Here's another Jordana item I've never tried before. It's their 7" Eyeliner Pencil. The have a pretty wide variety of eye pencils, but this is the biggest and the cheapest at only $1.29 each. But, is cheaper really better?
In this case, no. Cheaper is not better. Cheaper is very much not better.
Jordana's website makes these claims about the 7" Eyeliner Pencils:
• Rich, Dense Color Resists Fading
• Lines, Defines, Accentuates
• Smooth-Glide Formula
• Stays Put in All Weather
• Made In USA
Only one of those claims is true. Can you guess which one?
I don't have much else to say about these, so I'll just give a quick rundown.
What I liked:
- Low price.
- Terrible pigmentation.
- Hard, sharp pencils can really hurt the eyes.
- No color payoff.
- Severe tugging on the lid occurs when applying.
- Sticky, waxy formula once you have enough on your eye for the color to show up.
- Not blendable or smudgeable, very sticky and stiff feeling.
- Cheap wood barrel splinters and can harm eyes.
- Nearly impossible to use.
In all honesty, these are not good at all. They're unusable. I actually really irritated the skin on my arm from swatching these hard, sharp, scratchy, pigment-less pencils. I don't recommend them and despite the super low $1.29 price tag, I would not even pay that little amount for these.
If you're looking for an inexpensive drugstore eyeliner pencil, my favorite is the Milani Liquif'Eye line. They're soft and silky, never tug, are waterproof when dry, are super pigmented and absolutely a steal at $8. I know that $8 is much higher than $1.29, but those are truly worth every cent.
(These were sent to me for review.)