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Eye like this liner!
L'Oreal Contour Kohl
Member Name: MrsD76
L'Oreal Contour Kohl
Advantages: Nice and soft, glides on easily, great shade
Disadvantages: May be too soft if you want a precise line
I do like my eyeliners and they are definitely an essential part of my makeup bag! Although I tend to use different colours depending on my mood or the occasion, the colours I tend to use most frequently are black or brown. As I have dark brown eyes and olive skin, I have to use quite dark shades of brown for them to work on me - if they are too pale they can look a bit insipid - so I bought the Dark Chocolate version of this L'Oreal eyeliner in the hope that it would work well for me.
This eyeliner is widely available online and tends to be around the £4 mark - although at the time of writing the Dark Chocolate version is available for £2.40 if you shop around. Other colours in the range include Jet Black, Indigo Blue and Iced Chestnut.
Using the eyeliner
In terms of the look of this product, it is pretty standard as eyeliners go - a simple pencil with a plastic lid. The body of the pencil is dark brown to reflect the shade of the eyeliner, and it has simple lettering on it too.
The colour of the pencil is a lovely, rich shade of brown - slightly darker than milk chocolate. The lead has a lovely soft texture - I hate eyeliners with hard lead - and it feels slightly crayon-like.
This goes onto my eyes very easily. I tend to apply eyeliner to my lashline rather than the waterline, and this glides on smoothly without dragging or irritating my eyes. The texture, for me, is perfect. I like quite a smudgy line so the softness is ideal for this as it has less defined look than you would get with a harder pencil. I can also use this easily on my upper lid - again the soft texture means this glides on easily and makes it easier to blend into my eyeshadow too.
The colour is also just what I am looking for in a brown eyeliner. It is a nice dark brown - not too dark to look black but not too light to just disappear. It is perfect to blend into more neutral, brown-toned eyeshadows, and for me the colour is perfect.
The only complaint I would have about this eye pencil is that I find it needs reapplying once or twice throughout the day. The colour does seem to fade slightly and it also rubs off easily too. However this isn't a massive problem for me and the pros definitely outweigh the cons with this eyeliner!
This is a really good eyeliner and I use it a lot. It is the perfect texture for me and it is comfortable to use. The shade of brown is also spot on. Recommended!
Summary: A great eyeliner