Another product from Holika Holika
, which I received together with the Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner (click >>here
<< for the review). Holika Holika’s Pearly Eye Crayon
is a pencil-type eye product, too, but here the crayon is thicker and can be used as eyeshadow and eyeliner.
The design of Holika Holika’s Pearly Eye Crayon is quite cute. It is composed of a black colored pencil with a clear plastic cap. The end of the pencil is labelled in the color of the crayon. The logo of Holika Holika is displayed on the pencil, too. No. 06 is a light purple color with shimmering properties. In total, there are 6 different shades available.
It applies smoothly on the skin and can be blended in easily by rubbing, which makes it a nice eyeshadow. In contrast to the jewellight waterproof eyeliner this one is not waterproof. It can be used as eyeliner, too, but since the pencil has a broader tip it is not easy to create a thin line. On the other hand the broader tip works great for the inner corner of your eyes or for your eye bags. As you can see, this crayon is a multi purpose eye pencil :)
Here is a list of the ingredients:
Triethylhexanoin,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica,Titanium Dioxide, Ceresin,Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax,Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate /Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate,Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax,Microcrystalline Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,Tocopheryl Acetate,Propylparaben,BHT
There are two potential acne triggers within the list, but again (Candelilla Wax and Jojoba Seed Oil), as long as you don’t apply it on your whole face it should not be any problem. The other think is, that it contains the preservative BHT, which scores a red flag on COSDNA. This preservative is used often in cosmetics as antioxidant. The safety issue can be related to the point that it is not healthy to incorporate it, but as long as you don’t eat the crayon it should not be harmful either. I didn’t get any irritations while using it.
The only downside of this product is, that it doesn’t have an included sharpener or twist-up mechanism. The application would have been much easier- although this is only a minor downside, because it is nevertheless easy to use. On the other hand, this crayon is really easy to blend out. It feels soft while applying and the color is nice, too.The shimmering properties are only light which makes it wearable as everyday eyeshadow. since it is easy to blend out by rubbing I would recommend to use a eyeshadow base below.
If you are fan of eye shadows and eyeshadow crayons I can recommend you to try these. They are not expensive and easy to use. If you plan on using these as eyeliners keep in mind that the crayons have a broader tip and for creating a precise line you need to sharpen them.
You can get Holika Holika Pearly Eye Crayon here:
Testerkorea from 6000 Won onwards (around 6 US$) (shipping depends on weight)