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Eyes are considered the window to our soul and they are amongst the 1st things that catch anyone’s attention. I love using eyeliners and kajals. They are among the must-haves for me before leaving my house. They highlight the eyes and make us look refreshed. Whenever I step outside without kajal, people ask if I am okay or whether I am sick. Now you know about the intensity with which I use kajal. Eyeliners are of the same importance. As the wedding season is here and I love shopping, I was in the market looking for a great eyeliner to try (I prefer brush liner, be it gel or liquid). I saw this beautiful little pot of magic, which is a very new launch, and I knew I had to get this one!
INR 850 for 2.5 gms
A technically advanced waterproof, smudge proof gel eyeliner that stays all day long . This creamy formula is smooth-gliding and long lasting, giving lines of pure, shiny and intensely pigmented color. Easy to apply and dries quickly after application, adhering to the skin without smudging or crumbling. Comes with an exceptional brush for outlining the outer eye contour and creating a clean line with adjustable thickness. Can also be used on the waterline.
Step 1: Use the brush inside the pack and pick just the right amount of the gel color from the pot.
Step 2: Wipe off any excess on a tissue
Step 3 Using small strokes, glide the brush across the lash line from inner to outer eye corner.
My Experience with Colorbar 001 Pure Black All-Day Waterproof Gel Eyeliner:
I love using gel liners for their finish and durability. The shade of the liner is pure black. The liner came in a big shiny signature box of Colorbar. The liner comes with a brush and the brush doesn’t have a cap. The liner has a matte finish and is smudge proof and waterproof. While looking at the liner on the counter, to show how smudge-free the liner is, the lady put some cleanser on my hand and rubbed it and believe me the liner didn’t even fade a little bit. I tried the same thing again at home and it didn’t fade (yayy!!).
It stays on for a long time, so don’t worry about it getting smudged. To remove the liner from my eyes I used an oil-based cleanser. But you can always use an oil first to remove everything and then wash the face with a good face-wash if you don’t have an oil-based makeup remover. Although a brush came along with the liner, I prefer using my own brush which I use for gel liners. The brush that came along is a nice rounded one which can be used for both thick and thin strokes.
It has a metallic grip and the bristles are very soft and can it be easily used on sensitive skin. I prefer washing my brushes after each use to keep them soft. As for the shade of the liner, it is a good shade of black which can be worn for any occasion. The shade is close to the kohl shade of a kohl kajal and the matt finish gives it a great appearance. The black shade is not a sparkling one hence, it is perfect for formal outfits too.
I even used a bit of the remaining liner on the brush to tightline and on my waterline as well. Hence it can be used in place of kajal as well (win-win). The only problem I had with this liner is that it dried up real quick (ouch). I was disappointed because it is highly priced and then this happened. Although I had a solution for the dried up gel liner – I mixed a drop of almond oil and it was all well again.
It is a good liner (while ignoring the fact that it dried up quickly as this problem can be tackled easily) and gives a great finish. So if you are an eyeliner lover like me and are not on budget, go for it. It is durable and a small pot can be used for a long time. It can be used as a kajal as well.
Prod of Colorbar 001 Pure Black All-Day Waterproof Gel Eyeliner:
• Good shade of black
• Stays on for long
• Smudge proof
• Matte finish
• Can be used as a kajal
Cons of Colorbar 001 Pure Black All-Day Waterproof Gel Eyeliner:
• Brush doesn’t have a cap
• Dries up quickly
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