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I have a lot of No7 products due to Boots regularly handing out their signature £5 off vouchers. I obviously have to use them, so I always purchase something new to try out their wide range of products. I am generally impressed with their products but sadly I can not say that about their eyeliner range! I decided to go for an eyeliner because I needed one, I purchased a black one as that is what I always use. They have a large variety of colours available which is great so you have plenty to choose from. Also with the £5 off voucher you are only paying £2 for this product which is a brilliant bargain! But that is where the good points end for me. Even though it is so cheap I would not purchase this again even with a voucher, and definitely not at full price. The reason why I was so impressed with this is because the colour coverage is just so poor. Initially the eyeliner looks really dark and as if it is going to give a nice rich and deep colour, but in reality it does not live up to that expectation. Instead it is very dull and almost grey, when you put it on it looks like it had been applied several hours before hand, which is not a good look! All in all, I would not buy this again or recommend it to anyone. The eyeliner has a very poor pigmentation and there are several products out there that do a much better job.
As with most of the No7 make up I own I have bought it with a No7 £5 off voucher which Boots regularly give away with a minimum spend. I have always worn eye liner and I liked the look of this one so thought I would give it a try.
These eye pencils are available in a range of colours and although I wear black eyeliner when going out in the evening for daytime I prefer to wear brown. The brown shade of this pencil is a very close match to my natural colouring and so blends in nicely for a subtle daytime look.
The Eye Pencil
The pencil has lids on both ends, the coloured cap protects the pencil end so it doesn't get damaged in my make up bag or get pencil over other items. A clear cap on the other end protects a foam smudger, you don't often get these included as part of the eye pencil and I like this feature. I regularly use it to soften the line and it does a good job.
The pencil itself goes on well and is easy to hold whilst applying, the colour also looks the same on as it does in the pencil. As with other No7 make up I've tried it doesn't last as long as other brands which is a shame as I really like it apart from this.
The pencil isn't as soft as others I have used but this does mean it lasts longer and I don't have to sharpen it that often. When I do it is easy to do and the pencil doesn't break during the process.
Removing what is left of this eye pencil at the end of the day is easy to do with my usual cleanser.
Price and availability
This No7 product is available in Boots stores and at Boots.com. It currently (May 2013) costs £6.50 and is part of a buy one get one half price offer. I think this price is a bit high but if you use a No7 voucher it is great value for £1.50.
Would I recommend?
Yes, it's not the best eye pencil I've used but I really like the shade of brown and will continue to use it during the day.
The only reason I decided to buy my Boots No 7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes pencil was because I had a £5 money off voucher for No 7 as I'd been spending a bit of money in Boots the week before. I often have problems in deciding what to spend my £5 money off vouchers on and I usually opt for some of the Boots No 7 facial wipes, but this time I decided on an eye pencil as my old one was so tiny as I'd had it for ages and it was sharpened down to within an inch of its life. This eye pencil normally retails at £6.50 but with my voucher, I got it for only £1.50, so I thought that was a bit of a bargain, really.
These pencils come in a choice of lots of colours, including grey, blue, purple, black, brown and green. I opted for the grey one as I find that black is just too harsh with my pale colouring and fair hair. I liked the fact that this pencil has a protective nib on both ends - one to protect the actual pencil nib and the other to protect the little black smudger thing on the opposite end. This was the first time I had seen an eye pencil with a smudger attached, as I normally use a separate smudging stick whenever I have used an eye pencil in the past.
The grey on this pencil seemed to be quite dark, almost verging on black. However, when I tried to apply it to my eyes for the first time I noticed straight away that it actually really lacked any true depth of colour. By this, I mean that it looked a lot lighter grey than it did on the actual pencil and the pencil itself is certainly not a good reflection of the true colour that is applied to the eyes. It was slightly disappointing in this respect as I found that I needed to keep on going backwards and forwards over my lid before I could build up the colour to the shade I expected it to be in the first place.
The smudger worked well, however, and I managed to be able to blend the colour effectively as it has a small pointed end which means that when I use it I can get right into the lash line area and the colour is soft enough o smudge and blend and create a softer effect, rather than a harsh line, which think looks terrible.
The pencil is not waterproof and it comes off fairly easily with either facial wipes or ordinary eye make up remover. I don't feel that I need to touch this eyeliner up throughout the day and it does seem to have good lasting powers but it's just the lack luster wishy washy grey colour that lets it down, really.
Overall, I'm not sure I'd be happy to pay full price for this pencil though possibly it's just the shade I chose and the black one might have been a better option, in hindsight. I give it three stars out of a possible five.
My day to day makeup regime always contains mascara and liquid. I go through quite a few of these products as they are used daily. One of the pencil eyeliners I've tried is this Boots No 7 stay perfect amazing eyes pencil.
The eyeliner retails at £6.50 and is only available to purchase from Boots in store or online. I remember purchasing this with a £5 Boots No 7 voucher, making it only £1.50. Unfortunately it seems like ages since I have received another voucher!
