Elizabeth Arden • Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the much-lauded pencil adored by makeup artists, but to my mind it's not the best. I think that's because I like to line the waterline of my eyes and prefer an intense, defined look to a soft, smoky one. For the latter, I'm sure this works fantastically. And don't get me wrong, it IS a great pencil - you get a good dark line that lasts well, even inside the eye, and fades nicely. But it's Bobbi Brown Longwear Eye Pencils all the way for this eyeliner fanatic. They give an amazingly intense line that doesn't budge, and they don't irritate my eyes either. They have a more pigmented, waxy texture, whereas these are soft and powdery, as the name implies, so I think the EA pencils are probably your go-to if you want to be able to smudge and smoke your pencil.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I tried this for the first time about six years ago as part of a gift set I received for Christmas. I instantly loved it so much so that I haven't switched eyeliners once since then. I adore the sponge end which works great for blending but the real selling point is the amazing eyeliner formula itself. It blends wonderfully and doesn't smudge at all once it's on also it stays put when I'm at gym without fading or running and it also holds up very well when I'm at the lake swimming. I use the espresso color which accents my blue eyes perfectly and isn't too dark for my ivory colored skin but I've tried the black and it works just as well and I'm sure all the other color options are just as good.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Love this liner! I am on my second pencil now. This gives you the darkest waterline! It melts on your waterline with no need tug or repeat application. This is better than the Urban Decay Zero liner, WAY better. Kinda mad at myself for cheating on Arden with UD. Hands down, I will use this pencil for the rest of my life. *FYI Marilyn Monroe's favorite eyeliner was Elizabeth Arden's Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Espresso.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Normally I think Elizabeth Arden have great products, but I was disappointed with this eyeliner. The pigmentation is not deep and you have to apply significant pressure to get a dark line along your eyelid. It is difficult to get the colour to stay on the water line on the lower eyelid. The staying power of the colour during the day is also very poor. Unfortunately in the case of good quality eyeliners I think it is better to pay more for the higher end brands if you want a glamorous look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i'm surprised by the positive reviews. i have this in mulberry, which is a plummy color that looks great when i swatch it on the back of my hand, but somehow shows up a lot lighter on my lids. it's not creamy, so it feels scratchy on my eyelids and it doesn't define my eyes like a liner should b/c it's too light. also the smudger is useless + also doesn't feel good on my skin. boo.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
i'm pretty pleased with this pencil as i've bought it in black violet and that's exactly what it is -- a dark, blackish violet. no plummy colors, just straight blackish purple, very nice indeed. really interesting on the eye. it's got a built-in smudging tip that seems a bit useless until you try to smudge with your finger or something else. i have rather light brown eyes, and this really brings them out a lot.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
I like the colors but these all fade off me within an hour or two so I won't buy again.Mulberry 05 is a very sheer, pale smoky plum with soft bronze pink shimmer. Pine is a warm, dark green, almost black. Blue Sky is a light blue shimmer (LE 2011) and Black Violet is a blackish purple (LE2011).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Dark, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
i've been wearing this liner since my early college days, i'm still in college, but this product has definitely stayed with me, and i have fond memories of wearing it. This was the eyeliner that I first used that I taught myself how to apply eyeliner with. The colors i've worn are smokey black, gunmetal, and midnight (my personal favorite). This e/l works very well with one of the exceptional or ceramide lipsticks from Arden. The formula is definitely not the creamiest i've tried, but the color is soft and blendable. It can be a little dificult to smooth on compared to Laura Mercier's khol pencil (which is very smooth by the way), but it lasts a long time and its easy to touch up.
It doesn't smear that much, but it does have the tendency to dissapear underneath the eyelid. Yes, it actually vanishes. The formula is a little lackluster. So if your looking for a long-wearing, creamy eyeliner, i would defintely recommend Estee Lauder's Double Wear pencil e/l over this one.
UPDATE (as of 11/12/11): Pine, smokey black, and midnight are my HG colors. Pine is my favorite.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a pretty expensive eyeliner to buy at normal price, and I personally do not think it is worth 16$, so I bought is for $10.50 at the Lisa's Cosmetics sale. I guess this product depends on how you want to use it, but I'm not a professional makeup artist or whatever and just want something simple. I love this eye liner. I hate makeup that lasts forever and I personally do like my makeup to fade along the way during the day, easier to take off at the end of the day. I love this yeliner! I have it in Gunmetal, and I use it every morning before school, and if I make a mistake, I love that I can just smudge it out right away with the other end. I will definetly buy this product again, but only if it's on sale.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I usually do MAC liners and I will continue to do so from now on.
I was in Ulta and happened upon EA. Years ago I used to wear an EA liner that I absoulutely loved. So I thought I would give them a shot a again. I got the color Gunmetal which looked great on my hand but is nothing special on my eyes It didn't look that blue to me in the store but appears as a navy charcoal instead of a true charcoal when applied on my eyes.
