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NEW L'Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pens
"One Step for Smoky Eye"
(retail: $9.99 each at CVS, 0.0.32 oz)
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Cyndiinphilly spotted these at her CVS for $9.99 each and in addition to the two shades she purchased, Purple Smoke and Taupe Smoke, she said there were two other shades in the display: Black Smoke and Brown Smoke.
For those of you who are new to powder pen liners, these are not a new invention. Years ago, Styli-Style used to have one and Nyx has one in their current line-up (Powdery Black Liner and Powdery Brown Liner, both in the Noir Collection). I actually purchased the Nyx Powdery Black Liner at my local Grocery Outlet a while back for $1.99 but I have yet to try it (shame on me!). And I know other brands make powder pen liners as well.
If you've never tried one before, this style of eyeliner has a sponge tip applicator and the powder is actually contained in the cap. So when you close the cap, you're picking up the powder with the applicator. I found an Amazon listing for the new Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pens HERE (you can click that link to view the full ingredients), so here's the product description:
Smoky perfection is now easily achievable in just one step. The new powder eyeliner pen features a revolutionary foam tip applicator to instantly blend color, creating a defined smoky eye with no smudging needed. The gel-like powder formula housed in the product cap glides on easily, for a smoky finish with intense pay off that lasts up to 14 hours. A range of 4 smoky colors: black, brown, taupe and purple for the ultimate smoky perfection.
The biggest complaint that I've heard about this style of liner is that it can cause fallout during application since you're basically applying loose powder eyeshadow with a dry sponge-tip applicator. I'll be very curious to see if L'Oreal has reinvented the wheel here, since they claim to be using a "gel-like powder formula." This sounds like it could be a game-changer in this genre and (possibly??) eliminate the fallout that we've seen from other liners before it. Color me intrigued!
Have you spotted the new Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pens in your area yet? Thoughts?
Thanks so much, Cyndiinphilly, for the great sighting and pic!