Estee Lauder

Pure Color Intense Kajal EyeLiner

for $ 22.00
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This eyeliner pencil delivers a smooth, even line of color that is easy to blend for a smokey effect, but its creamy texture means it's best to set it with a powder eyeshadow if you want it to stay in place. The shades are richly pigmented, including black, plum, teal, brown, and other shades in between.

So, is this pencil eyeliner worth $22? Considering you can find superior, retractable options (as opposed to this version that needs sharpening) for less on our Best Products list, we think not.

  • Easy to blend.
  • Creates a smooth, even line of color.
  • Richly pigmented shades in a variety of classic and trendy colors.
  • Creamy texture is best set with a powder eyeshadow to help it stay in place.
  • Requires sharpening (and no sharpener is included).

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.

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