“ Brand: Models Own / Type: Eyeliners / Subcategory: Pencil „
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The Kohl Eyeliner is made by Models own and comes in 6 different colours including Chestnut, Marine Blue, Black, Hot Pink, White & True Red. The eyeliner comes with a smudger on the end of the pencil so you can create Smokey looking eyes. There is also a built in sharpener in the lid, perfect for when you are on the go. I purchased the black eyeliner as I normally wear black or dark colours round my eyes so the other colours didn't really appeal to me. I thought the eyeliner looked good as it has a smudger on the end of it and I thought this would be perfect for popping into my bag to top up my make up when I am out on the town. I normally use a Bourjous eyeliner and a smudger separately around my eyes and I love the look I can create. I thought this eye liner would be perfect as it's cheaper than the other brand I use and there's no need to take 2 separate items (eyeliner & smudger) out with me when going out. The claims to this product is that it's long lasting and creamy, I would soon find out if this was correct.
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I purchased the eyeliner from my local boots store for £4.00 which I thought was a reasonable price considering it comes with the smudge and built in sharpener. You can also buy the product from www.modelsownit.com.
Using the Product
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I applied the eyeliner around my eyes. The pencil was easy to hold and the liner went on easily, as it was quite soft. I have used eyeliners in the past where I really have to use effort before any colour actually shows, how-ever I didn't need to apply much pressure in order to line around my eyes. The smudge tip was made out of a rubber like material; it definitely wasn't made from foam. I used this around my eyes to smudge the eyeliner slightly so the lines appeared softer. Although the smudge tip became rather black from the eyeliner there was still a decent amount of eyeliner still around my eyes. I did use the eyeliner again to top it up a little. If you press too hard on the smudge tip it tends to take the eyeliner off rather than smudge it so you only need to use the smudge tip gently without much pressure.
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The eyeliner lined my eyes really well and looked great. My eyes were dark but not too dark and the lines were soft looking after using the smudge tip. I have quite sensitive eyes and often find that some products can irritate my eyes. The eyeliner was gentle to my eyes and they didn't feel dry or irritated from the product. 3-4 hours into the day and my eyeliner definitely wasn't looking as dark as it was when I first left the house; the colour was beginning to get lighter and slowly fade. If I had been on a night out I would have applied some more eyeliner again, how-ever as I was work I wasn't really bothered, plus I wanted to see the results at the end of the day. By the end of the working day my eyeliner was definitely looking very sparse. There was just a small amount of eyeliner left along the lash-line but this was very faint and sparse. The eyeliner definitely wasn't long lasting and seemed to wear off very quickly within just a few hours.
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I thought the idea of this eye-liner with a built in sharpener and eye smudge was a brilliant idea and I had high hopes of this product. Although the eyeliner is really easy to apply and the smudge tip does a really good job at making the lines smoother, it didn't last as long as I had hoped. I was expecting that I may have to apply the eyeliner again but not so soon into the day. The product was kind to my eyes and didn't cause any irritation to them, this was great as there's nothing worse than having sore or irritated eyes whilst at work or out on the town. In terms of value the eye-liner isn't too badly priced, how-ever I do like to rely on an eyeliner that I know will last the majority of the day without having to re-apply it. The sharpener works really well and is a quick and easy way to sharpen the pencil without heaving to look through your make up bag for a separate sharpener. The eyeliner is easily removed using facial wipes or make-up remover. Overall the product is easy to use and works well, how-ever the results aren't very long lasting and because of this I can only give this product 3 stars. If the product had been longer lasting then I would have happily given it a full 5 stars.
(review also on ciao)