Essence 2-in-1 Eyeliner Pen Review & Swatches

I used a felt tip eyeliner ages ago when I stepped into my teens and someone told me it was the easiest one to use so I explored the local market and found one. That really helped me in beginner's era though, but soon after I got unhappy with the drying issue of such pens and a phase came when it completely skipped out of my mind that there are actually pen liners in this world.  l know the review is leading to boredom *0.o*

Coming back to the world from flashbacks, here I dared once again to purchase an eyeliner pen (with trembling hands I picked up one from essence counter).
"This one won't dry up on me, right?" I inquired the sales girl. (no satisfactory response except the lame justifications as all sales girls do.)


The purpose of buying Essence's two way pen was that "if one side would get dried up I can use the other." Anyway, here the shot of both the sides.


This ones the thick one with fat slant nib for making a perfect flick or winged application.


The thin side nib is more of elongated sleek tip for drawing perfectly thin eyeliner or u can experiment with it by making flowers or any other freehand eyeliner for dramatic looks.


Though in the swatch, the thin sided liner seems more intense than the thick one which is in fact, not true. Actually, I swatched the thin side after the thick side and found thick side quite dull, so pressed the tip harder in case of thin side against the skin in a straight position (not applied through tip) so it appears more darker than thick one.


Here I did apply with the tip.
The thin side is not as decently pigmented as the thick one and I found a clear difference of the formula comparing both sides. The fatter side on application is more intense than the thin one and the formula is slightly more concentrated while the thin one has a gooey glaze, seems like a diluted version of the thick side.


You can create many dramatic looks as it's quite easy to use and beginners will love it. The drying-up issue was initially bothersome for me, which is not that bad with this eyeliner, in reality. It's still alive from 3 months (Sigh of relief.)


But you never know. ..Here's how it looks on my eyes.

I drew a dramatic zig zag eyeliner, it's fun to try out something new out of routine. How I did it? Ask for an eotd, it's so simple to do.


  • easy to apply
  • handy
  • affordable (not a burden on pocket)
  • have it if you are an Essence freak
  • ideal for creating dramatic looks
  • now no worries for a perfect winged eyeliner


  • Argh!!! Couldn't escape the drying issue
  • thin side seems more drier than the thick one
  • not the blackest black eyeliner
  • not long lasting

My Point Of View:
I am keeping this for the only reason that it will help me creating dramatic looks, and uptill now its now dried up completely (like i expected it would),only the thin side is a little bothering one. Over all its a fine pen, I use it when I am in a rush to leave somewhere its really so easy in application and getting the perfect desired eyeliner that u want in seconds.

Purchased at: ENEM Store Liberty | Price: 560 INR

Available atUlta | Price: $2.99

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Comment by annamaria Kyriazis on January 29, 2014 at 12:19pm

thanks for the review :-)

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