Availability: Babor Online
A practical wand combining an Eye Shadow and an Eye Liner to perfectly highlight the eye area. To make up the eyes quickly or freshen up the eye make-up when you are on the go! The long-lasting Eye Shadow powder is contained in the cap and is simply applied to the lid with the sponge applicator. On the other side of the wand is the matching Eye Liner. It twists out and in, providing just the right amount you need.
Babor’s Eye Shadow & Liner is a 2-in-1 product with an eye liner at one end and a powder shadow at the other. This product is available in 3 shade combinations. The shade in 01 Violet is reviewed below.
This duo comes in a double-ended, plastic, pencil-like tube. One end has the liner, which you can twist to reveal more product. The other has the eye shadow in the cap and a sponge-tip applicator.
The packaging is light-weight, but isn’t durable. Even without traveling with it, the cap for one end cracked and no longer fits securely. So be gentle with this packaging.
In the tube, the liner looks like a beautiful, shimmery, deep violet purple. Unfortunately, the formula isn’t creamy and the color payoff is very weak. One swipe of the liner barely transferred any color. Even after layering, the color wasn’t vibrant, even, or opaque. Once applied to the lids, it didn’t appear as poorly as it did in the swatches, but the liner is nonetheless disappointing.
The eye shadow is a brown-based, eggplant purple. As with the liner, it has finely-milled shimmers. The color payoff is much better with the eye shadow but it still applies unevenly and just doesn’t have the vibrancy you’d expect.
Ease of Use: 6.75/10
The liner has a stiff formula, so you have to layer the product several times for the color to show up. The shadow transfers color much better, but the application is patchy. You also have to dip the sponge-tip applicator into the cap several times to cover just one lid.
For $25.00 you get 3 grams of product. Josie Maran’s Rapid Eye Makeup Pen (also a 2-in-one product) costs $32.00 and contains 2.55 grams.