I went to the mall to get a bottle of my HG foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation. I ended up checking out different brand counters and found some amazing stuff at Chambor. I swatched their new kohls and was head-over-heels in love immediately. Today’s review will be about Chambor Extreme Eyes Long Wear Kohl in the shade “Sparkling Olive.”
This richly pigmented pencil glides on smoothly to create a sensual eye look and deliver intense definition for hours. In an instant, eyes are perfectly lined, defined and contoured for a smoldering effect that’s absolutely irresistible. It is waterproof and smudge proof and can be used on the waterline.
My Experience with Chambor Extreme Eyes Long Wear Kohl Sparkling Olive:
The packaging is more or less similar to the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil. The kohl comes in a sleek pencil form with a color-coded body. Instead of a transparent cap, it has a shiny silver metallic cap which is sturdier than plastic cap. The product comes in a cardboard packaging which houses product details, ingredients etc. The pencil is very travel friendly.
Starting with the color, it’s a gorgeous olive shade with shimmer; however, the shimmer particles are not chunky and do not look over the top. The shade reflects differently under various lighting conditions, so sometimes it may appear dark, almost blackish and sometimes shows a golden-green color. I really find the color unique as it is a wearable color, yet you can easily wear it to weddings with full-blown makeup. The color nearest to this one is Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Crayon in Olive, although this one might just be a tad bit darker.
The texture is creamy. It’s a beautiful, creamy, and smooth eyeliner to work with, especially if you have sensitive eyes which waters with the slightest pressure. It glides easily on my eyes. It’s easy to work with this on the delicate eye area. The pigmentation is good, it delivers the color with 90% opacity in one swipe, but I tend to swipe it twice to get the full olive tone.
This can be used as an all over-the-lid color too, and it looks beautiful both as a liner and eyeshadow. I tend to make thicker lines when using this, as a very thin crisp line doesn’t bring out the beauty of the color. It sets quickly, so you have seconds to smudge it if you wish. Once it sets, it is difficult to remove without a makeup remover. It doesn’t come off just on touching or slight rubbing. I often use it as a liner, smudge it completely to get a glittery color on my lid and then line my eyes again. No eyeshadow needed!
It stays for 7 hours or so on my oily and unprimed lids. The concern is that since it is a glittery color, the glitter particles tend to travel down if you are wearing it in very humid conditions. I generally keep a tissue handy to remove excess oiliness from my under-eye area. It wears well on the lower lash line and waterline too, with no irritation or noticeable smudging. I would definitely suggest using a mattifying powder around the eye area to prevent a “disco ball” type mess. You can remove it with any good makeup remover.
It’s a sharpenable pencil which can be easily sharpened with any eye pencil sharpener and gives a workable tip.
Pros of Chambor Extreme Eyes Long Wear Kohl Sparkling Olive:
- Sleek, color-coded pencil.
- An eyeliner that can be sharpened.
- Gorgeous olive color with minute glitters.
- Creamy liner.
- Can be used on waterline.
- Does not irritate skin.
- Good pigmentation.
- Nice staying power.
- Doesn’t smudge.
- Can be used as liner, kohl and eyeshadow.
Cons of Chambor Extreme Eyes Long Wear Kohl Sparkling Olive:
- Price is steep compared to Maybelline and L’Oreal.
- Glitters may spread.
Would I Recommend Chambor Extreme Eyes Long Wear Kohl Sparkling Olive?
If you are really in love with the color, go for it. Otherwise, Maybelline gel pencils are much more affordable and offer the same quality, but definitely, this range has some shades worth checking out.
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