L’Oreal has introduced a new eyeliner for Spring 2012 that is available now at drugstores. This one is a traditional kajal style liner which creates thicker or thinner lines with a longer point.
Let’s take a peek!
Kohl is as old as time and was originally used by Egyptian Queens. It was was a believed that darkening around the eyes would protect them from the rays of the sun.
Nowadays it’s all about vanity as we line and define our eyes to enhance them and add a bit of drama.
L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner takes a more traditional route with this new liner that acts as a kajal or kohl pencil. The pencils are chubby, short, and feature a large, precise point that you can use glide onto your eyes. In the case of a regular liner you’d use the tip to apply onto eyes and smudge as needed or wanted. However, this has a longer point which enables you to glide the pencil onto your lids using the side of the tip for a thicker line. Using this technique will apply a thicker, bolder line. You can use the tip as well to fill in areas or to line with as it’s precise enough to do so and will create a thinner, less dramatic line. I think the longer tip is actually easy to use as well if you have a shaky hand or you aren’t so suave with liner application and straight lines!
The formula is extra creamy and applies easily with a smooth, soft glide onto both the lash and waterline of your eye. I was very impressed with the soft texture of the pencil as I was bracing myself for a harder tip. The pencil smokes out beautifully as well for a little bit of mystery. It wore quite well on my dry eyes without any fading, flaking, or migrating however the wear on the waterline was pretty short, perhaps two to three hours at best before wearing away.
Each pencil comes with a sharpener as well which is much appreciated as I do so dislike having the track down the perfectly sized sharpener for a larger pencil like this.
Overall, there isn’t anything to dislike here (less you want a really strong wear time on your waterline). The formula proved nice and creamy, long wearing, and easy to use and wear.
I liked it.
Well worth picking up if you’re in the market for a dramatic eyeliner or you use eyeliner in many of your looks!
Muse Approved for purchase.