I’ve been testing the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencils for a little over two weeks and it’s time to share my thoughts on them*.
The pencils are waterproof and very soft and easy to apply. They don’t dry immediately, so you may smudge the liner after applying for a softer or smoky look. To do so, there's a silicon applicator at the other end of the pencil which makes it effortless to blend the eye pencil even precisely.
I’d recommend to use a primer before applying it because even though it says „stay-in-place eye pencil“, it doesn’t necessarily stay in place all day without the primer but transfers to the upper lid. Nevertheless, application is easy and the colours are truly lovely.
Saphire is a nearly black but still kind of blue colour, so it’s a little softer than a black eye liner and enhances the colour of blue eyes beautifully. Pearl is a perfect champagne colour to lighten up the inner corner of you eyes or to add some light to your eye makeup. The colours are intense and I find it easier to apply the eye pencil with dots and connect them afterwards. It’s a little difficult to sharpen the eye pencil with my sharpener due to the softness of the pencils but I guess with a better sharpener than my very old and cheap one this shouldn’t create a real struggle.
By and large the pencils are great. I didn't manage to create the perfect line on the first go but as soon as you get used to them, the results are very pleasing. I would highly recommend the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencils and I'm sure I'll use them a lot.
In Switzerland they retail for CHF 28.90.
And this is the full look that I wore to a friends birthday:
Products I’ve used:
L’oréal true match foundation - Vanilla
L’Oréal True match concealer - 02 (under-eye area)
Collection Concealer (blemishes) - light
Sleek Face Form Palette - fair
KIKO Daring Game blush - ebony
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - translucent
Urban Decay Primer Potion
UD Naked 3 - Strange
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil - saphire & pearl
Lancôme Hypnôse Star mascara
Lips: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick - discreet
Have you tried these eye pencils? What are your thoughts on them?
Have a lovely Sunday!