Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen
Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen

Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen ($55.00) is a double-ended liquid eyeliner with a calligraphy brush on one end and a squatter, thicker felt-tip on the other. It’s a very deep black (and frustratingly, I still can’t get my black liquid eyeliners to really photograph as black as they are–they always turn brown-ish), but I can assure it is an incredibly rich, deep dark black.

The calligraphy brush is amazing; it makes applying liquid eyeliner a breeze, and you can achieve such thin, precise lines with hardly any pressure. The brush is nicely saturated, so it doesn’t skip or drag while applying, so you can get crisp, opaque line. The calligraphy brush is capable of thicker lines, but it excels at the thin lines in particular.  The formula is very wet, and it takes a few seconds to dry down and set.

The felt-tip side can create thicker lines while still applying with continuous flow across the skin–no dragging or skipping. In the swatch, you can see the eyeliner bled outside the original line, compared with the calligraphy brush as an applicator, which delivered an equally thick line but no bleeding. Sometimes, this can occur when swatched, but the actual performance on the eyelid is better, which was the case here (same thing happened with Hourglass Jett).  The actual liquid eyeliner, regardless of which applicator is used, lasted ten hours on me without flaking or smudging. It removed easily with my shu uemura cleansing oil.

I haven’t tried it myself, but I have heard good things about Jesse’s Girl Liquid Eyeliner, which has an applicator that looks incredibly similar to the calligraphy brush end to this, so I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for that in stores and see how it compares, because I know that this price point is difficult to swallow. (And there are many stellar black liquid eyeliners on the market.)

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Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen
Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen

Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen
Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen

Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen
Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen

Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen
Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen

Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen
Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen (Calligraphy Brush)

Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen
Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen (first two with Felt-Tip, third with Calligraphy Brush)

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15 thoughts on “Tom Ford Deeper (01) Eye Defining Pencil Pen Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. The calligraphy tip is quite similar to the ones common in Asian market, with Dollywink being my favorite. I think aside from Jesse’s Girl, Physicians Formula also make liquid eyeliners with similar applicator. It really is amazingly good! It doesn’t wear out nearly as quickly as felt tip, and it allows me to draw very thin lines with ease — A lifesaver if, like me, you don’t have much eyelid real estate. 😉

  2. While I like the idea of a liquid liner that offers two different types of application, $55 is a bit excessive. I understand that it is Tom Ford, and I’m sure there are people who will purchase this and love it. It’s just not for me. Especially when I can find drugstore liners that I like for a fraction of the cost.

  3. Vanessa

    I have this and love it. My HG for sure. It is so easy to use and to get a winged look.

  4. This really does sound amazing… liquid liner is so hard to get right! Thanks for the Jessie’s Girl inclusion, I’ll have to look at that.

  5. Tori

    Ooh, so excited for Tom Ford’s new collection to launch! This is one of the products I’m eyeing. Oh Christine, I usually rely on you to be my voice of reason but since you’re loving everything, I’ll just have to get everything. LOL…

    If you’re looking for a good brush applicator dupe, my favourite liquid liner of all time (all time = 7 years) is Shiseido’s Automatic Fine Eyeliner which has a calligraphy brush applicator that is easy to control and dispenses product perfectly. It’s almost half the price of the Tom Ford so yay! Though if it’s so good, why am I drooling over this Tom Ford liner, you ask? Alas, being a total product junkie, I have this awful compulsion to try new products all the time… Oh well, there are worse obsessions to be had. :)

  6. This looks amazing!

  7. Wow this looks like a great liquid liner!

  8. Look at how pointy it is! It is so precise, awesome.

  9. Gina

    Ahh that looks AMAZING. Usually I’d have no problem shelling out $55 for something if I know I’m paying for quality, but I go through liquid liner SO fast. I use liquid liner almost every day on my upper las line, so I’d go through these like crazy :(

    So, I guess I’ll just hunt around for the Jesse’s Girl liner and continue to be infinitely jealous of whoever takes the plunge and buys the TF one!

  10. Wow! $55 is a LOT for a liner! This is like my HG eyeliner, K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner – a Japanese brand, and is just $20 here in the Philippines! BTW, i LOVE your blog!! Hugs and kisses from the Philippines! :)

  11. Holly

    The Physician’s Formula eye booster pen is very similar to this and it is by far my HG liquid liner. It lasts quite a long time even with daily use, dries down quickly and is around $10 at Ulta. I have it in brown and ultra black (there is a “black” also that is a little more muted than the ultra black).

    If I had an extra $55 to drop on this one, I totally would though. It looks like it could make some really versatile designs.