5 Eye liner Pencils -Comparative review and my absolute favourite!!

Posted on Apr 18 2012 - 6:59am by agnibanya
Hello divas,

 Of late, I’ve seeing many girls having queries about  the best eyeliner for summers and so I thought today I’ll do a comparative review of the ones that I own so that its easier for those in doubt to be able to make a decision. So here is the chart I prepared :

 

 

Criteria
L’Oreal Contour Khol
Revlon Colorstay One Stroke Defining Eyeliner
Maybelline Colossal Kajal
Chambor Eye Pencil -Kohl
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil-Black Bean
Price (in INR)
275
515
150
250
340
Quantity (in g )
1.5
1.2
0.35
1.6
5
Availability
Easily available
Easily available
Easily available
Easily available
Available online
Texture
Smooth but not buttery, glides easily without pulling
Smooth and creamy, glides like a dream
Hard, doesn’t apply very smooth
Hard, doesn’t move without tugging
Glides easily
Staying Power (in hrs.)
4+
8+
2+
2+
1.5 +
Intensity
intense
very intense
medium
light
intense
Fading
Not much, slightly after 4 hrs
No fading, stays intense all day
almost disappears after about 2 hrs
Fades after 2 hrs
fades after 1.5 hrs
Smudging
Minimal
No smudging once set after about 1 min of application
No smudging
Starts smudging after about an hour of application
Smudges like hell, gives racoon eyes
Water resistant Properties
Water Proof but not water resistant
Waterproof and water resistant
Waterproof
Water proof
Not waterproof
Ease of removal
Either cleansing milk or makeup remover
Need makeup remover
Cleansing Milk only
Cleansing Milk only
Cleansing Milk only
Wastage while sharpening
Minimal
Some wastage because of the creaminess of the eye pencil
It’s twist up kinds so no sharpening required
minimal wastage
lots of wastage
Value for money rating
8 on 10
9 on 10
6.5 on 10
5 on 10
5 on 10
Rating in order of preference
2
1
3
5
4

L'Oreal Contour Khol,Revlon Colorstay,Maybelline Colossal, Chambor eye kohl, NYX Jumbo Pencil
Swatches: two swipes of each except The Revlon Colorstay and NXY, which are single swipes.
Added two drops of FabIndia Lavender Cleansing Milk

Wiped with a cotton swab once
After 3-4 swipes with the cotton swab, see how the  Revlon one just stayed put there .

So as you all might have guessed my favorite is the  Revlon Colorstay one, I only wish they had given a little more quantity of that fabulous product in one pencil. Mine is about a month and a half old and already so much finished :(

Hope you girls find it useful and Thank you for reading!!
What is your favorite Black eye pencil, do let me know in the comments below ..
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
XX

P.S.: On my list now I have to add  black eye pencils from Colorbar , Bourjois, Faces and Inglot ..and when I do that, I’ll update this post  :)) 

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12028109096977466369 Budget Belleza

    What a wonderful and comprehensive post..I'm looking forward to the revlon one now :)
    Following you!
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    Thanks Aditi, glad you found it useful, ya the Revlon one is amazing, once you try it you'll get hooked on to it!! :))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04669441527375935868 Tanmayee

    yes colorstay pencils are ultimate, I had a navy blue one which I lost……. :( grt post Agni :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    Oh, you had the blue one, I was thinking of buying that one as well…..so bad you lost it :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00281283866012874472 bhumika

    colorbar I glide and faces long wear stay well..I am currently loving Chambor Black Dazzle..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    wow Bhumika, they are already on my list now…btw, does the Chambor Dazzle pencil have some shimmer, because my Teal dazzle has …..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07157910942960838617 pavani reddy

    this is an AWESOME post A…i m trying the chambor one next …tyyyy
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    The Chambor one isn't that good Pavani, try the Revlon one ..Thanks for liking the post!! It makes my effort worthwhile to get good comments from readers..XX

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10270403323230099466 Ayesha A.K.