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Glossier

Glossier Play Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil

0.04 fl. oz. for $ 15.00
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Glossier Play’s Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil is your basic, run-of-the-mill eyeliner pencil, but it at least spices things up with a wide range of fun colors to play around with.

The ultra-soft, creamy pencil texture applies smoothly and can be blended out for diffused effect before setting to a resilient finish. Once set, the color holds up well throughout the day, resisting smudging or fading. One caveat—those prone to oily eyelids may experience a bit of the color transferring to their upper eyelids.

As promised, Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil passes the waterproof test and the matte shades hold up well in the waterline (when used to “tightline” the inner rim of your eyelid). The formula is fragrance free, which is a good thing—especially for use so close to the delicate eye area.

Shades range from sparkly, metallic hues to matte-finish classics. Glossier went outside the box with some colors choices that we don’t normally see for eyeliner, like gingery-orange and mustard-yellow. Obviously, certain hues will look better/show up more richly than others, depending on your skin tone.

We’re a little surprised that Glossier went the old-school route of an eyeliner pencil that requires manual sharpening (as opposed to more convenient retractable designs). to get it back to a moderately fine point, leaving the pencil almost a fourth of the way used up after just one week. That’s more than the norm—hence, we probably wouldn’t invest in Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencil as our everyday eyeliner, but for those times you want to switch up your eyeliner color, this is a fun way to do it.

Pros:
  • Creamy-soft texture applies smoothly.
  • Ample time to blend out (if desired) before setting.
  • Wide range of fun colors to spice things up.
  • Fragrance-free formula.
Cons:
  • Requires manual sharpening, which uses up the pencil faster than average.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Colorslide is here in 14 color-true shades to switch up your routine. What you see on the pencil is what you get: a highly pigmented, longwearing gel eyeliner that lasts all day and all night. The waterproof formula doesn’t crease, smudge, tug, or skip, and lasts for 12 hours (matte shades last in the waterline for 8 hours).

Early Girl, Brack, Adult Swim, Jumbo, Disaster Class, Hardcore Velvet: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Mica, Silica, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Synthetic Beeswax, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens).Magic Carpet: Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Isododecane, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Silica, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).Critical Mass: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Synthetic Beeswax, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate`. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).Candyland: Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Isododecane, Polybutene, Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Silica, Tocopherol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (±): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine).Cash Salad: Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Mica, Isododecane, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77400 (Bronze Powder).Nectar: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Synthetic Beeswax, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).Sparkle Shark: Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Isododecane, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).Pretty Penny: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Silica, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Mica, Tocopherol, Polyurethane-11, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: CI 77400 (Copper Powder), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder).Stable Relationship: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Synthetic Beeswax, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate`. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Glossier At-A-Glance

 

Glossier is the brainchild of Emily Weiss, whose successful beauty blog IntoTheGloss.com inspired the spinoff skincare/makeup line launched in 2014. Weiss describes the concept behind Glossier as a lifestyle beauty brand with a highly edited selection of streamlined skincare and makeup products.

We consider Glossiers makeup the strong suit of the brand. Their tagline of uncomplicated makeup staples that live with younot on you rings true with their simple yet impressive lineup of color products. Each is intentionally designed as a low maintenance option to enhance your appearance but not overpower it, allowing your natural beauty to shine through. By and large, the makeup products perform well, and while the shade options arent vast, were impressed by the flattering, attractive colors that theyve curated.

Glossiers skincare fares a little lower on the rating scale. While the majority of formulas are decent, they tend to be lackluster in terms of a well-researched cocktail of beneficial ingredients. Not bad, but not great either. Aesthetically-speaking, the skincare products stick to their reoccurring promise of dewy, glowy looking skin.

Were happy to report the majority of Glossiers skincare and makeup products are fragrance free, which is a rarity in the cosmetics industry and better overall for the health of your skin. (There a few products featuring rosewatersee individual reviews for our thoughts on that.)

To sum it up: Skincare-wise theres room for improvement, but if you like the minimalist approach and cool girl vibe, Glossier makeup delivers. Were intrigued to see what they come up with next!

For more information on Glossier, visit glossier.com.

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