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Item: Collection 2000 Khol Eye Liner
Colour: Aubergine (24)
Bought in: Superdrug
Yet another eye liner I own, I don't even wear them that often, but when I do, I like to have a nice selection to chose from haha
Packaging and design:
This eye liner is aubergine (deep purple) and comes in a pencil design and the actual pencil is coloured in a deep purple colour so you can see what colour it will be. The writing on the pencil is all in silver and has "Collection 2000" written across it and either size of this it advises you that it is a "Khol Eye Liner" and that it is "24 Aubergine". Around the pencil it also has details of the ingredients and the address of the company. The lid is silver plastic and looks really quite cheap. it has also cracked up the length of the lid and I have never had this in a bag where it could get squashed or bashed so not sue why it cracked but as it looks cheap I assume it was made cheaply too so hasn't stood up to some light use.
Colour and use:
The colour is a nice deep purple colour and when you wipe it on the back of your hand you can see this. It flits between looking black and dark purple so has a nice depth to the colour and it what I was looking for. However applying it to the eye lid is not a good experience. It is a very dry eye liner. I have used a lot of other khol eye liners that have been no where near as dry or hard to use. I felt like I was scratching it across my eye lids to get any colour off. The pencil has been sharpened and I wiped a tough on the back of my hand to remove the sharpest point of the pencil but when I tried to apply it to my eye lids it just really does not come off and on to the skin very easily and as it feels like it is scratching me I couldn't get enough on the eye lids to get the effect I was looking for. very disappointing. This will last for ages, but that's just because I can't use the amount I want to. I even tried to heat it by rolling between my hands before applying, to see if it would soften, but no difference.
Overall a nice colour but very hard to apply and comes in cheap packaging. I know £2.99 isn't a lot of money to pay for an eye liner but I'm disappointed as other products I have bought at £2.99 or similar from Collection 2000 have been of much higher quality. 1 star for colour, but 2 off for broken lid, 2 off for lack of application.
Collection 2000 is a budget cosmetics range, which is available at Boots and Superdrug. It is also available in selected Tesco, Asda, Wilkinsons stores. Selected colours are also available online at www.superdrug.com and www.amazon.co.uk.
I bought this Collection 2000 kohl eyeliner pencil in 9 Priscilla Blue, which is a dark blue/ grey colour. I bought it because the colour is different from the other eye pencils in my collection and it was a good price at just £1.99.
I prefer to use kohl eyeliner pencils, rather than liquid liner or eye crayons as I think they're precise and usually I find the quality doesn't differ too much between expensive and budget brands.
These Collection 2000 eyeliner pencils are available in a variety of different colours.
~ Packaging ~
The pencil is about 4.5 inches long including the lid. The pencil itself is the colour of the eyeliner, so mine is a blue/grey colour. It has 'Collection 2000' on the side in metallic silver and the name and number of the colour. There is a list of the ingredients in small print on the side of the pencil.
The lid is silver and fits nicely over the point of the eyeliner. It is easy to remove, but it is by no means slack.
~ Use ~
Applying the eyeliner to my waterline, it takes a while to build up the colour and the first few times that you go over it, it is barely noticeable at all. This is the same when applying it above or below your lashes.
The point of the eyeliner pencil is quite sharp and hard. It doesn't hurt to apply it, but it is not comfortable to apply like I have found with other eyeliners. The pencil is wooden and is easy to sharpen with an eyeliner sharpener and the eyeliner does not snap.
The eyeliner lasts well. I find it lasts more than with other eyeliners I have used, but the colour is less bold. The eyeliner can be removed easily.
~ Overall ~
Overall, this would make a great eyeliner pencil if it was easier to apply. It has better staying power than others I have used, but it is not as bold as my usual black pencil. It takes a lot of building up, but when it is on it has an effective look. It is a good price as well, but still I have used much better so just 3/5 stars from me.
Collection 2000 offer a decent range of cheap and cheerful make-up, often in bright, appealing packaging. I bought a Collection 2000 kohl eyeliner on a bit of a whim- partly because it was cheapish (at £1.99) and partly because I liked the look of the packaging (a brown eye pencil with a candy pink lid)- shallow, I know, although distinctive packaging does help when you want something specific and have an overflowing make-up bag! There were a few shades to choose from, all fairly neutral colours.
