Stila is a brand I love and I have reviewed on my blog before, they have high quality products that have great colour payoff and lasting power. The only problem is that their products can be pricey and might not be affordable for people that are very young or those that just prefer to open their purses for stuff that doesn’t go on their face.
After a couple of duds I have finally found a spreadable, long lasting dupe for the lovely Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in the shade Damsel (a lovely rich brown PERFECT for brides).
So without much further adieu I give to you the Essence Extreme Lasting Eye Pencil in the shade 02 “but first, espresso”. This drug store product is a staple in both my professional makeup artist kit and my personal makeup bag. It glides on without tugging at the delicate skin around the eyes and smudges out beautifully with a small makeup brush, I always like to set my eyeliner pencil lines with a eyeshadow in the corresponding colour to help soften the line and keep the eyeliner in place and honestly when I do this the eyeliner stays put! For real it didn’t even budge when I had a particularly teary-eyed hay fever attack! It’s amazing! Removing the product is a breeze when you use a cleansing oil or balm and at pretty much half the price of the Stila product I think it really is worth a try.
You can get a Stila product here.
You can get the Essence product here.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post, let me know in the comment section down below what your favourite brand of eye pencil is.
Have a beautiful day.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the above mentioned products, all opinions are my own.