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Guest review by Gurpreet (Skin tone : Light, Skin type : Normal to Dry)

“Monday morning blues”, all of us have heard this many times and indicates the gloominess / laziness that one feels after the weekend while going back to work. However for me it has a different meaning. I prefer dressing up myself in blue every Monday and by default my eyes start searching for blue colored clothes in my wardrobe. A blue dress with a neatly done blue eyeliner sounds professional to me. To reach this perfect shade of blue eyeliner I had to cross the hurdle of purchasing 4 of them. This may sound absurd to you but a blue eyeliner for work should not be too tacky or loud, yet should convey the blue color on the eyelids. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil 06 Sapphire is one of those.

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Shade : Sapphire is a dark navy blue shade and does not have any shimmers in it. At first instance one would mistake it for black and hence it’s the safest color to be worn for any conservative environment.

Formula : It has a creamy matte texture which makes it easy to glide on the eyelids. The liner sets within seconds and one needs to be really quick with smudging if a soft smokey /smudged liner is the desired look. The liner feels light on eyelids. One needs to cap the pencil immediately post usage to prevent it from drying.

Application : The eye pencil is easy to apply on the eyelids and the water line if you are used to pencil eye liners. It is however not possible to get an extremely thin line as we get with liquid liners. However I have tried to get a considerably thin line by using an angled brush for application. The eye pencil can also be used all over the eyelids for a smokey eye effect.

Lasting power : The lasting power is commendable. It has stayed intact for more than 12 hours easily on well primed eyelids. There is no bleeding or feathering whatsoever. The color is completely removable with any decent eye makeup remover.

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Pros :

  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Long staying
  • Can be used on waterline
  • Beautiful navy blue shade
  • Good color pay off
  • Creamy texture easy to apply
  • Sets within seconds of application.

Cons :

  • Expensive
  • Needs to be sharpened

 

Verdict : A+

Price Rs. 1650 for 1.2 gm

RecommendationEstee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil Sapphire is a long lasting, beautiful navy blue colored eye pencil with a soft smudger. It has a creamy matte texture which is easy to apply and helps achieve defined as well as smokey looks in a jiffy.

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