It's okay, but doesn't go on as easily as MAC and is really not worth what they charge for it. I will use it for a while but I can't say I 'll be buying another. I think there are a lot of other liners out there better than EA for this price or less. Don't waste your money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is not an orangey brown, The perfect brown eyeliner. Resembles MAC powerpoint in stubborn brown, this one may be a little darker .
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
I used to wear black eyeliner but thought it tended to look a bit over made up and a bit harsh on someone of my colouring and age so gave eyeliner up as it just didn't seem to work for me anymore.. Until I was given the Espresso colour of this by my mother. I think it looks great. Its a bit of a softer, more smouldery look than black and I am more than happy with it. Its a lovely, rich dark brown, which brings out the whites of your eyes and also opens them up so they look bigger and more dramatic- and I think it wears well enough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Though I adored the color and texture of this soft, smoky eye pencil, it just did not last on my oily lids. I was quite disappointed, actually. I had tested this on my hand in the store, next to swatches of Ulta's automatic liners and the Arden pencil definitely held its ground. But when it disappeared off my lids, I knew this product wasn't for me. This is not to say it's not a wonderful eyeliner and won't work fantastically on others. I returned mine, though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was seeking a less harsh liner look, defined but more soft.
I remembered Lancome having their powder brow pencil and then looked around for a smooth powder like soft but deep liner - and thought a powder based was what I needed ( of course I still use my BB gel liners and LM cake liner wet..but these look harsher on my 50 yr. old eyes.
I found this..well rediscovered this as I kind of thought EA may still carry this pencil and happy I did find it.
I sampled the colors: midnight a deep tealish navy color and gunsmoke, a deep charcoal near black.
I went for gunsmoke.
It was wearing on my hand as I was playing around the m/u counters and it stood the test of wearing well after wiping testers off my hand the gunsmoke color was still there.
It looks so soft yet defined.
I do not have gaps on my lash line when using this like with my others as it goes on with ease and feels like a soft pencil liner - no drag at all no tugging like when I use regular pencils, and I've tried many liners...from gel liners to pen liners but this is the best as far as a nice flattering look goes w/o harshness.
It stays on great too.
I like the sponge tip on the other end if you desire a smoky eye.
Nice switch for me..hope more cosmetic lines come out with powder liner like this!!!
Ps: do not let 'powder' in this liner make you think it's powdery or messy b/c it feels like a highly soft pencil liner going on...the tip stays sharp too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan, Cool Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Green
i dont like this pencil ,it smudges too quickly and not in a good way !! packaging s ok with smudge brush at end of pencil. would not buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
This is ths one and only eyeliner I have ever used, since I was around 13/14 years old! Lovely black colour, and stays on most of the day, though I do sometimes need to reapply to get the same defined look I had in the morning, but it's not a major problem! The pencil lasts a long time and has a smudger on the end of it, though I've never really known what to do with it so it mostly goes untouched! I buy mine for £12 from the Elizabeth Arden counter in Boots or Debenhams. I have this in espresso as well that's a brown colour, which is good for weekends when I'm just sat at home and isn't so dramatic. Overall good product :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this pencil because of the color; I need a dark brown liner that had no red to it. I had used a Chanel liner in Teak, but didn't like the red tone, though the liner was great quality (and very expensive!). This liner is more moderate in price (condering that a drugstore liner costs almot $10 and you can't test the color on you or make sure it doesn't make you tear or anything, $16 is not so bad), the color Espresso is the dark brown I was looking for, and my local EA SA is very helpful. One lippie off because it wears off over the day, unless I go over it a lot when I put it on (I use an eye shadow base, then eye shadow, then liner). I'll still rebuy because it's the color I want, and it goes on so nicely.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
What an amazing eyeliner! This is the second Elizabeth Arden eyeliner I had purchased and is another awesome product. It goes on smooth, the Espresso color is beautiful with brown eyes, and has been my go-to color for years. The smudger is an added bonus! I agree with others that $18 can be a bit expensive, but considering how long it lasts, the length of the pencil, it's quality and texture and everything else, I would definitely recommend this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Ok, so this is a fantasticly (fantasticly? it should be a word!) soft, smooth eyeliner... I have mine in espresso, and it looks amazing natural, but still great on me! Doesn't tug, sharpens well, and I canuse it no matter what else I'm wearing with it. My only issue is that I have no time for fix ups and things, and since it is a powdery soft pencil, it doesn't stay on my oily lids for long enough. Otherwise this stuff is great! And not too expensive, seeing that it is department store stuff. UPDATE: Ok, after trying annabelle smoothliner, 18 bucks it wayyyy too much for an eyeliner.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this soft pencil a lot, but I think it's very expensive for what it is, so only 4 lippies. It goes on very easily and smoothly, no tugging or anything else that makes me cringe as I get older. The color (I have black) isn't harsh, but the smudger on the other end is great for softening the color if need be. Sometimes it does migrate but not always.