Product Type: The Body Shop makeup
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A fab definer for your eyes!
The Body Shop Eye Definer Pencil
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
The Body Shop Eye Definer Pencil
Date: 18/06/12, updated on 19/06/12 (63 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to apply, look good on, don't irritate sensitive peepers at all
Disadvantages: Pricey, not many colours to choose from
When it comes to eyeliner I am quite traditional in what I like. I usually opt for a black shade, usually wearing it if I'm going out and I do like a kohl type as I find it easy to apply. I do go for a liquid eyeliner if I want more stand out, dramatic results and I do also own a few coloured eyeliner pencils to change my look and funk it up slightly when and if the mood takes me.
Now The Body Shop for me just isn't one of my favourite stores and it has never been really to be honest. Back in the day its concept was unique and you had to pay the price to be one of the gang, however I can find lots of cruelty free products and stuff not tested on animals and so as they are so widely available nowadays and I can pay nowhere as much as I would for them there!
Now this product I didn't buy however. I bought a magazine with two of them on called Instyle and I paid £3.80 for the magazine and got a black and a French Navy full sized eye definer of both worth £18.00 to which I was mightly pleased about!
These are quite simply long coloured pencils. Looking at the black one I have in my hand now its simply a thin black pencil with a long silver lid to one end of it covering the point of colour and in white writing down the side of it we are told that it is The Body Shop 01 Eye Definer Shade: Black, and that it is 1.25g (0.04z) in size, to use it up within 36 months from opening it and contact details for The Body Shop are given. Nice enough, simple looking product this is and looking at the website as I know on the magazine I got I was told that they worth £8.00 each but I did double check that and they really are £8.00 each to buy which I think is rather alot of money to pay for one stick of pencil even though they are from The Body shop and of decent size!
The Eye Definer:
The colour you get is exactly the same as on the outer of the pencil so for me the French navy one and the black one are both rich and dark shades.
Basically of course these are to line your eyes with, thus framing them a bit.
These of course are pencils as i keep pointing out so you do need to get a decent sharpener though the quality of these is simply excellent, the wood is really smooth so they are really easy to sharpen and to be fair they don't need to be sharpened all that often either.
The colour is moist and it glides onto the eyes with real ease and with no hard scrubbing on off the colour or having to press too hard. I like the moistness of these, the colour dries fast onto the rims of the eyes and that is that you get a matt colour with them which is rich and full of colour pigment.
Once on I don't find it to really transfer unless I really do rub my eyes hard and I do find it rather waterproof too and when I want to remove it I just use my usual make up removing routine and other than that I find it stays put all day long. I don't need to reapply it or anything and I get a good 12-14 hours wear with this.
I do think it is expensive though one pencil will last me a couple of years and all in all would I go out and buy one myself?...well yes actually I would they're rather super!
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Summary: A surprisingly good product!