5.4.08

An Eye for an Eye

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Shu Uemura Drawing pencil

Ease of application: *****

Durability: ***

Colouring: *****

Comfort: *****

OR

Clarins Eye Pencil

Ease of application: ***

Durability: **

Colouring: ***

Comfort: ***

I love eye pencils, a girl's best friend when you're in a hurry to get out, but wanting to look decent. Here, we're comparing a made-in-Germany Shu pencil and a Clarins one, which is made in Italy. Apparently the latter was no match.

I highly recommend the Shu Uemura pencil for its foolproofness, and reasonble durability as long as you apply a base on your eyelids first.

10 comments:

Nic Nic said...

omg.. another thing to add on list before my mum leaves??! the only pencil i like to use is MAC 's technakohl because I can use it on my waterline, but it smudges like hell! lol, do you think this liner will be safe on the waterline?? :)

Her.Peachieness said...

Hi Cheryl! I've never tried high end pencil liners before. Do you know how they compare to drug store brands? I've only used the cheapo ones and they seem to work fine on me. It smudges here and there but I get pretty greasy so I can see why it does that. ^_^

cheryl said...

nic nic: i've sent an email to shu uemura customer service & asked if the drawing pencil can be used like a kohl pencil (on the waterline and all). I'll let u know! :-) it's hard not to smudge on the waterline cos i guess there's supposed to be natural secretions & stuff...

cheryl said...

hi hong! (i saw your bit about your real name on ABB) yea i think prepping the eyelid's almost more important than the actual pencil. i've never tried drugstore brands, but i'm sure major brands under the loreal group are definitely safe & good quality!

Bliss said...

Great review,ive never really tried this but as you stated we have to use a base first.

cheryl said...

bliss: hello! yea usually i juse apply a very light beige/ivory eyeshadow all over the eyelids so the natural oils won't ruin my makeup :-)

Nic Nic said...

aww thanks for asking!! Ive actually asked my mum to pick up one of those pencil since you enticed me! lol. I asked for a pink coloured one instead the black :D

Nic Nic said...

Guess what Cheryl? I found Klorane hair products on a UK website :D not too expensive either!! i found the mango mask you was talking about i might get it lol.

Her.Peachieness said...

Cheryl, I'm tagging you! Go here: www.taaz.com and show us what you made! ^_^

cheryl said...

nic nic: the pencils are really worth it & the truth is they're not expensive. today i had the black one on for 11 hours & it was perfectly comfortable & just a tiny bit of creasing (which is inevitable) after so many hours! i'll let u know when the shu customer service gets back to me.

her.peachiness: uh oh, i got tagged! lol, will show u what became of me real soon...