Review: Avon Khol Eye Liners

Hey Beauties!

I've already reviewed new Avon True Color Quad palettes, that Avon sent me. Today I'll review their khol eye liners. It's going to be a colorful review.


Avon has total of 7 khol eye liner shades. I was fortunate enough to get them all. They have Deep Violet, Cobalt Blue, True Black and Bronze Sheen. In a previous campaign they added three new shades and those were Ocean Blue, Turquoise Waters and Sea Green. I think those shades are summer inspired and very much correspond their two new True Color Quads. 

The regular price of each khol liner is 6.50€. They contain 1.08 grams of product. It doesn't say much about the ingredients, just that it contains shea butter for a smoother application. 




It's a regular pencil form and it has colorful pencil on one side and rubber on the other side. The rubber is great for smudging, which khol pencils are perfect for.



If you apply the liner softly, you'll get a soft semi-opaque application as you can see on the left side. In the middle is how it looks like, if you apply it heavily and that gives you really opaque look. And on the right side you can see how good these liner are for smudging. The rubber side makes it easier to smudge and you can make some really smoky looks with it.



Turquoise Waters

In contrary to what it looks like on the photo in the catalog, this is actually more of a blue greenish shade than green blue-ish shade. It's a shimmery shade with blue shimmers. It looks sort of metallic


Ocean Blue

This is gorgeous royal blue shade. It's completely matte. It's really bright and one of my favorite colorful shades.


Cobalt Blue

As the name suggests, it's a dark grey based blue. This one is also matte.


Deep Violet

This one is dark purple warm based shade and it's shimmery. It also has that metallic finish.


Sea Green

Very dark silver based green. It could almost pass as a grey, but the green sheen is obvious. It's also shimmery with metallic finish. I guess it does look like sea grass in a way. 


Bronze Sheen

One of those classic bronze brown shades. It's also shimmery and it has metallic finish.


True Black

As it says it's a true black shade and it's matte


The texture of these liners is in fact buttery as it claims. It's not as buttery and soft as Avon Super Shock pencils, but it is soft. One swipe can be a bit patchy. If you reapply it, it can sometimes result in uneven finish. The pigment tends to grab on itself and it creates darker and lighter patches. This happens more with shimmery shades than with matte. It all depends on how hard you press and how many times you go over it. It's definitely not the most even application, but you can make it really pigmented and you can really smudge it out to make it more even (of course you'll also loose a bit of pigmentation).

As you can see I mostly used them as my regular liquid liners, but they are great for smoky eyes and smudging on the lower lash line. I also love the fact that you can use rubber end and smudge it in a way to create the perfect end to your wing. It's really easy and I find the application with these pencils easier in general. It makes it easier to create the wing, because you can build it up slowly and the line is a bit more forgiving. 

They are very long lasting. I was surprised, because they stayed on my lid the whole day and did not move. The only problem with these is if you have hooded eyes, they may transfer on your upper lid. That can be easily fixed with loose powder over it. Thanks to Nadja from Memento Mori, who mentioned this trick. I used it and it works perfectly. 

And here are some of my makeup looks that I created using those khols. I lightly applied Sea Green with golden green eyeshadow. I like how dark colored pencils give you definition, but also make it look a bit softer and smoky-er. 




Cobalt Blue is another darker version of color and it really brings out dark brown eyes. 



Deep Violet is one of my favorites. I went for the green eyeshadow with purple liner. I also used Bronze Sheen and smudged it on the bottom lash line. 



True Black is a classic and goes with everything. Khol can look less harsh than a liquid liner, if that's what you're aiming for. 



And my favorite combination is this with Turquoise Waters and Ocean Blue. It looks so bright and makes my eyes pop. I also liked it with a coral lip combination. 



If you're liking soft pencils and you like to smudge the hell out of it, then this is perfect for you. They are long lasting and have all the shades for different eye colors. They do have a problem with uneven application, if you try to build them up too much, but if you smudge them, the problem is fixed. If you prefer liquid liners with perfect crisp line, then this is definitely not for you. 

