One of Bobbi Brown’s newer eyeliner additions is the Smokey Kajal Liners.
I absolutely love eyeliners – it’s just an obsession I have, so was rather excited to try out these new releases. These Kajals are quite interesting to say the least. There are six shades;
They say: “A new take on tradition-Bobbi’s inspiration for this highly pigmented, incredibly blendable formula comes from classic kohl eyeliners. Her reason? This richly coloured liner can be applied to the inner eye and lash waterline without tugging or pulling-, its uniquely soft texture creates a dramatic smokey eye in seconds.”
These eyeliners are supposed to be like eyeshadows in a, er, stick. Apply, and blend with the sponge tip on the other end – a quick and easy way to get a smokey eye.
The six shades are quite typical, I think of Bobbi Brown shades – wearable, hints of colour, versatile. Nothing super bold to mention.
Noir: Black. Dark and creamy black.
Black Coffee: Rich Brown. Almost a black.
Storm: Graphite. A medium silvery grey.
Black Amethyst: Black Plum. Plum is just about detectable.
Pacific: Turquoise. Quite a greeny-blue.
Jade: Evergreen. A rich deep earthy green.
You can see they are all ‘muted’, even if they are pigmented. I favourites are Pacific and surprisingly, Coffee as it works quite well for a smokey eye without being as harsh as black.
The most interesting thing about the eyeliner is the texture. it’s almost waxy – in a good way, quite creamy and soft, and ‘wet’ feeling, in that, it takes a while to set, if in ever really does. So when you apply it you have time to blend it, and it smudges away into a soft soft eye. It’s good if you definitely want to use this for doing a quick smokey eye, not so great if you want to use it for that defined line (but there are lots of liners that can do this anyway).
This eyeliner is best used messily; applied on the waterline, on the lid, the smudged until it creates a soft, sexy, smokey look. The texture is so creamy (but not in a ‘Milani’ or ‘Avon Supershock’ way, because they are just full on dark pigments that move around) its actually perfect for a SOFT smokey eye…it could almost be a cream eyeshadow.
Blended away, so you can see the effect:
Unusual, but I like it.
Once these set, they last quite well, I still had colour on my eyes at the end of the day, and a faint bit of creasing.
I wouldn’t buy them all, but I’d get a classic brown and a colourful one for those days when you only have the energy to use some eyeliner.