Saturday, January 8, 2011

Review: Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen + Giveaway

Back when Eyeko was having their grab bag specials, I made some orders and let's just say I now have quite a few of these graffiti eyeliner pens. Anyhow, I figured I'd test them out as they have been quite popular all over the blog world (and give away the extras).
The Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner pens come in 3 different colors: black, navy ∓ purple and retail for $8 a piece. However, they often have special deals where you can grab their products to up to 50%. I am going to be reviewing the purple one but I gather as they are the same packaging, they will all perform about the same (other than intensity of pigment I suppose).
The pen features a pretty firm nib (only the very tip of it has a little give when applying the product). Sorry mine is dirty as it's been used!

The purple color itself is not too bright and fairly neutral as purples go. It definitely stops from being too red or plummy. You may be able to see with my swatch "art" that the pigment varies depending on the pressure put on the pen and it can sometimes go on a bit patchy. It's not horrible but it's not super opaque on the first swipe.
However, as longevity is concerned, the Eyeko Graffiti Pen excels. This was after rubbing vigorously with eye makeup remover. It didn't budge rubbing it with a slightly wet paper towel (so I didn't even bother taking a picture as it looked exactly as after I did my little drawing.

My only qualm with this product is the fact that the pen is very firm and does not allow give as you line along your eye. I find pens or eyeliners that give a little make drawing a wing a whole lot easier. The Eyeko pen did skip trying to wing out my liner and I had to fix it with some eye makeup remover. I also have an easier time applying liner with the pencil or pen at almost a horizontal and doing that with this one just applying too much product as you can't apply a thin liner at an angle (I hope that makes sense!).
Anyway, I still managed to get a nice eyeline and wing without too much hassle but if you are just starting out with winging your liner, you might want to use a slightly more flexible pen or brush. Notice that it is not super bright though admittedly I used a very thin line and drew it very close to the lashline.

Ok and now I have managed to acquire 3 more of the purple shade so I am giving them away. Please enter only once using the form below. Comments will not be counted (though they are appreciated)!

You must be a follower
You must be over 18 or have parental permission
This giveaway will end January 29th
There will be 3 winners!
The giveaway is open worldwide.

Good luck. =)

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My ambassador code is E11926 and if you make a purchase over $15 you receive a free gift and I get a few dollars of commission.


SiSi Sparkles said...

Neat! Thanks for the giveaway dear :]

Shela said...

Eye see you finally picked something up from Eyeko. I've yet to order anything from them but I did consider getting an eyeliner so this really helps. Thanks for the review!

bhumika said... id went wrong in the form :(

Minte said...

Interesting. Thanks for the give-away =)

Dee said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

isea said...

i love that you're using a form for this giveaway. thanks for hosting! i'd been wanting to try their eyeliners. :)

ps. i'm following via GFC, btw

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