|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Other
I loved Jordana's Just Pearly Eyeliner and haven't been able to find it in a long time. I love Essence products and when I saw they made a shade similar to Just Pearly I jumped at the chance to try it out.
It's a great peachy pearl/champagne shade and I use it on my waterline to brighten up my eyes. Just like Just Pearly, it is perfect for this.
The texture of the pencil is a little hard and waxy. I find that I have to make several passes to get the pigmentation that I want. It however has decent lasting power once you get it on.
Another bonus...retractable pencil. No sharpening. I HATE sharpening eyeliners so anytime I can find a retractable one..the better.
I love that I found another uber cheap peachy pearl eyeliner for this purpose. Will definitely buy again and again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
i just love this eyeliner..i am almost out of it..but i cant find it anywhere...:[
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Brown
Almost famous is a nice peachy eyeliner from Essence. I use it for brihgtening the inner conner of my eye, and it does the job. However, it can't be used on the waterline because it's not creamy enough. Price is nice though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love the formula on these pencils. They last pretty well on my upper lash line; not as well on my waterline, but I tear up a lot. I am semi-obsessed with peachy skin colors for my lower waterline and have bought topaz from stila almost religiously every few months. That's where this pencil comes in... instead of giving a nice glowy skin color, it looked like I just dipped my lower waterline in a pound of glitter. Meh.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I picked this up at Ulta for cheap thinking I could use it as a waterline liner to brighten up the whites of my eyes. Unfortunately the liner actually clumps up which I've never had with a liner before. It doesn't tug, doesn't go smoothly, it just clumps. So strange. I would love to find a great nude color eyeliner but I've been having no luck. If anyone has a great non-white waterline liner, message me please!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I bought this at Ulta for under $2 after it was recommended to me on the boards for a flesh-toned eyeliner. I am a PPP; I wear Alima Neutral or Cool in 1 and used to wear Bobbi Brown Alabaster. On my hand (a pic with a swatch on it is uploaded above) it looks light and shimmery; notice you can hardly see it on my hand, though. I applied this liner to my lower waterline on my right eye, hoping to get that eye-opening effect that flesh-toned liners are supposed to give. I couldn't really see a difference between that eye and the other unlined one. Plus, it made my eye feel dry and irritated. I suppose i might be able to use this for highlighting my cupid's bow or something else, but I won't repurchase and can't really recommend for PPP's. Those with darker skin might fare better, and it's not like you lose much money if it doesn't work for you. :) I did find a better flesh-toned liner, though, in Cargo's Reverse Lip Liner in 01 (works for lips and eyes).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought HOT CHOCOLATE and BLACK FEVER but I'm thinking about returning the black one (I haven't used it yet) because it doesn't last in the waterline. It doesn't smudges it's true, but it doesn't last also. My eyes are always really wet so I don't know if it's my problem or eye pencil's problem.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have had the Stila Kajal liner in Topaz. I wasn't expecting this to be like that, but I was expecting for it to be more than just a slight wash of color. This is really nothing like the Stila Kajal in Topaz. I understand that it doesn't claim to be, but I'm just making this clear for people who want to save a lot of money (understandably - I was too!) and get this $3 liner in place of the expensive Stila one. The Stila liner is matte, and super pigmented. It stays on during the day pretty nicely. This one is not pigmented at all, has shimmer or sparkle (I can't decide which), and does not stay put. To be fair, I did use this in my lower waterline, and I know it can be tough for even good pencils to stay put down there, but this just really barely made a difference, and then was gone. I wish that I knew of a good, cheap lip liner that was super pale that I could recommend instead - I am trying to think of cheaper items that can be used in place of the Stila Topaz, but I'm failing to come up with one. I know other brands (Cargo) have some pencils that are flesh colored, but they are spendy as well. I would love to hear from some people who are able to find cheaper alternatives to the Stila Topaz that are matte, and actually stick around!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I use this as a highlighter not an eyeliner. As a eyeliner, it doesn't really show up that well. As a highlighter, it really brings light and glow to those small dark shadows at the inner corners of my eyes. I use this on days when I'm tired looking or too busy for eyeshadow. The color of this liner is a warm toned candle flame hue with tiny flecks of shimmer in it. The texure is very creamy like a kohl which works great on the skin because it blends so easy. As a highlighter, the color is beautiful and has good pigmentation on my light/medium complexion. I also love using this on my brow bone too! However, I think it you are lighter then NW/NC 20, it may not show up that well. I could be wrong. But, for a dollar it's worth a try :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
This might look good on medium skintones but on my NW15 skin it barely shows up. I can only use it on my cupid's bow because I like less obvious highlighting there but it's barely noticeable on the inner corners of my eye or my brow bone. And it doesn't show up on my waterine at all. The color is really pretty though and the pencil is really cheap so I would repurchase because there aren't any good substitutes out there.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have already purchased this twice and it lasted me quite a long time despite the fact that I use this regularly. I like to use for a few things 1. To line my waterline (yes it is shimmery and some may say I shouldn't but I have not had a problem and it looks great) 2. To highlight the inner v and brighten up my eyes and 3. To highlight my Cupid's bow.
