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I got given one of these for Christmas a couple of years ago, and the color I was given was the midnight one and I thought that would look great for the evening (make the make-up heavier) or even great for a day look (if you apply the eyeliner lightly)
These crayons are sold in other colors such as green, blue, silver and even better you can get glittery ones such as yellow, purple, silver - these choices are excellent especially if you are a glitter lover. Like I am!
The product is sold for only two pounds, but as this is in the collection 2000 range then you might be able to find the three for five pounds deal - if you keep your eyes open sharp or get some other good value like get a free product like lip gloss or a make-up brush or some other sort of make-up.
I was pretty pleased with the results when I applied the make-up and it looked flawless but then after a while it smudged in quite easily and was more into the line where my eye lid closes, but the solution is that you spread the line over the eye lid and it gives a much more softer look rather than a heavier look. Also the tip is soft so it's not rough when you apply however it does need sharping most of the time.
This product can be found in Superdrug, Boots and various supermarkets such as ASDA.
Overall, I do like this product but I am not so keen on the other colors but I do like the one I tried, and even though it may not do the best job, but i would still buy it again!
Not the idol of my make-up bag
I picked up the black version of the idol eyes shimmer crayon when it first came out as I am an eyeliner obsessive and thought this looked fantastic and was on offer at a lower price for its introduction.
Looks-wise it looks like any other chunky eyeliner, but upon close inspection of the pencil colour itself it was black with a pale green shimmery glitter in it. I thought this was fantastic and was just even more of a reason to buy it because it was different to regular eyeliners.
Applying it sadly wasn't that great; it didn't apply easily to the eye and dragged as I attempted to draw a line. And it wasn't just the first time I used it that was a problem, it was the same every time and I gave this countless goes because I loved the look of the colour in the pencil. But what I ended up with was a messy harsh line that wasn't really black as it never gave me enough of the product when I was applying it to get the true shade. And as for the green shimmer - couldn't see that either.
The pencil I'm afraid stayed too hard to really work like eyeliner should, and especially when it describes itself as a crayon. The colour looked so fab in the pencil and I was very disappointed by the results it gave me. Since then I have tried the tester pencil in Boots and Superdrug periodically and it still gives the same results so I suppose it wasn't just my pencil. I'm sure if I rolled the pencil in my fingers for longer than a few minutes I could probably get a better coverage, but honestly why waste the time when I can just buy another brand and dust a little collection 2000 green dazzle me eye dust over the top, or even better for a fast fix, use the black eye dust which is essentially a powder version of this pencil?
Suffice to say this item doesn't have pride of place in my make-up bag.
I bought thiis product well over two years ago and still have about half left! It was nearly £3 if my memory serves me correct.
This eye pencil is described as an eye shimmer crayon, a soft crayon to shade and line. It is from the Collection 2000 range. The colour I have purchased is called gunmetal so as you can imagine its a metallic smokey gray colour that really shimmers when you wear it.
The pencil itself is just under 10mm thick, silver with white writing and a clear plastic, push on top (which I have lost).
I use this product mainly as an eye shadow and occasionally as an eyeliner. It is easy to apply when warm but if it is stored in a cold place you may find you scratch your eyelid as you have to press pretty hard before it will work. It is best if you do it on your hand first.
Once you have applied it, it smudges nicely to blend into your skin if you just want a shimmery effect or you can blend it easily into other eye shadow, etc.
It is difficult to get a fine line from this product unless you sharpen it considerably but even then the point breaks off quite easily.
It feels slightly greasy when applied and if your are dancing a lot and sweating it will come straight off or gather in the creases in your eye lids.
It has lasted me so long as I only really use it every now and then and that is usually because I can't find my better ones.
Yes it's cheap and there is a reason for this. It just isn't up to the standards of other brands and the colour range isn't that varied.
I certainly wouldn't buy this again or recommend it for it's quality. I would only recommend it as an extremely cheap alternative.
Father Christmas has been good to me this year, filling my stocking with a very sexy new laptop :D and lots of lovely bits of make up which I have been testing over the past few days at various festive events.
I got the Glam Crystals dazzling gel liner and was over the moon with it, so I was very pleased to also spot the Idol Eyes in my lovely stocking.
Idol Eyes - eye shimmer crayon comes as a chunky eye pencil, almost a centimetre thick and 9.5cm long including the lid. The lid is a clear plastic top which goes almost half way down the pencil so is nice and secure to protect the tip of the pencil.
The colour of the pencil depends on the colour of the pencil, but I chose the 'midnight' black shade. The collection 2000 logo is on the pencil in white, with 'Idol Eyes - eye shimmer pencil' in a bold white font, surrounded by stars. A full ingredients list is also printed on the pencil for those with allergies. The pencil describes itself as a 'Soft crayon to shade and line'
Normally, I tend to avoid these types of pencils as I always lose the bigger sharpener and end up leaving the blunted pencil in my make up bag! However, this one really caught my eye as a change to my standard thin black eyeliner.
I am a bit of a grunger, and really like using a 'smoky' effect on my eyes and for this the pencil is ideal. Use the point for a strong, distinct black and fade out using the sides. The pencil also smudges well for different effects.
However, my favourite feature is the slight glitter which is embedded in the pencil. This is by no means excessive, but is a gentle, very slim glitter which adds a new dimension to the pencil. The effect is not overbearing, but adds a lovely effect for going out or just for brightening the eyes.
Whilst I am pleased with this product, and I think its a bargain, there is a downpoint. This crayon doesn't have the staying power of more expensive brands and tends to flag after an hour or two. Good for the price, but expect to be reapplying this one!
Where to buy?
I have since seen the Idol Eyes in Asda, but there are many other places which stock this product. Both Superdrug and Boots stock Collection 2000 products and can frequently found on special offer, such as buy one get one free, or two for £5. Worth keeping an eye out for such offers and stocking up!
Normally, this pencil retails at around £3. There are a few different colours available, but I have yet to spot any others than black, dark blue, green or silver.
Im very pleased with the smudge effect of this pencil, which is fantastic for smoky eyes or more overstated make up styles. Whilst these pencils are common, the delicate glitter effect adds a new dimension to a pre-existing style. Very good, but I would recommend using alongside a stronger and longer lasting black kohl pencil to lengthen the time between reapplications.