Monday, September 2, 2013

AMW Reviews: - Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Eye Liner + Brightener

Happy start of the week again!
Can you believe it's already September?  Felt like yesterday when I had my ultimate morning sickness (yes, it started September last year) and look where I am now!  With a cute li'l one who makes me happy each and everyday!

Today, I will be sharing a review on another Kajal Liner (Read my first Kajal Liner review on The Body Shop Special Edition Kajal Liner).  I have used not much Kajal Liners as you all know, they all tend to smudge on our humid weather so as much as possible, I do not use them especially on my professional kit!  

Revlon, came up with 4 different Kajal Eyeliners with their coordinating Highlighting shades!  To be honest, i am quite excited with these even though they are in Kohl form, as for me Kohl= Smudgefest!

Revlon says ---
Intensify and Highlight for a Smoldering Look
Get multiple on-trend looks with one dual ended pencil. The dark end’s rich color gives you an intense, bold look. The light end brightens and opens up the eyes. Use both ends together for an on-trend, smoldering look. Available in 4 exotic colors with complementary highlighting shades.  

What is Kajal? Kajal is an eye liner form that delivers rich, intense color impact and can be worn on the inner rim of the eye. Inspired by ancient Egypt and Cleopatra.
Both ends of this dual-ended eye liner can be worn on the inner rim of the eye
Creamy formula glides on smoothly
All-day wear

Available in shades: Carbon Cleopatra, Blue Nile, Emerald Empire and Purple Reign.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Rhus Succedanea Cera (Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax), Hyrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lechithin, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Polyamide-3, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid.

May Contain: MICA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ulramarines (CI77007). Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Yello 5 Lake (CI 19140)] 22974.

AMW says ---
  • The cap is the exact color as the liner so it is easier to identify.
  • Comes in 2 shades, one eyeliner shade and one brightening shade.
  • Though this is a "kajal liner", the pencil is quite stiff and doesn't melt as easily as regular kajal liners.
  • Pigmentation is good.
  • The nude end of the kajal liner is perfect to create bigger looking eyes.  It is very difficult to find a good nude liner and Revlon has it!
  • They all come in true-to-life, matte shades. 
  • Has the tendency to smudge especially the darker colored liners.
  • The "feel" of the liners aren't consistent, some felt harder than the others.
  • The light end of the liner tends to disappear midday.
  • Price
A great idea Revlon for creating an eyeliner with coordinating brigthener shades!  I personally like these to be made as waterproof eyeliners instead of a "kohl" version.  

from Revlon
  • Apply light end to inner rim of lower lash line to brighten eyes.
  • Then, apply dark end to upper lash line for rich, intense color.
  • For added drama, apply kajal to lower lash line, connecting to upper lash line at outer corner of the eye.
  • To complete the look, use your finger to gently blend the line at outer corners.   

from AMW
  • To prevent smudging, use your favorite eye primer prior to eyeliner application.  I depend on my trustee Urban Decay Primer Potion.  (Still the best eye primer for me!)
  • Aside from using the dark end of the pencil as a liner, I also like to apply this all over the crease and smudge it with clean fingers to create a "base" for my smoky eye look.  
  • Aside from using the light end on the waterline, I also like to use this on my brow bone as "highlighter".
  • Warm up the pencil quickly with a blow dryer to "warm" the pencil.  Please keep in mind to test the tip first with your hand before you apply directly on your eyes to prevent accidents.

Will I repurchase?
Yes, for the nude colored portion.  I love using this on my waterline.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Girls who like colored Kajal Liners + Brightener but have invested on a good eye primer to prevent smudging.

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Revlon counters for Php525.00 (approx $11.93).


Shade: Blue Nile
Light end: White
Dark End: Blue (not too bright, more of a medium shade blue)

Shade: Carbon Cleopatra
Light end: Light Nude
Dark End: Plain Jane Black

Shade: Emerald Empire

Light end: Medium Nude.  Perfect for medium to darker skintone.
Dark end: Moss green.

Shade: Purple Reign

Light end: Light Nude
Dark End: True purple shade.

L-R Purple Reign, Carbon Cleopatra, Blue Nile and Emerald Empire

Have you tried these Kevlon PhptoReady Kajal Eye Liners + Brighters?
Which among the 4 would you wear?

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(Product sent for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


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