Eye makeup would be, without a doubt, one of my “deserted island” must haves. I’ll gladly give up the bronzer and the lip gloss if I could just have my trusty black eyeliner. With that said, I’m on a never-ending quest to find that perfect one that requires minimal reapplication.
This weekend I saw an ad for L’Oreal’s HIP Kohl Eyeliner and, of course, could not resist trying it. I’m often cautious of drugstore makeup for a variety of reasons. In the case of eyeliner, I feel that it tends to lack that all-day wear power. However, the HIP collection is part of L’Oreal’s higher priced products, on average marked at $10. So, I decided to give this eyeliner a shot.
The verdict on HIP Kohl Eyeliner: fabulous! It has a a pointed applicator that draws a perfectly sized line that is not too thick or too thin. The applicator is very easy to maneuver, allowing me to neatly connect the top and bottom lash lines at the outer corner without having to press down really hard. The kohl powder leaves a soft, not too defined line perfect for smoky eyes.
When I use a pencil eyeliner, I always fortify the line with a layer of dark eyeshadow, which tends to smudge after a short period of time. However, after several hours of wearing L’Oreal Kohl Eyeliner, there was minimal smudging.
Because I’m into really intense, pronounced eye makeup, I chose the Black Kohl color. It alsocomes in other colors such as gold and brown, so there is something to suit every eye color and style. Enter the price – $13 – into the equation and you’ve got a winner.