Got myself more THREE flash performance liners - thanks to Farahdean who went to Japan recently, and she very very kindly helped with the purchase. :)
These pencils are just like the best of the best as far as eyeliners are concerned - they don't budge at all when set - and they have the most beautiful shimmer bits, and the base is just super creamy and pigmented. They are like a more refined version of the Smoody pencils, and I feel even more smudge-proof.
Each of these pencils retails for about SGD$45...expensive, yes, but it is not like I will be using them up anytime soon.
SWATCHES of all the colors can be found here (click click click)
Here are some close ups of the pencils -
It comes with a sponge tip smudger - it's angled, and quite sharp, great for you to smear the liner before they set and stick. The way it is angled is not like the usual one, it is way more tapered, so you can 'smudge' a more precise line.
They look a little nondescript like this...but wait til you see the swatches - it's like WOWZA!
05 Eye Rock: A black with fine gold, blue, red and green flecks.
04 Eye Belong: A cool-toned purple-y blue with pink, silver and blue flecks.
02 Eye Believe: A taupe with some mauve and micro silver flecks.
Some close ups on my hands -I have used them a few times, no problem with smudging, and no fall out, and they last the whole day.
Just see how the shimmery bits show up, even without flash photography!
I also have 07 (Eye Doll: olive khaki with micro gold and pink shimmer bits), so here's a collective swatch.
Close up again - that black is just AWESOME!
I would use 04 and 05 for lining upper eye lids, and 02 and 07 are fabulous for defining your lower lash line.
I rubbed across the swatches with my fingertips, and invited my sister to do the same. Together we probably rubbed back and forth 10 times? And look how the shimmer bits barely moved, and the base color still remains as strong. This is after the swatches have set, and they really stay on very well. I was able to remove them easily enough with Bioderma and/or oil makeup remover.
If you have the chance, definitely check these out!
They are not highly raved by so many people for nothing!
Hope this entry is useful, and thanks for looking!