Thursday, September 6, 2012

AMW Reviews: Penshoppe Mirage Aqualiner Pencils

Happy Thursday AMW friends!  First of all, I want to thank everyone for the well wishes.  Mr. AMW, myself and li'l AMW are grateful to have cyber friends like you!  I do feel the love and support although I haven't met most of you! :)

Now, let's get back to beauty talk for now so it'll take me away from all the nausea even for a bit! :)

Colored pencils have always been a not-so-secret of mine to create a "full made-up" look without the effort.  On days I'm in a hurry and I don't have time to blend, well, especially these past few days that I'm too lazy to do anything on my eyes, I prefer to pick a nice colored eye pencil and line it either on the upper lash line or lower lash line for an instant pop!  And it works!

When Penshoppe came up with their inexpensive line of makeup, my heart fluttered when I got all 3 Mirage Aqualiner Pencils to test!  These reminded me so much of my favorite NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils.



Celeste (White)

Nymph (Teal)

 Royale (Purple)
Penshoppe says ---
Mirage Aqualiner Pencil, a handy and easy-to-apply eyeliner pencil, has the perfect smooth glide to color the lash lines all the way. With three lively variants to choose from—Celeste (white), Nymph (teal) and Royale (purple)— Mirage Aqualiner Pencil promises an eye-popping look to highlight the most striking area of your face.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Pencil, easy to bring anywhere for touch-ups.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Color pay-off is good.
  • Can be used as eyeshadow base or eyeliner.  The Celeste (white) shade can be used as highlighter.
Cons
  • Smudges especially on oily-lidded individuals.
  • You have to find the right size of sharpener to be able to sharpen these pencils.
Overall
Good pigmentation.  Inexpensive.  Needs primer to prevent smudging.

Tips
  • Use an eye primer prior to usage to prevent aqualiners from smudging or transferring.
  • Feel free to use them as eyeshadow base to make the eyeshadow appear more vibrant.
  • Sharpen the aqualiner  every now and then if you want to create a defined line.
  • If the pencils hardened and felt rough on your sensitive lids, blow-dry the tip of the pencil for 3-5 seconds, wait for a couple of seconds for the pencil to cool then apply on lids as usual.  The pencil will be creamier and less tugging is needed.
Will I repurchase?
No, these 3 shades are enough, not unless they come up with more shades!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who loves colored eye pencils and are on the budget!

Where to purchase and how much?
At Penshoppe stores for Php149.00 (approx $3.50) per piece.

Photos

Product Swatch 
top to bottom: White, Teal and Purple

I used all 3 pencils on my eyes for a simple yet vibrant look.
Celeste (white) was used to highlight the browbone and inner corner of my eye.
Nymph  (teal) was used on my lower lashline but I made sure to apply my favorite Urban Decay Primer Potion on the area to prevent smudging.  Teal or anything bluish-green has always been my to-go-to shade to apply on my lower lashline for an instant pop without much eyeshadow.
Royale (purple) was used to apply on my inner crease area and I tapped a bit of a similar shadow shade to "set" the pencil.  Again, an eyeshadow primer was used to make this overall look to prevent smudging and transferring.

Which among the 3 Mirage Aqualiner Pencils caught your attention?
I would definitely go for Celeste (white) as it can be used as a nice highlighting tool!


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(Product sent for PR purposes.  Reviews 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

18 comments:

  1. Wow! I love the look! :D Very fresh!

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    1. Thanks sis, I usually wouldn't go all out but just to show everyone how nice all 3 looks :D

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  2. I love all the colors but I would go for Celeste too since it will be the most useful :)

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    1. I agree, I would always love to go back to basic colors!

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  3. oh! the teal one looks soooo pretty!

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  4. by the name Aqualiner, thought they're like waterproof-no smudge liners! ;))

    thanks Nikki!

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    1. well, they're better than other liners but for very oily lidded individuals, I am sure most liners would smudge a bit :)

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  5. Inspiring me to try colored eyeliners as I am more of the black/brown eyeliner wearer :) thanks!

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    1. Im the same, I'm a black/brown eyeliner wearer too! :) But try this! On lazy days, it gives a lovely pop of color!

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  6. I want the purple one! :D >.< Must have confidence to pull this off, though. I'm a makeup noob. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The purple one? I'm sure you can pull it off! It's not the drastic type of purple! i'm sure it'll look great on you!

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  7. Hi Nikki. I have the Celeste but I can't seem to find a sharpener which I could use for it. May I know where you got yours? Thanks.

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    1. I have a sharpener which was an old one from US pa :( My suggestion, try to ask someone who's good at using "cutter" in sharpening pencils! Have someone help you sharpen it for now. I will look around bookstores and see if merong ganyang size! Worst, get the biggest size and it'll still fit :D

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  8. Celeste would be my pick! It's great for the waterline or simply highlighting some eye areas ^^

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