Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Colorbar, Eyes, Product Reviews | Posted on 02-06-2012
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Today I’m reviewing Colorbar I-glide eye pencil in a gorgeous warm purple shade ~ Prunella.
Price : Rs 399 (used to be Rs 325 till a few weeks back)
Quantity : 1.1 g
What Colorbar says about the product :
Defines like a pencil and glides like liquid eyeliner. This effortlessly easy to use I-Glide Eye Pencil with its smooth formulation, gives your eyes rich colour in a single stroke and blends in easily after application. Lasts longer than 8 hours; does not feather or bleed.
My take on the product
The Colorbar I-Glide pencil comes in a silvered plastic packaging – sharpenable pencil form with a colored end to locating shades easily. I personally do not like the packaging so much- it looks a little tacky and is not always very easy to sharpen. I prefer wooden pencils (Like Bourjois ones) to the plastic ones. One of the major downsides of this packaging is that there is a lot of product wastage during sharpening.
The texture is very smooth and creamy but not to a point that it’ll break off on application. It is quite pigmented and Prunella glided smoothly on the lids giving true color in a single swipe.The downside of the creamy texture is that it breaks during sharpening some times and leads to a lot of product wastage! The formula is pretty much smudge proof and has excellent staying power. It stays on the lids till removed by an oil based remover. It does not transfer to the socket line even on oily lids. My mum has tried the shade Cocobar and nothing survives on her super oily lids but this one did!
Prunella is warm purple shade, more like an aubergine shade that looks great with neutral eye shadows. Its not a very intense or eye catching purple but it does have a soft pearl sheen to it. Its ideal for those who like a subtle hint of color on their eyes without drawing too much attention. I’m quite fond of purples in general so I like this shade especially paired with plummy neutral eye shadows like MAC Sable and Twinks.
I have smudged Prunella on the upper lash line in the following look :
The GOOD about Colorbar I-glide eye pencil Prunella :
- Pencil form – easy to apply, hygienic (can be sharpened)
- Creamy, soft texture – no tugging/pulling at the lids
- Well pigmented
- Does not transfer/smudge on the lids to socket line
- Stays put entire day till removed with oil based remover
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar I-glide eye pencil Prunella :
- Pencil is not always very smooth to sharpen
- Creamy texture leads to wastage during sharpening
- Not safe for waterline
- Price has been increased from Rs 325 to Rs 399, it is not longer one the more affordable pencil liners in the market!
See how it adds a soft hint of purple in an otherwise neutral look :
Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencils have a super creamy, smooth texture, excellent pigmentation and a smudgeproof finish that delivers all day wear with no fading or bleeding. The shade Prunella is a lovely warm purple /aubergine with a soft sheen that adds just a subtle hint of color to the eyes and looks great paired with neutral plum eye shadows. The only downside so far to this pencil was the difficulty and product wastage during sharpening but with the price increase to almost Rs 400, I think it has lost out on its strong position as a budget friendly product!
Rating : 4/5