The eyeliner comes complete with two plastic lids that protect the pencil nib and the smudger when it's not in use. This makes it look different to other brands straight from the off as most other eyeliner pencils don't come with a smudger on the end. This eyeliner is available to buy in a few different colours, black, brown, grey, green, blue and blackest purple. I personally have the eyeliner in black.
When it comes to applying the eyeliner, I find it takes more pressure than the normal Rimmel eyeliner I am used to. As I smoothed it over my bottom eyelid I found that it didn't leave much colour at all, I don't like bold black eyeliner on my bottom lid but do like some kind of colour, however achieving the look I wanted did take some time and effort compared to what I am used to. The smudger on the end is nice and soft and although I have never used it, I would imagine it is comfortable and easy to use.
Once the eyeliner was applied I was quite happy with the look. It seemed to last quite well and found myself having the reapply every few hours, this isn't any kind of problem for me because I am used to reapplying anyway. It isn't waterproof but like I said, I don't mind reapplying, and it makes it easier when you come to remove your makeup at the end of the day. Either with a wipe or pad and cleanser, I find the eyeliner is quick to come off without leaving any traces of it behind.
I'm a little undecided on whether I would recommend this or not. At full price without a voucher, I won't be buying this eyeliner from Boots No 7 range again. I can get cheaper eyeliners that are easier to apply. I like the look this eyeliner gives but it takes too much effort to achieve this look.
I'm a huge fan of the No7 range of cosmetics at Boots and one of the items that I regularly re-purchase is the 'amazing eyes' eyeliner.
The branding has changed a little over the years and it is now known as 'stay perfect amazing eyes' but the quality hasn't changed and it is the same formula as far as I know. It's amazing quality and excellent value for money - especially if I have a £5.00 voucher! The eyeliner retails at £6.50 which in my opinion is a very reasonable price and even with daily use it will last for a good six months and as it is easy to sharpen the nib doesn't go all gloopy and mishapen. It can only be purchased from Boots and it is available in store and online.
The eyeliner is available in six different shades which is a nice change as most eyeliners are only available in black and brown. The colour choice includes green, blue, grey, brown, black and dark purple. I opted for the black. The eyeliner pencil is average in design and it doesn't really look particularly original or stand out from my other eyeliners. It's quite a long pencil as it has a smudger on the end but I am still able to fit it in my make-up bag. The pencil is a glossy black with the brand and product name written on the side of it in silver writing. The eyeliner comes with a lid on each end to protect the nib and keep the smudger clean.
The smudger is black made from a very soft and dense foam. It is round and slightly pointed and it's pretty precise. The nib is pointed and as this is a kohl eyeliner the texture is a little soft and waxy although it is firm enough not to feel like the nib might break off. The nib is glides along my skin without dragging and it is very precise as long as it's sharpened before I use it - if I don't sharpen it before I use it then it can go on quite thick. As long as it is sharpened the eyeliner looks neat and precise and as it's is an intense black and very well pigmented I only need two coats of it on my waterline (lower lashline) to achieve the look I want - well defined while not looking over the top.
It makes the whites of my eyes look whiter and the colour of my iris' more intense. Also, I personally think that I look more awake when I have it on as it really defines my eyes and makes them look a little bigger. I personally, as with all kohl eyeliners, only use this on my lower lashline as it smudges quite easily so it is not ideal to use as a brow pencil or for the upper lash flick. I usually leave it as it is once I've applied it to my waterline but if I want a bit of a messier/smoky eye look then I just blend it with the foam smudger. It smudges very easily so it's important not to get carried away with the smudging brush else I end up looking like a panda!
The eyeliner is not waterproof, but it is quite long lasting. I'd say on average it lasts for a good six or so hours before it starts to go a little patchy so if you work long hours then you will need to re-apply it several times a day which isn't always practical. During the warmer weather it tends to go patchy a lot quicker and it does smudge quite easily if I sneeze. Removing the eyeliner with a make-up removing pad doesn't take long and it isn't stubborn/hard to remove. I am going to give this eyeliner four out of five stars with the positives being that it is well pigmented, gentle/non irritable on my skin, easy to remove, reasonably long lasting and I like the smudging brush too. I have knocked one star off because it's smudges a little too easily and it is not waterproof.
==Boots No 7 Amazing Eyes Pencil==
I do like my Boots No 7 make up as I find that the price is reasonable for the quality that you get. Of course the fact that there are always tons of different special offers on the range and that I always get my 10% discount when shopping at Boots plus the little bonus of getting Advantage Card points. It all adds up to making this range a really affordable high quality one. I bought this No 7 Amazing Eyes Pencil ages ago now and the pencil is still going strong even though I do use it on a fairly regular basis.
The pencil retails for around the £7 region which I think is more or less what I paid for it and I feel that this is a really good price considering how long I have had it and when comparing it to other brands eye pencils. I have the shade called leaf though having just had a look on the Boots website it would appear that they have changed this product somewhat and now offer more shades at a slightly cheaper price. I really couldn't say whether the change of shade names represents a total change of product but they do still often a green shade called pine green.
