Vivienne Westwood once commented that she wished Catherine would lay off the heavy eyeliner and try out a softer, more subtle look.
Vivienne Westwood…wants Kate to be more subtle…anyone else see the irony?
So when it came time to review Kate’s eyeliner, I was a bit weary. My usual makeup regimen involves not looking like I am wearing makeup. Subtlety is key. No one wants to look like a TOWIE girl (except, maybe, the TOWIE girls). Therefore, Kate’s notoriously heavy eyeliner was worrisome.
Boy, was I wrong. I had nothing to be worried about, because this eyeliner is the stuff of the Gods. Lancome’s Le Crayon Kohl is worth every penny. After I purchased mine, I learned that a friend has been using the same stick since our junior year of high school. It is that good.
I picked up my Le Crayon Khol pencil at my local Lancome department. Since they were out of my usual shade of brown, I toughened up and bought the black. No guts, no glory.
The crayon needs to be very sharp and pointed to get a precise, thin line. If the point is too worn, the line is too thick. If you like a thicker line, and aren’t an eyeliner wimp like myself, then by all means – wear it out!
Once you draw on the line, you have about a minute to decide whether to smudge it or not. Smudging it creates a clean, soft line that blends well into eyeshadow. It is fabulous for a smokey eye. Also, a little goes a long way. I only need to line half my lid to smudge top and bottom with an angled brush. If you choose to not smudge, you’re left with a bold, clean line. Great for a vintage inspired cat eye, you can’t go wrong either way. To smudge or not to smudge, that is the question.
The $26 price tag may seem steep, but you will never regret this purchase – and it will last you about ten years. It stays put well into the evening, even occasionally giving me trouble when I remove my makeup at night.
xoxo The Heiress