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So... As I said in my other eyeliner review, I tend to wear eyeliner every day, and this is definitely my so-called "everyday eyeliner". A friend's mum is an Avon lady and I always buy through her. I'm not sure if you can buy through a website or whoever though if you don't know an Avon rep.
For some reason this eyeliner pencil worked out as more expensive than the liquid eyeliner (also bought through Avon). I'm not sure how but this pencil is £6. I went ahead and bought it at that price, but really, this is a very average eyeliner pencil. I'm not really sure if it's worth that amount, but the price compared to some others is fairly reasonable though.
This is simply a kohl pencil, it's soft, you draw on your eyelids (or wherever) with it. I have even used it to define my eyebrows in a pinch. You have to sharpen it every so often. Don't use a normal pencil sharpener for this purpose, trust me. I get reasonably good control and long lasting wear from this eyeliner pencil, which is what I want. It gives a nice defined colour. As I wear eyeliner (almost) every day I find I get through these pencils at a rate of maybe 2 or 3 a year... Though I stop using them when they get to be about 3 or 4 inches long, so I've never actually used one up entirely. I've never really had a single problem with these eyeliner pencils so I am happy to recommend them.
Just recently there were a few offers in my Avon catalogue. This item I bought with a few other items with this being in an offer with a few bits to choose from either costing any 2 items for £8.00 or 3 items for £10.00. Not being generally well lately I hadn't opted to wear make up and I wasn't going out so when I did go to use my make up it all felt tired and old and that's what led me to buy a lot of different make up products as I do think Avon's quality is usually very high and value for my cash.
This kohl pencil usually retails at £6.00, what I think is that of course its better to buy on an offer but if need by I would pay £6.00 because it really think that this is great.... and let me explain why....
What you get is a long black pencil and on that we are told what it is and who it is by and so on and is fairly pain in style. One end is the actual colour with a lid that pops over it and the other end is a black colour softish angled sponge and again that has a lid that goes over that too.
So the pencil feels good quality and is a nice, long thin size. This is a pencil that you do have to sharpen, I use a good quality sharpener and this is made of good quality soft wood so its easy to sharpen and not a problem at all. This comes in 4 different colour options which are Bronze Sheen, Cobalt Blue, True Black and Deep Violet and I went for the True Black option.
I really do rate this kohl pencil, its just brilliant. The colour comes off the pencil easily, not greasy but moist enough and then it 'sets' within a few seconds without it feeling heavy or looking powdery and I can forget its there. It doesn't smudge unless I try to make it smudge and it doesn't agitate my over sensitive eyes and when it come to removing it, its simple to do so with no scrubbing required and just requires my usual make up removing routine.
Lets not forget the smudger on this either. Its slightly flexible but you have complete control when using it and of course you can use it give a kind of smoky effect. I use it to blend the colour into my eyelashes so I have no skin on show and also for a day time look very lightly just to make it look less harsh and dark.
Its great for framing the eyes with and I do like the real intense black that I chose and will be buying Cobalt Blue next try!
Only available from Avon.
Whilst I was satisfied with my choice of eye pencils, I was intrigued to learn of the newly launched Kohl Eyeliner by Avon, particularly as it is formulated with shea butter and marketed as long wearing. The shea butter content was a new concept for me and quite interesting especially as I have never previously been aware of its inclusion in an eye pencil. As the kohl eyeliner was heavily reduced it was too much of a bargain to resist and my purchase was made with this review discussing my experience with using.
I favour wearing full make up where I will place more emphasis on my eyes with the used of eye shadow, mascara and eye liner, which needs to be black and offer a solid smooth line. Whilst the product is available in four shades; the details of which I will provide at the end of my review, I opted for the True Black as the shade works well for me due to my skin and hair colouring.
The kohl eyeliner is comfortable to hold and offers a smudger, which is located on the opposite end and unlike other brands where they are created from a soft sponge material, its texture is quite solid due to it being made from rubber. However, the rubber is flexible and as a result, I find it very easy to work with. I like the fact that it can be wiped clean with a tissue after using unlike the sponged variety, which can become caked with eyeliner after only a few uses.
The lids are tightly fitting and do not detach themselves when the eyeliner is stored in my make up bag although they are easy enough to remove. I favour using my eye pencils along my waterline, as the effect is more dramatic and due to the soft creaminess of the nib, I am easily able to achieve a single, solid line in one sweep. Whilst Avon claim that shea butter is included in the ingredients with its purpose being to prevent dragging or pulling of the skin, the few brands of pencils that I regularly use that do not contain shea butter, but work perfectly well. Consequently, I witnessed no difference in using when making a comparison.
An issue that I have experienced with quite a few brands is that the colour is not bold enough and as a result, it is impossible to create a solid line. However, this eyeliner is highly pigmented and despite the nib being fairly soft, it smoothly glides along my waterline without blobs of kohl catching in my lower eyelashes. I like to create a slight flick at the outer corner of my eyes and I find the smudger excellent for this purpose.
I also found the smudger to be highly effective at creating a softer appearance without transforming me into a panda when I applied some of the kohl on the lower side of my waterline. It was a case of gently brushing the smudger along the kohl where it easily blended. Whilst some kohl eyeliners can be a little difficult to use due to the softness of the nib, I am highly impressed with this product, as it delivers a precise application, which defines the appearance of my eyes.
Longevity is more than impressive, as the kohl remains in place throughout my working day despite the hot weather. In my experience, the only area that needs a slight touch up is the outer corners although this could well be down to my hay fever and subsequent watery eyes. I had anticipated the kohl to be a little difficult to remove especially as I only keep baby lotion in my home for the removal of my make up. Whilst it takes a little more effort than my other eyeliners as I have to apply a little more pressure, the pencil is effectively removed.
Sharpening eyeliners can often be an issue especially as I've owned a few where the nib will continuously break off as I'm sharpening it and as a result, I end up sharpening quite a lot of the pencil. I find that I need to sharpen the kohl eyeliner every few days and all that is required is a few turns for a nib that is ready to be used again. However, a good sharpener is required and one that is designed for eyeliners as opposed to drawing pencils.
Whilst I regularly apply prescribed eye drops, I experience no irritation when using the eyeliner. You can make a purchase of Avon's Kohl Eyeliner for the introductory price of just £3.50 with its normal price being £6. It is available in a choice of four shades, namely True Black, Cobalt Blue, Bronze Sheen and Deep Violet. Due to the reasons discussed above, it receives five stars from me together with a high recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.