I don't think I'm the only one who is kind of, sort of bothered by the number of blue eye pencils available on the market. Am I?
I wish brands would come up with a nice nude shade for my waterline or a funky burgundy ( I got one btw, will review it soon! ^_~) An orange maybe! AW YISS! But nope, blues, aquas, and teals everywhere!
I've become jaded by them, no pun intended... Wait jade is a green... Nevermind! -__-
Anyway, the new Colossal Turquoise showed up at my door a couple of weeks ago and I went on a tiny rant in my head about, "Wow another blue, really? I wonder how they thought up of that..." Then I opened the packaging and I swatched it. Then I begrudgingly decided to shut the eff up!
Why? Because this new Colossal Turquoise pencil by Maybelline is GAWJUS!
Let me explain...
Price & Packaging:
Firstly the price is great, I have no problems shelling out Rs.250 for a coloured eye pencil, hell, I'd shell out more if the colour deserved it! The packaging too is lovely, very similar to the original Colossal kajal but has a bunch of blue jazz going on that is quite snazzy! *_*
The pencil itself comes in a twist up form, so no fuss about sharpening but I wouldn't put it in my kit because it would be unhygienic to use on a lot of people without sharpening.
Okay, it's BLUE! I'm done with blue but i just loved this shade! It's obviously a turquoise or aqua shade as is mentioned on the front of the box but it also has a lovely gold sheen and a bit of shimmer that adds a great dimension to the plain ol' blue and also makes it much more flattering on Indian skintones.
Longevity and Texture:
I have a teeny complaint about the texture of the Colossal Turquoise and that is that it is a bit hard and drags a bit. Once it is warmed up, it glides on really well but I ended up breaking a chunk of it off trying to draw on a line without knowing it would be dry. Heating it up on the back of your hand helps greatly though!
The time the pencil lasts on my oil slicked lids is quite impressive! It lasts from anywhere to 4-6 hours in the heat! Which is something I can be satisfied with in my oily, humid conditions!
I did the looks below with the black and Turquoise Colossals...
The shade of the Colossal Turquoise just reminded me that I may have a little space in my heart for a unique blue eye liner, the price is great and it's so easy to use! I may be over blue liners but this is definitely not your average blue liner!
I see this colour becoming quite popular with girls who would love to experiment with their liner! A great shade to have I think!
Have you tried the new Colossal Turquoise Kohl? Love it or hate it? Comment below!
Thanks for reading!
And yeah, I am trying to keep this blog going by posting as much as I can... I wish Blogger had a better app though! I've had to type this post out twice!! *sobs*
The product featured in this post was sent for review but all the opinions are honest and very much my own!