I was never intrigued much by European natural cosmetic brands, because during my most recent trips to Italy I was very disappointed by the products I tried. I decided to give this eyeliner pencil a shot while shopping on iherb.com for some personal care items, and thankfully, it was a pretty good buy.Consistency: This pencil is very creamy. It does not melt as it writes, but it glides on super-smoothly, and it can be smudged easily for a smokey effect. It makes it very easy to draw on the lid.
Color: Intense black, very pigmented.
Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Castor Seed Oil*, Carnauba Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Mica, Candelilla Wax, Beeswax, Vitamin E Acetate, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxides
*Indicates Certified Organic Ingredients
Price: $ 8.99 on Vitacost.com
Pros: Color is perfect black, good base for darker, smokey eye look, easy to remove with any soap or make-up remover, inexpensive, BDIH certified*.
Cons: Not waterproof, not long-lasting, smudges a bit.
Final Thoughts: I like to wear this eyeliner for my everyday simple routine, because it does the job. It works best if topped with a little bit of black matte shadow, to increase the staying power. On myself, it begins to fade after only a few hours, (my skin tends to be oily though). I think that this pencil could work for people who do not mind re-applying throughout the day, and for smoky-eye lovers. Compared to the eyeliner pencil I use, The Gabriel Eye Liner, this one is more black, softer, and creamier, but the Gabriel one lasts longer, and smudges less. Have you tried any good eyeliner from a natural/organic brand? If yes, please share! I would like to try the Vapour Beauty Eyeliner Pencil next. Did you try that one yet?
I hope it was helpful!