|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love everything about this-the packaging, the product, the application, the buildability, the over-all look. Everything. The eastern method is very intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes very easy. It has become the first eyeliner (out of MANY) I reach for every morning, because it is SO fast to tightline. Just hold the stick horizontal, close your eye over it (not too hard), and swipe across and...perfect tightline! Sometimes if I want a more dramatic black look I will have to do this a couple times. DEFINITELY recommend this!
Edit: I've found if I hold a tissue right under my eye, it really helps with any fallout. I really only need one hand to apply this, so it is still worth it because it is so fast and easy to do.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This and the whole GT Loose Kohl line is fabulous and I have managed to collect them all (I think :)) I have had MGD Meibomain Gland Dysfuction and this is pretty much the only eye makeup line my sensitive eyes can tolerate. Guerlain must do great opthalmologic testing. The Noir color I can even tightline without having sensitivity issues getting it in my eyes, although most other colors I tend to use Western syle rather than sticking them in my eye... although even so they dont irritate much. I like blending them together to achieve mixed colors. Great product overall. Everyone with sensitive eyes should try at least the black one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The gorgeous packaging is what sucked me in, but I'm not crazy about the kohl. It doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes and it looks beautiful, but the fallout just bugs me. I've applied this first before my face powder so I could clean up any fallout but a few mins later it was all over my under eyes again. I've tried it as a last step after eyeshadow, macara, etc. and still the fallout is inescapable. I think no matter what I do it ends up clinging to the base of my lashes so that every time I blink it scatters the powder. That's the only thing I can figure out since I've tried applying this in as many different ways as I could think of, including a separate tiny eyeliner brush. Because of the extreme pigmentation of the kohl the fallout doesn't just brush away easily either. It sticks to skin and smears when I try to brush it off.
But for a few minutes, man my eyes look stunning. I haven't seen a similar effect with any other kohl or dark liner worn in the waterline. It's just so dark, so rich, and the multi-colored fine shimmer makes it smolder in a unique way. I'm surprised at how long lasting it is but it's more water resistant and long wearing than most of my other liners that fall into that category. I really had to work to get this off... it took many q-tips and a ton of my Shu Uemura cleansing oil to remove it all.
I've worn loose kohls before but it's by no means as easy for me as a traditional liner. I didn't find it to be as difficult as I expected though; I just ended up using the applicator almost as I would a pencil liner and it went on easily enough if slowly. I wouldn't have minded the extra time to apply and to clean up a bit of fallout if that had been the end of it. Constantly trying to wipe off dark pigment is a pain and not worth it to me. I wish I had better luck with this as so many other reviewers did.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
The colour is lovely and this loose powder does a decent job.One great point is it doesn't irritate my eyes even though huge chunk of powder would get in when I was just getting a hang of the application method. But for the price I'm paying, I feel I'm more in love with the packaging and the applicator than the product itself.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Oh wonderful. This is my new HG Kohl. I was curious about the powder, but a bit afraid to just buy an old powder because I have heard that some of the kohl/kajal you can pick up in an import store or market may contain lead.
The only eyeliner I have ever been able to use on my waterline is Lancome's Kohl pencil, but that is slightly different and lighter than this. It does not have the intensity of the real deal.
This product does exactly what it says it will. I do not find it any harder to apply than using cake liner to tightline, or applying a dark eye shadow.
I use the eastern method, and then fill in any area that looks missed. If you have *never* applied makeup on your waterline, this may be tricky.
The noir is very nicely black, but soft enough with my eye color not to look clownish. I can not believe how well this stays put. It is still on in the evening when I get home, and until I take it off. For me, this is perfect because it doesn't irritate my eyes at all.
I use ponds to wash my face, which takes off almost any make up, but if you use a cleanser without oil you will probably need makeup-remover to get this off.
For what you get in the bottle, and the sense of safety I get from knowing that Guerlain has to comply with regulations about what can be put in a human eye, I think this is the best kohl I know of.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Yes, it's messy. Yes, you'll need to apply the "It takes a village" philosophy to get this off at night. But, oh my it's awesome.
I have a major issue with eyeliner staying put and not wandering downward, making me look like a baby panda.
