Sue Devitt • All Eye Intensifiers • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have tried anywhere from 40-100 different eyeliners from all sorts of different brands, everything from professional to drug store. I am also an experienced makeup artist and have been doing makeup professionally for 2 years and on myself, friends and friends of friends since I was 12. And I can safely say that this is THE WORST eyeliner in history of eyeliners (that I have tried). And this is why:
- Applying it is extremely difficult. I had to end up rubbing it onto the back of my hand and using a brush because it is almost impossible to apply it directly. If you try to apply it directly, it goes on waaaay too thick and harsh. Also, actual eyeliner is a butter like consistency, so it easily breaks off while applying.
- I doesn't stay put at all, no matter the primer i use or powder i put on top. After one hour, I look like either a)I'm gothic, b) I have been crying, c) a raccoon, d) I partied all night and slept in my makeup and just woke-up e) All of the above. Basically, it makes you look like trash.
- The smudger on the end is also THE WORST. It just makes it look more of a trashy mess. Once I actually scratched my eye with it, which was very painful.
- It's impossible to sharpen. The tip constantly breaks off. I have only sharpened it twice, but it is now half the size it was when I bought it because the tip kept breaking off. And I know it wasn't my sharpener, because I tried over 4 different ones on this damn eyeliner.
- It magically appears on others parts of your face and body parts. This is probably because it rubs off onto your hands so easily that it ends up on your cheek, chin, leg, ect. And its IMPOSSIBLY to spot clean. It smears and drips and just generally messes up your entire face, making the only option be to wash your face completely and start over.
The only good thing I can say about this eyeliner was that it has cute packaging, making me want to pick it up. But other than that, this is by far the biggest pain in the ass makeup product that I have used in my life.
I lent it to my friend to see if it was just me, and this eyeliner just didn't like me. But she ended up having the exact same problems with it as me and gave it back the next day. (And she has a history of keeping some things I lend her haha)
Thankfully, Sephora stopped carrying it, so less people are to fall into it's trap.
Please, from one makeup junkie to another, DO NOT buy this product. It's expensive and not worth it at all. There are so many better brands out there.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product wasn't the best for me. I am not a fan of fat eye pencils. I really had trouble getting the product to go where I wanted it. The smudger on the end was fine and more precise than the pencil end. The color I tried, Bangalore, was nice but a little too smudgy. I really could get the look I wanted after two or three attempts. Too frustrating. I was afraid I would need to pull on my eyelid too much to control the intensity of this pencil to my satisfaction.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
If not for one of my favorite swappers in this community, I probably never would have tried a Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier liner, and I am thrilled that I got to do so as I now own a handful.
This dual ended liner with pencil on one side and a sponge to blend on the other has become one of my most loved liners. The stick itself is a bit deceiving as it is large and the tip of the pencil is the same so initially, you may feel as though you won't get a tight lash line, but you do with practice. Somehow despite the size, the pencil is easy to apply and the sponge makes it possible to create a smoky eye if that is what you are seeking.
The other option here is to use a different brush, apply it directly to the tip of the pencil and then to the lash line which gives an even tighter line. So why use this pencil if there's an extra step, well, there are several reasons. It is water resistant and doesn't smudge or come off as it's very long-lasting and when applied in the morning, it stays put until taken off at days' end. The color choices are absolutely sensational and I use most but AVA (an eggplant purple) is my favorite as it makes blue eyes pop. I also love the brown, bronze and other shades so if you work this liner correctly, it works wonderfully and I haven't used any other liner since receiving my first SD one in a swap.
