Product Type: The Body Shop makeup
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The Body Shop Eye Definer Pencil
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
The Body Shop Eye Definer Pencil
Advantages: Can be applied easily - Doesn't smudge - Easy to remove..
Disadvantages: None for me..
I do love a bargain. I was therefore delighted to discover that a recent copy of "In-Style" magazine was giving away some freebies with each copy of their magazine. As the freebies were from the make-up selection at The Body Shop - a range I happen to REALLY like - I decided to purchase a few copies of the magazine to take full advantage of the small selection of cosmetics on offer.
One of the free items was a 'duo' containing two individual Eye Definer Pencils from The Body Shop. As each pencil retails at £8, I thought the price of the magazine (around the £3 mark) made the purchase extremely reasonable, and I eagerly snapped up my copy with my freebies attached.
The pencils were both full size, and are of a similar size and thickness to most other eyeliner pencils that I own. Two colours were provided which were Black and French Navy. This review outlines my experience of using the Black Eye Definer pencil.
The pencil is fairly plain in its appearance, with the main 'body' of the pencil corresponding with its respective shade, so in the case of the Black-coloured pencil, the body of the pencil is a matching black shade. There is a metal lid on top of the pencil which feels quite flimsy, although I have to admit it has stayed put when replaced on top of the pencil. Removing this lid reveals the 'nib' or 'tip' of the pencil underneath which can be re-sharpened when required, as is the case with most other pencil eye liner products.
The nib of the Eye Definer is what is used to apply the colour to the eyelid of course, and I was relieved to discover that The Body Shop product was of a sufficient quality to allow the pencil to 'draw' easily along the lid of my eye, without it feeling like it was 'dragging' in the way that some other products do. This feeling can be quite unpleasant and irritation can occur to the sensitive eye area as a result. The ease - and speed - at which The Body Shop Definer was applied to the eye area was an immediate reassurance in this respect.
I liked too how the colour took 'hold' easily onto the skin so that I didn't need to reapply the colour over and over due to it being too faint or understated for my liking. I favour dark colours around my brown eyes and this product was certainly up to my expectations and high standards.
The colour didn't smudge easily, which is another benefit for me personally. I prefer neat lines around my eyelid when trying to achieve an understated look for 'everyday' wear and The Body Shop Definer applied the colour neatly and precisely to the required area.... And kept it there. The colour lasted well, with it remaining un-smudged for several hours after application, although I did notice a little 'blotting' later on in the day. This is something that I have found is the case with most other eyeliner products that I regularly use however, so it is not necessarily enough to deter me from repurchasing again in the future.
Removing the Eye Definer was quick and easy. I found that a moist 'make up remover' facial wipe worked well at removing the colour from the delicate eye area, but I have also used a liquid eye make up remover and found that this worked well too. There was nothing difficult or stubborn about the colour being removed from my skin and it did so with ease.
So the big question is, would I repurchase this item at full price..? Well, actually I think I would. I have found that the Eye Definer worked well and did what I expected and wanted it to. Admittedly, there is nothing outstanding or innovative about the product or the results achieved, which gives it a rather 'average' feel. Sometimes the most 'fuss-free' products are the best though, and in this case, I'm certainly not complaining.....
There is a small selection of colours to choose from in the range of The Body Shop Eye Definer Pencils, such as the Black one I am reviewing here, as well as Brown, Navy and White. They cost £8 each and can be purchased online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk or in-store in larger branches of The Body Shop.
The Body Shop is against animal testing of any sort, and all of their products are completely cruelty free.
Summary: I think I'd buy it again and have no complaints..!