Hello everyone! Another review from the awesome Balm Cosmetics, this time focusing on their eyeliner in the shade Jac. B Bronze* (£13.50). If you’re familiar with the brand you will know that they consistently produce high quality products in the cutest packaging. They have a retro 1950’s theme with adorable characters to match. We are all very familiar with Mary, now let me introduce you to Jac B. Bronze and the rest of the Mr. Write (Nows)!
The Mr. Write Now eyeliners come in a total of 8 shades, mainly sticking to the neutral wearable family. There is a nude shade, a black, an olive, a grey, a brown, a plum, a blue and a gorgeous bronze. I was lucky enough to be sent the last shade, which I fell in love with the moment I swatched in it on the back of my hand. Creamy, pigmented and the perfect size to use on the waterline and to line the eyes closely. I enjoyed using this as a replacement to my usual black winged liner too, it was very subtle but still super pretty. Can we take a moment to appreciate how adorable the box is??
I swiped it on my lower lash-line and smudge it a little underneath, instantly getting a softly glamorous smoky effect. I usually leave my lower lash-line free of product, opting for the standard winged liner instead. But ladies and gents, Jac B. Bronze worked like absolute magic, the colour contrasted so well with my brown eyes and really made them pop! Although it's called bronze I would describe the colour as a cross between gold and bronze, it has a cooler tone that your typical bronze, which means it'll look amazing against most eye-colours. It was just the right amount of smoky for a day time look. I personally don’t apply black liner to the bottom unless its a special occasion because on me it can look pretty intense, this bronzy shade on the other hand managed to strike the perfect balance.
The Mr. Write eyeliners are retractable, which is always a bonus, however to make matters even better they’ve included a little sharpener at the end of the pencil! This means that when the tip has worn down a little, you can pull off the end and literally sharpen it to get that ultra precise shape again. The only issue I had with this was spending a good 7 minutes trying to get the end off ._. I like how the lids are the same colour as the pencil itself, it’s really helpful if you own more than one shade.
Lasting time on my eyelids was very impressive - with a bit of light eyeshadow underneath this pencil lasted all day on me. On the lower-lash line is lasted pretty much the whole day (9-10hours), just fading a little towards the end. In the waterline itself after a couple of swipes it stayed put for 6 hours which I was very impressed with. My favourite nude eyeliner is the Rimmel one because it’s so affordable, however in the future I will definitely be picking up the shade Brian as a replacement!
You can purchase Jac or any of the other liners here.
Rating: 9Pros: Beautiful bronze/gold colour which really makes brown eyes pop, its a simple way of adding a little bit of glam to your eye-makeup, very pigmented and silky smooth, lasts the whole day on the top lid, lasts a decent 6 hours in the water line, retractable so no sharpener needed...but it has its own little sharpener to keep the tip precise!Cons: The little sharpener is tricky to get off, but thats about it.Repurchase? Yes I would, the colour and formula is stunning!
What is your favourite pencil liner?
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