It doesn’t look like the trend toward super-sized makeup is leaving the building any time soon, and generally, that’s fine by me (as long as prices don’t rise and the products still fit in my purse).
There’s also something to be said for the ability to spot these oversized products from half a mile away, like the jumbo tips attached to both ends of Estèe Lauder’s $24 Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Duo in White Sands/Molten Lava.
Dang, those things are huge!
Pure Color Gloss in Shimmering Mirage (top) and Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Duo in White Sands/Molten Lava (bottom)
Estèe Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Duo in White Sands/Molten Lava hails from the new Bronze Goddess Capri summer collection.
I’ve been applying eyeliner for years and have a good deal of experience under my belt, but I am still a little afraid of poking an eye out with these gargantuan things…
(NOTE: It doesn’t come with a sharpener, but there is one sold separately for $6.)
Molten Lava (left) and White Sands (right)
All kidding aside, these pencils do have some pretty cool perks. I love the creamy, smooth formula of the Molten Lava tip. It just glides along my lash and water lines.
And I really like the color. It’s not just a simple dark brown. There’s a hint of purple in it, too, making it a nice departure from the golden brown liners I’ve been wearing a lot as of late.
Smudged along my lash and water lines, it lasts about six hours, and I swear it makes my brown eyes look a little more chocolatey.
The tip on the other end, White Sands? — well, I think it’s just okay. It doesn’t feel anywhere near as smooth as Molten Lava does to me (or last as long). And the color even looks a little patchy and uneven…
So, one side of this pencil fires me up, but the other side kinda lets me down. On balance, though, I think it’s still pretty good.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Estèe Lauder counters and esteelauder.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
For more on the Bronze Goddess Capri collection check out…
- An Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Has Been Spotted in Capri: The New Bronze Goddess Capri Collection, Coming in March
- These Bronze Sands Are Limited Edition in Capri: The New Estée Lauder Five Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow Palette in Bronze Sands
- These Shimmering Sands Are More Than a Mirage: Estèe Lauder’s Innovative Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelèe in Shimmering Sands
- Light Shimmies on Lips Wearing Estèe Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Shimmering Mirage
I almost forgot! I was waiting in line at Target the other night when I overheard someone mention the return of Daylight Savings Time this Sunday.
Wow, I can’t believe it’s already that time…
I used to love Daylight Savings when I was a kid because it meant having that extra hour of daylight to play outside in the afternoons. Now, I still like the extra sunlight, but not so I can play outside. Now I like it for running errands and doing things like grocery shopping…
Funny how things change.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,