Sunday, 27 September 2015

Colored Eye Pencils: My Collection

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A big hello to one and all!!

We Indian girls are good at eye makeup and a kajal pencil is a staple in our kitty J

You might have read here that I tend to stay away from playing up with eye shadows. So when it comes to jazzing up my eyes, colored eye pencils are my best bet. They come in all sort of bright colors and a nice flick of color in the eyes really ups the glam quotient in no time!

Today’s post is all about colored kohls! I will be sharing my collection of them, the colors I love most on my eyes and few tips that works for me. Please keep reading!

Avon Simply Pretty Eye Defining Pencils in Blue and Green:

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These two are the first ones to get added to my collection. They come in the form of wooden pencils which need to be sharpened. Texture wise they are not very creamy so sharpening does not lead to much product wastage. They are not overly dry either. They deliver smooth line at a single go, no need of repeated rubbing. As you can see form the swatch image, the green is a beautiful forest green and the blue one is a metallic aqua blue sort of shade. Both look gorgeous on dark brown Indian eyes.

Best Budget Colored Eye Pencils in India Review Swatch Details Price

Price: Really inexpensive. Comes for INR 69 each.

Where to Buy: Available only through AVON representatives.

Lakme Eyeconic Brown:

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The formula, like other colors from eyeconic range, is smooth and creamy. Comes in a convenient twist-up packaging.  The brown is a dark ashy brown kind of, does not show up too well on my eyelids. But makes an excellent choice for creating soft brown smokey eye! Because it doesn’t not have any obvious reddish tinge, it can be used to fill eyebrows as well.

Price: INR 250

Where to buy: AmazonFlipkart

Lakme Eyeconic Green:

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The formula is similar to the Brown one but the color payoff is more intense. The shade is a bluish green, very unique and super gorgeous.

Price: INR 250

Where to buy: AmazonFlipkart

Lakme Eyeconic White:

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We all know the good old trick to make eyes look bigger is applying a white or nude eye liner on lower waterline! Lakme was one of the earliest brands in India to come up with a white eye pencil with a budget friendly price tag. No, I did not buy it to apply on my waterline as I already have huge eyes. Kareena Kapoor looked quite bold in the commercial of this eye pencil and I just decided to get it out of curiosity. The formula is very soft and creamier than other pencils in the same range. Honestly, this kind of white liner on waterline looks very stark against Indian skin tone. But this eye pencil can be used in 100 other ways. It can be a very good inner eye and brow bone highlighter. It works great as an eye shadow base too. I tried using this to highlight cheekbones, cupid bow etc . My best trick is to use it at the center of lips and then blend it with fingers to make lips look fuller.

Best Budget Colored Eye Pencils in India Review Swatch Details Price

Price: INR 250

Where to buy: AmazonFlipkart

AVON Glimmersticks Brights Eye Pencil Turquoise:

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Yet another beautiful shade of eye pencil from Avon. The shade is a bright turquoise blue which screams for a beach holiday. Formula is nice creamy, waterline safe and free from any shimmer or glitter which I like. The color payoff is quite strong as well.

Best Budget Colored Eye Pencils in India Review Swatch Details Price


Price: Can’t remember the MRP but I got it for 259 bucks on an offer.

Streetwear Color Rich Liquid eyeliner Egyptian Blue:

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It’s a royal blue liquid eyeliner with fun girly packaging. You will get true color as it appears in the bottle from the first application itself. Formula is creamy enough not to crack once it dries. Really light on pocket but not completely smudge proof.



Price: INR 80

Where to buy: Amazon

Few Tips that Always Works:
  • I always tend to stick to colors from blue, green, brown category when it comes to eye makeup and colored eye pencils. Any sort of blue, be it purple, royal blue, navy or aqua looks stunning on dark Indian eyes as well as warm Indian skin. Same goes for forest green, bottle green, mint green, khaki etc. I stay steer clear away from colors like baby pink, baby blue, pale yellow and other cool toned colors as they do not look very flattering on warm complexion. 
  • If you have prominent dark circles or dark eyelids, make sure to color correct and conceal before applying colors on your eyes. This helps the color to pop up more. 
  • Eye pencils with creamy formula can be doubled up as shadow or eye shadow base by smudging it all over the lid. If you top it up with the same color shadow, then the wear time gets enhanced this way. 
  • Not all colored eye pencils are waterline safe. I experienced irritations and watery eyes while applying them on my waterline. So generally I apply colored pencils along my lash line keeping little distance from the waterline. Then I fill the gap using black kohl which are safe to use on waterline.
So that was it, ladies. I hope you liked my teeny weeny collection and compilation. Do share in comments if you are a colored eye pencil addict too!

See you all very soon!

Until then, take care and stay beautiful.
XOXO

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