I got this a couple of weeks ago by Maybelline and was quite curious. Let's look at it:
Here a swatch:
It's really fascinating, it doesn't dry when you apply it, only as soon as you smudge it out it dries. It did last incredibly well, on my hand..
Let's look at it applied. I used a lot of product, but it wouldn't get darker..
That said, I must say applying it was truly painful. I had to drag a lot and the smudger that's on the other side was really hard on the eye.
When you try it one your hand it is fine, but on the eye area it was really uncomfortable.. I wanted to stop, but I needed to find out how dark it would get. Well, the result you see above is four coats of shadow pencil..
I was really disappointed. To top it all off, it looked like that after a couple of hours:
Conclusion: Don't buy it.
I read that some were fine with it, so it's probably just me, but there are a billion different ways to get smokey eyes without hurting you eyes and getting a smudgy result.
It costs 9,99€ and is available at drugstores. I'm sorry Maybelline, you do great products, but this definitely isn't one of them.
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