Review & Swatches: Jane Iredale Spring 2011 Mystikol Liners

Mystikols in Citrine & Aquamarine

This is a review for the 2 Mysikol eye liners from Jane Iredale’s Spring 2011 “Just For Me” collection. Citrine is a shimmering combination of ochre and metallic bronze with a gold highlighter. Aquamarine is a tropical green with a rose highlighter (the website says this is a blue, but this is definitely a green color).

Please see this post for the original promotional photos and full product information.

Company’s Description

A totally new kind of eyeliner and highlighter that creates definition around the eye for a soft, smoky eye effect. A creamy powder formula that won’t fade, crease or smear. Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and always formulated with exclusive skin care ingredients, Mystikol is safe for even the most sensitive eyes.

Packaging: 8/10

These are duo-ended liners that look like they’re in pencil form from the outside. Each end has a twist-off cap that reveals a sponge applicator. The color is stored in the cap that comes off. Just be careful when taking off the top; there’s a spring in the top so it will pop off if you’re not careful. I would prefer if these were simple twist-off caps without the spring.

Quality: 8.25/10

These liners have color on one end and a highlight on the other. All the colors are beautifully shimmery without being over-the-top.

Citrine is a deep brown color with golden shimmers. It is pigmented and opaque. Aquamarine is a forest green with shimmers, but is not opaque like Citrine.

The sponge applicators are pointed, so you can get both a smudged and fine line, depending on how you use them.

I didn’t have a problem getting any of the Citrine color out of the tube, but I had to re-dip the applicator for Aquamarine a few times and build up the color.

Both colors apply smoothly but will transfer/crease if used alone, so make sure you use an eye shadow base to keep them in place.

The highlighting colors work great. The color is shimmery without looking glittery–perfect for the inner corners of the eyes or under the brows.

Ease of Use: 8.5/10

You dip the sponge applicators into the cap to pick up color, then apply. Citrine picked up well, but I had to go back for the Aquamarine color a few times and layer the color.

You can easily smudge out the color with the sponge applicator, or use the tip to get a fine line.

Price: 7.75/10

You get 1.2 g of product for $20.00. MAC’s eye kohls are 1.45 g and $14.50 each. These liners are definitely on the pricey side. A slightly increased price is justified since you get two colors in one product, but $20.00 is still a bit high.

Toss if: you want a smudge-proof liner–these will stay all day with a primer, but they’re not smudge-proof like some liquid or gel liners
Try if: you want a product you can both use as a shadow and as a liner
Buy if: you want a 2-in-1 product works as both a liner and highlighter


Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica (CI 77019), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).

Mystikol Color Ends

Mystikol Highlighting Ends

Mystikol Swatches: Aquamarine & Citrine

Citrine Applied to Top Lash-Line, Aquamarine Applied to Lower Lash-Line

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