Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner – Onyx Review

Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner – Onyx Review


Product Description:

A waterproof, long-wearing eye pencil that provides bold color that won’t smudge or budge for up to eight hours. This waterproof, long-wearing eye pencil provides bold color that won’t smudge or budge for up to eight hours. The creamy, easy-to-apply formula contains vitamin E and jojoba oil to moisturize and protect.  It is formulated without parabens.


Onyx – Matte Black.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Paraffin, C11-12 Isoparaffin, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina, Cire Microcristalline), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain/Peut Contenir: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Black 2 (CI 77266), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).



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My Take on Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner – Onyx:

Though I have found my HG pencil eyeliner in Amway’s kajal pencil, I still keep hunting for an even better product. I came across this pencil a year back . It comes as a sleek sharpen-able pencil with a black cap. The cap fits in tightly so you can easily carry it around in your bags. I have sharpened it two to three times and I see less product wastage as compared to other sharpen-able pencils.  The colour is not the darkest black as you can yourself see in the swatches, but it can be easily built up.

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I love intense black kajals, but this is definitely not one of those. I think since it is a matte shade that is why it looks dull grey black.  The eyeliner pencil does not tug or pull the eyes, but at the same time, it is not very creamy. The texture is a little waxy but nothing that will irritate the eyes. I have very watery and sensitive eyes, so I am always apprehensive about trying new things, but luckily for me, this eyeliner did not irritate my eyes, in fact, it stayed put for a good 5 hours or so after which I could notice slight smudging. Also, it seemed to fade from the waterline after 3 hours only (it may be because of my watery eyes).

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All in all, I think it is an average eyeliner pencil. No doubt it does not smudge, budge or give you raccoon eyes, but at the same time, it is not the creamiest, thickest and darkest kajal pencil with a long lasting staying power.

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Summarizing the pros and cons:

Pros of Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner – Onyx:

  • It is paraben free.
  • Does not smudge.
  • Stays put for a good 5 hours or so, after that starts to fade a bit.
  • Does not irritate my sensitive eyes.
  • The cap fits in tightly, hence easy to carry around.
  • The sharpen-able pencil though results in a bit of product wastage, keeps bacteria’s at bay.

Cons of Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner – Onyx:

  • It is not the blackest black kajal pencil.
  • Fades from the waterline after 3 hours.
  • 8 hours claim is a bit of an exaggeration.
  • Sharpening leads to product wastage.

Will I Repurchase Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner – Onyx?

I will not repurchase it and as far as recommendation goes, please decide on your own after weighing the pros and cons.

IMBB Rating:


I think at the price for which I got it, I definitely expected it to stay for some more time.

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