“ Brand: Accessorize / Type: Eye Pencil / Suitable for: Eye „
Ahhhh Accessorize. The wonderful shop which sells sparkly necklaces, posh fascinators, cute bags and now, Make-up?! At first I have to say I was a little dubious, as what did an accessories company know about the world and the makings of cosmetics? Upon seeing the shades and designs of the eyeshadows in Superdrug, I was actually taken aback at how beautiful and intriguing the ranges were, not to mention how reasonably priced everything seemed too.
Whilst browsing on the Accessorize website, I decided to treat myself to the Chocolate eye pencil. Dame Vivienne Westwood had recently remarked that The Duchess of Cambridge's black eye make-up looked way to harsh, and she should try something softer. Although I wouldn't totally agree, I think sometimes black can be sometimes harsh for everyday wear which is why I chose a brown instead. Although the website states it's called "Chocolate", you may also find it listed as "Dark Chocolate" in Superdrug and also on the crayon itself. I have double checked and there is only 1 brown available so this must be the same shade just listed incorrectly on the Accessorize site.
So onto the crayon itself. It is very intriguing to look at, as it is a double ended pencil. One end is the pencil itself, with a brown cap. The other end has a clear cap to reveal an eyeshadow type sponge, which I assume is for blending the crayon in.
The shade of this pencil is very similar to the packaging, if not a touch darker (but still lighter than a square of Galaxy, in chocolate stakes). When applying it to my undereye and also my hand, I was immediately impressed with how soft it goes on, even when using the point and not the side of the crayon. There is nothing worse than going along your delicate eye area with a horribly stiff crayon, but this pencil couldn't be any different in how incredibly soft it is. This makes gliding along the eye very easy indeed.
Now, the only thing I could possibly find fault with is that occasionally I find the pencil doesn't always stay in place, and seeps down into my fine lines I have under my eyes. I don't know whether this is because I don't use a primer, or if I am applying too much product.. but either way it does give a bit of movement. Perhaps if I use the blending brush on the other end to work the product in it would give less movement. All things considered though, it's so easy to apply and the colour is absolutely gorgeous so I am willing to overlook the odd technical hitch.
As for the price, this pencil costs £3 and is available in 6 truly gorgeous shades, which can be purchased from Accessorize or Superdrug (only some stores). I think that £3 is very reasonable for this product, as some eye crayons on the market can be around the £20 if you went to Mac or another high end brand. The use of gold both for the text and to coat the sponge applicator section, makes it seem much more exquisite at a fraction of the price. I think the lovely thing also, is this particular shade Chocolate, would look good on pretty much any skintone. I am quite pale and this makes for a refreshing change from black, so I am really glad I bought it. The other shades also seem quite weddingy in a sense, as they are very pretty and feminine, but could also be used for everyday wear too.
All in all, if you are yet to check out the Accessorize range of make-up, then I would really recommend you doing so. The colours are gorgeous, the packaging is just as luxe but the prices remain sensitive to the fact we're not all on an endless budget. I know my Chocolate Eyeliner did give a little bit of movement, but in the grand scheme of things I think it's a pretty beautiful purchase. I will *definitely* be buying more make-up from Accessorize!
Accessorize / Chocolate Brown eye pencil from Accessorize