July 04, 2015

Review: LORAC Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil

LORAC Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil

LORAC has released several new products to their permanent line, including the new Front of the Line Pro Eye Pencils. They retail for $20 (0.012 oz) in-store and online at Ulta, and will be available on the LORAC Website.

There are dozens upon dozens of eyeliners to choose from, so how does this one match up?

Let's get in to the review!

The Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencils are available in 14 shades, from light neutrals to black. The pencils come in a sleek metallic slimline case, they are also retractable, so there's no need to sharpen them. Perfect for throwing in your purse and for on the go touch ups.

The shade I have is the standard "Black". It is a flat matte black, no shimmer, no sparkle. It is very intense deep black, definitely not a charcoal or ashen black.

LORAC Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil

LORAC Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil

Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil


LORAC claims these eyeliners are:

"long-lasting, waterproof eye pencil comes in a variety of highly-pigmented, ultra-smooth, matte and metallic PRO shades to easily create any look you desire"

As far as being long-lasting, I disagree. After 4 to 5 hours, the liner had completely transferred and smudged down from my lower lash line to my face. The liner had faded and worn down, it looked terrible.

When I tried to apply it to the water line, I had to build up the color quite a bit, and even then it was not an intense color. The liner stayed put for about 2 hours before fading and eventually breaking apart.

LORAC Front of the Line Pencil in "Black" After 5 Hours

Is it waterproof, yes. But it will come off if you smudge it with your fingers.

They are very pigmented and very smooth. The pencil glided on very easily and the color was very opaque and didn't skip or catch. I would say, be careful with the black shade as it can be too intense if you don't use a light hand.

I will say, this did not irritate my eyes, so if you have sensitive eyes, don't worry about the formula irritating your eyes.

Overall, while the formula is very creamy and the color was opaque and intense, the fact that it transfers and bleeds after only 4 to 5 hours is what kills this pencil for me. Keep in mind I do have oily eyelids. There is a great color selection, so if you have drier eyelids, maybe give this a shot. But for the lower lash line, it was a complete fail.


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