Natasha Denona Burgundy Macro Tech Eye CrayonNatasha Denona Burgundy Macro Tech Eye Crayon ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was almost too creamy, as the pencil tip tended to smush a bit from pressure, but it was less of an issue when I worked with it on my lower lash line (which is more delicate than my arm!).
It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my skin. The dry downtime was a little more extended than average, so it was very blendable and smudgeable, though it pulled into a fine line or two, so I had to go back and fix that. Once it was set, I didn’t have that issue crop up again. The eyeliner lasted well for nine hours before looking visibly thinner to my eye, far from 24-hours as marketed.
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$24.00/0.04 oz. – $600.00 Per Ounce
The formula should have a “full payoff” with a “soft, creamy glide” waterproof. The brand claims they are “[l]ongwearing and smudge-free, with no transfer properties for 24-hour perfection. The shades initially released were pigmented–mostly opaque to fully opaque in a single stroke–and had very smooth, creamy consistencies that took longer to dry down.
The benefit of a longer dry down was that they were straightforward to apply, blend, and smudge as desired. I found that the eyeliner could spread a bit as it was drying down with some foundations, like more luminous ones, so I had to go back in and soften the edge. Once it dried down, it didn’t keep doing that, though.
They were longer-wearing, with thinning apparent after nine-hour wear, but they didn’t come close to 24-hour wear. The longest-wearing eyeliners for me tend to go between 12 and 14 hours.