Forget what you know about pencil eye liners as Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils are about to raise the bar and in turn change how you ever look at pencil liners. A broad spectrum of shades that include both pops of colours, as well as everyday staples this range of glide on, longer than long wearing liners belong in every make-up bag.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils have pretty standard packaging; a plastic type pencil that sharpens with such ease and with minimal product waste, a colour coordinated barrel for quick selection complete with a soft, silicone smudging tool at the base. This applicator doesn't pull or tug on the skin, making it ideal for smudging out harsh lines. The Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils have been created with functionality and ease of use in mind.
As mentioned above there is a fairly expansive shade variety within the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils - twenty two to be exact! I was kindly sent the shades: Chrome which is a soft, shimmering silver. If like myself you enjoy nude and/or white eye liner this may be a shade worth investigating as it offers similar yet more intense results, perhaps more suited to evening wear?The bright, silver hue opens and exaggerates the eye creating a doe eye effect - perfect for those like myself with small eyes and/or to hide a hangover (you didn't hear that from me ha!). The other shade I have is Olive Lustre - a deep, slightly golden tinged dark green. Again this has a slight shimmer element which is only really evident when blended out but is a great, softer alternative to a black liner. The depth of the green offers definition and drama without the harshness of a black liner - this shade would really compliment Hazel eyes.
So what sets the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils aside from the rest? They truly are the definition of gel liner in pencil form, nothing and I mean nothing (within the liner world) glides on to the skin quite like they do. There is no pulling tugging and no need for applied pressure as they are beyond pigmented. Although the formula is not identical, the colour pay off of the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils can be likened to the Urban Decay 24/7 liners as can the staying power. Personally I have found the Estee Lauder version to be better suited to my oily skin, they don't smudge, smear or irritate my eyes, not to mention they stay in place on my waterline for up to five hours. Although soft in texture - which allows quick and easy blending, the pencils have a slightly firm form which allow precise application and sharp lines should you wish. Like most gel liners you can use them in the traditional sense - to line and define but should you wish the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils can double up as cream eyeshadows or a colourful base product. You do have to blend quickly if using in such manner as once they set they are going no-where fast.
I've said it once but I'll say it again, every make-up bag needs at least one shade of the new Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils £16.50 each via Boots - link.
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