Essence • Long Lasting Eye Pencil • Eyeliner

rated 4.4(42 reviews)

Average Rating.4.4
Would buy this product again.83%

rated 3 of 5 implorer on 2/26/2015 8:22:00 AM more reviews by implorer

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

this eyeliner won't change your life, but it's pretty good.

i bought this for like $AUD2.50 at big w and considering the price, i'm pretty pleased! it applies well and smudges well too (but i wouldn't bother trying a cat's eye or anything like that), and looks great immediately after application. i've only ever used it for everyday makeup, nothing too fancy, and it does the trick.

one application definitely won't last you the day though! i have a black, a dark brown and a silver, and they only last a few hours on the bottom lid and half the day on the top if i've smudged it. you may also get a little bit of unintended smudge in your eye creases if you're not careful.

however, if you're trying to save your pennies and don't mind the thought of occasional reapplication, go for it!

hella cheap
easy application
looks great immediately after you put it on

will fade throughout the day
tiny bit of residue

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rated 5 of 5 mimipoj2811 on 2/4/2015 3:24:00 PM more reviews by mimipoj2811

Age: 25-29   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

This eyeliner is brilliant for the price. It cost 1.50 and performs really well. I tried it on my upper lash line on the lid and the waterline and it stayed put all day. My eyelids can get quite oily but this didn't budge. I only bought it in black but now that I've tried it, I will definitely stock up. They're pigmented and long lasting so highly recommend. The black is a true black too :).

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* izumilove on 1/18/2015 11:41:00 PM more reviews by izumilove

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I am a bit bummed that this didn't work for me. It is so cheap and it works so well for my sister. It applies smoothly and sets quickly so if you want to smudge it out you need to be pretty quick. I have this in 02 hot chocolate a dark brown shade. I just could not get this to stay on me, I would apply it on my upper lid and it would always smudge down to my lower lash line/eyelid. I could not get it to stay even with primer and powder/eyeshadow. I am prone to this though. I am not even that oily but my eye shape makes it difficult to wear eyeliner and mascara without smudging. If you are like me you may want to give it a miss.

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rated 3 of 5 Lochinvar on 11/11/2014 4:21:00 PM more reviews by Lochinvar

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

I bought it because it was cheap, or so I thought. I purchased the colour 18 Berry Merry. I've worn it all up 1/2 dozen times and it's all gone. The pencil broke easily despite me being super careful only to wind the bare minimum out. I used it once for water lining and never again as it fell, it irritated and my eyes reacted terribly. It appears cheap and good value but when I add the price to the very few wears it actually gave me it's a very expensive product for what it is. I will not be repurchasing any of these pencils.

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rated 5 of 5 beautyflower on 10/26/2014 9:30:00 AM more reviews by beautyflower

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Black   Eyes: Blue    

This was 3$ I believe, tell me if I'm wrong, and I love these. I have 19 hot scorch and my sister has go black and both are extremely long wearing and I would highly recommend. Must haves!

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rated 4 of 5 anishayunus on 8/15/2014 2:15:00 AM more reviews by anishayunus

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

Oh my god. I bought these in green, blue and purple for real cheap, because I like to use coloured eyeliners. I didn't expect much from it. I thought it would fade in a couple of hours or so. Plus, I have slightly hooded lids, so lining my upper lashline with any pencil/crayon eyeliner will ensure transfer to the upper lid in a very short while. Guess what? This seriously proved me wrong. They have amazing colours, doesn't transfer OR fade! It lasts a VERY long time, and resisted some sweat and the humidity and temperature outside! Only downside is it isn't as pigmented as it could have been, and sometimes requires going over the line a couple of times for the colour to truly show. The thickness of the line made is easily controlled which is fantastic, too. They are packaged according to the colour inside (which is quite accurate), so makes for easy locating and if you don't have testers in the store it's not a big deal. Most of them don't have shimmer while some have a minute amount, which I don't mind at all. I really want to buy every colour they sell now, especially the bronze! This is truly fantastic value for the price.

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rated 4 of 5 kileylovescake on 8/13/2014 1:24:00 PM more reviews by kileylovescake

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I am incredibly impressed with the pigmentation on this! It is very, very black and only cost me $2.50! I generally use this to line my waterline.

I do think it is VERY long wearing for a pencil liner (NOTE: it is not waterproof and it is a pencil...when you consider that, this is quite an impressive product!)

My only con is that the tip can break off rather easily, but hey, that's what happens when a super smooth & creamy eyeliner is applied by a rube like myself.

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rated 5 of 5 cindygl on 7/25/2014 12:36:00 AM more reviews by cindygl

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Black    

I love this product! I use the gold/bronze colours on my lower lash lines for a subtle pop. However I can't seem to find the gold shade anywhere anymore (can't remember their shade names), so I'm settling for the bronze. It doesn't smudge or anything on my lower lash line, it lasts and looks perfect at the end of a long a day!

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rated 5 of 5 Saiuri5 on 7/10/2014 6:43:00 AM more reviews by Saiuri5

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium Brown   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I love this product to bits! It is affordable and lasts forever! In South Africa, it used to retail for like R20 but recently, the price has been raised to R23(around $2). I really don't mind repurchasing this product because I am certain that it works wonders! It does last for a long time, but if worn on the eyelid, it usually turns grey. I find that the eyeliner is super soft and really pigmented, which I absolutely love!!!

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* brelig on 4/9/2014 1:49:00 PM more reviews by brelig

Age: 30-35   Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I really wasn't impressed with the performance of this product.This "Long Lasting" eye pencil makes a complete mess within a very short amount of time. Classic raccoon eyes. Which is fine if you're going for a blown out smokey look, but if you're going for anything other than that, you might not appreciate this product's tendency to travel. And it traveled everywhere. On the positive side, the black was really truly inky black. Great pigmentation on this thing. I just wish it would stay put.

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