Prestige is a brand that’s relatively new to me. I’ve seen people say good things about them on the internet, but I just don’t see their products in stores much. A couple of months ago, I noticed that my nearby Bed Bath & Beyond had a skinny sliver of a display for Prestige within their cosmetics section, and I decided to grab a few of their pencil eyeliners. I walked away with Deepest Black, the vibrant Lively Turquoise, and the more muted Daring Green. I was particularly excited about Daring Green because just earlier that day I’d seen that Chanel was coming out with an khaki green eyeliner for the fall, and I thought it’d be really helpful for my bank account if I could just nip that temptation in the bud with a cheaper pencil of a similar color.
Of course, that trick only works if the pencil is decent. Thankfully, these are really nice pencils and the price is just awesome. The rich, opaque color is very soft and easily glides onto skin. They give you a moment to smudge the color around, and then they set for long lasting wear. They don’t budge for me with just water and I need to use an eye makeup remover to take them off, though they come off just fine using a regular, non-waterproof makeup remover. My only complaint is that the black liner does not work well on the upper or lower waterline. Beyond that, I just wish their color selection was a little broader, but for $5.50 I can deal with the limitations.
Deepest Black is indeed a very deep, dark black with a matte finish, while Daring Green and Lively Turquoise both have some luminosity to them. I’d say the sheen is most apparent with Daring Green simply because the color is deeper so you see more contrast when it shines. It has a nice golden sheen to it that makes me think ‘forest’ more than ‘army’.
I enjoyed Lively Turquoise a bit earlier in the summer, and have just started trying out Daring Green now that summer is winding down. Though, between the three of them Deepest Black has seen the most use just because it’s one of the quickest and easiest black liners I have on hand right now.
Here I’m wearing Lively Turquoise along the upper lash line, with a thin line of Maybelline’s gel eyeliner in Blackest Black just along the very base of the upper lashes and Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara.
Next up is Daring Green, which I’m wearing here just smudged along the upper lash line and finished with Rimmel’s ScandalEyes Show Off mascara (see my review/product comparison for this mascara here). I really like how soft and neutral it looks, and it’s such a quick and easy look for fall. You can especially see the sheen it has in the photo of me closing my eyes.
And finally, here’s some Deepest Black. It’s deep, dark color really stands up to bolder eye shadows, and a matte finish on my black eyeliner is generally my personal preference. Being able to stand up to the waterline would have made this a little more versatile, but otherwise I find this pencil so easy and reliable (and cheap!) that I can forgive ’em for this one issue. Here, I’m also wearing and Sonia Kashuk’s Jewel of an Eye eye shadow palette for Fall ’13 and Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara.
Have you had a chance to try out any of the Prestige eyeliners?