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I have a lot of No 7 products at home and am always enticed by their deals (especially the £5 off). I bought this eyeliner for around £2, whilst using my £5 off voucher. You can of course buy this product online for a cheaper price than the RRP. There are a variety of colours to choose from, from which I selected Black.
The eyeliner is black, slick and sleek. It's around the length of a usual pencil and has a matte gold cap at one end, and a clear cap at the other. One of the real selling features of this product is the fact it has both an eyeliner and a small smudging sponge to help you blend or soften your eyeliner smoothly. The item is quite thin, but feels nice and solid in your hand. It has a smooth, matte finish.
DOES IT WORK?
Yes, the eyeliner created sharp, defined lines and could be on the upper and lower waterline without causing my eyes to tear. The liner creates quite a crisp, thin line when sharpened, but softens a little when the liner is more blunt. The smudging tool works well on eyeliner applied to the eyelid (not the waterline), creating soft and smudgey smokey eyes. The smudging tool is also good for smudging eyeshadows together with a little extra force. It lasted all day, though I did notice the flicks at the corner of my eyes had smudged quite alot.
A great eyeliner, quite expensive if you buy without the voucher, but it does the job well and the smudging sponge is a fabulous little addition. The downfall is the fact it smuded fairly easily during daily wear and the RRP compared to other similar products.
I wear eyeliner on a daily basis and although it is normally just a thin stroke of liquid eyeliner along the lid of me eye, recently I have really been liking the smoky eye effect with a smudged eyeliner underneath the eye; therefore I decided to purchase this eyeliner from No 7 as I thought it may help me to achieve this look.
~~What is it?~~
The Amazing Eye Pencil is a dual ended eyeliner pencil from No 7. At one end there is the 'normal' pencil eyeliner end with a gold lid and at the other is a small, rounded sponge with a clear lid. Despite this item being a dual ended item, you still are able to get maximum use out of the eyeliner due to being able to sharpen the eyeliner right down to the sponge, rather than it being a 50/50 product.
~~Price and Availability~~
Due to it being a No 7 item, it is currently only being sold in Boots stores and at the Boots online store, despite saying this I have also seen them being sold on eBay, where they can be picked up for a pound or two cheaper.
They are currently being sold at £7.75, although there are often offers on No 7 items at Boots, such as the £5 off voucher, where this eyeliner would therefore cost just £2.75.
Although this particular review will be on the black eyeliner pencil, there are other variations in colour, some of which I own. Although online it is currently only showing 3 colour variations, I have seen 4 or 5 being sold in my local store.
Black is Black. It looks the normal, matte black colour that is normal to be expected from an eyeliner pencil. The colour looks to be very well pigmented and seems intense, compared to some grey/blacks or brown/blacks.
I also own this colour. It is again a very matte colour, though it can sometimes appear ever so slightly metallic. I would say that is it mainly a grey shade and although there are some slight blue tones, it remains similar to almost any other 'grey' coloured eyeliner. I have found this one works particularly well with both a natural and smoky eye.
This is an emerald, matte green colour. Although describing it as an emerald green, it is also a very, dark green and I think you could work this eyeliner in both ways depending on how much you layer it up.
The Brown variation is much paler than other brown eyeliners I have used in the past and is much more neutral toned. I find this works well if you are wanting a nude look or a more natural eye as it is much less intense than the black eyeliner, yet is still highly pigmented.
~~The sponge 'smudge' end~~
The applicator at one end of the eyeliner is very much like a rounded piece of smudge, that comes out into a somewhat point at the end. Although is quite flexible, it also feels quite sturdy and also feels secure within the eyeliner. It is not particularly soft to the touch, yet neither is it harsh or rough. I really like this end on the eyeliner as it can achieve a lovely smoky / smudge look the eye, though I have found it can be difficult to use and that I have to use it in a certain way in order to achieve the results.
~~Applying the eyeliner~~
The eyeliner itself is a kohl eyeliner and should therefore be very soft to use, on the eyeliner itself it describes itself as being 'silky smooth'. Although I did find the eyeliner very smooth to apply, I would not describe it as being effortless. It was soft to apply and did feel very light on the skin, yet at some points I found that the eyeliner did not look to even on my eye and the intensity of the colour changed and in going back over the eyeliner, I did sometimes find that it dragged a little on my eye.
I did, however, find that the eyeliner did seem to be very well pigmented and although sometimes is could appear slightly uneven, the colour was very bold. This proved particularly true for my waterline, where I often have to go over my eyeliner a few times due to the water in my eye, yet with this I found that I could simply go over my waterline once in order for the colour to be bold and true.
I was really impressed with how soft and smooth it was to apply and the fact that on the majority of occasions it did not pull at my eye. Although it could have been softer, I think the intensity of colour and the pigmentation of the eyeliner made up for this part as it meant that I did not need to continually need to go over it.
