29 Sep 2013

AVON KOHL in GREEN METALLIC - REVIEW & SWATCH

Hello Ladies, 

I have a special place for colored liners in my heart. I love to use wearable color like dark green, blue etc along with my regular black liner to jazz up the look.


Like so, when I saw this colored “kohl” from Avon in offer, I just could not resist buying it.

Price: Rs. 199/- for 1 g.

I am not able to find the products description. But they are supposed to be used as a Kohl and as a cream eye shadow by smudging. 

Packing: It comes in a super cute non-twist  bullet packing with a transparent cap.  The product is packed in such a way to give grip when we apply them in our eyes. I found the cap to be flimsy.


Color: Military green with subtle gold shimmer.

Texture & Pigmentation: The texture of the product is creamy-waxy. The reason why I mention the word waxy is, though it glides over the skin with minimal effort, the color pay-off is not impressive. This is a gorgeous military green. But when swatched, it comes off as light dirty green with unimpressive golden sheen to it. The golden sheen actually adds to the dirty factor.


Fragrance & Staying power: Again it has a waxy fragrance and not the traditional Kohl type. It is little artificial but not intense enough to be noticed during normal course of use. It has very bad staying power. It creases, comes off, and is not smudge resistant.

As an eye shadow base: This is the where, this kohl makes me smile. It serves as a great eye shadow base. I got a dark green eye shadow from Inglot and this serves as an excellent base. It increases the color pay off of the eye shadow and fortunately does not crease.

Swatch:
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Indoors:


Pro’s:
  1. Cute packing.
  2. Does not irritate eyes.
  3. No tugging and it is non-drying.
  4. Great eye-shadow base.

Con’s:
  1. Flimsy cap.
  2. No decent color pay off.
  3. Waxy texture.
  4. Poor staying power.
  5. Not Smudge resistant.
  6. Pricey for the quality.


Maniac’s Rating: 2/5.

One cannot expect staying power and smudge resistance from “kohl” but then this product turned out to be a total fail for me. I won’t repurchase and will not recommend this. Though this is mostly in some offer or the other, I am not sure if it is worth even the discounted price.


Hope you girls found the review useful.

Love,
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35 comments:

  1. Very nicely reviewed Raji! And the new Blog look is amazzing... :)

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    1. thank u dear. i guess i have finally settled onto a blog template.

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  2. Same pinch I have the same green color kohl but I really like it, sad you didn't like it that much :( #BSP

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    1. is tat so? i guess am unlucky :( thanks for commenting dear

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  3. wow...its so affordable...
    and i cant resist green in anything :p
    #bsp

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  4. Shade looks nice, bad luck that it's not impressive in quality:-(

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    1. actually am nt fond of this shade too nisha :(

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  5. Such a dud :P But the color is gorgeous !

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  6. I have a similar shade from ELF though slightly darker - love to use it even to work :D
    #BSP

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    1. that's is wat i need shilpa. a teeny weeny bit darker. :D

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  7. The iamges have to be resized to fit the blog's content area. #BSP

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    1. ?? it is well within the content area for me. :)

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    1. thank u dear :) i personally prefer a lil darker one

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  9. An honest review :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love it, MAC Sumptuous Olive eyeshaow looks quite similar!

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    1. is it so?? thanks for the info. i ll keep it for that reason lol

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  11. I havent tried colored kohl's.. but this doesnt look good too..!! :(
    will skip this one!! :)

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    1. i would have loved if it was a lil more intense :)

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  13. Nice review!! Very detailed, love that. But I'm with you, not in love with this color. It reminds me of a color my mom wore 30 years ago. #BSP

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    1. Hi Dionne. :) thanks for commenting.. :D

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  14. I loved d color but this doesn't seem to nail intent of a kohl. Thx fr review

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    1. my thoughts dear. it s not intense enough for a kohl

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    1. Hi Charu.. thanks for commenting. glad u liked my review

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  16. Looks like a nice colour but too bad.. check out the kohl pencils from Rimmel Scandaleyes they are lovely.. shimmering and long lasting.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.. we got so many giveaways going on please do take part.

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    1. wow thanks for the tips dear.. will check them out this weekend..

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  17. wow pretty color. sad to know it doesnt meet expectations :(

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