I am a sucker for innovation. So, it wasn’t tough to get me to try the first ever gel liner in a wooden pencil format. Add in an amazingly high quality brush on the other end and I was sold.
Chantecaille recently released this pencil in two colors: Jet and Hematite. Jet was stunning, but the smokey, metallic grey called my name. The color is quite dark, and full of pigment. But it is a great alternative to black. You definitely can detect the silver/grey when applied, but its effect is still inky.
The application is exactly like a gel liner applied with a brush. There was no pulling, but the application lent to precision. Flipping over to the other side, the brush was perfect for fine-tuning and striking the perfect mini-wing.
Just like other gel liners, the liner stayed like a champ all day. And there is something so retro and rewarding, sharpening that wooden pencil, old-fashioned style.