I am INTO multi-tasking products so naturally I was all over Flower Cosmetics Eye 2 Eye Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara ($9.98) in Intense Black. I am an eye makeup fiend, friends! In fact, I feel undone without my eye makeup on--it just completes me. *sigh* This duo was irresistable for its affordability and the combination of my two favorite eye makeup products: eyeliner AND mascara. Perfection! I am already a fan of Flower Cosmetics and I have reviewed several products in the past. This new product is described as "the ultimate dynamic duo for eyes! Featuring a smudge-proof eye marker and our classic Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara, our Eye 2 Eye duo is an easy, fun way to create truly battable lashes and dramatic liner looks in 1! Perfect to throw and go, it fits easily in a purse, cosmetic bag or pocket." The eye marker is smudge-proof and promises all day wear while the mascara contains vitamins C&E which is always a good thing. One end of the pen has the eye marker which is quite chubby with a finer point. It reminded me of a magic marker. The other end has a twist off cap for the mascara wand. There is no discernible scent on either end and the packaging is as compact as promised. So, did I see eye to eye with Eye 2 Eye? Or did we have to part ways without any resolution?
Verdict: I really liked the idea of this product and appreciated the effort here, however, parts of it just did not work for me. Firstly, I like a very natural, close to the lash lining on my eyes. The eye marker here is too thick for that (I knew this), however, I was able to achieve a thicker lining that was uniform. The color is great, it did not tug with application and it lasted ALL day long. If you like to create bolder looks like a cat eye or winged look, this is your baby. For us natural gals who are one trick ponies with their makeup, this is not the right product. On the other end, the mascara was NOT good and I say that with a heavy heart. Flower Cosmetics Mascaras (see related posts below) individually are wonderful and I have used all 3 formulations in the past with happy results. In this duo, the wand was clumpy, overly twisted and dry. The formula is also dry so it never captured or coated my lashes well. I ended up using a separate mascara as this one was simply ineffective. Maybe it's a packaging issue or I purchased a bad one--regardless, I couldn't work with it. Overall, I like the unique idea going on here and it definitely has some positive attributes. However, I don't see a repurchase in my future. We may not have seen eye to eye in this instance but I still love Flower Cosmetics! For info/purchase, head to walmart.com or flowerbeauty.com