There is one product that i always have more than a few of on the go at ALL times, a black eye pencil is something i have had as a staple in my makeup bag since I was about thirteen lol. I have spent a fortune over the years trying to find THE blackest pencil, thats long lasting, strong colour and most importantly suitable for sensitive eyes (which i suffer from). Till now, the best black pencil I have ever come across was a black Kajal pencil from Lancome, it was a limited edition from summer 2008. It was the blackest pencil I have ever come across, gave fantastic dark definition and was so easy to blend.
Since then i have spent a small fortune trying to find a pencil as good as it, but failed. Until, I read about this pencil on http://www.simonelovesmakeup.com/, she had done a review on the new Bourjois Ballerina collection, and i read about this in it. My thoughts were hmmmm this sounds very interesting, but will this just be another failed attempt to find my perfect eyeliner. So, yesterday, off I went to my local pharmacy to make my purchase. The collection is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous soft greys and pinks, a really pretty collection that I will be making more purchases from. I instantly picked up the pencil and brought it to the counter, and for those of you thinking of buying, there is currently €1.50 off every item in the whole Ballerina collection. My eyeliner was a bargain at €6.49.
Once home, i had to do a swatch test and compare it to the Lancome ltd edition Kajal Pencil.
(Excuse the swollen pregnancy hands lol)
As you can see from the picture, the Bourjois pencil is darker and a lot softer looking compared to the Lancome. The Bourjois pencil glides on so easily and has such a strong colour definition to it. I am so impressed with this pencil, it also has a really good blending brush on the end of it. The brush is a nice strongly tapered brush (but the hair is nice and soft), perfect for blending pencil. I wore the pencil today on my upper and lower waterline, and blended below my lower lashes, and I was really impressed with the lasting ability of it, only had to top up my lower waterline at about 1pm (it had been on since 9am).
Really recommend this to anyone who is on the search for a nice dark black pencil, that will give the perfect dark definition for any look you want to achieve!!!!!