Here is Clio Cosmetics Eye Love You Shadow Pencil in Night Navy, a pretty eyeliner whose length is wrapped in a striking jewel-toned violet. It’s undeniably eye-catching and so easy to find amidst my extensive collection of eye pencils.
I have a soft spot for inky yet sparkly pencils and Night Navy is one such product – a blackened navy shot through with teal micro-glitter.
It’s not only a delight to swatch, it also swiftly lines my eyes, the sparkles showing up well. It can cake a little upon application but smooths out easily. It lasts fairly long, once set – thanks to this fact and its name, I had high hopes for it as an eyeshadow, as well as a shadow base.
Unfortunately, the sparkles migrate to my finger tips when I try to smudge out the pencil on my lids, so the best way to use this as a shadow is to layer it onto the lids evenly (a few smooth strokes do the trick) and blend minimally or not at all. As a base for other shadows, dabbing and gentle blending work best; when done right, it makes an awesome base for other smoky shades, especially when the sparkles shine through.
This press sample has made me look forward to exploring the other colours from the range. In Singapore, this twinkly liner retails at S$16.90 and is exclusively available at Watsons.