Essence Gel Eye pencil Waterproof – Urban Jungle Review

Posted on Apr 6 2015 - 10:00am by poonam

Essence Gel Eye pencil Waterproof – Urban Jungle Review

Hello Everyone,

There is no denying fact that I am addicted to colored eye liners and always keep looking around for newer one. Eye pencils or Eye liners are probably the first thing that I try and test at any makeup counter. I have loved Faces Colored Long wear eye Pencils and Colorbar Just Smoky Kohl Eye Pencils have been superb too but the prices are on a higher side, so today I have an amazing eye pencils at an affordable price to share with you, Essence Gel Eye pencil Waterproof – Urban Jungle

Essence Gel Eye Pencil Urban Jungle Look

Product Claims: The latest trend from Asia: gel eyeliner in a pen-shape. Instead of in a tub, the soft, waterproof and long-lasting texture of the gel eye pencil waterproof comes in a retractable pen. velvety and highly-pigmented, these pens offer intensive eyeliner styles.


Price:- Rs. 299 for .57gms

Available in 6 Shades:

  1. Black Blaze
  2. Around Midnight
  3. Urban Jungle
  4. Blue Lagoon
  5. Gunmetal
  6. Cocoa Bean

Packaging:- Essence Gel Eye Pencil comes in a sleek black plastic body with colored cap. The best part is the pencil has a nice twist-up mechanism and I don’t need to run for sharpeners after every usage. The cap shuts tightly and the packaging is sturdy enough to be thrown in the handbag.

My experience with Essence Gel Eye pencil Waterproof Urban Jungle:-

Shade: Urban Jungle is a bright teal green eye liner with subtle metallic sheen. There are very fine gold shimmers that can be barely detected that adds to the lovely shine the liner imparts on application. The shade works wonderfully on warm Indian skin tones and brightens up the eyes instantly. It is an easy wearable shade that can be pulled off by anyone.

Texture: Essence Gel Eye pencil has a buttery smooth texture. It is not as soft as Colorbar Just smoky eyes which literally melt on eyes but it doesn’t tug or pull during application. The tip doesn’t break during application and the fine tip gives a precise application until it blunts out.

Pigmentation: Essence Gel Eye pencil have intensely pigmented formula which gives a rich color pay off in just two swipes. It goes absolutely opaque on lids and can be used on lower lash line as well. I have used it on waterline and it did show well but I won’t recommend using it as kohl as it is not mentioned to be used as Kohl.

Staying Power: Essence Gel liner quickly sets to a smudge proof finish and lasts whole day on lids. Though if you are wearing a creamy concealer underneath. I would suggest patting it down with a powder before applying liner as the liner gets slippery over that creamy layer causing it to smudge slightly and reducing its longevity on lids. On upper lash line it lasts 4-5 hours after which it fades slightly but doesn’t transfer much on the crease area, though on lower lash line it start to transfer after 3-4 hours depending on how oily is your skin. 😛

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Pros of Essence Gel Eye pencil Waterproof Urban Jungle:-

  1. Creamy texture
  2. Applies smoothly
  3. Brilliant color payoff
  4. Sets quickly to a smudge proof finish
  5. Stays well on lids
  6. Waterproof formula
  7. Tip doesn’t break during application
  8. Retractable, covenient to use packaging
  9. Budget friendly
  10. Available in 6 shades

Cons of Essence Gel Eye pencil Waterproof Urban Jungle:-

  1. Not ultra soft ( but still quite soft for easy application)
  2. Transfers slightly on lower lash line
  3. Couldn’t find the shade name over the packaging

Recommendation:- Essence Gel Eye pencil Waterproof Urban Jungle is a dark forest green shade with a gel like shine. The formula is immensely pigmented and has a soft and smooth texture that gives an easy application and goes opaque in 2 swipes. The liner quickly sets to a transfer-proof smudge-proof finish which lasts whole day on me with slight fading a wee bit of transfer when used on lower lash line. The liner has impressed with it quality at the price tag. It doesn’t have any waxy feel like Lakme Eyeconic Kohl and apply much more smoothly.Highly recommended!

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Rating:- 4.5/5

Have you tried Essence Gel Eye pencil Waterproof Urban Jungle? Which is your favorite color eye liner?

31 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. MakeupmirrornmeApril 6, 2015 at 10:09 AM - Reply

    Essence products are the best budget buys and i love their quality for the price. Haven’t tried this pencil yet but babe i love your eye makeup skills. Gorgeous eye makeup :*

    • poonamApril 6, 2015 at 11:40 AM - Reply

      Essence has really impressed me with its quality and variety of products.. much better than most of the indian drugstore brands.. especially considering the prices 🙂

      Ass.. thanks a tonn dearie.. the pencil is prettyy good and i loved the swivel packaging 🙂

  2. Ritu RawatApril 6, 2015 at 11:01 AM - Reply

    Love the colour.. Which lipstick are u wearing?

