Review | Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner in Raven & Cabana

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If there is one make-up product that I cannot live without it’s eye pencil. That quick little line really makes the difference between Melissa the tired beady eyed monster and Melissa the bright-eyed ball of energy. Today I am putting my absolute must-have make-up product in the spotlight by showing you two new Kôhl eye liners from Smashbox. What is so great about these liners is that they sharpen themselves. Cool, huh? Continue reading to find out how.

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Click to enlarge | Raven (top) & Cabana (bottom)

The new Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liners from Smashbox are more than just eyeliners. They are kôhl eyeliners (= creamy texture and crazy color intensity) that are waterproof and even sharpen themselves. How? There’s a built-in sharpener in the cap, so every time you twist the cap off the pencil, you sharpen the point. How convenient, your eye pencil will never get dull anymore! Smashbox has surprised me before with the ingenuity of some of their products (just think of the Halo Longwear blushes with the handy built-in twist lid) but I definitely didn’t see this one coming. Kudos to whoever brought this up during the brainstorm, good thinking!

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Click to enlarge | Raven (top) & Cabana (bottom)

The new Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liners come in eight shades of which I have two: Raven, a deep raven black shade, and Cabana, a gorgeous teal green that immediately stole my heart. Both colors are very intense and are long-wearing, even on my waterline. That’s how I like it! The formula is very creamy and is gentle on my eyes.

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Click to enlarge | Raven (left) & Cabana (right)

I really can’t think of anything bad to say about these liners, except maybe that now that I have Raven and Cabana I also want the other six shades. Not very good for my budget, but meh, it could be worse ;-)

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Click to enlarge | Raven on the upper lash line & Cabana on the lower water line

The Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liners have been available since the beginning of August and are sold exclusively at Marionnaud for 27 CHF.

Can you live without eye liner? What do you think of these two?

151 thoughts on “Review | Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner in Raven & Cabana

  1. Haha wat beschrijf je het verschil leuk tussen de Melissa mét en zónder oogpotlood ;)
    Ik gebruik het ook elke dag het is voor mij ook echt een must have!
    Altijd even een zwart waterlijntje is idd een Wereld van verschil! :D

  2. Klinken als goede eyeliners, vooral dat de intensiteit zo mooi is. De groene vind ik ook erg mooi. Die zou op het bovenste ooglid ook erg mooi staan denk ik! X

  3. Another remarkable makeup art. Personally I would use it everyday if I were able to reproduce it the exact same way! You are so beautiful!!

  4. They look great, the color payoff seems very good. Creamier pencils are great for the waterline, one swipe and you are good to go.
    The built in sharpener sounds very nifty. Good idea, indeed.

  5. Hey Melissa, I usually use quite a bit of eyeliner as well, but I keep pencil liners to my lower lash line (gel for upper). Cabana is a lovely color!

  6. Beide oogpotloden vind ik er heel mooi uitzien! Dat ze zichzelf slijpen lijkt mij ook ideaal. Als ik ergens toch wel een hekel aan heb is het potloden slijpen, want op de één of andere manier gaat dat nooit goed bij mij haha.

  7. What an innovating product! And it looks really good.. but I suppose I am sticking to somewhat cheaper versions of eyeliner/pencil/creams because it’s one of my most used beauty products :) A wonderful eye-look btw :) amazing colors.

  8. Eyeliner is one of my must wear’s fo sho. I’ve been using the regular (er, classic) smashbox pencil, but I may have to try this version. So convenient to always have it sharpened!

  9. Both pencils look great, Cabana especially. What a fab make up eyes you have done, so eyecatching and perfect, would love to create the same, you are really good!:) Kisses dear! xo

    • Thanks Melissa :-) I did a full color make-up tutorial and an eyebrow tutorial a while ago, but I’ve got a lot of people asking me for more tutorials, so maybe I should do it more often.

  10. Eye liner is the main or product I can’t live without! But I only have black. I must try some other colours, I’ve been intending to for awhile now. This is such a beautiful and inspirational look.

  11. Ik ben een fanatieke eyeliner gebruikster. De eyeliners van Kôhl heb ik zelf nog niet uitgeprobeerd, ze zien er heel goed uit, prima pigmentatie.

  12. Your eyes look hot! I really need to sit down and try and pull this off myself sometime. I can’t live without eye liner either, I look dead without it!

    Corinne x

  13. Dankje voor je complimentje :) je hebt zelf ook een super leuke blog! Best gaaf dat ze zichzelf ( o god ik heb het in het engels gelezen dus kan ik het nederlandse woord niet vinden.. verscherpen? ) Zelf gebruik ik heel weinig eyeliner en als ik er een gebruik gebruik ik bruine :)

  14. Thank you for the lovely comment! Love the colours and pigmentation of these!! Definitely inspired me to pick these up ;) Did you want to maybe follow each other? If so just let us know :) xx

  15. I’ve never tried these eyeliners but after reading this review I think I’ll try it. I”m always scared of stepping out of my comfort zone aka. my original loreal eyeliner. I think it’s loreal.. I only know it by the packaging. (:

  16. Wow damn, de kleuren zijn mooi uniek.. maar je ooglook. Damn, nailed it. Je hebt ook van die gorgeous kijkers die er helemaal uitspringen, maar ook je mega lange wimpers. Wauwie!

  17. Gorgeous! It’s SO hard to find a creamy liner that doesn’t budge! I might have to add these pups to my wish list! Thanks, Melissa boo!

  18. Nope gotta have eyeliner and mascara. My go to eyeliner is an easy on the wallet NYX retractable pencil. I have it in bronze, black and green and wear them all a lot! (Especially the brown). NYX is not always a huge hit with me as a lot of their formulas seem the opposite of natural and clean but their eye pencils are awesome!

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