H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil in Grand Cru Review & Swatches

By Tuesday, November 10, 2015 , , , , , , , ,

Hello Everyone,

Today I am reviewing H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil in Grand Cru which I hauled last month here. Such a stunner shade. The moment I swatched it in the store I knew I wanted this in my life and couldn't wait to get home and try it out. Did my excitement last? Is it as good as others? Let's see.

Product Description: A richly pigmented eyeliner pencil with soft and creamy formula. It is easy to apply and sit all day. The pen is available in a variety of intense shades with different effects - from matte to metallic, pearlescent and glittery. 1.2 g. How to use: apply along the lashline and smudge then to the desired results.

Price: 5.7 USD

Packaging: It is a sharpenable plastic eye pencil with colour coded bottom. It is bit difficult to sharpen it due plastic body.

Performance: H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil in Grand Cru is a glittery Champagne Gold shade . It is a perfect shade for going out or party makeup. It is not a very subtle shade but neither does it look tacky. If you like glittery/shimmery shade then this is right up your alley. I am not a huge shimmer fan but I like it from time to time if I am going out for a party or during the festive season. If I am feeling it then I use it all over my upper lash line otherwise I prefer using it as an inner corner highlight or just lining the inner 1/3rd of upper or lower lash line and it is great for that. It just instantly brightens the area. I tried using it as a brow bone highlighter but on blending it just leaves shimmer behind which not a very good look. Texture of this is buttery soft and creamy. Goes on so smoothly without any tugging or pulling. It is packed with pigment and just one swipe does the job. Staying power is amazing once set it stays put. Doesn't budge. That’s not it there’s more, It did not get transferred to my upper eyelids and I have super oily eyelids and is almost smudge proof. Almost smudge proof? It doesn't get rubbed off completely with slight touching or rubbing, just fades a little. Just for trail purpose I have used it on my waterline as well and it does not irritate my eyes at all. It is nowhere mentioned if it waterproof or not. Taking it off is slightly tedious because it is a glittery eyeliner so I had to go in second time with my eye makeup remover to get rid of the glitter completely. The formula is creamy so the tip loses it shape very quickly and you have to sharpen it to maintain a pointy tip. If you are someone who likes thin precise liners then you would not like this.

The Good:

·         Amazing staying power
·         Does not transfer
·         Smudge Proof
·         Nice shades
·         Did not irritate my eyes
·         Texture is really creamy soft

The Bad:

·         Lose it shape too quickly
·         Sharpening leads to product wastage

Absolutely beautiful shade. Love it. This eye pencil has amazing staying power and it does not budge. Texture is soft and smooth. Highly recommend them. I already have three shades from this range and eyeing few others so that says all. If you can definitely try these out.

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  1. nice shade beautiful. I am going to buy this.

  2. @wierd things: Love this shade and do share your experience about this product.

  3. Thank you for a detailed review. Sad that it's too brittle while sharpening.

    Diwali OOTD on Style.. A Pastiche

  4. Chaicy Style A Pastiche: Like the shade so much that sharpening issue doesn't matter ;))...

  5. @beauty and much more: really pretty...

  6. Super apt for special occasion makeup and particularly for inner eye shimmer.Great Review


  7. @Anu Dev: It is great for festive makeup and looks so nice.