Lancome • Le Crayon Kohl • Eyeliner

rated 3.6(212 reviews)

Average Rating.3.6
Would buy this product again.59%

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rated 3 of 5 effi33 on 10/16/2007 9:51:00 PM more reviews by effi33

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

This thing has NO staying power at all! It does go on very very creamy, but then completely disappears within a few hours. I have extremely dry skin, so the fact that it vanishes so rapidly is an indication that this is just the way this product is. Clinique quickliner is still my favorite; does not go on as smooth and creamy as this one, but def has more staying power.

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rated 3 of 5 suzyQ3 on 10/13/2007 9:32:00 PM more reviews by suzyQ3

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I have Le Crayon Khol in both moss and black ebony (given to me as a gift). The colors are nice but, for $22 a piece I was expecting much better performance! The smudging is very bad and they wear off only after a few hours. I much rather prefer urban decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencils or clinique's cream shapers. Don't fall into this expensive trap!!

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rated 5 of 5 anadeandrada on 10/6/2007 9:08:00 PM more reviews by anadeandrada

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I have been using this eyeliner for as long as I can remember. I used to wear black, grey, brown, and blue, but now I stick with the brown (Brun) shade because it suits me so well. It is a gorgeous chocolate brown color, which I like better than black because it is a softer look. I like the way this pencil glides on really easily. It is creamier than other eyeliners I have tried. I don't have a problem with it smudging. It does tend to wear off by the end of the night, but I think that is normal with most make up. I can see myself being loyal to this product for a long time to come.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Jadekisses on 9/26/2007 11:20:00 PM more reviews by Jadekisses

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

read below because xlooceex got it completely right
I also find it fairly smudgy so if it hasnt faded yet its smudgy

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rated 2 of 5 xlooceex on 9/26/2007 11:27:00 AM more reviews by xlooceex

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

i had hopes for this draws one really well and dark. HOWEVER, it fades in about an hour. I use mac's eyeshadown base, which keeps on my mac eyeliner and other eyeshadow for up to 8 hours. no matter how much base/primer i use, this lancome eyeliner will just not stay on. i am quite said as this was quite expensive and now i dunno what to do with it.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Myfugitive on 9/26/2007 7:59:00 AM more reviews by Myfugitive

Age: 30-35   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

Call me me a rebel of modern technology, but I hate using those self-sharpening automatic twist up eyeliners. I've tried them from a variety of brands, and I have to pull and tug and poke just trying to get the e/l on my eyelid, that my eye is sore by the time I'm finished. Thats' one reason I purchased this pencil e/l from Lancome. Other factors were: the's much longer than other brands, making it last months longer, and giving you more control when applying it.
Black Coffee is my FAVE.It is black, but there is the slightest hint of brown, so I wear it to work, and in the daytime. That way, I get to wear my beloved black without looking so harsh and "inky" at those times.
I find them especially good when I want a thin line on my lower lashes and slightly smudge it. When I wear cream/liquld eyeliner on my top lashes, I always use this for my lower.
There is never an issue with tugging or pulling with the eyeliner. It goes on very easy, but it's not at all "mushy". Just a perfect creamy pencil.
The reason I am ducking it a lippie, is that there is another pencil e/l I'm crazy about that's just as good as this one, from AVON (Ultra Luxury Liner), and when they're not on sale, they are $5.00 ea., but on sale they're sometimes $1.99. The reason I buy the Lancome, is for the Black Coffee shade. If i just needed the basic black, I'd just buy the cheaper.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* filmart on 9/18/2007 6:16:00 AM more reviews by filmart

Age: Unknown   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Green    

I'm, sadly, old enough to remember the days when this pencil was all the rage. The idea of rich, creamy KOHL liner was so exciting years back that this pencil was available in at least a dozen different colors. We had no choice but to deal with the problem of kohl smearing easily, until dryer options, like cake eyeliner, came along. Recently a SA assured me that Le Crayon Khol was better and more modernized than I had remembered it. She was wearing the liner herself, and said that it hadn't budged all day. So, I then become reacquainted with the rich color and easy glide-on application that kohl offers, until suddenly . . . I sneeze (which I do a LOT of, with my allergies). Then old memories return, of eyeliner that never truly dries and all those blotches of kohl color under the eyes that I have to lift off. Ah . . . some things NEVER change. In the big picture, it's nice that kohl is still available, for those who prefer creamy, rich, soft, smudgable eyeliner. And there will always be plenty of newbies who will be impressed with Le Crayon Khol's Best of Beauty Hall of Fame award from Allure. But as for myself, I'm much happier remembering this product as a distant memory.

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rated 5 of 5 opie1 on 9/2/2007 8:16:00 PM more reviews by opie1

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

I bought this in black lapis cuz of the name alone. Just finished watching Alexander - angelinas eyes are sooooo mesmerizing and intense I needed eyeliner bad. Anyway this is fantastic! I always love when others rim the inside of their eyes but my eyes were too sensitive - I tried everything - rimmel, chanel - you name it. Found the guerlain eye kohl - gorgeous AND long lasting - but not a great color selection. The black lapis is dark, smooth and cool -has a hint of blue that makes my eyes look bright and huge. Evertime I wear it I get comments - but NOT on my makeup - on my eyes=).Great alone on just the rims for day. Also love lining the upperlid and inner rim for playtime. Brown eyed girls You'll love this!

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rated 3 of 5 whazzam on 8/3/2007 4:15:00 AM more reviews by whazzam

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I love Lancome products, i think they're always right on the spot. But i was dissappointed with the Le Crayon Kohl. The color was great, the black is really black which is what i wanted, but it smudges like crazy!
My friends tried my pencil to see if its maybe just my eyes, but it smeared on theirs too! My mom bought it aswell and she had the same problem, so it proved to me that it\s not just my pencil or my eyes, but this kohl isn't as great as others.

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rated 3 of 5 lipgl0ssaddict on 7/12/2007 11:52:00 AM more reviews by lipgl0ssaddict

Age: Unknown   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

I won't repurchase simply because this will last me at least another couple decades or so. I've used this a couple dozen times already, and still haven't had to sharpen it. That, and it's ridiculously long (like 7-8 inches or something). I have gris noir, and when I feel like doing a thick liner, I use this since black gives me too much of an Egyptiany look. It will crease and slightly smudge almost immediately, but that could be from 1) Asian eyelids 2) really oily skin 3) not using any sort of primer/base/sealer. Lasts reasonably well on my waterline, too. I'm hoping to find something better, but for now, I'll stick with this.

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