Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils Review and Swatches

Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils

Sent for review were four new Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils. They are incredible eye liner pencils that you need to own!

Eye of Horus is proud to be cruelty free. This is their statement that they sent to me, “All Eye of Horus products are cruelty free and all ingredients supplied are cruelty free. No Animal testing on products or ingredients.” They do not sell any products in China! eye of horus goddess pencils

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Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Spring 2013 Launches

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is cruelty free (certified by Leaping Bunny), and all of their products are free from talc, perfumes and chemical dyes, and are non-comodogenic (they won’t clog your pores).

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Youngblood has some great new items that will be available beginning March 1st. I have three of the four items to share with you. The only one that I don’t have is Minerals in the Mist: Relax –  A blend or botanicals to help to hydrate and increase the smoothness of your skin.

Youngblood Incredible Wear Gel Liner in the Color Lagoon

Youngblood has another gel liner that is very pigmented and lasted until I took it off with makeup remover in the evening. It did not budge!  The formula is what I take for granted with their formulas: very smooth and able to give me a very precise line. Lagoon is a gorgeous teal that has what Youngblood describes as an “iridescent, golden sheen.”

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Lagoon is for all skin tones, but Youngblood writes that it would be especially beautiful against eye colors with warm undertones.

Ingredients/Benefits: Formulated with Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant to help protect the skin’s oil balance, and Iron Oxide which gives the gel its great pigment.

The price is $21.00 USD/.10 oz

Youngblood Minerals Anti-Shine Mattifier Oil Control Solution

For those of you who have very oily skin, this is the product for you! This product can be used by both women and men.

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Here’s how you would use it. Follow your usual usual skin routine, and then before you have applied foundation, you put the anti-shine mattifier oil control solution on your face.

It works to absorb excess surface oil on your skin. The mattifier is formulated with Nigella Oil, which has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, Other ingredients of Nigella and Pumpkin Seed oils serve to purify and balance the skin.

You can apply the products in three different ways. You can, of course, use the sponge that is provided, you can use a liquid foundation brush, or simply use your fingertips.

Love the compact packaging!

Usage: Apply with the enclosed reusable sponge on desired areas to control shine. Our Anti-Shine Mattifier can also be applied with directly with fingertips.

Using the Anti-Shine Mattifier and you’ll see that it immediately gives your skin an all day mattifying effect.

Price/Size: $36.00 retail /0.25 oz/7 g

Youngblood Lipstick in the Color Debalicious

Debalicious is a very creamy bubblegum pink lipstick. It is a lanolin-free formula and your lips will feel really smooth as it has natural oils, minerals and Candellia wax. There is also Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant.

All skin tones can wear this color.

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You can wear this alone, or put a little lipgloss on top for an extra shiny look.

Price/Size: $19.00 retail/.14 oz /4 g

 

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Eye of Horus: Mascara, Eyeliner, Liquid Liner and More

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The first thing that I would like to write about the company, eye of horus, is that, of course, they are cruelty free, and they kindly supplied a statement that I am thrilled to share with you:

All eye of horus products are cruelty free and all ingredients supplied are cruelty free. No Animal testing on products or ingredients.

Well Done, eye of horus!

Introduction to eye of horus

Since eye of horus is new to my blog, a little introduction is in order. One of the owners, Amy, let me know how her company began.

“Holly and I have been friends for past 20 years. We’ve been through primary and high school, and backpacked through Europe together. Eye of horus was our next venture together.

We do have a natural skincare which was seven years in the making, and through this journey we learned about all the ingredients, what’s good, what’s bad, etc..

We started selling the mascara (as that was our only product we had at this time) at country markets throughout Victoria, promoting the brand.

We had repeat customer who loved the products and then who approached us to stock it, so the direction came from there.

We had our first public launch last August at International spa and beauty expo last year where the mascara was voted best in show by Spa Australasia. We now have around 160 stockists throughout Australia, and have just launched into New Zealand.

With the brand, we researched what the ancient Egyptians used back in the day, and it was all your natural waxes and oil; this is how the brand, eye of horus came about.”

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“Representing regeneration, health and protection, the ancient Egyptian Symbol of the Eye of Horus ensures healing, wisdom and prosperity to its bearer.”

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Eye of Horus uses only natural ingredients, and “in the style of the ancient Egyptians to deliver cosmetic products that are affordable, non-irritating and effective.”

As Amy noted, to follow the “style of ancient Egyptians” only plant based ingredients and waxes are used including the following: carnauba wax, beeswax, rice bran wax, and candelilla wax.

eye of horus Ultimate Goddess Gift Bag

I received an “Ultimate Goddess Gift Bag,” in a black mesh makeup bag.

eye of horus: What is included?

  • Mascara
  • Natural Smokey Eye Pencil and Custom Cosmetic Sharpener
  • Liquid Define Liner
  • Compact Mirror
  • Microfiber Cleansing Cloth

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Ingredients: Carnauba wax, Beeswax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Candelilla Wax, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer, Iron Oxide (black), Water.

