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      14.12.2011 23:00
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      Higher price than quality

      I'd like to call myself a great make up tester. I hate to stick with the same make up, it is just boring. Plus I am yet to find something that is truly amazing and cheap enough. Does this even exist , I wonder.

      So, I come to Clarins Kohl eye-liner pencil, one of my latest tests. As you probably know, Clarins is not a cheap brand, the cheapest I have found this product for online is £12.00, I bought mine for around £15.00 from Bullring in Birmingham. I am really into eye-liner so when I applied this I used quite a sharp point to define my eyes and make them really stand out. No problems with the application, it was really easy to put on, although I have a steady hand, if you are shaky I will warn you , the line may not be accurate.

      After a long day at work, I opened my compact to see that this eye-liner really had not lasted the day at all. The line was no longer smooth, it was rather smudged and I looked as if I had been crying, not a good look. Compared with others that I have used, this was not as good. For the price I would have expected it to last a little longer like other cheaper liners have. What I would say is when it is first applied it does make your eyes really stand out and they do look great. Therefore, for a night out this would be a winner. However, I am not prepared to pay this kind of money for this product again once it runs out.

      I got this in extreme black, but there are other colours available. Good luck if you want to trial this product.

      Holly :)

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      08.10.2011 16:55
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      Eyeliner is not apart of my everyday make up however i do like to use it on nights out to highlight my beautiful big brown eyes. I was using a no7 eyeliner pencil from Boots this lasted well until i discovered that Clarins did the eye liner pencil.

      Clarins eye liner pencil can be purchased from Boots, Debenhams and John lewis stores. These come in a few colour options, brown, purple, green and black, i purchased the black. Clarins eye liner pencils cost £14.99 each a little pricey for an eye liner i feel.

      Clarins eye liner is long and thin same design as a writing pencil, the wooden part is black in colour and has a small Clarins brand written on it. This also has a silver lid to protect the end of the eye liner. Clarins eye liner comes sharpened ready to use , you get 1.2g of eye liner product.

      To apply the eye liner its best to use in front of a mirror and follow around the edges, i start at the tear duct. I found the eye liner goes on very smoothly and only needs one stroke over the eye.
      Clarins eye liner is easy to smudge in for creating the smokey eyed look. The texture is just a perfect mix, not to soft that it crumbles nor hard that it wont go on well.

      I always fine eye liner pencils make less mess but often need touched up however the Clarins eye pencil lasts all day and night so i need to apply only the once. You get 36 months sell by date with the Clarins eye liner and i have been using the pencil for a year now hardly made a dent on it. I love this product and think its better than any i have previously used. Although it is expensive it is worth it for the fact its lasts so long when wearing it.

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      26.09.2011 17:52
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      A cracking eye liner and one which feels lovely to use.

      I recently realised, during a business trip, that I had forgotten entirely to pack my make up bag. I do not wear a huge amount of make up but generally would wear eyeliner and a touch of lip gloss for business meetings, more for my own self confidence than anything else. Anyway, stood in the departure lounge I realised I would need to grab some eyeliner at the very least thanks to my forgetfulness.

      It could be worse I suppose, at least I paid the duty free price of £10 for this 1.14g eyeliner in 'extreme black'. I would never normally pay so much for an eyeliner but for a Clairns product I figured this price tag was to be expected, in fact when I have searched online since I cannot find it this cheap on the high street so I would recommend if possible you buy it when you get the chance to grab a duty free bargain like I did. On the high street it is anywhere up to £18.00 for the same product.

      I have to say that although I don't generally spend a lot on make up you can feel the quality of this product. I am not the best in the world at applying eye liner but find this easy to get on and exactly where I want it, the product itself feels soft enough to manipulate where you want it and I do not struggle to get the effect I want.

      The packaging feels nice, the pencil itself is tapered to a finer end and feels nice in the hand, it also has a lid to protect the exposed end which means it will not get knocked around and blunted in your make up bag.

      This eye liner stays put all day and I found it a very striking look and feel, easy to create a strong line with and great as a base for further eye make up. Actually I really do like this and hope it lasts me a good long long while as for once I believe it is worthy of the price tag.

