Physicians Formula • Loose Kohl Eyeliner • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Yes, these nice folks are telling the truth. It takes some practice to learn to apply this stuff with the "stick applicator in eye and blink" technique. It can be messy, and if you try to freehand with this stuff, it could be REAL messy. It's not the easiest thing to do, and not something you want to try for the first time if you're rushed, or if you have no remover handy, or if you've already put all your makeup on. It can make a mess, and it can smudge (which is sort of the whole point). Have patience with the stuff and work with it instead of against it.
I'd also add another bit of advice: the first time you try this technique, do NOT give in to the impulse to add more because it doesn't look like it applied well. Seriously, walk away for a few minutes, blink, roll your eyes, and let the stuff migrate and completely rim your eyes before you decide it's not enough. It's easy to over-apply if you don't give it a chance to do its thing. It also tends to "refresh" itself throughout the day as you blink.
And oh, what a look. Dramatic and compelling, but not obvious. I'm really pale, with black hair and large pale slate/blue eyes, and it's real easy for me to look either overdone or very goth in black eyeliner, but this stuff gives me a very intense look that you "can't quite put your finger on."
I got this for $1.99 at a discount store, and I may just go back and pick up a few more for that price. IMO, this is not the liner for everyone; I think it's a certain look and a certain kind of person that will make this work.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I think the problem that alot of the people here have with the eyeliner is that they dont know how to apply it..you have to get the khol on the stick, place it horizontally and parallel to you eye, bring it tot he inner rim and blink and squeeze the lids together...also make sure that you tap excess off...this stops it from landing on your cheeks..i like this product alot, i used it in bronze, unfortunately they discontinued it believe, so now i have to go to the middle eastern sector of my city and buy the little import tubes, which are a dollar! great deal, but theyre only in black...oh well..but back tot the review, if you follow the above steps, you should have no problem, its very good!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Green
wasn't happy with this at all. looked like it was going to be all dark and create sultry eyes, but in the end it was horrible. brush and applying was impossible, and when it actually did get on my eyes, it was this horrible gray, NOT black. and in a matter of an hour or so it started transferring to my upper lid making it look like i had a ring around both my eyes, very unflattering.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Black
I didn't find it a very black black. The brush was useless, as the powders didn't stick to it at all. Really hard to apply, and can become a huge mess. The only plus is that the packaging is mad cute.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
finally, i can buy egyptian kohl in a drugstore! i see that people are reviewing this as loose black eyeshadow/liner--that is not the case! you have to hold the applicator parallel to your eye and close your eyes over it. it has to actually TOUCH your eyeball!. i agree with everyone about this stuff getting on your cheeks, and how you should do your eyes first before all of your other makeup. this is not a problem, as this stuff will last about 3 or 4 days on your eyes, even if you wash your mascara off (it might come off if you're accustomed to scrubbing the inner rims of your eyes, hopefully you don't do that). the durability and how healthy kohl is for your eyes more than makes up for any other inconveniences.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I read about this in a magazine and was instantly allured by the "loose kohl" idea of it so I got the black one and it when I opened it up, it just struck me that it is similar to black eyeshadow being used as an eyeliner. and I already have 2 black eyeshadows as it is! I don't need a 3rd one!
