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      13.02.2012 10:24
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      Expensive, but good quality

      I'm an absolute sucker for all lotions, potions, perfumes and make-up, and as such have a absolutely vast amount of all of the above. My husband thinks I'm a bit crazy, but hey he's not a girl!
      I have bought and tried many different eye liners over the years, and I normally have a few that I always go back to, the Guerlain eye liner being one of these.

      I currently have two of these on the go, one in black, and one in jungle - which is a grey colour. They are £16.00 each at John Lewis. I use the black mainly at night, I use the grey during the day as it is a softer more suitable for the daytime colour.

      This is just an eye liner pencil, nothing extra. I think that for the price they could have put a soft pad on the opposite end of the eye liner pencil to blur your line of eye liner with. It's not a problem as I have lots of make up brushes anyway, but as I say for the price I think it should have been added.

      These eye liners are brilliant, they work really well at either drawing sharp eye liner pencil lines, or at giving a blurred and blended line as a kohl pencil. They have a really soft and rich texture, they glide very easily over your eyelids, and they do not drag the delicate skin on your eyelids at all.
      They seem to be very highly pigmented, as the colour is really bold and striking. They last really well all day or all night, and do not fade or start to run at all.
      I find it easy to remove these eye liners with just a gentle sweep of eye make up remover, I find that the eye liner doesn't come off completely if you just use a cleanser.

      All in all I find these to be really good quality, yes they are expensive, but I think that the ease of use, the soft kind to your eyes texture, and the staying power definately make these worth the money. I will continue to purchase these.

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      03.12.2011 20:37
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      An effective pencil eyeliner

      This pencil eyeliner by Guerlain is one of the best I have used in my personal and professional life. I personally use the Kohl Me Blue shade but have several of my ladies who use the black and brown shades, all have been super and not only allow me to create well defined eye make up and also a smoky effect when using the black.

      The pencil is very creamy and that makes it easy to build up layers of colour, as with any other pencil eyeliner you will get a more precise line when your pencil is well sharpened and the colour goes on true to how it looks on the pencil itself. The blue is almost navy but slightly brighter, it doesn't leave you with an 80s bright blue look but there is enough pigment to make sure it looks a definite blue rather than an off black.

      The long thin pencil is easily controlled and this makes it straightforward to get a straight and even line, it's best with this one to start off with a thin line and build it up to make it thicker as that way any mistakes can be rectified easier.

      The eyeliner lasts well with no flaking and it doesn't fade much either even when worn on a big night out, it is easily removed using any eye make up remover and although it's quite a heavy eyeliner it wipes away instantly using my preferred Dermalogica eye make up remover.  A good quality pencil is supplied with the eyeliner, this makes the £15 cost slightly more bearable as a good sharpener bought alone will cost £3.

      5 Dooyoo Stars.

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      09.11.2011 18:54
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      A nice product that is a little over priced

      ~A high price to pay for creating that glamorous eyes look!~
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      Having tried a number of eye liner products I have found that very often brand stature and price alone are not always a deciding factor as to whether a product does what it should when you want it to, which I feel is the case with the reduced price Guerlain Eye Liner Pencil that I purchased. I feel after having had experience of both using and wearing the product on my skin, that although I was happy enough with my bargain buy at the price I paid, had I paid the full retail price for the liner pencil, then I would have felt a little less happy with my purchase.

      The full cost of a Guerlain liner pencil can be as much as £16 which or course means you are paying way over the normal mid range price for a similar product. When I bought my liner pencil it was half price, making it a much more attractive buy at the time, that I felt put it's sale price more in line with the kind of money you might expect to pay for a wide range of well known high street branded products that perhaps don't have the cache that couture branded products do.


      ~Using the product~
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      In use the liner pencil has a fairly creamy texture to it that works quite well when applied to the eye line, with a nice even layer being easy to achieve with a little practice. The lighter the touch used, the lighter the layer that is left, which I found produced less claggy and heavy the effects when using the product on the skin around the eye area. The shade I bought was a modern smokey blue grey which I hoped would look good with a light smokey eye effect make up and in use this did produce some pleasing results at times. There is a bonus in that you get an eye liner pencil sharpener with the pencil which works as it should and is simple enough to use and keep clean between uses.

      I found that the liner pencil was easy to sharpen up when wanting to create a sleeker smoother detailed look, yet it could still be used when slightly more blunt at the tip (between sharpening times so as not to waste too much) to create softer smudged look, without loosing too much colour and depth. When using the liner pencil this way I didn't find that there was any dragging or heavy pressure required on the skin that was needed to allow enough colour to be placed where it was directed.

