Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst & Blue Sapphire Eye Kohls Reviews & Swatches

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Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil

Deep Amethyst

Wayne Goss Deep Amethyst Eye Kohl Pencil ($14.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, darker burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. If one could apply it in a straight, fluid line, it was more pigmented than not, but it was inconsistent to use. On my lower lash line, I was able to use the slant of the pencil, rather than the tip, to apply and got more medium coverage that built up to semi-opaque coverage.

The wear was dismal; there was product that had migrated and settled into fine lines, most of it disappeared from my waterline with four hours or onto my upper lash line, and then there were fine flakes of burgundy-colored rain underneath my eye. It has a very firm, stiff consistency, though it didn’t feel as sharp when I used it on my lash line compared to on my arm.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.04 oz. - $350.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "fine tip" while still being able to "glide over skin with a cream-to-silk feel" that doesn't scratch, tug, or skip and can be used to line the eyes, as an "all-over base," or smudged along the lash line or applied to the waterline.

It's a sharper pencil, which is a more "old school" formula compared to softer, more rounded pencils that tend to feel waxier (often containing more silicone for glide and slip). For those who like more precise, thin lines but prefer a pencil format, this type of formula is better for that. They also seemed to have more depth in the actual colors and were definitely less prone to tugging/feeling sharp compared to some I've tried in the past.

They were harder for me to use on my waterline, because the sharpness of the pencil did cause my waterline to water. They had four to six hours of wear on my water line and six to seven hour wear on my lower lash line, but they were quicker to fade and two shades were barely visible after nine hours of wear.

The formula yielded good coverage in a single stroke and was buildable or mostly opaque when applied with shorter, more overlapping strokes (which is really more how I apply eyeliner).

Browse all of our Wayne Goss Eye Kohl Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Stearyl Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, C30-45 Olefin, Octadecene, Silica, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl, Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain: Iron Oxides 77491, 77492, 77499, Magnese Violet 77742, Carmine 75470, Mica 77019, Titanium Dioxide 77019, Iron Oxides 77491, 77492, 77499, Blue 1 Lake

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Deep Amethyst

PPermanent. $14.00.
F
F
2
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
3
Longevity
3
Application
46%
Total
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Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil
Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil

Blue Sapphire

Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire Eye Kohl Pencil ($14.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a darker, navy blue with strong, cool undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had medium pigmentation in a single layer, which built up better in practice (on my lower lash line) than it did on my skin (where it just pushed around product and looked like a travesty).

The pencil has a firmer, stiffer feel to it, which reacts better with the waterline (with some of that wateriness) than the lower lash line or skin (like my arm). It tugs and pulls slightly, and it tickled my waterline, personally. It settled into every fine line, despite smudging it a few times as it “set,” flaked, and transferred to my upper water line within four hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.04 oz. - $350.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "fine tip" while still being able to "glide over skin with a cream-to-silk feel" that doesn't scratch, tug, or skip and can be used to line the eyes, as an "all-over base," or smudged along the lash line or applied to the waterline.

It's a sharper pencil, which is a more "old school" formula compared to softer, more rounded pencils that tend to feel waxier (often containing more silicone for glide and slip). For those who like more precise, thin lines but prefer a pencil format, this type of formula is better for that. They also seemed to have more depth in the actual colors and were definitely less prone to tugging/feeling sharp compared to some I've tried in the past.

They were harder for me to use on my waterline, because the sharpness of the pencil did cause my waterline to water. They had four to six hours of wear on my water line and six to seven hour wear on my lower lash line, but they were quicker to fade and two shades were barely visible after nine hours of wear.

The formula yielded good coverage in a single stroke and was buildable or mostly opaque when applied with shorter, more overlapping strokes (which is really more how I apply eyeliner).

Browse all of our Wayne Goss Eye Kohl Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Stearyl Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, C30-45 Olefin, Octadecene, Silica, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl, Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain: Ultramarines 77007, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide 77510, Iron Oxides 77491, 77492, 77499, Carmine 75470, Mica 77019, Titanium Dioxide 77891, Blue 1 Lake

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Blue Sapphire

PPermanent. $14.00.
F
F
2
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
3
Longevity
3
Application
42%
Total
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LOL! Well, they really did go on better on the lash line than the arm at least, even if the wear reached new levels of disappointment!