Guerlain is no joke. It does take some practice, but it's much like riding a bicycle: once you get it, you won't forget how to do it.
My technique is to tap the excess powder off inside the container while I simultaneously remove the applicator stick. Then I do an initial line to my waterline. This helps get much of the product off, and is more precise. Next, I follow the lessons I observed on You Tube and Into The Gloss, and put the stick in the center of my eye, gently close the lids, and swipe outwards. Perfecto.
This stuff stays put. It does not irritate my eyes or my contact lenses. Be forewarned that the first few times you try this, you're going to look like Marilyn Manson. That won't last. I don't even baulk at the $32 price tag because it simply rocks my world.
In a nutshell, my boyfriend (who notices nothing) stated: "that totally changes your look. your eyes pop out and are even more beautiful." I use the Noir and the Brun consistently.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I bought all the colors in this collection after all the hype. I'm still torn on this product. There is a very big learning curve to doing this properly, I'm convinced if you take the time then you could have an amazing look. I'm just tired of having to deal with the 'moving liner' throughout the day. That said the packaging is sublimal and taking this out of your purse makes me smile. I will continue to plug through on this considering the investment that I made :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have a story for this product. I think the kohl powder is similar to what we used to say in India "surma". My grandma used to apply it for my father everyday since it was known that it makes the eyes nicer and feels quite cool. So my father went as a kid to school everyday with a lot of surma in his eyes. So much so that his teacher asked him for some!
The Guerlain kohl powder is applied exactly like we used to apply surma! I don't know what the hulla bulla is about using the stick, its very easy to apply and unless one has "restless hand syndrome" it will not poke the eyes out. If my father can apply it as a little kid, as can I, anyone can apply it with the stick.
I tried several eyeliners and kohl pencils on my eyes. I am Indian, I thought Lakme wouldn't let me down. However, it still smudges and falls off my waterline. After doing some research, I used eyeshadow powder over my Lakme kajal and the kajal stayed longer, however, my eyes started burning and I had to wash it all off. Eyeshadow powder wasn't working for me. So I tried Guerlain at Sephora, and went shopping at Bloomingdale's. I used the loose kohl powder over my Lakme liner which was anyway smearing off. I spent a few hours shopping and when I got home, the kohl was intact. My brown eyes looked larger and prettier, and I am totally in love with this kohl powder! I will try it without the kohl pencil below it to see if it works.
I am excited about this purchase. Its a great product. Very messy, I had to clean it off my face despite shaking excess off in the bottle, but its a small price to pay. And it felt cool and nice, didn't burn like eyeshadow powder. I highly recommend this product. My eyes are very watery and not a single product has stayed put except Guerlain.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Maybe I STILL haven't learned how to use it properly (have had this for awhile), but I'm not thrilled with it. I think it has the most beautiful packaging of any eyeliner, heard Angelina Jolie uses it (love her makeup), read all the positive reviews, and was certain it would be great. What I do love about this eyeliner is that I don't have to pull my undereye area down to use it on my waterline, and the black is a very dramatic, beautiful black. But I find the product so messy and tricky to use. I'm going to try to look for tips, but at the moment, I always end up having to clean up under my eyes, which kind of defeats the point of it being gentle if I have to deal with extra wear and tear, just in a different way. I give it 2 stars for right now, but I'm hoping I can get the hang of using the product. It was very expensive, and it has THE most beautiful packaging of any eyeliner.
Update: Okay I still have a bit of fallout sometimes, but since getting the hang of it, fallout is really no worse than any other product I've used! This really is amazing for the waterline. What I'm now doing to get the liner to work better is tap the wand to get rid of any excess product, hold a tissue under my eyes during application, and look down into a mirror. Sounds like a lot of work, but it's gotten fairly easy for me and is worth it. I still need a regular pencil for my waterline when I don't have time to use this or want to touch up my makeup.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I must be weird as lots of people seem to love this product. Packaging looks nice and is quite glam, has the Guerlain signature gold handle. Hard to apply, not black enough and messy to use. Better off using a pencil and smudging it (e.g. Urban Decay 24/7 or Lancome). Didn't like this product much and gave it away. Shame because I like Guerlain and it was pretty and expensive.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
this is truly a holy grail eye liner, i wear contacts and it never caused any problem, gives that smouldering look with the eastren method which i find very easy and practical as compared to pulling lids up and down to line wid pencil...true its expensive but one baby will last a long time, staying power is good, isnt the blackest black like gel eye liner on waterline but still its the most loved item in my collection and i will always repurchase
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Long lasting. Smudges a lot.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Edit: Admittedly Mac smolder and my homemade kohl that my grandma made don't irritate my eyes... But this one does. Next morning after using this, every single time without exceptions, my eyes are pink, puffy, and feel 'raw'... Likely this is a problem that can be ascribed to allergic reaction to something, but just wanted to add that as a btw to those who have sensitive eyes.