What I love is that the brush is as advertised, very flexible. The design and the size of the mascara “teeth” really worked with my eye size and shape. It delivered an even coating of mascara to curl my lashes. Eye of Horus mascara did not smudge and I put it to the test with very hot and humid weather (will describe further on in the post). The mascara is suitable for even sensitive eyes.

Do you all know this tip from the Eye of Horus? “Get more mileage from your mascara. For a better finish to your lashes, don’t pump your wand–twist and pull!” Plus, it dries out your mascara!!

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Ingredients: Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax

 

 


 

As you can see, one end of the Pencil has a smudger.

 

 

 

The Smokey Eye Liner Pencil is most definitely 100% waterproof, and it glides on with no need to tug on your eyes to line them. Incredible black pigment. I used it to line my lower lashes. You do have to purchase the cosmetic sharpener because of the soft waxes and oils in the Eye Pencil. (photo below)

 eye of horus Liquid Define Eye Liner

 

Liquid Define Eye Liner was very easy to use because I felt like I was using a magic marker. It has a gorgeous black color (swatch below). With the  Liquid Eye Liner, I was able to make a thick or thin line. Liquid Define Eye Liner was used to line across my upper lid on the lash line. I’m not a makeup artist, and I always find that the easiest way for me to apply the liquid eyeliner is with small dashes, as close to my eyelashes as I can get.

 

 

 

I tried to rub off both of these swatches after only 2 minutes on my arm. They wouldn’t budge.

The eye of horus cosmetics were tested in hot and humid weather. In fact, I decided to use a photo I took when the temperature was 38 °C / 100 °F !

I’m perspiring, (see under my eyes!!) but all of the eye of horus products held up beautifully!  

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<<<<<——-Yes, friends, that is perspiration!

 

 

Mascara used on upper and lower lashes.

Liquid Define Eye Liner was used to line across the upper lid on the lash line.

Smokey Eye Liner Pencil was used to line my lower lashes.

eye of horus 100% Cotton Microfiber Cleansing Cloth

The cloth is specially woven to remove Eye of Horus mascara. The natural waxes and oils in the mascara and eye liners are “melted off.”  The cloth removes debris and makeup from the skin.

Use warm water, and pat your eye lashes. The heat will melt the waxes onto the cloth. This can also be used as a facial cleanser! It will gently exfoliate your face and it removes other makeup that you may have used.

eye of horus Custom Compact Mirror

With a magnifying and mirror side, it’s the “perfect accessory for any Goddess.”

Eye of horus guarantees…”unsurpassed quality and integrity in our products. We offer a 100% money back guarantee of complete customer satisfaction.”

Cons: Nothing! I can’t find a single thing about the products, quality or performance, that didn’t work for me. The only downside would be paying for shipping if you do not live in Australia. Please remember this: if products don’t work for me, I would write what didn’t work, or simply not review at all. I don’t give “good reviews” just because a product(s) is sent. I am not obligated to post a review.

**Added note** Amy would like me to note “We have had a few comments from customers pronouncing our name incorrectly. It is actually pronounced Eye of Hor-rus  not Whore-rus.”

Disclosure: I received the products for review.  All links are for your convenience only.

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100 Percent Pure Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner

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100 Percent Pure Cosmetics (100% Pure) very kindly sent their Liquid Eyeliner, in Blackberry, for me to test. 

100 Percent Pure Cosmetics (100% Pure) natural, fruit pigmented cosmetics are the first and only cosmetics colored from antioxidant rich fruit and vegetable pigments. Other color cosmetics are colored with either synthetic dyes or minerals. A synthetic dye is when you see a product’s ingredient label and it has such items as: Blue #4, Red #40, Yellow #6, etc. 100% Pure has patents pending on their “Beauty Breakthrough.”

Here are my thoughts on the 100 percent pure cosmetics liquid eyeliner

I loved the applicator because it was very long and made it easy to line my eyes.

The eyeliner not only smells nice (just like berries!) it did not smudge/budge/run.

The formula is non-sticky.

The only aspect of the liner that I found difficult was that after several uses, it is creamy and does get thicker. That made it more difficult to create a smooth line. However, given the list that follows, I find that to be a very small issue.

The 100% Pure Liquid Eyeliner is:

100% Vegetarian

Gluten free

No synthetic chemicals

No artificial fragrances

No chemical preservatives  

No petrochemicals

Of course, the company/products are being reviewed because they are 100% cruelty free! 

Here’s something else to know about 100% Pure: their products have no chemical preservatives. Instead, they use a 100% natural preservative system, with natural ingredients, and a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants to naturally preserve their products.

Creamy Liquid Eyeliner: Net wt. 0.24 oz / 7 g
Price: US $16.00

Colors: Blackberry, Black Tea

Disclosure: Product sent for review. I am also an Affiliate because I love the products. If you don’t wish to purchase through my one affiliate link, put the web address in your browser, and purchase on your own.

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