Again, it saddens me because Wayne Goss seems like such a wonderful and generous man. These colours, though, are by no means unique and there are so many far better performing pencils in these types of colours.

Yes, i feel the same. I used to watch his tutorials, I learned a lot from him and admired him. I understand one wants to move forward and wants to try new things (the brush line, the first impressions on his channel instead of only tutorial like content) but it seems like he has lost himself a little (or a lot). Very sad indeed.

I thought that the first eye palette and all the lipsticks were the opposite of unique. Then there’s the second palette, semi-unique, but execrable. I never expected an epic fail from WG. I don’t see how this line can continue.

Wow, this is disappointing! I was expecting more because this is coming from Wayne Goss. I really want to like his recent releases but it looks like I will have to pass.

I think they say it for school, too, but it’s hard to get an actual F so long as partial points are given. Same is true with rating beauty products!

These pencils are quite awful.
I wonder why he released them when they perform so badly. I don’t follow Wayne and now I think I have to check if he has shown these in a video.
I feel sorry for your eyes after using these.

I’m surprised they settle so badly into fine lines, since I know the line pushes that it is designed and tested on an older demographic (one that I’d expect to have those fine lines!).

This is so embarrassing. Thank you for your honesty as always Christine, I really hope you don’t get flamed by his fans or the man himself. Really no excuse for a professional to be putting out this caliber of product.

Sometimes products work better/worse and those experiences can all be valid, so while there may be instances where a review may be glossing over some cons, it’s always possible that’s really what that person experienced! It’s a good idea to be skeptical and pay attention to what people say (or don’t say) and how they say it (if it differs from past reviews), though.

This is so disappointing though I did have some trouble with his recent eyeliners transferring more than usual for a kohl pencil. I liked the Topaz eyeshadow palette and will be buying the Pearl Moonstone when released.

The original ones didn’t wear nearly as badly on me, though they weren’t particularly long-wearing before either, so I guess you’d have similar transferring issues with these as well (at least as much as the ones you have!).

I must admit this is quite shocking for me. I love WG brushes and as he is someone that has worked all kinds of products, I would think that he would have product quality at the forefront — like Lisa Eldridge. Sadly, lovely brushes do not translate (at this time) to lovely cosmetic products.

I can’t even imagine what’s going on. Was this just a cash grab that wasn’t meant to last after word got out? Is this marketed toward newbies who want “pro” makeup but don’t know what it should be like?

I hear this — that it’s for pros — but I don’t know; I feel like every time I watch one of the announcement videos, it sounds more like a more typical, consumer-based demographic with an emphasis on products being tested on 40- and 50-year olds.

Using pencils around eyes or on the waterline are two different things, for me at least. I mainly use pencils on the waterline, sometimes just a little on the outer corner, so waterline usage is what counts to me. I haven’t had it easy finding formulas that work for me.

The ones I’ve tried from Wayne Goss have worked – Obsidian and Rich Hazel. They’re not perfect, but they’re easy to put on and to wear for me. I tend to wear the same colour in upper and lower waterline, so transferring from either side is not a problem for me. Nothing stays intact for very long on my waterlines (haven’t tried Marc Jacobs, though), but these fade nicely and they do stay decently. I don’t ever look at my watch with these things, but usually sometime in the afternoon I have minor bleeding in my inner corner (that’s upwards) that is due to yawning. I tightline with them also, usually just using the pen and here I mean between the lashes. So – they stay quite nicely and they’re quite easy to take off for me.

I’m not sure what is meant by ‘modern formula’ but for example Linda Hallberg’s crayons are difficult to wear for me on the waterline because they make my upper and lower waterline stick together! :´D The UD 24/7 do the same, not as much but they do. Thus they stay almost unused in my drawer. I haven’t tried UD:s waterline version.

I’m dissapointed that these new ones rate so poorly and I think I’ll just stick to those two I have already. Maybe wait for more reviews and experiences.

I’d say most eyeliner formulas now have more glide – they tend to be waxier or more silicone-heavy, like the UD 24/7 Eyeliners 🙂

The originals weren’t amazing but were better, but if the wear didn’t bother you for those, then the wear here might not be as noticeably bad (since it’s not in ways that apply to you!).

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