Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Brown” Review & Swatch-
I mentioned in my last kohl review that I had picked up a couple of shades of the Colorbar just smoky eye pencil & that even though I do like the blue pencil, it did not blow my mind in the texture & smoothness factor. This pencil, in the shade “Just Brown” is more or less the same. Read on to know more.
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 Brown”-
The packaging is a normal pencil packaging with a color-coded body, a tight lid & a smudger at the opposite end 🙂 The smudger is a tad too hard & rubbery & I much prefer to use a q-tip or my pinky finger to smudge.
Pigmentation is quite good & 3-4 swipes ensure full color pay-off.
The texture is okay smooth, glides on more or less evenly & can be applied on both upper & lower lids. It did not irritate my sensitive eyes even after staying on my waterline the whole day. This one too, was not smooth or buttery by any means, even less than the blue one 🙁
The shade”Just Brown” is a warm, chocolatey brown with gold shimmer which does not show up on eyes at all. It is a very good everyday color to pair with simply any outfit or occasion. I wish it was richer like the Maybelline Glazed Toffee which is my absolute favorite brown eye pencil.
Lasting power is very good & 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 Brown”:
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 Brown” is a very nice warm chocolate brown with gold flecks.
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 Brown”:
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 Brown”-
My Rating: 3.3/5!
Do I recommend the Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Brown”?
Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil in “Just Brown” is a lovely everyday wear brown eye pencil which has great staying power & simply does not smudge or transfer. That said, I love the Maybelline eye pencils way more which are much richer, smoother, pigmented & half the price! So, no way I will recommend or repurchase.
Review by- Agni