As a contact lens user, I struggled for years with using eyeliner on my waterline. It used to make my eyes feel dry, sore and just generally uncomfortable all day so I just used to avoid using it, for fear of becoming a red-eyed mess for a day afterwards.
Recently, I have been dipping my toe back into pencil and kohl liner and Laura Mercier Eye Kohl is one that I have been enjoying using a lot. Laura Mercier’s packaging is very simple and chic and I much prefer this to overly cutesy, retro packaging (cough, Benefit!). Saying that, if a product is well made and performs well, I will generally buy it regardless of its packaging!
So what about the liner itself? The shade, Stormy Grey, came as as part of a gift set I procured from Space NK and is a deep, dark grey. The pencil is very soft, as is usual with a kohl, (I hate pencils which feel like they are scratching away at your skin) and colour payoff is superb with an opaque line in one pass.
I find this very easy to pop on first thing and find that it has been lasting throughout an entire working day. It does tend to fade a little after about 6 hours but I was amazed that it didn’t slide around or migrate to my under eye area.
This was my first foray into Laura Mercier Eye Kohl but it won’t be my last. Long-lasting and kind to sensitive eyes, this was a winner for me and I’m certainly going to be looking at more of the shades in the range
Price - £15.50
Where to Buy - John Lewis (currently out of stock but it is a permanent product so it should be restocked shortly)