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I bought this eye liner recently seeing as I had lots of weddings to attend over the summer and I wanted something different to add to my make up bag. I hadn't used Clarins before but had heard good things about it which was why I bought from this brand and I must say I wasn't disappointed at all. This eye liner is very good quality and I do recommend it.
Clarins products are quite expensive. This eye liner cost £14 which is four times the price of some brands but I do think if a product is very good quality then it is worth paying for so when buying this I hoped that it would be the case!
The eye liner isn't anything fancy. It doesn't have a twist up ability or a built in sharpener like some other brands have that are actually cheaper, it is just a standard pencil but I find that this is fine. The eye liners which twist up always seem to be quite flat and never pointed enough to create a thin enough defining line.
This pencil is high in oil which makes it very easy to apply. The kohl is rich in oil making it soft. With eye liners you need them to be soft, if they aren't then they can be very scratchy and uncomfortable to apply. I find that some of the cheaper brands tend to be awkward to apply because they are too hard and you have to press on hard. With this though I find that it is very gentle, I just have to apply it the once, just one stroke is sufficient enough for me, I don't need to keep going over and over it to make it show up as it comes off onto the skin with ease.
I think the effect is very good. Because it's soft you can blend it easily as well as apply it easily so if you like to blend your eyeliner this one is ideal. I like to just have a sharp defined line and it works this look very well. When it begins to get blunt it isn't as efficient as you can imagine so you do need to keep on top of it's sharpness.
This eye liner stays on throughout the day, I do not need to reapply it. Sometimes I find that if it is very warm though that it can spread a little as the course of the day goes on but it's never been a problem and I've never had panda eyes- unless I have fallen asleep with it on!
I really like this. It works very well on my skin and is very gentle and effective. I think it is pricey but it does work very well so I am willing to pay this price. I don't use it on a daily basis so it does last me quite a while. I have used it about twice a week for two months and there is still over half left.