Hello lovely ladies,
I have got another pencil eyeliner for you today. I had shared the swatches of these liners in a sneak preview with you earlier on and reviewed Night Violet for you a few days ago. Today, I share a lovely jewel-toned green liner. Let’s see how it performed.
Product Details (from the official Estee Lauder website):
12-hour wear, water resistant. Wears for 12 hours. Sets in seconds. This long-wearing, water-resistant eye pencil lines and defines with smooth, even color that looks fresh all day. The lightweight, creamy formula glides on effortlessly. Rich, stay-true color won’t feather or bleed. Double-ended pencil has a smudger on one end, color on the other. Sharpens easily with the Estée Lauder Pencil Sharpener.
Ophthalmologist tested. Fragrance free. Water resistant.
$23 in US/Rs. 1850 in India.
The pencil comes packaged in a navy blue cardboard box – just like all Estee Lauder cosmetics. The pencil has nice golden detailing with a golden cap covering the product side.
The other side has a silicon smudger with a transparent plastic cap. The pencil is colour painted to match the shade, so a particular shade is easy to find in the stash. This does not come with a sharpener.
My Experience with Estee Lauder Emerald Volt Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil:
Color: The shade “Emerald Volt” is a lovely green with hints of teal, but not really a full-on teal. Incidentally, this line does have a teal shade; however, the same has not been launched in India.
“Emerald Volt” does not have any shimmer or sparkle. However, it looks bright and not flat or dull. This shade is fairly distinctive, so you cannot really wear it to work. However, incorporating it into your office look, could quickly transform the look to an evening/party look.
Texture: The texture is smooth and creamy. There is no grittiness that sometimes comes with a shimmer pencil. I have used it on my lower water line also and it glides smoothly and does not make my eyes water. These pencils are infused with jojoba and vitamin E to moisturize and help the product to glide.
Pigmentation: The pigmentation is great, it deposits color easily. It glides smoothly, you do not need to put in pressure to make the pigment show up on the skin. The colour can be sheered out and blended to create a smokey look, or to make a base for eyeshadow or swiped intensely to create a defined look.
Staying Power: The pencil stays put pretty much the entire day till you are ready to take it off. However, unlike Night Violet, this one dulls over time. So, though the color is still visible on the eyes after 5-6 hours, the color transforms into a dirty dull green. Since it is waterproof, you will need an oil-based makeup remover to take it off completely.
Application: You can use it as an intense colored liner or as a sheered out/smudged smokey look. However, you need to be quick with the blending as it sets fairly quickly. The silicon smudger, at the end of the pencil, is fairly decent and can be easily used to smudge the eyeliner. It is fairly effective.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Estee Lauder Emerald Volt Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil:
- A gorgeous bright green color with a hint of teal.
- Decent staying power.
- Ophthalmologist tested.
- Fragrance-free formula.
- Glides on smoothly.
- Has intense color payoff.
- Does not irritate the eyes.
- Comes off easily at the end of the day with cleansing oil.
- Can be used to create a thin line or smudged smokey eye effect.
- Easy to sharpen.
Cons of Estee Lauder Emerald Volt Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil:
- The colour intensity dips with passage of time. On my oily lids, the shade ends up looking like a hot mess over 6-7 hours.
- All shades launched in the USA are not yet available in India.
The product definitely has an interesting shade; however, not the best performance. When one goes for bright shades, we really do want it to set like that and stay. A fading, muddy shade looks extremely unappealing.
Would I Recommend Estee Lauder Emerald Volt Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil?
Not really. I feel that the colour is not unique, per say. You can find a similar shade but with better performance.
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