Sunday, 18 March 2012

Fat Pencil Comparison

So for a while now all we seem to rave about are primers! And frankly, primers are easy to rave about since they are the key to success when it comes to make up!

When we did the primer comparison last time we got some questions about the Fat Pencils from Illamasqua, and decided to compare them so you'll get a peek of how they look.
The Fat Pencils are comparable with the Jumbo Pencils from NYX, but they are a bit drier, and all three of them contains shimmer.
We started with Perverse, since it is a lighter colour which one can use on the entire lid. The other two are much more pigmented and therefor might only be used up to the crease (unless you want to go bolder and up to the brow!) but they're still very beautiful and easy to use.
The way we use them is by simply draw lots of small lines with the Fat Pencil and smudge it out with a finger or brush.

We swatched the primers side by side and used the same eye shadow so you'll notice the difference between the primers. And never underestimate the fierceness of using a coloured primer!

Applied primers! 
Lime Crime Eye Shadow Helper's difference with the Medusa primer is simply more coverage. It's more pigmented while the Medusa one leaves a slightly glossy sheen.
Perverse is a killer to describe, since it has both silver and gold sheen in it.
Fickle has a bronzed tone with a warm tone.
Wilful is a rusty red-brown hue with metallic sheen

Time to compare them!
The eye shadow in use is Pure Pigment Furore from Illamasqua.
A nude peach shimmery pigment with lots of tiny sparkles! 
It has been applied on the primers in the same order as before.

From left to right:
Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eyeshadow Helper
Bare Skin
Medusa Stick it! Eye Primer
Illamasqua Fat Pencil Perverse
Illamasqua Fat Pencil Fickle
Illamasqua Fat Pencil Wilful

Pictures taken in two different angles since the shimmer made it difficult to see the undertone of the primers.
But boy aren't the result shifting between the primers!?
On the Lime Crime it got way more coverage than on bare skin, but on the Medusa Stick it! it got more creamy and glossy.
And it's easy to see the how the pigment changes in colour between the Fat Pencils.
On Perverse it got more golden.
On Fickle it got more of a browner tone, while on Wilful the result got a lot more redder.

Have you tried the Fat Pencils as primer? Or do you use it for anything else?

Hope you liked it!
Phlox and Azure!


CottonCandyINK said...

beautiful swatches

Lauren said...

These look amazing. Bronzes are my favourite eyeshadows.

Iridescent Colors said...

I haven't tried any of these-even though I love every single one you swatched. I tend to use NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. lol- I got hooked on it and have been.

Geena said...

This is awesome! I went crazy swatching some Sugarpill Chromalusts on so many of the NYX jumbo eye pencils I have. It's such a great way to get a great range of colors!

Luna said...

Wow thanks for the comparison , it's really helpful . I haven't tried the fat pencils . I want to try the Lime Crime one for sure .

Vulcan_Butterfly said...

Interesting post! Great comparison.

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