Monday, December 14, 2015

Clarins Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil 02 Intense Brown-Review, Photos, Swatches

Company/Brand Claim: Eye intensity! Rich colour pigments line and define with lasting colour. May be used on inner rim of the eyes or along the lash line. Formula glides on for easy application.

Result: I've always been flattered by Clarins fancy adverts and so when I had a chance to spend my Paris Gallery luxury card points I chose to shop from the brand first hand. That's when I picked up the Crayon Khôl in a deep brown shade instead of a black because I kind of need more brown eye liners.

So to start with, the liner looks beautiful. It has a dull gold cap and an extended bottom which reveals a smudge brush. I loved the fact that this one didn't have a sponge smudger, which to be honest has never worked for me. As for the texture, it is very smooth and butter soft. It glides on the eyes like a dream and there's instant color payoff. But I'm still disappointed. Why? Because I expected a lot from this product and it let me down. It transfers on the lids and it smears, especially if you have oily lids. It cannot take humidity and will smear around the bottom lash line, plus it doesn't stay for long on the waterline. It disappears with a slight rub on the eye, so you need to keep your hands away at all times. The smudger can't do anything much either, but I will try it out with some other liner. Overall, for what this costs, one problem was fine, but when a product has so many problems, it is a major disappointment.

Cons: Smears, Transfers on lid, expensive

Clarins Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil comes in 6 shades and contains 1.05 grams of content.

Rating: 2.5/5

Take it:

You're looking for a high end eye liner
You prefer pencil liners over liquid
You like the color range
You do not have oily lids

Leave it:

You expect it to stay put
You expect it to be long lasting 
You have oily lids
You find it expensive

Price: AED 77

Available at: 

UAE: Paris Gallery

Pakistan: You may find it at Sentstation, Naheed's 

International: Clarins USA website, Boots, Nordstrom

Conclusion: I am disappointed. There are much cheaper alternatives to this one with far better quality. Recommended? No.

Clarins Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil 02 Intense Brown
Clarins Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil 02 Intense Brown
Clarins Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil 02 Intense Brown
Clarins Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil 02 Intense Brown swatched
Clarins Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil 02 Intense Brown applied

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  1. Clarins is a famous high end brand but if it doesnt work then it simply isnt worth it.

  2. I think for the price there are many better options available. However the shade is lovely.

  3. I want my liner to stay all day long but this is not something I'll invest my money in :) Thanks for sharing

  4. i find more reason to leave this pencil ... sigh .. i have oily lids :(

  5. Doesn't look worth it plus I have oily lids!
    Thank you for the review! xx