Dec 21, 2012

Eyeliner: MAC, Lancome, Sephora, Bourjois, Chambor and Make Up For Ever

This is a compilation of all the eyeliners in my stash. Eyeliner, kajal and kohl are the first makeup item we get introduced to and in India, females can shun pretty much all makeup but her kajal and kohl. Eyeliners hold a very special place in defining those strong, beautiful Indian eyes.

from right: MAC Phone Number, MAC Feline, Sephora Deep Black, Lancome Noir, Bourjois Brun Inoxydable, Chambor Rosewood, MAC Gilded White, MUFE 12L

from top: MAC Phone Number, MAC Feline, Lancome Noir, Sephora Deep Black, Bourjois Brun Inoxydable, Chambor Rosewood, MAC Gilded White, MUFE 12L

from top: MAC Phone Number, MAC Feline, Lancome Noir, Sephora Deep Black, Bourjois Brun Inoxydable, Chambor Rosewood, MAC Gilded White, MUFE 12L

MAC Eye Kohl Phone Number is a grey-black eyeliner with fine silver shimmer. The color appears more like a line drawn by thick graphite pencil. It is a great everyday liner, not in your face black and defines the eyes. The texture is smooth, applies without tugging and the shimmer does not irritate eyes. Staying power is great and does not smudge until you try to. However with a thin brush you can easily create a smoky effect by pulling out the liner and smudging it.

MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil Feline is the blackest black kohl. It is my favorite and a renowned product in makeup. The black is deep and rich. It applies without tugging and the texture is sooty like the home made kajal. On lower lash line it stays for 3-4 hours, and smudges faintly. On upper lids, it stays all day long and can be used to create black smoky eyes.

Lancome Le Crayon Khol Noir is another black kohl. I use this liner most days of the year. It is a subtle black with such easy going texture, not powdery, not sooty, not creamy, all in proportion. It disappears fast so reapplication is must. Once I used it on upper lids,but it caused itching. On lower lash line I never had such problem. It completely washes off in water.

Sephora Flashy Liner Waterproof 10 Deep Black is a waterproof black eyeliner. It is rick black and the texture is creamy. This one is completely waterproof and can be safely worn in monsoons. Since I do not own liquid/ gel liners, this liner is used on upper lids and also to set other black liners. Staying power is all day long.

Bourjois Metallic Eyeliner 52 Brun Inoxydable is a waterproof bronze eyeliner. It is a bronze with golden shimmer. The color is superb, applies well and a creamy texture. Once set it would not budge, completely waterproof. Excellent for wearing at day or night. The effect on the eyes is soft and glowy. Through the day, the bronze color fades but the shimmer stays.

Chambor Eye Contour Pencil Kohl 03 Rosewood is a dark brown eyeliner. The color and texture is okay but the staying power, ughh, the worst. After an hour it disappears like you never used an eyeliner.Lets just leave this one here.

Mac Powerpoint Eye Pencil Gilded White is gold tinged white. The color appears off white with golden sheen. MAC Powerpoint pencils are creamy and waterproof. Pigmentation is also good and these pencils are waterproof. I use this on the inner corner of eyes to brighten them. Gilded White is from Surf Baby collection and therefore the liner is all pretty and printed.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 12L is a waterproof metallic teal eyeliner. On eyes it appears blue tinged with green shimmer. Oh, it's a gorgeous color. It enhances the brown of my eyes. The texture is smooth but one needs to swipe it 3-4 times to bring out the true color. Once the color applies well, the eyes look vibrant, reminding of peacock feathers. The liner is almost climate proof , nothing would smudge it and even waterproof remover needs to swipe twice.

Recommendation - Except the Chambor one, all eyeliners mentioned above are good buys and absolutely recommended for basic makeup kit.


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