Is there such a thing as too many eyeliners? I have a zillion yet I still want more. I’d always thought Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils were the smoothest liners ever with their vegan, to-die-for formula, but I think I’ve found some close competition. 🙂
Not long ago I discovered the Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliners at Ulta. My local Ulta, however, didn’t have testers. Being obsessed with color, I took a chance and picked up three of them!! For a mere $5.50 apiece, they seemed like drugstore dupes of the Urban Decay eyeliners. Luckily, all of them are super creamy, have excellent pigmentation and DO NOT budge once they’ve set. Prestige Cosmetics claims they’re paraben-free too, so what’s not to love?
They look similar to UD’s 24/7 pencils and come in eight shades. The three I got are Intense Olive, an olive green base with golden shimmer; Bold Brown, an intense matte brown perfect for an everyday smokey look or worn alone for a soft look; and Fierce Blue, a very intense metallic navy blue.
I like the shade selection here. No bright, playful colors, but there are many intense, dark shades that can be worn anywhere without looking OTT.
They glide on effortlessly and stay put all day long. There’s no tugging or pulling when applying, and I need a good makeup remover at the end of the day to take them off.
Here are swatches! I took the first pic with flash and the next one without.
L-R: Bold Brown, Fierce Blue and Intense Olive (taken with flash)
L-R: Bold Brown, Fierce Blue and Intense Olive (taken without flash)
What I like
- Great pigmentation
- Really smooth, and they glide on like buttah!
- Paraben-free formula
- Cheap as chips!!
Although they’re paraben-free and all that good stuff, I’m not too sure if they’re meant for the waterline, and I only apply eyeliners to my waterline that clearly say “Kohl” (well, UD being the exception with their vegan formula 😉 ).
NOTE: Prestige also makes a Kohl eyeliner.
They’re still one of the best drugstore eyeliners I’ve ever found and come in a variety of great colors. They’re definitely affordable alternatives to the Urban Decay pencils and won’t burn a hole in your wallet! Give them a try. I’m sure you’ll like them as much as I do.