PRODUCT: SMASHBOX ALWAYS SHARP WATERPROOF KOHL LINER
Okay, so I might be a little obsessed with my eyes. I know what you’re thinking…REALLY?! Let me explain. I have fair skin and light blue eyes. I get many compliments on them, but I have always faced a huge challenge with eyeliners and shadows. I love to define my eyes and make them pop, but most dark liners and shadows overpower my eyes and make me look horrible.
I have literally tried every type and color of liner you can think of, and I have never found anything that I feel is the perfect compliment for my eyes…until now.
I stumbled across Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner during one of my routine trips to my favorite makeup store, Ulta. I was there to purchase Benefit POREfessional (I will make a separate post about this product because I am obsessed with it)! One of the things I love about Ulta is that they allow you play with the product a little before purchasing. At first glance, I liked that the tip was super sharp and that it was self-sharpening. I’ve never seen a technology like it before, so I was intrigued. I don’t usually like waterproof liners because they can be difficult to wash off, but I decided to take my chances.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS…
IT’S THAT EASY!
WHY I LOVE IT…
I am ALL about precision, so sharp tips are extremely important to me. I have used pencils that had to be sharpened before, but they usually don’t give me the definition I like. This pencil wears like a gel liner, but it is in the form of a self-sharpening pencil. You don’t even need a pencil sharpener because the lid has one built-in! I have used gel pencils before (I love the boldness of gel), but the tip tends to dull quickly and stay that way. This product gives me the best of both worlds. Also, the fact that the pencil is waterproof means that you can wear it on your waterline without worrying about it fading or smudging. This liner lasts ALL day, but it was surprisingly easy to wash off. Just use a makeup wipe or some eye makeup remover (which is such an important step no matter what type of liner you are wearing), and you are good to go!
Id also like to mention that this pencil would work well for someone who loves the winged-liner look. It is much easier (and less messy) than using a liner pot and brush.
Overall, this pencil gives me a precise, bold line with minimal effort, and I am OBSESSED with it. I LOVE that the lid is a sharpener and that I have a fresh, sharpened tip every time I unscrew it. I used the color Sumatra (dark brown), and you will be able to see my finished look below.
WHAT I DONT LIKE…
Its hard to find much wrong with this product for myself; however, some people may not like that this product is not very easy to smudge if you like that look. What you see is what you get once you draw the line, and it drys very quickly. If you are not looking for a bold line, this is not the liner for you. It also may not be a great “day look” liner if your prefer a more subtle look when the sun is out.