Revlon photoready kajal comes as a dual sided wooden shapenable pencil with colored caps on the respective ends. It is basically a nice assortment of intense eyeliner on one end & an eye brightener on the other side. Today I am going to review shade Blue Nile from the collection.
Blue Nile is a beautiful combination of a Cobalt Blue along with a pure white eye brightener. While I like the whole concept of liner+brightener, the formula is a big set back here. The texture is considerably soft but not as smooth & creamy for an effortless glide. I find it a bit dry & chalky especially the brightener where it even applies slightly chalky on my waterline too. The Blue shade tugs a lot while applying on my lashline & because it applies faint due to the texture where one needs few glides to show up the colour properly. The formula takes time to set increasing the chances of transfer to the eye sockets. Though the pigmentation is good, the texture restricts the colour to show off in full power requiring few glides for the same. The eye brightener stays for good 4-5 hours on my waterline which is commendable looking at my extremely watery eyes while the Blue shade wears for 7-8 hours on my dry lids provided left undisturbed. Once set the formula doesn’t get budged on my dry lids unless touched or disturbed in any manner. The brightener instantly awakens the eyes but it doesn’t go well with my wheatish complexion & one can easily make out the extra popping of eyes which looks very un-natural.
- Convenient shapenable 2 in 1 pencil.
- A unique concept of liner+brightener consolidated in a single pack.
- Nicely pigmented.
- Decent wear time.
- The Blue shade tugs a lot on my dry lids due to slight dryness in the texture.
- Brightener is slightly chalky & doesn’t look natural against my wheatish complexion.
- Though the pigmentation is good, the texture interferes with the true colour pay off.
I like this unique concept of Eyeliner+Brightener in a single consolidated form & especially with such beautiful shade combinations but the underperforming formula leaves wanting for more.