Laura Mercier Violet Eye Pencil Review

1st February 2016
laura mercier violet eyeliner

My initial reaction to this eyeliner was that of joy, I really wanted a purple eyeliner so I thought I’d hit the jackpot. The packaging is really rather nice, I like that it is shiny and inviting, but also that it gave a small hint towards the colour at the base of the pencil (with a darker purple). The second I took the lid off is when things got a little weird for me.

I am not the most makeup oriented person on the planet, but I’ve seen my fair share of it. Never in my life have I seen a pencil where the core is hovering in the middle (away from the sides). Apparently this is a new development in the makeup world, but I struggled to figure out exactly why. This was made even more bizarre after using a sharpener, where it appeared (as you can see above) to turn back into your average eyeliner pencil.

purple eyeliner review

After getting my head round this I decided to give it a try, I was excited all the way up until the pencil hit my eye. Imagine trying to use a wax crayon on your eye; you’d think it to be fairly painful and rather ineffective, right? This is exactly how the pencil felt. It was as solid as a rock, more sold than The Rock. I even rubbed it between my hands for a while in the hopes of melting it down but alas it was never meant to be. It’s a crying shame as I imagine it looking lovely if it had of worked. But as you can see above, it was a grand waste of time.


Was as hard as a rock and very difficult to apply, but the colour would have been fabulous (which is a huge shame).

1st February 2016
About Nadia

Lover of pink blush and braids with an overflowing wardrobe of black outfits and chokers. I’m 27 years young. Love, love, love anything to do with beauty, hair and fashion; not to mention new trends that are coming in, no matter how quirky some of them are. I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter and I live in Essex.