Gorgeous creamy pencil with a unique shade in my collection. I like using this to define my lower lash line for a really natural yet slightly emphasised look. The colour is easier to work with than brown. For reference I am an NC20 Asian with brown eyes. Very affordable price and the packaging feels sturdy and looks good for a drug store brand. I have not tried to sharpen this pencil yet but would suggest popping it into the fridge or freezer to harden before doing so as it is a very soft pencil. Highly recommended.
While it is a pretty shade to use under the lower lashes, it barely shows up if you are anything beyond fair. I bought this to use on my waterline and it just made my eyes burn and water. It's almost too soft. I have also tried it to fill in my brows, but it just smooshes all over the brow hair itself, not hard enough to sharpen into any kind of stable, fine point. I truly prefer the twist up Rimmel liners to this one, never had a problem. Will not repurchase.
I only wear waterproof eyeliner both top and bottom because as I've gotten older, my eyes droop more and it's a mess if I don't wear waterproof, plus with my contact lenses, it needs to stay put. I love Scandal Eyes eyeliners! I have them in black, nude, light blue and just bought taupe. I wear the lighter shades on the bottom but not on my water line, just outside it. They all brighten my eyes and are perfect for a day-time look. They don't smudge and go on very creamy and bright. For the price, you can't beat it and I've tried Makeup for Ever and Too Faced, they are OK but they aren't ask good as Rimmel's Scandal Eyes and you cannot beat this price. Highly recommend it!
I like to use taupe on my bottom lash line and Rimmel's nude eyeliner on my waterline together for daytime looks. On hot days + wearing for several hours, I get taupe smudges beneath my eye but not panda-eyes bad. These eyeliners are very creamy and glide on the skin well. I would recommend and buy again.
Doesn't show up on my olive skin :( but I found a use! I layer it under the black or silver liners from the same line and for some reason they don't smudge! The formula may be slightly waxier than those colors. So if you have the black and have trouble with it and you also use this one try it :)
I am fairly new to makeup and needed a new eyeliner after I ran out of my beloved Clinique Quickliner Intense. We were going on a waterpark vacation, so I was looking for waterproof. I saw this at Target and the packaging caught my eye. I already had this in black, and was not a fan, but it was so cheap, and I really liked the colour, so I bought it.When I first swatched this, I was really impressed by the pigmentation and ease of use. The next day, I used it on my upper lid. Since I am so pale, the color turned out quite visible, but I blended it out a little since I prefer a subtle eye. When I got home it was just as vivid as when I had applied it 8 hours earlier. Not to mention when this didn't leave dark under eye circles like the black version.
Note: Really cute packaging to. Very classy for a drugstore brand.
This taupe eyeliner is * unbelievable * on my lower lash line. Where has this been my whole life?!
I did hesitate to try it because I have a basket of products like this one that all ended up being disappointments. The taupe shade was intriguing and I finally caved.
(uh, $3.97 at Walmart...just try it)
I have chronic, hereditary dark circles, so I layer a lot of creamy products under my eyes. Eye cream, corrector and concealer. I spend an inordinate amount of time and money to banish the darkness from my under eye area. I have never, never had any luck with liners or even mascara on my lower lash line, so I have always just skipped it and went for heavy eye makeup on top. This taupe eyeliner is the perfect color - not harsh at all - and it stays on for about 8 hours even with all the creamy stuff I wear. I have contacts, so I don't use it on the waterline, but I just touch it very lightly on my lower lashes. It's a softer pencil and doesn't pull, blends but doesn't smudge/migrate around. I'm very very porcelain fair with dark hair & lashes. This gives the definition I need but doesn't scream "eyeliner!!"
If you have dark under eye circles and as a result avoid any mascara or liner on the lower lash level, this is the liner you have been looking for. I am NW20, with almost black hair, lashes, & brown eyes (and really bad genetic under eye circles). I never put anything to define my lower lash line cuz it is so dark. Then I grabbed Taupe one day. It gives the soft definition without the hot mess. Browns are usually too dark and well, brown, my lashes are black. Some gray colors can work, but end up still leaving too much darkness. Rimmel's taupe just gives me the softest hint of definition & it seems to stay in place well. And if it does smudge at all, I could barely tell because it is a soft natural color on my lash line.
This has been a disappointment. I have it in taupe and there are several reasons I probably won't repurchase in any color:
- it irritates my eyes (no, I don't put it on my waterline)
- it's so soft that I can hardly sharpen it at all, even after putting it in the freezer
- as a result, I can never achieve even a mildly sharp point on it and it goes on thick
- it also goes on too smudgy before drying and no matter what I do, ends up partly on my lashes
The taupe shade shows up less than I would expect on my fair skin, but I would be able to live with that, it still has some effect, especially under my lower lashes. The upside is it really seems to hold up well. However the facts I stated above are a bit too much. I guess if you're perfectly used to very soft pencils, you can make this one work, as long as it doesn't irritate your eyes.
This is just a stunning color.
I have been really enjoying the Scandleyes Kohls in general. I have 3 other colors. I have always gone for a black or nude waterline because every "brown" comes out black on me. I think its because i am so fair. This, however, comes off a really beautiful brown, with a nice taupe undertone. It looks great on the lash lines or waterlines and of course as with the rest of this line, it stays put for a good 6 to 8 hours. Its goes on very creamy and pigmented, but not to creamy that it breaks off r runs. Ad for the price, you cant beat it.
Definitely will be repurchasing.