Name: Precision Eye Pencil in Purple
From Kiko’s website:
High-control pencil. Firm and precise lines also inside the eye. Easy to apply. Defined and precise lines for a perfect hold.
What I liked:
– easy to apply, no tugging
– can be used on the waterline as well
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– tip is a bit hard
– doesn’t last long on the waterline
I’m always looking for an inexpensive colored eyeliner that can be used on the waterline as well as the lid so when I stumbled onto the Precision Eye Pencil line from Kiko I just had to try one. The color range includes only six basic colors: black, white, brown, purple, green and blue. I decided to purchase the purple one and here are my thoughts about it.
Just one coat gives a defined and opaque line, but the shade is quite soft which is very wearable for the daytime and makes it perfect even for those that are scared of colors. But if like me, you want a more intense color, then just apply another layer. Also, getting a precise line is very easy, which surprised me as the tip of the pencil is quite hard. I thought that because of that, it would tug at the skin or something, but instead application went very smoothly.
Despite not being waterproof, the pencil lasts about 10/11 hours on my lids without smudging nor disappearing even if I don’t use a primer. Granted, my lids aren’t very oily so you might experience different results. Still, I’d recommend wearing a primer underneath anyway. On my waterline, instead, it was a completely different story as it disappeared from there pretty soon. I don’t have particularly watery eyes either but then most eyeliners don’t last long on my waterline, so even if I’m a bit disappointed, I still think this is a really good pencil.
Available at: Kikocosmetics.com
Overall, Kiko Precision Eye Pencil in Purple is a pigmented eyeliner that provide an opaque but soft line of color in one swipe, but can be built up for more intensity. The point is quite hard but still the pencil glides on smoothly without tugging. And while it lasts most of the day on the upper lashline, it fades fast from the waterline.