Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Noir Review

There are a few things in life which give me a minor heart attack. One is when the boy says he will be ‘working from home’ today. Boy alone + my  our house = Bombsite with mess everywhere! Another is usually when im watching Pretty Little Liars alone at night in an empty house and some other psycho character is revealed ! And the third happened recently  when the  Clinique guy told  me that the Clinique Quickliner for Eyes is sold out. The thing is, i have EXTREMELY sensitive eyes- they turn red at the touch of any kohl and the Clinique Quickliner is the only kohl out there which makes sure my eyes stay clear  and non itchy.  Knowing that there is no other drugstore kohl (iv tried them ALLL) that can save my eyes, i took a gamble with Lancome Le Crayon Kohl and am i glad i did !!!!

Lancome Claims Create a sensual, intense eye look with ease. This smudgy, creamy-smooth eye pencil delivers a dose of decadent colour that glides on effortlessly and blends beautifully. In an instant, eyes are perfectly lined, defined and contoured for a smouldering effect that’s absolutely irresistible.

Apart from the obvious fact that this is pencil is sort of like the Giraffe among kohl pencils (Have you seen how long it is..its so long that its not a Kohl pencil its a Kooooohhhhlllllllllllllll Pencil!), Lancome Le Crayon’s first impressions on me were ‘ Oww’. They kind of sharpen the edge WAY too much in the beginning i feel, and its almost too sharp to be put on the eye though its so precise that you can draw any kind of patterns with this! Once the pencil blunts down a bit is when you really enjoy all the fantastic properties of this pencil- it is a rich, dark black and it glides super smoothly on the upper and lower lash line. Two soft swipes and i am set to go !

It also lasts a fair amount of time, one work day and post that i can see it fade without any extra smudging ! Infact whats nice is that you can get a nice clean crisp swipe if you wish, but if you are more into smudgy kohl, then you can smudge it with a cotton bu and it will stay put like that the whole day.Best of all, it doesnt irritate my ultra sensitive eyes at all and that my friends, is very VERY rare for a kohl pencil to do for my eyes !! There is a ton of product in there so one pencil is likely to last you 7 months AT LEAST (unless you are a raccoon). They also dont break like some pencils do when you sharpen em so hurray for no kohl wastage ! But what i dont like is how they get a bit uneven and old looking when you sharpen em ! Hello, i want my pencil looking spanking new and not ridged and uneven looking after one sharpen. Having said that though, its definitely one of the best kohls iv tried so far!

Left: One swipe, Right: Two swipes


Verdict: A+

Product:5/5, Pigmentation: 4.5/5, Texture: 5/5, Longevity:4/4, Value & Packaging: 4.5/5

Price: Rs 1100/-

Recommendation: For those of you who have ultra sensitive eyes, and still want a deep, rich pencil for an intense eye Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Noir does not dissapoint. I used to swear by my Clinique Quickliner, but this one is more pigmented, does not pull or tug at all (Its like butter)  and this one can stay put on your eye in one clean line or can be smudged for a softer look if you wish. Lasts a long time without giving you raccoon eyes, i only wish this was a twist up rather than sharpenable one. I dont like how pencils get a bit uneven after sharpening.


By the way, speakin of kajals i tried the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal the other day and REALLY liked it !!

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