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        12.09.2011 21:41
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        I would buy this if I could.

        Being a huge make up fan I was delighted when my OH aunt walked through the door with a box of make up and offered it to me, of course I didn't refuse and was soon upstairs rumaging through all the make up, I was shocked to see that most of it was very expensive, Clinique, Dermalogica, Clarins! Estee Lauder..I couldn't wait to try out everything because I know that with some products you really do get what you pay for.

        Looking around online I can see the price varies quite a lot for this eye liner, the highest I have seen is £23.00 and the lowest around £11.00 so I do recommend you look for the best deal, my thoughts on the price of this are quite negative, as I really dont get what kind of ingredients are put into the eyeliner to make it so expensive!

        The appearance of the eye liner like most of the other Clarins products is quite sleek and simple, I really like the pencil because as it travels down to the end it gets thinner, have no idea why but I find it gives the eyeliner a unique look. Over the pencil it has some information on the product. It has a black pull off lid and underneath is a very sharp and pointy looking eyeliner.

        Overall, nothing to slate it over, very nicely put together.

        So why is it such a popular product? Kohl Eye Pencil says they are perfect for creating smouldering, smoky eyes. Applied along the inside of the eyes or base of lashes, it intensifies eyes, making light ones seem lighter and darker ones, more mysterious. Rich in pigments, it glides on easily, intensely colouring from the first stroke. It does not run and gives lasting hold with a formula gentle on even the most sensitive eyes.

        The colour which I received was Extreme Black, I am sure there are other colours though from when I was looking around online. I was happy to see the eyeliner was still very sharp, and looked like it had not been used, I still would of used it anyway even if it was used! But still it was nicer to be using a new product as its less likely to catch any type of infection ect.
        Now although the eyeliner looks sharp I have to admit it glided on my waterline painlessly and also very nicely, it felt quite oily ( not in a bad way! ) which made it really soft on my eyes, it really was lovely for sensitive eyes as my eyes can sometimes be quite sensitive and with this I had no problems.
        The colour when on my eyes was quite a rich black, and really added a lot of drama to my eyes, one stroke across the waterline was bold enough for me so I do think if your after a natural looking eyeliner its best to avoid this one. The eyeliner last most of the day on my eyes without running so this is a great bonus.

        I absolutely loved the eyeliner on my upper lids next to my lash line, I found the eyeliner was the best one to get so close and look so flawless, it also stays put there all day and doesn't smudge very easily if you leave it for a few minutes after applying, although if you do want a smudged/blended kind of look apply and use a brush or your fingers to rub in quickly and it can give a nice effect.

        I had to sharpen my brush after every use on upper lids, but if I was just using it on lower it was around every 3-4 days. The eyeliner was great, used it everyday and it lasted me about 5 weeks.

        Over all highly recommend.

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          09.09.2011 21:56
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          good quality

          I bought this eye liner recently seeing as I had lots of weddings to attend over the summer and I wanted something different to add to my make up bag. I hadn't used Clarins before but had heard good things about it which was why I bought from this brand and I must say I wasn't disappointed at all. This eye liner is very good quality and I do recommend it.

          Clarins products are quite expensive. This eye liner cost £14 which is four times the price of some brands but I do think if a product is very good quality then it is worth paying for so when buying this I hoped that it would be the case!

          The eye liner isn't anything fancy. It doesn't have a twist up ability or a built in sharpener like some other brands have that are actually cheaper, it is just a standard pencil but I find that this is fine. The eye liners which twist up always seem to be quite flat and never pointed enough to create a thin enough defining line.

          This pencil is high in oil which makes it very easy to apply. The kohl is rich in oil making it soft. With eye liners you need them to be soft, if they aren't then they can be very scratchy and uncomfortable to apply. I find that some of the cheaper brands tend to be awkward to apply because they are too hard and you have to press on hard. With this though I find that it is very gentle, I just have to apply it the once, just one stroke is sufficient enough for me, I don't need to keep going over and over it to make it show up as it comes off onto the skin with ease.