      When choosing the shade of the product I have to admit that I was rather led by the cut price, as it seemed like a good buy when compared to similar a full priced product in another similar colour way. I feel that the colour I picked was a useful one for certain make up looks, which may not be to everyones tastes, although there are of course a number of other shades to choose from should you prefer another shade or want to create a more dramatic/ more subtle look.

      ~Summary and rating~
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      Over all I found this to be a fairly good product which I feel is expensive at full price. At the reduced price I paid I was happy enough with the product and would buy from the range again at a similar cost. As far as staying times on the skin of the eye area goes, I found that this quite often depended on how thickly I applied the product, as well as which other eye products/ shadows etc that I used alongside it in order to create the final look. The liner pencil is presented in a fairly basic way which is perhaps to be expected with this type of make up product, although for the label conscious buyer there was still the Guerlain branded detailing to be clearly seen.

      I don't feel that the high price of the product was all that justified although as mentioned there was a sharpener included which was a bonus. The product did work well enough and produced some pleasing effects but at almost £16 for the full priced product I feel you are paying over the odds for it which is why I am going to give it a 3 star product rating at full price and 4 stars should you be lucky enough to be able to buy at a reduced price, which makes the pencil much better value.

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        06.11.2011 10:04
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        a worthy eye pencil

        Guerlain is a French Fashion House.

        *Eye Liner*

        Guerlain offer eye liners in both liquid and pencil form. This review discusses the standard Guerlain Eye Pencil. This eye liner is a kohl pencil which can be used underneath your eye or on the lid to create different effects. Guerlain claim this pencil offers a high pigmentation of 50-70%. It is currently available 3 shades - Jungle, Navy and Ebony.

        Guerlain claim this eye liner can be used to create deep, intensive colour on the eyes and can withstand various weather conditions.

        *Design*

        As you would expect, the kohl liner is presented in the form of a long, sleek pencil. The pencil is black and is topped with a silver, click on lid. There is no smudger present. The pencil should be thrown away after 6months of use.

        *Price*

        The pencil contains 1.7 of kohl colour. Stockist include House of Fraser, Amazon and www.escentual.com. Expect to pay around the £15.00 mark.

        *My Thoughts*

        I like to use a decent eye liner to define my eyes before applying shadow and mascara. Having used very cheap eye liners, I decided they weren't for me and although expensive, I do prefer something from a decent brand. I bought this Guerlain pencil from House of Fraser earlier this year. The design is standard yet looks expensive as far as eye pencils can look. Whilst a smudger isn't a neccesity, it is a nice addition but in this situation, I can use the smudger on my No7 eye pencil should I need to.

        *A Real Eye Opener*

        I have the Ebony shade as I prefer dark, black colours when it comes to eye liners. The pencil is easy to grip and use despite being thin. When I first bought the pencil, the nip was quite sharp so needed to be squashed down a little to avoid poked eyes! The eye pencil is easy to use. I only use eye liner on my water line as I am no good at applying above. I sometimes like to create little flicks if I am going out and this pencil works well for this job.

        The texture of the pencil is creamy and quite rich. The nib glides along my water line without dragging and irritating my sensitive eyes. The colour transfer is immediate and the pencil quickly creates a thick, noticeable line of colour. I would say the colour is stronger than many pencils I have used. It is strong without giving my eyes a goth appearance. The colour swatch is true as the colour is deep and very smooth in appearance on my eyes. Only one coat is needed for a good colouring though this can be added too, to allow for a more sultry appearance. I use one coat for day time and the pencil defines my eyes nicely.

        *Eye Last For Ages*

        The colour stays strong on my water line for most of the day which I find is brilliant. It starts to fade a little after a few hours but not to the point where I need to top it up constantly. At the end of the day, my usual make up remover sweeps the remains of the pencil of my eyes. I can confirm Guerlains claim of this lasting in weather conditions is true. I have had wind and rain blown at me and the eye liner has stayed put which is more than can be said for some of the mascaras I have used alongside it!

        *Conclusion*

        This Guerlain eye pencil does its intended job well and makes my eyes looke defined with colour. Due to the soft consistency of the pencil, it does go blunt quickly and needs sharpened regularly. My pencil has reduced in size by about a third since I bought this. It has been about 5months since I bought this and for hygeine purposes, I will replace it by the end of this month. Better to be safe than sorry!

        Overall, excellent eye pencil which I recommend.

