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Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil Review

27/05/2017

*Press sample included

Eye Of Horus Cosmetics has been a favorite brand of mine for quite a while now. Eye Of Horus Cosmetics is a cruelty free, Australian brand that specialises in eye makeup products. They make mascara, pencil eyeliners, liquid eyeliners (including some metallic shades), eyeshadows and eyebrow products. Today I will be reviewing the Goddess Pencils which are a pigmented pencil eyeliner that has a smudger on one end.

Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil eyeliners and cosmetic sharpener
Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil eyeliners and cosmetic sharpener

The Eye Of Horus Goddess Pencil is double ended, with a sharpenable eyeliner on one end, and a built in smudger on the other. Both ends have lids that slip on easily but sit firmly so they never fall off. The lid on the smudger end is the colour of the pencil, so you can easily find the pencil you want when rifling through a pile of them. The Goddess Pencils are highly pigmented, they give opaque coverage in 1 to 2 swipes, even on the waterline. The best part about these pencils is that they apply well to the waterline (as well as the eyelid), and once set, they don’t smudge. The pencils can be smudged if done so immediately after application but after a minute or so, you will find they set down and become very hard to rub off. There are however easily removed with makeup remover or an oil cleanser, and they don’t leave a stain on my very fair skin.

Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil with smudger on one end
Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil with smudger on one end

My skin and eyes are very sensitive so I can have a bad reaction or get watery eyes from some products on the market, I’ve never had any issues with the Eye Of Horus Cosmetics products though. All the Eye Of Horus products are made with quality ingredients. The Goddess Pencils contain Beeswax, Carnauba and Candelilla waxes as well as organic Moringa Oil, making the eyeliners waterproof and smudge proof. The Eye Of Horus Goddess Pencil eyeliners come in 12 shades so you can find one for any occasion. The colours are Selenite White (true white), Sahara Nude (pale peach), Emerald Tabula (emerald green), Jewel Amethyst (deep berry purple), Scarab Sapphire (indigo blue), Lazuli Blue (electric blue), Teal Malachite (topaz blue), Bronze Amulet (copper infused chocolate), Nubian Brown (velvet coffee), Serpentine Sultry (deep olive), Charcoal Obsidian (asphalt grey) and Smokey Black (jet black). I went into a stockist to get swatches of them all 6 months ago for my blog post Cruelty Free Gift Ideas For Beauty Lovers. but accidentally labeled Smokey Black and Smokey Eye – you get the idea though. I own the Selenite White, Sahara Nude, Teal Malachite and Nubian Brown Goddess Pencils and Eye Of Horus were kind enough to send me the Smokey Black to try.

Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil eyeliner shades
Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil eyeliner shades

I definitely get the most use out of the Sahara Nude Goddess Pencil as it is the perfect nude colour for the waterline. I have tried so many nude eye liners and they’re either too dark (so they don’t give the awake look), too light (so they draw too much attention) or too shiny (so the waterline looks wet constantly), but the Sahara Nude one works perfectly for me. It apparently works as a spot concealer and highlighter but I haven’t used it that way. I have no doubt that I will buy replacements for my Sahara Nude pencil when mine gets too small to use. The next colour I get the most use out of is the Nubian Brown as it is a really dark brown so it works well with all eye looks, but it is just light enough so that it doesn’t have the harshness of a straight black. I do love the Selenite White and Smokey Black colours but I tend to use them when I’m going out rather than just a daytime look. The Smokey Black is a jet black colour and applies to the eyelid and waterline just as well as all the other colours. I’m not confidant enough to wear bright eye looks yet, but I have used the Teal Malachite Goddess Pencil to add just a bit of colour to a look. Teal Malachite has a metallic like finish to it created by what looks to be ever so tiny shimmer particles, which make the colour pop. It is such a gorgeous teal shade too, I don’t think I have seen another eyeliner in this shade before. The next colour on my list to get is the Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil as it looks perfect for the current rose gold/sunset/bronze toned eye looks that are popular right now.

Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil in Smokey Black, Nubian Brown, Teal Malachite, Sahara Nude and Selenite White
Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil in Smokey Black, Nubian Brown, Teal Malachite, Sahara Nude and Selenite White

When I go to buy eyeliners and lip liners, I always gravitate towards the mechanical twist up sort as I have has so many bad experiences with sharpening makeup pencils. The Eye Of Horus Goddess Pencils are however the only sharpenable eyeliners I use, plus they’re my favourite eyeliners for the waterline. I own the Eye Of Horus cosmetic sharpener and use that on all my Goddess Pencils. I haven’t had any of the pencils break, sharpen unevenly or fall out of the outer casing as I have had with just about every other makeup pencil from other brands. Eye Of Horus say to freeze the Goddess Pencil before sharpening, I haven’t done that and the results were good, but if it were warmer weather, I would definitely try it. They also have a warning to try and keep the pencils away from heat and light so that the wax doesn’t shrink. My beauty room isn’t climate controlled in any way and I’ve had no problems with my Goddess Pencils but it’s a good idea to try and put them somewhere they won’t be exposed to extreme temperatures.

