Burberry has released four new Effortless Kohl Eyeliners in Jet Black, Chestnut Brown, Storm Grey and Pale Grape. Waterproof, well pigmented and easy to apply with a twist-up mechanism and built-in sharpener, these are ticking a lot of boxes for me.
I very rarely wear black eyeliner (if I do, it’s a liquid liner for a dramatic look), so these soft tones really appeal to me - I find them much more flattering. Grey or bronze are my usual go-to shades, but I’ve really enjoyed using this Pale Grape aubergine tone.
I’ve swatched the colours very lightly and with more intensity to show the undertones and how it can be built up. Pale Grape has cranberry undertones and Storm Grey has khaki undertones; both are very flattering on blue eyes and give a defined but not harsh look.
They do set quite quickly, so don’t hang about if you want to soften or blend them a little - and once set they remain in place for most of the day on my eyes. Because the formula is waterproof, it can also be used on the waterline and the actual colour is very subtle once mascara has been applied. The formula is smooth enough to apply without dragging, but not so soft that the nib breaks down and the actual pencil is just weighty enough to give good control during application.
Above, Cara Delevingne is sporting a combination of the Pale Grape and Jet Black - to me it looks like the black has been used in her lower waterline and the Pale Grape on her upper lash line. I love this quite natural but slightly smouldering look, framed by Those Brows.
Burberry Kohl Eyeliner, £18.50