For the busy bee: The K-Palette Essence in Shadowliner

Confession: sometimes I feel guilty for not immediately writing about a particular product I'm enjoying. I've been doing this for so long that I'm hardwired to praise where praise is due, so when I don't do it fast enough, I feel like I've done something wrong. Haha. Is that weird? It's probably just me. I mean, it's not like anybody is waiting on it anyway!

So. Today I want to rave about the K-Palette Essence in Shadowliner (P950 in Beauty Bar). I got it October last year (I think), but it got buried under all the holiday collections that paraded through my door at the time. When I finally got to it I was impressed by the simple yet utterly useful concept: an eyeshadow tip and liquid liner in one pen. I love traditional eyeshadows but honestly it's hard to find the time to fiddle with those + a brush if I'm hurrying or headed off to just a casual thing. K-Palette's latest product is exactly what I need.

Two pens have brown eyeshadow for some quick definition, while the other two shades work as a lid wash or highlighters. The light shadows are barely discernible on my medium skin but the two brown shadows are pigmented! They also stick well even without primer. They'll fade in about four to five hours, but I don't mind since I'll be home by then. I can always use primer if I wanted a full day of wear.

As usual, the K-Palette liquid liners are flawless - they're pigmented and they last forever on me. I have tried the Black, Deep Brown. and Brown Black eyeliners in the past, but there's a "new" shade I don't think I've seen yet: a Pink Brown (combined with a Nude Pink eyeshadow). It's a brown eyeliner with a pink tint to it and some sparkles. I find it fun and different, a subtle change from the typical liner look.

The sponge tip is the same as the one in their eyebrow duos. It's a bit challenging to maneuver around the lids at first, but it's pretty easy once you get the hang of it. I like drawing a thick brown line on my lids, with a slight wing, and then topping it with the paired eyeliner.

The sponge tip is the same as the one in their eyebrow duos. It's a bit challenging to maneuver around the lids at first, but it's pretty easy once you get the hang of it. I like drawing a thick brown line on my lids, with a slight wing, and then topping it with the paired eyeliner.

Currently I've permanently installed the 01 Black x Brown liner in my tennis bag for my after-sports makeup, while the 02 Brown Black x Camel Brown is ALWAYS within easy reach in my makeup table. I use both regularly since I don't have much time for doing makeup lately; with these, brown smoky eye is possible in less than three minutes! Love it.

Overall I recommend the K-Palette Essence in Shadowliner to both eye makeup beginners and pros. The 01 and 02 in particular are extremely handy for a quick defined look, while 04 has an interesting liner and highlighter combo. ^_^ Try 'em soon and report back when you do, please! Would love to know your thoughts.