Saturday, 19 October 2013

Etude House Bling in the Sea - Proof 10 Auto Pencil (pencil eyeliner) review

Dear Beauty Diary,
I haven't posted for quite some time... Anyway, here I have a review on the Etude House Bling in the Sea Proof 10 Auto Pencil. Bling in the Sea is a limited edition summer line, while Proof 10 Auto Pencil is the name of the pencil eyeliners. Etude House has about 5 of these pencil liners that are permanent, but Bling in the Sea has 2 limited edition pencil liners.

Permanent line of pencil eyeliners

Bling in the Sea limited edition line of pencil eyeliners

They are pretty expensive for a pencil liner, each costs $12.90 (USD $10.41) from the Etude House stores. There are a shades of soft black, grey, dark brown, medium brown and dark purple. Bling in the Sea contains a midnight blue and a deep brown. Some of these shades have glitters in them.

Packaging wise, the eyeliner looks like a cute pen. It has 0.3g worth of product, which I feel is very little. Here's the product description:
Proof 10's waterproof eye pencil supplies clean, intense definition for a long lasting, perfect 10 smoky eye look. Comes with sharpener for fine line application.

The eyeliner I got is in BR403. Here's a little swatch of it. It has fine glitters of gold and pink in it.

This eyeliner is very creamy, I only needed 2 strokes of it on my hand to get it this pigmented. However, it is not pigmented on the eyelids. I need lots and lots of strokes on my lids for the colour to show up. Not very good here, since there is a higher tendency to make mistakes with so many strokes. However, its even tougher to use this eyeliner on the waterline. It requires so many strokes, and this is dangerous, as you may poke your eye or cause irritations to your eyes.

There's a sharpener included at the bottom of the pencil, but I have never used it. This is because the eyeliner stick in the pen is very thin, so even if it is very blunt, the line created is still very thin. As you can see from my swatch, I did not sharpen the pencil, but the swatch is still a pretty fine line.

Most pencil liners always smudge everywhere, but the Proof 10 Auto Pencil does not smudge at all. It just stays throughout the whole day. Even after rubbing the swatch on my hand vigorously, the eyeliner did not fade a bit. Its waterproof too.

There's not much fragrance in this eyeliner either, it just smells a little like plastic. Overall, I think this eyeliner is overpriced. I had trouble with it too, since there was once when I applied too much pressure (because its so hard to get it pigmented on my lids), the tip broke off. There are many other better eyeliners out there. However, I feel that its very easy to use, just swipe it on (many times). It does not require the precision of a gel or liquid liner. Not much sharpening required too. And its also super waterproof, and stays put on your lids, which is pretty impressive for a pencil liner.

All right, that's all about this Proof 10 Auto Pencil. Tried it? Share your thoughts!

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