The pencil came housed in a plastic cellophane type coating which protects it from loosing the two lids that it has. I like the fact that it doesn't come in a box or other unnecessary packaging and the plastic coating has a perforation on the top which makes this easy to remove and get into the product.
The two lids on the pencil offer protection for the nib of the pencil itself and the other end of the product has a little sponge type pad tip that the second lid is protecting. This sponge type tip is for blending in the pencil when applied to the eye area and I must say this sets this eye pencil above its competitors as a lot of other branded pencils don't offer this little added extra.
The leaf shade is of course a nice and rather subtle green tone which, with my green eyes seems to bring the colour of them out more. I like to use the eye pencil on the bottom of my eye underneath my bottom lashes and this is where the little sponge applicator tip on the other end of the pencil comes in as it makes it nice and easy to blend in the pencil to create a much more subtle look than before using it.
The nib of the pencil is a smooth and creamy one which makes it very easy to apply to the skin without too much effort or dragging of the delicate skin area. The softness of the pencil also makes it easy to blend using the sponge tip. Even though it is easy to apply this doesn't mean that it rubs off or wears away easily as I have to say that the product has good longevity throughout the day and is still where I applied it when I come to remove it in the evening.
Sharpening the pencil is not the easiest I have come across because of the soft nib but as long as I am gentle with the pencil and don't try to get a too sharp a point to it, it seems to be an average pencil to sharpen and the nib doesn't break off too much.
Removing the eye pencil seems to be pretty easy and although I use a variety of different eye make up remover from a cleanser and a flannel, face wipes of various brands or proper waterproof make up remover with cotton wool pads, all seem able to remove this amazing eyes pencil with relate ease and without any discomfort.
I can't really find fault with this wonderful pencil. I am coming to the end of it soon and am a bit disappointed now I have checked the Boots website and seen that the product has changed somewhat especially as it is such a great pencil. It has really lasted me ages as a little goes along way and not only it is easy to use but also lasts well throughout the day and also is removed without hassle at night.
I think I am more than happy to award a top score of 5 out of 5 star and I would highly recommend this to everyone and anyone
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Recently I was in my local Boots store having a mooch around in the warm and found myself taking a browse in the make-up section. I love Boots No7 as a range and one thing I really do like is their eyelining products and seeing as I was running low on the one I have been using I decided to buy one from this range, well tell a lie actually I got it free with my Boots Advantage Card and so treated myself for free!
These come in a number of different shades and those shades are blackest black and black, pine green, blue/grey, brown and deepest blue and I went for blackest black as I usually wear a black colour. The pencil is long and down the side we are simply told what it is and then one end is the tip with a clear plastic lid to it and then on the other end there is a rounded black sponge again with a clear lid that goes over that. This is a reasonably thinnish pencil and looks very nice, classy even.
Of course this is a eyeliner, it is moist and a block of colour that comes off the nib with ease. It goes on silky smooth and dries quickly in a none heavy way and it doesn't agitate my sensitive eyes at all. The smudger easily smudges and feathers the eyeliner if thats a look you want for a more rock chick look!
It stays on my eyes all day long as well as when I first applied it and is pretty smudge proof though not waterproof. This really frames my peepers really very well indeed, is really easy to apply and then when it comes to removing it, it really is very simple indeed.
This is a wooden pencil, easy to sharpen with a good quality pencil sharpener and doesn't run down fast and will last me simply ages and I really am very impressed with this eyeliner!
Only available from Boots costing £6.50 which in my opinion is really worth that price for such a good quality product!
As you can tell by the title this item did not go down well with me and I was so angry that I reviewed it on the Boots website as well (under:pfhope - hopefully it will be viewable later today). The pencil normally costs £6.50 but I purchased it in the shade Deepest Blue along with two other items under the 3 for 2 offer.
The pencil comes with a smudger sponge tip which sits on the opposite side from the tip of the pencil but to be honest the pencil performs so badly that there is no use for the smudger. The application of this pencil is awful and can best be described as dragging a piece of flint across your eye with maximum pull and potential damage to the delicate skin around the eye - I even tried to no avail warming it up with a hairdryer which makes me wonder what the heck this stuff is really made of. The pigmentation is absolutely awful as well and I really wish I had tested it before purchasing but unfortunately there were no testers available and the girl covering the section was from Elizabeth Arden and didn't know where the spares where??? (why couldn't she just take one from the shelf?). I assumed (wrongly) that the shade deepest blue would resemble something similar to a ... erm.... deep blue but alas this was not the case as it came out a very faint light grey with a slight trace of blue to it but as the shade is so light it doesn't even show up on my very pale yellow toned skin which means it's unlikely to show up on darker skin tones. The other thing that the pencil boasts is that it's long-lasting well I really don't know where to begin with this claim as the pencil doesn't show up to begin with so how can it possibly be long-lasting.
Basically this eyeliner is as comfortable and comparible to dragging a cheese grater across your eyelid and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless i really disliked them. Basically put your money back in your purse and walk away when your stood infront of the No 7 counter looking at these eyeliners.