My review of these crayons is way WAY overdue. I've been using (and loving) them for around six weeks, but something else has always leapt to the forefront in my blogging schedule. I have three of them - only one is labelled and that's the dark blue one, Around Midnight. But I looked up the others on the essence website - the teal is called Blue Lagoon, and the green is Urban Jungle...
They're the propelling type, which isn't my preference (I like my eye liners sharp!), but they do have other major merits - they are certainly waterproof, I mean, nothing will remove these suckers except waterproof makeup remover! This is an ABSOLUTE bonus for me - my eyes water at the drop of a hat, and it's a rare thing for me to find a liner that stays exactly where I place it (and with no shadow pressed over the top), so these score 10/10 for staying power...
Secondly the pigmentation is magnificent - bold and dense, and the colours are quite magical. So without further ado, here are the swatches...
In each case, the pic on the left is as drawn with a single stroke, and the one on the right is after taking a few photos, and then rubbing it around 10 times with my fingers. You'll see that with the exception of Blue Lagoon (which smeared and faded a wee bit), the only part that has smudged is where there was a little bit of extra pigment from my crummy drawing that hadn't quite set. You'll also note that my heart shapes improved as the swatching session progressed ha ha!
In summary they're all pretty stunning for $4.70 each, and although the teal isn't quite as potent or smudgeproof as the green and the deep blue, it still stayed put for the whole day. I do have one BIG word of warning though - do not, I repeat, DO NOT use these on your waterline. They clump into big globs that then start floating around in your eyeball - not pleasant at all!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY LOVELIES!
Take care of you,