~~Using the smudge end~~
Having applied the eyeliner, I then had a go at using the 'smudge' end on the eyeliner, in order to achieve the slightly smoky look. I must admit, I did find this stage a little difficult to being with as I found that the sponge end seemed to be removing the eyeliner, rather much like an eraser, rather than smudging and blending it out.
It did not feel harsh to use and I was pleased that it didn't pull on my eye and instead felt relatively soft. I found that the best way to use the smudge end, was to build up the eyeliner up slowly, as when I had applied the eyeliner too heavily this is when I found that it began to remove the eyeliner. I found that it was best to smudge the eyeliner out gently and when doing this the eyeliner began to blend out in a subtle way so that the colour did not look as harsh or intense as it had done previously.
I was really pleased with the results of using this eyeliner and it the smudged eyeliner worked really well with the smoky eye. I liked the fact that although the eyeliner gave the 'smudged' look, it did not look untidy and still fitted in with the overall look of a smoky eye. The black colour looked slightly more subtle once it had been blended out, yet due to the pigmentation of the eyeliner, the colour still remained intense. I was pleased to see that the colour did not feather in anyway and remained the same as which I had applied it.
I found that I preferred the look of this eyeliner with the smoky eye, as when worn alone, once it had been smudged out I did find that this did look a little untidy. This was mainly due to the fact that when I applied it to underneath my eye, it looked as it my eyeliner had become very worn throughout the day and looked as if it had began to fade, rather than actually been applied that way.
The eyeliner was able to define my eyes and the intense colour of the black really made my eyes stand out, as I think it would on anyone. I think that the eyeliner defined my eyes better when applied to my waterline, yet still added definition when smudged onto the underneath of my life.
I found that the eyeliner stayed in place all day, whether I had used the smudge end with it or not. I did find that sometimes the intensity of the colour did fade a little and did not look quite as pigmented as what it had done when I had applied it at the beginning of the day. Nonetheless, I was pleased with the staying power as it lasted eight or so hours before it was really noticeable that the colour had began to fade. I did find that if I applied the colour to my waterline it did begin to fade a little quicker and did sometimes fade a little too. When applied to my waterline it did need to be reapplied throughout the day, though this was only to keep the colour intense and had I not wanted the colour to be intense then I would have happily left the eyeliner as it was.
Overall, I was happy with my purchase, though do feel it was a little overpriced at just over £7 as I have had many similar types of eyeliner that achieve the same results for considerably cheaper. I liked the fact that it worked really well with a smoky eye to achieve that slightly edgier look, yet found when applied alone it did look a little messy and was not too keen on this. I like the fact that the eyeliner came with the sponge applicator as this allowed a new use for the eyeliner and I could therefore use the eyeliner to achieve multiple looks. I think had the colour of the eyeliner not faded throughout the day then I would have given this eyeliner 5 stars as it is very almost perfect, yet as it did begin to fade slightly I can only award this eyeliner 4 stars.
I would recommend it, although do think it is best to buy on offer.
I bought this recently when I had a £5 voucher for No7 that I received for spending more than £5 in Boots. I didn't plan on spending much more and so was just looking for the cheapest products that I could use my voucher on. I usually just buy their Quick Thinking 3-in-1 wipes but as I already had lots of these I looked for something different, and this Amazing Eyes pencil caught my eye. I had used No7's metallic eye pencils in the past and remember these being very creamy, which is what I like so it doesn't irritate my eyes when applying it, and I hoped this eye pencil would be just the same, except for the colour. I opted for the black one as this is what I wear daily, but this is also available in grey or brown.
I much prefer felt tip eyeliners now ever since I first used one earlier this year. However, I still like to use eye pencils for everyday wear as they are much quicker to apply, and also don't appear as dark and 'cat-eyed' that felt tip liners leave your eyes looking. I really love that look, but for work I like to tone it down and also I have no patience in the morning! I just like to quickly apply my make-up and leave! This Amazing Eyes pencil allows me to do that.
The black colour goes on very dark on the first application and so I don't need to spend time going over it again to get it darker, one sweep really is enough! It is also so creamy that it feels so soft and doesn't drag your skin when applying. However, there is one downside to the pencils creamy texture and that is that it is easy to smudge. This may be a good thing for some people, especially as the eye pencil includes a smudger sponge on the other end to allow you to do this, however for me I like the thick and dark precise line along my eye. Therefore I really do only apply it the once as any more than this may result in it being smudged more easily.
For the sake of this review I did test out the sponge tip on the other end of the pencil and it works really well. I think the look would be nice for a night out, but I seemed to use quite a lot of the pencil on my eye when doing this and so I needed to sharpen it after, but I have found that I am often sharpening this anyway as the creamy pencil wears down very quickly due to its softness.
