Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Review: Zuzu Luxe Eyeliner and Gabriel Cosmetics Eye Liner

Zuzu Liner in Iguana
When looking for a more gentle eye liner, one of the first places I looked was my local health food store. I purchased one of Gabriel's eye liner pencils and used it until it ran out. Later, I was sent a sample of a Zuzu Luxe pencil in the shimmery green shade Iguana, and I discovered that the two pencils shared the same set of ingredients and the same manufacturer. I've reviewed them here, as one, so you can see how they performed.

  • Several color options from classic to fun
  • Available in shimmer and matte shades
  • Soft, creamy formula
  • Retail availability
  • Gentle ingredients
  • Matte shades may fade without primer
These pencils come in similar but slightly different color selections. Gabriel tends to be a bit more classic, while Zuzu offers more trendy and youthful shades. Like all Gabriel products, these lines are vegan and gluten-free, which is always a plus for me. They rate about a low 2 on the EWG Skin Deep database, which is quite gentle. When I used the black matte shade from Gabriel, I found it lasted about 4-6 hours without primer. The Zuzu iguana, on the other hand, lasted all day with two layers. I suspect this has something to do with the shimmery aspect, but I think a primer would help the matte shades last longer. Gabriel tends to have good retail availability, which makes the moderate $12-14 price point more reasonable. If you're looking for quality pencils that perform similar to conventional products but have safer ingredients, Gabriel and Zuzu offer a nice selection.

Also available on Amazon.com: Gabriel and Zuzu pencils.

Product Ratings (out of 5)


Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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