Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Essence Kajal Pencil and Lipliner [Review]

If you are looking for good quality makeup pencils with an affordable price tag, Essence pencils can be your product of choice! 

I wanted a nude lip pencil so when I went to look at some crockery at a departmental store, I randomly went to the Essence stand and asked the SA for a nude lip pencil. I got two; a Kajal Pencil as I keep trying out different kajal pencils every now and then and a lip pencil. Both the pencils have matte silver caps.

top-bottom  Essence Kajal Pencil, Essence lipliner

L-R Essence Lipliner 'in the nude', Essence Kajal Pencil in 'BLack'

My Thoughts:
These pencils are smooth and pigmented with a good value for money. Soft and Creamy formula that glides easily when applied.
Kajal Pencil: The kajal pencil is in the shade "black", it's nicely pigmented and creamy smooth in texture. Glides easily on the lids when applied. No need to press hard. The color payoff is good, I like the intense black color of it, see the swatch picture below. Staying power is about 3-4 hours on me without primer but ladies with oily-lids may experience some problems regarding that. It smears yes! and is not waterproof so if you have this problem of your eyeliner getting smudge-y then probably it would be best if you go for other waterproof options.
Lipliner: The lip liner is the shade "in the nude" and it's a pretty nude brown with pink undertones. The texture is very creamy and smooth, in extremely hot summers it may get too soft otherwise it applies easily, the lasting power is about 3-4 hours. Can be sharpened easily with a standard sharpner.
As the texture is soft, the tip might get broken if pressed too hard or in hot weather.

L-R Essence Lipliner 'in the nude', Essence Kajal Pencil in 'Black'

Price and Availability:
I got these for PKR 140 and 145 from Chase Centre which is next to the parking of the Forum mall. For any updates you can join their Facebook page here.

Have you tried these girls? I think they offer great value for money!


  1. I will check the essence counter for lip liners:) for sure:)

    1. yes do try them out, they're quite good:)

  2. I've got two Essence lipliners.. They are good for their prices xxx

  3. I completely agree, Essence always provides a good product for an amazing price, i haven't tried the lip pencil before but will sure to check it out in future.

    1. yes Essence has good products at a good price:)

  4. i gotta get these.. steal at this price!!

  5. Great post!



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    1. thanks Levi, these are my second purchase from of Essence and I like it:) x

  7. I NEED some lip liners. Would check this out. :) xx

  8. I have there lip liner in nude too and it's working good for me but Kajal pencil was just not for me xx

    1. really!? it must've smudged on you :/

  9. Nice products . Kajal is kinda essential for me tho ;)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  10. I just stumbled by your blog & I love it!, Thanks for sharing :)


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