19-99 Beauty recently launched their new spring collection featuring three new Precision Colour Pencils in some seriously bright shades. You may remember me chatting about this Canadian indie brand last year here on the blog, but after gifting me two of their neutral eye pencils last year (which I reviewed here) they very kindly sent me their spring line-up including Wasser, Rozsa, and Meleg. I’ll take you through each shade in today’s post, and talk about how I like to use them in my makeup routine.
A quick note before I start:
I discussed the formula of the Precision Colour Pencils in my earlier review linked above, but in short they are phenomenal! (In fact, I love them so much they made my top 10 beauty discoveries list of 2020.) If you’re hopeless at eyeliner like I am, then you’ll particularly like these pencils because they are so, so easy to use. They are insanely creamy, making application a snap, and they stay creamy. That’s very important to know because they don’t completely set (think traditional MAC kohl liners). But even if you don’t want to use these on your eyes, you can multi-task with them and use them on the face or the lips (depending on the shade I guess). There’s just so much potential for play here, especially if you like being creative with your makeup.
For the record, each Colour Precision Pencil retails for $26.00. So, just slightly more pricey than your Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencils.
DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS, BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.
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If you know German (and I don’t) you may get an idea as to what this shade is. Well spoiler alert, wasser means water in German, and sure enough this is a gorgeous cobalt-like blue. It’s completely matte, which makes it a bit more versatile and wearable, especially if you want to blend it out over the whole eyelid. However, this definitely makes for a more “editorial” look. I really don’t know how to make blue eyeshadow look good on me, so I prefer to wear this strictly as a bright pop of color along the lash line. It’s perfect going into spring/summer, especially if you pair it with golds and bronzes. I love a bit of blue liner smudged over a light wash of gold shadow!
This might be my favorite of the bunch! Rozsa is a vibrant matte red-pink that I love blending out over my cheeks as blush. You’d be surprised how easy it is to use in this way. I sometimes will add a bit into other cream blushes to boost their pigment or change the tone, but I just as often use it completely by itself over a bit of bronzer. I don’t draw it directly onto my cheeks, but instead scribble a bit onto the back of my hand. I then pick it up on my finger and gently tap it over the apple of my cheeks. This formula is so creamy and blendable that it’s an absolute joy to work with. But be warned, Rozsa is so punchy that you just need a touch to make an impact, and the pigment stays vibrant for hours and hours. You could play with this on the lips or even on the eyes as well, but I really prefer it on the cheeks.
The last of the new spring trio is Meleg, an almost primary orange with a red undertone. This is another shade that could be used in so many ways on the face: on the eyes, blended out lightly across the cheeks, or filled in on the lips for a bright pout. Meleg is also matte in finish, and I love using it either as a bright orange liner (again, I can’t make orange work as an all-over eyeshadow), or as a pop on the cheeks. I use and apply it in just the same way as I do with Rozsa.
What do you think of the new spring collection from 19-99 Beauty? Would you pick up any of the colors? I’d love to know!
xo, and be well, Erica
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