May 6, 2015

Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil is a cream eyeshadow pencil that launched with the new Ciate Makeup Collection. Ya know, I’ve been testing out Ciate’s new makeup range for a while now and I couldn’t put my finger on what it reminded me of and finally it came to me! Ciate’s cutesy little makeup range reminds me of Korean brand, Too Cool for School! It was the Ciate Eye Chalk Pencil that sealed the deal as it very much reminds me of Too Cool for School’s offering for some reason.

I happen to be a fan of cream eyeshadow pencils as they just prove so simple to apply and use. When you’re running around in the morning like a chicken without a head and just want to swipe on a quickie yet pretty eye look they are so the way to go.

Let’s take a peek at Ciate’s version!

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Ahhhh Ciate’s makeup range is pretty good but I gotta give a thumbs down to the Eye Chalk Pencils because 1. they are kinda expensive and 2. the shade range is pretty limited.

As you can see these come cutely packaged. The box has little ribbons, stars, and bows and the actual pencil has the same graphics. I tried out the shade Teacher’s Pet which is a light frosty lavender with very nice pigmentation. Unfortunately I can’t wear it. I’ve stopped believing that I look good in pastels (true story, I had myself convinced for a while that I could rock the socks off pastels!). This is a terribly creamy texture, it’s pretty dense and does drag a bit during application! The blend out is a little better though as the formula softens slightly and blends decently. The wear is brilliant! 12 hours and not a crease or a single issue with fading! I think the drier texture might prove well for those with oily lids as this one seems budge proof.

Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil

Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil

Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil swatches

Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil Swatches (Teacher’s Pet)

I have my issues with these pencils though! Ciate’s range seems to fluctuate in pricing from being inexpensive to a little on the higher mid price range! At $16 I feel like these are a BIT expensive especially when there are better formulated pencils like say Milani’s Eyez Pencil range which cost heaps less and have several hundred other color options available compared to Ciate’s three (all of which are pastel).

Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil are cute but bit too expensive with a limited range of shades and a formula that just wasn’t creamy enough for this makeup lover!

Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil and the entire Ciate Makeup Range is available now at Sephora and

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Zovesta

    What! I’m sure you look beautiful in pastels. =( This is a really gorgeous colour, but too expensive…

  • devon

    have you tried the mascara?? it is…aaaamazing. no wonder it sells out on sephora multiple times!! big long fluffy fabulous lashes. get your hands on it!!! :]