How have you been? When Mily reviewed the black shade from this range a few days back, I was literally sold. I had tried a lot of colored eyeliners till date, but none of them was comfortable for me to wear on the waterline and lower lash line. I read her review and immediately told one of my friends to bring these from Mumbai as she was coming here for my brother’s marriage. I was so excited about these liners that I have used them on every ceremony of the marriage. 😛 I swear to God these are indeed amazing. Thanks Mily 🙂
My Experience with Kryolan Ikonic Gel Eyeliner Pencil – Olive Shimmer:
I had read about Kryolan first time on IMBB itself. I never thought this brand would give me just the apt liners I always wanted. Later on I realized, the makeup professional at Headmasters, from where I got my makeup done for the marriage ceremony, used Kryolan and MAC products only. So, I thought they ought to be good.
About the texture, I would say they glide as smooth as Colorbar I-Glide eye pencil or Revlon Colorstay One Stroke Definer Eyeliner, which costs INR 400 and 550 respectively (I have shades from both).
Even for the waterline, they work amazingly. I had a habit of swiping my kohl for 3-4 times in a to and fro motion to get the right pigmentation, but with this, I do not need to swipe more than twice. These do not sting at all on the waterline and that is why I love them more than Colorbar and Revlon. For upper lash line, I just swipe it once and I am done.
This shade is amazing and unique. This kind of shade you get only in high-end brands. This is one awesome shade your friends will not be having and they will definitely be asking you about it. So, you will be feeling proud to own it. 😛 the name of the shade says – Olive Shimmer, but the shimmer is very subtle and is evident only when you examine closely. The golden shimmer in it looks like powder eyeshadow on application. I can use this shade for eye makeup as well, like on the lid.
Staying power is very impressive too. It stays on like hours. You can compare it to the staying power of Maybelline gel eyeliners. Yes, I am not kidding. They do not smudge at all.
I love these pencils to the core and after having read all this, go back and read the price again. I am sure you will be shocked. I love almost every shade from this range. The only complaint I have is that they do not have any shade of green except this olive which is not a true green I would say, but I love love love these liners and I will bug my friend again to send me more shades from the range.
Pros of Kryolan Ikonic Gel Eyeliner Pencil – Olive Shimmer:
- Unique amazing shade.
- Texture is ultra-smooth.
- Color-pigmentation is really impressive.
- Does not sting on the waterline.
- Staying power is amazing too. I cannot tell the staying power in hours because as long as I have wished to keep them; they stayed and went off my lids only when I used a make-up remover.
- Dirt cheap.
Cons of Kryolan Ikonic Gel Eyeliner Pencil – Olive Shimmer:
- Availability is an issue. I always have to bug my darling friend Neetu. 😛
- Pencil liners get wasted while sharpening and my heart cries because they are so good that I do not want to waste them at all.
- No ingredients mentioned.
- In summers, you will have to keep them in a cool place or else the tip will break off on application.
Having said all the cons, I would still give them a 5/5.
Do I still need to write the recommendation quote? Call any of your friend in Mumbai/Delhi and get them soon.