Essence Cosmetics 2 in 1 Eyeliner Pen – Review, Swatches & Photos

 

Product Description
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.

 

Pigmentation/Formula
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.

 

Essence Cosmetics 2 in 1 Eyeliner Pen - Review, Swatches & Photos
Thick applicator
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Thin applicator

 

 

Swatches
Swatches

 

Essence Cosmetics 2 in 1 Eyeliner Pen – Review, Swatches & Photos
Thin Tip & Thick Tip

 

 

 

 What I Like

  • Affordable
  • Dries to a matte finish
  • Long lasting
  • Dual ended eyeliner
  • Easy to apply

What I Don’t Like

  • Inconsistent formula

 

 

 

WHERE TO BUY
$3.49 USD
Shoppers Drug Mart, Ulta, Fred Meyer

DISCLOSURE This post contains product(s) sent from the company or their PR team for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own and unbiased for the products mentioned.

  Product Description 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…
Packaging - 9
Pigmentation - 6
Formula - 6
Ease Of Use - 7
Staying Power - 9
Price - 9
Value - 7

7.6

While I do really like the thin applicator this eyeliner didn't meet my expectations like the Essence Cosmetics Waterproof Eyeliner Pen did. The formula is not consistent and the pigmentation is lacking. If you are wanting to try out an eyeliner from Essence I highly recommend the waterproof eyeliners pen from them instead of this.

Didn't Meet Expectations

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My name is Simera and I'm the blogger behind Beautetude. Beautetude.com is a place where I will be reviewing skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, and anything else beauty related. I will also be posting makeup looks and in turn I hope it inspires everyone. Outside of blogging I am a 31 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful 7 year old boy who keeps me on my toes all day. I also do freelance work.

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  • Jackie Harrison

    It looks like is easy to manage and reasonable great job on the eyeliner thin and thick.

  • Ohh, this is such a shame. The swatches look great but I can see the inconsistency on your eyes pictures. Will be skipping this, there are lots of other drugstore options that performs better. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Yup I love the waterproof eyeliner from Essence more than this.

  • Denise

    I like Essence and long lasting things, of course, but then you say it’s a bit watery, then… I would avoid it, unfortunately. Remember, I told you I need waterproof formulas most of the time, because of my lenses… glad you reviewed it!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  • Hi sweetie,

    I don’t like this eyeliner’s performance on me.

    Have a sweet day

    Kisses

    MaggieD

    Fashion Blog – Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary

    • Glad you like it. I didn’t care for it much.

  • Too bad this product didn’t work out, but your cat eye is fantastic!

    • Thanks hun. Kind of disappointed but I’m glad it doesn’t cost much.

  • Pilar

    Too bad this eyeliner didn’t meet your expectations. Your eyeliner looks flawless! Very detailed honest review! Thanks for sharing!

    Plovesfashion.blogspot.com

  • Wow your EOTD is super perfect and I totally love the winged line …. great review dear
    http://beautyndbest.com/

  • wow its so good 🙂

  • It’s too bad it didn’t work out but sounds like the other product works much better! Thanks for sharing your review!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • It’s definitely not what I expected. Thanks for stopping by Jill.

  • rachna sharma

    i thought it would be a good one but after ur review definitely not getting this!

    • I would definitely skip this. I do like the other essence waterproof eyeliner though.

  • I have not tried this one but found same issue with essence’s other pen liner.

    • It’s a shame but at least it’s affordable.

  • Alis are u?

    I love it!

    Alice Cerea,

    BABYWHATSUP.COM

  • All the pros are fantastic. Great review!!

  • i’m yet to try this brand, seems like an average one 🙂
    http://theknotstory.com/

    • I love essence cosmetics this one is just a dud in my opinion.

  • Natasha Bhatt

    Essence cosmetics have good stuff in general.. sad this did not work bt i loved ur eotd 🙂

    • Thanks. I agree I love their products.

  • Have a nice day babe

    kisses

    MaggieD

    Fashion Blog – Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary

  • The liner is so black, but sad it didn’t worked for you.

    • I wish it was definitely more pigmented.

  • I like the concept of this product. We are all want that perfect cat eyeliner and the key is the right eyeliner. I typically use a gel liner and a angled eyeliner brush to achieve my everyday look. I use to use the almay liquid eyeliner but once i tried gel liner I NEVER went back to liquids.

    Dominique of Only The Brave Blog
    http://www.onlythebraveblog.com

  • rakhshanda

    It looks pretty good, the pigmentation could have been much better though!

    Great review Simera <3

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

  • alessandra

    it sounds good! I want to try it!
    http://www.alessandrastyle.com

  • I love eyeliner pens, they make liner application so easy. I din’t like this one much though.
    http://www.reviewwali.com

  • Milu

    Great review! I need to tray it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    XOXO

    Milu
    http://www.hellolupi.com

  • Looks great !! Nice review & swatches
    http://www.elegant365.com