          I think the effect is very good. Because it's soft you can blend it easily as well as apply it easily so if you like to blend your eyeliner this one is ideal. I like to just have a sharp defined line and it works this look very well. When it begins to get blunt it isn't as efficient as you can imagine so you do need to keep on top of it's sharpness.

          This eye liner stays on throughout the day, I do not need to reapply it. Sometimes I find that if it is very warm though that it can spread a little as the course of the day goes on but it's never been a problem and I've never had panda eyes- unless I have fallen asleep with it on!

          I really like this. It works very well on my skin and is very gentle and effective. I think it is pricey but it does work very well so I am willing to pay this price. I don't use it on a daily basis so it does last me quite a while. I have used it about twice a week for two months and there is still over half left.

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          31.08.2011 19:21
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          Not recommended.

          Being a big fan of Clarins, when I saw the Clarins Kohl Eye Liner Pencil I was really excited about just how good it was going to be. I have a lot of Clarins make-up and beauty products and generally I hold Clarins to be a very high standard and certainly one of the better manufacturers on the market. However, having tried the Clarins Kohl Eye Liner Pencil on several occasions since I bought it, I cannot help but be a little let down by it - which, as I've said, is rare way for me to feel about a Clarins product.

          This eyebrow pencil looks like most eyeliner pencils in as much as it is pencil shaped. However, it is tapered at the non-pencil end and looks professional standard.....looking sleek and both modern and traditional at the same time. I think Clarins manages to combine modern and traditional perfectly in most of it's products - and the look of this one was no exception. The pencil itself is very long - infact I would say too long as it wouldn't fit in my smallest make-up case (the one that I carry around with me) and so it meant even leaving it at home or just having it loose in my bag - which isn't ideal. Obviously, the more it is used the shorter it becomes, but from the get-go it wasn't short enough to be terribly convenient. However, it was light and also thin so it didn't take up a lot of room in my bag. It does come with a lid to protect the pencil end.

          The pencil comes in a variety of colours - and I chose the Extreme Black - which is extremely black! There is a nice charcoal black / grey also which I was tempted by at the time, but I usually like the extremely black colours on my eyes and this fit the bill. The pencil can be sharpened to an extreme point if you want it that way, but I prefer to have it slightly blunt - whereby it's sharpened and then worn down slightly by a few rubs on a piece of paper. The pencil applies nicely as the pencil is soft yet hard enough to make application trouble free. It actually feels quite creamy and luxurious to start with - and it is soft enough to smudge if that's the effect you're looking for.

          However, although the eyeliner looks good and is easy to apply, I just was very disappointed with its staying power. I was finding that I was typically having to reapply this every few hours if I wanted to have the effect remain. I usually find that I never have to reapply my eyeliner throughout the day and so it was a real pain to have to reapply this - especially as it was too long to fit in my make up case in the first case! Although the pencil line didn't crack, it just faded far too quickly - and for such an expensive pencil this really isn't on.

          The pencil cost me £17 from www.strawberrynet.com and I really don't think I'll be repeating my purchase.

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            28.08.2011 21:46

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            Nice gift, would not buy myself.

            I am the sort of person that does not leave the house with make up on, and if I am skimping for a day- I most certainly do not leave the house without foundation or eyeliner on.
            One day my mum lent me this as I would not have paid £15 for an eyeliner when I am a £5 maximum kinda girl.

            This was bought from the Clarins counter- and can be bought in all good department stores and larger Boots store.

            There are the usual affair of colours and nothing was very strikingly different as black is the bog standard norm. However this Clarins Kohl Eye Liner is beautifully soft and glides on the eye neatly provided the pencil is kept sharp, otherwise if it is blunt it is quite smudgy and easily removable.... sometimes I find it can seap and crease into the eyelids if not sharp also. So perhaps it is better when you are trying to acheive a "smokey eyed" effect.
            It does not have any micro glitter things either, so its just a great matte block colour for the eyes.

            Despite this it does last on the eye very well and is good quality but for extra staying power I would say to sweep the eyelid with loose translucent powder first.

            The shape of the pencil is interesting, it is balanced and long, and is tapered at the end. I find this quite annoying as it is so long and I am used to holding pencils quite close to the tip and applying that way. But the unique shape does mean you can find it and feel for it easier in your make up case.

