Category Archives: Eyeliner Reviews

Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner Khol

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Name: Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner Khol in Onyx

Price: £14.00

Where: Boots, Smashbox Online, Boots Online

I bought this while in Dubai when I realised in my haste of packing, I forgot to pack my eyeliner *shock horror*! We hopped down to the Dubai mall (its freakin’ huge – even has a giant fish take right in the middle!!!) and I visited the sephora there to get this eye pencil.

I decided on buying this particular khol liner as I liked the fact that there was the sharpener on the end of the cap – after all, I am forever losing my sharpener and often find myself trying to draw straight lines on my under-eye line! (its a wonder they look marginally normal as my khol pencils are blunt half the time!)

I found this khol pencil not to be as dark as some others I’ve got, but my biggest gripe would be that it does not stay on for very long at all. Shame really as I really wanted this to be good. Throughout an 8 hour day – I cannot tell you how many times I had to re-apply.

Its not the best out there in the market unfortunately, I would get MAC Khol in Smoulder, which is the same price but three times as dark – have a peek here.

For a cheaper alternative – try Maybelline’s Master Smokey khol pencil here. Value for money and a great pencil.

If you wanted a luxury brand which is great as well (but you fork out the pennies of course!) try YSL Khol liner here (great if like me you could get this free when you purchase other stuff from YSL!  – don’t worry, I’ll keep a look out if they do that again and tell you!) 🙂 🙂

If you really wanted to try the smashbox limitless eye liner, click here here to get it online.

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Night night lovelies – alas, tomorrow is a working day and *gasp* its only Tuesday. Oh well, at least my birthday is soon! 🙂

KimmyX

Maybelline Master Smokey

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Name: Maybelline Master Smokey

Price: £5.99

Where :Boots counters nationwide, online

 

I bought this on the rare occasion I found I had left my eyeliner at home (probably running late again) and realised I had a dinner to go to that night straight from work. I hopped on by to the very conveniently placed boots just downstairs and did a quick sweep of the khols on offer. This khol had just been launched and was being advertised heavily by Maybelline – it features 4 colours and a smudger one on end and a thick tipped khol on the other. I’ve never had something quite like it before, and just for that reason, decided to buy the ‘Master Smokey’ version –  Its like this khol pencil is shrouded in secrecy!

The khol itself is great for what its worth – its dark, quite rich and easy enough to put on. When used over the top eyelid (I usually only use khol for the bottom eyelid) its easy to glide on and the smudger is perfect to give the dark-grey-black smokey look, without having to use any eyeshadow. The only thing I would worry about if like me, you like your eyeline on your eyelid to be thin, is that this tip of this khol pencil is quite thick, so unless you’ve got a very steady hand or want a thick eyeline, smudging is the way forward people!

A tad hard to wipe off – though nothing eye make-up remover wont sort out. All in all – a good buy.

Get it here online if you can’t pop by the shop yourself.

Maybelline Master Smokey

MAC Liquid Eye Liner

MAC Liquid Eye Liner

 

 

Name: MAC Liquid Eye Liner

Price: £14.00

Where : MAC counters, MAC Online

 

 

Ok, the truth is I walked into the MAC shop to buy foundation and ended up buying foundation, eye liner, blusher and something else I’ve now forgotten about (probably didn’t need it in the first place!) Truth be told, I had run out of liquid eyeliner and wasn’t going into town anytime soon, and (gasp!) I just simply cannot go without eyeliner; it would be like wearing un-matching bra and knickers – totally unacceptable. Anyway, I trust MAC – I’ve been a fan for a very very very long while. I get the non-waterproof one, as I’ve always had issues with waterproof ones – something about my eyes being red tsk tsk very unfashionable tsk tsk. Anyhow, its smaller than I would have hoped for – oh well. Once again – you can’t actually see how much is in this – so very frustrating!

I try it out the very next day and first thing I notice is it’s not a brush tip, it’s quite rigid felt tip one and its one of those tips that’s meant to be very porous, soaking up as much black ink as it can to draw the perfect Amy W as humanly possible. The results? Well, they’re in and I am not impressed at all. Its porous hard tip struggled to contain as much ink as a brush could and the first line drawn is far from dark enough, prompting me to go over the already faint line, causing it to almost disappear altogether as the ink takes so long to dry, and therefore heaping more misery and annoyance on me (patience is not a virtue I was born with unfortunately) finally, after 4 lines (I had to wait in between the first few for it to dry before re-applying) I got the closest I could get to my normal eyeliner. Far from perfect but I guess we got there in the end.

To top it all off, my eyes itched all day and I developed a weird allergic reaction it (never has happened before, and I’ve tried a lot on my poor face, a work colleague said the same happened to her too – but we both could have just had extreme reactions) I think this one might not get a look in next time unfortunately – ill stick to my other MAC things, but definitely not their liquid eyeliner. Try it at you own risk my lovelies – I wouldn’t recommend this at all.

Get it here if you can’t pop down to a counter.

MAC Liquid Eyeliner

Yves Saint Laurent Liquid Eye Liner

Yves Saint Laurent Liquid Eye Liner

Yves Saint Laurent Liquid Eye Liner

Name: Yves Saint Laurent Liquid Eye Liner

Price: £24.00

Where : YSL counters, Online

Faring much better that her sister eyeliner pen, this YSL liquid eyeliner does the trick for me 100 times over. One little tube of this golden magic liquid lasts me well over 6 months, and considering I use it every day (bar some Sundays) that’s pretty good. The brush – note I say brush, not some felt tip pen like-thingy that sucks up all the liner that it barely gives you any liquid to draw with. Right, back to the brush – it’s quite finely tipped, perfect for that ‘winged edge look’ . The liquid itself is not so thick, nor too thin.

