That might be the longest title for a post I have done yet!
Physicians Formula has some new liners in their Shimmer Strips collection called Kohl Kajal Eyeliner. They come in sets of three and are available for brown, blue, green and hazel eyes.
The set for green eyes stood out to me even though my eyes are dark blue/grey because I am drawn towards green and purple.
This set includes a shimmery green, shimmery purple and black with green shimmer.
As you can see the pencils are short with a really long pointed tip. They do not twist up, there is no more liner than what you actually see. So eventually, once that part is gone, the pencil is used up basically.
These Kohl Kajal liners are meant to be worn in the inner eye rim safely. They are hypoallergenic, dermatologist approved, safe for sensitive eyes, gluten free and safe for contact lens wearers. They also claim to have 100% waterproof wear.
(Taken with flash so you can see shimmer)
When I swatched them on my hand they actually weren’t quite as pigmented or dark as I expected. I always think of kohl liners as extremely soft, dark and saturated. That’s not to say they didn’t have decent payoff, just not what I imagined they would be.
The green is a medium grass green with subtle shimmer.
The purple is a royal purple shimmer. This was the least pigmented one.
The black one is pretty dark and has green shimmer. The tip of mine came broken I discovered, so that was a bummer.
They are prone to cracking and breaking off, so the tip breaking is probably a common issue people will have. There is no way of sharpening them either, so eventually the tip will wear off and you’ll be left with a thicker liner.
As far as wear…not great. I wore the black one and as soon as it went onto my inner eye rim, it irritated my eye. Pretty much 100% of the time if I put anything there with any shimmer whatsoever it gets irritated and this was no exception. It only lasted about 45-60 minutes before wearing off a lot and getting smeary. Not good.
Not sold. I wound up liking the way these looked in the package more than the formula or wear.
Availability: Ulta, Rite Aid, CVS.
Have you seen these yet? Interested or no?