This eyeliner was purchased at Sephora Ion Singapore sometime in January this year, but I’ve not used it much. Because?
It’s in a gorgeous shade of what Sephora calls Flashy Mauve. Retailed at SGD$16 (USD$12.8). But only at USD$8 in Sephora US. Made in Germany and fits any standard sized sharpener (unlike the Sephora Nano pencils. bleah to those).
Sephora describes this as:
Flashy Liner Waterproof
What it is:
Creamy, metallic waterproof eye pencil.
What is does:
Each vivid shade glides on easily, so there’s less tugging on the delicate skin of the eye. Line your eyes with bold, shimmering metallic color that lasts through rain or shine.
Size: 0.04 oz
All shades contain:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Ci 77499 (Ion Oxides), Mica, C11-12 Isoparaffin, Paraffin, Polybutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.
It’s such a lovely shade of pink/violet isn’t it? While this doesn’t give much definition to the eyes which darker eyeliners can, it’s a very fun shade to use. It’d be great as an eyeshadow too. I have to make it a point to get out of my neutral rut to do justice to this by using it more.
The colour payoff is decent for a light shade like Flash Mauve. However, it fails the rub test. The photo on the right shows what remains of the 2 lines drawn after it was rubbed about 12 – 15 times. Barely there. I wouldn’t expect this to last on my slightly watery lashlines for more than a handful of hours.
The selling points of this pencil are really its relatively reasonable price in Singapore, the fun array of shades (which include staid ones too) and it is relatively more longer-lasting than the cheaper Nano pencils sold at Sephora.
On the Sephora US site, I see a new shade 14 Flashy Taupe (metallic dark dove gray) which sounds mighty like my kind of shade 🙂
*makes mental note to check out the Singapore Sephora store*
Ease of usage: 9
Overall score: 8.4