*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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?