Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in 01 Onyx Review
A quick review. It's one of the darkest, blackest eye pencils I've ever used. What's more important is that it stays for hours without primer and does not smudge. I feel that good products need not depend heavily on primers as they should be able to deliver as promised in terms of pigmentation and other factors. Other times, we just want lighter and more natural looks without the fuss of primers, foundations, etc that makes it so much more heavy, don't we? The-non smudge factor is very important especially for oily eyelids. After I discovered this, I've been using it religiously for a period of time and especially when I know I needed to go out for hours on end. Swatches (without primer) below:
Both top and bottom lid lined with Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil
On brows : Shiseido Maquillage in some brown shade
The finished look. Added on a pair of earrings, lipstick by Stage in 02 Buff Belle on bare complexion, and good to go!
You can see there's a bit of breakouts on my cheeks. I wonder if it's my blusher that cause them so have been avoiding it at the moment, or if it's my make-up remover not doing its job. So, have been scouting for non-comedogenic blushers and good make-up removers. More on that soon.
It's a very good eye pencil to have especially if you have long days and oily eyelids, or a combination of both. A pencil that takes you from day to night, very dark colour that makes eyes stand out, does not smudge, long lasting, basically an all rounder. (I just spent the last 5 minutes trying to come up with something to dislike about this product and I can't think of any!)
Do try it and tell me your thoughts!