I can't wholeheartedly give this a full rating because of two things 1. Price--the traditional kohls that this product attempts to mimic in design and function, are much much cheaper, often homemade (and therefore basically free), while this is overpriced for what is basically a small vial of powder and a pretty container totally copied from the muuuuch cheaper originals (which i also use). 2, the end result--not as smoky black and intense as i'd like--again, i find the originals (lead free, btw) to be superior in this regard. Now, plus points--easily available in n america, still a good end result if i try to forget about comparisons.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this, it's a bit tricky to get the hang of it....can be really messy at first but once you get it the look it's amazing...it's really quick to apply and it kind of blends by itself giving you an amazing look...I haven't been able to achieve this look with anything else...it really lasts on the waterline as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is the liner I've been looking for!
I have very sensitive eyes and find most pencil liners really irritate my waterline and they don't last very long. This product is the total opposite of that!
The first time I tried it, it just glided on my waterline and I didn't feel a thing. It lasted all day and was just as dark 8 hours later as it was when I first applied it. I often get black gunk in the corners of my eyes when the eyeliner starts to wear off, but Guerlain's kohl didn't budge! I won't use anything else for my waterline now.
I do find it can be messy, so I always hold a tissue under my eyelashes when I apply it. Once you learn that trick, it's easy to use.
My only complaints about this product is the container. While it's really stylish, it does make it hard to get the last of the product out. It's opaque, so you can't really see how much is left. I still love it though, and will keep buying it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Other
I love it!!!
I looked all over for this type of applitcation style, I stumbled upon it when I was looking to buy the Meteorites powder!
I was sold on getting it!
I love, love, love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
HG ! best eyekohl ever
can create smokey look with it
i line my inner rim and use a smudge brush to smudge it under my lash line to give a sexxxxyy look
ill never use a pencil linner again for my inner rim
can be messy till u get the hang of it
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product is a bit pricey. I remember buying a solid kohl from Sephora and actually liked that much better. The application of this takes some practice. Once you get the hang of it especially for you waterline its exceptional. The downside for me is that it takes a steady hand, patience, and some time to get it right which I have little of so my two Guerlain eyeliners sit waiting for a time when I do.
Are they a good product? Yes
Would I repurchase? No, but the reason has nothing to do with the product itself unless you get so exhausted that you have tremors in your hands too? :( In another life I would have loved these.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
True, this product is ridiculously overpriced. I used to live in both India and Jordan, two places where loose kohl is widely used, and you can get pretty much the same thing for under $5.
But I really like Guerlain's version. It is pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it. Either press the product on the waterline in sections, or hold it on the edge of the waterline, close your eye, and drag the wand to the other end of your eye.
I don't really use these on their own, instead I line my waterline with a pencil liner and then put this over to set it. It gives it a smokier, softer effect. And the best part is (and the reason I use these almost every day) is that it really STAYS PUT on the waterline. I easily get 8+ hours out of these, with no migrating either!
The black isn't the blackest black you could find, but paired with a black pencil liner it gets pretty close.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. I have this baby in 5 colors! This is my go to product for lining my waterline. Application is easy (well, after a couple practice rounds initially) and it lasts allllll day long on me. I have tried all sorts of e/ls for lining my waterline and this is one of the few that stays put on me. I am a contact lens wearer and my eyes are watery as well. I would definitely buy this again but probably won't have to for a very longggggg time since I've been using mine for the past three years and there's still a ton left.