I thought I’d never live to see the day that something local, and in the drugstore no less, could actually compare, no, replace my Avon Supershock Gel Eye Pencils (which outdid my Make Up For Ever Aqua Pencils) …simply because they’re just as good, and slightly under the Avon price. I’d like to thank my blogger friend Donnarence of My Lucid Intervals for sharing this product with me at the Neutrogena meeting we were invited to :). She drew a stroke on my hand which didn’t budge till the next morning even after I had done my cleansing routine.
I have three In2It gel eye pencils in Very Black, Aztec Gold, and Dark Brown. These pencils hit the make-up lovin’ sweet spot in me :).
I hardly needed to apply pressure to get this intense color from the pencils. They’re creamy, intense, and set dry within 60 seconds. Continue reading to see more photos, my eyes lined with these in different ways, and swatches after a test to show whether these are truly waterproof or not. 🙂
I tested these hand swatches two ways, with intense running and a good wash under the faucet, and well lookey here at what happened! Now aren’t you as impressed as I am already?
This is the true nature of cream gel liners, whether in pencil form or in a pot (like Stila Smudge pots for example) they’re creamy upon application and they set, the only way to remove these gently is with an oil-based eye remover, a dual fluid formula like L’oreal’s Gentle Eye Make Up Remover or Lancome’s Bi-Facil would also be good. I regularly use a budget high cosmetic grade Sunflower Oil Cleanser by Human Nature to removed heavy duty make-up, it’s an easy choice for my budget. I decided to test these pencils outon my eyes, too, for good measure, all on the same eye in different ways. A gold Egyptian like eye, an everyday brown-lined eye which isn’t as in your face as black liner is, and finally a popular more graphic kitty flick tightlined eye in black.
They’re made in Germany just like most high end brands are including Avon Supershock. Germany is apparently the homeland of premium cosmetic pencils. The black and brown pencils come slightly more expensive at P379.00 than the Aztec gold one which came without a sharpener at P320.00 because they each come with a sharpener, this one.
I sharpened the Aztec Gold one so you can see the sharpener doesn’t ruin the pencils and performs just as good as my trusty Ever Bilena Sharpener. I was actually on a longer hunt for this black one which I know I will use all the way down to the very bottom. My Avon supershock one is barely 3 inches long already.
IN2IT’s Very Black Gel Eyeliner was out of stock in SM Makati and PCX Alabang, which is why I’m so very grateful that I’m sort of the odd one out when it comes to where I live. I found both the brown and black pencils in SM Calamba which is a quite new and well stocked and in spite of distance it sits on the fringe of civilization and is therefore still within delivery reach of premium items like these. I’m super happy I now have a local alternative, although I do wish there were more colors. 🙂