Fenty Beauty Navy or Die Flypencil Eyeliner Review & Swatches
Navy or Die
Fenty Beauty Navy or Die Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep navy blue with cool undertones and a subtle, pearl finish. The texture was smooth, creamy without being too emollient or wet; it actually dried down very quickly, so it wasn’t the most smudgeable formula one could reach for, but it did set into place and stay on well.
It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single, fluid stroke, which applied evenly to the waterline and the lower lash line for me. This shade wore nicely for six and a half hours on my lower water line and nine hours on my lower lash line.
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$22.00/0.01 oz. - $2200.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "smudge-resistant, water-resistant longwear" with a "creamy" consistency and "hyper-pigmented" coverage. They lasted between four and eight hours on my lower waterline and eight to nine hours with minimal fading/movement on my lower lash line for the most part; they did not seem to be marketed for waterline usage, so longevity ratings are based on lasting power on my lower lash line. I found that the shimmer shades moved the least over time, while they were the ones that adhered least to my waterline compared to the matte shades.
The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to work with on my waterline as well as my lower lash line as it the pencils did not tug. There's not a lot of time for smudging, so you'll want to work quickly and one eye at a time if that's something you'd like to do with the liner.
The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having somewhere between medium (but buildable) to opaque coverage. There were a few shades that applied best with short, overlapping strokes to get the most even, intense coverage. The creamier texture coupled with the liner's quick drydown meant that a second layer was best applied after the first layer dried down; some of the creamier shades (like Sea About It) layered poorly otherwise.
Warning: once twisted up, the pencil doesn't twist back into the holder, so make sure you don't twist more product than necessary out. I also found that some of the creamier shades could break when applied--I had this occur on the following shades during swatching: Bachelor Pad, In Big Truffle, and Sea About It and had it occur during application (to my lower lash line) with She a Problem.
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TRISILOXANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE, MICA, DIMETHICONE, OCTYLDODECANOL, PHENYLISOPROPYL DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, OZOKERITE, C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TIN OXIDE, MALTODEXTRIN, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510).
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Seriously cannot believe I’m now in love with a navy blue liner. Not a color I generally go for, as my eyes are more green than blue, more like a jade/sage/seafoam teal color. Tarabayz eye color. So navy can make my eyes look washed out and pale. But this one looks like it would actually be brightening.
My response (and reasoning) exactly, Nancy. Teal usually works better for my green eyes than navy, but I’m optimistic about this color.
I really like this color and the finish and own nothing like it. Would I really wear a navy with a purpley sheen (or just pearl, looks almost a tint of purple in the photo)? Probably not all that often, but I think this would be fun to play around with.
Agree with Nancy and Lauren. A navy pencil typically would not be something I would be ‘feeling’. But I’m feeling this one.
Oh, I love a good navy eyeliner, as navy is really flattering with my eye color. I like how this one is almost blurple and has the pearly finish.
I love a navy eyeliner because it gives the effect of brightening the whites of your eyes, think blue based reds give the effect of brightening your teeth. I think this one is exceptionally pretty!
Navy is particularly attractive with brown eyes and since I have very deep brown eyes, this is right up my alley. I love everything about it and I am adding it to my list for the Sephora sale, if I wait that long. Really pretty.
Now this is a true navy eyeliner pencil! Love the shade and Fenty have done this one very well indeed.
My hazel eyes lean more to a brownish so this eyeliner is right up my alley. I’ll have to go through my blue eyeliners to see if I have a dupe. But this is sooo pretty!
Christine, I always forget to ask this question, but do you wear contact lenses? I have trouble tightlining or using anything on my lower waterline because it seems to adhere to my lenses and feel tacky during the day. I love this, but the flecks of color worry me, too. Did you notice the texture breaking up at all during the day?
I wear contact lenses while sleeping only. If I noticed flaking during the day, it’s definitely something I’d call out as part of the wear, though – I’m thinking flaking is what you mean by texture breaking up?
Thanks, Christine. I should’ve said “flaking.” That was what I meant (sometimes I overcomplicate things). 🙂
Not to sound nosy (okay, maybe I am), why would you wear contact lenses while sleeping and not when awake?
They’re ortho-k lenses, which are only meant to be worn while sleeping!
Oh that’s fascinating. I wasn’t aware of these lenses. They could possibly work for my eye issues, if I weren’t too afraid to try them. I wore regular contacts years ago and despite being careful, got a nasty eye infection that kept recurring to the point of having to give up on the lenses.
Oh no!! Well, definitely check with your eye doc. Not sure if it would be just as likely to cause a recurring eye infection in your instance. They’re also pretty expensive. It took me a long while to learn how to insert and manage having them in, as they’re hard lenses and I had… never stuck any lens into my eye ever. Waking up with 20/20 and not having to wear contacts or glasses during the day is pretty awesome.
This is gorgeous and perfect shade of blue! I’ll have to pass though because I learned in testing the Fenty liners the other day that they’re extremely difficult to remove. I had tried several on my hand and even with makeup remover, I could still see the color lines hours later. I’ve got real issues in removing eye makeup–if I have to try to hard to remove it, it can trigger a skin reaction. Using oil helps but not enough for certain products like this one. I hope that everyone posting here that gets it enjoys it immensely!
I understand how difficult that makes it for you. At the same time, it makes me want to try it on my eyes!
Yeah I get it. I don’t think it will easily budge, which is great for long-term wear. Just wish it were easier to get off. 🙁