Another good thing about this is how long it lasts on the eye. I have found this lasts all day and there is no need to reapply this during the day, but I do need to be careful not to rub my eyes, as it definitely won't stay in place then.
This Amazing Eyes pencil costs £7.75 and is available from Boots in store as well as online. I used my £5 voucher against this though and so only paid £2.75 which is great value. I don't think I would buy another for the full price as there are other eye pencils I have used that are just as good, but a lot cheaper. If I used the sponge applicator that is included with this then I might consider this as not a lot of eye pencils include this, and often they won't be as easy to smudge as this one. However, as I don't use this then I won't be buying another until I receive another voucher!
The best thing about all No7 products is their undoubted ability to provide a great quality service at a reduced price. Boots No7 sits in the mid range of products, the level between the cheaper alternatives, Natural collection and 17 and more expensive luxuries like MAC and Chanel. I chose the Amazing eyes pencil afte rhaving received a £5 voucher from Boots to spend on no.7 items, pricing the pencil at just £2.50, where could i go wrong with a price like that? I picked the dark brown shade, keen to see how it would work with my slightly tanned natural skintone, rather than the harsh blacks i'd usually go for. The Pencil itself came in no packaging, just a small piece of plastic to protect the pencil from being opened and used in store. The quality of the kohl was outstanding, being thick and powdery enough to smudge, but not so thick (as i found with Benefits, BadGAL eyeliner) to smudge and move down your face during the day. Unlike No7's metallic pencil, the Amazing eyes provided definition and was easy to sharpen and reuse. The colour, brown, was quite dark, but light enough to make a clarification between black and the brown. I would definitely recommend this product, especially if you have a boots £5 off voucher and a spare £2.50 to spend on an item that will provide countless use and success within your make up bag.
Boots no 7 amazing eyes pencil
I always like to have an eye pencil although I tend to use them only when i go out at night and not for day time use.
I like the Boots No 7 products as I tend to find that they do "deliver" No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil promise to give a dramatic finish to eye make-up with the creamy formula allowing smooth application without dragging the delicate eye area. This promise I like because I have bought eye pencils before which have been tricky to apply and have pulled at my skin.
The eye pencil is available in black, blue grey and brown, and I bought the black. The black pencil is, as expected, a black pencil with a gold coloured pull off push back on lid. At the other end to the actual pencil is a soft smudger so that when applied, the sponge type tip can be used to smudge the pencil and make the eye liner less obvious.
When I apply the eye liner to the bottom rim of my eye, I find that it does apply very easily and is actually a very black shade. It applies nice and evenly and I am not left with any patches of non colour- where I draw the line then the black stays. The pencil is creamy and easy to smudge if that's the look that's wanted. One thing about it being creamy means that it quite quickly needs to be re sharpened but using a normal pencil sharpener, this can be done with no trouble and even when newly sharpened, its not so sharp that it goes on thinly and it still doesn't drag at the skin.
The eye pencil costs £7.75 and is available instore at Boots the chemist or online at www.boots.com.
WHAT I THINK OF IT...
I like this product. It applies easily, is reasonably priced and lasts a long time.
The one grumble I have about the eye liner is that because it is quite soft and creamy, it can smudge easily and I end up with a patch under each eye. The eye liner is however nice and easily to remove although for best removal results I do find that its worth using an eye make up remover.
Recommended eye liner.
Thanks for reading
In many ways I was a lucky teenager and fortunately I never suffered from acne or problem skin at all, really. I had the odd spot, of course, but nothing problematic. Despite this being an unarguably good thing, it did mean that I never developed a particular interest in makeup and so was never all that good at applying it. Mascara brushes would invariably end up in my eye and blusher made me look clown-like and laughable, but I did persevere and ended up being able to look natural but nicer with some tinted moisturiser and light eye make up. My limited talents, however, unfortunately never extended to being able to use eyeliner with any particular flourish and so I usually went without during the day, leaving it to my friend to apply it for me on nights out.
Things have changed slightly since then but not much - I still would not describe myself as a makeup person but I do like to make an effort on a night out and occasionally want to wear more than just mascara during the day. Since I'm still pretty rubbish at putting on eyeliner I haven't been able to get along with powder or liquid liners, and so invariably go for the pencil variety, which I find easier to apply and correct if things go wrong. I've always been surprisingly impressed with any No7 products I've tried and since they seem to give out £5 off No7 vouchers in Boots like it's going out of fashion, several months ago I decided to use one and get this eye pencil - the discount meaning that it only cost £2.75. It was a fairly simple looking pencil with the pencil at one end and a smudger at the other but since I wasn't looking for anything fancy, this was ideal.
