Clarins – Crayon Khol in Intense Blue & Platinum
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Another Clarins make-up review, this time it is the new Crayon Khol pencils in Intense Blue and Platinum*. Both are very subtle colours, I do find that Clarins make-up tends to err on the cautious side with nothing too bright or ‘in your face’.
Both Crayon Khol pencils come in cardboard packaging in the classic Clarins red colour. Each pencil has a lid at each end, one end has the pencil nib the other end has a useful brush that can be used for blending and smudging the pencil colour to create different effects on the eyelid.
Both Intense Blue and Platinum are quite dark colours, and give lovely dense long-lasting coverage.
Intense Blue is almost a navy blue, but is a slightly softer colour than a black pencil.I have been wearing Crayon Khol in Intense Blue on my lower lash line, you can see from the image below that it is a dark colour. It would also look good inside the lower lashline, or on the upper lashline paired with a grey shadow.
I just love the Platinum colour, it’s a lovely subtle dark grey colour and would suit both blue and brown eyes really well. The lighting on the below image isn’t great, but you can see the lovely smokey grey colour well particularly on the flick at the outer eye.
The Crayon Khol pencils are both very long so will last quite a while and they are fairly easy to sharpen. The pencil is lovely and soft, easy to use, and doesn’t drag the skin around the eye (something that is common with harder pencils). I haven’t tried using the brushes yet, but I think a little smudging would look great on the lower lashline towards the outer edge of the eye.
Overall the Platinum colour is my favourite and I think it will go nicely with all sorts of different colours of eyeshadow. I would like to see Clarins do some more brighter ‘in your face’ colours though – perhaps a bright purple or a turquoise.
Crayon Khol is a new range of pencils from Clarins, they are available in 8 colours – all are fairly subtle.
Crayon Khol pencils are priced at £17 each, available from Clarins.
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