Since it's been well over a couple of months already and I am still using one of the many SD pencils I now have, I am certain I will be sticking with using these and can't recommend them strongly enough as there is a shade for everyone. If you don't allow the fullness of the pencil to deceive you when you first try this liner, I can assure you that you will discover how incredibly great these are for all. And use the soft sponge point to easily create a smoky eye or to blend the color closely into the lash line~a winner! I refrained from giving this a perfect five because the pencil takes work to learn how to use properly because of its fullness but once you get it, you'll be happy you tried.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
everytime i wore this on my top lash line it ended up smudging onto my lower lash line (even though i use a primer) and then i look sloppy. has no staying power on me, i guess because im oily. also, i felt like the pencil was just too thick for my smallish eyes. oh well. my smashbox cream eyeliner or bare essentials liner shadows work much better on me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a very user-friendly product -- though I did have a bit of a learning curve. My early mistake was to smudge the color too gently -- I guess I was used to other pencils that were a lot more likely to travel. So I ended up with a thick, insufficiently blended line and I couldn't see what the excitement about these was for. Once I got past my boo-boo, I was able to get a sexy, smokey look or a soft-but-defined natural look in, like, seconds -- truly the easiest eye look I know. What I've learned: You have something like 30 seconds or a bit more to really move the color. After that it sets very well (a Good Thing; you won't be getting unintended smudging later). During that time, I like to use either my $1 e.l.f. little rubber smudger thingie (does it have a less silly name?) or my $20 Sephora smudger brush to sheer the color out or just soften the edges. Don't be afraid to push -- you won't end up removing all the pigment. Ignore the smudger on the end of the pencil -- it's garbage. A last thought: Some of the colors seem really loud in the pencil (Tanzania, for example). But don't be afraid. Even the slightest smudging tones down the shimmer to the point that it just adds glow or intensity (ha) to the color, not garish frost.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have this in Victoria Falls and I use this on my lower lash line and it stays put beautifully when paired with MAC's Beige-ing shade stick. I find that the sticking power of Victoria Falls is practically smudge proof.
For the sharpener, I use Stila's pencil sharpener. I got it free when I bought their lip glaze stick and it fits Sue Devitts pencil perfectly.
I agree with everyone that the smudger on the other end of the pencil is really a crappy design as it is scratchy.
I would like to try out their other gorgeous colors too. =)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this in Ava which is a gorgeous purple. I'm always looking for just the right shade of purple and this is my hg. I used it for 2 days and on the 2nd day a clump of eyelashes fell out. This has never happened to me even though I wear eye m/u every day. I can't say for sure that this product caused it but I can't risk using it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have this pencil in Bangalore, a beautiful gold/khaki green color. I've reviewed the Bangalore pencil specifically, so this review is for the pencil in general.
This pencil has both good and bad traits. I love the Bangalore color, and I like the look I can achieve with this pencil.
I like the smooth application, this is a very soft, jumbo sized liner - NOT made for drawing a precise line, it practically melts onto your lids. Smudging the line with the tool on the opposite end dulls the shimmer effect (at least it does for the Bangalore color), and gives a more natural finish, and you can use this method to achieve a nice smoky effect.
There are also downsides. The included smudger tool on the reverse side of the liner is far from ideal - it's a great idea, but they need to re-design. It's too rough and scratchy. It'll do its job (smudge out the color), but people with sensitive skin will likely find this irritating. It's uncomfortable and makes application less enjoyable and easy than it could be, and it's not good to treat your eyelids so roughly.
I've found sharpening this jumbo crayon to be a nightmare. I did *not* use Sue Devitt's sharpener, but rather my big Benefit sharpener, which has never caused me problems before.
The first time I sharpened this pencil, I lost almost a third of it! The price of Sue Devitt's sharpener is a bit over the top for a sharpener - in my opinion, a pencil of unusual dimensions like this would do well to be packaged with a sharpener, as clearly whatever you've got hanging around in your makeup box won't cut it.
However, I don't believe my bad sharpening experience was entirely the fault of my sharpener - the tip of this liner is very soft, so it's hard not to turn it into mush. Also the body of the pencil is made of a relatively soft medium (I don't think it's actually wood) that my sharpener just ate into. Not wanting to eat the whole pencil, I've settled for a very uneven sharpening job, which makes the perfectionist in me cringe.
As an application tip: I like to smudge this over my upper lid in a fairly thick line, and then use the smudger tool to blur that along my upper lids, and fade it out towards the top. I then use what's left on the smudger tool to apply a touch of color along the line of my lower lashes. THEN I go *back* with the liner just along my upper lash line without smudging to preserve the shimmery finish. This is a really nice, simple look to create - top it off with some mascara and you really don't need to fuss with anything else - great for travel or a light makeup day.
In this review I've indicated that I would not buy this product again, because I believe it has design flaws. However, in my review of the specific Bangalore color, I've said that I would buy it again - the color is right on for me, which makes up for the liner's shortcomings.
A good re-design - re-doing the smudger end, changing the body of the pencil or including a sharpener - would turn this into one of my favorite liners :)
UPDATE: Wow, it's like Sue Devitt heard me ... the smudger tool seems to have been changed. I saw a bunch of these pencils on display, and I was delighted to see that while some still have the tool that I complained about, others have a new, softer, smaller silicone-type smudger (I don't know what it's actually made out of) ... which is much more gentle on your eye, and actually works better, too. I got the tip from another MUAer to put the pencil in the freezer for a few minutes before sharpening, and that has pretty much solved my other major issue with this pencil.