Since then I've bought the same pencil at least once more as I have found it to be one of the best eyeliners I've ever tried. Since the pencil is thinner than my previous choice, BeneFit Badgal, it's easier for me to apply without leaving gaps on my lashes or getting it all over my eyelid. It goes on quite softly so any mistake is easy to correct, either with makeup remover or by using the smudger at the other end. I either use it to create quite a thin line at the bottom of my top lid for during the day or draw on a thicker one for going out and find that the pencil is good for both jobs. Another advantage of this pencil's relative thinness is that you can also use it on the lower lid without risking drawing a ridiculously thick line and looking odd. The smudger is useful either for removing slight mistakes or for purposefully smudging the line for a different effect. Removal is as simple as taking off any other eye liner: facial wipes or eye makeup remover should do the job fairly quickly and easily.
The only disadvantage I've really found with this pencil is that I feel that I need to sharpen it before almost every use in order for it to be as good. Unless I'm using a bad sharpener I find that either the wood from the pencil pokes me in the eye when the liner wears down or that the tip rounds so much that it's harder to get the thin line that I prefer. I therefore always get the best effect when it is the first time that I have used this pencil new and although it is good on subsequent occasions, it's never quite as good as when it's brand new.
In conclusion, this is the best eyeliner that I have ever used and will definitely go back to it. It's thinness makes it easy to use and I go wrong with it much less often than I have done with other pencils, as well as this making it good for creating a natural look. One can, however, also use it for a thicker, more dramatic line, so it should suit everybody. At £7.75 full price it's also decent value but if you manage to get a £5 off voucher at boots it's a downright bargain, so I'll probably try to stock up once I'm back in the UK if the vouchers are available. Since it's a No7 item it is only available in Boots stores and online, but since there's at least one Boots in every British town you shouldn't have trouble getting your hands on one of these. I have reviewed the black version but it is also available in brown and grey/blue for the same price.
I have recently started to wear make-up on a daily basis and after several people commented about keeping old make-up I ended up binning most of the stuff I own and starting from scratch. I was talked in to buying a few no 7 items when I went in there trying to achieve shine free redness free skin just before my wedding and they had a special offer on. One such item that I purchased was this eye pencil, in black, for just under £8.00 which I felt was a fantastic price particularly as there was a three for two special offer on this product and most other products in the no 7 range.
This eye pencil is provided in a long tube which has two ends, one end has a smudger and one has a pencil. This pencil is black and is very soft, when I first started using this pencil I had to sharpen it first. The pencil was very easy to sharpen and this took just a few seconds. I did find that the pencil needed sharpening quite a few times as it would become blunt very fast due to the softness of the pencil.
This eye pencil is very easy to use. All you need to do is just remove the lid, sharpen the pencil and then begin to apply. As this brush is nice and soft it means that you can apply it very easily and then use the smudger provided to get the look that you are wanting.
I have been very pleased with the results of this product. While the price may be higher than the other products similar to this one on the market I feel very confident using this product. While I have needed to sharpen this quite a lot there is still a lot of product left for me to use and I feel happy in the knowledge that I am using a clean hygienic pencil. This brush is very soft when smudging the liner and does not be irritate my eyes at all.
When wearing this product I know that I look and feel good all day. This liner is long lasting and I can apply it before going to work and know that it will last all day. This black colour is very dark and does not let me down at all. I believe that this is worth every penny of it's almost £8 pound price tag, also, there are frequent special offers on this brand in Boots stores.
If you are looking for a liner then this is the product for you. This is soft, long lasting, gentle and is easily removed with make up wipes. I can suffer with sensitive eyes from time to time but have not had any problems with this product. I will continue to use this until it runs out or gets lost which is what normally happens to me. I am very pleased with the quality of this product and would firmly recommend it.
Having lost my previous eyeliner, I thought I'd try out another one in the No7 range from Boots.
~ Price and Packaging ~
This is currently priced at £7.75 but it's sometimes worth waiting for the quite regular 3 for 2 offer that No7 seem to have.
This is a long eye pencil with a gold cover on one end covering the pencil section and a transparent cover on the other end which goes over a soft sponge tip.
The eye pencil is available in 3 shades: black, blue-grey and brown.
~ My Experience ~
I used to use liquid eyeliner on my top lid and save the pencil ones for the inside of my lower lid but given my growing years I felt that the liquid ones were beginning to look a little too drastic and harsh.
I've never been that adept at applying a pencil liner to my upper eyelid as the ones that I have used in the past have never glided very well across this area and always felt a little too hard and 'scratchy'. Not so with this product.
It's promise of a 'creamy formula allowing for smooth application without dragging the delicate eye area is indeed correct. The pencil feels a whole lot softer and smoother across my upper lid and makes for a much easier application.
The effect on the upper lid is pleasing and although black, it doesn't give a harsh look. This may not be so great for someone who wants a dramatic black look around their eyes. The sponge at the opposite end of the pencil is for 'smudging' the pencil to give what I assume to be a softer look. I haven't used this on my eyes, but a friend of mine has and it definitely does create a softer, dare I say 'smoky' look to the eyes.
