If you read my Three New Beauty Brands to Watch post from late August, you’ll have heard of the new Canadian indie beauty brand 19-99 Beauty. Or perhaps you’ve heard of them through their Instagram, which is where I initially found their eye-catching content. They offer a small edit of multi-functional products that cater to a wide age range of people (19 to 99 in fact, hence the brand name). Their tagline is “We are narrowing the generational beauty gap,” which I love and find so refreshing! If you want to read more about their ethos – and I really suggest you do – check out their About page.
Soon after my earlier post went live, the brand offered to send me their Precision Colour Pencils in two new shades that launched in September, Barna and Lustro. These pencils normally retail for $26.00 each. (There are two other shades in the line that I don’t have but am seriously considering picking up called Neutra and Voros.) To be honest I haven’t really used pencil liners for quite a while, thinking they were too fussy and too precise for me. But the Precision Colour Pencils have an amazingly creamy formula that’s gotten me excited to use liners again in my routine! I love how easy and multi-tasking they are, and how they inspire creativity.
In today’s post I’m going to chat about some specifics on the overall formula, and then I’ll briefly review each shade. Let’s dive in!
DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS, BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.
WHAT ARE THE PRECISION COLOUR PENCILS?
A pencil is the perfect format for creating added definition on eyes and lips, and our creamy-matte formula allows for versatile application on all areas of the face – as lip liner, lipstick, eyeliner, eyeshadow, shading and more.
Our Precision Colour Pencil is Cosmos certified organic and cruelty free.
The not-too-creamy, not-too-dry texture allows for smooth, versatile application and blendability.
Safe for use on lips, eyes, and cheeks.
As I’ve already mentioned, this is a very creamy formula that’s a cinch to apply and snap to blend out. If you want to use it as a traditional eyeliner, no problem. But if you want to blend it out all over the lid just like you would with an eyeshadow, it’s really just as easy to use.
I’d say the texture sits somewhere between a traditional MAC Eye Kohl (think Smolder or Powersurge) and a more waxy, long-wearing liner like the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil. It doesn’t dry down and completely set, but at the same time it doesn’t completely slide around and fade throughout the day, or at least not in my experience. Keep in mind I do have drier lids, so if you are more oily it may move around more on you.
The one potential ding I’ve noticed is how quickly the pencils have already worn down. I’ve had to sharpen both pencils at least twice, and I’ve only had them about a month. That’s how creamy the formula is, so if you use these frequently you will go through the product quite quickly.
But overall, I love the formula because it’s just so user-friendly. If you can’t draw a straight even line to save your life, like me, you’ll love these pencils!
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
A deep charcoal brown shade that can be used to define eyes and create dimension on lips. The creamy-matte formula is smooth for comfortable application and wear.
Barna is definitely my favorite of the two shades I have. It’s a rich, matte chocolate brown that creates instant depth when applied at full pigmentation, but blends out to a mid-tone, quasi neutral brown when used all over the lid. I apply it either as a traditional eyeliner, or an eyeshadow. You may be able to use it to create shadows on the face or around the lips, but I feel I’m little too timid/not skilled enough to do that.
There’s nothing like a good dark brown eyeliner, so I’m really enjoying this one!
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
A champagne, satin-pearl pencil that creates a soft highlight effect across skin tones. Designed for application wherever highlight is desired — inner corner of eyes, along lash line, brow bone, cupid’s bow, or elsewhere. Draw on and blend out with brush or fingers for a highlight effect.
Lustro is your highlighter pencil with its true champagne tone. I really like to apply it all over the eye, and blend it out with a dense synthetic brush for a soft pearly sheen. I also use it right in the inner corners of the eye, and along the bridge of my nose for some lift. I have tried using it on my cheekbones, but I find that the subtle sheen just disappears by the time it’s blended out across a broad surface. So that’s a bit disappointing. But on the eyes it looks really lovely.
RATING: 4 / 5 ⭐️
Would you try the 19-99 Beauty Precision Colour Pencils? What are your favorite pencil liners? I’d love to know!
xo, and be well, Erica