As I mentioned at the end of my review of Jordana’s Sedona Red Easyliner for lips last week, I planned to buy a few additional shades of the Easyliner lip pencil to see if they lived up to Sedona Red in quality. After buying two more shades, the natural Tawny and the deep reddened plum Plush Plum, I’m happy to report that they do! The texture does vary a bit by shade, but I’m happy with the texture of each pencil.
I didn’t mention this in my original review, but these pencils are truly retractable – they twist both up and down, which I appreciate. And as you can see, the pencils are made of colored plastic that roughly matches the shade of lip liner – not exactly elegant, but definitely convenient.
Tawny is a neutral. It would work especially well under any sort of my-lips-but-better type shade, and could probably be worn under most lipsticks to extend the wear without significantly altering the color of the lipstick. Tawny has the driest texture of the three, as you can tell from the lip swatch – more of a classic lip pencil texture, rather than a lipstick texture. However, it didn’t drag or pull when I applied it, and I think the dryness means that it would actually wear quite well. The dryness also made it easy to apply precisely (although it’s a light color, so precision is less important).
Plush Plum is a gorgeous deep red/plum that I will happily wear on its own as a lipstick. It has the creamiest, softest texture of the three pencils. While that made it very easy to fill in my lips, it actually made it more difficult to get precise edges. When wearing this alone, I will apply, blot, and apply again. You know a lip liner is creamy if you need to blot it!
Here are all three lip pencils swatched together:
Now I’m intrigued by the Easyliners for eyes. Hmm . . .