Not being that 'clever' at applying eye make up, I haven't had much success with using the eyeliner under my lower eye lid, it just looked messy but I have applied it to the inside of my lower lid for a little bit of definition. Sadly the creamy nature of the pencil means that it doesn't give the same definition on this area as some of the harsher more stubborn eye pencils that I have used and it comes off very quickly.
On the other hand, on the upper eyelid the pencil lasts right for a long time yet is easy to remove unlike some other more stubborn eyeliners.
I only use this on evenings out but have found that it does need sharpening after a few applications. In the past I have always used a bog standard pencil sharpener to sharpen the wooden eye pencils but with this one it didn't really work so I invested in a No7 eye pencil sharpener when they had one of their 3 for 2 offers available.
~ Overall ~
In my opinion this is a very good eye pencil for somone who like me doesn't like the harshness of other pencils on the delicate eye area. It gives a subtle but long lasting effect and for me is easier to apply than others previously tried.
Fortunately I don't have sensitive eyes but it's worth noting for anyone who does that this is hypo-allergenic.
All in all, I'm happy with this product although I would prefer it if it stayed on the inner lower lid. As for amazing eyes....... Not quite!
Amazing eyes....oh yes! I always buy this eyeliner in the darkest colour black as i absolutely love black eyeliner and can't live without it. This eyeliner is really easy to apply and goes on really smoothly. Others i have tried i found really hard to apply and my eyes ended up looking really messy. I think this eyeliner applies well because it has a creamier texture than some other so glides on so you can apply an even line.
However the one problem i have with this eyeliner is that it does smudge under and above my eyes during the day (i apply it to the underneath and on top of my lids). This can be quite irritating as i have to check my eyes throughout the day, but the smudges are easily rubbed away. Even with this problem i have stuck with this eyeliner as i have found that a lot of other eyeliners have the same problem and this one is far easier to apply and gives a nice colour than others.
Also i apply quite a lot of eyeliner which is probably why it smudges so if you only apply a small amount it may not smudge. This eyeliner is available in a variety of colour such as blue, purple, gold, brown, black etc so there is a lot of choice. It costs around £7 but i always buy one when i get a £5 no.7 voucher from boots which they give you every few months when you spend £10 or more. This means you get the eyeliner for £2 a bargain!
I recommend this eyeliner but just be aware that it does smudge through the day, however i can cope with this as the smudging isnt too bad and is easily wiped away.
I've been using this product for a few months, and it was another item bought with a No7 money off voucher. On the Boots website it is currently advertised at the high price of £7.50.
The pencil is long and has two ends to it, on one side you have the pencil and on the other a smudge tip. Now I did not quite understand what the smudge tip was for at first, though it is kind of clear in the title 'smudge'. If I'm correct it is used to smudge the eye liner when applied to the top eyelid, and create that 'smoky eye' effect. I tried it, and it did not quite work out for me, maybe I'm just not suited to the 'smoky eye' effect, or I was just doing something wrong, however I did find the smudge tip useful in removing the eye liner when applied to the inner eyelid of my lower eyelid, it just seemed to wipe it off. The smudge tip itself is soft, and mildly spongy, easy-ish and safe to use.
The pencil comes in a number of different colours, the one I bought is black. The pencil is quite easy to use, I find you do not have to press hard for it to show up. The colour is very bold, it takes just one or two goes to draw the line across your eyelids, whether outer or inner eyelid. The pencil looked sharp when I first bought it, but it did not feel sharp, it felt as though I'd left it out in the sun and it had melted a bit, so it felt soft and safe to use. It continues to feel as though it is slightly melted, and it feels good when applied to eyelids.
There are lids on both sides, a clear one covering the smudge tip and a golden one covering the pencil , both are easy to remove, you just pull them off. They are not too loose that they fall off when replaced on the pencil. While the object is long, it is also thin and compact enough to fit into your purse or handbag.
My only problem with the pencil, in addition to the price, is that I find when applied to my inner eyelid it does not stay very long, and I have to keep reapplying every half hour. However on the whole I've found that this is the easiest eye-liner to use, and would recommend it...but I still think the price is way to high for what it is and would only purchase on offer or with voucher.
So far I haven't been a huge fan of the no7 products. I think they are marketed at a more middle aged range of people, personally (I hope this doesn't offend anyone) and I have tried both their mascara and liquid eye-liner and haven't been impressed. The one thing I have been impressed with are the No7 moisture gloves although they are more of an accessory to the range.
Boots often do promotions where they give away a £5 no7 voucher when you spend £5 in Boots. Last year I got one of those vouchers and really needed a new eye pencil, more specifically to do my eyebrows. This resulted in me being able to buy this eye pencil for only £1.50 as it was on sale for £6.50, although recently the price has gone up and they are now on sale for £7.50 but you do get a smudger on the end now.
