Oriflame Hypnotic Shimmer Eye Pencil Charcoal Glow Review

Hello young ladies,

Of late my love for eye makeup has increased by leaps and bounds (looking at poutmati’s smoky sultry eye tutorials :toothygrin: ) and I keep buying different product just to try out of curiosity. I recently got myself a Hypnotic Shimmer Eye Pencil from Oriflame. Although it was a long wait since the pencil came after 20 odd days, still I was as excited as ever to try it. I have been satisfied with most of the oriflame products which I have used till date so I thought this would also turn out to be good( halo effect ,couldn’t resist myself from mentioning it since I am an HR Professor) but unfortunately it dint fare well on my expectations.

Product being reviewed:
Oriflame Hypnotic shimmer Eye Pencil (Charcoal Glow)

Colours Available:
Charcoal Glow and Silver shine

Oriflame Hypnotic Shimmer Eye Pencil Charcoal Glow

Nowhere mentioned on the pencil

Price/ Quantity
INR189 (on offer) for 1gm.


My Experience with the product:

It comes as a sleek black pencil which has golden embossing on it; the look seems to be very classy barring the plain boring plastic cap on the top. Since it is quite a slender pencil, it can fit into your vanity cases without even taking much space. The tip of the pencil is very soft and if you exert more pressure than the tip is likely to break, the same happened with me and I had to re sharpen it to put it on the eyes. The colour of the pencil is grayish black and it has nice shimmer to it. Also, the pencil glides on smoothly and it did not sting my eyes (and I have sensitive eyes), I had applied it on the tight line as well as waterline. These pencils are quite pigmented and colour can further be build up by applying more strokes. The staying power is also poor as it vanishes within an hour’s time but the glitter remains and smears all over the eyes. It comes off easily with a wet tissue paper, there’s no need to use any eye makeup remover for this.
These are the swatches:


PS: You can note the tip breaking and coming off in the above picture while applying.


Pros of Oriflame Hypnotic Shimmer Eye Pencil Charcoal Glow:
1. Glides on smoothly even on the waterline.
2. Comes off very easily.

Cons of Oriflame Hypnotic Shimmer Eye Pencil Charcoal Glow:
1. Smears a lot ( this reason is enough for a person not to buy it).
2. Has to be bought through a representative.
3. Staying power is poor. Within 45 minutes to one hour it’s gone.
4. Price is too high.
5. Extremely soft so needs to be handled with care otherwise the tip keeps breaking.
6. A sharpener needs to be carried along always. Also, I feel that sharpening leads to product wastage and for the same reason I prefer retractable pencils.

Final Verdict:
I would not suggest anyone to buy it as there are better substitutes available for the product. This is by far the worst Oriflame product I have used till date (no offences to Jomol 😀 )

My Rating: 1 out of 5

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35 thoughts on “Oriflame Hypnotic Shimmer Eye Pencil Charcoal Glow Review

  1. Hey Shivani good review….I don’t think I have used this pencil yet…..or have I :silly: :silly: I think I have the ones in pink package…….I will check and tell you…..but it’s so scary in the second pic….I loved your watch….is it a watch Shivani :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

      1. Yes Sanjeevjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii………this I haven’t seen at all…I missed thissssssssssss :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame:

    1. hey jomu…..thankoo :puchhi: :puchhi: well it is a watch but its not mine :secret2: :secret2: , its my best frn’s , it’s a swiss watch her bro got for her, i liked it so much that took it from her for a week

    1. Ratiiiiii :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

            1. Thoda funny reason hai pls hasna mat, i am taking an appetizer medicine which makes me dizzy all the time, i have to put on weight na so taking that…..aaj kal bas khao n so jao :))

                1. hehe…..i can easily accomodate 10kgs sugi :methinks: :methinks: pls de do… n rati doesnt share her make up :vampire: :vampire: she is bad :ghost2: :ghost2:

    1. Daekha deakha…..sneha ko bhi pasand ni aayi, i agree with u totally, its the worst I have used till date. :yikes: :yikes:

  2. but I have this eye intensity pencil……after reading this review, I went and tried the pencil….it does not smudge from water line though from the eyelid…..it slipped with water :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Heheheh…..hi lippie gal…..yaar this is the only diamond ring i have and i now am quite bored of it…..i to dont even wear it now

    1. I sure did nids :toothygrin: and i know for this thotful gesture she will giffffttt me something :shying: :shying:

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