        Thanks for reading x

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          29.08.2011 01:35
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          As i have slowly started to get a taste of Guerlain products i choose to treat myself to the Guerlain eye liner, i got the mascara for christmas but i do like eye liner so to keep in theme with the Guerlain products i choose the eye liner.
          Guerlain eye liner cost £15.00 from John lewis. You can pick this eye liner up from Debenhams, Harrods etc but if you shop online you can get the Guerlain eye liner cheaper from ebay, amazon etc.
          £15 is a little steep for an eye pencil however i think its worth it.

          I normally wear liquid eye liner and had not used an eye liner pencil in years. I had a bit of help choosing my Guerlain eye liner pencil because it comes in a few colours and wasn't really sure which one would suit my eyes best. The staff member tested three of them midnight blue, ivory and bronze. As i have dark brown eyes i went for the bronze colour in the end because i really liked the look it gave.

          The Guerlain eye liner pencil is long and thin like the normal writing pencil, its all black in colour with a bronze coloured lid. I like the fact the lid is bronze as it gives the hint of the true colour of the pencil. On the bottom part of the eye pencil has the Guerlain brand written on it. The bronze is really rich in colour compared to the ivory and midnight blue.

          Guerlain eye liner is easy to apply and goes on smoothly. I love teaming the bronze eye liner with gold, brown or bronze coloured eye shadows i get the desired mysterious look and it suits me along with my skin tone.

          I can apply my eye liner first thing in the morning and it lasts all day until i remove it at night, this is the first eye liner i have ever had that stays on and did not need touched up, for that reason alone i'm delighted with it. Goes on smoothly and you can create different looks too. I have had this eye liner for three months now and only had to sharpen it one so far should last a while then.

          I highly recommend the Guerlain eye liner.

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          15.08.2011 18:03
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          recommended eyeliner that stays put

          I have light auburn hair and very pale eyelashes so my eyes look tired and undefined without eye make-up so for more years than I hate to admit I have always worn mascara and eyeliner. I must have tried most of the eyeliners on the market from the most expensive to the cheaper high street brands but I have to say Guerlain's pencil is my absolute favourite.

          Guerlain make khol and liquid eyeliners but I much prefer the pencils because I feel I have more control and can either opt for an everyday look or play around with it in order to create more effect on special occasions. Although it does not have a brush or smudger at the end it is quick and easy to use and the smoky eye effect is simple to achieve by using an eye make-up brush after applying.

          There are several shades available including ivory, dark brown, midnight blue, and bronze but I have to buy the black because it is a true black and I love it! I normally pay £15 which sounds like a lot but it never ceases to amaze me how long the pencil actually is when I re-buy. I use it every single day, sometimes re-applying it if I am going out, yet it lasts ages -eg the one I am still using I bought after Christmas and I still have a half left.

          I find it easy to use if I want just a subtle line above the eyelids and beneath - it blends well and does not drag the sensitive skin around the eyes. For a more dramatic look it is a simple process of using a little more pressure or giving the liner a second layer. It is also great for using adding definition and I have blunted the end and used it as a khol pencil (although it is intended just to be an eyeliner so please don't try this at home :o)

          The best thing about the liner is that it stays put all day/ evening despite hot or humid weather conditions and, in my experience, does not need touching up or re-applying so I feel confident that it is not going to smudge or 'disappear' and I can forget all about my eyes.

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          - easy to apply yet easy to remove with eye make-up remover
          - long pencil with good sharpener included
          - can achieve different effects with just the one item
          - the colour is intense
          - it does not drag the skin when applying
          - seems expensive but it lasts ages
          - I have quite sensitive eyes but this eyeliner does not cause me any irritation whatsoever
          - recommended!

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            15.08.2011 17:18
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            Super Soft Luxurious Eyeliner

            I treat myself to this last month and so far I love it! I bought mine from Debenhams and paid £15.50 which ofcourse is expensive for an eyeliner so i'd class this as a luxury product. If buying online from Debenhams you have to pay £3 postage so I bought mine in store. It's also available from House of Fraser. The eyeliner has the same appearence physically to most other eyeliners. The pen is thin but has just the right amount of thickness for it to be easy to grasp and glide. There is golden writing on the side of the black pencil which reads Crayon Yeux/Eye Pencil. long pencil has a triangular shape to the body which actually makes it more practical to use as it has less tendency to slip. The overall design is not really great, it definetly doesn't look like a £15 eyeliner but there's nothing really to complain about - it's sleek looking, just nothing fancy.

            As far as I know there are four different colours available: black, bronze noir, midnight blue and ivory. I have the eyeliner in black as I don't wear coloured eyeliner and the ivory eyeliner seemed a little pointless in my opinion but for anyone who has tired looking eyes i'm sure it would work wonders, it could perhaps even act as a foundation stick due to the soft texture. The eyeliner is very highly pigmented - much more so then similar priced eyeliners and i'd say it's in the same league as Benefit Badgal but with the advantage that it's more versatile due to the neat nib which is nice and accurate.