Eye Of Horus Cosmetics eyeliners - Goddess Pencil
Eye Of Horus Cosmetics eyeliners – Goddess Pencil

Eye Of Horus are one of my favourite brands because they make such amazing products but I also love the brand as they have contributed to my last two annual Lyme Disease awareness giveaways which means a lot to me. This years Lyme Disease awareness giveaway is still open for a few more hours so head over to my Instagram to see how to enter. You can win one of the Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Brow Essentials Pack which includes my all time favourite brow pencil the Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Brow Define – I’ll do whole blog post on that amazing product in future.

Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Brow Essentials Pack
Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Brow Essentials Pack

It has been hard to find a cruelty free eyeliner that has quality ingredients and works well on my waterline, but the Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Goddess Pencil eyeliners tick all the boxes. I can’t remember the last time I put on makeup and didn’t use one of the Goddess Pencils. The range of colours is really nice, there’s something for everyone. It would be cool to see some bright colours like yellow, orange and pink from them as then I would have to try and embrace colour to try them – it could be impossible to formulate those colours though (I really have no idea). Eye Of Horus Cosmetics is definitely a brand to check out, I have loved all the Eye Of Horus Products I have tried and can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in future. Have you tried the Goddess Pencil eyeliners or are they on your wish list? Which colour is your favourite?

Love, Alinta

8 Comments

  • Ingrid Ingrid 05/06/2017 at 9:33 pm

    These pencils sound amazing! My eyes are really sensitive and often I avoid pencils as a result but I think I’ll give these ones a go after reading your review.

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

    • Alinta McMurdo 06/06/2017 at 9:57 pm

      My eyes are sensitive too but they work with these, and with my contacts well too. Hopefully it’s the same for you 🙂

  • Lara Schilling 06/06/2017 at 8:12 am

    Ooohh! That Teal Malachite pencil looks like a must *hnnnng*

  • Shell 06/06/2017 at 12:16 pm

    Ah I ♥ me some Eye of Horus stuff! I’ve got their Goddess Mascara (have used it for ages, still ♥ it), 2 of their pencil eyeliners (Bronze Amulet & Scarab Sapphire), their bronze liquid liner (haven’t used it yet…I’m a bit scared to though) + their Brow Define in the medium shade (a decent dupe for ABH’s Brow Wiz in Medium Brown). The mascara & brow pencil I use often, the eyeliner pencils I’ve only just begun using in the last year. Bronze Amulet’s ok, I just wish it’d pop a little more (still decent though). Scarab Sapphire, on the other hand, is a good alternative to black liner for us pale gals.

    • Alinta McMurdo 06/06/2017 at 10:01 pm

      I have the brown liquid liner but I love the look of the metallic ones, just not sure I have the confidence to wear them lol The brow pencil is my go to as well, I like it better than the abh one. I use the lightest shade and it’s perfect for me. I like the mascara but it flakes a bit which can irritate my eyes sometimes but I want to try the new vegan one as I’ve heard great things about that one. I really want to get bronze amulet, but I’ll check out Sapphire for sure, thanks for the tip 🙂

  • IndieAna 07/06/2017 at 8:17 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try EOH products for a long time. Reading your fantastic post makes me want to remedy that! xx

  • kats (@katshepsutt) 11/06/2017 at 9:28 am

    Such a great review Alinta, which they do indeed deserve – EOH Goddess Pencils are my absolute favourite, have been for years. The only one I’ve never tried (and don’t currently own) is the Sahara Nude, but that’s next on my list to order. I use the Teal one at least once a week, same for the Emerald, Brown, Serpentine & Sapphire – not just on the waterline, but under eyeshadow as well to hold the powder in place. They are truly the best on the market ♥♥♥