            I am a little disappointed with this Clarins product as usually their products impress me with their high quality but at least a bit of reassurance is that their products are great for sensitive skin like mine and will not irritate sensitive eyes.

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            09.08.2011 08:53
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            A great eye pencil for creating smoky smudgy eyes!

            Eye liner, you can't have a makeup bag without it, in my opinion anyway. You can get plenty of cheap pencil eye liners, but sometimes they can be difficult to apply and so I've learnt that it is worth spending a bit more on your eye liner. This Clarins pencil liner costs around £14 in department stores, but I have managed to find it online for £11, which isn't too bad.

            I have one of these in black and I don't think they do any other colours as a kohl pencil, but you can get Clarins eyeliners in various colours.

            In terms of applying it, it goes on very smoothly and doesn't scratch or irritate the area around my eyes. This product has a high oil content, which explains it's silky smoothness. It is also easy to blend in so you can create lots of smokey eye looks. I find that once I have applied it I don't have to reapply again for several hours, and for a night out it can last all night. Despite this it still came off easily enough with my eye makeup remover pads and I didn't have any residue when I woke up the next morning. Finally I found that this eye pencil didn't irritate my eyes, which can be sensitive with some products, so I didn't get itchy eyes.

            I think that you get good value for money because the pencil is quite long and whenever it is blunt all you have to do is sharpen it with a standard pencil sharpener. Unlike a mascara you don't have to replace your eyeliner every few months for hygiene reasons, so you're going to get plenty of use out of this, providing you don't bash it around in your makeup bag.

            All in all a fab product that I wouldn't be without.

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            06.06.2011 19:19
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            For sexy smoky eyes

            A good eye liner is a necessity in a girls make up bag. This Clarins eye liner is a firm favourite of mine due to it's ease of application and how long it lasts.

            *Price and application*

            The Clarins kohl eye liner is available from the Clarins counters located in many large department stores such as debenhams and House of Frazer. They are also widely available online. The price varies it is usually around £14.00 in store and online it usually costs £11.00. I like to keep an eye on Cheapsmells.com because they often have Clarins products for discounted prices.

            *The brand*
            Clarins have been going since 1954 where the main aim of the founder was to create luxury products made exclusively from plant extracts. In 1991 the brand diversified and they brought out their first line of make up.

            *Description*

            The eye liner is in a pencil shaped design with a lid on one end. Under the lid is the colour stick in the beige wood surround that you can sharpen to keep the point of the colour sharp. The whole liner is around 12cm long and the end opposite the lid is tapered, making the eye liner look glamourous and sophisticated. The amount of colour totals 1.14g in weight.

            The colour stick contains alchemilla which is a natural plant extract This has softening qualities and also has properties that offer protect

            *My opinion*

            I have this kohl eye liner in extreme black so any references to colour will be to this. I chose this colour because I like smoky dark eyes and especially like to dramatise them for a night out.

            The eye liner sharpens really easily and the wood is always smooth. Sometimes I have used eye liners where the wood is flaky and has scratched my eyes. Similarly, the colour forms a sharp point and is soft but durable.

            The softness of the kohl colour stick is perfect for application. It glides on the skin smoothly, leaving a dark line without having to press on hard. The colour is rich in oils which help in the ease of application because they keep the eye liner slightly moist. Sometimes if the eye liner is dry, it can pull on the delicate eye area as you try to apply it.

            The eye liner can be used to dramatically extenuate the curves of the eye or it can be blended making the look more subtle. I find the eye liner really easy to blend when trying to achieve the smoky eye effect.

            The colour is extremely intense and rich which is great because it means one application is often enough to help create the desired look. 

            The colour also has great staying power and lasts throughout the day or night with minimal bleeding or feathering. I've worn it whilst on holiday in hot climates when I've been sweaty and warm and the eye liner has lasted well without melting or running. I was worried that it would be a struggle to take it off, however I find it is easy to remove with a good make up remover.

            The eye liner is gentle and I'm able to use it on the delicate inner eye area without it irritating it.

