Bourjois Kohl and Contour Eye Pencil Review

by mehak on March 6, 2013

in A- Grade, Bourjois, Eye Products, Eyeliner, Reviews


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Bourjois Khol and Contour Eye Pencil in Noir Expert

Guest Review written by Ruchi

There are few things in life that we can’t stay without. For me its my kohl pencil. Recently, I saw an advertisement on the idiot box asking, will you leave your home without makeup, I said to myself, why not, but a BIG NO without my kohl, NOOOOO WAY.

Well, no big deal, a lot of people swear by kohl or kajal pencils, but everyone has a different definition /judging criteria for kohl pencils. I have tried a number of kohl/kajal pencils in order to fulfil my criteria, which is:

a)       An intense black line on my waterline (I simply love the intense blackness on my eyes)

b)     Stays intact for hours (I am in a corporate job you see, so can’t keep checking every few hours, whether my khol is intact or not.)

c)      Should not smudge a bit. ( My problem area is my undereye dark circles, so a smudgy pencil on my waterline, Ewwww!)


Lets see where Bourjois Khol and Contour Eyeliner Pencil stands:

What Bourjois says about its pencil?

  • Enriched with pure pigments, this khol allows for an intense result from the very first stroke and lasts up to 16 hours*.
  • Its soft and blendable formula is ideal to apply on the inner and outer rims of the eye.
  • Hypoallergenic, with natural wax and vitamin E, it is gentle on the delicate eye contour area.

My take on the product:

Bourjois is one brand, I am a big fan of. I completely love its range of eye shadows, lipsticks, blushes etc and it has never let me down. So this time I thought of trying its kohl pencil hoping for the same results and this Kohl and Contour Pencil did not dissapoint !!!.  The color pay off is definitely good as compared to other kohl pencils I have tried so far. Even though I am reviewing the shade Noir Expert and not ‘Ultra black’, but still the intense black line is what you get even in a single swipe. It does not  sting the waterline. glides on smoothly and softly , delivers a rich black swipe and  the quantity of product you get is sufficient to last for months. One area where it could improve is sharpening- The pencil is not that smooth for sharpening, and sharpens unevenly.

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The Good part:

  • Nice color pay off, Intense black color.
  • It glides on very smoothly.
  • Can be used both on the water line & lower and upper lash lines.
  • Easy to draw precise lines.
  • Stays for 2-3 hrs in waterline and for about 6-7 hours in the upper lash line.
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
  • Very Affordable.The Bad part:
  • Being a Khol pencil, it does smudge, and hence acts as a perfect base for black smokey eyes (May not be a con for many, but for me it is, sorry Bourjois ! )
  • Does not Sharpen Evenly

My Rating: A-

Price: Rs 275 for 1.65 gm

Recommendation:- Bourjois Kohl & Contour Eye Pencil- Noir Expert is a dark black Kohl pencil, which glides smoothly over the lids and can be applied to both the waterline and upper lash line. It lasts a long time (though not the 16 hr it claims), and is soft and smooth to apply. It does smudge however, which is why im looking for another alternative , but those who like the soft smudgy look of black kohl will love this.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Abhi March 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

the price is great…think ill try it for a smokey eye..instead of buying black shadow :) thanks for the review..
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Shikha March 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

Nice reviews.. I hate sharpening pencils but most of kajals are in pencil form. I like how you have applied kajal on your water line..


swastika March 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

Nice review..I am so hooked to my colossal that I dont feel like trying anything else! (which doesnt smudge at all btw)


Ruchi March 6, 2013 at 10:42 am

Great that Colossal works for you, but I have tried almost all drugstore kohl brands including Colossal, and it smudged for me. So my search continued…and btw I have found one Kohl pencil that DOESN’T SMUDGE AT ALL…..will talk about that in some other review :)


Marathi Weddings March 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Ruchi please write a review on that SMUDGE FREE Kohl pencil asap.. Will be waiting! :) (I too suffer from bad dark circles)


mehak March 6, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I actually have dark circles too- swear by clinique quickliner.only koh tht doesnt smydge


priyanka March 6, 2013 at 11:17 am

Its a perfect kohl for smokey eyes.


Tina March 6, 2013 at 11:45 am

Yeah it works awesome for smokey eyes, it is jet black and smooth, but as a kohl it bleeds badly and it bleeds very soon. Till date, 3 eye pencils have not bled in my watreline, the L’oreal kohl (forgot the full name), Colorbar I-Glide pencil and Faces Long Wear eye pencil.


Shikha March 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Same here today for first time I wore Colorbar till now no smudging… I am happy :-)


shivangi March 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

it smudges a bit too much on me :(


Orangepink March 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Have the same issue of dark circles… But its color is very intense n i liked it for tht.


Preeti Kaur March 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Lasting power is my first priority because I don’t like to touch up makeup too often. Too bad it doesn’t stay on the waterline for more than 3 hours :(

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Karishma Rawat March 6, 2013 at 11:39 pm

I have this pencil, and i got it out of my stash and used it again today. Nice review.


Vineetha March 7, 2013 at 12:50 am

Me too, I love eye pencils from Bourjois esp the smokey eye ones!


Swati March 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

I like the fact that ot smudges.. was on the look out for such a kajal.. will give it a try for the smokey eyes.
Currently i am in LOVE with the Amway Attitude Kajal Coal. It so doesn’t budge. One swipe and you are sorted for the day. Intense black :)


Sona April 26, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Nice review.. I have never bought this brands products but might give it a try..

I am currently using Oriflame’s Kohl Pencil in Black and i love the texture, intensity of it.. Also comes at a very reasonable price so yep, I like it a lot!

Thanks for your honest review :)


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