Don’t Khol Me Crazy About This New Eye Pencil from Guerlain

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

I love a good taupe liner. They’re a subtle, yet still different enough, alternative to basic black and brown, and that’s why I thought I’d fall for Guerlain’s new Eye Pencil in Khol Me Jungle ($30), one of three new shades for fall (there’s also one in navy and one in ebony). Not just because it’s a delicious taupe — a dark grayish brown — but also because of its totally awesome name.

Khol Me Jungle? Seriously, isn’t that great? :)



Unfortunately for my taupe-lovin’ self, during application, it tugs at my skin a little, and the tip feels uncomfortably hard. It also doesn’t like to hang out long on my water line and fades away after about two hours. It manages to last about four on my lash line, but even there, it doesn’t last quite as long as I’d like.

Yes, I think the color’s versatile and gorgeous, but $30 is a lot. Considering Guerlain’s new kick-ass lipsticks, I expected a little more.

PRICE: $30
AVAILABILITY: Coming this August to Guerlain counters
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

12 Comments

Like this post? Tell your friends!

So far, 12 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Heidi says:

    I wish these high-end companies would understand that if they want us to pay a small fortune for their products, they’ve got to get the quality under control! They name is awesome, though! : )

    • Mary says:

      I’m with you on this! It’s silly how they jack up the price, but not the quality. $30 for an eye pencil is quite a lot, and customers would expect the pencil to be amazing.

      There are so many cheaper alternatives that still work great, so it doesn’t make sense to justify a $30 splurge for a below-average pencil.
      Mary recently posted … Nail Art Tutorial: The Grapes of Wrath Nails

  2. Vijaya says:

    Thanks for the honest review. <3 You're awesome Karen!
    Vijaya recently posted … Disney Inspired Look: Flounder

  3. Sonya says:

    That’s a lovely, delicate color. Too bad the quality doesn’t live up to the fairly expensive price tag!
    Sonya recently posted … Revlon Scented Nail Enamel – ALL (well, almost..) Swatches

  4. Crystal says:

    Oh no it tugs at your skin, thats awful! The name is fantastic though!

  5. Alex says:

    Awe boo I hoped this would be more pigmented. Maybe it’s just this color?

    Anyways I LOVE that you’re covering Guerlain now. It’s my favorite brand.
    Alex recently posted … All The Crazy Shit I Did Last Night, Those Will Be The Best Memories

  6. Sarahc says:

    Yikes! That’s way, way too expensive for subpar performance.

  7. Honor says:

    Too bad, this does not deliver . Which other Taupe liner would you suggest?

  8. Kim says:

    Oh, that’s too bad! Definite fail on hardness and tugging. Bummer!

  9. Nina says:

    ohnoes. i dont like hard pencils! the color is so lovely though!

  10. Nancy says:

    Too bad that pencil doesn’t last. That is the exact color I’m always looking for. Clinique has a smokey brown and a brownish black that at least stay put. They are a bit hard though. If anyone has a suggestion for a smokey brownish pencil that works please let me know.

  11. Gauri says:

    Wow..I like the shade though. :D
    Gauri recently posted … Nivedita’s 200 Followers Giveaway

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge

css.php