Stephane Marais • Intense Eye Kohl • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ah, HG! I got mine from an online store (beautyandthebestcosmetics.com) and I love this to bits. The packaging is so cute and modern with the graphics. There's a generous amount of product, so this will last. The kohl is creamy, very pigmented, high quality texture, very easy to apply. The color - navy - is stunning. It is dark, defines the eye beautifully, but the blue comes through. I like this better than Bobbi Brown's, but this tends to smudge on hot, humid days without a primer, so one lippie off. I use a primer, my own thin liner brush, and then layer some powdered kohl from Guerlain over. This works well because the Gueralin kohl, though gorgeous, tends to fall on my cheeks and the SM kohl keeps it in place.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I was able to buy this from a seller for much cheaper than the original price, I love both the black and violet, perfect for my green eyes, the applicator is VERY tricky, but the product is amazing and IT LASTS and lasts and lasts--- I love mr.marais what more can I say :)
update--- granted these are no longer in production and mine are old as the stone age, they dry out fast fast fast... will try bringing back to life by mixing some glycerin.
The packaging of these are irreplaceable and even if I no longer use the product will continue to use the packaging!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Black
I ADORE all the eye kohls and have them all! They last all day, and have the most amazing, precision-smudging properties if you work with them *before* they set. You have to be near-Pro at eye makeup with this product, because you have aproximately 40 seconds before is sets and then it won't be going anywhere. For that reason it's best to start with finer lines and build if you are going to 60's Maria Callas liner looks, or a gypsy-smokey eye. My favorite shades are the black, brown and purple.
The applicator it comes with works just fine, but I find application is a bit easier with a synthetic brush (my preferred tool is the TARTE double ended liner brush because of the longer, more substantial handle) but it does depend on what kind of line/finish I'm going for because the included tool does allow for the most minimal, fine lines to be draw when rimming eyes. Absolutely amazing stuff and the pot lasts forever....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The reviewer below has gotten her wish -- these are now on clearance for $19.50 as the line sinks into discontinued oblivion. And you MUST grab yours while you still can.
As much as I like BB's gel eyeliners, SM's are possibly in a league of their own. The texture is slightly waxy, less creamy than BB or MAC, and that makes it so easy to apply. The colors (I have the blue) are brilliant, not muted, and it lasts perfectly even throughout a night of dancing in the summer heat. Plus the packaging is beyond cute -- the lid has a raspberry swirl and the bottom is a mirror. I don't care for the applicator so luckily my BB Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush works best.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have to admit that I LOVE this eyeliner!! I have oily lids and I am used to liners disappearing on me. This stayed put! I have to admit that the price tag could give a weak hearted person a heart attack. I would definitely swap for it but I don't think I would spend $39 + tax + shipping to get this again. But I do love it. If it were the same price as Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliners, then the price wouldn't be such a problem.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am still undecided about these...I got four and I have tried the black one so far. Its definitely hard to work with. The applicator is hard to use, however, i cant imagine sticking any of my brushes in this stuff - it is REALLY black. I could hardly wash it off my hand. I wore it 2 days ago and I still cant get it all off my eyes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
After hearing so much about these kohl liners, i was determined to try these. The reviews were so amazing, i ordered 4 of them sight unseen from Bergdorf Goodman's. At $39 each, i was expecting AMAZING. What a letdown when i got them. These come packaged in a gorgeous round screw top pot with a different art deco/ swirly designed cap. You cant tell what color is inside though. the Bottom has a mirror for application. This comes with a teeny little smudge tip brush that is just ok. I wish it were longer so it would be easier to use but I like the stiff sponge type applicator. # 2 is a unique tealed green, #3 is a matte dark rich brown, a #4 is a purpley violet shade. But its nothing out of the ordinary. But all this stuff wouldn't matter if the product actually lasted. This definately smudges after 5 hours. The smudging is very slight, but for $39, i was expecting smudge free. I think the BB gel liners and MAC fluidlines last better than these. This is nothing special. This does apply easily and blends nicely as well. Overall, because of the smudging and ridiculous price, I would not repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I would compare this in kind, not quality, to MAC Fluidliners, BB Gel liners..and maybe Stila Smudgepots, although I havent' used the latter.
