Hello! I recently blogged about the BritishBeautyBlogger Eye and Cheek Palette; part of a limited edition make up collection designed by Jane Cunningham in collaboration with Marks and Spencer. I am very lucky, and incredibly grateful, to be able to share with you another item from the range – the BritishBeautyBlogger Kohl Eye Pencils.
BritishBeautyBlogger Kohl Eye Pencils
A limited edition of 8 kohl pencils with intense shades and multi textures. In collaboration with British Beauty Blogger.
Hypoallergenic, Fragrance Free, Dermatologically Tested, Paraben Free, Alcohol Free, Suitable for Vegetarians – Cruelty Free
Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Cera Alba, Di-C20-40 Alkyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Myristyl Esters, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polyurethane-11, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate [+/- Mica, CI 19140, CI 77000, CI 77499, CI 77891] C10-18 Triglycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Talc, Microcristallina Cera, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate [+/- Mica, Tin Oxide, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77510, CI 77742, CI 77891]
Just in case you missed my senseless fangirling in the Eye and Cheek Palette review, I’ll recap for you. Our very own Jane of BritishBeautyBlogger teamed up with Marks and Spencer to launch a limited edition line of make up. This collaboration has ensured that the range is of the highest quality and standard, just as you would expect from both Jane and Marks and Spencer. Having been very impressed with the Eye and Cheek Palette, I couldn’t wait to start playing with the Kohl Eye Pencils.
The BritishBeautyBlogger Kohl Eye Pencils Set contains a total of 8 kohl pencils, with the shades ranging aimed at daytime wear (the usual suspects of black, brown, navy blue) to colours that would be chosen for night time (just look at that gorgeous black sparkle!). All these shades are wearable and, in my opinion, are shades that most would choose if they were in a shop.
Once again, this has Jane all over it – she is partial to a bright eyeliner or two. I’m also throwing some serious heart eyed emojis all over the place at the packaging and branding; from the Nuno Da Costa illustrations on the outside packaging to Jane’s little logo imprinted on every single pencil.
Swatches! All of these swatches were applied once on my arm. All of the shades are pigmented and do not require repeated application.
My favourite shades are the black sparkle, black, grey, dark blue and the pink. I find that darker shades help me to achieve my brooding and mysterious look (read: grumpy) I am known for. Did you know that using a brown eyeliner on the upper lash line, especially on the inner line, is a great trick at making your lashes fuller? Well now you do. Dare I say you could also use the brown shade as an emergency brow pencil? It is still a great day time colour though; if brown eyeliner is good enough for K-Middy it’s good enough for me! I am a little disappointed that the green shade is perhaps too light for me; if it had of been a forest green shade it would have been perfect for me or even for my mother. The pink/lilac love child shade is what could be described as a dupe for Benefit Eye Bright; use this on the waterline or near the tear ducts to cheat an extra few hours sleep. The blue shimmer is probably the only eyeliner from the bunch that I cannot make work for me personally, but one eyeliner out of eight isn’t bad is it?
All of these shades can be used on both the waterline or upper and lower lash lines. Depending on your eyes and whether they are prone to oiliness or tears, or whether you just simply run your eyes in disbelief a lot, the eyeliners last a good while. They can smudge if you deliberately make an effort to rub them. On me, the eyeliners lasted about 8 hours on the upper lash line with a small amount of movement and fading toward the end of the day. I can imagine that on eyelids that aren’t greasier than a Saturday night kebab they would last about that, and perhaps even longer. The pencils themselves weigh practically next to nothing. The formula itself is soft and the pencils do not drag when applying. I’m so impressed with the quality of the pencils, especially when it works out at less than £2 a pencil. I would struggle to find a pencil in that small price bracket that would last so long on me without compromising on pigmentation.
I think this is a great set for Christmas; regardless of whether you are buying it for the blogger in your life or even just for someone who loves make up. Because this post has taken me so long to write, this set has sold out online. However, I think they would still be some of the sets available in store and I did spot them in the Marks and Spencer store in Leeds a few weeks back. If they are not… you have a choice of a torch or a pitchfork. I deserve it.