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A wonderful soft eye liner
L'Oréal Contour Kohl
Member Name: jillycat
L'Oréal Contour Kohl
Advantages: Goes on smoothly gives a great smoky eye effect lasts all day cause no eye irritation
Disadvantages: Some ingredients may have been tested on animals
I have recently being trying different brands of make up to try to find some budget alternatives that I think give me the same results as the high end market brands. This L'Oreal contour Kohl is one such buy and one that I have been very pleased with and will continue to use.
The packaging is simple a silver plastic top and the pencil it self is the colour of the liner you have in my case black with silver writing. The shade I choose was jet black as I prefer a smoky eye finish on occasion and others a definite line. I personally prefer to use black for this but it is also available in other shades including chocolate, blue and white.
The kohl is made from a blend of wax and oil which makes it very soft to touch I think. When applying this to my eyes I notice very little by way of dragging and on my sensitive eyes it feels very smooth as it glides along the lid or inside my eyelid. As well as going on smoothly I find that it takes very little by way of pressure as I apply it to get a nice black line unlike some eyeliners where you feel you need to press down hard and it then hurts my eyes causing them to water and the liner to run. The other thing I have been impressed with when applying the eyeliner is how it never seems to leave clumps of the kohl as I apply it which is what I found with the Bourjois kohl.
One I have applied it I generally leave a couple of minutes before applying any thing else such as mascara to my eyes as I find this almost seems to help it set as it were because if I don't it can then become easily smudged. On the times I want to achieve a smoky eye look the blending of the lines either with my finger tip or a brush is very easy to create. I find that this for me is a huge benefit for this liner as this is the look I prefer the majority of the time when I wear eye make up.
How long it lasts is amazing I think normally I would need to re apply my liner after a couple of hours as it sinks into my skin. With this liner however I have found it seems to stay put all day or evening if I am out and only comes off when I apply some eye make up remover. This for me is a real bonus as it is one less thing to carry around when out on an evening with a tiny bag!
As it is so soft when sharpening it you do have to be really careful as it is easy to get carried away and lose to much of the product. I find that by just giving it a slight turn in the sharper that this often enough to get a nice point on it without doing a full turn meaning it lasts a lot longer.
L'Oreal also claim that the product has been ophthalmically tested, as a contact lens wearer this is very important for me as I find that a lot of product either make my eyes itch or water which produces an un-lady like panda effect. With this liner I have had no such reactions and would definitely agree that it is suitable for sensitive eyes.
The only down side as with all L'Oreal products is their animal testing policy and though they no longer test on animals I believe some of the ingredients may have been tested on animals and this may put some people off.
I would definitely recommend this eye liner it is lovely and smooth to the touch and produces lovely clean lines as needed. It can also be smudged to produce lovely smoky eye effects. The liner lasts all day and at around £4 from Boots it is a great buy I think
Ingredients for those with allergies
Triethylhexanoin, Ricinus communis/castor seed oil, Ozokerite, carnauba/carnauba wax, Cera alba/beeswax, Dipentaerythrityl tetrahydroxystearate/tetraisostearate, polymethyl methacrylate, Dicalcium phosphate, Propylparaben, lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl palmitate, citric acid.
Summary: A great eye liner that is smooth to apply and last all day and causes no irritation