|High intensity now in a liner! Brighter and bolder colours in an eye liner. Why will it work?
Maybelline Colorshow Crayon Kohl come as a black plastic bodied retractable pencil form with coloured caps for easy shade identification. It’s a fairly simple, functional & uncomplicated packaging. The range includes very limited 4 shades:
Shiny Beige, Ocean Blue, Noble Purple & Peacock Green.
Well, the shade range did not impressed me much with commonly dupable shades but Shiny Beige definitely caught my attention the moment I swatched it at the counter! Read on to know why….
SHINY BEIGE is a beautiful flesh toned Beige/ Champagne with loads of tiny shimmers giving it a high shimmery frost finish! The natural flesh tones makes it an excellent shade to wear on waterline, a perfect n*de for Indian skintones which instantly brightens up the eyes. The shimmers are microscopic & superbly blended into the texture without a slightest gritty feel. Also they just don’t transfer a tiny bit post application making it very safe for the waterline. I have been wearing this since two weeks without any issues on my waterline. BTW I have super watery eyes & this shade wears fool proof on them. I tested Lakme eyeconic white in store which looked too stark for me but this one just suits me perfectly. We have nil budget options in Indian market for n*de kohl & launching of this shade is a huge respite in that sense. This also makes up for a flattering highlighter for inner corner of eyes & brow bone.
Formula wise too these flare pretty well. They have fairly smooth texture but not overly so where they surpass the slight pressure easily during application without getting crumbly or breaking. Shiny Beige glides easily on lids without any tugs or pulls. It has got medium to buildable pigmentation where I need 2-3 swipes to show up the colour on lids. I have naturally darker lids & this shade kind of washes me out when weared on lids. I got this specially for waterline & it serves the purpose very well here. I need 2-3 glides on waterline & it stays put for 3-4 hours easily given that most of the formulations get washed away due to my extremely watery eyes. On my lids it weared fool proof for 10 hours without smudging & budging. The formula sets in pretty fast getting transformed into waterproof & smudge proof in a jiffy. I won’t recommend this range for creating smoky looks as the slight stiffness in the texture makes it difficult to smudge them properly.
EOTD: Wearing on waterline & inner corners
- Simple, convenient & easy to locate packaging.
- Smooth texture without being buttery.
- Shimmers are blended extremely well into the texture.
- Do not break or crumble during application.
- Glides smoothly & evenly on lids without any tugs or pulls.
- Decently pigmented.
- Smudge proof & waterproof.
- Long wearing.
- A perfect n*de kohl for Indian Skintone.
- Multi purpose shade.
- The shade will not show up much on pigmented lids and may wash them out.
A must have for sure being the only shade so to be called as the perfect match for our skin tones which instantly brightens up eyes & can be used as highlighter. The flesh tones makes it a perfect n*de without being ashy though the shade don’t show any love to pigmented lids. With a well performing formula & multi purpose use this is a great bargain.