Nichido Mineral Kohl Pencil in Onyx

The first makeup product that made me realized the wonders of makeup was a black eyeliner. I specifically remember that whenever I was chosen as a flower girl for a wedding or would join a school program, I would  always look forward to that black eyeliner. I really saw a huge difference with or without a black eyeliner on. I would tolerate all the tingling sensation when the makeup artist would line my waterline. I was like 5 then. I learned to endure all the pain and prevented my eyes from watering because I knew it was worth it (I was that keen on looking good at such young age.. arte!).  The bottom line is if I want to quickly prettify my self, I would definitely reach for a black eyeliner.

I bought this eyeliner because of Say (do you now realize how gullible I am  and I get easily lured to buying things I just do not need by just reading blogs and watching youtube? may gad..). Here is a video of Say which got me into buying this liner.


It only came in one shade which is in ONYX (black). It only costs 138 pesos. It glides on very smoothly on my lid and on my waterline. It is also very pigmented. My aunt from France even commented how nice the shade of this liner is. She told me that it looks more opaque than her Christian Dior eyeliner. This eyeliner is made in Czech.
What I love about this eyeliner:
  • The color is very rich and it gives out a beautiful texture when applied.
  • It glides very smoothly on my lid and even on the waterline. I can even use this to tightline my eyes. I can also use this to smoke out my lower lashes to achieve a  more sultry look. 
  • It is very affordable and locally available too. 
  • It does not sting my eyes. No watery eyes and red sore.  This liner is allergy tested.
  • When applied on the upper lid, the staying power is pretty good. It lasts 3-4 hours. The good thing about this is that you can reapply it over and over again. I use this more often than my gel liner.
  • Easy to remove with water and soap or makeup remover. 
  • It stays in place especially when applied on the upper lid.
  • It does not break even if you sharpen it over and over again. I have that annoying problem with my In2it gel liner. 
What I do not like about this eyeliner:
  • It does not lasts long especially when I use this to tightline my eyes. It disappears on my waterline too after 2 hours or so. If you hate reapplying, then this liner is not for you.
  • It smudges a bit on my outer corner of my eyes. Have you experienced having all of your liner stuck on the outer corner of your eyes like a mole. 
  • It can be easily rubbed off. 
  • I do not really know if this is truly water resistant. I was that it is transfer resistant instead.
  • It only comes in one shade. I hope they have this in brown too.
I will definitely repurchase one if I ran out. I love eyeliners that glide on smoothly and  those which are pigmented even with one swipe. 

However, this definitely failed the rub test! Sigh!!

Godbless everyone!!
What eyeliner are you loving now?
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  1. I have been wanting to buy this liner too because NOE of Colorismyweapon recommended it to me. But I kept hesitating, I don't know why. :)

  2. great review dear!! I've been using this for almost 2 years na ata.. :) un nga it does smudge pero i dunno i still keep on buying if I ran out of this... siguro nga I really like this product! :)

  3. the pigmentation is great but it smudges :(

  4. Too bad that it smudges. I thought I would have found an affordable HG pencil liner. Oh well. Thanks for the review! :D

  5. waaaa. too bad it smudges, been looking for a black eyeliner that doesn't smudge on my waterline for some time now. from fluidline, to elf pencil, to elf creme liner,sansan gel liner, to revlon kohl, revlon colorstay, to nichido retractable,to everbilena and even at those pencils that cost 10php. extremely desperate :)))

    btw, nice review donna. you influenced me a lot on what-to-buys :))

  6. donna try mo yung bago sa nichido yung mga trios. omg super cute packaging. the one in a gold case. i think it's slightly pricier compared to their regular trios. i think it's 168. but ang ganda niya. esp the nude palette. really worth it :)

  7. I don't like eye liners that smudge but thank you for sharing this. :) xx

  8. It's such a waste that it smudged :( Gusto ko pa naman sana itry ito dati. Hehe


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  9. yeah, this one smudges but its okay. i still see myself using this.

    but i have a friend na hindi nag-smudge s kaniya...weird.

  10. Nice review, I´m gonna try this.


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