Monday, 19 August 2013

Review & Swatches: Clarins Crayon Khol Long-Lasting Eye Pencil With Brush : AW13

It was the beginning of August when I first saw Clarins Autumn/Winter 2013 released. The collection includes: limited edition face & blush powder, eyeshadow palette, lipstick, mascara, a very interesting 3 dot liquid eye liner. But what caught my eye was the eye pencils.

If you have read my previous post, I have bought a beautiful Dior eyeshadow palette for my autumn eye, the colours in that palette are khaki, blue & taupe. I have been looking for eye pencils to match them. So when I saw that there is a khaki colour in Clarins, I right away ordered 4 colours (out of the 8 in the collection).

The 4 eye pencils that I picked up are:



03 Intense Blue - navy blue with a hint of shimmer

04 Platinum - Grey with a hint of shimmer

06 Bronze - Khaki with a hint of shimmer (nothing to do with bronze)

08 Taupe - Brown with a hint of shimmer

 (Left to right) 03 Intense Blue, 04 Platinum, 06 Bronze, 08 Taupe


I love the hint of shimmer running through all the shades, it adds a touch of sparkle to the eyes. They are not as creamy as some of the eye pencils (Kiko Precision eye pencils are very creamy & easy to use), but they are not bad.


My favourite out the of the bunch is 04 Platinum. If you find black is too harsh, brown is too boring, this Platinum is a good alternative. The grey gives a softer look but yet gives enough definition to the eyes.




One special thing about these eye pencils are they come with a brush on the other end. So you can blend the colours out to use as a shadow colour.

Colours blended out. Photo taken under the sun, hopefully you can see the shimmer in the colours.

With my very oily eye lids, the colour has lasted well for a whole working day, so I am very happy with the staying power. 

The 01 Intense Blue also comes with a sharpener. 

Have you checked out the Clarins AW13 collection yet? Are you tempted by any pieces? What have you bought?



Clarins AW13 Collection from Escentuals.com
Clarins Crayon Khol Long-Lasting Eye Pencil With Brush - £13.60 from Escentual.com