned home after 7 hours, the liner still looked the same. There was no smudging and creasing. It stays as long as you don’t remove it. But it remained very true to its name, which was insane! It stayed no matter what! Even though I tried removing it with an eye make-up remover, it left a grey-ish black line on my eyes which made my eyes look tired and depressed. I had to rub it a lot which caused my eyes to pain because the skin there is very sensitive. Yet, it did not come off. I was highly disappointed.
Although it proved to be an amazing eyeliner, but this con just covered all the pros completely. This is something we cannot really ignore. And about it being waterproof, it wasn’t completely. It will definitely spread out if you go and walk in the rains, other than that, if there is just a minor water splash – it will stay as it is. I liked it through-out the day because it stayed on my eyes for so long
Pros of Essence STAYS No Matter What 24H Waterproof Eyeliner Pen:
- Very affordable and priced really low as compared to the other brands
- Handy and does not dry up if the cap is closed properly each time it is used
- A jet black colour which makes the eyes looks instantly catchy and appealing
- Easy to use and the tip of the pen is very smooth
- Lasts really long; if said precisely till you don’t remove it
- Does not irritate the skin
Cons of Essence STAYS No Matter What 24H Waterproof Eyeliner Pen:
- It is so true to its name; it stays no matter what, it doesn’t come off even with a make-up remover
- Leaves a light black line on the eye even when removed completely with a make-up remover
- My eyes start to pain and burn because it causes a lot of rubbing, tugging and pulling to remove it
- Not completely waterproof
Will I repurchase/recommend Essence STAYS No Matter What 24H Waterproof Eyeliner Pen?
I would have really fallen in love with this but that one con just flipped the case. I can pay a little more and get some better eye liner which comes off easily. I really can’t afford to rub my eyes and leave them in pain just because the liner looks so attractive and lasting. So for just this con, I would recommend you guys to skip this one!
IMBB Rating: 3/5
I have had really good experiences with the other Essence eye liner pens, hence I would definitely recommend those but this leaves bad black marks which make the eyes look really sad!
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