Allow me to preface this review with an apology. I had trouble finding a picture of this eyeliner online, so I decided to take my own (and in the process showcase my subpar photography skills as well as the discolored grout in my bathroom). Oops.
Ingredients (provided at priia.com)- “Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Mica, Iron Oxides, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide.”
The preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 2. There are no individual ingredients with hazard scores above 2.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of parabens, FD&C dyes, petrochemicals, and phenoxyethanol.
2. It’s vegan and gluten-free.
Product Description(provided at priia.com)-
“Whether you want to line it, define it or smudge it, PRIIA’s natural eye liners are the perfect solution!
Made from pure mineral pigments, plant waxes, natural butters and botanicals, Eye Linez™ go on smoothly and last all day. Each liner is skillfully hand-injected and then sharpened to perfection.
Since our liners do not contain FD&C dyes, parabens, or synthetics, they’re perfect for contact lense wearers and those with sensitive eyes.
Our eye liners are 100% VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE!”
Price-I bought mine for the low, low price of $6, and I’m pretty sure all shades except for Java Bean are still on sale!
This eyeliner is nice for three reasons:
1) It’s fairly firm, so I don’t have to be extra careful not to break/bend the tip when applying.
2)It smudges easily with the help of a finger or a smudging tool, but it stays in place if left alone.
3)The tip can easily be sharpened, so you always have the option of having a thinner or thicker line.
I have only one complaint, and it’s that I have to put on a few coats for it to be dark enough for my liking. Otherwise it seems almost grey, and I’m more of a black eye liner kind of girl (which is why I ordered black).
In case you’re interested in seeing what it looks like on, here I am wearing this product:
Scent– Well, it is an eye liner pencil…so it smells like a pencil.
Rating– 8/10. I’m subtracting a point for the less than perfect hazard score and another since each application requires a little extra effort.
Would I purchase this item again? I would!
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