From The Vault: Black Eyeliner Pencil – Odylique

To tie in with Fairtrade Fortnight (we are of course now in week two), this month I thought I would choose a product from the vault who’s ingredients have been sourced  ethically and of course fairly…

I had completely forgotten about the Odylique Eye Pencil (£12.50). It has been sitting in the smaller portable kit that I transport around the country (climb ladders and balance on gantrys with) for a certain broadcast client for ages, poised for those just-in-case moments, but until we began using a female presenter on a fairly regular basis, I’d on whole had little need for it.

Saying I’d completely forgotten about this pencil is a touch untrue. I’ve had a couple of these pencils over the years; always having one in my pencil roll and on occasion, another in my personal make-up bag. So, When I say forgotten I actually mean forgotten how good it is.

With it’s soft, deep and inky black pigment the Odylique Eye Liner is surely a must have for your make-up bag and is a great choice for those making the transition to a greener kit; easy to apply and easy to wear, plus it has great green credentials.

Not the creamiest of organic eye pencils (that prize would [off the top of my head] probably have to go to Inika or Benecos) but the texture is lovely and the liner itself; fairly soft (but not too soft). Unlike some eyeliner pencils (naming no names of course), there is no scratching or dragging on application and it doesn’t take much to get it to soften up in colder weather – that said it keeps it’s point pretty well on warmer days.

Applied to the lash line it stays in place well and can be blended down to soften the line whilst on the water-line, it doesn’t have such great colour payoff but it does last reasonably well. The pencil also makes a great base for liquid liners; an old make-up trick for intensifying the colour of a liquid liner and to improve wear and help to hide that irritating cracking that so often occurs.

If you are looking for a product for effects or you just fancy rockin’ a Marilyn Manson vibe, it makes for a great lip liner too :)

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When I wrote the original post Odylique still went under the name Essential Care (I’ve edited the name in this post so we know who I’m referring too) and although the liner is sporting a shiny newly designed coat, it is still the same pencil deep down.
I still have a couple of these eye liners in my kit. There are a couple of others in there too but I can’t really fault it. It may not be the blackest of blacks but sometimes you don’t want a line that is that intense – less is quite often more…
Have you tried the Odylique eye liner?

( *Organically grown/produced, **Ecocert/Cosmos approved high purity mineral pigments free from lead, mercury, arsenic and other heavy metal contaminants, x Certified Fairtrade)
Ricinis Communis oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil*, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Cera Alba*, Cera Carnauba*, Canelilla Cera*, Olieic/Linoleic/Linolenic Poly-Glycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter *x, Calendula Officials Flower Extract*, Rosarinus Officials Extract*.
May contain** +/- MICA, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891, CI 77742, CI 77007
Free from any synthetic chemicals, preservatives and fillers, bismuth oxychloride, hydrogenated oils, lead, mercury, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, silicones, talc and tree-nut oils
100% natural
64% Organic

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