Clarins Eye Pencils comes in two forms. One is the waterproof version & the other normal smudge able one which I will be reviewing now. It’s a really long sharpen able pencil with a sponge smudger at one end of the pencil. The smudger is of really good quality & as it’s inclusive in the packaging makes it easy to use the pencil anywhere for blending or smudging. Both ends are provided with steel caps & the body of the pencil is coloured respective of the shade which makes packaging overall quite appealing & user friendly.
The texture is soft & smooth but not very creamy as we find in most of the long stay liners. Glides easily & gives a good colour pay off with single stroke. However in this case where the shade itself is very sheer/ soft one may want to go back & froth to make the colour more intense on lids. It doesn’t stay on my waterline for long maybe say around 2-3 hours & then fades away completely due to my watery eyes. I have to apply it really strong on waterline to make it stay for that minimal time period. But on lids it stays for good 11-12 hours if not disturbed in any way. Though it doesn’t fade or crease on my lids but if I touch my eyes the colour does fade or spread as it is not smudge proof/ water proof. I love to wear this lightly smudged on upper & lower lash line rather than on waterline. I don’t complain on waterline wear with any kohl liner as I have naturally watery eyes which make it difficult for any product to flare for long. I haven’t experienced any irritation or discomfort wearing this on my waterline though.
Kaki (Khaki) is a beautiful khaki green with golden shimmers. The shimmers are very microscopic & are barely visible but adds a strong golden sheen to the Olive base which looks gorgeous on eyes. The shade is very soft & delicate. One can’t make out clearly on eyes but the slight olive-gold reflections looks very beautiful. For me it’s a night wear shade where the actual tones are clearly visible in strong artificial lights. I don’t like to layer this up with any eyeshadow, instead love to wear this alone on lids or applied thickly on upper lash line smoked out slightly. Khaki stays for good 9-10 hours on my dry lids if undisturbed & beyond that the Olive starts fading making the golden sheen more prominent which still looks good though. If you love greens/soft greens can check out this shade.
- Packaging is appealing.
- Packaging accompanied with a smudger.
- Soft & Smooth texture.
- Rich pigmentation.
- Long Wearing.
- Safe on waterline. Shimmers are so microscopic that they are barely felt even if weared on waterline.
- Not waterproof.
- Availability issues.
Khaki is a beautiful Olive shade with golden sheen. It’s a very soft & delicate shade which looks gorgeous with Olive –Gold reflects. The texture is smooth & soft, glides easily on lids without any tugs. Wears good for about 11 hours on lids if undisturbed. The shade is completely waterproof, hence if disturbed on eyes had every possible changes of getting fade or wiped out & anyday an eye primer will be of great help to oily lids. Wears comparatively very less on waterline (on my watery eyes) for about 2 hours. They have some excellent shades in the collection. If you have access to this brand in your city, would surely recommend checking out few shades. Also you can check out the waterproof variants also for the same price.