Who doesn’t love a smokey eye? But I sometimes just don’t have time to sit and blend out several shades of eye shadow to create it. So, when I am pushed for time, I just reach for a pencil and blend until it is sultry enough for my liking.
When it comes to eyeliner pencils, a lot of people who use them tend to just apply them in their waterline and along their lash line to enhance their eyes. But you can apply eye pencil all over the lid and then use a fluffy eye shadow brush – or even your finger – to smudge out the pencil to give you a smokey effect. When I do this, it takes just a couple of minutes to do so, then I go back in with the pencil and add more over the lid to really deepen the tone. This little trick has really saved me so much time when I am in a rush for work or an event.
I already have several different kinds of eye pencil, in different colours and textures – mostly Kohl – so I was intrigued to try out these gel eyeliner pencils from Esqido.
The pigmentation is really strong and glides on to the skin and waterline with ease. The formula is rich and creamy, allowing you time to blend the gel pencil before it sets. It feels comfortable on the lid, and doesn’t dry out. I have a natural deep crease on my eyelid, so the product tends to gather and sit in the crease – but only after a few hours of wear. To avoid this happening, just set the eyes with a little powder. I personally don’t tend to do this because I like my lids to have a little shine on them from the natural oils on my lid.
This liner has some staying power, which is perfect. So, when removing the product at the end of the day, I personally recommend using an oil based eye makeup remover or a warm damp muslin cloth. Be gentle, as the skin around your eyes is thin and can be easily irritated.
Esqido have launched this gel liner in two shades – black and brown. Black liner used to be my go-to choice, but now I actually prefer brown liners, the tone of this particular brown liner is really warm and enhances the colour of my green eyes. So it is perfect for me.
I first discovered Esqido because they have created some amazing lashes and now they have these beautiful gel eyeliners to play with too. I remember when I was chosing my perfect pair of Esqido lashes, theat there was a quiz for you to do to discover which lashes are made for you. You can read more about that experience [here]. I really recommend you taking the quiz too and discover something new for yourself.
Have your tried Esqido yet? If so, what are your favourite products?
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