            The pencil is nice and soft and quite creamy in texture - very similar to a kohl eye pencil and it reminds me a little of a gel kohl eyeliner that I own. It is extremely easy to apply and is not unpleasent at all like some eyeliners can be - it does not drag on my waterline at all. It's not so soft that it smudges or breaks apart though, it is just right in consistency. The eyeliner glides on smoothly and evenly, leaving the eyes looking gorgeous. The black is very sharp and gives perfect definition, it looks almost professional because of the amount of pigmentation the product has and how smooth the finish is. It really makes my eyes look bigger and it's such a bold colour and well pigmented that it actually noticeably looks (as well as feels) high quality - i've had a couple of friends comment that they liked my eyeliner when I was wearing this. It has a very silky, smooth look to it and it doesn't blob up/gather in the corners of my eyes at all even after 8 hours plus of wear.

            As I said before the eyeliner's nib is very neat, it's accurate and creates a thin, even line which is buildable - it does not become sticky and blobby if layered. It's also ideal for the flicky out look I like to do when I go out. It's easy to create a subtle smokey eye look with this too but it doesn't smudge very much at all so if you're after major panda eyes then i'd stick with whatever eyeliner you currently use. Sharpening the eyeliner can be achieved easily with an eyeliner sharpener (do not use a normal pencil sharpener). I have had mine for a month and I have sharpened it 2-3 times which is no where near as much as I sharpen my other eyeliners so obviously it lasts better.

            I have sensetive eyes/skin and have had issues with eyeliners in the past irriating my waterline and therefor running/smuding. This is very gentle and I am fine with it, the product itself is soft as I said before and it is not perfumed like some eyeliners are. It is a gentle, easy to use eyeliner. The eyeliner lasts the whole day - the staying power is brilliant. I've even left mine on overnight more then once and when I woke up it hadn't smudged at all which is pretty amazing. The pigmentation does not fade or wear away. Removing the eyeliner is easy and takes me around 1-2 makeup wipes (I layer mine quite alot though).

            The only downside is that the eyeliner does not come with a smudge brush, however they are cheap to buy seperately. Overall this is a really good eyeliner that looks and feels great, is easy to apply and lasts all day without smudging. As far as I am aware is not a waterproof eyeliner, however I do not feel that this effects the quality of it and i've worn it on rainy days before and haven't had any issues with it running or smudging. 4/5 - i'd of given it 5/5 if it wasn't for the price and the fact it doesn't come with a smudge brush on the end.

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              06.03.2011 15:35
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              A long lasting rich eye liner

              I had the Guerlain Divinora Eye Liner pencil bought me as part of a birthday present in the black shade, although it is available in black, dark brown, midnight blue, ivory and bronze noir. I have to say that I really like this eye liner and will go on to explain why.

              The black is a lovely sharp colour and gives you perfect definition to your eyes. The pencil is easy to apply and has a quite creamy texture, it doesn't drag across your socket line unlike others I have used. I usually wear it everyday as the colour is intense and doesn't smudge off. Having said that, it isn't waterproof but it does last on nights out and having been caught out in torrential rain, it hasn't streamed down my face.

              The positive being that it is long lasting means that it is also difficult to remove, you really need a good eye make up remover and to scrub at it, however you do know that it isn't going to run or smudge.

              I know mine was bought from a Guerlain counter for just under £20 but having a bit of a nosy online I have found it currently on offer at Debenhams for £13.95 and I am just about to buy the bronze noir colour.

              It does seem painfully expensive at first but if you think how much you will use the pencil and how long it will last you then it works out as good value for money.

              I would definitely recommend this eye liner to everyone, it is a great texture and creates a good luck. Although it may be a tad expensiver, the quality can really be ssen.

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              28.09.2010 20:15
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              Good produict, recommended.

              This Guerlain Eye Liner is not cheap at £20 a time however it is worth the extra cost as it is a really good eye liner with some solid colour and it lasts for as long as you need it to once it is applied and while it can be a bit of a chore to remove it at least you know you are wearing an eye liner that will not run on you.

              It is a pencil eye liner, I have both the ivory and the bronze noir colour, the bronze noir is probably my favourite, there is also a blue colour as well but I'm not a big fan of blue eye liner.

              The noir is a lovely deep shade of colour and after applying this product you can really appreciate the extra quality your money is buying. There is a richness to the colour and it has excellent long lasting qualities as well where it retains both its depth of colour and consistency. It is not waterproof so I would not wear it if I was doing heavy exercise but it copes fine with a nights clubbing and also once when I got out in a down pour and had no unmbrella or hat and I got soaked.

