I've been seriously needing new eyeliners lately, and one color I wanted to buy was a charcoal gray. I think it's a great alternative to my typical brown! Anyway, this was only $2.50 so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
Jane Be Pure Mineral gliding eyeliner in Coal
I wasn't expecting miracles from this guy, but I was hoping that he would stay put relatively well. As you can probably tell from the picture above, it's not a creamy pencil. I needed to warm it up for a few seconds with my hair drier before trying it out on my eyes (which allowed it to apply without tugging). While this usually isn't a great sign, it does mean it will probably be less prone to smudging and migrating. Was it? Behold:
Swatch after rubbing back and forth for 10 seconds
Nice! Basically just some fading- virtually no smudging. And this was before it had totally "dried"; I tried rubbing it again about 10 minutes later, and it didn't move an inch. It requires soap and water to remove.
On my eyes, it successfully stayed all day (around 9 hours was how long I had my makeup on that day) with no migrating OR fading. Awesome!
Overall, I'm quite impressed. This set me back a mere $2.50 and although it's not a creamy pencil, it is workable and has great long-wearing qualities. And it's a lovely shade of charcoal without shimmer!
I'd say these are definitely a good buy if you see them at your Walmart on sale. Have you tried them before?