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    Here’s a video of Bonsai’s recovery from cruciate ligament surgery this year. He ruptured his cruciate just before my wedding, and then had surgery shortly after.  As well as repairing the ligament, the vet also created a deeper groove in his knee so to give his knee more stability. This is his second knee surgery as he had his other one done a year earlier. It’s very common for the second knee to be injured within a year of the first. His surgery and recovery were complicated by his IBD and heart failure, but as you can see his leg is doing really well now. I’ve been updating you in my stories about his heart failure. He doesn’t have much much time left with us, so I thought I would upload this so you can see that knee surgery is worth doing. I know lots of people are scared of the recovery period because crating can be demanding on your time and stressful for the dog, but giving them proper use of their leg back is worth it. I’ve seen dogs in rescue that are forced to go years without this surgery and the results are heartbreaking. The recovery can be hard, especially if there are other medical issues at play, like with Bonsai, but a good vet will try to make the dog as comfortable as possible for the recovery period. Humans get help when they rupture their ACL so please do the same for your dog. If you’re wondering how Bons is going today, he’s recovered from yesterdays sedation and is happily sitting on my shoulder - as per usual. There’s no way of knowing when his time will be up, so he’s being spoilt and loved until that day does come. He’s my little shadow who I love very much 🌒
#rescuedog #crutiate #crutiateligament #dogsofmelbourne #chihuahua
    Here’s a video of Bonsai’s recovery from cruciate ligament surgery this year. He ruptured his cruciate just before my wedding, and then had surgery shortly after. As well as repairing the ligament, the vet also created a deeper groove in his knee so to give his knee more stability. This is his second knee surgery as he had his other one done a year earlier. It’s very common for the second knee to be injured within a year of the first. His surgery and recovery were complicated by his IBD and heart failure, but as you can see his leg is doing really well now. I’ve been updating you in my stories about his heart failure. He doesn’t have much much time left with us, so I thought I would upload this so you can see that knee surgery is worth doing. I know lots of people are scared of the recovery period because crating can be demanding on your time and stressful for the dog, but giving them proper use of their leg back is worth it. I’ve seen dogs in rescue that are forced to go years without this surgery and the results are heartbreaking. The recovery can be hard, especially if there are other medical issues at play, like with Bonsai, but a good vet will try to make the dog as comfortable as possible for the recovery period. Humans get help when they rupture their ACL so please do the same for your dog. If you’re wondering how Bons is going today, he’s recovered from yesterdays sedation and is happily sitting on my shoulder - as per usual. There’s no way of knowing when his time will be up, so he’s being spoilt and loved until that day does come. He’s my little shadow who I love very much 🌒 #rescuedog #crutiate #crutiateligament #dogsofmelbourne #chihuahua
    3 months ago
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    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. 
#pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. 
#pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. 
#pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. #pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    3 months ago
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    Plastic packaging and beauty products. What can one change do? When @trilogyproducts changed from plastic spatulas to bamboo ones, they stopped producing 208,000 plastic spatulas a year. For me, that means I now won’t be adding to my very large pile of plastic spatulas that I have accumulated over the years by using the Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream every day. No other night cream compares for me, so I’m glad I won’t add to that pile. I kept them all hoping that I would find a use for them but that has yet to happen 🤷‍♀️ A lot of beauty brands market that their plastic can be recycled, but many of those products can’t be put in curbside recycling. When they can go into the recycling bin it doesn’t mean customers are actually doing that, and even when the plastic does make it into the recycling bin, it doesn’t mean it’s actually recycled. There’s a huge amount of plastic in recycling centers that never gets made into something new. So I appreciate it when brands do make changes like this because I can see the result as a consumer. That doesn’t always mean the change is automatically better for the environment, because there’s no way of knowing if the brand uses more materials or greenhouse gases to make the new version. Beauty brands can be very cagey about their greenhouse gas emissions, particularly their scope 3 emissions. Therefore as consumers we can often only make best guesses as to which brands and products are the most sustainable choice. Changing plastic packaging is however a very obvious difference for customers, because we see the difference in where our waste goes. So as a customer I do like seeing brands moving to products that aren’t plastic, or at the very least using plastic that is easily curbside recycled. Many beauty brands have a long way to go before their products are easily recycled, but Trilogy is one of the brands who have made an effort to change this. So long story, short, I love Trilogy skincare products and appreciate that they are trying to make the brand more eco-friendly. What’s your opinion on this? Do you have a weird plastic spatula pile, or is it just me? 
#trilogy #trilogyskincare #discovertrilogy #lovealinta
    Plastic packaging and beauty products. What can one change do? When @trilogyproducts changed from plastic spatulas to bamboo ones, they stopped producing 208,000 plastic spatulas a year. For me, that means I now won’t be adding to my very large pile of plastic spatulas that I have accumulated over the years by using the Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream every day. No other night cream compares for me, so I’m glad I won’t add to that pile. I kept them all hoping that I would find a use for them but that has yet to happen 🤷‍♀️ A lot of beauty brands market that their plastic can be recycled, but many of those products can’t be put in curbside recycling. When they can go into the recycling bin it doesn’t mean customers are actually doing that, and even when the plastic does make it into the recycling bin, it doesn’t mean it’s actually recycled. There’s a huge amount of plastic in recycling centers that never gets made into something new. So I appreciate it when brands do make changes like this because I can see the result as a consumer. That doesn’t always mean the change is automatically better for the environment, because there’s no way of knowing if the brand uses more materials or greenhouse gases to make the new version. Beauty brands can be very cagey about their greenhouse gas emissions, particularly their scope 3 emissions. Therefore as consumers we can often only make best guesses as to which brands and products are the most sustainable choice. Changing plastic packaging is however a very obvious difference for customers, because we see the difference in where our waste goes. So as a customer I do like seeing brands moving to products that aren’t plastic, or at the very least using plastic that is easily curbside recycled. Many beauty brands have a long way to go before their products are easily recycled, but Trilogy is one of the brands who have made an effort to change this. So long story, short, I love Trilogy skincare products and appreciate that they are trying to make the brand more eco-friendly. What’s your opinion on this? Do you have a weird plastic spatula pile, or is it just me? #trilogy #trilogyskincare #discovertrilogy #lovealinta
    4 months ago
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