These Inside Out 27Hr Eye Kohls are the latest addition to the Mirenesse Boutique M range and boast to be a "revolutionary waterproof glide-on color".
Incase the name Mirenesse sounds foreign to you, I have given them and their Boutique M range a mention through their pigment-packed Lip Bomb Glossy Lip Lacquers.
With high performance products like these Eye Kohls and the Lip Lacquers (amongst other great products), it is easy to see why Mirenesse's Boutique M range bags awards effortlessly.
These Eye Kohls are designed for precision application of color to both the inner and outer eye area, hence the name Inside Out.
These Eye Kohls are created with elastic stretch pigments which help them deliver a rich and intense color pay-off. Paired with a crossover color gel formula, these pencils glide over the skin and effortlessly deliver a dash of pigment. They are versatile enough that you can use them as a eye liner, shadow or even highlighter.
There are 14 pigment-rich shades introduced with this collection, ranging from pearly nudes to deep browns and colorful blues. Of the lot, I have 5 shades on hand to show you.
- Ra – a light champagne shade, great for highlighting
- Khnum – an intensely pigmented cornflower blue
- Osiris – a charcoal black with faint silvery-blue flecks
- Hathor – my favorite sort, a jeweled purple shade
- Atum – an almost black that is infused with gold reflects
These pencils contain 1.5g (0.05oz) of product and are your typical pencils that require sharpening instead of any fancy twisting up.
As troublesome as sharpening can be, I do like this for creamier pencils because I find this preserves and prevents the lead from drying out quickly over time.
These Eye Kohls have a nice glide to them and don't tug on my eyelids with application. However, they are not the silkiest or creamiest pencils I have ever tried, that award goes to the Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil. Though these Eye Kohls are soft enough that they should not be left near intense heat for fear of them smoshing or melting.
Some of the shades are infused with light-capturing crushed pearls to give them an glint of color. While they have flecks of shimmer within them, they do not feel gritty on the skin and feel like a smooth glide all the same.
While Hathor was an obvious favorite (because I have a thing for purple liners), I fell deeply in love with Atum and Khnum.
The gold reflects in Atum are so sophisticated without taking away from the depth of the color that it is just a joy to wear.
Imagine definition yet with a little sparkle that it makes people look again to observe what you are wearing. Well, maybe people would not be that creepy but that is what I would do if I noticed someone wearing something that catches the light and shines with it. Maybe I am creepy...
The pearly quality in Osiris is a little bit lacking, I almost assumed it was a flat black until I saw the pictures, but it is a decent black nonetheless. I would say the pearly silver-blue is a plus here, not necessarily a reason to purchase the liner for.
There isn't much to say about Ra. It is a beautiful light champage beige that works well for highlighting though I don't find it terribly unique.
While this liner is said to be good for use on the inner eye area (tightlining / waterlining), I would not suggest it for those with sensitive eyes mainly because the pearl pigments could cause some irritation. I do use Osiris on my waterline regardless and it works fine for me; I don't have very sensitive eyes.
The liner is also said to wear for 27 hours but I doubt I will be testing that claim out because, how often does one have to wear eyeliner for 27 hours? Not me for sure.
Though I will report back (maybe in a LOTD entry with it) about the wear.
Unfortunately they are not available locally but Mirenesse does ship to Singapore.
The pencils are a little pricey but I think for some of the more unique and intense shades (e.g. Khnum), it is worth having a look because it is quite pretty. Do hop on over and check the other lovely shades out!
Thanks for reading and keep a look out for some LOTDs featuring these liners because I am going through a phase of being liner-obsessed right now!
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