Shop My Stash – Rodial Smokey Eye Pen

Hello, hello!

Today I have another installment of Shop My Stash. I’ve been using the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in the shades Perversion and Zero for several years now, and ignoring all of the other black eyeliners in my stash (most of which I got when I had my Ipsy Glam Bag subscription). In my quest to use things up, I re-discovered the Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in my stash. [info in italics taken from the Shopper’s / Pharmaprix website]

Shop My Stash - Rodial Smokey Eye Pen

Enhance the eyes with super-rich pigment and gel-effect definition with this dark […] smokey eyeliner. This long-lasting soft formula easily blends for a buildable smokey eye effect with all day hold.

Shop My Stash - Rodial Smokey Eye Pen

The pencil goes on super smooth, and it is mega dark black – very pigmented. I mainly use it in my lashline and it stays put until I remove it at the end of the day.

Shop My Stash - Rodial Smokey Eye Pen

As you can see from the swatch above, you can smudge it a bit for a smokey effect, but only when first applied, it seems to “set” and then doesn’t budge! Despite being long wearing, it removes easily and doesn’t leave a dark residue behind. I think it is my new Holy Grail black eyeliner – I’m so happy that I re-discovered this one!

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Comparison swatch from left to right – Rodial Smokey Eye pen thick, Rodial Smokey Eye Pen thin, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Zero, and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Perversion.

Have you tried this eyeliner?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This came in an Ipsy Glam Bag, that I paid for.

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2016

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2016

Hello, hello!

My Ipsy Glam Bag for the month of August arrived last week but I was finally able to photograph everything over the weekend when I opened my shiny pink envelope.

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2016

So let’s get to it! Here’s the bag and the little insert card:

The bag is pretty cute. I wish that there was a print on both sides but the other side is plain.

Ipsy GlamBag Aug3

I received two sheet masks from Sally’s Box / Secret Garden – one is the Camellia Oil Ampoule Mask and the other is the Olive Oil Ampoule Mask. I was not able to find any information as to whether or not this brand is cruelty-free so if anyone can confirm the company’s status, please get in touch!

The Camellia Oil one is supposed to be used for moisturizing + lifting + ultra moisturizing – no that is not a typo, that is what is says on the package! The Olive Oil one is listed as being for moisturizing + smoothing + lifting. I noticed that it contains fragrance in the ingredient list, so I will  be gifting these to someone with less sensitive skin (probably to my mother).

Ipsy GlamBag Aug5

A sample size of the Nyx Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam. I was really happy about getting this as it was on one of my wish lists of things to try! Nyx is a cruelty free brand.

A full size lip crayon from Lord & Berry in shade Intimacy. I have a lot of similar colours already, so this one will be gifted to my mother. In researching whether or not Lord & Berry was cruelty free, I found a lot of different opinions. I could not find any information directly on the Lord & Berry website – not even a FAQ section!

A full size Smokey Eye Pen from Rodial, in shade black. You can never have too many black eyeliners in my opinion. This brand is cruelty free. This eyeliner is super long wearing.

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2016

A sample size of the Perfecting Face Polish from Organic Surge. I love skincare products, especially when it says on the package “suitable for sensitive skin”. This is a cruelty free brand. I’m looking forward to trying this once I use up my current facial scrub from Sukin.

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2016

So there you have it, my August Ipsy Glam Bag! I will use three of the five products. I would rate this bag a 6 out of 10 for the products, and 9 out of 10 for the bag design (I’m taking off one point because the back of the bag is blank).

How did my Ipsy Glam Bag compare to yours?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I paid for this Ipsy Glam Bag.