I’m here with another Nivea Makeup review and this time, I’m going to review a pencil eyeliner from Nivea’s eye makeup range.
My mother recently went shopping and decided to buy me makeup. I love it when she does that because her choice is so very different from mine; it’s always fun to see what she’s got for me to experiment with. One of the products she got me was the Soft Liner Pencil from Nivea Beauté in shade #02 Graphite.
Shade #02 Graphite is super black. It is one of the most-pigmented black eye pencils I’ve ever used. The eyeliner is super soft and glides on the eyelids like a dream. In the photos, I’ve swatched it once on the right and two times on the left. I don’t think the photos do any justice to how pigmented this liner really is, I love it for the pigmentation.
The staying power is pretty bad. The eyeliner is NOT waterproof and is slightly greasy. I’m not sure if greasy is the right word, but it is a lot like the Indian Kajal. When used without a base or set without eyeshadow, it spreads, smudges, feathers and so on. That’s my biggest problem with this eyeliner. Even with primed eyelids, it only stays for 2 hours or less and the color gets transferred to the area just above my crease! (Eeeks!)
The only way I can use this eye liner is as a black eyeshadow base. It works perfectly as a black base (over the primer of course). I used to use the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean and I’m going to be replacing it with my Nivea Soft Liner now, love it as a base!
I wouldn’t recommend using this eyeliner on the waterline since it’s creamy and would just spread all over your lower lid area. Tried and tested!
Overall, it’s definitely not my favourite eyeliner, but I love it as a black eyeshadow base. I’m definitely going to purchase this eyeliner, going only for the sole purpose of using it as a base because it is inexpensive and I don’t use black bases that often.
Approximately Rs. 210
Pros of Nivea Beauté Soft Liner in Shade #02 Graphite:
- Super pigmented and creamy.
- Soft and glides on the eyelids like a dream.
- Best used as a black base for eyeshadows.
Cons of Nivea Beauté Soft Liner in Shade #02 Graphite:
- Smudges a lot and staying power is maximum of 2 hours.
- Not waterproof.
- Non-availability in India.
- Wastage due to sharpening.
Would I Repurchase Nivea Beauté Soft Liner in Shade #02 Graphite?
I would, but only for the sole purpose of using it as a black base and not as an eyeliner.
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