Jane Iredale Mystikol is a dual ended creamy powder eyeliner and highlighter to define and highlight the eyes for a soft, smoky eye effect. The shade Smoky Quartz is a new addition to the Mystikol line launched as a part of the brand’s Simply Magical Collection for Fall 2012. Smoky Quartz features a smoky grey eyeliner with a pale peach highlighter on the other end.
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A totally new kind of eyeliner and highlighter, Jane Iredale Mystikol creates definition around the eye for a soft, smoky eye effect. It has a creamy powder formula that won’t fade, crease or smear. Hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested and always formulated with exclusive skin care ingredients, Mystikol is safe for even the most sensitive eyes.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica (CI 77019), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).
As you can see in the pics, one end is for the liner and the other end is a coordinating highlighter. The creamy powder formula is housed in the twist-off caps on either end. There is a sponge-tip applicator on both the sides, the liner side is bit pointier while the highlighter end is rounded to place it just so on the brow bone or in the inner corners. To get the pigment on the applicator, simply pump it into the cap.
The application is smooth as the sponge applicator deposits color in just one quick stroke without any tugging or pulling. It’s easy to control the line thickness as you can draw a thin line using the tip or draw slightly on the side of the applicator so the line is a bit softer and thicker for a smoky effect (that’s how I like it!). But if you prefer a really thin line, this one may not be for you.
Quick tip : On both the upper and lower lash line, trace the line from the outer corner in, so the line is slightly thicker at the outside. And on the bottom lash line, end it only about halfway in. I also like to connect the bottom line to the top one at the outer corner.
Now let’s talk about the colors…..
I love the smoky grey color eyeliner….it’s well-pigmented and very pretty! I tried using it as an eyeshadow too and it looks just as fab! The highlighter end is a lovely peachy shade that I put a little in the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them, and a little just under the arch of my brow to add a tiny bit of lift.
As for the longevity, I got the best results when using a base on my eyelid. Without that, the color does seem to fade a bit after a few hours of wear (no smearing or other issues though).
Overall, Mystikol is a great find! It’s versatile, convenient and I like that there isn’t any need for sharpening (always a plus for me!). There are a lot of color options…Aquamarine and Malachite are calling my name!
I do think it’s a little pricey at $20 but then you are getting two products in one. Plus, the formula is suitable even for those with sensitive eyes.