I hate the dust it leaves behind, so do your eyes first before the rest of your face makeup
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I thought this stuff was very messy and awkward to apply. My applicator didn't seem to have a little brush on it either--more like a plastic stump--so maybe that was my problem. Anyway, this did not produce an effect that was any different or preferable to using a black shadow as a liner so I will forgo this in the future. Too gimmicky.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
WOW! I love this stuff! The brush gets the liner really close to the lashline and makes it very easy to get a perfectly straight line. The packaging is very cute and retro-looking, which is definitely a plus for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I really did like this eyeliner..awesome for a smokey eyes look...this was my first "loose kohl" experience and I realize it is definitely easier to apply a very dark line then a kohl pencil..BUT even with a vert steady hand you will probably notice tiny black flakes under your eyes after applying (just application residue)....DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WIPE OFF WITH YOUR HANDS. Those tiny black particles somehow magically transform into big black streaks that dont wipe off from hell. Use makeup remove pads, works much easier..and you probably want to do your foundation/cheek makeup AFTER eyeliner application due to the above. But all in all, if I decided to go back to kohl pencil I will probably choose this one again! (just wish it wasn't so messy)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Violet
this stuff sucks...not only does the powder drip all over your face, the applicator brush was bent when i purchased it, so I had to apply it with a different brush..i am not impressed
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I initially bought this for the cute packaging (like everyone else). Trying this, I didn't find that too much of the kohl got all over the place, and I held a tissue under my eye to stop the powder from getting on my face. I also experienced a slight problem with putting the container down (it's rounded at the bottom, cute but impractical), but fortunately was able to solve this through the innovative usage of one of those toothbrush holders -- you know, with the holes? It worked well. This makes my eyes, which are very dark brown, *really* stand out, and is a very dramatic look. I had no problems with the applicator tip.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like the end result of this e/l, but it's so MESSY. When you pull the applicator out, powder goes everywhere. And it's near-impossible to clean up the stray powder blotches w/o just taking off all your makeup. I usually do my eyes first if I'm gonna use this, then I can just use toner to take off all the black smears & smudges. The applicator sucks! W/in 2 days the little brush part was all smashed down, frayed, and totally unusable. I'd love to be able to use this, but since the aplicator is crap, it's hard to. What the hell were they thinking with this applicator? It's literally the worst I have ever seen!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Love, love, love this stuff. I have all 3 colors and use them regularly, although the char-kohl and bronze-kohl look better on me and are better day colors. I like to lightly line my eyes with this stuff and then squeeze them closed for a second. It creates a nice smoky look. The wand is super-easy to control and I have not had any problems with it spitting yet and Iíve had it 3 months. The char-kohl is an almost black and is a great alternative to true black on those who want dark, dramatic eyes without looking harsh. The bronze-kohl is my fave though. A lovely dark brown that begins to look even better after a few hours because it becomes a softer, smokier line. The line that you can get with loose kohl is like no other. As God as my witness, I'll never use eye pencils again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Good but messy. I find the pencil much easier to apply. I love this idea though. Would like it in a sage color, like MAC (which I love).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I don't get the applicator at all. It never gives me and even line and I have a tough time getting it to get enough product out. It comes out heavy in some spots and speckled in others. I end up with powder on my cheeks. I really wanted to make this one work. Sigh.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The BEST I have ever used! Long, long wearing, very little smudging and intense color! An absolute staple in my bag!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm PPP, and black eyeliner makes me look like Elvira, Mistress of the Dark... or a Dickensian era chimney sweep. Hardly Cleopatra or silent-film siren. This liner can go on bold or smokey, and it looks really sultry. As of yet, I've had no problems with the applicator, and I'll be sure to update this review if I do. Best for divas with a steady hand who favor a vintage, 20s look... or a soft black rimmed, East Indian eye. Great product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Maybe I got a defective bottle or something but my applicator is just this plasitc tip? No sponge or anything resembling anything like a applicator?
So needless to say this was hell to try to put on. As others said I ended up with black powder all over my face.
Maybe I will buy something to try to use with this? I dunno?
Just seems to complicated to me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I bought the black color and loved the way it lasted. It went on black and stayed black all day (black liners tend to turn a blue-gray color on me after a couple of hours). The biggest problem with this product is the applicator. The brush inside got all frayed and would not even go back in the bottle anymore, let alone apply a nice line of the product. Also, the powder would get all over your face while applying and it was impossible to get off. You would almost have to reapply foundation to cover the black "dust" all over your face. Overall, the product was good but the packaging and tools for application stink!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I bought this because I really really dug the packaging. I wasn't overly concerned about the product. I thought it would be something cute to have in my makeup box. When I've applied it I've had to be really careful about flicking the excess powder off of the stick or else I get little bits of black powder on my cheeckbones which I can only take off thoroughly with cleanser. I had used it less than five times and the tip broke off! (This is why the packaging got a 2 from me. If the tip hadn't have broken off, it would have gotten a 5) But when I was able to put it on nicely it did last. So, it's pretty but I won't be buying it again.