Review: Dejavu Lasting Fine R Pencil eyeliner – A pencil eyeliner which lasts

Over the past few months, I have started to enjoy more natural looking makeup. For example, I have come to realize that liquid eyeliner looks much too harsh on my eyes. I tried lining my eyes with gel or pencil eyeliner and then smudging the line, but it still looked a little too vampy for me.

Finally, I gave up on black eyeliner and decided to move to a brown eyeliner. This was hard! Many of the brown eyeliners that I tried were much too red-toned. I tried out several brands before I found a shaded which I liked.

This is a review of the Dejavu Lasting Fine R Pencil eyeliner. Dejavu is a Japanese brand which is famous for its mascara, such as the Dejavu Fiberwig mascara.  I reviewed a different line of mascara from Dejavu, the Volume Film Lash Knockout Mascara, in 2010 (*gulp*).

This is a pencil eyeliner which twists up.  It is incredibly fine and smooth, allowing me to draw a very fine line along my eyelashes.

What it does: (from the Dejavu website)
Highly defined eyes all day long! A silicone fixative provides super holding power. We’ve successfully added even more adhesive constituents, meanings lines last even longer. It resists oil, sweat and tears – which can cause Panda Eyes – for a long-wearing rub-resistant finish.
Smooth, easy to draw! Silky smooth application with a soft, easy-draw pencil lead. A lead with just-right hardness: fills between eyelashes, makes inside lines top and bottom that stay thin – just as you drew them.

Price: 1200 JPY, around $12.  Please note that consumption tax (a country-wide tax similar to sales tax) has just increased from 5% to 8% starting April 1.

Availability:  In Japan, this product is widely available at drugstores.


  • I love that this eyeliner lasts. This is the first time an eyeliner didn’t fade or rub away over the course of the day
  • The black-brown color is just what I was looking for. This product also comes in 2 other colors.
  • The pencil tip is really fine and smooth, which makes it very easy to use.
  • I can’t really think of any!  Wow!
Would I repurchase?  Yes.  I really liked this eyeliner and I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a pencil eyeliner!
This is the first time in a long time that I have really loved a color cosmetic product!  Hope you enjoyed this review!
xoxo, K
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