This is the perfect shimmery/pearly white to highlight certain areas. I have a plain white matte pencil that I use as well from a more high end company and it actually tends to irritate my eyes whereas this does not. It is also incredibly inexpensive, around 2.50 or so at Ulta. I just love this and consider it one of my basics that I have to have and will keep repurchasing and keep back ups of so that I am never without. Loves it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
WARNING: this is not a dupe for the Stila eye kajal in Topaz. I didnt buy because I thought it was a dupe, I just wanted to try it. Compared to Stila:
Stila: peachy, creamy, satin (no shimmer),more expensive
Essence: pinky, shimmery, somewhat creamy, lasts longer, dirt cheap.
Personally I like the essence way better. The lasting pwer of this on your waterline is not as impressive, but if you were to use this for highlighting areas on ones eyes, this is not only gorgeous but lasts all day. Great product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Hazel
I've this pencil for some months now and I almost finished it. it's a great everyday pencil when you want your eyes to look fresh and wide awake! I don't like the white pencil effect and that's why I chose this one. the color is just a subtle salmon-pink and it's shimmery, so it gives to your eyes an immediate brightening effect. I really like it with neutral looks because it makes my brown eyes pop and it's a quick option in the morning for an easy but cute look. I think I will buy it again and again and I don't need to try any other similar products. On my eyes the pencil lasts pretty long and for such a cheap price I think it's the best I could get!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Got this eyeliner in a swap. I love it. I swatched it on my hand and accidentally rubbed it a few times.. and it's still there. I even washed my hands a few times and I can still see it. The color is very shimmery. So if you don't like shimmer, this would not be for you. However, if you do.. you should love it.
The color is very similar to Smashbox's Double Ended Eye Brightener )the pink end, not the Gold) except this one is more pink.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got this out of a whim browsing at ulta. At a $1.99 price, I really could not resist. The formula doesnt glide easily in the waterline can cause irritation temporarily, but it is pigmented if I manage to get it on, maybe too shimmery but it really opens up my eyes!! It reminds me of benefit high beam in a pencil form. I think this is a cheap alternative. I have not found anything like it. so i will keep using it until I can actually afford a real flesh tone eyeliner by tarte or stila or D&G.
EDIT: I also bought the silver color by essence called C'est La Vie! This is just as beautiful metal shimmer to the waterline, a good alternative from wearing white in the waterline.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My review is actually for the eye pencil in shade number 2 HOT CHOCOLATE. I couldnt find the correct post for this.
I absolitely love this, everything about it is great, from price to colour to packaging. What I actually use this for is my eyebrows! It is brilliant. If I ever decide to use it for eyeliner it has great staying power too :)
Will laways repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love this product. When I swiped it on my hand there were teeny bits of glitter but when I put this on my waterline there was none...which is what I wanted. I find white too harsh to use on my waterline, so I tried to use Benefit's high brow which is a very pale pink but this was too matt (sorry to sound gross, but your eyeball is not matt). Did'nt want to spend a lot so got Essence Almost Famous for €1.29. The formula is creamy and the packing is great (twist up). Will def purchase this again.
UPDATED To make this last for ages, I put MAC Naked Lunch Eyeshadow over it with a slanted brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this, mainly for the color. I had been searching for a flesh colored eyeliner for a while and thought I'd have to buy an expensive one as the usual drugstore brands over here (netherlands) did not have any. But then I saw this, for just 1 euro. It is a flesh color with a bit of shimmer. I love the shimmer, it really brightens up my eyes. The formula itself is a bit creamy. It isn't very long lasting but I don't really mind, especially for this price. I used to wear nothing on my waterline before this so I don't mind when there's nothing on there, but I do like this to add that little extra freshness to my look.
The packaging is nice. I like how it's a twist up pencil.
Overall, nice product and even better price. I will buy this again.
Update: the shimmer unfortunately irritated my eyes (I wear contacts).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So after reading the two reviews and watching people on YouTube love this I went and got it at Ulta. So, in my opinion this eyeliner is a true winner! I do own the Stila one as well as the # 23L made by MUFE. They are all similar in shade. The Stila one is the only one that is a matte but they were all creamy and went on well. For the price it's worth it! Try it out and see if it works for you. Makeup if fun to play with and it's always great to find inexpensive treasures !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been on the hunt for a off-white/cream eyeliner for lining my lower waterline for some time now. I tried and returned Stila Topaz as it looked too orange on my complexion and didn't have any staying power. I spotted Almost Famous and at $2 each, how could I resist. It's no holy grail product but it works well enough for my needs. It isn't as soft as Stila Topaz so it requires a bit of layering (as mentioned by the previous reviewer) but it has better staying power. One downside is that it is not water-resistant by any means. One watery-eye episode and it's gone. I will keep using this until Urban Decay makes a 24/7 liner in this shade (Yeyo is too white).