    • poonamApril 6, 2015 at 11:37 AM - Reply

      Hey Thanks Ritu.. Its teh MAC Ronnie Red lipstick! 😀

  3. tapaswiniApril 6, 2015 at 11:16 AM - Reply

    Wowww, this looks amazing on u ! I love much of the essence stuff, affordable and good.

    • poonamApril 6, 2015 at 11:42 AM - Reply

      Thanks you so much Taps.. Essence is really making me drool over their amazing stuff !! 🙂

  4. Indian Beauty ForeverApril 6, 2015 at 1:56 PM - Reply

    Wow. It is fab!! It reminds me of the new maybelline Kohl in crushed Emerald. 🙂

    • poonamApril 9, 2015 at 7:57 PM - Reply

      Thanks Niesha.. yeah i guess it is pretty much similar may be a bit more blue and metallic 🙂

  5. Megha GuptaApril 6, 2015 at 2:42 PM - Reply

    Sounds like an amazing liner, i got Maybelline Crushed Emerald, its also very nice liner in green

    • poonamApril 10, 2015 at 9:18 AM - Reply

      It is really creamy and pigmented.. yet to try those new ones from maybelline.. will soon get my hands on them! 🙂

  6. SwathiApril 6, 2015 at 3:38 PM - Reply

    You look amazing. I want one of these…its time for Essence haul ha ha 🙂

    • poonamApril 10, 2015 at 9:14 AM - Reply

      I am also planning to add more of these liners from Essence.. They have such an awesome stuff… do haul and share 😉

  7. milyApril 6, 2015 at 6:15 PM - Reply

    wow it looks so similar to my favorite revlon glazed green liner..!!

    • poonamApril 10, 2015 at 9:02 AM - Reply

      I havent tried that Revlon one.. but good to know that we have a dupe for this 😉

  8. Dr Farhat SultanaApril 6, 2015 at 7:19 PM - Reply

    OMG! Such a lovely colour Poo and i love love your eotds alot. It’s looking great on you. Definitely buying these as its easy to pull off during work in hospital. ☺

    • poonamApril 10, 2015 at 9:20 AM - Reply

      Thanks you so much Farhat.. so happy to hear such lovely words from you!! 😀

      yeahh.. it can be won everywhere,.. you must get it! 🙂

  9. Sherry khattakApril 6, 2015 at 7:49 PM - Reply

    Loved the review and color is super playful. Great review

    • poonamApril 10, 2015 at 9:13 AM - Reply

      Thanks Sherry.. it is really a lovely shade! 🙂

  10. aizaApril 6, 2015 at 11:39 PM - Reply

    nice shade 🙂 liked it

    • poonamApril 9, 2015 at 7:36 PM - Reply

      Thanks Aiza.. it is indeed a prettyy shade! 🙂

  11. nausheenApril 6, 2015 at 11:51 PM - Reply

    That’s a gorgeous shade, you look lovely dear 🙂

    • poonamApril 9, 2015 at 7:43 PM - Reply

      Thanks u so much dearie.. I am in love with this liner too 🙂

  12. swatiApril 7, 2015 at 12:10 AM - Reply

    I do have two eyelines from essence but i don’t like them…but this one seems so creamy and nice….loved the way you have applied it 🙂

    • poonamApril 9, 2015 at 10:40 PM - Reply

      Sad that they didnt perform well but These gel liner formula ones are actaully so creamy and smooth that I cant resist but love it.. !!

      Thanks dear 🙂

  13. crazyforcosmeticsApril 7, 2015 at 1:03 PM - Reply

    wow such a gorgeous shade Poo.. am yet to venture into essence brand.. I am truly loving this one !!!

    • poonamApril 9, 2015 at 7:52 PM - Reply

      The shade is pretty but the formula is amazing.. super pigmented and creamy !! All of this at that pocket friendly price.. couldnt ask for more!! Do check them out.. 🙂

  14. krithiApril 7, 2015 at 7:46 PM - Reply

    love the color on you

    • poonamApril 9, 2015 at 7:48 PM - Reply

      Thanks Krithi.. 🙂

  15. anubhutiApril 8, 2015 at 10:27 AM - Reply

    When i saw the price, i was like “you gotta be kidding me!!!” when almost every brand including faces increased the price to the sky, this at 300 bucks :O OMG i have to stock these asap… love you so much for this review Poo .. i think you can understand how i am feeling right now given you are also crazy for colored liners like me 😛

    • poonamApril 10, 2015 at 9:05 AM - Reply

      hhaha.. I was as surprised as you when I compared quality with teh price.. it is super awesome!! yeah I wish Faces has never hiked those prices but under Rs300 this is the best eye pencil!!

      Yeahh.. *Hi5* the colored liners are like a lifeline and when I find good ones like this I jump with joy! 🙂

  16. Fatima NayaniApril 20, 2015 at 2:41 PM - Reply

    Hey Loved the liner on you. Essence products are really good. My current favourite colored liner is Maybelline Colossal Kohl Crushed emerald. Its a pretty green color similar to this Essence Eyeliner in Urban Jungle.

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