Natural makeup. Some of us just like to feel the magic touch that natural products bring to the blank canvas that is our faces. This blank canvas has long seen and met many products throughout time that have proven to enhance one’s beauty in many ways. For instance, some of us like the traditional way of applying makeup, using traditional mediums, and natural products, and the general likeliness of these products just gives us the essence of where beauty products, cosmetics, and there had come from. Every brand and/or company has had a starting point at some point in time. That starting is where we figure out their journey of constant improvement for the betterment of their products, sales, and company standards in the market. This advancement and evolution in the product slowly and gradually cause us to miss out on the benefits of the previous beautification apparatuses.
To put it in perspective, natural makeup or the initial renditions that well know makeup brands had in the past have had materials and substances that were most often of the natural kind. For instance, and that is also the agenda, Natural eyeliners. Now some of you must be wondering what in the world that is, its eyeliner pencil in vernacular. So eyeliner pencils. The most traditional way of applying eyeliners, one thing to be noted about these makeup pencils is that the substances used in these pencils are the most natural consisting of waxes, balms, and pigments that are a breeze to blend. The thing about natural eyeliners is that besides consisting of natural harmless substances, let’s not forget that the eye area is delicate and is not something to be messed with since those are your only windows through and out of which perception is achieved.
Many of us have used eyeliner pencils before and most of the time, we remember the downsides, like the tip breaking every time we try to sharpen them, a piece of the wooden tip poking, or at times as it feels, gouging our eyes out. But why were we always coming to use them so much?
Well to answer that question first of all lets the beautifying benefits of eyeliner pencils/natural eyeliners:
It acts as your guide:
Just like how you need pre-drawn lines when you first start writing as a child, as a beginner in the art of make-up, an eyeliner pencil acts as your guide to draw the perfect liner through practice. Because of the creaminess and easy removal process of eyeliner pencil pigments, the process of practicing becomes quite a breezy process and also quite friendly as well since one has a lot of time in their hands to gradually sketch out their desired eye looks.
An eyeliner pencil is far more forgiving in terms of its substances and mixes, of course depending on their brands, they can either be the best or the worst. Having an eyeliner pencil gives endless opportunities to get creative once you get a hang of it. From Smokey eyes to trendy siren eyes, you can do it all with a simple eyeliner pencil. At times when you’re in a pinch and you need to look good for either that special someone or just for your friends on a night or day out, a quick and sexy smoky eye look never fails to impress both you and your acquaintance(s). A smoky eye may be intimidating but if it’s done right, it can be your best friend on so many occasions. The biggest bonus about a smoky eye using an eyeliner pencil is so easy to replicate and with the availability of many shades, one can surely get creative and use the colors of the rainbow and make something fantastically unique.
An Eco friend:
Often with advancements in packaging eyeliner pencils these days, the downsides are quite apparent to the human eye if we only are sensible enough to notice it first-hand. What is it you ask? The packaging overall of eyeliner pencils has become fully plastic and everything from their mechanism, everything has been switched to plastic, which in turn means more plastic waste production. To talk about the latter, the packaging is so eco-friendly being made of wood. The most plastic it would produce is either the protective plastic lining that comes with every fresh purchase of eyeliner pencils or the caps that can be reusable. It is quite ironic, to say the least, that in order to get rid of one or two problems we compromise the safety of the environment and our future generations inadvertently. Pencil eyeliners at this point must already mean sustenance for the earth and environment without ruining the beautiful harmony with something like plastic to get rid of our problems.
Bang for the Buck:
Continuing on our journey in our train of thought about eyeliner pencils and modernized eyeliner pencils. The modernized pencil liners are no doubt a bit more pricy compared to their natural alternative. The amount of brain power, effort as well as resources used up to produce such a developed product pretty much sums up the reason why they are so expensive in one’s opinion. To others however the case could be different, but to stick to the point, the aforementioned reasons seem justifiable as we see in our daily lives, that many of us who buy mechanized pencil liners eventually have to buy another one for the same price or more after about a month using it religiously. It would however be a completely different matter if some of us women are not the kind to wear pencil liners every single day but let’s face it, there are a majority across India and even the world that have to face the harsh reality of running out of product to buy another one of its kind. Probably because the formula is nice, or the features of the packaging are cool looking. But how long would it last? And is it even worth spending a good fortune of your wallets for? Are you really getting a bang for your buck?