I really like Ocean Blue, Deep Violet, Sea Green and Bronze Sheen. What are your favorite shades?





Ocenila sem že Avon True Color Quad palete, ki mi jih je poslal Avon. Danes sledi ocena njihovih khol linerjev. To bo barvita ocena. 


Avon ima 7 odtenkov khol linerjeve. Jaz sem bila priviligirana in dobila kar vse. V redni ponudbi imajo Deep Violet, Cobalt Blue, True Black in Bronze Sheen. V prejšnji kampanji so dodali še tri nove odtenke in ti so Ocean Blue, Turquoise Waters in Sea Green. Novi odtenki se mi zdijo zelo poletni in odlična kombinacija novim True Color Quad paletam. 

Redna cena svinčnikov je 6.50€. Vsak vsebuje 1.08 gramov izdelka. O sestavinah ne piše veliko, le da vsebujejo karitejevo maslo za gladek nanos. 

Gre za običajno obliko svinčnika. Na eni strani je barvit svinčnik, na drugi pa gumijasta gobica. Gobica je odlična za zabrisovanje, kar je perfektno za mehke khol svinčnike. 


Če narahlo nanesete svinčnik, boste dobili srednje pigmentiran nanos, kot lahko vidite na levi. Na sredini je prikazano kako izgleda, če je nanos močan. Takrat je izgled zelo pigmentiran. In na desni strani lahko vidite kako izgleda svinčnik, ko ga zabrišemo z gobico. Gobica je odlična za zabrisovanje in ustvarjanje zadimljenega videza. 


Turquoise Waters 

Na fotografiji v katalogu izgleda bolj turkizen odtenek, meni pa se zdi bolj modro zelnkast odtenek. Vsekakor prej moder, kot zelen. Gre za šimrast odtenek z modrim šimrom. Izgleda skoraj kovinsko.

Ocean Blue

Čudovita kraljevsko modra. Je popolnoma mat. Zelo živ odtenek in en mojih najljubših odtenkov. 

Cobalt Blue

Temna modra s sivim podtonom. Tudi ta odtenek je mat.

Deep Violet

Gre za temno vijoličen odtenek s toplim podotnom in šimrom. Tudi ta izgleda kovinsko. 

Sea Green

Zelo temno zelena s sivim podtonom. Skoraj bi lahko bil siv odtenek, vendar je jasno viden zelen sijaj. Tudi ta odtenek je šimrast in ima kovinski finiš. Verjetno res izgleda kot morksa trava. 

Bronze Sheen

En izmed klasičnih bronz rjavih odtenkov. Tudi ta je šimrast s kovinskim finišem. 

True Black

Kot namiguje ime, gre za mat črn odtenek. 

Tekstura svinčnikov je res gladka. Ni izredno mehka kot so na primer Avon Super Shock svinčniki, vendar je vseeno dovolj mehka. En nanos oziroma poteg lahko izgleda kar neenakomerno. Če večkrat nanašate preko istega nanosa, lahko hitro pride do neenakega nanosa. Pigment se začne svaljkati preko drugega pigmenta in nastanejo grudice z temnejšimi in svetlejšimi deli. To se pogosteje dogaja s šimrastimi odtenki. Vse je odvisno od tega koliko nanosov imate in kako močno pritiskate. Vsekakor nanos ni ravno najbolj enakomeren, ampak še vedno lahko izgleda zelo pigmentirano in odlično jih lahko zblendirate (s tem seveda izgubite malo pgimentiranosti).

Kot lahko vidite, sem svinčnike večinoma uporabljala kot moje črne tekoče linerje. Vendar so odlični za blendiranje, predvsem na spodnji veki. Gobica se mi zdi zelo uporabna za blendiranje perfektne konice linerja. Včasih je s svinčniki težko narisati popolnoma tanko linijo. Z gobico je to zelo lahko. Na sploh je nanos zelo lahek in tekstura dopušča več napak kot na primer tekoča črtala. 