The pencil came in plain packaging. I chose the brown shade. The outisde of the pencil itself was dark brown and the lid was a lighter golden brown. The lid was plastic and slipped on and off easily. A little too easily in my opinion as I'd often go to get it out of my make up box and the lid would have come off, meaning I got pencil on other things-messy!
The pencil itself is quite easy to sharpen and get a nice pointy edge. I can also use it blunt for my eyebrows so that doesn't matter to me too much, but I know if you are looking to buy this for your eyes themselves it is more important.
The pencil is soft, meaning it is easy to smudge and blend in. The colour brown is real, natural and believable. It is easy to apply and it is the first piece of make up I have found which actually stays on for hours, so amazing value for money.
I really like this eye pencil and would definitely buy it again. Two tips I have for anyone wanting to buy it:
Wait for a no7 voucher to come out at Boots, makes it much better value for money.
Keep it separate to your other make up, somewhere that won't matter when the lid comes off and it draws everywhere!
I've tried a few Boots No7 products before, and I think they're a good basic brand that provides nice neutral make-up for everyday wear. I got this eye liner pencil as part of a free gift when purchasing some No7 skin care for my mother. It's available to buy from Boot at the cost of £7.50, and comes in three shades: black, brown, and blue/grey.
I have this is the brown shade. The eye liner is a standard pencil style, and comes with a lid to protect the soft point. The liner has a soft creamy texture and has a deep colour without being too dark. I have brown eyes and my natural hair colour is brown so I thought it would work well with my colouring.
Boots say: "No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil gives a dramatic finish to eye make-up. The creamy formula allows for smooth application without dragging the delicate eye area."
The liner is very soft and spreads over the eyelids easily. You can either apply this to the upper eyelid close to the last line, or just underneath your eye to highlight and add colour. For more of an impact and to make your eyes look bigger, do both! You simply draw the line straight onto the eye lid and the texture makes it easy to sweep over the skin without having to apply pressure or drag at the skin. The colour comes out clearly and you don't have to rub repetitively at the delicate skin around your eye area.
I don't wear too much make-up on a daily basis, preferring to keep it natural and mainly just use base and concealer products. This is one of my 'work-friendly' make-up items, and is great for dressing up eyes but still having a nice, natural look. The brown is a soft muddy shade, which compliments my eye colour and works well with neutral eye shadow to give a basic look. At first I was not convinced that a brown eye liner would look nice as I am so used to black eye liner, but after giving it a try and experimenting with different eye shadows shades I have grown to like it, and think that it's very useful for creating a different look than my usual heavy black liner. My usual day-to-day work make-up is a shimmery beige eye shadow, with a little bit of this brown liner on my lower lash line. Simple, quick and easy.
The eye liner wears very well, I put it in first thing in the morning and it's still holding up by the end of the day. It does tend to smudge out a little bit, and the line can look like it has grown thicker where it has run and expanded a little bit. This isn't too bad though and can be easily kept in check with a quick dab of a cotton bud tip. For a more crisp line I have to keep it sharpened and the tip does become soft and rounded easily as it has a very soft texture.
This eye liner pencil has lasted me for years and has only just become a sad looking tiny stump. It still performs as well as it ever has, and I have managed to come around to using brown eye liner instead of black to give a more subtle and natural look. I would recommend it and have been very pleased with how it's lasted even with frequent usage. £7.50 is fairly expensive for an eye pencil but if I worked out how many times I've used it I would certainly be getting good value for money!
*Update I think I have made a mistake saying waterline..I think I was supposed to say lower lash line ooopppsss*
No7 is a Boots own brand. They offer an extensive selection of makeup, skincare, bathcare, suncare and electrical products. The quality of their products is reflected in the price which is normally mid range.
Here we have the No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil.
This is basically an eyeliner designed to give your eyes a dramatic look and definition. It is hypo-allergenic like other No7 products so is therefore sensitive to the eye area. It has been created with a creamy formula which allows you to apply without dragging the eye area and will not result in irritation.
The eye pencil is approx 16cm in length which is big in comparrison to other brands. The main part of the pencil is black with the famous No7 gold writing.
The eye pencil is double ended. Under the gold lid, you will find the actual eyeliner nib which is sharp at time of purchase. On the other side of the pencil there is a clear lid. This is where the pencil differs from many others. There is a spongey smudger on the end of a gold tube.
The writing on the eye pencil is basic. The No7 logo, product name and colour can be identifyed. There is also a comment about the pencil and the contact details for Boots.
To use, simply pop off the gold lid and fetch a mirror. It is best to have a steady hand or somewhere to lean to apply the eyeliner.
