Review: The Face Shop FACE it Extreme Brush Pen Eyeliner EX in 01 Black Force

Oh weekends, I love you! Who doesn't love weekends, anyway? I just have to send you all the good vibes weekends bring. The next days at work would be toxic so I need to savor every minute of these days! :)

Let's get down to business. 

My HG eyeliner has set the bar high for liquid, pen-type eyeliners. We first met in 2011 (I need to have an updated review on it) and it was also then I committed myself to it. I declared it to by favorite and no other eyeliner has taken its place in my kit since then. It sounds to mushy, but it is true. 

Don't get me wrong, though. I am still open to trying out new eyeliners, especially if they claim to have the qualities I am looking for in an eyeliner. Opaque, smudgeproof, , sweatproof, waterproof and easy to use to name some. Just like with eyebrow products, I am not easy to please when it comes to eyeliners. It would be a total knockout if the eyeliner has all the qualities but a fraction cheaper than my HG eyeliner.

The FACE it Extreme Brush Pen Eyeliner is a promising contender, actually. It looks the 90% the same with my HG eyeliner except that it is cheaper. 

So will it replace the throne of my HG eyeliner? Read more to find out!

Extreme Control Clean Draw System

  • Easy to control fine point brush makes you draw an even, flawlessly clean line without tugging, skipping and scratching with HD real black base.
  • Triple proof system resistant to perspiration, water and sebum.

I LIKE that it ...
  • it is affordable. It costs roughly Php600.00 at The Face Shop stores. A Style Me Pretty on Facebook sells this for only Php400.00.
  • has very fine brush that creates smooth and precise lines and flicks.
  • is very easy to use. The grip is just like a pen so defining the eyes is easy as a breeze.
  • glides on smoothly on the lips. No tugging needed.
  • doesn't skip.
  • dries quickly.
  • doesn't dry up easily.
  • stays on the whole day. Smudgeproof. Waterproof. Sweatproof.
  • can be removed easily.

I DON'T LIKE that ...
  • the pigmentation is not as intense. For an opaque color, 2-3 layers should be done.

Will I repurchase?

A couple of swipes is needed to achieve opacity. No need to worry though, since it dries fast and doesn't flake even when layered.

It does resist water and sweat. I tried putting water on it and rubbing it harshly but surprisingly, it decently stayed on.

Since it doesn't give off an intense color, I need to apply about 2-3 layers of it to achieve the pigmentation I want.

The Face Shop FACE it Extreme Brush Pen Eyeliner EX is a good eyeliner. It may not be able to throw my Hg eyeliner out of the thrown but it has qualities that make it a great contender. If you are in a hunt of a good eyeliner that would not burn your savings, go and get this. It performs, I tell you.

Have you tried inexpensive but good eyeliners?

♥ Jes ♥

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