YAY! I'm now happy to say I think these are great.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The Sue Devitt eye intensifier chubby pencils !! oh my gosh these are the best pencils out their . they wont budge or smudge and they come in best colors like bronzes and golds that are very very hard to find . They will bring out the true color of your eyes. Ladies THIS IS A MUST HAVE !!!! try it once you will get hooked !! and for the price you are paying allthough is a bit hight it is soooo worth it because these pencils will last a lifetime ! The best way to put these on i found is with a lashline or a smudge brush just take the brush and press it on to the pencil once itd got the amount of color you desire take the lashline or smudge brush and apply it close to your lashes and go back for more color if you need it !! I love this product and i will 1000000% buy it again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have 5 of these chubby pencils (plum, bronze, black, brown and champagne). The colors are beautiful and intense. I find that although easy to apply, the line is too fat for my eye shape and size. The sponge to blend on the other end of the pencil is hard and scratchy. I prefer to use a Q-tip instead. The champagne pencil is a new color that acts as a highlighter for the browbone, cupid's bow of the lips and the inner corners of the eye. I would definately repurchase the champagne color---it's gorgeous and practical.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Unfortunately, this didn't work for me. Ordered from Sephora w/ high hopes after seeing it on QVC. I swear, my eyeliners from Avon's mark work better than the Eye Intensifier, at a quarter of the price. It smeared on me, and had no staying power at all. I do have oily eyelids, but I wear a primer which seems to hold nearly all other shadows and liners in place. Given that this had such good reviews on it's "staying power", I thought it would be great. Had to send it back.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love these eye intensifiers, I started out with the zaire and got hooked on them.So far I have the zaire, kenya, tanzania, victoria falls, surat and kampur are on their way to my house now and just bought the masai.I need the grey one, forgot the name the ponte nore(black) and the gold reef and the kilamajaro (however spelled) the olive color. I will never use any thing else now for eye liner.(addicited)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Glides on so smooth and has great staying power. It has such a nice creamy texture and doesnt bother my sensitive eyes. Its also good because it comes in interesting colors instead of your average brown, black basics.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
These are really nice,plush eyeliners. I have several colors and some are more vivid than others. Overall,good quality,decent staying power and reasonably priced considering how long the Eye Intensifiers last.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
These are the best thick eyeliners that I've tried...great for a dramatic line...they are like gel eyeliners in a convenient pencil form: long lasting, super smooth application, and as the name implies, are intensely pigmented. I have the Eye Intensifiers in Pointe Noire (intense opaque black) and Kalahari (soft grey). Although they wear longer than most pencil and powder eyeliners, they don't wear quite as long as gel liners on my oily eyelids, and also the "blender" on the end is kind of a joke- it's flimsy and scratchy and does almost nothing except irritate and scrape your eyelids... don't even bother trying to blend with it. (I love the way the thick line looks when it's not smudged, personally).
Overall, I'd consider these HG material eyeliners. They're the softest, longest wearing, and most pigmented jumbo eyeliners I've tried so far, and come in the most beautiful colors. Can't wait to try more colors!
(Tip: save your money and don't buy the $10 Eye Intensifier pencil sharpener...another MUA'er said that the L'Oreal dual pencil sharpener works for these pencils just as well, and I found it today for just $2!)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I have the eye intensifier pencil in bangalore, a dark shimmery olive. I love the color, it's especially good for PPP. The pencils are chubby, and the liner lasts all day. I would recommend using this on the upper lids only, I've found that I end up looking like a member of the band "Kiss" when I wear it on the bottom lids.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
One of the worst eyeliners I've ever used. It skipped and clumped. It is way too soft and doesn't blend. Very expensive at $22.00. I recommend saving your money. Maybelline makes better eyeliner than this. Spend your money on a good foundation instead.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Expensive- but AWESOME. I especially love the Tanzania and Masai Shades. I also have Ava and Golden Traingle (a golden green/brown).
Good stuff - blendable but also long-wearing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This didn't work for me at all. It was so soft that it constantly smudged. I asked the SA whether it could be used on the rims, to which she replied, yes, I could.Turns out, actually, *no*, I can't. It's a smudgy, fat, expensive pencil, which requires sharpening by Sue Devitts own special sharpener (which, btw, costs £8 in UK, compared to £2.50 for MAC one). Never buy this again. I got the black one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is the best eye product I have every used. I can get exactly the look I want with the smudge tip. I use the Kenya color for every day wear and sometimes dress it up with a little eyeshadow on my lids. It lasts all day and even stays on a bit after face washing for a smokey bedtime look.