Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils Review & Swatches (Entire Collection)!

Hi lovelies,

I have got a bit of a treat for you today, as I've got my hot little hands on the entire collection of Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils!

In case you aren't familiar with Eye of Horus (EOH), they are an Aussie brand (based in Melbourne, no less!) which have beautiful eye makeup based on ancient Egyptian formulas and ingredients, including Moringa Oil. I was fortunate enough to win some products from them a few months ago, and promptly fell in love with their Goddess pencils. Their smokey eye pencil (black) has actually become a Holy Grail product for me, which says a lot as I use black liner almost every single day and probably own about ten different ones.

There are nine pencils in the Goddess pencil collection, as follows:

Jewel Amethyst
Lazuli Blue
Bronze Amulet
Emerald Tabula
Serpentine Sultry
Teal Malachite
Charcoal Obsidian
Nubian Brown and,
Goddess Smokey

Here's the entire collection for your perusal, it's going to be a little photo-heavy as I got a little carried away with the camera!

From top to bottom: Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils in Jewel Amethyst, Lazuli Blue, Bronze Amulet, Emerald Tabula, Serpentine Sultry, Teal Malachite, Charcoal Obsidian, Nubian Brown and Goddess Smokey.
Keep reading after the jump!
From top to bottom: Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils in Jewel Amethyst, Lazuli Blue, Bronze Amulet, Emerald Tabula, Serpentine Sultry, Teal Malachite, Charcoal Obsidian, Nubian Brown and Goddess Smokey.
Ingredients.
From top to bottom: Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils in Jewel Amethyst, Lazuli Blue, Bronze Amulet, Emerald Tabula, Serpentine Sultry, Teal Malachite, Charcoal Obsidian, Nubian Brown and Goddess Smokey.

The pencils have a little smudger at the end, which is capped with a lid corresponding with the colour of the pencil (with the exception of the black liner, which is capped with gold).


The Goddess pencils are a little waxy in texture, and glide beautifully along the eyelid without any tugging or pulling. They take a little while to set (40 seconds according to the EOH website), so you can smudge the liners with the sponge tip provided at the end of the pencil for a softer look. Once they set, they set firmly and the waterproof formula keeps it in place all day. Oddly enough, the liner can remain perfectly in place through a shower (and washing my face), yet removes very easily with a little dab of eye makeup remover (or my Shu Uemura cleansing oil)!

I love using these pencils on my waterline as they never cause irritation, something very important to a contact lens wearer like myself.

L-R: From top to bottom: Lazuli Blue, Emerald Tabula, Teal Malachite, Serpentine Sultry, Bronze Amulet, Charcoal Obsidian, Goddess Smokey, Nubian Brown and Jewel Amethyst.

L-R: Jewel Amethyst, Nubian Brown, Goddess Smokey, Charcoal Obsidian, Bronze Amulet, Serpentine Sultry, Teal Malachite, Emerald Tabula and Lazuli Blue.

I cannot rave on enough about the pigmentation of these shades, so I will let the swatches speak for themselves.

In case you were wondering if Lazuli Blue, Emerald Tabula, Teal Malachite and Serpentine Sultry look similar, they really don't! I've swatched them side by side for you below.

L-R: Jewel Amethyst, Nubian Brown, Goddess Smokey, Bronze Amulet, Lazuli Blue, Emerald Tabula, Teal Malachite, Serpentine Sultry and Charcoal Obsidian.
L-R: Jewel Amethyst, Nubian Brown, Goddess Smokey, Bronze Amulet, Lazuli Blue, Emerald Tabula, Teal Malachite, Serpentine Sultry and Charcoal Obsidian in daylight.

L-R: Jewel Amethyst, Nubian Brown, Goddess Smokey, Bronze Amulet, Lazuli Blue, Emerald Tabula, Teal Malachite, Serpentine Sultry and Charcoal Obsidian in shade.
The pencils really are remarkably versatile.

I've used them as an eyeshadow before by drawing over the mobile lid and then blending out with a fingertip. Bronze Amulet and Nubian Brown can also be used as eyebrow pencils in a pinch, I did that when I was away on a weekend trip and forgot my brow pencil! I find it works best with a spoolie to comb the liner through your brows, because it can look a bit harsh otherwise.

The pencils retail at $30 each, and are available for purchase from the Eye of Horus website. There are often promotional packs on offer, which give you a substantial saving off the price. For instance, Jewel Amethyst and Lazuli Blue are new to the collection, so there is currently a pack offering both pencils, the famous mascara and a sharpener for $75, which you can buy here.

I hope you enjoyed my review, lovelies! Aren't these the most gorgeous pencils? Do you have your eye on any particular shade?

Much love,
MM.
x


Note: These products were kindly provided for my consideration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

20 comments:

  1. They are wonderful aren't they! I've got Nubian Brown, and I'm thinking that I'll add bronze and charcoal to my collection. I've also got the liquid liner pen and mascara. My eyes are super sensitive, but I can fine line with these and there's no irritation. Awesome!

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    1. My favourites! I think the bronze and charcoal would look beautiful on you.

      Mine aren't particularly sensitive but I can empathise as I wear contact lenses! It's great when you find something that works brilliantly.

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  2. They look absolutely divine!! Looking forward to some makeup blogs with them once you finish your holiday. Love,
    Trish.

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    1. I will do my best! I took two of the shades on my travels with me! :)

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  3. They look amazing! I'm glad you included that part about the contact lens - I might have to check this out.

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    1. My pleasure, from one wearer to another! :)

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  4. The bronze and teal are amazing! These sound fantastic :)

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    1. They really are HG status for me, Sarah!

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  5. I think the Lazuli Blue would be my pick. I like to try blue with dark brown eyes and the texture looks super smooth on your skin. Love the review N :)

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    1. The texture is divinely smooth! I think you would love these, can't wait to hear what you think if you do try them!

      Thank you!

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  6. These are gorgeous! I love their products x

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  7. I picked up Serpentine Sultry at Salon Melbourne, but it was fun testing around with the other colours! I can't wait to try it now!

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    1. I was so sad I missed out on SM!

      I'd love to hear what you think!

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  8. I love these! If I hadn't already blown my budget at Salon Melbourne I would have gotten one...though, now i'll be holding out for the gold one that the woman at their booth said will be released soon

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  9. I was going to pick one up at Salon Melbourne, but blew my budget before I came back arround to their booth! I think I will wait for the gold pencil to be released (that the woman at the stand told me about)

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  10. OMG the pigmentation in those look amazing! I have heard whispers of how good the black one is but never knew where to get them from, definetely think I'm going to have to pick some up! Do they last well in the waterline?

    http://abeautyobsession.com/

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    1. Yep, they do. I'm not one to play with my eye makeup too much once it's on, so I would say that they last a reasonable amount of time unless you're prone to rubbing your eyes a lot. :)

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  11. I bought the black one first and found it brilliant, especially for tightlining.
    The teal I just fell in love with the colour. So pretty.
    Great review.

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