            *My opinion*

            Some might think the eye liner is expensive but I definitely think it is worth it. The last one I bought has lasted over four months and it's still going! I picked mine up for £11.00 so it is worth shopping round online to snap up a bargain. 

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              06.06.2011 01:49
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              great but I just can't dig that deep for it all the time.

              My sister buys a lot of Clairns products as she is pretty wealthy and does like a lot of high quality make-up products. About 6 months ago she gave me a whole make-up bag of products she didn't want, and a found an eyeliner in it. Really I thought, this is just an eyeliner, but it wasn't until I saw someone writing a review on Dooyoo that I actually realised how much it was and what a high branded eyeliner I have actually been given.

              This product was the first product I noticed, and mostly to do with the fact it was so long. It didn't even fit in my make-up bag. I think this is what stopped me from using it for so long, because it just wasn't portable enough to be taking out with me to nights out and things like that. Although I have used it several times whilst it was laying in my cupboard and I thought I would give it a try.

              The colour I have the brown colour, I am assuming you can get it in black also, but I always use the brown shade as I don't like my eyes to be too bold and outstanding and I like my eyeliner to be seen. When applying it, the eyeliner transfers on to the eyes very thick and usually only one swipe with it is enough for me. It has almost a creamy texture to it meaning it smudges on its own. For this reason I haven't really used the smudger on it and I don't intend to, I prefer to blend it with my fingers.

              Also, with being such a soft eyeliner, it blends easily to create one of those 'smokey-eyes' effects. I love this look and it gives a very mysterious and lush look to the eyes without highlighting them too much with vibrant colours.

              Unlike a lot of eyeliners which feel like a hard pencil, the actual lead on this is a lot softer than the other ones, causing application to be a lot more smooth and gentle. This means that it is suitable to be using inside the eyelid and you won't get red and runny eyes from trying to scrape on eyeliner.

              Unlike some of the cheaper eyeliners, I didn't find that this weared off or cracked like other ones. I suppose this would be an upside to it, although I have found some cheaper ones which have worked just as well as this one and I think it would be hard to justify the price. You can definitely feel the quality which is great, but when it comes to a small piece of make-up like eye-liner, I don't know if I could dig as deep as that.

              This eyeliner can be bought for around £12. I think this is a ridiculous price for eyeliner and there's no doubt you can feel it is a high quality product but since eyeliner is such an insignificant part of the make-up routine, I think really you can make a cheaper one work all the same. I am very glad I was given this as it is an amazing eyeliner but I'm unsure if I would ever dig that deep for it: and if you read any of my other reviews you will know that even I don't mind digging deep for make-up. However they really need to reduce the price of this.

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              20.05.2011 19:34
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              Great eyeliner by Clarins!

              Clarins are largely recognised as a premium brand and they offer a variety of both skin care, facial care and make up products ranging from lipgloss to fake tan. They can be found in a variety of stores including many Boots stores, and not necessarily the big city ones either, as well as department stores such as Debenhams and John Lewis to name but a few. I have purchased a number of their products over the years (some of which I have reviewed, particularly skin care, so check those out if you wish!) and I always find that the quality of them is great and really stands out.

              As most of us know, eyeliner can look really good if you have the right product, but if its bad quality or hasnt been applied in the right way you will either end up with it cracking or looking like panda eyes - not a good look! On top of that you have the decision on whether to buy either a liquid or pencil version and even if you have a preferred type they still vary largely depending on brand to brand. Eyeliner is a vital part of my make up routine for both day and night wear, as I like to achieve a natural look during the day and a more dramatic 'done up' look when I'm going on a night out. I like to find a product that can do both those looks without me having to put extensive time and effort it. I have tried so many products in the past, never finding one that I like enough to make it buy it repeatedly, although in saying that I am one of those people who tends to swap brands as I like to see whats out there! It often depends on available offers etc as well as where I am at the time as the variety of brands in department stores often tends to tempt me! On this occasion I was in my local Boots store killing some time browsing as I was early in town for a hair appointment so I thought I would treat myself to something related to cosmetics as it had been a while.

