The lovely BHue Beauty team reached out to me a few weeks ago and offered to send me some products from their line. I’ve never heard of this brand before until that recent encounter and after reading about the company — their products are paraben-free, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and are produced and formulated locally out of a small New Jersey lab — I was definitely eager to see how their products perform.
I received The Bascis #1 Pencil Kit ($65.00), which is a six piece pencil kit that has everything needed for perfect brows, eyes, and lips. The pencils come in a fairly nice tin case that also includes a sharpener.
After finally having time to play around with these pencils, I have to say that I really enjoy the formulation of these liners. They’re all incredibly creamy, richly pigmented, and super easy to apply. They glide on smoothly and effortlessly without heavy tugging, especially on the eyes, and give a true-to-color payoff. Since these pencils have an oil infused formula and aren’t smudge-proof (this makes them extra creamy and super workable), they’ll definitely transfer on oily lids, so I highly recommend dusting an eyeshadow or matte setting powder on top of the liners if you’re going to use them as eyeliners to lock in the pigment and oil in order to prevent transferring.
I had a lot of fun testing out these liners and like that they’re multi-functional, so you can use them however you like — there are no rules or limitations when it comes to makeup, so have fun and be creative, which is also something that BHue encourages and I couldn’t agree more! My only small issue is the $65.00 price tag — while I am in love with the creaminess and pigmentation of these liners, they’re a little over $10 a piece, which is a bit expensive for a regular eyeliner pencil in my book, especially since there are so many affordable brands out there that offer similar quality. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a rich and paraben-free formula, then these might be worth it — it’s all up to personal preference.
The kit contains six of the following pencils:
A classic matte black pencil that can be used to fill in brows or to line eyes.
A dusty pink pencil with a cool undertone and a matte finish that’s great for lining or filling in the lips.
A dark brown pencil with fine shimmers that’s ideal for lining the eyes.
A shimmery pink pencil with a silvery sheen that’s used to highlight under the brows, on the inner corner of the eyes, and on the cupid’s bow.
A universal taupe brown pencil that will suit any brow color and can also be used to add definition to the upper and lower lash lines.
A colorless wax pencil that’s used to tame brow hairs and to line lips before any color application to prevent feathering.
I created a very easy and simple makeup look using almost all of the pencils from this kit; the only one that I didn’t used was the shimmery brown.
I have the taupe brown pencil on my brows, then went over them with the colorless wax pencil to keep the brow hairs in place.
On my eyes, I used only the black pencil and a matte black eyeshadow to create this simple cut-crease look. I, first, lined my eyes with the matte black pencil, then patted a matte black eyeshadow on top to set the liner in place in order to prevent the pencil from transferring. Then, I used the pencil to sketch out the crease line on my lid, then gently buffed out the line with the black eyeshadow for a diffused finish. I did the same thing on my lower lash — lined with the pencil, then buffed out the liner with the eyeshadow. On the inner corner, I have on the shimmery pink pencil.
For my lips, I applied the dusty pink pencil all over, then went on top with a shimmery pink lip gloss for a soft luscious pout.
This look is somewhat Twiggy-ish, no? I loved it!
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(Product was sent for consideration. The opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine.)