I’m pretty picky when it comes to eyeliner. It’s my one makeup item that I couldn’t live without, that I’d bring to a deserted island, that I’d use for the rest of my life, etc. It’s gotta be pigmented, easy to apply, and have relatively good wear time.
NYC recently launched their new permanent Show Time Velvet Eyeliners in 3 shades: Black Velvet, Black Wine and Black Brown. According to the brand’s website, these are supposed to be long wearing, apply smoothly with a soft velvet effect, offer intense color, and contain Vitamins C & E.
Black Velvet is a deep, dark black.
Black Brown (whose name is a bit misleading) is more of a metallic, golden bronze.
Black Wine is a blackened eggplant shade.
These pencils are so soft and apply without any lid tugging. As you can tell from the swatches, they’re also really pigmented. I LOVE how dark Black Velvet is. It’s the perfect staple black eyeliner pencil, and lays down a lot of color in the waterline as well. These eyeliners deliver even coverage, and look great when smudged and smoked out. They blend really nicely, and without losing pigment which is so important.
The Show Time Velvet Eyeliners work best over primer, as they are a bit prone to transferring on their own. In the waterline, the color starts to fade after the five hour mark. Otherwise, the color remains strong all day!
For just $1.99, these pencils pack a punch. I love how pigmented they are and the colors that are currently available are really neat. I hope they expand this collection to include more shades… perhaps a navy blue? Black Wine is definitely my favorite to play up my brown eyes. NYC makes my holy grail liquid eyeliner, and these might just be my new go-to pencils!
How do you prefer to wear eyeliner pencils? Smudged out? Tightlined? Let me know in the comments!