I chose a chocolate brown coloured pencil (for some reason the shade is called Birdy Song) based on the colour of the outside of the pencil. When I got the pencil home and removed the packaging, I discovered the actual pencil itself was a darker and less warm colour than the packaging suggested; not a bad colour, just not quite the colour that had been sold to me.
I tried this eyeliner out for work the next day, and was quite pleased with the texture; kohl eyeliners often feel quite soft when they're being applied and this was no exception. I also found it was easy to smudge to give a slightly softer look- also handy if you want to apply a lot and go all out for a 'smoky eyes' finish. Despite the colour of the pencil not matching the colour of the packaging, it was a pleasant enough neutral eye shade for day to day wear. My eyes can be a bit sensitive at times, but I didn't experience any problems with this product.
By lunch time, I noticed that my subtle office-wear eye make-up was beginning to turn into something more closely resembling panda eyes, and a little bit of repair work was needed. Obviously a liner that is easy to smudge is a good thing, but no-one wants to end up with eye make-up all over their face. The best eyeliners are ones that stay put when they've been applied, and this eyeliner unfortunately fails that test.
One last thing; I sometimes use my eyeliners to as eyebrow pencils (helps everything match up) and I actually found this pencil to be very good used in this way, and a good match for my natural colouring (my hair is naturally a darkish ash brown with eyebrows to match). So if anyone out there with darkish ash brown hair is looking for an eyebrow pencil, I'd actually recommend this eyeliner in shade 02 Birdy Song!
Being someone who likes to spot a bargain, I like to try cheaper brands before I commit to realising that the cheaper product is not as good as a more expensive product. It was having this thought that I bought a Collection 2000 eyeliner pencil recently at my local Boots. A bargain I thought at £1.99 and so took it home to have a try.
The Collection 2000 eyeliner is a pencil based kohl liner which comes in a range of three colours; black, brown and teal. The pencil itself is coloured to match the colour of the eyeliner inside and each pencil is capped with a silver lid and shiny silver text. The lid can be removed simply by pulling off to reveal a standard kohl pencil lead. The lead itself is sharpened to a point and is very soft in texture, making sure it is easy to apply to the delicate eye area.
This pencil will set you back £1.99 if purchased from either your local Boots or Superdrug. It can also be bought from online retailer Amazon for 99p.
Making sure that the pencil is sharp, it can literally be drawn onto the intended area. The application process very much depends on the intended finish. For a polished look the sharpened pencil can be lightly drawn around the entire eye making sure that the colour sticks to the eyelash line. For a natural look the pencil can be lightly drawn under the eyelashes and topped with a coat of mascara or for the smoky eyed look I like to apply a liberal amount of this eyeliner and smudge it with a foam tip to really smudge the colour in.
As with all makeup products this pencil can simply be washed off using your standard makeup remover; however you may need to rinse twice as this eyeliner does tend to cling to the outer edges of the eyes after washing.
I like to have well defined eyes and therefore will often opt for a black or dark brown pencil however I bought this pencil in the black colour mainly for nights out rather than day to day. The pencil goes on very easily and is very easy to sharpen with a pencil sharpener when the lead goes flat. However I found that the colour did not tend to stay around the intended line but rather tended to smudge at every available opportunity. This meant that throughout the evening I would have to regularly blot the smudged colour from my eyes. As previously mentioned I also have found this product very difficult to remove from around my eyes before bed time, the double wash often meaning that I had sore and itchy eyes afterwards.
So would I recommend? I would have to say not; in this instance buying a slightly more expensive product is definitely more beneficial for regular use. However, being a bargain does mean that this product would be perfect for those nights out on the town when you want to try a different colour than usual such as the teal option.
As a consequence I have scored this product 2 stars out of 5.
Thank-you for taking the time to read my review!!
This review is also posted on Ciao under the same user name.
