Enriched with pure pigments, this kohl allows for an intense result from the very first stroke and lasts up to 16 hours*. Its soft and blendable formula is ideal to apply both on the inner and outer rims of the eye. Hypoallergenic, with natural wax and vitamin E, it is gentle on the delicate eye contour area.
Bourjois Kohl & Contour Eye Pencil comes in sharpenable wooden pencil. The whole pencil body & cap is in the exact shade of the liner making the shade location easy if you hoard many of these. These are one of the best budget buys with smooth & creamy texture which glides smoothly on lids without any tugs or pulls. These pencils are basically to be used as kohl and are perfectly waterline /tight line safe but they also make great eyeliners. The eye pencils are highly pigmented & gives rich colour pay off on lids with a single swipe.When these looks like absolutely perfect eye liners with nice creamy texture, rich pigmentation, good range of shade selection & most importantly budget friendly, looses out heavily in staying power. They smudge very easily on eyes especially on waterline (for watery eyes). Not all shades crease & smudge badly but they do have comparatively lesser wear time than other regular versions like Colorbar I-glide or faces long wear eye pencils. While some shades manage to sustain themselves for considerable long period , the other shades fade within no time especially on waterline/ tight line & if you have watery eyes like me these pencils are more or less of no use as a kohl. Thankfully they don’t give me coloured tears but fades away from waterline within no time. Hence I mostly like to use them on my lower & upper lash line. These are not waterproof & hence no issues for removing them at end of the day.
These stays easily for 7-8 hours on my dry lids contrary of the claim of lasting upto 16 hours. Though they budge/crease before that on oily lids but if used with a primer stays longer. In term of staying power, I would consider my dry lids as a blessing because of which I never face creasing or budging of any eye product. I just use an partially moisturising primer or sometimes just plain moisturiser & I am good to go with my liner. Overall I absolutely love these eye liner pencils from Bourjois despite of lower wear time but on my lids they stay for good 7-8 hours which is not at all bad. But this fails completely on my waterline.
Shade: Bronze Raffine (79):
Bronze Raffine is a gorgeous Blackish- Brown shade with rich prominent Olive tones which comes out beautifully as strong olive sheen with very tiny gold flecks which are perfectly blended into the texture of the shade. To be short it is more of blackened Olive shade with tiny gold flecks. The Olive tones are very prominent & retain its identity without getting leaned towards or getting blended into black completely. The shade is very wearable any time & the subtle golden shine gives a nice twist to the shade. But the gold flecks are so very microscopic and are very well dominated by Olive sheen. The shade will flatter any eye colour & skin tone.
The texture is soft & creamy but it’s not so very rich creamy to slide like a breeze. One can feel the tips hardness a bit but not so hard that it tugs on skin. It’s not the creamiest shade around at the same time not something which is difficult to work with. Due to that very slight hardness there’s comparatively less wastage of the product while sharpening.
- Convenient user friendly & hygienic wooden pencil packaging.
- Budget Friendly.
- Good range of shade selection.
- Smooth & Creamy texture.
- Rich pigmentation. Single stroke gives good colour pay off.
- Good wear time.
- Waterline safe.
- Smudges & fades from waterline in no time for watery eyes.
- Doesn’t live up to its claim of 16 hours wear time.
- Not waterproof & smudge proof.
Bourjois Kohl & Contour eye pencil comes in form of simple & hygienic wooden pencils with wide range of shade selections. They have rich creamy texture, highly pigmented & wears good for whole day. Though they don’t stand upto their claim of 16 hours wear time but very well stays on lids for complete day with slight fading. These are completely waterline safe & are not waterproof. Bronze Raffine is a beautiful Blackened olive with strong olive sheen & microscopic gold flecks.