The Clarins Spring Collection was probably my favourite Spring collection of any makeup brand, as it really did encapsulate Spring and I particularly loved the beautiful Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors (here) and the Sweet Rose Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour (here). The Garden Escape Collection included two eye products; an eyeshadow palette and an eyeliner; the Clarins Intense Green Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil in the shade Intense Green.
The Clarins Crayon Khôl Liners are unique as one end of the pencil is a natural hair brush which can be used to smudge and blend the pencil out for a softer look. Clarins claim that their pencils are dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, so they’re super gentle for using on the eyes; especially the waterline, and I never experience any watering of my eyes whilst wearing the liner which will be a godsend come Hayfever season.
Intense Green is perhaps a little misleading, as I wouldn’t describe the colour as being an intense green. It’s a softer, wearable forest green which anyone could wear so don’t be intimidated by the name. Green liners are actually my favourite colour to wear after black as they really flatter my green eyes, and this liner is a lovely matte dark green which looks pretty within my waterline or upper lashline.
Due to the Crayon Khôl being an actual pencil, I’d recommend warming up the nib slightly before using it if you have sensitive eyes, as it becomes a little more creamier and gentle on the eyes. I’m a huge fan of the brush on the pencil, and wish more liners came with one as I always blend out my pencil liner anyway and this brush is fantastic as it’s quite dense so I’ve been using it with my other pencils too.
I would definitely like to try some of the other shades from the Clarins Crayon Khôl range, especially Taupe and Platinum, as they look stunning and would be very welcome additions to my eyeliner collection.
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