I only bought this eye liner as I was in need of doing some running repairs while out and about and not being in possession of any of my normal make up, part of the reason I bought it was the fact that it only cost £1.99 from Superdrug however upon using it I soon realised why it was such a low price. I opted for the black colour however it does come in a range of different colours. It is a very functional eye liner, no fancy design features, it is about the size of a normal pencil and it is easy to grip. The lid is a little flimsy in my opinion and prone to falling off which is not ideal.
I found it to be rather harsh to use and a little too solid for my liking, I prefer to use a softer eye liner and this one was rather solid and not easy to use. It is a little thick and therefore adds quite a thick line of eye liner as you apply it, it is also really easy to smudge it so you do have to be careful when applying it.
The colour is nice enough but not quite as rich as I would have liked, it has a slightly washed out feel to it. It is not good for doing fine lines mainly because it is so hard wearing that you would not want a sharpened narrow point near your eyes, I know I certainly did not. It does not have very good staying power either however given that I was only using it as a stop gap and once I got home I threw it away as at that price I was not really concerned about getting my monies worth.
This is not an eye liner I would recommend unless you are on a really tight budget and then I guess it is better than nothing at all.
I am always trying out new eyeliners and I came across the Collection 2000 kohl eyeliner a few months ago in Superdrug. It is really cheap at just £1.99 and their is also often offers on such as buy 3 for 2 or buy one get one free so it's a very cheap product in comparisson with alot of other kohl eyeliners.
There is a variety of different shades to choose from such as grey, blue, brown, green etc, and I have it in shade 1 which is black. The physical appearence of this eyeliner is very basic, it's made of sturdy wood and is a similar size and shape to a normal writing pencil. It's black in colour with silver writing on the side (brand name and product name) and a silver lid. The lid protects the nib of the pencil which is very sharp, and the nib is obviously the colour of whatever shade you have chosen - mine is black. I have found that because it is so sharp I had to write on a bit of paper with it to wear it down a bit before I could use it.
The texture isn't as soft as my other kohl eyeliners, but it glides onto my waterline well, without dragging, and provides quite a chunky line, which is very easily blendable. It does smudge extremely quickly and because I had to wear the nib down it doesn't do thin lines, but obviously if I sharpened it then I would get more accurate application, however because of the hard texture of the nib I prefer to have it worn down to avoid any accidents lol. This eyeliner can't really be used for cat eyes (when you do a little twirly bit on the corner of your eye) because it smudges so easily.
The texture felt quite sticky and wet on my waterline but once it dryed it felt fine. It doesn't last for very long before it starts fading and streaking though, I usually put this on at 7am and by 11am ish it is already fading and looking very unpleasant so it is important to take this with you to work/uni etc for reapplication.
It also isn't waterproof and it runs easily, so if for example you sneeze, it's enough to make it smudge and run a bit. Despite this though it provides (when first applied) intense colour, the pigmentation is flawless, it's just a shame it doesn't last. Removing this isn't an issue, it comes off easily due to the soft texture and takes me 3-5 makeup wipes to completely remove, although I have my eye makeup very heavy so if you only apply a small amount it'll come off with just 1 wipe.
Overall I don't reccomend this. It is cheap but has its downsides, I would much prefer to pay that bit extra for a better quality product.
I hadn't used a pencil eyeliner in ages so decided to pick up this one whilst in Superdrug, it was really cheap and I had been looking up reviews on it online and it seemed to be the one which stood out to me the most and was in budget.
I payed £1.99 for mine, the colour I purchased this in was black.
The look of the pencil is very very simple, its quite long, black in colour and has a grey lid which you pull off. Spread over the pencil is the Collection 2000 logo, and a few more bits and bobs of information, not a lot though.
Not much I can dislike/like to be honest, its just simply a pencil.
The pencil is comfortable in my hand and doesn't make applying eye-liner awkward.
I find that the intenseness of the eyeliner is quite bad, I have to run it across my eye about 5 times before I even get a decent black look, otherwise it just seems to be very faint.
The pencil feels quite rough too when used on my waterline, it kind of feels sharp when sharpened and I just personally find eyeliners like this more painful than other ones I use, maybe I just have sensitive eyes!
