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Take a deep breath-inhale and exhale and take of sigh of relief because my MUA stuff comes to an end with this last product. I don’t have much to say about why I picked this, simply because I loved their lipliner pencils and I had the same expectations from the eyeliner pencil. Plus, they are so handy with this sharpest sharpener. Actually, I wanted 4 shades from the range; the Royal Blue, Rich Brown, Snow White and Forest Green but could get hold of only this – so others stay on wish list for 2015 because this time, I shall wait for their free delivery promotion *hifive*. Let’s move on to the review though you must have got the hints that I like this one.
Product Description (from website): Intense Eye Liner Pencil which produces a precise and well defined line for accentuating the eyes with an intense colour finish. Available in six shades.
Ingredients: Carnauba Wax, BeesWax, Ceresin, Cocoa Butter, Isopropyl Myristate, Diethylhexylcyclohexane, Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Butylparaben, BHT, May Contain: CI 77019 Mica, CI 77492 Iron Oxides Yellow, CI 77491 Iron Oxide Red, CI 77499 Iron Oxides Black, CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007 Ultramarines, CI 77742 Manganese Violet, CI 77510 Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 15850 DandC Red No. 6 Disodium Salt, CI 19140:1 FDandC Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake, CI 42090:2 FDandC Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake.
Price: $2.2 – excluding shipping – (Developed in UK)
Packaging: The pretty little eyeliner pencil came wrapped in a tight plastic coating, which really took efforts to get it unsealed. This protects the plastic lid/cover from breakage during shipping and also, the pencil outer look remains neat and new. The outer color of the eyeliner pencil matches the shade of the product. The cap includes sharpener, making it very handy but the pencil isn’t travel friendly. I have their lipliner pencils with exactly same design and after few weeks, the cap starts to loose and makes my purses very untidy *smack*.
My views about MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil-Forest Green:
With the awareness induced in me by IMBB, I am well convinced to add color to my lash line now. It is summer and time to move on to greens, blues, turquoise and all the pretty shades in eye liners. The MUA intense color eyeliner pencil is very soft and extra creamy in texture. It finishes to a matte finish, though you can see very slight sheen in the lead of the pencil. The shade is fresh leaf green and well pigmented. One swipe delivers decent color payoff due to nice pigmentation and creamy texture. But the lead is over soft to break now and then n slight pressure. The soft texture makes the application easy without involving any tugging and pulling. The pencil doesn’t smudge terribly so application is neat and doesn’t look tacky. However, it fades over the wearing hours. It is perfect for sensitive eyes as it doesn’t irritate or sting eyes. Even it is safe for water line application; though I will not suggest so as it also contains Parabens.
The pencil is not water proof, but survives water splashes easily. It is easily removable with any makeup remover or wet wipes. The sharpener has a killer blade and the remarkable point is that it doesn’t eat up product during sharpening. Each time I sharpen it, a crisp pointed nib of the lead is available for me to create thin and precise lines. The longevity on upper lash line is up to 4 hours on average and fades evenly until you have a habit of rubbing eyes now and then; rubbing will smudge it looking messy. The ease with which it creates line on my upper eyelash, I simply love this. Let’s sum up the pros and cons. Just don’t forget to clean the sharpener each time you intend to put it in a make-up case.
Pros of MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil-Forest Green:
• Attractive and practical packaging with sharpener.
• Beautiful forest green shade just like a fresh leaf of a plant.
• Very soft and creamy texture.
• Decently pigmented product.
• Soft texture makes application without any tug or pull.
• Creamy texture makes it glides easily.
• Doesn’t sting/irritate eyes.
• Safe for water line application too.
• Longevity is 4 hours on average.
• Doesn’t smudge or bleed until you rub your eyes.
• Produces thin, well defined precise lines every time I sharp it.
• Easy to remove with wet wipes or make up remover.
• Fades evenly if not touched now and then.
• Excellent sharpener which saves the product.
• Budget friendly.
Cons of MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil-Forest Green:
• The cap doesn’t close tightly.
• The tip breaks easily due to soft and creamy texture.
• Contains Parabens.
• Not travel friendly due to cap.
• Availability outside UK isn’t that easy.
Rating: I am deducting one mark for Parabens and rest for the cap issue.
Recommendation and repurchase of MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil:
Yes yes yes. Give them a try. They are worth it. For me, I am happy and a bit sad simultaneously because I am finished with MUA reviews. My love for the brand is no more hidden. For repurchase, I am waiting for their free worldwide delivery to pick up my repurchase items. Take good care and keep smiling!
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