              It has a nice soft texture to it and is easy to apply. I would certainly recommedn this product even if the price is rather painful but for me the quality of the end product and look justifies the extra expense.

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              10.09.2010 13:42
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              4 out of 5 stars

              Guerlain Eye Liner


              Of all the eye makeup that I wear mascara and an eye liner are parts of my daily eye wear staples. I have owned and do own quite a few different types of eye liners, from liquid to pencil in a range of various colours. I have my favourites among those and this Guerlain eye liner pencil is right up there with those.


              This Guerlain eye pencil is available to buy in three different colours; bronze noir, midnight blue and ivory. These eye liners in comparison to other cheaper brands have higher pigment content. Personally I own the midnight blue and it is a deep rich colour that looks dark but still with a noticeable blue shade to it. It is the only blue eye liner that I own, as I usually prefer to stick with black. However, this blue doesn't look cheap or more importantly as someone in their late twenties the colour doesn't look too young because of its darkness.


              The staying power of this eye liner is fantastic. In fact, this is the main reason that this is my favourite eye liner. When you apply this it will stay put, it has lived up to the Scottish weather and still stayed where it was meant to and not spread all over my eyes. I'm not saying that this is a waterproof eye liner because it isn't, but it will keep you looking great in those windy, cold and damp days. I have also worn and taken this on holiday with me and I never noticed it melting in the heat. Overall, this is a great eye liner that when applied in the morning will still look nice by the evening.


              The eye liner has a soft texture similar to what you would expect from a kohl pencil, the eye liner glides on smoothly and evenly while providing a rich colour. It is easy to use this eye liner to create a soft smudged or messier look, or it can be just as easily used to give a sharper more precise defined line.


              Guerlain are a luxury brand of makeup products and they deliver great quality items, but unfortunately that comes with a heavy price tag. This eye pencil typically retails for around £13.50. Although this is a pricey eye liner pencil it does last for quite a while, I have had mine for about eight months now and I still have plenty left. Admittedly, I own this in the midnight blue shade so I wear this more for evenings, weekends and special occasions, rather than on a daily basis, but I suspect I will have this for a while yet before I need to replace it.


              This eye liner as with most of all of Guerlain's makeup products is beautifully packaged, in a plain but simple eye liner pencil typical design. It is nothing special or over the top, but then this is a simple makeup item that they have still managed to make look elegant.


              If I had one complaint about this eye liner pencil (apart from it being a tad pricey) then it would be that there is no smudge brush at the end of it. I have grown accustom to buying eye liner pencils that have an inbuilt smudger and it a bit of a nuisance having to get a separate brush to use with this.


              This deserves a well earned four out of five star rating. This really is a great eye liner and I would happily recommend it to anyone, I'm sure that when you have tried this you will be hard pushed to find a better equivalent. I really like mine and when I have some free pennies I intend to get this in the blacker, bronze noir colour too.

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              22.06.2000 07:36
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              This liquid eye liner comes in many colours in a little bottle with a very fine, smooth brush. It's my favourite liquid liner; there are times when the definition you can get with a brush is more appropriate than the soft line you'll get with a pencil. And the definition you'll get with this liner and the excellent brush they give you is much better than that which I've experienced with other liners. I presently own three bottles of this stuff; a dark grey, a black, and a really beautiful gold. Yes, gold eye liner. It looks great for the evening with a dark sparkly dress, gold eyeshadow and dark mascara; your eyes flash when you blink. The texture and coverage of this stuff is great, and you need only a very little. A tiny bottle will last you forever. Its staying power is good too; casual hands wiped over eyes won't budge it. The brush is a really good one, and it's beautifully fine. The liner won't clog in the bottle, either. If you're a bit worried about not having sufficiently steady hands for liquid liner, try this. The wonderful brush and perfectly smooth formulation make for perfect makeup every time.

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              This eye-opener has been designed like a calligraphy tool for precision and simplicity of use, with an ultra-fine brush, long handle and impeccable line. This classic of its kind is today taking on a more modern appeal. / Formula : ; New supple and shaping polymers give the formula unparalleled fluidity, hold and shine. / And the icing on the cake ; the exclusive dispersion of pigments enhances the intensity and depth of the more vibrant and luminous colour. / Look: The ultimate symbol of the star eyeliner, the packaging in graphic lines is adopting a new form. A frosted glass bottle, topped with a golden cap, stamped with the house seal: the English-style Guerlain signature and double G on the top.