I notice that after a hour or so of being on my waterline the eyeliner somehow falls off my waterline, onto my face creating a lovely dark undereye look which isn't the nicest look in the world, I then have to top up.
I noticed with this eyeliner it didn't take a lot of pressure to snap, and then once it snapped it took ages to sharpen it up again, and then because of this it would waste a lot of pencil.
I do like this eyeliner though on my eyelid, a lovely straight line across next to my eyelashes to make them appear bigger and to give a more nicer look to my eyes, I find that the black comes across very well when used on my eyelid but like I said, if you press to hard it snaps and can sometimes mess up your whole look so you have to start again!
I found the eyeliner on eyelid lasted a lot longer than on my waterline, it doesn't budge all day.
I found the eyeliner made my eyes water too, I dont think I was allergic too it I think it just did this because it was too harsh on my eyes.
The eyeliner also didn't last me long at all, probably about 2 weeks, but this is probably because I was using it so much on my upper lids and it kept breaking cos of the pressure.
The eyeliner is very easy to remove from eyelids, but with waterline you dont really need to as it just seems to come off anyway!
Over all, I guess it is not bad but still, it could better.
I wouldn't buy it again as its a waste of £1.99 and my £2.99 Miss Sporty one is tons better.
I wear eyeliner everyday and so as a result I go through quite a lot of it! I am also very keen to try out new and different make-up products and so always buy some if its on special offer or looks good, especially eyeliner. This is because I am quite fussy with eyeliners, I like mine to be very dark, go on neatly and easily and last for some time so I don't need to keep topping it up during the day.
My first review on Dooyoo was on Avon's black glimmerstick eyeliner, I always go back to that eyeliner as I cannot seem to fault it. I thought it would be useful though for me to start reviewing the other eyeliners I own, so expect to read a few more from me!
This Collection 2000 eyeliner pencil I have owned for over a year now, in the shade black. I do not usually have eyeliners for this long as they would have ran out in this time or I would have lost it after taking it out with me (which I seem to do a lot - must be because they are small!)
I guess the reason why I still own this same eyeliner that I bought so long ago is because I choose to not take it out with me and prefer to use others to this one, which I will explain why for now.
When applying this eyeliner I have to glide it on at least 3 colours to get the dark black look that I like. It does glide on easily though and so I cannot fault it for that, it's just as a result of having to glide it on several times it goes blunt very quickly and so needs sharpening all the time.
Another reason why I do not prefer this eyeliner is because it doesn't seem to last very long, after only a couple of hours it has gone very light and needs topping up again. Many of the other eyeliners I own last much longer than this one so I do know that an eyeliner can last a long time on the eye and it is not just me!
Therefore, these drawbacks mean I keep this as an emergency eyeliner, a one I will use if all my others are blunt and I don't have time to sharpen them on a morning, or I lose them or they run out. (I always have emergency make-up products!) I cannot complain though as I have used it quite a lot and still have almost half left, and it is the cheapest I have ever paid for an eyeliner priced at only £1.99!
This is available from Boots, Superdrug and several supermarkets that sell Collection 2000. I would recommend this if you only like a little bit of eyeliner for a subtle look as it does do this, but be prepared to carry it around with you for a top up as it does not last long.
Collection 2000 eyeliner
I went to boots recently and bought some new make up and along with the 17 nail polish I also bought this product. I have a small mountain of eyeliners and I obviously needed a new one. Instead of getting my usual black liner I bought a brown one and I have not used this brands eyeliner product before.
*About the product*
I usually get the ones in the plastic twist up container but this one is the old school kohl wooden ones. It is made in the EU and I think this brand is only sold in boots. I bought it in shade 2 brown, it does come in black too.
*My opinion of the product*
The packaging is really basic it just has the shade on the bottom, a plastic lid to stop the liner from getting damaged and it has the ingredients at the bottom too which includes, Palm kernel oil and hydrogenated castor oil.
The shade is brown, it is a dark brown and I have not used a brown eyeliner before, I have always wore black, but I thought a more subtle natural look is what I always wear so this would be perfect.
