MUA have recently released their 3 in 1 Contour Pens. I was lucky enough to receive two of these pens in shades 3 and 6 (Fresh Mint and Smoked Plum).
The outer packaging explains the three different ways to use these pens. You can define and create a bold eye using the widest part of the nib, create a smoky eye using the mid part of the nib or use the tip of the nib to create precise lines around your eyes.
I’m going to get the only negative out of the way early on. The one thing that I dislike about these pens is the fact that I can’t see which colour the pen is without removing the lid. I personally would prefer if the bottom of the pen was coloured the same colour as the product.
The pens their selves are very soft and creamy and the colours are beautiful, with an almost metallic sheen to them.
|Top Shade 6 Smoked Plum – Bottom Shade 3 Fresh Mint|
Both of these swatches were with just one sweep of the pen. The colours are very build-able, this along with the nibs makes them very versatile.
|Left Shade 6 Smoked Plum – Right Shade 3 Fresh Mint|
Fair play to MUA, they did well with the colours, I love both of these colours against my blue eyes.
Due to the pens being so soft they glide straight on without any dragging or harshness on your eye at all. I’ve worn these both with and without primer. They do last well without primer but I would recommend using primer, especially if you have greasy lids like me and are planning on wearing them all day. They would last without primer if you were only wearing them for a couple of hours in the evening. Another way to hold them in place would be to use an eyeshadow to set them.
The Contour pens come in a range of seven different colours and cost just £1.50 each (yep, really!) you can buy them online from MUA Store or from Superdrug stores.
MUA seem to be the ones to watch at the moment, they’ve also released a new range of false eyelashes along with their very popular Love Hearts range and are set to release their own BB Cream from mid March.
*Disclaimer : MUA kindly sent me these products for review purposes. Despite this all opinions are, as always, 100% honest and my own. I am not being compensated in any way for this post.*