While I’m starting to seriously enjoy experimenting with bolder lipstick colors, pop eyeliner still hasn’t quite caught up to me yet. Sure, I’ll try the occasional red and electric blue, but my absolute favorite is still black-brown. At the moment, the farthest I’ll go for everyday eyeliner is metallic. The gods must be listening, because Eye of Horus Scarab Sapphire Goddess Pencil fell into my lap! (Technically, it was shipped to me by Sabs of The Makeup Maven, because I won a leg of her blog’s Christmas raffle. Thanks again, Sabs!)
Quick Specs: 1.2 g / 0.042 oz ; made in Taiwan
An Australian brand, Eye of Horus is a company that specializes in eye makeup, specifically eyeliners, brow pencils, mascara, and eye makeup tools. Their products are available for purchase in the Philippines through Glamourbox and Pure Beauty. The product I’m reviewing today, Scarab Sapphire Goddess Pencil, is a soft eyeliner that can double as an eye shadow.
Five Things About Scarab Sapphire Goddess Pencil:
- The packaging is practical as it is pretty. Black and gold is a classy color scheme. Then there’s the dual-ended tips, one for the liner and another for a sponge-tip smudger. With differently colored lids, it won’t be difficult to figure out which end is which, though the two lids can’t be interchanged. (The black one has a smaller circumference.)
- Scarab Sapphire is a metallic navy blue with white shimmer pigments. It’s not so hard to pull off, since the blue is so dark that it’s almost blue-black.
- It’s one of the softer pencils I’ve tried, so it doesn’t feel like the lids are getting scraped while lining. As for using it as an eye shadow with the smudger, I’ll have to beg off. Smudging seems to kill the metallic factor that makes it so distinct to begin with.
- As a liner, it lasts the whole day as long as you set it properly. To do that, you have to apply one layer of the liner, set that with a little face powder, then add another layer over it. You’d be surprised how that little move makes a huge difference in the longevity of a liner. I know this is supposed to be waterproof and smudgeproof, but my monstrously oily lids smudge the crap out of this towards the end of the day without that makeup hack.
- This is the type of eye liner that requires sharpening. Eye of Horus also offers a covered sharpener in its list of products via Glamourbox for PHP 295.
Verdict: Eye of Horus specializes in metallic liners, so now I know where to get my fix. Their variety of colors allows for anything from a youthful pop to a more sophisticated definition. If you’re so over jet black, play around with the Goddess Pencils.
*I received the product free of charge, but the opinions I share here are purely my own.