The Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio in Nude Eyes was recently launched as part of a new shade selection for Spring 2013.
The actual Kajal Eyeliner Trio isn’t new by any means as Physicians Formula started offering them I believe last Spring if memory serves correct.
Now I seem to be in the minority as I dislike the Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio. This seems to get raves across the board and I believe its because you get three pencils in one set. Hey, who doesn’t love more? However, I find the pencils dense, less than creamy, not in the least pigmented, and just meh…they bore me. I want intense, creamy eyeliner…these seem to dryly drag across my lids leaving behind lukewarm color.
Having said this I expected similiar results with this set.
As you can see you have yourself a nice three Kohl Pencil Set here. Even paying full price of $14.95, you’d still be getting a nice bargain per liner at $5 each. On sale at your drugstore? Even better!
More is always a pleasure with makeup but in this case I could do with less and a better formula versus more and a mediocre formula. Hey, one pencil with a creamy formula, a long wear, and decent pigment would be just fine by me.
The kohl tips are a precise point and widen out towards the bottom. To use them you’ll slide the side of the pencil across your eyes. I’ve never successfully created a thinner line using kohls so you will get a thicker to medium line with these for a more dramatic look. They have a very smooth glide across my eyes and leave behind ok, so so color. The colors don’t pop as much as I like. Colors include champagne, pewter, and black. All three shades produce decent results but I’d like something a bit bolder and with more pigment.
There’s a ton of shimmer in the mix here so if you’re sensitive you might want to second think the purchase. The shimmer is so refined it might not bother you at all, I didn’t feel it was bad in the least and it leaves a rather nice little sparkle behind. However, this does mean you’ll have to avoid waterlining with them.
Typically eyeliner doesn’t give me issues whether it is or isn’t waterproof. I rarely have problems with smudging since my eyes are drier. These actually smudge a good deal as well as fade. I’ve never an eyeliner fade…but color seems to lose its vibrancy within a two hour period and seems like I’m not even wearing eyeliner after four. If it does last out that time frame I end up seeing a bit of smudging on the upper and bottom lash line particularly on the bottom where color has a knack for migrating.
Moral of this story is don’t bother your time. Yes, the formula is a bit creamier than the original eyeliner formula but the smudging and lack of pigment are a sore disappointment.
Don’t get caught up in the “more” for less syndrome. You’re better off spending $15 at MAC for a single eyeliner that will work versus three that don’t.
Tried ’em already and do like them?