It is wooden with the kohl liner inside and I always get the plastic ones and now I remember why. With the wooden liners I find that they feel harsher on my waterline when compared to the plastic ones. It does not actually hurt or anything but it feels harder on my waterline, which is a sensitive area anyway.
Apart from that it is a good eyeliner, I use it for a number of purposes and it is a multipurpose product. I use it for lining my lower waterline, my upper waterline, my eye lid (close to the lashes) or all over my eye lid and also as an eyebrow pencil
I use it mostly to line my upper waterline and I also usually put it on my eye lid really close to the lashes and then blend it slightly to create a slightly smoky eye and also the eyeliner on the upper water line and close to my lashes, makes my upper lashes look a lot thicker and fuller.
When I use this product on my upper waterline I find that it does transfer on to my lower waterline, this has happened with every eye liner I have used from Dior, Lancome and Neal's Yard to Rimmell, Urban decay and Avon, and I was not surprised that this one did the same. Obviously if I line with waterlines it does not matter if it transfers, but it does get a bit annoying as it does not good great if some of the eye liner has transfered. I just wipe it away with my finger or a small cotton pad/bud.
I have used this product on my brows as they are quite dark like the pencil, and it is fairly easy to use the product in this way. You just have to use the product very lightly otherwise you could look like a extra in a horror movie. Also it can smudge and move once applied, so don't rub/wipe your eyebrows for it will transfer and move.
I really like this product on my lid, I thought it might be quite hard and difficult to blend but it is super easy to blend. I put it all over my lid quite a few times and it is just great used like that. It is super blendable and super soft too. All I do is apply the eyeliner all over my lid and then blend gentley with my fingers - I find that I cannot blend with product with a brush and it makes the liner more subtle and natural if I blend it with my fingers. After blending the liner than I put on my lid now looks matte, soft and natural and it does look really great and it can be built up at the outer corner to create a bit more of a smoky eye.
On my waterline the product does transfer but it does stay in place for a while, on my eyebrows the product stays if I don't wipe/rub my eyebrows otherwise a line of brown appears out of my eyebrows and streaks across my temples, which isn't that great so I will probably stick to my eyebrow powder for that job. It is fantastic as a eyeshadow, it is creamy, soft and really blendable and it does stay put for the day If I put a primer on before and then a fixor afterwards.
As far as I am aware you can only buy this product from boots stores and www.boots.com (and also ebay) and it is now (4/2/2011) on offer - 3 for £5 on selected collection 2000 products. I just bought this on its own and it only costs £1.99 which is fantastic!
*Multipurpose - eyebrow pencil, for lining the waterlines, as a creamy eyeshadow and to make my lashes look fuller and also to define my eyes
*Fantastic price and a good brand
*Very easy to blend
*Good control over where the product is going
*Slightly chunkier pencil compared to others which makes it easy to hold
*Easy to apply and take off
*Only two colours as far as I am aware (but I only use black and now brown anyway)
*Does transfer to my lower lash line - but I have found this with all eyeliners I have used
Thank you for reading my review
I've always loved make up and have in the past spent a small fortune on it, but since buying my own home I've shopped around a lot more and tried cheaper products. My latest is Collection 2000 Kohl Eyeliner. It costs just £1.99 and comes in quite a wide choice of colours. I get mine from Superdrug. I usually use a black one but at the moment I'm trying a colour called Kingfisher. Its a lovely Smokey grey/blue colour.
The eyeliner looks just like a regular pencil. It has a silver push on lid which fits nice and tight so you don't end up with it coming off and the point breaking in your bag. The pencil part is the same colour as the eyeliner itself. It has Collection 2000 Kohl Eyeliner Precision Colour written on it in silver. The ingredients are printed in very tiny letters on there too. I think you would need a magnifying glass to actually read them though.
I wear my kohl underneath my eye or inside my lower lid. The Collection 2000 eyeliner is very soft and glides over my skin easily, it doesn't drag and I find the colour goes on in an even line. Also the Collection 2000 brand never makes my eyes water which has been a problem for me in the past. I like to keep the pencil sharpened to quite a good point, you get a much neater line and I find if I let it wear down too low when I'm putting it in my lower lid the wood can snag on my skin. I always use a good quality sharpener to sharpen my eyeliner pencil, I've used real cheap ones in the past and because the kohl is so soft the sharpener keeps breaking the point. This can cause a lot of waste!
