One eyeliner — two styles! Whether you’re trying to achieve a fine line for an elegant, classic look or a bold line for a dramatic look — with the NEW essence 2in1 eyeliner pen, you have both options at your fingertips.
If you know me you know I have been loving eyeliner pens since last year. Essence has released an eyeliner pen that is double ended with one end having a thin tip to apply a fine line and on the other end there is a thick, slanted tip to apply thicker lines. At first glance the applicator looks like a felt tip but if you look closely you can see it’s made out of synthetic bristles. So the tip of this applicator is actually a brush which is very unique.
The pigmentation is pretty good but it’s definitely not the best. My issue with the pigmentation is the consistency. The thinner side has a more opaque finish while the thicker side is on the watery side and takes about 3 swipes to achieve the same color pay off as the thinner side. To me the dual ends don’t even feel like they are the same formula. That being said the thinner side is hands down my favorite side to use. It applies smoothly without tugging and I only need 2 layers to achieve the color pay off I am looking for. The thicker side feels harder on my sensitive eyes and once it applied it takes longer to dry and as mentioned before doesn’t compare to the color pay off as the thinner tip. The staying power is pretty decent. It’s been very hot in Toronto and I didn’t experience any smudging or transferring with this eyeliner. Once it’s dry it’s pretty much staying on until you wash it off. I really love that this eyeliner dries to a matte finish which is something I always look for in an eyeliner.
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WHERE TO BUY
Shoppers Drug Mart, Ulta, Fred Meyer
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