              At £15 this product cannot be labelled as cheap at all however I do not mind paying more for a product that I feel is good quality, making it worth the price - for me Clarins have always provided high quality in both products and customer service so I did not doubt this product for a second. I had really ran out of my current pencil eyeliner and I was only half looking for a new one but I didn't go out specifically for one. I got chatting to the Clarins consultant who was lovely and asked me if there was anything I needed help with. We somehow got chatting about eyeliner (do not ask how!) and she recommended this product to me. The design is eye catching and somewhat unusual for an eyeliner to be this shape as normally they are similar to a standard pencil, with the same thickness all the way up, however this gets thinner towards the tip making it look very sleek. It could look as if it would be difficult to hold and apply due to its thinness however it really is no different to any other eyeliner. It has a silver lid on either end, one which is the pencil itself and the other is a smudge end which helps to blend the eyeliner if you are trying to achieve a softer look. The eyeliner comes in a variety of colours including black, grey, khaki green and plum but personally I prefer black as it is classic and suits my eye colour. Also, due to the price I wasn't tempted to buy a colour that wasn't particularly neutral as I didn't want to waste my money if I didn't like it as even though its only £15, its still quite a lot to waste in these times of economic hardship! The exterior of the product is black with Clarins and the product name and colour written on the pencil in the classic Clarins style which always looks really trendy.

              When it comes to application I sometimes find eyeliner really difficult, particularly having a steady enough hand to create a professional looking finish that looks somewhat commendable! It used to take me a good few attempts to make it look right (perhaps I was being paranoid?!) but I think I've just about cracked it. The pencil itself is quite pointed at first however the edge is soft so it doesn't hurt to apply it as it doesn't feel as if its dragging. The softness allows it to glide on easily creating a line that looks super duper good and as if its taken a lot of time and consideration when really it took less than 30 seconds, just what I need when I'm applying my make up at 7am! I applied it along my lower lash from corner to corner, making the line thicker towards the outer edge of my eye, I then ran it back over to create a more defined line and the colour was extreme black, not at all wishy washy or grey washing as I have sometimes found, but a really good bold colour. If this is not to your taste, the smudger can be used to blend it in more for a natural look. The softness of the eyeliner makes it easy to blend with the smudge end of the pencil too which can also be create when creating a dramatic smokey eyed look for a night out however the down side to this softness is that I think it would smudge easily, especially with those who have a tendency to rub their eyes! The flexibility of the pencil made me think it would not be long wearing at all, however when put to the test on a night out the colour did fade slightly but not to the extent I had imagined and when I returned home I didn't have panda eyes - result! I expected it might have run or cracked slightly as clubs obviously quite hot environments but it stayed in tact exactly how I had applied it.

              I thought the eyeliner would wear down quite quickly as it is thin particularly towards the end however I have had it for around 4 months and I still have a lot of product left, I have only had to sharpen it two or three times. This would explain why Clarins have given it a shelf life of 36 months - this is something I always check and it is one of the longest I've seen for a cosmetic product so it was clearly not designed to be up quickly. Cheaper eyeliners, I have found, tend to need a lot of product on application, then fade, so more needs to be applied therefore it runs out quicker so while this product is expensive compared to many high street brands, the length of time it lasts would probably work out to make it not a lot more expensive than a high street eyeliner that you would pay about £6, but have to buy again and again every 2 months.

              Overall this is a great eyeliner that Clarins have really hit the nail on the head with. It gives a professional finish with a good bold colour that can be blended or left with plenty of definition depending on your taste or whether you're creating a day or night time look. If you're in two minds, do not let the price put you off as you will not be disappointed!

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                19.05.2011 22:15
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                My favourite beauty product would have to be eyeliner. I honestly would never leave the house without it. I've tried alot of different brands of eyeliners over recent years, and not long ago decided that number 7's was my favourite.. but then, i discovered Clarin's.

                I'll admit that the price was a huge put off, but as i'd heard good things about it from numerous friends, i had a look around and soon found the eyeliner in House of Fraser and decided to fork out £15 of my hard earned cash to give it a go.

                There was a variety of colours to choose from: grey, brown, black, dark purple and khaki green, but i stuck to my usual favourite - black.

