Product Type: The Body Shop makeup
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The Body Shop Eye Definer Pencil
Member Name: nursie_nursie
The Body Shop Eye Definer Pencil
Advantages: Easy to use, pack and remove.
Disadvantages: Need sharpening regularly.
I have been a liner lover since I was a teenager, I think all teens, well ok most teens, go through that stage at some point. I just haven't grown out of it though!
I own a black and a brown pencil from this range and love them. I must admit the brown one doesn't get anywhere near as much use as the black does.
Eyeliner gives a dramatic look in most cases but by using a brown and not building the colour up too much you can have a more natural look with the better aspects of wearing liner still being there. The reason that I love liner is because to me my best feature is my eyes, so I try to draw attention to them and away from my flaws. Liner also makes your eyes appear whiter than they may actually be, as well as making any dark circles look less dark.
Eye pencils are almost all basically alike. The only things that differ are how soft they are which in turn determines how easy to apply they are. These pencils start out quite hard but after two or three seconds soften up when in contact with your skin, this means they are really easy to apply and go on very easily.
I find these will stay put really well and don't really suffer from much smudging and if I do I can easily remove it with either my finger or a little tissue.
I like to line round my eyes then use an eye shadow brush to gently smudge the line to soften it, you can get a really great effect with this method, a softer less harsh look.
Taking them off at night is also very easy and I don't find that I need to rub too much, which we all know is bad for the skin around our eyes.
These cost £7.50 for a pencil that is 13cm long (including the silver lid) and weighs 1.25g that doesn't sound like much but that lasts me AGES! I sharpen mine about once every two or three weeks and even then it isn't much I am actually taking off. I never use it right till the end I replace mine roughly every twelve months.
These come in more shades than I had realised, I don't tend to look all that much when I buy mine, that and they probably don't stock every single one in every store.
01 - Black.
02 - Rich Brown - A deep chocolate brown.
03 - Taupe - A grey brown.
05 - White - This is great for making eyes look less tired and larger.
06 - French Navy - A dark blue, a great alternative to black.
07 - Blue Smoke - This is a grey blue, which isn't too bright.
09 - Olive - This is a muted olive, verging on brown.
I am aware that I have missed out four and eight from the list, this is because those numbers must have been discontinued at some point, not because my maths is really that bad!
These are one of the best ones I have come across and in my years of using eye definers, and I have tried plenty!
I really do recommend these but as all pencils are roughly the same I am sure most people would rather save the money and go for a cheaper option, I however will keep coming back for more as I know they are good quality and work for me.
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The website is very user friendly and means not only can you buy online (good P&P charges and fast delivery) but you can also find out more about their products and find out where your local store is situated.
Summary: A great product.