For years, I searched for the perfect eye pencil. I wasn't asking for much. Just a pencil that didn't feel like I was ripping my eyelid when I applied it and one whose color didn't disappear before lunch time.
I'd been using eyeshadow as eyeliner for years, since I hadn't found the perfect pencil until that summer day I went to the Cosmetic Market. A new eye pencil was not on my list, but we all know I am hard pressed to stick to my list here. Holly always finds products for me that I end up loving and somehow we started talking about eye pencils. (I've known Holly since her days at UAL, where she always found clothes I liked too. I should know better, right?) She raved about Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. She was impressed with how the color just glided on and once the color set it was waterproof so it really had some staying power. Of course after that glowing review, I had to try it. (Read this as...yes, I really am a sucker.) So in my bag went a brand new eggplant eye pencil called Rockstar.
Everything Holly told me about this eye pencil was dead on. It's the most gentle pencil I have ever used and the color really does stay put all day. Finally, I can line my lower lid and the inside of my eye (which was not an option using shadow) and not worry about having to reapply it later in the day.
I also love that Urban Decay is a cruelty free company and another one of their products is a favorite of mine, but I'm saving that one for a separate post. The 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils come in a rainbow of really cool colors and some of them are even vegan. (Look for the cute little paw print on the packaging to know if a product is vegan.) The metallics are my favorite. I went back a couple weeks ago and bought a green/gold metallic called Stash, which I realized later was one of the vegan colors. If you're wondering if there is any difference between the two pencils since the formulations are a little different, the answer is no. For me, Stash glides on just as easily and has the same staying power as Rockstar.
I am, of course, addicted to these pencils now and am trying to figure out what my next color will be. I could use basic black (Zero), but how can I pick that when there are so many fun shades to choose from? Any suggestions on what color I should go for next?
Do you have a favorite eye pencil or liner you can't live without? Share please! Looking for more information on cruelty free cosmetics? Read Marcia's latest guest blog on cruelty free beauty products.