SPONSORED (BUT UNBIASED) EDITOR REVIEW
We've all been burned by melty, migrating eye makeup that's gone-in-a-second. It's a complete buzz-kill and not a good look—ever. After all, who has time for constant touch-ups despite the threat of impending-racoony-eye-doom? But let me tell you beauty buffs, the hunt for a stay-put long-lasting eye pencil ends here, thanks to Mirenesse Inside Out 27Hr Eye Kohl. This ground-breaking, all-in-one makeup tool offers the kind of waterproof longevity and colour payoff beyond any liner I've ever experienced.
When I was first given the 5 metallic hues to play around with, I was skeptical. 27 hour colour hold? Puh-lease. But after applying the kohl to the back of my hand to see which colour I'd trial first (see pic above), I was dumbfounded to discover that the pigment just would not budge. It quite literally took me minutes and minutes of scrub-scrub-scrubbing to wipe it away. I was incredulous, but nonetheless super excited and impressed over the non-slippage powers of this miraculous tool. So far, so good.
Now it was my birthday over the weekend (yup, getting old!) and in preparation, I played around with these Mirenesse pencils, adding some swooshes, slashes and stripes to my peepers before deciding on a flash of purple under my lower lashline to complement my turquoise frock (turquoise and purple? It works okay!). I loved how smooth and creamy the pencil felt on my skin and how only a teensy bit of product could make my eyes absolutely pop! The formula itself was as equally impressive as it could be smudged into a smoky look but once set, it stayed. By the end of the night (and 1000 bevvies later), the Mirenesse pencil had remained intact while the rest of my eye artwork had completely dissolved into one Courtney-Love-worthy mess. Doh!
The Verdict? Smudge proof, budge proof and smear free with a selection of gorgeous jewel-toned shades to choose from. Yep, these bad boys are clear winners, especially if you're an eyeliner rookie or a winged-tip-wearing-snob!
PRO TIP: Got small eyes? Make them bigger by creating a smoky wraparound. Want to elongate your eyes' width? Try drawing an exaggerated cat's eye. Works every time.
But wait... there's more!
DDG office girl Emma just couldn't keep her mitts off these pencils and created an eye-defining look (as pictured above) by using a white pencil to draw a line under and into the bottom lashline and then layering with the electric blue Mirenesse shade to create a brighter, aqua hue. This instantly brightened her peepers right up so they appeared larger and more striking. You can play it safe with black or go all out (like Emma did!) with bold blue or simply dazzle with gold, purple and brown. Start at the outer corner of the eyes and drag the line across. Try not to press the pencil down too heavily as this can make the eyes look heavy.
As a guide, blue eyes look fabulous matched with turquoise or bronze shades, brown eyes look incredible with aquas or blues and green eyes look smokin' hot with purples
What's the best long-lasting eye pencil you've tried? Tell us in the comments below!