|Such pretty colours! L-R: C'est la vie!| Iced strawberry cream| Fateful desire| Where is the party?| Choose me!| Shiny godness|
|Gel eyeliner brush| Smokey eyes brush| Eyebrow pencil| Gel eyeliner|
For myself I purchased:
-Gel eyeliner brush $2.95
-Smokey eyes brush $2.55
-Gel eyeliner $5.95
-Eyebrow pencil $2.95
All definitely great prices. But my question was, are these products good?
Gel eyeliner in 02 London Baby:
|Lovely dark brown colour, not as harsh as black|
How is the staying power? No fail, my eyeliners ALWAYS smudge on me, even when I apply a primer. This has had great staying power although sometimes a little does somehow transfer to my bottom eyelid (how did that happen?). I am definitely very impressed with this gel liner though and maybe I'll buy one from another brand and compare it to this one someday.
Gel eyeliner and smokey eyes brushes:
The gel eyeliner brush was a breeze to use, and applied my gel liner wonderfully! At just $2.95 it is doing a good job. The smokey eyes brush is nice and soft and doesn't pick up too much product at a time (which the applicators that come with eyeshadows tend to do). I haven't really used this much basically due to my laziness. The width is a little too large for my small eyelids though which is a shame.
And lastly, the eyebrow pencil! Also my first eyebrow pencil so there isn't anything I can compare it to, however I can compare it to swatches I have done of other eye pencils in store (Priceline yay!). I have tried many different ones -Bourjois, Australis, Prestige...-and the hardness and colour have all been very similar. I probably will try other brands once this one runs out. This eyebrow pencil had the right amount of hardness and was a good shade of brown. Disappointingly it didn't stay on for the whole day and when you smudge it, some does go away. However for $2.55 it was worth a try!
|Building intensity- one stroke, two strokes and three strokes.|
What products have you tried from the Essence range? What is your favourite?