|A kohl pencil that has all the intensity and colour power of ultra-soft carbon. Specially formulated to provide deep, fully opaque coverage, provides an intense, smoked finish with duo-chrome pearl. Versatile in application: blend or smudge.|
Orpheus is described as Intense Black with gold pearl by MAC but there’s definitely some greyish brown thrown in there giving it an beautiful smoky & sultry pearl finish overall. Infact all the Kohls in Glamour Daze collection have that smoky/hazy quality finish with a blackened base making them easily wearable in any way. Few ways how I love to wear this are: Wear it as an all over lid shade blended along the crease, Wear it as an regular eye liner, Regular eyeliner with slight blend on the outer eye corner, Plain eye liner slightly smudged for that hazy look on the upper lash line, Layer it up on an plain matte base to add some dimension with the gold pearls
Orpheus has got a smooth & easy glide along the lashline & waterline sans being buttery. It is creamy & smooth but doesn’t hold that extremely soft/buttery quality making it easy to apply with an easy hold on skin. It isn’t authentic kohl and lacks that powderiness of kohl in the texture. The pigmentation is supreme having the advantage of natural blackened base but when I tried to swatch it with extremely light hand , the shimmers dominate. It gives a nice solid opaque swipe in a single go with evenly distributed shimmers with a pearl finish. The kohl stays on my eyelids for good 9-10 hours without any alterations. It sets pretty fast into a waterproof & smudgeproof formula giving a few seconds to work on it. But while cleansing, the shimmer chunks do travel making it difficult to wipe them off completely. Though I don’t find it comfortable on my waterline because of the obvious shimmers but wears for long even on lower lash line with my watery eyes. This is a must have shade if you are looking for some bang on shortcut for easy smokies for your eye makeup with an oomph.
It comes as sharpen able pencil form with a cap & the coloured tail. The shade details are clearly mentioned on the pencil.
- Easy to use & locate packaging.
- The texture has got a smooth & easy glide without any tugs or pulls.
- Has got a nice smoky & sultry pearl finish for a quick smoky effect.
- Sets into a waterproof & smudge proof finish.
- Shimmers gets distributed evenly post application.
- Highly pigmented.
- Long wearing.
- It gets a bit difficult to wipe off the liner clear along with shimmers. They tend to travel across.
- It’s a sharpen able pencil which means product wastage during sharpening.
- Not safer on waterline.
One of the best ways to enjoy that sultry smoky eye without much effort. The shade is pigmented, long wearing with natural blackened base giving it a versatility of usage.