Svinčniki so zelo dolgo obstojni. Presenetilo me je, da so na meni ostali kar ves dan. Nedotakljivi. Edini problem lahko nastane na začetku nanosa, ko se lahko zalepijo na zgornjo veko. To lahko hitro rešimo tako, da preko nanesemo en sloj pudra v prahu. Hvala Nadji iz Memento Mori za ta trik. Jaz sem ga uporabila in deloval je perfektno. 

Tukaj lahko vidite tudi nekaj mojih makeup videzov s svinčniki. Narahlo sem nanesla Sea Green v kombinaciji z zlato zeleno senčko. Všeč mi je kako temno barvni svinčniki dajejo očesu definicijo, vendar ta izgleda mehkejša in bolj zadimljeno.

Cobalt Blue je še ena temna verzija barve in odlično poudari temno rjave oči.

Deep Violet je ena moji ljubših. Zeleno senčko sem kombinirala z vijoličnim svinčnikom. Na spodnji veki sem uporabila tudi Bronze Sheen in ga zabrisala.

True Black je klasika in paše k vsemu. Khol lahko izgleda manj grobo, če si želite mehkejši videz. 

In moja najljubša kombinacija sta Turquoise Waters in Ocean Blue. Izgleda tako živahno in lepo poživi oči. Všeč so mi z koralnimi ustnicami. 

Če iščete mehke svinčnike, ki bi jih lahko zabrisovali v nedogled, potem so ti odlični za vas. So dolgo obstojni in v kolekciji so odtenki za prav vsako barvo oči. Res je, da lahko nastane problem z neenakomernim nanoso, če prevečkrat nanesete odtenek. Če vmes zabrišete, bo problem rešen. Če pa so vam ljubši tekoči linerji, ki ustvarijo perfektno precizno linijo, potem ti zagotovo niso za vas. 

Meni so najbolj všeč Ocean Blue, Deep Violet, Sea Green in Bronze Sheen. Kateri pa je vam najljubši odtenek?






Review: L'Oreal Color Infallible Ultra Concentrated Colour Eyeshadow 24h Hold (024 Bronze Goddess)

Hey Beauties!

I know these L'Oreal eyeshadows have been popular a really long time ago. I never really bought any, until I saw these half price off a few weeks ago. Color Bronze Goddess appealed to me, because it seemed such a unique summer shade. 


Eyeshadow comes in a plastic small packaging. On one side is a square and you can see the shade through it. The top is round.


When you open it up there's a black top, which protects the eye shadow from moving or spilling all over the packaging.

The eyeshadow seems to be pressed. It's very tightly packed in the packaging and it does not crumble at all, but it's also not a cream. It does have that wet texture to it and it's extremely pigmented


The shade 024 Bronze Goddess is such an interesting mix of shades. I would describe it as a golden olive shade. It seems to be a mix of gold and olive green, but than it also looks a bit brown on my swatches. I love green based eyeshadows, but I want them to be warm and golden and that one is just that. Really unique. It seems shimmery, but it actually gives off more of a metallic sheen

It is very long lasting and the shade doesn't fade thorough the day at all.

It costs 8.46€ for 3.5 grams, but like I said I bought it on sale for 4.23€. I'll say I don't usually buy single eyeshadows that are that expensive, but the quality really is amazing.






Compact packaging, great for travelling, amazing pigmentation and very long lasting color. I think I said it all. The only thing I don't like is the price. But if you have a chance to get it on sale, go for it. They have more shades available for every taste. 

Giveaway winners for Born Pretty Store lipsticks

Hey Beauties!

My giveaway for Born Pretty Store lipsticks has ended and here are the winner.


Cool Set
Goes to Ina!

Warm set
Goes to Simona R!

Classic set
Goes to Manca M!

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated. Let's hope will have some more of such fortunate giveaways ;)

I'll email each winner and please answer me as soon as possible. 

Review: Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad (Underwater Paradise, Precious Shells)

Hey Beauties!