Gently run the pencil nib over the waterline of your eye to create the desired effect. You can use the smudger to create defined looks by gently smoothing out the colour. If you prefer to, you can apply to the eyelid aswell.
To avoid health issues, it is recommended that you replace your eyeliners and mascaras at least every 6months.
*Availability and Price*
The Amazing Eyes Pencil can be purchased in 3 shades :
It comes in a 1g size despite being such a large pencil. It can be bought from Boots or online at www.boots.com at a cost of £7.50.
No7 regularly run special offers such as 3 for 2, free goody bag when you spend a certain amount and the best one..£5 off vouchers! This way the eye pencil will cost you the small amount of £2.50!
When it comes to makeup, I like certain items. It has to be a light face powder, a gentle blush, some clear lipgloss, a dash of mascara and some black eyeliner. I like my blue eyes to stand out as I believe they are my best feature. I don't tend to wear colour on my lips so I can't go overboard and end up looking like I belong in the circus!
As you may have guessed by now, I adore the No7 brand. The products are of excellent quality, the choice is huge and I only buy when I have the £5.00 off vouchers! This eyeliner only cost me £2.50 which compared to my Clarins purchase at £15.00 is an absolute steal!
The pencil is rather big yet thin. This can result in it being a tad difficult to hold. Its smooth exterior and gold writing add a touch of class to the overall effect and the eye pencil looks expensive. 1g may not seem like a lot but I have sharpened this several times in the past few months and there seems to be plenty left.
I often judge a eye pencil by drawing on the back of my hand. When I tried this with the Amazing Eyes Pencil, the colour went on smoothly without dragging. This is perfect as eyes are sensitive and you really don't want anything harsh along the waterline.
I only apply eyeliner to the waterline. Anywhere else and I muck up badly and end up poking myself in the eye! I make sure I have my free standing makeup mirror and some gentle lighting to apply. If there is strong lighting, I find it makes my eyes water and I struggled to apply this with precision.
Applying the eyeliner is simple. It sweeps across the waterline effortlessly and feels cool and creamy. I have the black colour. Once the first line has been applied, I notice that the colour isn't quite as intense as I would have hoped. Despite being black and the darkest you can really get, the colour is quite dense. It is noticable but not strong. As a result, I apply an extra line and the colour starts to become more intense.
The smudger adds value to the eye pencil. It is soft and spongey and I personally use it for correcting any mistakes I make such as going underneath the waterline. It clears it up effortlessly and I just give it a little clean every few weeks with some warms water. I have tried to use it to smudge for a more dramatic look and can confirm that it works perfectly and is very soft on the eye.
The eyeliner lasts quite well on my eyes. I find that when I apply 2 lines, it will last the duration of my outing which is normally 9 in the morning to 5 at night. After this time, the colour begins to fade and becomes less noticable.
I rarely go anywhere fancy where I need to do my makeup really good. I wear eyeliner occasionally for going out with my son and to generally make me feel a little bit pretty and not so mumsy! Therefore the quite dense colour is suitable for these outings. If I were going for a rare night out, I would probably use a more intense eyeliner such as Estee Lauder Artist Eye Pencil to create a more defined and exaggerated look.
When it comes to removing the eyeliner, I simply use a baby wipe or cleansing wipe. The eyeliner comes away with minimal effort and my eyes have not been irritated in any way.
Look out for the £5.00 off vouchers coming out again as my lovely friends at the No7 counter has mentioned they are due out again! Pick this eyeliner up at £2.50 and it won't go wrong.
Thanks for reading!
I bought this eye pencil to use up a No. 7 voucher from Boots a while back, not having read any reviews of it or realising just how good it really is. Black eyeliner has been part of my everyday makeup since I was about 17 and I feel almost naked without it. Having tried other, cheaper liners, I've discovered that Amazing Eyes is the best mid-priced pencil liner and beats the competition hands down.
** The product **
The Amazing Eyes Pencil is simply an eyeliner pencil with a normal tip on one end and a sponge tip on the other, which creates a smudged or smoky effect. It comes in a range of colours (black, brown, greyish blue) but I always go for black to match my hair and my mascara!
** Packaging **
This is pretty minimal - it's a pencil! Both the pencil tip and the sponge smudger have pratical plastic lids to prevent them from getting dirty or marking other items in your makeup bag. The lids fit snugly and cannot be pushed down too far (this is a problem with cheaper pencils, I find - you push the lid down too far by accident and it squashes the tip of the liner). The lids are also durable - they outlast the liner itself so there's not danger of them cracking or splitting. The sponge is securely attached to the pencil with a gold-coloured metal sleeve and has never, in my experience, fallen off or torn.
** Application **
This could not be simpler - all you have to do is draw along your upper lashline with a sharpened tip. The liner glides on smoothly and easily without dragging the skin and leaves a strong line that can either be left as it is or blended. The pencil is quite soft, which means it needs sharpening quite regularly, although you can go for quite a while without sharpening it if you like to line your eyes thickly, since a blunt Amazing Eyes liner gives a lovely thick, dramatic line.
