Older Girl Beauty

It’s HiP to be square…or straight and pointy.

loreal hip kohl Its HiP to be square...or straight and pointy.Tail end of last year I heard about kohl being used as an eyeliner in commercial products, specifically from Guerlain . So, I went and checked them out and passed as soon as I saw the $34 price tag, esp since I had no idea how to use it. (*Loose powder is not my friend.)

Luckily, I went to Walgreen’s and came across the L’oreal HiP Kohl Eyeliner, and it was only $11.99 – big diff from the $34 for the Guerlain. I figured it was worth that to try and see what all the raves for kohl were all about. First I needed to learn what to do with it, as you *can* use it to line your lids, but it tends to drop powder everywhere and not really have much staying power. However, if you use it on the waterlines, it can make a difference in making your eyes pop for a night out.

I turned to youtube for a tutorial on how to apply the Kohl in a way called “tightlining”, where you line your upper water line, and you can line your lower water line at the same time, too:

(*Yes, I know she is demo’ing with the Guerlain, but it’s the same process as the HiP has the same type applicator wand).

With this demo, I was able to apply it first try. I thought it was beginners luck, but I have been able to do it sucessfully since, so it really was helpful to see someone else apply it first.

Now, I have been using the Burgundy color the longest, but I have also tried the Navy and Gold now. The Navy really makes the whites of my eyes brighten, but the Gold just wasn’t as bright as I would have thought and seemed kind of flat on me. But, all three of these just last and last for hours on end. In fact, if for some reason I fall asleep wearing this, I wake up in the morning looking like I am going to do the walk of shame home, even if that walk is only from my bed to the bathroom. It’s still there, and doesn’t disappear like so many liners do when applied to the waterline.

You can get these at any CVS, Walgreen’s, or anywhere L’oreal HiP is avail. But, I would wait for a BOGO sale at the drugstores and pick up a coupla colors. Since you won’t wear these for everyday, they will last you a long time.

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  • Beauty411

    I don't get why she closes her eyes when she does that? Do you? I think kohl eyeliner is probably out of my league, in terms of application! :D Will stick to gel eyeliners for now.

  • oldergirlbeauty

    She was closing her eye so that she could get the upper water line lined at the same time. It's the only way I can line that upper waterline – I hate lifting it and using a brush. I usually stick to just lining above the lashline with pencils – I should try more gel liners, too. :)


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