Boots No.7 Metallic Eyes Pencil 03 Blue - Review


You wouldn't be mistaken for thinking that No.7 has more than a whiff of Nars about it,
They very much look like Nars Larger Than Life pencil liners but with a smaller price tag!
Boots No.7 Metallic Eyes Pencil's retail for £7.75 and Nars Larger Than Life pencils cost £17 each.


So as mentioned  No.7 Metallic Eyes Pencil come presented in black pencil form 
but are closer to a plastic pencil form than thy are to a wooden pencil.
I personally find this kind of pencil easier to sharpen than it's wooden counterparts
as they do so in a smooth and fluid motion and they don't tend to snap as easily.


No.7 Metallic Eyes Pencil's come in a variety of shades - at least three.
I decided to purchase the deep metallic navy blue shade that is 03 Blue.
As I thought it would look lovely on the bottom lash line with a smokey eye
also as I have blue/grey eyes sadly not every shade works quite how I'd like it to,
I personally love green but it does me no favours unless in glided olive form.

Swatched lightly on the left and heavily on the right.

Now as a pretty and high end as the pencil looks sadly that is where the high end comparisons end
as I found the pencil itself to be rather stiff and difficult to work with.
I envisaged the pencil to glide on softly and deliver a silky veil of metallic navy blue pigment.
I found the formula hard even after attempting to warm it with my finger tips,
it pulled and tugged on the delicate eye area and the pigment was rather weak and patchy.
The shade has tiny flecks of silver glitter and wore roughly for around 4hours before fading and smudging.
As a liner it is too firm and lacking in colour pay off to be a stand out product for me,
the only way I found it semi useful was to use a brush and apply the shade as a base for deep eye colours.

I'm hoping that the other shades in the range fair a little better, 
I haven't completely wrote these liners off yet and will explore the other shades at some point.

Product Summary
Round Up - A firm and difficult to use navy blue metallic pencil eye liner.
Best For - I found it to work best as a base rather than liner.
Pigmentation - (5/10) Not as pigmented as I hoped for, middle ground at best.
Availability - Boots and Boots.com £7.75 each - link 





26 comments:

  1. A really nice color!!
    I love it!

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  2. I think you might have a got a bad one :( mine glide on like UD24/7 pencils, I have blue, green and purple! :) xx

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    1. I wouldn't be shocked, I've bought a few off (accidentley of course haha) products from Boots namely their No.7 products, I blame the strong lights for compromising the formula of the products :(

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  3. I hate when eyeliner tugs at the eye!

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    1. Me too, I won't use anything that is less than gentle!

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  4. Fab colour, great for smokey eyes
    Amy x
    www.the-cameras-lying.blogspot.com

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  5. I never tried this brand but it doesn´t have great pigmentation for the price! I am sad for it! thanks for sharing!

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    1. I have to agree the pigmentation is very poor :(

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  6. Shame about the colour pay-ff as it looks so promising! X

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  7. the word crap comes to mind...
    which makes your review even more useful.
    pigmentation is a must for me and will avoid. :/ thank you xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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    1. thanks Liloo :) yes when it comes to liners I need decent pigmentation or it is a complete pass!

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  8. What a shame, I had high hopes when I saw your first picture, it's a beautiful colour in the pencil. You've just saved me a bob or two x

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    1. I had such high hopes too :( I hate when this happens!

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  9. Hmm, I have this and other metallic eyes pencils and I've never had a problem with the pigmentation x

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    1. I think I have a dud too after reading some comments...soo annoyed haha!

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  10. This doesn't look as pigmented in the swatch as i was expecting - disappointed. Please check out my blog and remember to follow if you like it. ;-)
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  11. So disappointing, especially considering the price tag! xx

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  12. i have the same pencil but in the purple colour and i love it! its smooth and creamy with really good pigmentation - i think you might have got a bad one :(

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    1. I think so too, I think i'll drop them a line as this happens far too often!

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  13. I wouldn't even say middle ground. I suppose you could layer it as a base but it seems like it would crease in that respect.

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    1. Apparently they are really good but I got a bum one :(

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  14. The pigment in the swatch is such a shame! :( It looks lovely otherwise.

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