October 4, 2012

Lorac Eye Candy Eye Pencil Collection Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Lorac Eye Candy Eye Pencil Collection ($28) is a set of four Lorac Eyeliners in a gift set for Holiday 2012. These are an exclusive set to Ulta if you’re yearning them after this review.

This year, Lorac went with a chocolate theme for Holiday 2012. I’m seeing lots of candy and pastry themes for Holiday Collections this year. Lorac went above and beyond with their own Holiday 2012 Collection as they create a selection of eye palettes that look like chocolate bars. So incredibly tempting and cute!

Their tempting Eye Candy Set could make your wish list this Holiday Season due to the diamond bedecked packaging but the formula might disappoint…!

It’s rare I run across a Lorac product I don’t like but sadly the Eye Candy Eye Pencil Collection came up a little short for me. This is a selection of mechanical retractable pencil eyeliners housed in festive gold packaging with diamond embeds. The packaging is very classy and festive. It’s one of the key selling points for the set as packaging, for me anyway, is a big seller.

You get four shades entitled Plum, Cocoa, Licorice, and Coal. Coal is a gray smoky shade and Licorice is a jet black if you couldn’t tell by the names alone.

The price at first scared me but each eyeliner is 0.01 oz in size so it is justified to the quantity of product you are getting.

Now the bad news…

These are a drier pencil with a dense tip. If you have oily lids you might like them as they’ll probably have an excellent finish for such a skin type. However, drier skin might feel they tug during application and don’t smudge out easily. I think the colors lack a certain vibrancy due to that dryness as well. I had issues applying on my waterline as well due to the dryness. The formula just didn’t impress me.

Licorice, Cocoa, Plum, Coal

Cocoa

Coal

Plum

Licorice

I was surprised as Lorac is typically quite great overall! Their Pro Cream Eyeliner + Brush is on my HG (holy grail list) so wonder why they didn’t extend that excellent formula to some pencil type eyeliners.

You’ll want to check this little guys our in store before making your final purchase decision. I personally didn’t care for them outside of the fun packaging but sadly, packaging isn’t always everything.

Tried them?

Do share!

Available now at Ulta and Ulta.com

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Robin

    Wow. Off my list. Love her eye gel and I agree about the color. Now eyeing BEs sets.

  • Jen_M_sunshine

    Thanks for the review as was looking at these today! Glad I didn’t jump. May try the purmineral set…
    Did you try any of the lorac shadows yet? I got the ulta set and thought pretty good colors and pigmentation but I can see where you may not like 2 of the “bars” as greys in one and purple in the other. I swatches the tarte big thrill and was disappointed in the quality….

    • the Muse

      hey jen sorry very delayed reply been a tad busy! I wanna try the purmineral set too! I haven’t yet, will be testing them next week! I’m doing the carried away palette today, I really liked it ;D!

  • Majick

    Sadly I went to Ulta today to say hello to my little friends and walked ut with the whole collection. LOL
    I”m wearing the brown chocolate on my lids with the plum pencil and peach lip gloss. I’m a HUGE sucker for packaging and these are beautiful.
    I thought the pencil went on smooth enough and really went on nicely on my lower lashline. Since I used the tester in the store I did not use it on my waterline even though they did spray with alcohol.
    TIme will tell with the lasting power but so far I’m happy.
    NOTE: Nothing will replace or compete with UD pencils – just sayin’.

    • the Muse

      lol good for you majick enjoy! ;-D they were a little too drying for me, too matte a finish, not enough glide 🙁