A Short (Not Really) Review of Stila's Kajal Eye Liner in Topaz
Hello! This post, which you probably could have guessed from the title, will be a review of Stila's Kajal Eye Liner in Topaz - a very popular product from the brand. I waited months for it to come back in stock on Sephora, which is where I purchased it quite a while ago for $24CA.
I've wanted this liner for years to use on my lower waterline. A lot of people use a white pencil, but I find that white looks much too harsh and unnatural looking on me and my skin-tone. A peachy eyeliner has always been the other way to go if you didn't like the look of white pencil, but still wanted that bright, fresh, and awake look. And this color definitely looks and works better for me then any white pencil.
Topaz is described as an apricot nude, but I think that it's more of a peach nude then apricot. When it comes to this kind of color of liner, I think Topaz is the first lots of people think of. Honestly, I don't know of too many other peachy/nude liners.. I know Tarte has one, but I seriously can't think of any others ha ha. Anyway, packaging is simple - it's just a standard pencil liner. I like that you can see the color of the liner on the end, though. I also like the designs on it.
Stila's Kajal Eye Liners are "richly hued pencils" that "are formulated to mimic the ultra-soft texture of the Indian eye darkener of the same name. The luscious formula glides on perfectly, without dragging across the fragile skin of the eye area. Delivers bold, clear, true color that easily blends and beautifies."
This pencil definitely deserves its popularity because it's awesome. It's awesomeness in a pencil! Like I said, I wanted a peach liner to use on my waterline instead of white and it's perfect for that. It's so creamy and smooth and just glides on. The color is also opaque in one go! It's true to color, too! And again, it looks so much more natural on the waterline then white.
I'm sure we all struggle with finding something that will actually stay on our waterline. It's a wet area and we're always blinking.. But I think that this liner holds up pretty well!
This was supposed to be a short review, yet I've got myself kind of raving and rambling. What I originally meant for this review to look like was simply this:
Texture is fantastic! Glides on! Opaque! True to color! Good lasting power! Is awesome!
So, yeah.. Did I get across that I think this is awesome yet? If you've been interested in this liner I definitely recommend it. It's a bit pricey, yes, but the quality is there. Oh, and I almost forgot! Here's a swatch:
This is the only picture that came out somewhat decent. In all of the others you couldn't see the swatch at all! It's a bit hard to see since it's quite similar to my skin, so I apologize. I wish I could have gotten a better picture!
So, what do you think? Also, do you prefer using a white or a peachy liner to brighten and open up the eyes? :)
PS. Remember this is a review of this product in the particular shade Topaz and how it does on the waterline. A black and brown shade are offered, but I'm not sure how those perform. Being darker and a kajal pencil I imagine they'd be a bit more messy, and better for smudging and smoking out looks. Topaz is a lovely product that is fantastic for the waterline and brightening the eyes, as I've said above, but Im not sure how the black or brown perform on the waterline since I haven't tried them..!