These are creamy pot liners that can be smudged or left in a distinct line. I have 3 colors, the Emerald, Violet and Brown. Each is a true rendition of the color. Lovely. These go on so smoothly, and stay very well. They're not budgeproof, but for normal wear they rock.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
What a fabulous item! I have the Violet shade. I am not normally an eyeliner/smudgy/smoky eyes kind of girl, but this product is just so inspiring, I have been playing with it almost every night for weeks! It has a creamy, thick consistency that makes it easy to work with. Unlike liquid eyeliners, it is easier to smudge out and does not dry too quickly, giving you time to make just the right smudgy eye effect. I really like the little sponge tip applicator, because it is slanted, making it easy to draw a clean narrow line or a wider line. It is also very handy for lining my inner lids. The color is beautiful with my brown eyes and black hair. Costs a mint (mine was $42) but it is really worth it. My favorite high end product!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this product! First, I have sensitive eyes and the eye kohl did not cause any irritations. Second, the colors I have are brown and black and they give a rich deep line that is both intense and soft. Much better than BB eye gels imho- a softer yet smoky look that bb does radiate. I love the texture of the eye kohls as well- in a pot and almost gel like paste. It comes with a little angled lining brush- I use my stiff shu 6ob brush and sometimes the one that accompanies the eye kohl with both success. It took me a couple times to really perfect the application of the eye kohl- at first I was like, this stuff does not spread well! You must apply in little strokes and it goes on beautifully. I just can't imagine how I ever lived without these!!! Use brown to line lower lash line and black for upper lash line:)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
similar in consistency to, if not to price and exact shades, Stila smudge pots. I purchased the purple and green-- I'm disappointed with the purple. It goes on like a crayon-- not any better than the smudge pot in plum. I was expecting more for $40. Nevertheless, if you fight with it, you'll get a lovely shade-- which brings up my overall rating of this to a "4."
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this in the gawjus green shade. It's sort of a cross between a gawjus emerald green and a vivid and complex peacock green - it's just stunning. The price here in Australia is also stunning, at $78 it costs even more than his concealer, foundations and powders! But it's a great investment. The pot is quite large and a lil truly does go a long way. I tried using the lil rubber-tipped applicator, but it just didn't work for me. I prefer to use this with my push brush. It creates a soft, yet perfect line - every time. It's smudge proof, tear proof and budge proof! I prefer this to BB gel liners and Stila Smudge Pots... but for the price, it would want to be exceptional. Green eyeliner fans should definitely get themselves one of these. It's the perfect sort of shade of a neutral face with one special lil pop of colour ;)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Black
$39. I love the Marais line. It's very unique, and the product quality is excellent! The intense eye khol is an eyeliner gel in a pot, along the lines of Bobbi Brown and Stila. However, the colors are much more vivid and dramatic! That alone stopped me in my tracks. I fell immediately in love with the Violet (#4). I am a softy for any shade of purple! Anyhow, it's the most lovely color, kind of like the purple you find in a peacock feather. Beautiful!
The applicator is a sponge wedge tip. It is very interesting, and works quite well. Lasts all day long, through humid conditions, tears, etc. Very practical. I do like the Marais, and it will last forever, but... I find it a bit difficult to apply on my eyelids. But I have to tell you, my eyelids are really, sensitive. If a MA presses too hard with a e/s brush on my eyes, I get a bad reaction! So, anything that tugs on my lids are a no-no (which is why eyeliner pencils have always been a no-no for me). I love the color, though!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
The khol intense is not a pencil eye liner, but a gel eyeliner in a small pot. I own this in shade #2, which is a beautiful emerald green (not blackened!). This reminds me a lot of Trish McEvoy's eye definer in lucky clover. It's nowhere as dark as MAC tarnish kohl or Stila's emerald pot, but a brighter shade of medium/dark green. Other shades available are brown, black, navy and violet. The brown looks similar to the Stila version and the violet is unlike any of the other lines, it's much more blue based and not blackened like the BB. Qualitywise this is right up there with BB gel eye liners and Stila smudgepots, but probably the easiest of all of them to apply. It lasts all day long without smudging or budging. This can not be smudged like the Stila pots though, it's only for eye lining. The consistency is somewhere between Stila and BB.
This comes in a little pot with a mirror on the bottom, as with all SM products the packaging is colourful and slightly psychedelic. Along with the liner you get an applicator that even works! I prefer to use my Paula Dorf angle liner brush though. The khol intense retails for Euro 33 in Germany, which I think is the same price as in France.
UPDATE: I also own the violet shade (#4) now. This is such a pretty blue-based purple! It's very similar to the LM pencil kohl in purple sapphire, to Shu ME purple #780 and more blueish than MAC pigment in violet. I find this shade a bit harder to apply than the green eye liner (I've heard the same holds true for some of the Stila smudgepots). Once you've applied it though it stays there all day long without budging! I think the green and the violet are the standout shades of this product, since you can't find similar ones with other brands.
SECOND UPDATE: The best brush to use with these is Trish McEvoy #50 angle liner brush!
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
These remind me somewhat of BB gel liners, but have a supurb consistency. They last much longer, and are more pigmented. I have these in Teal, Navy and Brown. All three are beautiful colors. One of the best new products that I have tried in awhile.