Guerlain’s The Eye Pencil ($31; shop.nordstrom.com) is one I’ve wanted to try for a long time now after reading a few rave reviews. The obvious choice was the jet black color Black Jack, which has always been out of stock, so I ended up picking Katy Navy, a gorgeous metallic blue with hints of grey.
Its a twist up, retractable pencil with a sharpener included and the gel-like formula is smooth, creamy and does not tug or pull along the lash line. I assume the formula is waterline safe, but Katy Navy has a little bit of shimmer going on, so I keep it strictly to the lash lines. It is a beautiful shade of blue, nothing like what I have in my stash and the color payoff is decent with the color being fully buildable in just two strokes. I din’t have any problems with irritation, but then, I also kept it to the lash line because of the finish. As for it being waterproof, I wouldn’t call it very smudge or waterproof, as it tends to rub off a little overtime, but doesn’t smear or move around too much. It is water-resistant though. Overall, I love the color and the formula is great too. If you do like a pop of blue without wanting something too bright and colorful, Katy Navy is a one to definitely check out!