Sunday, 6 December 2015

REVIEW & EOTD: Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils...

I've been meaning to place an order with Eye of Horus Cosmetics for well over a year, and finally got my act together towards the end of last month. I was specifically interested in their Goddess eye pencils, as I'd heard and read rave reviews, and my stash of long lasting crayons was dwindling away to nothing. I tend to use coloured eye liners as the bases for my pigments rather than primers so I'm always on the lookout for something that doesn't budge, and the waterline is an area I like to fill in to give my EOTD's some extra oomph, as well as disguise some discolouration. So with the promise of a velvety smooth and waterproof formula, 12 colours in the range, PLUS the Ancient Egyptian theme (which is so dear to my heart ♥), these pencils sounded like they were made for me...

At the time of my order, there was a special deal of a free Emerald Tabula pencil with any two products purchased, so I jumped at the chance to get my hands on three crayons at what worked out to be $20 each (RRP $30) plus free shipping on orders over $50. The other two colours I chose were Jewel Amethyst and Lazuli Blue. All three are stunners, but my favourite is the Emerald (no surprises there, given my eye colour), and unlike the others that are shimmery or contain micro glitter, the green one is matte 
The swatches below are over bare skin, and a couple of strokes of each. My camera doesn't pickup the gorgeous sparkle in the purple, nor does it do justice to the pretty multichrome effect in the blue...
Top to bottom: Jewel Amethyst, Lazuli Blue, Emerald Tabula
The formula is most definitely long lasting - brilliant in fact. I haven't had much success with the Lazuli Blue on the waterline so far - although I can build up the density on my lid, on the waterline it's quite sheer, but another blogger suggested waiting till it dries before adding the next layer, so I'll try that next. They do take a few minutes to set, which gives time to smudge them with the sponge on the other end of the pencil. They are a generous size though, considerably longer than the mainstream liners out there, so they should last a while. I also bought the matching sharpener ($10) and so glad I did as it's far superior to the others I have in my kit. One other thing to mention is that the colour product is quite soft, so I'm thinking I'll keep these in the fridge once Summer well and truly sets in, especially before sharpening...

Below are a couple of looks I've created using the pencils. This first one is Lazuli Blue on the top lid and lower lashline, and Emerald Tabula on the waterline...


And here is Jewel Amethyst top and bottom, and Emerald Tabula on the waterline...


The Emerald Tabula is such a joy to wear on the waterline - it's soft, soothing and magnificently dense, and almost feels like a balm. It wears off a wee bit of the outer section after a few minutes (as does ANY other liner or kohl that I've tried - my eyes water a lot!), but stays put on the rest of my waterline for almost the whole day - bliss!
Absolutely in love with these pencils, in fact I've just ordered Smokey Black, Teal Malachite & Scarab Sapphire, and I'll review these in due course. Incidentally I found a code on the internet to receive a 15% discount - just enter "Review" at the checkout. This took $13.50 off my order, so thank you to the Syeda Sisters 

Eye of Horus products are Paraben free, made from natural ingredients, are alcohol-free, suitable for those with sensitive eyes (or contact lens wearers), and they don't test on animals. Perfect...

What's your favourite eye liner pencil?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Adding this to Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party - be sure to drop by and checkout the beaut listing of blogs from 6:30am xxx

28 comments:

  1. They sound lovely!
    It's s brand I'm keen to try also.
    Great EOTDs (as always)

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    1. Thank you sweetie - love the whole concept of this brand ♥

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  2. I love EOH!!! I really cant pick a fav as i love all their eye pencils! But im glad you finally got to try them! Xx

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    1. That's such good news Lily - I'm super excited about the next ones I've ordered ♥

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  3. These look stunning and I love all three shades. I follow EOH on Facebook and love their posts. I really should get some Goddess pencils!

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    1. Can highly recommend them Di - they seem to have great deals at the moment too ♥♥♥

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  4. These look so nice! I'm not very good with colored eyeliner, but looks great on you!!!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. Hi Sarah - they are indeed lovely, and if you're not that into bright shades, they make some great black, charcoal and brown ones too xxx

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  5. I love these colours on you. I especially love the first look you created!

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    1. Thanks so much Ingrid - the Lazuli Blue is a tad special ha ha, it changes colour with the light ♥

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  6. I have the purple one and love it. That green on you looks amazing!!! I think I'll buy that one next. Lots of Love from beyoutyfulyou x

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    1. Oooh yes Louise, the emerald is really something - I love that it's matte,and it's such a gorgeous shade ♥

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  7. Those looks you created are so beautiful. I've been tempted by EoH for some time. Your fabulous post might just push me over the edge! xx

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    1. Indie darling, I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to place an order - I'm happy to give you another poke lol ♥♥♥

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  8. Gorgeous colours! They sound great!

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    1. They're lovely hey hon - can't wait to get the dark blue and the teal ones too, what fun I'm going to have! xxx

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  9. That first look is stunning Kats! But then again, you know how much I love my blues...

    I've got a couple of these - Bronze Amulet & Scarab Sapphire. Admittedly I don't wear eyeliner at all/that often (must rectify that), but they are nice, especially the sapphire one on my blue eyes. I'm a bit disappointed that Bronze Amulet isn't more metallic though - on me it looks like a slightly shimmery brown, that's all. I might try it as an eyeshadow next.

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    1. I do indeed Shell - I was tempted by the bronze, might have to get that one next time around. They do work brilliantly as eyeshadows, and I love the fact that they don't budge one bit ♥♥

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  10. Totally gorgeous. I love Eye of Horus - if you haven't already checked it out, I highly recommend the mascara! xx

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    1. Jasmine my dear, thanks SO much for the tip! Always delighted to get a terrific recommendation from someone experienced, and totally in the know - bless you ♥♥♥

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    2. Another one who can vouch for the mascara - it makes my already long lashes stand out even more and the best part is my lashes don't feel dry by the end of the day/night, unlike some mascaras. I'm not sure if it'll do the same for girls with shorer lashes, but I know mine end up around my eyebrows when I have this on haha.

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    3. Wowee Shell what awesome feedback - ok, I'm convinced!

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  11. Gorgeous colours! I love seeing all these great brands you guys have down-under! xo

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    1. Likewise my dear - thank goodness there are so many choices, regardless of what part of the world us gals live in ♥

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  12. Another beautiful Post Kat! What a wonderful set of pencils. I own a liquid gold liner by EOH, gifted at a recent Bloggers United Australia event which is gorgeous , but I own none of the pencils. I have heard nothing but great things about this brand, and you have enticed me to look at it closer. thank you x

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    1. Thanks so much Barbe! I ordered 3 more of these pencils and they're just as wonderful - the Scarab Sapphire in particular is amazing, a deep dark blue, just beautiful. I'll be creating some EOTD's with them all this week - can't recommend highly enough ♥

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  13. I wouldn't have thought of using a liner pencil as eye shadow - you're always thinking outside the box, Kat. The intensity is amazing & the lapis & emerald eye look just amazing (& mermaid). I'm a liquid liner type, but I've recently gotten into gels too. I like the liners with a brush applicator. I've always been wary of pencils in the eye area. I love Aussie products, great review Kat! :)

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    1. Lol neurotic I'll try just about anything on my eyes - not always a success, but I figured if these last so well they'd be brilliant, and that's certainly the case. These pencils won't irritate one little bit hon ♥

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