                The eyeliner pencil is the length and thickness of an average pencil but slightly thinner, with Clarins and '92200 france' written in silver writing. The colour of the pencil will depend on the shade you've chosen, with a silver lid on both ends; one for the pencil and one for the foam like blending tip which is handy and very soft.

                I've found my eyeliner to be beautifully soft when applying and it glides along nicely, applying just the right amount. Smudging can happen due to the softness if you're not careful but it's easily removable. It lasts for ages and is easily removable with damp tissue or makeup wipes. It gives beautiful definintion to the eyes and the colour i chose (khol), is an extremely dark shade of black. (some black eyeliners can verge on dark brown). The eyeliner is suitable for all skin types.

                Overall the eyeliner is long lasting and good quality and was worth the price in my opinion, however i won't be buying another one straight after this one runs out due to the price; it'll be a little treat once in a while.

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                  19.05.2011 21:56
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                  4/5 perfect apart from a couple of glitches.

                  If you've read my previous reviews you'll know I'm a big fan of Clarins products, and although they're expensive I do like to treat myself occasionally. I paid £15 for this eyeliner from my beautician in March and have been using it since, I wear eyeliner most days and I really have been impressed with the results.

                  When choosing my eye liner I played it safe, I didn't want to try a new colour and not like it, especially at £15 a go! There are five colours available Black, Brown, Grey, Plum and Khaki but I stuck to black. The pencil is entirely black with silver writing, and like all Clarin's products very simply branded, both ends have a sliver lid, one end being the pencil and the other end a sponge tip to enable you to blend your eyeliner making it great for using as an eye shadow.

                  As Clarins Kohl Eye Liner is so soft it's very easy to apply, it creates a lovely smooth finish and doesn't go grainy as many cheaper types of eyeliner do. However, this does mean that it wears down pretty quickly, it's easily sharpened up though but this does mean my eyeliner quite quickly gets shorter and shorter but I've been using it for a good three months so it is worth the money. It's very dark black and this gives lovely definition to the eyes very easily, it gives a very professional finish and looks really good on a night out. I do find that as the eyeliner's quite soft it does occasionally smudge especially if like me, you rub your eyes. However, I do find that it is pretty waterproof and it lasts a good few hours.

                  When taking off the makeup I use Clarins Eye Make Up remover and I find it easily removes with no panda eyes. I don't feel the need to scrub at my eyes either so it's perfect for anyone with sensitive skin. It's very comfortable to apply and wear and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to find a decent mascara, which may be a bit pricey but it lasts!

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                  02.05.2011 22:16
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                  I'm not a regular user of eye liner but when I do I like to use a good quality product and this Clarins Kohl Eye Liner pencil certainly fits the bill. One of the reasons it justifies the premium proce is the fact that it lasts a long time, in fact apply it at the start of the night and it will be still intact after a long nights dancing and partying.

                  I have two versions of this pencil, one is the balck and the other is a lighter grey colour, in all there are five colours to choose from. The eye liner pencil is long and slender, it is easy to hold and to apply very accurately, this is one of the things I like about it, you get a consistent smooth covering and it is very easy to be very precise with it. As well as the pencil head at the other end of the pencil there is also a smudger which works really well.

                  The pencil has a shelf life of 36 months which is pretty impressive compared with other brands and certainly goes some way to justify the £15 price tag that each one costs. However it is the quality of the product that really justifies the cost, there is a depth and consistency to the colour and this is enhanced my the fact that it is hard wearing and lasts for a long time, certainly long enough until you need to remove it.

                  The application is even and smooth and it is very easy to use. With extra pressure you can increase the thickness of the line and apply more to your eyes for a darker effect. For me this Clarins product more than justifies the price tag and the fact that it will last a long time is a real bonus.

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                  09.04.2011 00:04
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                  clarins peepers!

                  Clarins is a premium beauty brand which originated in Paris. They offer an extensive range of skin care, make up, body treats, fragrances and also mens products.

                  *~*Clarins Peepers*~*

                  Clarins offer a stunning collection of eye make up products. There are different mascara options, eye liners and various eye shadows from singles to palettes. One of the eye liners available is simply named Clarins Eye Pencil. This khol designed pencil claims to be easy to apply and long lasting. It also offers a smudger for creating different looks.