Avon team has been making me happy this year. They again sent me few of their new products. One of which were these new Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quads palettes. I have two of their palettes already Mocha Latte and Purple Haze. I like them both and the eyeshadow are really good quality, so I was super excited to see the new shade ranges. 


Palettes come in a shiny black plastic packaging. It's good quality and I like the push system for opening it up. It's definitely secure


The two new shade ranges come in this cute water color paper box design. It reminds me of summer. The regular price of the palette is 10.60€, but they are often on sale. Right now they cost 7€ in Slovenia. Sometimes you can even get them half price. You get 5 grams of product.


Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad - Underwater Paradise

When I saw these colors, I was like wow and then, do these really go together?! And yes they do. This is definitely summer inspired palette, because it contains shades of blue and green. I understand the name Underwater Paradise. The green shades remind me of sea grass and the blues remind me of the ocean. I have to state that shimmery shades are always a bit sheerer, but can be build up for more intensive color, while matte shades are extremely pigmented. No fall out what so ever. It's actually funny that the matte shades are so nicely pigmented. I want to start a petition for Avon to release some sort of all matte eyeshadow palettes. I know I would totally buy it. 



Shade 1: matte mint blue. This is really pigmented for such a light shade. It looks more light blue, but it actually seems very minty in a way.
Shade 2: shimmery olive green. Olive green has that gold base as does this one. It actually looks also a bit brown. It's such a unique shade and one of my favorite from this palette. This one is more sheer, but can be build up.
Shade 3: shimmery moss green. It's one of those forest dark green shades. This one is also a bit more sheer, but can be build up.
Shade 4: matte navy blue. This is gorgeous true dark blue shade. It's extremely pigmented for a matte eyeshadow. It's my favorite from this palette, along with the shade 2.


When all the shades combined it looks like an ocean. I put the shade 1 in the crease and above. Then I took shade 2 and applied it in the inner corner of the eye. Shade 3 I applied all over the mobile lid and I added shade 4 in the outer corner of the eye. I did the same on the lower lash line. Shades really suit together. This is just one way of mixing them, but you can do so many different variations. I even like to wear these shades on it's own. The 4 shade could be an amazing liner if you mix it with some pigment solution. 







Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad - Precious Shells

This is a more night time or muted palette. It's not so in your face as the previous ones. Again, I understand the name of it. Especially the two first shades do remind me of the shells, but for some reason the other two shades remind me of peacock feather. Don't ask me why. The same as with the previous palette, shimmery shade are sheerer but can be build it for more intense color and the one matte shade is extremely pigmented with just one swatch. I feel like those shades are versatile, because they can look more cool toned on cool skin tone and they look warm toned on warmer skin tone. 



Shade 1: shimmery flesh tone nude. This one looks like a flesh tone nude in the pot, but actually goes on like a sparkly white shade. It's a bit more sheer, but can be build up.
Shade 2: shimmery light beige. It's one of those that looks like it has dirty brown undertone beige kind of shade. It's also sheer, but can as well be build up.
Shade 3: shimmery silver brown with green duo chrome finish. This is my absolute favorite shade. It look so damn pretty, because it looks like it's warm brown. In the pot it has an obvious grey undertone and on the eyes it gives off green sheen. It's one of those chameleon shades, that changes depending on which angle you look at it. Unfortunately the duo chrome sheen couldn't be picked up by my camera. This one is also more on the sheer side, but can be build up.
Shade 4: matte dark petroleum. This one is again very pigmented and it's a mix of grey, green and blue. Unique shade that looks amazing combined with other shades.


When you combine the shades, you get that sexy grey toned look. You know me, I always go for warm shades, but surprisingly I've been really liking this combination. I never like taupe or grey based products, but those shades have a feel of cooler tone, but still look very warm on me.

I applied shade 1 above the crease. Shade 2 I applied in the inner corner and extended it towards the center. Then I added shade 3 all over the mobile lid and I put shade 4 in the outer corner to darken it up.






