|Picture from L’oreal Paris website
A few days ago my boyfriend got home from a L’Oreal presentation and workshop with a great goodiebag! Only one item for him and three for me! Yay! 😀
One of the items was a L’Oreal Color Riche LeSmokey eyeliner pencil with a smudge sponge at the other end. From the first time I saw it (damn that sounds weird, like if I am talking about a handsome stranger haha) I wanted to try it out so badly and immediately thought I am doing my first ever beauty review with this product! So here it is, my first beauty review thanks to L’Oreal and my boyfriend 😉
Enjoy this post! xoxo
So at first I noticed, the pencil is slightly larger than my normal pencils because of the smudge sponge, no problem but it can be annoying as now it doesn’t fit in my little beauty bag I always carry around in my bag.
At first I swatched the eyeliner pencil on my hand and I loved the cool pure black color from the pencil. The black color is very well concentrated and the pencil immediately leaves the perfect amount of black on your hand, and very important also on your eyelid and on the waterlines of your eyes. I was already happy haha. So that’s a big plus for sure.
I also swatched the pencil on my hand and smudged the line and that also went well. Time for testing it on for my daily make-up. There was a little bit of highlighting powder on my eyelid and I noticed the difference with my hand a lot! The blackness was the same but I had the idea the pencil didn’t smudge as nicely on my eye as it did on my hand…
|Here you see the result!
In this picture you can see a bit of the result. The picture above my eye just after applying the LeSmoky eyeliner. As you can see the smudging didn’t go perfect but not bad either. In the corner of my eye it went great but the line was somewhat harder to smudge out. In the picture below you can see the difference. One eye totally ready, including Mascara from Sephora (LOVE IT!) and one eye naked except for some highlighting powder.
Must say I was happy with the result but I am curious if the eyeliner will work better without the highlight powder underneath. Will try that later.
In short the pro’s and cons:
Great concentration of black
Stays on for long
Doesn’t smudge to places you don’t want to
Smudging doesn’t work perfectly
Pencil somewhat larger
Overall I just love the pencil, not much to complain about it!
What do you think of this make-up item? And what do you think of my first beauty review?
Let me know!