British Beauty Blogger / Marks & Spencer Eye Pencil Kit

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There was a rumble of excitement when news of the British Beauty Blogger and Marks & Spencer collaboration first arrived, as we all knew it was going to be a good’n and thankfully that is very much the case.  There are six products in the range so far, but the one I was most excited about was the Eye Pencil Kit which I’ll be sharing with you now.  It’s a set of 8 kohl pencils of varying shades and textures in typical BBB style; the colours are wearable yet apart from the standard black, there’s nothing too typical and instead the shades are vibrant and pretty or deep and sultry.

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Out of the eight pencils, there are four colours and four shades, with the latter including a standard black, a sparkling black, a mid red-leaning brown and a mid slate grey.  The four colours are a pale, teal green, a vivid, cobalt blue, a pale lilac and the most interesting shade in the collection which is the blue/grey/mauve shade that’s a great choice if you want to introduce more colour into your make-up but fear looking too 80s.

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The thing that I was most excited about when I heard about these pencils is the fact that they’re kohls rather than more typical, standard eyeliners.  Kohl gives you a lot of room to play as you can use them typically to line the eye, or you can smudge them in for more of a smoky effect, however what I’m using them most for is tight-lining and water-lining, both of which they are fab for.  Tight-lining involves going under the lashes to line the eye rather than over them to give a very neat, hint of a line with *amazing* definition, whilst water-lining involves using them on the actual skin that sits flush to the eyeball itself.

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I loooove water-lining, especially on the upper-lash line as it gives such a natural yet polished effect and these eye pencils are smooth and creamy enough to perform this task beautifully.  Water-lining the upper lash-line takes a bit of practice, but I really recommend persevering as once you’ve cracked it, it’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to add a very pretty bit of definition.  Up until recently I’d stuck with black, but the arrival of these kohls gave me a chance to experiment a bit more and it’s been great fun.

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My favourites of the bunch are the standard black, the brown, the pale lilac (such a gorgeous, pretty hint of colour) and the purple/blue/grey shade that’s tricky to describe and very unusual. I cannot believe that you get all these shades for £15 – the quality is fantastic and the shades are winners, so when I found out the price I was pretty blown-away.  On top of that, there’s currently a 3for2 happening at M&S so you can get a lot of beauty booty for your money.  You can find the pencils here – link.

*PR Samples

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4 Comments

  • gio
    November 6, 2014

    What a great set! The colours all look so pretty!

    • Sascha
      gio
      November 6, 2014

      They’re fab aren’t they? Really, really good set xx

  • britishbeautyblogger
    November 19, 2014

    Thanks for such a lovely post Sascha… so happy you like them!

    • Sascha
      britishbeautyblogger
      November 20, 2014

      Thanks Jane! They are fabulous xx

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