Brilliant black pencil for sensitive eyes

black pencil for sensitive eyes review

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I never thought I would be blogging about a single black eye pencil, but I realized it’s necessary. This pencil from a natural makeup brand does not irritate my sensitive eyes and I’ve used it for years.

It also just has all the features I need from a simple makeup product like this. It’s one of those products I use daily, yet I don’t really pay a lot of attention to. So now it deserves a spotlight!

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The best black pencil for sensitive eyes – Alima Pure Natural Definition Pencil, Ink

Alima Pure’s *black pencil in the shade Ink is the perfect black pencil. It really is a deep black and it lasts well.

I use it mainly to line my eyes and tightline between my lashes. If you’re interested to learn how to tightline, I have a tutorial on my Instagram highlights (makeup tips -section) . I’ve never had any problems with it when it comes to longevity.

I rarely use it on my waterline and there, naturally, it doesn’t last that well. But if I do use something on my waterline, it’s this product, because it doesn’t irritate my eyes. That said, if you have sensitive eyes you probably don’t want to use anything on your waterline anyway. I rarely do because my eyes can get watery because of wind, cold, you name it. (Looking at these makeup photos I’m thinking I probably should use black pencil on the waterline more often, though?)

The pencil can be blended for a smokey look thanks to its moisturizing natural oils and waxes. It’s not something that sticks to your eye and doesn’t move at all. It contains jojoba oil, plant based wax and even chamomile extract, so the ingredients really are suitable for sensitive eyes.

It also happens to be cruelty free and vegan.

the best black pencil for sensitive eyes

I feel like there’s only so much I can say about a black pencil like this. It’s just a brilliant product – especially for sensitive eyes. If you have any questions, let me know!

The pencil costs less than 20 euros and you can shop it for example on amazon.

*Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil, Ink

 

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YSL vinyl cream burgundy vibes 409

In this makeup I used the black pencil quite heavily on the eyes, added warm bronze tones and a dark glossy lip. Pretty much all the fall makeup trends in one look, heh. I love that lipstick – it’s such a beautiful color and the consistency is very unique. Glossy, super pigmented and quite long lasting.

Products used:

Madara Skin Equal Soft Glow Foundation, 50
*Madara City CC SPF 15 (US, CA) *Madara City CC SPF 15(UK)
*NARS Soft Matte Concealer, Custard
Madara Concealer, Vanilla
Kjaer Weis Blush, Above And Beyond

*Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden
Morphe 3502 palette
*Alima Pure Natural Eye Pencil, Ink
GOSH Ultra Thin Brow Pencil, Greybrown (similar *here)
*essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

*YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain, 409 Burgundy Vibes

 

 

Skincare for eyes

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The skin around eyes demand care just like the rest of our face. Actually it demands even more ’cause the skin there is thinner and more sensitive. Especially for heavy makeup users it’s the area that takes up the most of the products: primer, eye shadow, liner, mascara, fake lashes, concealer, another concealer.. etc.  Also – I have to confess that sometimes I use a heavy hand when removing my eye makeup when I know I shouldn’t use any force in the area.

So how should you take care of that skin area? It’s really quite simple.

  1. Use an eye makeup remover. Clean your eye area with a cleanser that suits eyes. Using the same product for face and eyes you only cause unnecessary burn and abrasion to the skin. There are 3-1 cleansers out there but as well as they work they irritate your eyes – at least that’s the case with my sensitive eyes. So remove your makeup using a gentle cleanser! I’m still looking for the perfect eye makeup remover but lately I’ve been using Decleor’s Aroma Cleanse Waterproof Cleanser and just coconut oil.

2. Use an eye cream. Moisturize using a cream specifically made for that. Usually eye cream are more lightweight than the lotions made for face. They’re also suitable for sensitive skin and they don’t irritate eyes. Take this from someone (me) who’s tried a face lotion around their eyes – never again! Just buy the eye cream.

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+ If you want your eye cream to be extra refreshing store it in the fridge. You can also try cold spoons. Cold helps with the puffiness.

Massage helps with the puffiness and is a lovely way to pamper yourself. Instructions.

You should get an eye cream as soon as you start wearing makeup. Maybe even sooner if you suffer from dark circles, puffiness or dryness. There are lightweight gels for young skin that help with the puffiness. Mature skin needs more and a rich cream may be a better choice. I have always loved gels so these recommendations are mostly them.

The prices are directional. That’s what they cost in Finland.

Lumene Arctic Aqua Deep Moisture Eye Gel 15 ml / 9,40 € Lightweight / For young skin

This was my first eye cream ever and it was a great choice for that. It’s lightweight, refreshing and moisturizing. Edit: I’m not sure if it’s sold anymore in that name. It may be Lähde Pure Dew Drops  (19.90€) now.

Clarins Eye Contour Gel 20 ml/ 30-40€  Lightweight yet effective / For young & mature skin / Luxury

This is a light gel yet it’s really long lasting and moisturizing. Clarins is more of a luxury brand but this product comes in a basic white tube which is the only downside to this.

Missha Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full 30ml / 21,90€ / Best price-quality ratio / Gel-cream /  *Pr-sample

One of the most effective eye gels I’ve tried. This is a gel-cream which makes it more efficient than those mentioned above. It’s price-quality ratio is great. Usually eye creams come in a small jar but this is nearly the size of a face cream! This makes the skin silky smooth and works great under makeup too.

EkoPharma Herukka Eye Cream 15ml / 30€ Organic & professional cosmetics

I’ve tried both the Raspberry and the Blackcurrant lines from EkoPharma. Raspberry is moisturizing and Blackcurrant is for sensitive skin. The Raspberry eye gel did irritate my eyes a bit but the blackcurrant lotion works just great. It’s a great moisturizer and it leaves my skin soft. The best thing about it is of course it being organic cosmetics. It’s a bit pricey though compared to Missha’s. Half the size yet the price is higher.

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Now is the time to share your favorite product recommendations or tips to taking care of your eyes! What’s the best eye makeup remover? What about eye creams? Does anyone use eye masks?

Photos Inka Lähteenaro

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