The kohl pencil gives a sharp line if thats the look you want or you can smudge it a bit for a softer effect, either way it gives a great look. The Collection 2000 kohl eyeliner stays on well. If I wear it under my eye I find it pretty much lasts all day at work. If I wear it inside my lower lid I have to reapply at lunch time.
All in all I'm very pleased with this eyeliner, I love the colours and it doesn't break the bank. I would recommend trying it.
Collection 2000 Kohl Eyeliner Precision Colour
**WHAT IS IT**
This product is an eyeliner that comes from the Collection 2000 range and it claims to have precision colour. You can outline and highlight your eyes with this eyeliner making your eyes larger and more noticeable.
It comes in eight different colours purple passion, marine green, teal, rainy day (blue), black, aubergine, kingfisher (light blue) and brown. To be honest there isn't a great range of colours that are available.
There isn't really any packaging with this product it's just a pencil with a silver lid to protect the pencil. The pencil will be the same colour as the eyeliner and will have a bar code along the side.
It will have the Collection 2000 logo along the side in silver. It will also tell you that it is a kohl eyeliner and the colour that the product is.
I personally bought a green one so it was names Teal and was Number 21. Along the side lets you know what the product was made in Germany and the ingredients included in the product.
Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Mica, Cera Microcristallina, Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Rhus Succedanea, Candelilla Cera, Sopbitan Tristearate, Disteaedimonium Hectorite, Butylparabean, BHA (+/- Silica Cl 77007, Cl 77491, Cl77492, Cl 77499, Cl 77510, Cl 77891)
These are the ingredients of the tea l colour that I purchased. It may be useful if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
The eyeliner is easy to apply with precision as it has a sharp point and doesn't smudge easily when applying.
You can apply this eyeliner underneath your eyes or just above your eyelashes to highlight your eye.
The colour is quite vibrant but it's not too striking which I feel is a good thing as it leaves your eyes being highlighted yet it's a subtle look.
This eyeliner only cost £1.99 from Superdrug and I feel that this is great value for money as this eyeliner lasts me for ages and is good quality.
The pencil will glide onto your eyes very easily and will make your eyes look more defined and vibrant yet at the same time it's a rather subtle look.
To remove this eyeliner is easy and it will come off easily with a cosmetic wipe. The thing I like about this eyeliner is that it is good for sensitive eyes.
Personally I wear contacts from time to time and find that when I wear eyeliner it can irritate my eyes. This brand does not give me any bad side effects. You wouldn't even know that you were wearing it. It doesn't irritate my eyes at all.
My eyeliner has lasted for ages and I find that it doesn't need to be sharpened much as it doesn't need to have a sharp end for you to be able to apply it to your eyes with precision. When you do sharpen it will go to a point easily and won't blunt easily.
Overall I would recommend this product to anyone as I feel it is great value for money and gives you a great look.
Collection 2000 Kohl eyeliner is actually an ok eyeliner however whenever I use it, it makes my eyes water uncontrably which is so frustrating because the eyeliner then dissapears down my face.
My personal favourites are the back and blue because they give the most intense look which is what I love, my favourite part of my body is my eyes as they can reveal so much about a person.
You can use eyeliner for everyday wear and still make it look non heavy and gentle but for an evening and night timee wear you can build the eye liner up for a more glam and heavy looking black eyeliner is great for making eyes look smoky.
This eyeliner comes in a variety of colours from black and brown to green, blue and purple the black is always the hardest colour to get hold of as it is always sold out because of how popular it is.
The pencil lead itself is very soft and gentle on the eyes so it does not prick or hurt the eyes when applying and it always gives an even and well layered look that lasts.
The best part is this pencil only costs about £2.50
I find that the collection 2000 eyeliner is great! I have always had a problem with eyeliners, as they always smudge under my eyes, making me look like a panda! I try expensive and cheap brands, and get too close similar results, so I settled with this eyeliner.
