The L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen is a new permanent smoky eye pencil launching with the L’Oreal Spring 2015 Makeup Collection in four different shades. Smoky eyes always seem a heck of a lot more complicated than they should be but the L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen makes life easier by creating a smoky eye with a quick stroke and a blend out.
Sounds to good to be true?
Easily master a smoky eye with the new L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen!
I’ll start by saying I love the L’Oreal Silkissime Eyeliners so when L’Oreal launched their new Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen at Harmons I quickly purchased one to try out.
The L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen isn’t quite an eyeliner as it is a powder. It comes housed in a chubby pen which has a smudger sponge for application. The sponge is slightly pointed and has eyeshadow or eyeliner powder (which ever you want to call it) that’s located inside the cap. When you replace the cap the sponge becomes saturated with the powder so with each use, when you want to reload the sponge, simply put the cap back on and more powder gets loaded onto the sponge.
L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen
L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen Swatches (Brown Smoke)
To apply, you simply swipe the sponge on your lash line and you can blend upwards with the sponge. I find the sponge tugs (you can see some of the dragging issues in my swatch above) a little bit so blending out with the pad of your finger, a q-tip, or a fluffy brush helps a little. The effect you’re going for is a bolder brown (in this case brown as I choose the Brown Smoke color) on your lash line with a smooth, lighter shade of brown blended upwards onto your lid. It’s really a no nonsense way to achieve a smoky eye although it is a little messy as I got a bit of fall out during the application on my cheeks and below the sockets of my eyes but it cleaned up easy enough.
The color is marketed to wear for 14 hours and I got around 10 hours in without primer on my drier eyes before I saw some creasing but the color remained intense through the wear. Brown Smoke is a rich, dark bark shade and has excellent pigment on the initial application and builds easily for more intensity but honestly it’s already fairly intense on the first layer so no need to build too much.
Honestly, L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen is probably one of the best and easiest ways to get a smoky eye look with very little effort. I can see myself using something like this often to create dramatic eye looks in seconds. I mean this is a simple swipe, blend out a little, and go method. You just need to add your own eyeliner and mascara and you have an awesome eye look in seconds!
L’Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pens are available now at Harmons drugstores and should launch at other drugstores soon.
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