My search of the perfect eye pencil / eye liner is something that has cost me a lot of money and sometimes embarrassment. I have countless faux pas with unintended smudgy eyes during so many occasions that it has become a obsessive habit of mine to check my eyes in any mirror or reflective surface where ever I go.
I am plagued with the world oiliest eye lids and watery eyes. I tear at the drop of a hat. All eye pencils smudge on me period. So I have a dark and deep quest to finally find the one true eye pencil that will not smudge and wear of in the face of my oily and teary eyes.
So when someone whispers of a eye pencil that is smudge proof, my ears perk up and my fantasy of well defined eyes that last on me the whole day start going through my head.
My dear long time reader KS tempted me with pictures and reviews of the Three Flash Performance eyeliners. Kate from Drivol about Frivol one of my favourite blogs sang praises about them. Two other fantastic blogs Front Row Beauty and So Lonely in Gorgeous had such great reviews and swatches that I had no choice but ask very nicely if KS could buy me one so that I can finally realise my dreams of smudgeless eyes.
This pencil is 3150 yen, I paid about SGD$46 for it. It is the most I have paid for any eye pencil.
I really like the inclusion of the soft plastic smudger. It does a great job of smudging the liner. With the smudger, I can easily do a simply smoky eye in seconds which I love.
I received this pencil on a Thursday night, I took it out the very next day to try it out. So the tip isn't sharp when I took this picture.
No. 08 Eye On is a black pencil with minimal silver sparkles. It is very creamy and glides across my lids easily. I love that it doesn't tug or pull.
|Left to right: Three and Clio Gelpresso|
As you can see, it resisted vigorous rubbing.
After a saline bath, it didn't fare very well.
As much as I love the creaminess of this eye pencil but it did not survive the whole day on my lids, it got smudgy by the third hour. I did find that if I layered some black shadow over it, it would last about an hour longer. It totally did not survive my teary eyes.
Some mornings I yawn so much that I have tears in the corner of my eyes. I do a mad scramble to try and stop them before they smear my eye makeup. The eye pencil still smeared all over. Sigh!
As much as I want to love this pencil, I am not falling head over heels with it. It did not do what it was intended to, stay on my lids.
For ladies who have no such issues as mine, this is a great luxe eye pencil to won. It does not tug on your eye and glides very well. It sets quickly too and is more smudge proof than the other eye pencils I own.
Ratings: 3 lipsticks (It is expensive and unfortunately does not work on me that well.)