Wednesday, 29 June 2011

BECCA Automatic Eye Pencils in Goa and Majorca

I have mentioned the BECCA Automatic Eye Pencils in passing already. These were released with the Halcyon Days collection and there are two colours; Goa - a bronzey, medium brown and Majorca - an intense black. These are eye pencils of the housed in plastic, twist up variety. There is a sharpener on the end, you pull the smudger off and sharpener is on the opposite end. The sharpener works surprisingly well and I would say you do need to sharpens these occasionally.




The formula is creamy and highly pigmented. The black in particular is quite dense (if that makes sense) and as such, I find it doesn't glide on to the eye. This is why I think it can be necessary to sharpen, otherwise you can end up with quite a thick line. There is a short window of time in which you can smudge the line. I've not used the smudger on my eyes but I have had a play and it's nice and soft and smudges well. Once it sets the line doesn't budge and lasts for hours. Perfect for watery eyes!

Left - Majorca, Right - Goa



Goa smudged

The black is good for really dark and lasting definition, it is such an intense black. I'd hoped to use it for tightlining along the lashes but I find I can't be precise enough with it to use it this way. I love the bronzey brown colour of Goa. The intensity of the bronze effect changes according to the light. Catch it at the right angle and it has the most beautiful shimmer. I'm tempted to say that Goa is my favourite of the two, simply because of the unique colour.

The pencils cost £18.00 each and are available from BECCA counters and online.

Disclosure: These were both PR samples. I went on to buy one for my recent giveaway as I liked them so much.


  1. These are so beautiful and sound amazing, thanks for sharing! x

  2. I've just ordered the Majorca thanks to your great review, thanks for sharing. x

  3. goa does look lovely but I am just so loyal to my laura mercier brown copper

  4. Goa is beautiful! If I wore pencils, this would be on my list stat!

  5. I love Goa...such a beautiful bronze! I really like wearing colors in that family. Now I just have to decide if I really NEED it...

    Thanks for the review!

  6. I think Goa is very pretty! I bet it looks beautiful with your eye color.

  7. Agree re Goa- so interesting with the shimmer

  8. I love both of these. Great colours, amazing staying power and they do not irritate my eyes at all, unlike other long-lasting (gel-type) eyeliners like the Armani.
    Nina x

  9. I actually prefer Goa! Majorca is just south of how rich I like my blacks but i've been looking into doing a gold/black double liner.

  10. Thank you all so much for the comments.

    @Marina: Thank you, it’s my pleasure to share pretty things as always :)

    @Madame Gourmand: I look forward to hearing what you think.

    @luv2smilexo: I’m going to have to look that one up.

    @Zuzu’s Petals: Are you a non-eyeliner person or do you prefer gel?

    @Lipstick Musings: I really like Goa, the bronze element is beautiful. Good luck with your decision!

    @HDTM: It is a colour that seems to compliments my eyes. I love bronzey-brown liners.

    @Me, my best and I: I really like it too. I feel inspired to do an eye look with it tomorrow!

    @Nina: That’s really useful to know you find these easier on the eyes that the gel liners. I love that they last so long.

    @Eden-Avalon: Ooh, gold/black double liner sounds fab!

    Jane x

  11. I totally see where you're coming from, Goa seems like a lovely shade!!!
    Great liners you got there! ;)

    In other news, I'm starting to compile a wishlist for a future Zuneta order... I may hassle u on here or on twitter until I'm fully decided, haha!!! :)


  12. Sorry for the super late reply but anytime you want help compiling a Zuneta shopping list, I'm here for you :D xx


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