Even though many brands have upped their game in their packaging one thing is most often being compromised. How much product one can possibly fit in tiny packaging? And would it even be worth paying hundreds of rupees or dollars? To take a step into the past, a lot of eyeliner products have had their own unique packaging that had the intention to last for months before making a second purchase. Brief research would show that mechanized pencil liners have to be repurchased every 2 to 3 months depending on how much and how often you use them. However, a pencil eyeliner can last a lot longer since you have to sharpen it just enough to get the pigment out and get a fresh tip every time summing up its life span to over 24 months before buying a new one.
The process of sharpening also removes a lot of the bacterial build-up that accumulates over time, something that is unavoidable in the case of a mechanical eyeliner pencil.
So the next time you’re buying a mechanical eyeliner pencil, ask yourself, will it be worth your buck?
Now when it comes to buying eyeliner pencils, and since already know a lot about the benefits of natural eyeliners or pencil liners, let’s take a look at how many brands would be your best friend and have exactly what you need.
By now it should be well established that we are fairly good at picking out between natural liners and mechanical eyeliner pencils. However, we should also be aware to not just walk up to many drugstores and ask for what they may or may not have. Pencils are definitely sold by a lot of brands and companies for sure, however, not all of them can be the best they claim to be. Eyeliner pencils may take the cake over mechanical pencil liners, but choosing the wrong one can cost us not just our wallets but also our most precious health. There are many knock-off brands and unknown local brands out there that sell natural eyeliner pencils but we simply cannot judge a book by its cover and assume that all of them are the best. Many times, the local eyeliner pencils we would buy would not contain a lot of pigment and no matter how much we swipe, we achieve a minimal amount of pigment pay-off. And that can be a pain in the neck. Or in this case, in the eye. Okay, no puns.
So, some of the brands that you can rely on for great natural eyeliner pencils and at good prices are as follows:
FACESCANADA Long Wear Eye Pencil:
- Matte finish
- Easy to apply
- Lasts for 8 hours
- Dermatologically tested
- Ophthalmologically approved
Wet N Wild Color Icon Kohl Pencil Eyeliner:
- Matte finish
- 12-hour long-wearing formula
- Creamy texture
- Single stroke application
- Hyperpigmented color
Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencil:
- Does not melt or bleed
- Safe for sensitive eyes
- Dermatologically tested
- Ophthalmologically tested
- Mineral oil-free
Bourjois Effet Smoky Eye Pencil:
- Easy to use
- Highly pigmented
- Safe for sensitive eyes
- Suitable for contact lens wearers
- Glides smoothly
- Comes with a smudging brush
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil:
- Creamy eye liner that also doubles as an eyeshadow.
- Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder.
- Glides on effortlessly.
- No pulling tugging or fading.
L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique:
- Water proof and smudge proof.
- Lasts up to 6 hours.
- Does not give raccoon eyes.
- Reasonable pricing and convenient packaging.
- Smooth and creamy formula.
Revlon One Stroke Eyeliner:
- Water proof and smudge proof.
- Smooth and silky formula.
- Gives the darkest pigmentation ever.
- Lasts for almost 8 hours.
- Does not sting.
Maybelline Tattoo Crayon Eyeliner:
- Does not smudge
- Last up to 36 hours
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Kajal Liner
- A creamy and safe on sensitive eyes.
- Thick, intense, and pigmented with buildable coverage (in 2 swipes)
- Can be used on water line
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner
- Glides well.
- Nice shade.
- Color coded packaging.
- Stays long.
- Does not smudge.
Apart from the aforementioned eyeliner pencils from different brands, a quick tour through the cosmetic section in your nearby trust cosmetic store or a mall where you can basically find a cosmetic store at every other step you take, you will find a lot more brand selling a plethora of more eyeliner pencils with each one different from the other.
Buying the best eyeliners is not quite the only agenda when it comes to having knowledge of the best beautifying apparatuses. It is also about keeping ourselves of all the possibilities that expand from one concern to another that ever so often get ignored and overlooked while manufacturing such products. We must all be aware of not one but many things when it comes to purchasing a particular that will be used as a means to express ourselves without making us compromise our health and wellness as well as our financial expenditures every now and then.
Beautifying ourselves is not a practice that we perform to look pretty for others and gain any form of attention, we are women of power and independence who know what to do and with good intentions. We don’t look pretty for anyone’s sake unless the occasion calls for it. But hey, we aren’t guilty when we say we like to look put together every once in a while.