Britney’s family have done it again… will she ever really be free?
Britney’s family have done it again… will she ever really be free?

Sarah Finnan

Supper Club: Ed Smith’s Borough Market spiced butterflied mackerel
Supper Club: Ed Smith’s Borough Market spiced butterflied mackerel

Meg Walker

16 great prints and posters to add some life to your walls
16 great prints and posters to add some life to your walls

Megan Burns

Social Pictures: InterContinental Dublin Horse Show Ladies Day
Social Pictures: InterContinental Dublin Horse Show Ladies Day

Sarah Gill

Lunchtime Fashion Fix: Casual work outfits to elevate your current office attire
Lunchtime Fashion Fix: Casual work outfits to elevate your current office attire

Sarah Finnan

You won’t mind leaving your dishes on the counter with these surprisingly chic dish drainers
You won’t mind leaving your dishes on the counter with these surprisingly chic dish drainers

Lauren Heskin

Sick of the clutter? How to detox your wardrobe (and not regret it)
Sick of the clutter? How to detox your wardrobe (and not regret it)

Louise Slyth

If I knew then what I know now: Evelyn Moynihan, CEO of Kilkenny Group, on risk-taking
If I knew then what I know now: Evelyn Moynihan, CEO of Kilkenny Group, on...

Fiona Alston

August 09: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
August 09: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Finnan

Getting hitched with your kids in tow – madness or magic?
Getting hitched with your kids in tow – madness or magic?

Jessie Collins

Image / Beauty

Shopping fix: Fenty Beauty’s pathetically easy to use eyeliner


By Holly O'Neill
06th Feb 2020
Shopping fix: Fenty Beauty’s pathetically easy to use eyeliner

Introducing Fenty Beauty’s Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner.


If you are not the kind of person who finds eyeliner easy, meet Fenty Beauty’s Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner, €20.

I had kind of given up on pencil eyeliners. Liquids are so long-wearing and the brushes are so much easier to attempt winged eyeliner with than pencils, no? Pencils drag, they’re too thick, they don’t look slick enough. If I have enough time to attempt eyeliner, I’m choosing liquid. If I don’t have enough time, no eyeliner for me. Sound familiar?

The day Fenty Beauty’s Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner launched, I choose the bubblegum pink shade on a whim. I do not wear coloured eyeliner and tend towards the same brown eyeshadow every day, but after a week of watching graphic SS20 couture show beauty looks, I guess I was feeling adventurous.

The first thing you should know is that Fenty Beauty’s Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner comes in a rainbow of 20 shades. There are colour pops and neutrals, mattes, shimmers, metallics and glitters. There’s a rich navy, luxurious aubergine, electric yellow, retro pink, space-age silver and pure icy white.

The second thing you should know is that the colour is intense. There’s no building up to a bright yellow – as soon as that eyeliner touches your skin, the yellow is as electric on the first swipe as it is on the third. Fenty Beauty Flypencil is the most intensely pigmented eye product I have ever had.

The third thing you should know is that when you try Fenty Beauty Flypencil, you might openly weep. It is just so easy to use.

The first time I swiped it on, I had a perfect pink wing. This has never happened to me. You see, the packaging features a smart triangle shape that makes it easy to hold and control. More importantly, the formula is so creamy and smooth, it glides on. It doesn’t drag or pull. You have time to play with it before it sets, so you can swipe on a clean wing, or smudge it out with a brush or fingertip for a smoky eye.

Eyeliner has never been this simple for me. Seriously, watch how seamless it is in the video below by make-up artist Priscilla Ono.

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Priscilla Ono (@priscillaono) on

I’m not even finished fawning yet. Here are more benefits: Flypencil feels completely lightweight on the eyes, lasts perfectly all day, is water-resistant and does not smudge or transfer. It doesn’t end up in a curve on your eye crease by lunch. It stays in place. All day.

Not ready to go right in with a bright blue, yellow or pink eyeliner? Trace above your normal black cat-eye with a brighter colour to add a graphic touch of colour, but trust me, wearing a little bit of coloured eyeliner can change your day as much as wearing a great outfit can.

I just cannot fault the Fenty Beauty Flypencil in any way. It is perfect. Awards must be given.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Flypencil Eyeliner, €20

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is available at Harvey Nichols Dundrum and Boots.

Photography by Fenty Beauty.


Read more: 5 new skincare ingredients you’re about to see everywhere

Read more: Shopping fix: a faff-free, moisturising lipstick crayon

Read more: Shopping fix: a smoothening, glow-giving complexion enhancer

Read more: We tried and tested the Fenty Beauty Full Frontal MascaraBOB FOOTER