I had originally intended to publish separate reviews for these two eye pencils, but the inner lazy in me reared up its ugly head. Presenting my combined review of the two Eye of Horus eye pencils that I have: the Natural Smokey Eye Pencil, and the Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil.
Eye of Horus is an Australian company that focuses on using natural waxes and oils in their products. The aim is to make sensitive-skin-friendly eye products, and their company tagline is “to awaken the goddess in every woman”. Each of their eye pencils (as well as the mascara and eyeliner) costs Php990.
The have the same length, and both come with a smudger on the opposite end of the pencil. The one with the gold cap is the Natural Smokey Eye Pencil while the one with the brown cap (which is almost indistinguishable from the black caps btw) is the Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil.
A close up of the pencils show the branding near the pencil side and the name of the product on the smudger side. For the Natural Smokey Eye, it has the following on the back: “Long wearing liner pencil for exotic eyes; With Mango & Jojoba Oil PARABEN FREE” and the shade which is black.
For the Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil, the name of the product is the one near the pencil side while the branding is on the smudger side. At the back it states “Smoothest velvet waterproof formula glides without smudging. Long Lasting. PARABEN FREE” and the shade (in case it wasn’t clear) which is brown.
Here are the swatches on my arm. As you can see, the Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil is a very dark brown and is actually almost black. The nice thing about these pencils is that once they set, they stay put! The not-so-nice thing about these pencils though not a fault of theirs is that I find it hard to use. No matter how much I try, I could not get a thin line from these pencils even newly sharpened. I would admit however that a majority of that is my decided inexpertise on lining my eyes.
Here is my attempt on lining my eyes with the Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil. It’s a little cringeworthy, as you can see some uneven blobs of it in the middle. I smudged it with the smudger end to help it set. If I didn’t, I would get even more blobs of product but in the middle of my lid (thanks, hooded eyes).
It kind of looks better when my eyes are opened. Or so I would like to believe! Some people have told me you can use these pencils for a smokey-eye effect (even the colored ones!) but I haven’t tried that yet. All in all I really like these pencils, even if I am not using them to their maximum potential. I would really like to collect these, especially the Teal Malachite and Emerald Tabula ones. I’m also excited as they will be releasing their eyeshadow palettes soon!
Eye of Horus is available through the Glamourbox Boutique and selected Snoe Beauty kiosks. EoH is cruelty-free.
Pros: very pigmented; long-lasting; waterproof; cruelty-free
Cons: expensive, a little difficult to find/purchase