Reg: August 2001 Location: No. California Posts: 8194
Date: December 4, 2004
Price you paid?: $13.00
This remains my staple deep purple eyepencil. It's still nice and soft and non-crumbly as detailed below.
I actually measured it I've sharpened it about 3/4" down, more so than any other pencil I own, but it is not halfway finished yet as I'd thought before.
I have and still use Bordeauxline...I've found Permaplum to be slightly more versatile. The blue tone coordinates with more shadows, it makes the whites of my eyes look whiter, plus it looks pretty good on its own, when I'm too rushed to put on shadow.
I've used this pencil about half-way through by now. I'll expect it will last the full year and then some.
I'm impressed that this pencil has not changed at all since I got it. It's still just as smooth and soft as it was back then, it still holds a point just as well too.
I've sharpened it, by my standards, fairly often.
Permaplum has become my #1 most often used eye pencil. If I don't have time for eyeshadow or just don't feel like wearing it, Permaplum is what I'll most likely reach for.
Oh...if you have green eyes, you need this.
Permaplum is a very dark, blue-based purple. It goes on smoothly, lasts well (I'm not overly impressed with the lasting power of the Powerpoints, since my Prestige Automatic Waterproof eyepencil lasts the same at five bucks), and sports a bit of pink shimmer.
It also sharpens well; I've already sharpened mine (in my $2.50 MAC pencil sharpener). No crumbling or breaking.
Why not a drugstore purple eyepencil? It is the color. I have not seen a d/s purple eyepencil with just that color...the darkness, the blueness, the pink shimmer. All nice little touches that make this pencil so very wearable; I wear mine more often than my deep brown pencil.