Hikari Cosmetics Storm Mechanical Eyeliner Review+Swatches

 Hikari says their Mechanical Eyeliners have a "smooth formula for easy application." They go one ti call them the "perfect mechanical eyeliner that you can smudge for a smoky look or use to define your eyes." Hikari offers their Mechanical Eyeliners in six shades, I'm reviewing Storm, which I received in an Ipsy Bag. This liner sells for $13 and can be purchased through the brand's website. Hikari Cosmetics is cruelty free. This eyeliner was made in China.

 Hikari's Mechanical Eyeliner comes in a black square plastic tube; the Hikari logo is printed on it in white lettering. Product twists up smoothly. Hikari was kind enough to include a sharpener, which pulls out of the bottom of the pencil.
 I don't really like twist up eyeliners, if I'm honest. I always find them drier, stiffer, and less pigmented than the kind of pencils that you sharpen. Does that hold true for Hikari's Mechanical Eyeliner? Heck yeah it does, this thing is awful! Hikari's eyeliner is very hard, it drags across the eyelid, depositing almost no color along the way. It takes three or four passes to show up on me, at least in any noticeable way. Forget smudging this pencil, it bunches up in the weirdest, most uneven way, as shown in my swatch below. Hikari's Storm eyeliner lasts decently, about seven hours before it starts to fade.

Storm is described as a "slate grey with light shimmer." This is a neutral, medium grey with a satin finish and no visible shimmer.
Hikari's Mechanical Eyeliner in Storm is no good. There's practically no pigmentation, and the formula is dry as a bone. Storm is a great basic color, but most brands do a similar grey shade, but with a superior formula. Please don't waste your money on Hikari's eyeliner, you will not be impressed.

ceresin, microcrystalline wax, isododecane, decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, paraffin, isopropyl myristate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben, bht. may contain +/-: mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), red iron oxide (ci 77491), yellow iron oxide (ci 77492), black iron oxide (ci77499), fd&c yellow no.5 lake (ci 19140), fd&c blue no.1 lake (ci 42090), fd&c red no.40 lake (ci 16035) mangaese violet (ci 77742)

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  1. I think this is the strangest eyeliner I've ever seen, and possibly the worst! Yikes!

    1. Yeah its probably in the top five worst eyeliners that I've tried.

  2. This doesn't look like a storm