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Boots No7 Metallic Eye Pencil
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Boots No7 Metallic Eye Pencil
Advantages: Bold colours, easy to apply, low price
Disadvantages: Longevity isn't great..
No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil is a product that I decided to buy with my £5 off No 7 voucher. In the past year I seem to have acquired a lot of different eye liners, be in liquid, gel or pencil versions but I figured with this one, what is the harm in one more. This, plus the fact that I would only have to contribute £2.50 to have it. Who said you can't get something for almost nothing?
*About the Product*
No7 Metallic Eye Pencils, if you're not sure about sparkly eyes, go for bright jewel-like colour instead. It's an easy way to get a party look in an instant! No7 Metallic Eye Pencils have a creamy super-soft formula and come in five gorgeous shades. Easy to apply, a quick and fun solution to party eye make-up, simply apply the pencil along the lash line as close to the lashes as possible (pull on the brow and eyelid to make this easier).
Before applying this eye pencil, you should ensure that it is not blunt. This is very important because any time that I have tried to apply this eye pencil when it has been blunt, it has ended in misery and me removing my makeup and starting from the beginning.
Now for the actual application. My tips for applying this product are to firstly close your eyelid and then pull the eyelid outward. Then line away. I find it easiest to begin lining at inside of my eyelid and follow to the outer eyelid and I try (although usually not particularly successfully) to keep the liner as close to the eyelashes as possible. And if you want your eyes to have that sultry and smoky look, then I find that if you just smudge gently and smoke out the liner, this pencil is effective at creating it.
*Price and Availability*
No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil is not widely available to buy for the simple reason that the No 7 brand is sold exclusively by Boots. If you prefer to shop online, don't have a Boots store close to you or you just can't get to one then you can also buy online at www.Boots.com.
You can buy this eye liner for £7.50. Or you can be clever like me and buy it for just £2.50 of your own money. Now that is what I call excellent value for money. Even at its full price, No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil retails at a fair cost for its quality, longevity and brand name.
The Packaging: No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil does not come in lots of unnecessary packaging, just in its pencil form, as you would expect from the products name. It is a matt black lacquered wooden pencil which is approximately 16cm in length. It has a lid which sits on top to prevent the pencil point at the top which is the colour of your pencil. Also, at the bottom of the pencil is a small ring which has the colour of the pencil, and in my case this is purple.
I am quite a fan of the dark packaging as it is has a bit of a mysterious look about it. The pencil is nice and compact and also slim, so that it can sit nicely in a small make up bag for when you are on the go, unlike the gel eye liners that you have to have a brush handy for also.
Colour and texture: The colour of the eye liner is deep and quite bold so for those of you that like a subtle eye liner, then I am afraid that this is not the product for you. The colour of this eye pencil is so strong that it actually lasts throughout most of the day with almost perfect hold. Very impressive considering its low price. With these colours, there is slight metallic shimmer which I think works particularly well with the purple colour that I have. And it works excellently with my purple Chanel eye shadows so I'm a happy person with this purchase. Perhaps get the No 7 assistant to try this eye pencil on you before you buy it to see what you think.
As for the texture, well it is surprisingly soft and creamy which means that it is easy and comfortable to use. It has a real smooth and velvety consistency which makes the pencil very easy to apply and it is gentle also. It is sometimes not as precise as you would like if you don't sharpen the pencil before use, but when it is, the results are almost as perfect as the most expensive eye pencils.
Range of colours: No 7 offer six different shades ranging which are black, green, turquoise, blue, gold and purple. It is a fantastic range of quirky colours and in the collection, I'm sure you'll find a colour that you'll love. For me, it's the purple! J'adore!
Staying power: No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil has rather good staying power. It lasts on my eyelid for almost 4-5 hours without having to reapply which for its low price, I think is quite brilliant. And this is probably better for most people as I am forever being told off for rubbing away at my eyes. I can't help that this is a bad habit of mine. Apparently I will have bags under my eyes because of this.
Longevity of the product: Now this is probably one of the products weaker points. This eye pencil liner lasts a average time but not as long as most due to its very creamy texture which means that I am often re-sharpening the pencil which probably is also wasting more of the product that I would like. I have had this eye pencil approximately 3 months and have used it on a fairly regular basis although sometimes opted for my gel liner and it now has about a quarter of the pencil left, perhaps a little less.
Ease of use: No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil is extremely simple to use. This pencil has a very soft and creamy texture which means you are forever having to sharpen the pencil but it also means that you don't need to pull hard at eye area to smooth out your eye lid or press hard when lining with the pencil. You won't come away having sore eyes after using this pencil, that is for sure. Simply glide the pencil along your eyelid with ease.
Is it an easy way to get a party look in an instant? It most definitely is. The highly pigmented eye pencil has a metallic tint which instantly gives you that extra bit of sparkle to your eyes. And with the purple colour specifically, you can be wearing lots of eye shadow or none and this eye pencil will add something very special to your eyes. It is the perfect product to have stashed away in your make up bag so that if you unexpected decide to go out after work, you can add something to your appearance with very little effort.
Does No7 Metallic Eye Pencils have a creamy super-soft formula? Yes it does which means that it is perfect for people who have sensitive eyes and do not wish to use a pencil that you will need to press hard against your eyelids.
Is it easy to apply and a quick and fun solution to party eye make-up? It is very easy to apply to your eyes to get party make up but what I love just as much is how easy it is to remove at the end of the night. You just need to put some eye makeup remover onto a cotton pad, sweep it over your eye and it will be removed with ease. No rubbing vigorously at your eye area is required!
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil is a superb product that retails at such a fair price. If you are looking for a highly pigmented eye pencil whose bold colour is long-lasting throughout the day or night, then I would certainly recommend this one. And also if you wish to find one which you don't need to press hard to your eyelid. Should you want an eye pencil that can give an effective classic or sultry eyed look then I think that this might be the one for you. Especially if you don't want to pay the high costs for designer brands. I particularly recommend it if you are looking for an eye pencil specifically for evening wear as its metallic tint is perfect for that special something that you are looking for.
On the whole, No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil is certainly one that is effective and at a reasonably good price therefore I would have to say that I am pleased with my purchase. The No 7 brand has yet again proven that despite its not so popular name, it is still one of the best for fair-priced make up. This product is high in quality, has a superb range of colours and is very easy to apply. It is an excellent product which lasts a long time on your eyes however doesn't last so long in sharpness of the point. I personally think that No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil is more for night use than day but I am one of these people that eye liner has an instant impact on due to my small eyes but for others it will be perfect for use during the day and night.
Summary: A great eye pencil that is effective at a low price