Prescriptives chose to call their new limited-edition Kohl Eye Pencil Blue Grotto ($18.50), but I can think of a few other names that would have suited it quite nicely, like Kohl Pencil So Fabulous, Better than Revenge On Your Ex or Beeyotch, Step Away From My Blue Eye Kohl!
If I’d worked with Prescriptives on the product naming committee, I might have just chosen to call it AWESOMENESS because it truly is one of the best liners I’ve used in months.
What sets Blue Grotto apart from most other pencils on the market? One word: smooOOoove. Applying color to delicate parts of the eye, like around the waterline, usually takes me a lot of effort. I end up having to run the pencil back and forth several times to deposit enough color, and then my eyes start watering and everything goes downhill from there. With Blue Grotto, though, there’s no tugging or the feeling of a hard pencil edge against my skin; just a soft, creamy formula that deposits rich color in just a few easy swipes.
And the color! Oh, the color… It reminds me of pictures of the Mediterranean, or a bottle of rich, dark blue ink. It’s a gorgeous blue and unlike any other in my current eye pencil collection.
The other thing I noticed was how it holds. On the waterline, the pencil’s long-wearing, water-resistant formula just lasts and lasts and lasts… The first swatch of the shade I did on the back of my hand was still visible after two days, during which time I showered twice. It finally came off with Lancome Bi-Facil makeup remover, whew!
This past Saturday I wore Blue Grotto on my eyelid (the upper lash line). I drew a line, smudged it a bit with a MAC 219 pencil brush and then braved the heatwave to run some errands. After a full day of running around covered in sweat (it was HOT, yo), the liner still looked just as perfectly smudgy as it did when I left the house (Sidenote: Did you know the average person sweats about four cups of water per day?).
Blue Grotto doesn’t make my eyes water or sting, either; another big plus, especially during allergy season when my eyes are extra-sensitive.
Prescriptives Kohl Eye Pencil in Blue Grotto
Use: To line the eyelid or the waterline
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
That’s Blue Grotto on the waterline!
For now there are only two limited edition colors — Blue Grotto and Purple Rain — in the Urban Heat ’08 summer collection, so if you think you might like to give either one a try, you might want to pick it up soon. I really hope in the future Prescriptives adds a few basic shades like black and brown and makes the Kohl Eye Pencils a permanent part of their color collection. Even though the pencils are a little pricey, their color and staying power make them worth every penny.
For a closer look, head over to your favorite Prescriptives counter or the Prescriptives website.
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I’m having a pretty darn good day so far, despite having to wake up at the crack of dawn to make a phone call. Who’s ready for an afternoon coffee break?
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