If I say that I'm obsessed with the shade 3, it would be an understatement. I've seriously try to combined it with every look I've worn. The duo chrome just look so damn pretty and I love the unique blend of silver and brown. As you can see it looks pretty warm brown on me, but I hope you can also see the green sheen on the center of the lids. It looks prettier in person. 




Two very different palettes. One on the bright and vibrant side and the other more muted darker sexy combination. What I love the most about Avon eyeshadow quads is the fact that eyeshadows are a good quality. Shimmery shades are sheerer, while matte shades are extremely pigmented for a matte eyeshadow.  I love the fact that they combine shades that really go together. They have those neutral typical shades, but these two palettes are more on the exciting vibrant part, but still feel very classy  and wearable when all the shades combined. The palette is small an compact, great for traveling and the price is just amazing (just wait for them to have discount, you won't be sorry). If you haven't tried any of their palettes yet, I strongly recommend you pick some up, if you're on the market for eyeshadows. 





Avon ekipa me je letos že večkrat razveselila. Spet so mi poslali nekaj novih izdelkov. Eni izmed teh sta novi paleti Avon Tru Color Eyeshadow Quad. Imam dve njihovi paleti in sicer Mocha Latte in Purple Haze. Obe sta mi všeč in senčila so dobre kvalitete, zato sem bila zelo vesela novih odtenkov.

Paleti imata sijočo črno plastično embalažo. Je dobre kvalitete in všeč mi je da se odpira tako, da je treba pritisniti na gumbek. Je trdna in zavarovana.

Dve novi odtenki palet sta zapakirani v luštkani papirnati škatli z vodnim dizajnom. Spominja me na poletje. Redna cena palet je 10.60€, ampak pogosto so znižane. Trenutno stanejo 7€. Včasih jih lahko dobite celo po polovični ceni. Dobite 5 gramov izdelka. 

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad - Underwater Paradise

Ko sem videla te odtenke, sem bila najprej vau in potem, ali res gredo skupaj?! In ja, grejo. To je zagotovo poletno inspirirana paleta, ker vsebuje odtenke modre in zelene. Razumem zakoj so jo poimenovali Underwater Paradise (podvodni paradiž). Zeleni odtenki me spominjajo na morsko travo in modri me spominjajo na ocean. Povedati moram, da so svetlikajoči odtenki so manj pigmentirani, ampak jih lahko nadgradite do bolj intenzivne barve, med tem ko so mat odtenki ekstremno pigmentirani. Nobeno senčilo se med nanosom ne drobi po obrazu. Meni se zdi hecno, da so mat odtenki tako dobro pigmentirani. Najraje bi začela s peticijo Avonu, naj ustvari paleto s samo mat senčili. Jaz bi jo zagotovo kupila.

Odtenek 1: mat mint modra. Zelo dobro pigmentiran odtenek glede na to, da je tako svetel. Izgleda bolj moder, ampak vsekakor ima tak mint podton. 
Odtenek 2: svetlikajoča olivno zelena. Olivno zelena z zlato podlago. Izgleda skoraj kot rjava. Zelo unikaten odtenek in en meni najljubših. Ta je rahlo bolj prozoren, ampak se ga lahko nadgradi.
Odtenek 3: svetlikajoča mah zelena. Ena izmed gozdnih zelenih odtenkov. Tudi ta je bolj prozoren, ampak se lahko nadgradi. 
Odtenek 4: mat temno modra. Je ekstremno pigmentiran odtenek za mat senčilo. In je spet moj najljubši odtenek iz te palete, zraven odtenka 2.

Ko skombiniram vse odtenke res deluje kot ocean. Odtenek 1 sem dala v gubo in malo nad njo. Potem sem vezla odtenek 2 in ga nanesla v notranji kotiček očesa. Odtenek 3 sem nanesla na premikajoč del veke in dodala odtenek 4 v zunanji kot očesa. Enako sem storila na spodnji veki. Odtenki res grejo skupaj. To je samo ena možna kombinacija, ampak s temi odtenki lahko naredite veliko več. Tudi če odtenke nosite same, brez drugih, izgleda čudovito. Odtenek 4 bi bil izjemen liner, če ga zmešate z kakšno tekočino za pigmente. 