                  The eye pencil is available in 5 colours to suit your preferrence :

                  *01 Black (reviewing)
                  *02 Brown
                  *03 Grey
                  *04 Plum
                  *05 Khaki

                  *~*Design*~*

                  The eye liner itself is careful concealed with a long, black pencil. A black lid at one end covers a silver neck with a black, soft smudger head. The other end of the pencil has a long, silver lid which covers the pencil applicator. Silver writing adorns the pencil confirming the product name etc.

                  *~*Availability and Price*~*

                  The pencil holds 1.2g of eye liner and is available where Clarins is stocked (Debenhams/House of Fraser etc), It is also available from the website www.clarins.co.uk and is priced at £15.00.

                  *~*My Thoughts*~*

                  I would consider my eyes to be one of my best features as they are blue and bright. I like to wear make up as it makes me feel a bit more confident and when I do, I put the most emphasis on my eyes by using eyeliner, eye shadow and some mascara. I always use a black eyeliner and mascara and only change to colour of my shadow to suit the occasion or to match my outfit.

                  Over the last few years, I have used several different eyeliners and normally do not pay that much for them. My usual eyeliner is only £7.00 and I buy it on offer at £2.00 (No7 discount vouchers). Last summer, I was shopping in House of Fraser and spotted a Gift with Purchase offer on at the Clarins counter. I picked up this eyeliner on recommendation from the Clarins assistant and also a cleanser..in return I received a goodie package of deluxe trials sized products. I selected 01 Black.

                  *~*Beautiful Clarins Peepers*~*

                  Now, it may seem weird that I am still using this nearly a year since purchase. Most eyeliners have to be used within 6months for hygeine reasons..Clarins state this eyeliner is safe to use for 36months allow me more time use it up. 1.2g doesn't sound much but believe me, it is sufficient as you don't need much of this to give optimum effects. My eyeliner is applied before my mascara and shadow and I only apply to the bottom lash line...not got a steady enough hand for applying to the top lid.

                  Setting myself up in front of a mirror, I can apply my eyeliner. The pencil, despite being very long, is smooth and easy to hold without discomfort. The pencil starts off point and quite sharp. I wasn't too keen on it like this as it felt a bit too tough on my eyes and felt like it was dragging. My preferrence is to gently dab the sides against the lid to soften the tip. Applying this way is so much easier and the effects are much better and prominent.

                  The pencil glides along my bottom lash line smoothly and feels light and creamy. I can sweep the pencil along once and achieve a decent line. I usually sweep it from the middle to the inside of my eye and then concentrate on creating a stronger line on the outside of my eye where the area is thicker. The creaminess of the pencil makes it feel quite thick on my lash line but it doesn't appear heavy or uncomfortable.

                  I find 2 sweeps across my eye is sufficient to create an impressive, bold colour. The black appears quite pigmented which I like and it looks lovely with a sweep of mascara and any colour of eye shadow. If I am using this at night time, I apply a little more pressure to create a thicker line and usually give a little kick at the end of my lash line for a different look.

                  The smudger isn't all that good to be honest. It feels quite harsh and scratchy on my eye and to be honest, it appears to smudge the colour right off as opposed to creating a sultry, smoky eyed look. If I do want to smudge it a bit, I use my smudger on my No7 eye pencil.

                  *~*All Night Long!*~*

                  I can apply a light layer of this eye pencil early morning and it stays put. It doesn't fade or crack away and is still safe on my eye at the end of the day. It is easy to remove with a drop of makeup remove on a cotton pad or a facial wipe and appears to be fairly waterproof as my eyes water alot and it doesn't budge.

                  *~*Worth The Money?*~*

                  I feel that the Clarins Eye Pencil is well worth the £15.00 outlay. I've had mine nearly a year and sharpened it a few times and there is loads left in the pencil. It creates a smooth, creamy and intense colour that lasts all day without fading and makes my eyes appear pretty or sultry depending on the look I am wanting to achieve.

                  I plan to purchase another eye pencil soon when the next offer is on and it comes highly recommended from me.

                  Thanks for reading :)

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