One flaw – the price will make your heart skip a beat, especially as the bottle it comes in is not that big – and you can’t actually tell how much is left which is kind of annoying There are other eye liners I’m sure that do the same job for a fraction of the price, it just so happened that this was one of the first liquid eye-liners I picked up (yes, I will admit, the fancy gold I-am-Cleopatra packaging it came it did help a bit). I have got round to buying other liquid eyeliners that I will try out soon enough, but for now, this nifty little trick stays put firmly in my must-haves.

Get it here online if you can’t pop down to the counter yourself.

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YSL Cream Eyeliner

YSL Cream Eyeliner

YSL Cream Eyeliner

 

Name: YSL Cream Eyeliner

Price: £22.00

Where : John Lewis Online

 

 

Ohhhh – this one I got when my dear friend H sent my that magical email with entitled me 40% all YSL cosmetics – and yes – I went a little loco. I thought I would give this little pot of gold a shot – seeing as the closest thing I have to this is MAC’s Fluidline Gel Liner in Blitz and Glitz, which has glitter in and is sometimes a little too thick for me – and I wanted to try out a ‘cream’ eyeliner.

This is a good eyeliner, but you do need a very steady hand. Its easy enough to put on, but I personally felt that you had to go over the line quite a few times in order to get it up to a dark enough colour, and believe me, if you are like me and always are rushing for time, you might be left with one very dark eyeline and one very light eyeline – not a good look. Other than that – its very easy to come off so that’s a plus. All in all – an ok eyeliner but wayyyyy too expensive (and I had it at a discount!) for what it is. I would highly recommend YSL Liquid Eyeliner if your after a very good, dark, liquid-like eyeliner.

Do you like this cream eyeliner?

Get it here online.

YSL Cream Eyeliner

YSL Khol

YSL Khol

YSL Khol

 

Name: Yves Saint Laurent Khol Long Lasting Eye Pencil

Price: £19.00

Where: YSL counters, Online

 

This was a free gift I received from the lovely people at YSL after I bought a ton of stuff online (thank you 40% discount). It also happens to be the only waterproof khol pencil I own – why? Because I detest having to rub my eye raw to remove anything that’s left on it at the end of the day. Truth be told – I didn’t know that it was waterproof – but its free and I know better than to have a moan about that.

Wow – is all I could say after trying it on for the first time. It is, without a shadow of any doubt, the silkiest khol eyeliner I own. It is also, the deepest black (and I have some very black ones – MAC Feline is pretty black) but for a khol – this is very very good – it has overtaken my MAC one – something I did not think was possible. The tip of this pencil is thicker than some other ones, so the eyeline is understandably thicker when drawn. Yes – it is more expensive, but I will definately be buying one when the one I have finishes (perhaps there will be another 40% off sale?!) . Removing it (as expected) required a little more effort – but I was surprised how easy it was – considering its a waterproof one. An outstanding khol eyeliner overall – especially considering its ease of coming off. A comparable and cheaper alternative would be MAC’s Khol.

Get it here online if you can’t pop by the shop yourself.

YSL Khol

MAC Fluidline Gel in Blitz and Glitz

MAC Fluidline Gel in Blitz and Glitz

MAC Fluidline Gel in Blitz and Glitz

 

Name: MAC Fluidline Gel in Blitz & Glitz

Price: £14.00

Where : MAC counters, MAC Online

 

 

MAC Fluidline Gel in Blitz and Glitz was bought by my lovely cousin C-A, it complete with a brush for application many years ago (she mist have noticed my love for all things black and sparkly). My first gel eyeliner from MAC, with lovely gold glitter infused into her too! It’s quite thick and you need to be careful with application – the first time I tried it looked like someone punched me after they had dipped their knuckles in gold. The gold glitter is somewhat understated as the black is really quite intense. It’s quite thick and can be quite smudgy when first applied so remember, less is more.

It is an average eye liner at best, im just not a fan of gel eyeliners. I would prefer my liquid one by miles – its cleaner and more defined, way easier to use as well. Won’t be buying again I’m afraid.

Get it here online.

MAC Blitz and Glitz

MAC Kohl Eye Liner in Feline

MAC Kohl Eye Liner in Feline

 

Name: MAC Kohl Eye Liner in Feline

Price: £14.00

Where : MAC Counters, Online

 

The only eye liner that I keep buying again and again. MAC has hit a sure fire winner with this one. Over the past few years, I have learned a few fair things, namely; I have put on so much weight on my thighs that I cannot fit into my DVB’s anymore, and it took me ages to save up to buy a pair, I cannot do without thermal tights and ski socks all year round and the only eyeliner dark and long lasting enough is the one from MAC.

Anyway, back to the liner. This liner is dark, easy to put on , easy to come off. What more could a girl ask for (another dog perhaps dear husband of mine?!) It’s not as some cheap ones out there, but trust me, you want this one, you need this liner. Over the course of 8 hours, you still see the definition of the line. I mainly use it as an under-eye liner, as I’m more comfortable with liquid eye liner on my eyelid, but I have been known to use this particular kohl liner on my eyelid when I am rushed for time and cannot be bothered with the liquid one. I’ve tried other liners where you have to double up sometimes triple up on the line over and over again just to get that nice, dark, outline you want for your peepers. No such thing here. This one is a champion in its category.

Get it here online if you haven’t got a counter near you.

MAC Kohl Eye Liner in Feline