Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Denim” Review & Swatch-
Before coming from India, I stocked up on a few essentials which I was not sure of finding here in UK easily & among them were a blue & a brown kohl pencil 🙂 Having previously loved Colorbr I-glide pencils for their rich pigmentation & texture, I wanted to try their popular just smoky pencils this time. The blue one I will review today is aptly called “Just Denim”.
What Colorbar Says-
Do you want that mysterious, sexy, smokey eye that everyone is talking about on Instagram, the one that you have zero idea how to accomplish Meet your newest BFF, Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal, with its built in smudger. High-pigment color with every blend, for every time you want to turn up the drama.
- A pencil kajal with high-pigment matte color that lasts upto 12 hours
- Built-in smudger allows you to play with the intensity of your look
- Has a soft, velvety texture that glides smoothly onto your lids
- Boasts of a waterproof, smudge-proof, and transfer-resistant formula
- Formulated in Germany
- Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested
- Free of paraben, mineral oils and formaldehydes
- This product is vegetarian
- Colorbar is a cruelty-free brand
Iron Oxides, Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Silica, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Polybutene, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl, Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isoceteth-10
Price: 675/- INR for 1.2 gm.
My take on the Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Denim”-
The packaging is the usual pencil packaging with a color-coded body, a tight lid & a smudger at the opposite end 🙂 The smudger however, is a tad too hard & rubbery for me & I much prefer to use a q-tip or my Lakme kohl pencil smudger to smudge it out.
Pigmentation is good & swipes ensure saturated color pay-off 🙂
The texture is soft & smooth, glides on evenly without dragging & makes application easy both on upper lids or lower lash line 🙂 It did not irritate my sensitive eyes even after staying on my waterline the whole day. It was not buttery by any means like the i-glide pencils I used to have & that was a little disappointing 😐
The shade name “Just Denim” is very apt as it is a lovely denim blue, just the type of blue I prefer since it looks great for any day anytime & looks great on any complexion & skintone. It is not a rich matte navy though & has some blue shimmer which does not show up on eyes.
Lasting power is great & this lasted on my eyes for 6+ hours till I returned home & had to remove it with an oil-based remover. It is also waterproof & does not transfer to my lids.
Pros of the Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Denim”:
1> User & travel friendly packaging with smudger at one end & kohl at the other.
2> Good pigmentation & smooth texture- easy to apply without dragging.
3> The shade “Just Denim” is a lovely denim blue which looks great on any skintone.
4> The staying power is great & lasts 6 hours+ on my eyes 🙂
5> Does not irritate my eyes.
6> Does not smudge/budge at all!
Cons of the Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Denim”:
Not as smooth or buttery as I had hoped it would be.
Quite pricey considering that Colorbar is a drugstore brand after all.
Swatch of the Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Denim”-
My Rating: 3.5/5!
Do I recommend the Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Denim”?
Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Denim” is a nice denim blue long-lasting eye pencil which can be smudged out & used both on upper & lower lids as a liner or as a kohl 🙂 However, the texture & not-so-rich shade was a little disppointing for the price & I would not recommend it really. I would rather buy Maybelline any day!
Review by- Agni