March 6, 2013

NYX Chocolate Collection Kohl Kajal Brown Liner Review & Swatches

NYX Chocolate Collection

Hello, you NEED the new NYX Kohl Kajal Brown Eyeliner from the NYX Chocolate Collection. Seriously, get it, now.

This six dollar eyeliner is well worth picking up if you love dreamy, creamy, smudge-y formulas.

Take a peek!

My earliest memory of makeup or beauty of any kind was my sister using a black eyeliner in a red package (I believe it was Maybelline? Covergirl?) on her waterline. However, prior to applying she’d use a lighter to warm the pencil up and melt it down. Yeah, odd, I know, but it was a thing in the 80’s.

NYX Chocolate Collection Kohl Kajal Brown Liner brings that memory way back to the front of my mind. Of course, the good news is you don’t need the lighter to melt this bad boy down. It’s already a dreamy, creamy, smudge ready pencil. This reminds me so much of that retro eyeliner my sister used. It has that retro pencil feel but the formula is incredibly creamy and applies easily onto the lash line and waterline and smudges out to a perfect smoky eye. This is the type of pencil you want in your arsenal because chances are you’ll use it on your waterline daily. Or if you’re one for smudging out your liner look daily, again, it’ll be something to have handy as it has the perfect formula to perfect that look.

NYX Chocolate Collection Kohl Kajal Brown Liner

NYX Chocolate Collection Kohl Kajal Brown Liner Swatches

This is old school pencil eyeliner, the likes of which I see less and less of in the beauty world. The color is a deeply pigmented satiny finish brown with an almost matte finish. It wears fairly well on the lash line without smudging for a solid eight hours on my drier eyes. On my waterline I can get at least four to five hours in between touch ups.

Oily lids beware, this type of formula is ultra creamy so you might experience some smudging and raccoon-age going on as the day progresses but for normal to dry eyes you shouldn’t have an issue.

Overall, a most excellent old fashion eyeliner.

Loves this one.

Muse Approved.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Karena

    Muse – You are the best!! ha-ha! I remember using a lighter on my black Maybelline liner to melt it down and apply while hot to my waterline. ha!! This looks like a gorgeous color.

  • Teresa

    Oh yes, I remember those! It was Maybelline I believe. You had to warm it up with a lighter–it was like dragging a crayon across your eyelid.

    I just placed a NYX order a few days ago and these were all sold out at the time or I would have snagged one.

  • Simone

    Haha! I learned the old “lighter trick” in the locker room in 9th grade!
    Thank god pencils have come a long way since then!

  • Ann

    I have another one of the eyeliners from the NYX Chocolate Collection, the glossy one. I love it! I also have the black glossy one from the NYX Noir Collection. Love that one, and have repurchased many times. I can’t attest to wear on the waterline as I don’t apply liner there, but the glossy eye pencils do wonderful cat eyes. They make you look like you’ve applied a liquid liner (which I’m completely hopeless at). I love your blog by the way. You’re going to put me in the poor house because I see so much stuff I want to buy, but I love it anyway 🙂

    • the Muse

      yay happy to hear it ann ;-D they really are a great budget pick! awwwwwwwwwwww thanks hehe sorry about that! ;-D

  • Naomi

    So I’m super happy. I went into Ulta today and bought this, but I’ve been disappointed by some kohl-style eyeliners in the past. They smudge beautifully, and then…keep smudging all day. Anyway, I was having second thoughts before even trying it out so I searched for reviews (makeupalley doesn’t have this product listed yet) and…my search led me to this site where I’ve now spent an inordinate amount of time wandering the archives!

    Happiness part 1 is that my purchase has been validated! I made a good choice!

    Happiness part 2 is that I found a new beauty blog to while away the hours on and I already have a list of like 18 things I want to buy based on your reviews…thanks, Muse!