“ Brand: Primark / Type: Eyecolour / Suitable for: Eye „
I love Primark, it really can't be beaten for bargain clothes. I go there regularly to stock up on essentials like knickers and bras as well as seasonal items and special one offs. I was so excited when they started doing make up. Unfortunately it didn't last long in my local store, but I did stock up while it was there! One of the items I bought was a purple Primark Opia Eye Crayon for the pricely sum of fifty pence.
The packaging is really simple, very clear and basic, which represents the price, and normally when you buy eye pencils they do not have any baggage so thi sis an extra anyway. In a shop as chaotic as primark the extra packaging is probably an essential. The eyeliner itself is quite a chunky pencil. It has a clear plastic lid which is easy to take on and off, but has got a little bit lose over several uses.
This eyeliner suffers in the same way a lot of other brands do, it is just not quite soft enough. It is great for doing the inner eyelids it glides on easily. If you want to do the outer eye lids I would recommend warming it up, either by rubbing it between your fingers or a very quick blast with your hairdryer! Otheriwse you will get very inconsistent blobs!
The eyeliner stays on for an average amount of time. It is by no means an all dayer, more like just a couple of hours before fading or sliding, but this is no more or no less than the rimmel ones which are a higher price.
Bear in mind this eyeliner is better for chunkier application due to it's size than fine detailing, as you would not be able to sharpen it thin enough.
Primark cosmetics are affordable-'cheap as chips' as some would say and I discovered the Opia Crayon a while ago when I was looking for something similar to my BarryM pencil (the jumbo one which dare I say I paid around £5.00 for). So I purchased the black one, not being daring enough to try an adventurous colour.
The crayon is simply packaged-the bag is clear (no frills or fancy business). The crayon is just like say a kohl pencil, just chunkier and in my humble opinion slightly oilier (is that a word?!) than kohl pencils (the more expensive ones anyway).
The crayon is easy to apply, and less figidity than a liquid eyeliner so gets a thumbs up from notive make up artists! It's great for creating bold lines-I don't think you'll get fine detailing done with the crayon.
Staying power-I found the crayon stayed put for at least 4 hours without looking saggy or like it was applied last night. It was easy to remove with baby wipes-so easy to remove.
I found this product just as good as the expensive brands-and for the price I was paying before I could now buy all the colours I came across that looked scary without worrying about spending too much on a product I may not use again.
A great addition to a make-up bag.
Don't forget to purchase a pencil sharper that takes larger chunkier pencils!
This 'crayon' packs a lotta punch for its price!
At just £1 for an average sized eye liner pencil, one that you can sharpen and has a clear lid, Primark has done really well.. It really did amaze me.
It comes in SO many colours, i have a few of them (as well as a standard black one) in a dark brown, a deep purple and a really deep blue and surprisingly they don't look at all silly! There are a lot of other colours such as neons and rather ridiculous ones such as orange, but for the ones that are more suitable colours they aren't that bad.
They come in a clear, plain, simple plastic bag that doesn't give you much information about the product. But if you're buying eye liner, you should know how to use it.
I'm not going to lie and say they're perfect, because my eye liner loyalty lies elsewhere. But Primark Opia Eye Crayons are really worth what you pay and more! They go on nicely, sometimes you have to apply it twice to get it thicker but that doesn't really matter for £1. It doesn't make my eyes red when i use it and it is really easy to remove.
The only problem is that it runs rather badly if you get it wet.. But what do you expect? It's Primark and it's cheap.. For an eye liner to have in your bag just in case you need it, it's well worth the buy.
I was in my local Primark store recently and couldn't help but notice a lot of cosmetic items within the store. These were hanging on a display, and each item was supplied in a little clear plastic bag so that the cosmetic items were each visible and easy to inspect more closely.
Noting that some of the cosmetics, in particular those aimed at eye make-up such as eyeliner and shadow pots, were available in some rather interesting colours, I took a closer look to see what was on offer.
I eventually decided to purchase the Primark "Opia" eye crayon. The colour I have is a very deep purple/plum shade, but there is nothing on the packaging to tell me what this shade is called.
I have been using this eye crayon for around two months now (yes, my Dooyoo suggestion DID take a long time to be accepted!) and I cannot believe how well this product performs, especially given the fact it only cost me £1!
I have been known to pay up to £15 for similar products from alternative brands available on the high street and the results between those cosmetics and the Opia eye crayon are probably not all that different.
Ok, so the eye crayon - for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term - is similar in design to a traditional eyeliner or kohl pencil. It is of course, pencil shaped, with a pointed edge and a clear plastic lid. The main difference is that the Opia eye crayon is chunkier and thicker than your average liner.
The texture of the crayon is similar to an eyeliner pencil, although because the Opia crayon is larger, the 'nib' or point is larger in size too. This means that thicker lines and curved designs can be achieved easier and quicker by the crayon than if using a thin liner.
I find that the product is very easy to apply, and I don't think it feels like a real budget product at all! The eye crayon glides over my lash line and eyelid with ease, and I find that it performs as well as other products that I use to achieve this effect on a regular basis.
I would say that the crayon is designed with drawing thicker lines and curves in mind, although I find that by doing so, it does mean that I have found the nib of the Opia crayon gets worn down much quicker than my standard eyeliner or eye pencil. This is easily remedied though, as included in the little clear plastic bag alongside my Opia crayon was its very own little plastic pencil sharpener! A great idea if ever there was one, as I personally would have been hard pushed to sharpen the point of the Opia crayon, as even though I own three cosmetic pencil sharpeners of varying sizes, the Opia crayon doesn't fit any of them.
The colour, once applied, stays put for a good few hours although if I am being critical I did find that it started to smudge a little after this time, and this is not what I would have expected if I had paid my usual £15 for a product like this. As I didn't pay anything of the sort for this eye crayon though, I was happy with the staying-power that it DID have, and felt it offered reasonable wearing time.
I found too that the colour was pleasant to wear, and it felt almost the same as any other similar products that I use regularly. I say 'almost' because I did feel that the Opia crayon felt a little 'heavier' (hopefully you know what I mean) after it was first applied. This wore off after a while though, and given the amount of it that I used to colour my eyes, I'm not altogether surprised at it feeling slightly heavy!
A rather noticeable smell is evident when using the Opia eye crayon, although I couldn't say that the smell is altogether unpleasant...it just smells like make-up really. I also found that the smell wasn't evident when I was actually wearing the product and I could only really detect it when I was in the process of applying it to my eyes.
I think it is important to note that I do suffer from very sensitive skin, particularly around my eyes and on my face. For this reason I have found that cheap mascara doesn't agree with me, and I am always a bit cautious as a result, when I use cheaper branded eye make-up. I am happy to say that the Opia eye crayon caused no irritation or unwanted side-effects to my eyes or skin.
I find that the Opia eye crayon is removed as easily as any other eye make-up products that I use on a regular basis with either a wet 'facial wipe' or some eye make-up remover soaked into a cotton wool pad, I find that I do not need to scrub overly hard to remove all traces of the crayon.
All in all I would thoroughly recommend this little crayon. I intend to stock up on some alternative colours before the party season is upon us, and I would award this product full marks! Five stars from me, and a huge thumb's up!