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Revlon Colorstay One-stroke Defining Eyeliner Review
Among the many make-up items, a perfect Jet-black Eyeliner pencil is a must have for majority of us am sure…How much ever we love to play around with coloured liners, the look we can achieve with an intense black eyeliner on eyes is something special. I have always wanted that perfect look which the black eyeliner imparts and thus kept on searching for my HG eye pencil which would be water-proof, long-lasting and at the same time safe for water line. Revlon Colorstay One-stroke Defining Eyeliner in Blackest Black is my latest buy in this category and I would like to share my experience with you all.
What the Product claims:
Revlon Original Technology that prevents Smearing, Smudging and Fading, the new eyeliner pencil glides on as easily on eyes, adding drama and definition to your eyes. The soft core and rich silky coloring Substance makes it extremely easy to apply even on the inner Rim of the eye for a dramatic and stunning look.
Price: Rs 490
My Experience with Revlon Colorstay One-stroke Defining Eyeliner in Blackest Black.
As a result of getting inspired by many superb reviews about this Revlon eyeliner, I finally decided to buy this one, and I was way too optimistic about its quality and that this will not let me down. Got to know from the SA that this was a product which was re-launched due to overwhelming consumer demand and I was not surprised that the company hiked the price just for this reason. This seems to be a common marketing technique by most brands- hot selling products disappear from the market for sometime and its demand shoots up, one fine day the company will re-launch it without much difference in quality/looks but definitely with a hike in price!! Apart from this eyeliner, the Revlon Colorstay range also has a mechanical liner which is for Rs 420 and though I couldn’t find any major difference between both decided to buy the pencil itself.
With just one stroke I applied it on my upper eye lids as well as on water line, waited for sometime to set and was really happy with the finished look of rich, black, well defined eyes. I rubbed my eyes to see if the claim was correct and to my surprise it dint smudge a bit!! I was super excited, paid the bills and left the store. Though there was a slight tingling sensation I dint bother much but after around half an hour my eyes started burning. I realized with a shock that the culprit was some ingredient in most of the water proof eyeliners which makes my sensitive eyes sting, and Revlon was no different. I decided to give a try the next day with the fresh piece but the result was same!!!After that I have never used it on my waterline though I find this ok for lower lash line as well as upper lids.
I will not under-rate this Revlon eyeliner just because it made my eyes sting, can never generalize because this works perfect for many whom I know. But if you have sensitive eyes it is always better to try it out and wait for the whole day and then only decide to buy. This can save money and not regret about the purchase later on.
What I like the most in Revlon Colorstay One-stroke Defining Eyeliner:
- The eye pencil is super soft and creamy.
- Very easy to apply on top or bottom of eyes without any tugging/pulling.
- Color pay off is excellent, just one stroke is more than enough for the perfect black line on eyes.
- Water-proof and Smudge-proof-TRIED & TESTED. Once it is set (which takes approximately 20 sec) you are free of any tensions of bleeding or smudging.
- Very long lasting- stays put whole day long, in fact until I remove it off. Colour does not fade away too.
- Gets removed quite easily with olive oil.
What I dint like in Revlon Colorstay One-stroke Defining Eyeliner:
- I was so disappointed to find that it stings a lot when I apply it on my waterline. Could be because my eyes are too sensitive; even the SA had assured me that this is perfect for water line, but how sad I turned out to be unlucky in this aspect. I have also tried the water proof eye pencil from Maxfactor (the mechanical one) and faced the same issue and thus reached the conclusion that water proof liners have some ingredient which is not suitable for my sensitive eyes.
- The pencils are so soft and creamy that the tip becomes blunt very soon. Once you finish lining both the eyes, the tip becomes so blunt that next time if you want a not so thick line then you must sharpen it. Thus it is necessary to sharpen it often and if you are going to use it daily you will finish it off pretty fast.
- Chances of tip breaking because of its super creamy texture.
- I found the price quite high compared to other drug store brands.- I really wouldn’t have bothered too much about the price it if it dint sting my eyes☹
With this experience somehow I have convinced myself to put an end to my search for that perfect water-proof eye pencil which is safe to be used on water line. Am trying to be happy with my kajal and kohl which doesn’t irritate my eyes, though I might need touch-ups in between. After all eyes are precious and something which irritates eyes is a clear indication that it is not safe and hence it is risky to keep on experimenting, so better stay away from such products.