Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Annabelle Stay Sharp Self Sharpening Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Go Black

Annabelle's Stay Sharp Self Sharpening Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Go Black* ($9.95 CAD) is a new drugstore eyeliner that lets you leave the sharpener at home! This packaging is pretty much identical to that of Smashbox's Always Sharp Liners, but at a more affordable price point.

Annabelle Stay Sharp Self Sharpening Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Go Black

"Stop looking, you have just found the sharpest tool in the shed! Annabelle® Cosmetics proudly introduces the very first to mass market self-sharpening liners with the NEW Stay Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner. Annabelle®’s truly innovative concept will keep beautistas on point and sharpeners away." - Annabelle

Annabelle Stay Sharp Self Sharpening Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Go Black

I've been trying out the shade Go Black, which is a true black colour. To use, you twist off the cap, and the pencil is sharpened. There is a sharpener inside of the cap that keeps the tip sharp at all times, pretty genius if you ask me! If you end up breaking the tip, Annabelle has shared some great tips with me to ensure that you're always left with a sharp tip!

"Make sure to always close the cap all the way. You should hear a click. If the point has been flattened out, simply twist all the way, take out the pencil, twist the cap back on until you hear that click again and repeat 2-3 times until your pencil is sharpened perfectly."

Jasmine from The Happy Sloths also let me know that "you can get more pencil to dispense if you just pull down on the barrel that's right next to the lead (like the black part that's immediately surrounding the lead part)". Thanks Jasmine!!

Annabelle Stay Sharp Self Sharpening Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Go Black

Go Black is a soft black colour, and I do wish that it was a bit more pigmented. If you normally find that black looks a bit too harsh on your eyes, then you might like this pencil. I do find that the tip of this pencil is a bit too short to get a crisp winged tip, but it is good for drawing a basic line across the lash line. On my eyes, this liner lasts for about 8 hours before fading. However, if you touch or rub at your eyes at all, this liner will smudge. So I don't necessarily agree with the waterproof claims, and this might not be the best formula for those with oily lids. 

Annabelle Stay Sharp Self Sharpening Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Go Black

Overall, the packaging of this liner is very smart - I love not having to sharpen my pencil! But, the formula smudges fairly easily, and I'm not able to get a precise winged tip. If you love Smashbox's Always Sharp liners, then I think that Annabelle's versions are a nice drugstore alternative. But for myself, I might just stick with my jet black liquid liners! Have you tried out Annabelle's new Stay Sharp liners yet? 

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6 comments:

  1. I love this type of packaging, soooo smart!

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  2. Oh hey hey hey! You can get more pencil to dispense if you just pull down on the barrel thats right next to the lead (like the black part that's immediately surrounding the lead part). Try it!

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    1. Thanks Jasmine!! Just updated my post with your tip! :)

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  3. I really like your eyeshadow in that photo, such a pretty champagne colour :) I love this liner, it stayed put well on me but then again and I don't have oily lids. I like that it's soft so it applied without tugging!

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    1. Thanks Megan! I love that it doesn't tug at my lids too! :)

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