When I received my Birchbox the pencil was old and dried out, much like many people's sample. I contacted BB and got it sorted out, they send me a new pencil and that one was really smooth and pigmented. I have oily lids so I get a lot of transfer with the creamy pencils so no 5 stars but it would seem a really, really bad batch went out in the boxes last month and I think its not representative of the actual product which is really pretty decent.
Don't waste your money!
Sorry....Its just awful! I was expecting this to be as good as the Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eye-liner ...and its just not!! Was dry and scratchy to apply and the colour was streaky.
Save your money and buy the Cynthia Rowley Eye-liner from Birchbox!
Dried up lumpy what in earth is going in
Finally received my Birchbox , really looking forward to trying my Laura mercier eyeliner as I love the brand! to find this dried up pencil insert hand shrunken away from the sides of the pencil ! Not sight nor sound if the description of soft creamy formula ! But like dragging a sharp stone across my eyelid ! Now either they have been stored incorrectly or you have just sent out this load with full knowledge of doing so .
I very rarely use kohl pencil eyeliner as I'm a fan of liquid on the whole. If I do wear one it always has to be this one!
The key is the fact that it isn't just Black but Black Violet. It's extremely subtle but I'm a makeup artist and believe me it makes a real difference. The violet makes the whites of your eyes sparkle and really 'pop'.
It's a fab one for smudging into a lovely smokey eye and I don't have any problems with it like some seem to. I think some people have oily eyelids that don't do well with kohl but I don't. I look at this as my secret weapon as not many use it but it's so worth the extra expense as a treat.
A bit dry
I'm not s huge fan of eye liner anyway but I love this brand so tried it. Didn't go on that well as was a bit dry. Looks like others had similar issues so maybe it was a bad batch. Wouldn't buy