Sally Hansen Carmindy Forever Stay Eye Pencils Pack Marathon Staying Power

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sally hansen natural beauty inspired by carmindy forever stay eye pencil blue indigo

Blue Indigo and Prune… Nope, I’m not referring to the names of failed superheroes, yet just like comic book characters, these two Sally Hansen Forever Stay Eye Pencils ($8) are superhumanly blessed.


Blue Indigo (a matte emerald blue) and Prune (a matte violet) pack marathon staying power and seriously intense color. With rich jewel-toned colors and a durable waterproof formula, they’re powerful drugstore seducers.

You know how some liners creep onto your lid after a few hours? So not the case with Forever Stay. Once applied, it stays put from dawn to dusk with nary a smudge.

The other day, I applied Blue Indigo in the morning before heading to school. I only had a minute to manipulate and smudge the color in place, but that was enough. The liner was on like Donkey Kong.

Later that day after school I sweated through an hour-long power yoga DVD (Tabs gets up in my mix whenever I downward dog, ha), and Blue Indigo still refused to smear or fade.

sally hansen natural beauty inspired by carmindy forever stay eye pencil prune

Before I removed my makeup that night, I estimated that roughly 80% of the color remained in place. It was still going strong along my lash line. Although it had just barely begun to fade along my waterline, Blue Indigo definitely lasted longer than the average pencil liner.

Beyond its awesome staying power, Forever Stay glides across skin like skates on fresh ice. Shoot, these liners might be even smoother than Hugh Jackman in a tuxedo — and that’s smooooooth, people! πŸ™‚

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Forever Stay Eye Pencils

Price: $8
Use: A budget waterproof liner with superhuman durability and color
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Forever Stay Eye Pencils are still the new kids on the “Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy” block, so color selection remains limited for now, but there are a few more shades to go with the ones above — like Deep Jade, Deep Black and Chocolate Brown.

Forever your girl

This post got me thinking about songs with the word “forever” in the title.

I just totally rocked out to Paula Abdul’s, Forever Your Girl


LOL! I can’t believe this song still kinda moves me.

Anyway, I’m so glad it’s Friday! I have a lunch date with a friend in San Francisco. Hopefully the weather cooperates so I can take some quick pictures around Union Square.

How are things in your neck of the woods? Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. YadiQ says:

    i am going hunting tonight!! ( again ) for these

    they look so cool i really want them !! the countdown is on! i leave for jamaica , ocho rios on friday at 6 am est πŸ˜€

    too bad its just a weekend getaway i plan on rocking some serious color for the tropics my UD deluxe shadow palette is def coming with me and my chanel mystic eyes. i plan on rocking an orange and green mani all nails a nice deep metallic orange (i forget the name its a color from zoya) and my ring finger nail is a metallic spring green called tangy ( zoya too) fun right! i need a break from winter though its pretty spring feeling out here in ny

    HAPPY FRIDAY – i am going out to dinner with one of my best friends tonight BENIHANAS! woo hoo! i am also planning to treat myself to a few makeup treats to celebrate another full week of workouts !

  2. charlene says:

    omg! i need this!! thanks for this Karen!

  3. Elle says:

    These colors look awesome on you! I can’t wait to try these out! I always stick to my MAC liners but I’m really curious to see if these have better staying power on me.

    Happy Friday to you too, Karen! Tonight’s sushi night with my peeps. πŸ™‚ Also, random thing about that Paula Abdul video–I used to have the biggest crush on Elijah Wood and remember reading in those cheesy teen magazines that the “Forever your girl” video was his first “Hollywood” gig. Hah!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elle,

      Oh yah, there’s a wonderful world of liners out there. For some things I’m hard core MAC (like the Fluidlines), but for pencils and stuff I like to explore. πŸ™‚

      Sushi sounds delish! Are you a rolls kinda girl, or do you like the plain fish slices (the name escapes me right now).

      And hello, I didn’t know that was Elijah Wood! LOLOL, I’ve only seen that video a billion times! Elle + Elijah 4 eva!

  4. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    A weekend getaway is better than nothing! I am really excited for you. I bet you and your sweetie will have a ton of relaxing fun.

    Your mani sounds really cute! I never thought to mix up fun shades like that so I am gonna try it — maybe with yellow and purple from last year’s Essie summer collection. I can do yellow on all the nails and purple on the ring finger. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Have lots of good fun with your friend tonight at Benihanas. Oh! And what treats do you think you might celebrate with?

  5. Karen B says:

    That blue looks so fab on you dear. Really.
    I had a good day. I worked a lot at the school’s library so that’s good. And tonight I’m going to a fancy dress party as Pippi Longstocking πŸ™‚

  6. I love both of those and SO need an eyeliner that stays. While I love MAC and Urban Decay 24/7 liners, they do not necessarily stay in place all day (especially MAC Kohl ones). Did you try them on the waterline?

    Have a great time at Union Square, it’s a beautiful day in SF!

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..Color Club Femme Fatale Spring 2009

  7. Elle says:

    Hey Karen!

    Yeah, I’ve been using the MAC pencils for a long time (and just got into the Technakohls thanks to you!) but it’s definitely time to try something new.

    I’m totally a rolls girl, but I like sashimi too! I think the rolls kinda look cooler though. Superficial, yes, but true, so I think they’re more fun to eat. πŸ™‚

    Hahaha! He’s such a cute little kid in that video! God, I know I still have my embarassing stash of posters somewhere, and who knows how much random info I have about him cluttering my brain…LOL!