To blend, use the sponge tip to gently stroke the line into the lashline and outwards. I also use the pencil on the lower lashline, though I prefer to keep it below the lower lashes. It can be applied to the waterline (i.e. the moist skin between the lashes and the eyeball) but I've found that it doesn't stay on - a few blinks and it's gone. I don't think this is a fault of the liner, since it's happened with every eyeliner I've ever tried - it must be that my eyes are too moist or something.
** Performance **
The Amazing Eyes Pencil leaves a lovely, rich line on my eyelids that stays put all day and hardly needs touching up. The black pencil has a lovely, inky pigment that doesn't fade. This is where I really notice the different between Amazing Eyes and cheaper eyeliners - the bargain products tend to wear off after a few hours whereas Amazing Eyes doesn't. While this liner isn't waterproof, it generally stays put in a hot or humid atmosphere, so is good for nights out and holidays.
As far as removing the product goes, I've managed to remove it with absolutely every makeup remover or facial wash/ wipe I've ever used, which means it's completely hassle-free. It also doesn't leave any residue behind.
As someone who suffers from sensitive eyes and allergies that result in conjunctivitis, I'm also pleased to say that I've never had any adverse reaction to this product. I can't comment on its suitability for contact-lense wearers as I've never worn lenses myself (yet!).
The only annoying thing about the pencil is that it sometimes crumbles when you sharpen it, but I find it helps if you put it in the freezer first.
** Price **
It will set you back £7.00 in Boots. That might seem quite pricey compared to other similar products, but it's worth every penny in my opinion. An Amazing Eyes pencil lasts me for about 18 months of daily wear, which I think is great value. I know they say you should throw eye makeup away after 6 months to one year, but I think pencils like this are an exception, because the liner further down the pencil doesn't get exposed to air or bacteria until you sharpen the pencil down.
I recently bought a Boots 17 black pencil liner that looked more or less identical to Amazing Eyes, save for the lack of sponge applicator, thinking that surely black pencil eyeliners are much of a muchness and a £2.49 one would do the job just as well. I have to say I was really disappointed with it - the colour wasn't rich and it rubbed off really quickly. For me it simply has to be Amazing Eyes.
I bought this a month or so ago when Boots where giving out the £5 off No 7 and Ruby and Mille when you spent a certain amount in store. I never normally buy No 7 as I am quite young and it seems more 'old fashioned' for me and always seems quite pricey, however thought I would purchase something as this seems a good enough offer not to miss out on.
This No 7 amazing eyes pencil cost £7.50 (meaning it cost just £2.50 with my voucher, which are rumoured to be coming back!) this price does seem a little expensive just for an eyeliner and as I wasn't expecting too much from it would not normally pay full price for it.
It comes with two ends to it (one with a gold lid) for the eyeliner and (the one with a clear lid) for the blender / smudger which is basically just a black piece of sponge. The eyeliner that I purchased was number 15 and Blue Grey (however the more dominant colour is definitley the grey.)
To apply I was very surprised at how smooth it was and it easily and silkily covered the whole eye in one neat, slick stroke, though if you want a deeper colour from the eyeliner I would reccomend going over it 2 or 3 times. The colour is almost identical to the one on the eyeliner pencil, which is very unheard of for me and I was very impressed.
To use the smudger you just stroke it along the eyeliner, so I tend to apply the eyeliner thicker on the outercorner of my eye and then drag it into the inner corner and this gives a great affect and makes it look almost proffesional. The smudger works very well with this eyeliner, especially because of the colour, which gives you a smoky eye effect.
The Blue Grey is lovely, as I have said the dominant colour is definitly the grey, but the blue in it is noticble and gives it a slightly metallic look to it which is very nice. This colour is subtle enough for everyday use, however could easily be glammed up with some black eyeliner on the inner eye, this one around the rim and then some silver / grey eyeshadow! Easy!
Unlike other eyeliners there was also not the need to reapply throughout the day and just like the stay perfect range (although this is not part of that range) it stayed perfect all day. I was surprised to find, because of this, it was just as easy to remove as it was to put on, and you barely have to rub your eye. It comes of easy with cleanser with just one or two strokes across the eye or if using a make up wipe you may require a few extra strokes to remove it all.
Overall I was thoroughly impressed with the eyeliner and if and when it runs out I will not think too hard before purchasing another one and will nto even begrude paying £7.50 for it. This eyeliner has definitley won me over, however there is one very slight disadvantage I have found with this and that is that when it is placed in a make up bag the clear lid (for the smudger) seems to fall off of it. Other than this it is a fantastic eyeliner, that still deserves the 5 stars and is highly reccomended by me!