Thursday, May 30, 2013

Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Waterproof Eye Pencil

One of my must have make up products that I always have on hand has to be eyeliner.  There are many days, especially during the summer time, where I choose to go with the whole no makeup route.  However, I never skip a bit of eyeliner.  A lot of people feel that way about their mascara, because it really helps bring out your eyes even with a bare face.  However, I am not a huge fan of mascara and try to really limit my usage of it (don't want to ruin my lashes by over curling them), so I choose to shape and bring out my eyes with a bit of eyeliner instead.

There are so many types of eyeliners on the market now.  But I tend to enjoy the old fashion eye pencil.  It gives a more natural look, making it appropriate for the day time.  However, finding the perfect eye pencil is quite difficult, especially when your lids are as oily as mine.  There are many eye pencils that market themselves as being waterproof and smudge-proof, however I find that many of them still don't hold up as well on my eyes.  There's nothing as unattractive as having raccoon-like under eyes and pencil smudged all over your lids.

But all of that has changed now, every since I've tried out the Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Waterproof Eye Pencil.  This khol like liner is the silkiest of liners that I have ever encountered with an ulta rich color.  You honestly have to use the very slightest touch during application because it provides the intensity of a liquid liner in pencil form.

The formula is incredibly rich, and the application smooth.  add the slightest of color onto your lash line and quickly smooth out with a brush or provided smudger for the desired look.  Work quickly though, because once you give it 10 seconds to set, it's not going anywhere.  You can skip setting the liner because it won't budge from it's spot until you use a make up remover.

My problem with many out eye pencils is that I find that the product tends to migrate down to my under eyes or smudge on my lids after a few hours (especially in the heat).  However, after taking a nap on a plane and spending hours on the beach with the Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Waterproof Eye Pencil on my lids and smoked out on my bottom lash line, my eye makeup looked as flawless as ever by the end of the day.

I have never been so impressed with an eye pencil.  And although the price for the Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Waterproof Eye Pencil is quite hefty for a pencil liner ($29 USD), every penny is worth it seeing how very little product you need per use. I've had this liner for about two month now and I haven't even gotten halfway through the pencil yet.  This has definitely turned into one of my cult products that I will always return to.



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