I received a full-sized sample of Smashbox’s Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner during a recent sale at my local drugstore. I’m continuously seeking new eyeliners to test, and was eager to try this one. This eyeliner self-sharpens to glide onto the lid with each use.
This liner did not come with packaging. The eyeliner pencil itself is lightweight and smooth upon application. A clever component of the eyeliner is the self-sharpening cap. Each twist of the lid pushes the kohl tip through the pointed mould inside the cap, sharpening it. I’ve tested this liner to create a winged eyeliner look. I created smooth lines with ease, and the liner maneuvered well across my lid.
The liner is a rich, matte black. Despite the wide range of colour choices, I decided to stick to my trusted black liner. I list the range of shades below:
- Raven – Black
- Storm – Smoky grey
- Sumatra – Brown
- Violetta – Prune
- French Navy – Navy
- Cabana – Green
- Bare – Nude
I enjoy the pigmentation of the liner, and the ease of use. The liner is long-lasting and smudge-resistant. A downside to this eyeliner is the softness of the kohl tip. After two uses, I broke off the sharpened tip, and it was difficult to resharpen.