I was at Ulta the other day and I saw this gel pencil eye liner by Essence for only $2.99!! Even though I am not a huge fan of gel eyeliners (I prefer liquid eyeliner) I decided to pick it up since it was so cheap!
That was what the product looks like, it looks like any other eyeliner pencils. The good side is that it is retractable so there is no need for sharpeners. It also claim to be waterproof as well!
This is how the product looks like after I used it a couple of times. This is not the best for fine lines because it is hard to get a precise line since the tip isn’t that sharp.
I love how pigmented it is and how smoothly it went on my hand.
TSince this product claims to be waterproof I decided to test it out. I ran my hand underwater and I saw no smudging of the product which is a plus for me.
Next I decided to smudge the eyeliner while it was wet and see what the results were. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised. Although there was a bit of smudging; it was very minimal considering the fact that it was wet.
I tired this eyeliner on my eyes and it is not the best for fine lines and it did not go on as smoothly as I wanted it too. I found it to be a bit on the dry side (which I was surprised since it went on extremely smoothly on my hand) which made it difficult to apply.
This is what the eyeliner looks like after 9 hours of wear. I did find that it barely smudged and mostly stayed just as pigmented as when I put it on in the morning.
- Very cheap (only $2.99 at Ulta)
- Waterproof for the most part
- Amazing pigmentation
- On the dry side; making ti hard to apply
- A bit difficult to remove (which is why it is so long lasting)
Overall, I repurchase this product. For its price I think that it does its job very well. My only problem is that it is hard to apply since it is so dry however, I did find that it is easier to apply on the waterline rather than eyelid. Usually I use this eyeliner for my waterline and use a liquid eyeliner for my lids.