Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hot N' Kohl

Don't you love my terrible cliche post titles? I'm like the cheesiest person ever.

Here's the thing.

I really wanted to like the L'Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner. Like, for realz, I wanted to like it.

The shadow itself was a great intense navy blue with shimmer and I was having all kinds of fantasies about my smoky eyes and whatnot. The applicator was interesting, basically a conical stick to which the loose powder sticks and then you apply it to your eyelids.


Let's just say it was a big FAIL.

Normally, when I go out with my husband, I'm given maybe ten minutes to apply makeup and if I start futzing around with a new product, let's just say the questions never end.

Men seem generally confused by makeup. Why is that? Every woman uses it. There are ads everywhere. Yet they still seem baffled by the fact that you have to put it on every day and take it off every night.

Anyways, I was going out with a girlfriend and decided it was the perfect time to try this out.

Let's just say it's a good thing I started early, because I got so much blue eyeshadow on my face it looked like I went 10 rounds with Mike Tyson.

I actually had to wash my face and try again.

Eventually, I managed to get a nice smoky eye, but it involved many Q-tips, eye makeup remover, and a reapplication of blush. And I'm still not sure people didn't think I was secretly involved in a fight club.

So, bottom line?

Not worth the hassle. Although, being a suspected fight clubber is pretty badass.

Unless there is a secret to kohl liner that I was never taught in my school of beauty hard knocks.

Plus, don't even get me started on how confused my husband was when he saw blue sparkly powder all over the bathroom sink.


Kate B said...

Kohl eyeliner is typically applied by placing the wand on your inner eyelid, closing your eye, and drawing the wand out through your lashes, smooshing the kolh into your lashline really well. Was that how you were applying it? I've tried HIP's kohl liner and had some luck with that method of application. Although it did still produce some fall out, it was pretty minor.

Erin said...

Yeah, I 2nd Kate B. This eyeliner is similar to the middle eastern style kohl liners where you draw the wand out. This way you get liner on both the top and bottom waterlines. Another method is to try pressing the wand on the lower lashline, closing the eye, and repeating along the lashline. Less fallout that way. Hope that helps!

Apocalypstick said...

Hi CHB! I don't mean to spam you with a link to my own blog (please do delete this if you find it problematic) but I couldn't find a regular email address for you on your site. Here is a post I did a while back on the Hip kohls, with links inside to a post on the Guerlain kohls, which are muchmuchmuch better that the Loreal:

Don't give up on kohls! They are awesome and perfect on hot Washington days...

Fit Gizmos said...

I love the Kohl looks cool. not sure how well it works though.

airbrush makeup said...

An eyeliner that will make your eyes look so stunningand beautiful!

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