Collection 2000 can be found in most places that sell make-up products, super markets, and cosmetic stores and so on. The normal price is around £1.99 and I have not seen it anywhere cheaper. The price is great due to the recession, and for the quality of the product. Also, i do not carry a bag around with me often, so sometimes lose eyeliners quite alot trying to keep them in my pockets.
Now with the packaging and the product itself. I think the packaging is very simple, wooden so it easy to sharpen, with silver writing and a silver lid. Very practical and easy so you can carry it around. I find that the eyeliner lasts for quite a while before it needs sharpening. The tip is quite firm, and glides along the eyelids perfectly, if going deeper, to try and make the colour darker, dont be alarmed go for it, the tip is firm enough to do so it dont just crumble.
It only comes in the simple colours, black and brown, unless im missing something! It does stay on for a good amount of time but i do find it smudges a little quickly!
Other than that i think that this eyeliner is great to use, and will save you quite a few pennies!!
Eyeliner is one of my major beauty products, along with masacara and eyeshadow. I tried a lot of brands before settling on Collection 2000's kohl eyeliner. I'd tried a lot of the more expensive brands, with pencils costing near £10 (which for a student, hits hard!). I found that very few of them applied smoothy, effortlessly and wthout draggign across my eyelid. I'm also very prone to my eyes watering, and none of these eyeliners that I had tried lasted. I decided to try Collection 2000 after a friend's recommendation.
I tend to wear black eyeliner, so purchased the kohl eyeliner in this colour. It costs me around £1.99, and is readily avaiable at Boots, Superdrug and even supermarkets (which is very handy!). Despite the small price tag, this is by far the best eyeliner I have ever used, and the thought to change since has never crossed my mind. It is incredibly easy to apply and glides on. I tend not to sharpen it too much as I put on a reasonable amount, though if you want a really thin line, sharpening the pencil makes this perfectly possible. When you first purchase it though, I do find that it is too sharp to apply, and usually scribble a ltitle bit on a piece of paper till it is suitable. It lasts despite my eyes watering (except at the very inner corners of my eyes), and will last throughout the day.
It is very easy to blend for a more smokey eyed look. And unlike with other eyeliners I have been able to apply it to my upper eyelid wthout it going everywhere and me ending up looking like I have a black eye. I love being able to rim my eyes with it to create a dramatic, sultry look.
Although I use it almost everyday, I have found it very long lasting. It also sharpens well, unlike some eyeliners which have a plastic coating which makes it near impossible to use after the first few times. It is certainly value for money!
It comes in a variety of colours, and I personally have used the black, aubergine and a greeny colour (which name evades me!). I have also seen it in brown, grey and blue.
I'd definately recommend this product to anybody! It;s one of my staples and absolute favourites.
I tend to go through black eyeliner quite quickly so I chose this as it seemed to be a cheaper alternative to most brands. It's a no frills kohl eyeliner complete with lid which is surprisingly sturdy, not once have I had the lid break whereas others I have used in the past tend to crack and become ineffective.
The product applies just as well as the more high end, pricier alternatives out there, it glides on smoothly and doesn't pull the eye like some can. You can easily create a more subtle, smoky look by blending the eyeliner outwards with a smudging brush. The product does tend to get blunt rather quickly, resulting in a thicker, less accurate line, so have that sharpener ready! One thing I would say is that although the shade I have is labelled 'Black', it isn't as dark as some brands and so if you prefer a more visibly darker look then I would opt for another brand. However, the subtle quality of this eyeliner may be a positive for some.
If you do purchase this and want to create a dramatic night-time look then I would go over this product with a black liquid or pen eyeliner to add definition - using the kohl as a base should also make the look last longer without smudging. Another thing I have noticed with this eyeliner is that it is easy to blend a colourful eyeliner over the top to create a dark line with a shimmery hint of colour.
This product is also great for those with sensitive eyes, as it hasn't caused any irritation whereas other branded eyeliners have done. With around 8 different colours to choose from, and at just under £2 this product is a cheap and affordable way to make your eyes pop!