  8. Stephie says:

    Thanks for much for reviewing these. I’ve been wanting a blue eyeliner πŸ™‚ I will definitely have to pick them up once Lent is over. Haha. I gave up buying beauty related things…

    Hope you have a great weekend too Karen! As for me it’s study study study AND memorize my songs for class on Tuesday :/

  9. cloudburst says:

    Both of those look great – especially the indigo! For some reason I can’t get enought of indigo liners.

  10. p. potter says:

    Have fun in Union Square…but bundle up cause San Fran can be hella cold as you know.

    I love that blue indigo on you!

    p. potter´s last blog post..NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Caravaggio

  11. tanya says:

    Oh I love the color AND the fact that it has serious staying power. Usually it’s never both. Thanks for the review!

  12. YadiQ says:

    hmm i am thinking for my makeup treats some nars hula hula, some urban decay big fatty in purple ( i got my smashbox and it looked totally black πŸ™ its going back to cali lol) and the clarins shadow palette you posted the other day

    in general i think smashbox online isnt very efficient i returned muse shadow palette and got a quad in electric, a set of eyelights shadows and the mascara
    they botched my order and send me photo finish primer

    i did however discover the muse shadows were just not pigmented and the texture was funky – their regular shadows rock ! i love the electric palette you should check it out its on sale in their site

    my sister and i have been rocking the 2 color thing now for a while and we have been getting a lot of comments from girls liking it

    maybe it will become a trend! lol i will send a pic when i do it!

  13. Amanda says:

    ooh-sounds like there is finally a drugstore option/dupe of urban decay’s 24/7 liners. I need to see the deep jade color! that blue is so vibrant-it looks fantastic on you.

  14. Stephie says:

    Hi Karen,

    Yes I am taking a voice class for fun this semester. I am a soprano so we complement each other πŸ˜› It’s amazing all the things about the voice I have learned so far, from [actually effective] exercises and the bodily functions behind it. I have to perform my memorized folk song in front of the class for the grade. πŸ˜›

    Btw, I forgot to ask earlier. Do you think these pencils glide on as easily as MAC eye khol in smolder?

  15. Shawna says:

    Oooh! These are great! I think I will have to look for the prune color this weekend. I love all your tips! Thanks!

  16. Catherine says:

    Oh that blue is gorgeous! Yay for the wear time too. I’m definitely going hunting for these soon. I *need* a liner that will last on me all day.

  17. Anastasia says:

    I’m soooo loving that Prune. I think I’ll be snapping this up today if I can find it.

    Love the “Forever Your Girl” flashback – thanks for the memories of a great song!

  18. Bisi says:

    Oh I want these! I haven’t been able to find this line in any local drugstores. That makes me VERY sad after reading your review. I’ll keep hunting!

  19. Susan Epperson says:

    Karen!! I so enjoy your blog. I’ve never been much of a “girly girl,” but makeup is so much FUN!! Then again, so is that Paula Abdul video.

    I’ve been eyeing the Carmindy line. Good to know that it’s worthwhile. And, I’m super-intrigued about the Aveeno hair care.

    Keep up the great work! (Oh…and let us know about that obituary assignment. My hubby wrote a perfect one for my father’s passing last spring. It’s not easy to do, but it doesn’t have to be dull and boring.)

  20. Arianne says:

    Work that blue liner, girl! Looks really good. πŸ™‚

  21. Hollie says:

    Hey Karen: OMG! I must get my hands on one of these pencils. Where oh where did you get them? Where might I find them

  22. Michelle says:

    Wow that blue is gorgeous! I’m having a girls night out w/my mom tomorrow. We’re going to the dance theater. Some dance troop from NY will be performing and there’s a dessert reception before the show. There’s also a circus in town so maybe we’ll go check it out. Hope your lunch date went well, have a great weekend!

  23. savannah says:

    I’ve searched high and low for these eyeliner pencils and can’t find them anywhere, not even on the website for the products! Where are they! πŸ™ I need that blue! πŸ™‚

  24. Candice says:

    Those colors are fabulous! I will have to pick these up.

  25. Heidi says:

    I LOVE the plum eyeliner on you! It makes your brown eyes pop and goes really well with your skin tone. A+++++ is more appropriate.

  26. Nadrah says:

    I’m so drooling over blue indigo! Thanks for the review!

  27. heyhey says:

    (shamedfaced)Okay, I’m late to the party, as I just found your blog via bellasugar. Ways, awesome to see a chica repping the beauty scene for The Bay, and more post-specific, I am in LOVE with plum. That used to be my signature color back in the day (and I think it’s fab my skinone, which is like yours). Also, glad to hear about the staying power, because purple melting off your eyes by day’s end? Not the business.

    Now off to bookmark your blog.

  28. Stacy says:

    I am always looking for a good stay put liner. Urban Decay has recently come out with a new line of smudge proof liners… but they are difficult to get off even with a good eye makeup remover. How did you find these came off when you took your makeup off at the end of the day?

  29. Ana says:

    Hi! I live in the Bay Area too and am dying to try Carmindy (especially the foundation). I live in the East Bay. Do you know if the line is easier to find in Rite Aid or Long’s?

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  30. Justina says:

    I’m so happy I read this post. I picked the plum one up yesterday from rite aid and wore it today. It really did stay until the end of the day, and went on really creamy. I’m going back for more!

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