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad - Precious Shells

Ta paleta je bolj primerna za večerni izgled oziroma je bolj umirjena. Ni tako živa kot prejšnja. Spet, razumem ime (dragocene školjke). Še posebej prva dva odtenka me spominjata na školjke, ampak druga odtenka me nekako spominjata na pavje pero. Ne vem sploh zakaj. Podobno kot s prejšnjo paleto, so svetlikajoči odtenki manj pigmentirani, ampak jih lahko nadgradimo, med tem ko so mat odtenki ekstremno pigmentirani s samo enim potegom. Zdi se mi, da so odtenki zelo vsestranski, ker lahko izgledajo bolj hladni na hladnih tenih kože in bolj topli na toplih tenih kože. 

Odtenek 1: svetlikajoča kožno nude. Ta izgleda kot kožni bež odtenek v embalaži, ampak na koži deluje bolj svetlikajoče bela. Je bolj prozoren odtenek, ampak se ga lahko nadgradi.
Odtenek 2: svetlikajoče svetla bež. En izmed odtenkov, ki deluje umazano bež. Je tudi bolj prozoren, ampak se ga lahko nadgradi. 
Odtenek 3: svetlikajoče sivo rjav odtenek z duo krom finišem. To je moj absolutno najljubši odtenek. Izgleda zelo lepo, ker deluje kot toplo rjava. V embalaži ima očiten siv podton in na očeh pusti zelen sijaj. Gre za kameleonski odtenek, ki spreminja barvo glede na to iz katerega kota ga gledamo. Na žalost ta duo krom sijaj ni tako viden na mojih fotografijah. Tudi ta odtenek je bolj prozoren, vendar se ga lahko nadgradi.
Odtenek 4: mat temno petrolejska. Zelo pigmentiran odtenek, mešanica sive, zelene in modre. Unikaten odtenek, ki izgleda čudovito v kombinaciji z drugimi odtenki. 

Ko združim odtenke, dobim tak seksi sivkast izgled. Poznate me, meni so vedno bolj všeč topli odtenki, ampak tale kombinacija mi je res všeč. Čeprav vsi odtenki dajejo sivkast hladen vtis, na meni izgledajo še vedno precej toplo. 

Odtenek 1 sem nanesla nad gubo. Odtenek 2 sem nanesla v notranji kotiček očesa in raztegnila ven proti sredini veke. Potem sem dodala odtenek 3 na sredino veke in odtenek 4 v zunanji kotiček očesa, da ga malo potemnim. 

Če povem, da sem obsedena z odtenkom 3, bom podcenjevala situacijo. Resnično sem ga poskušala kombinirati z vsem kar sem nosila. Duo kromatski finiš izgleda tako presneto dobro in res mi je všeč ta unikatna mešanica sive in rjave. Kot vidite na meni deluje precej toplo rjav. Upam, da zdaj na tej fotografiji tudi vidite ta zelen sijaj na sredini veke. V živo izgleda še lepše.

Dve različni paleti. Ena bolj na živahni strani, druga bolj na temnejši umirjeno seksi kombinaciji. Kar je meni najbolj všeč pri Avon paletah senčil je dejstvo, da so senčila dobre kvalitete. Svetlikajoči odtenki so res bolj prozorni, vendar se jih vedno da nadgradit do bolj intenzivnega odtenka, med tem ko so mat odtenki res ekstremno pigmentirani. Všeč so mi zanimive kombinacije odtenkov, ki res pašejo skupaj. Avon ima nevtralne kombinacija in tudi bolj zanimive kombinacije, kot ti dve novi paleti. Vseeno vsi odtenki delujejo še vedno zelo klasično in nosljivo. Paleta je majhna in kompaktna, odlična za potovanja in cena je odlična (samo počakajte na popuste in vam ne bo žal). Če še niste preizkusili njihovih palet, vsekakor priporočam, da kakšno naročite, če iščete nova senčila.