Continuing with the series of Kryolan reviews this week, after the Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme D100, today I’ll review the Kryolan Contour Pencil #905– a n*de/ flesh colored pencil which helps make eyes appear bigger. Read on to know more!
Price: Rs. 250 (or 350, not sure, lost the bill. But not more than 350 for sure). Availability- Kryolan City
Packaging: The pencil is a simple silver colored, wooden, sharpenable pencil with a flesh toned core. Comes with a metallic silver cap with a rounded head. The tail end of the pencil is color coded- makes location in the stash of pencils easy!
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Hydrogenated Tallow Acid, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Dimyristyl Tartrate, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Tri-C12-13 Alkyl Citrate, Ethylparaben, Sorbic Acid, BHT and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Red 28 Lake CI 45410]
My take on Kryolan Contour Pencil- 905: Shade 905 is a true flesh toned shade. The texture is soft and smooth but not to the point of being crumbly. Easy to apply to the lower waterline. Since the color is flesh-toned, I like using it on the lower waterline more than a white eyeliner, which contrasts with my yellow-toned skin. Flesh toned pencils are preferred and recommended for those with yellow undertones, and in that department, this pencil scores well.
Staying power is a little low on my eyes- maximum wear time I get is 3 hours, after which it starts to fade rather quickly. I do have slightly watery eyes, but even then, a better staying power would have been a major plus for me. The product does not irritate my eyes, or make them teary (unlike the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl- Taupe), so those with sensitive eyes can also safely use it.
It does help in creating an illusion of bigger eyes, so it truly serves it’s purpose. I also like using it on the brow-bone sometimes for a clean look.
Pros of Kryolan Contour Pencil- 905:
- Smooth, soft texture
- Easy to apply (and blend, if used on the brow bone)
- Lends an illusion of bigger, wide-awake eyes
- Does not irritate, sting or make the eyes watery
Cons of Kryolan Contour Pencil- 905:
- Staying power is a little low- around 3 hours
- Sharpening leads to product wastage
- Limited availability in India as of now 🙁
Verdict: Kryolan Contour Pencil- 905 is my go-to n*de eyeliner pencil these days, but since the staying power is a little low, I like to use it when I’m going out for a smaller period of time (like 3-4 hours). The texture is otherwise soft and the pencil does not irritate the eyes one bit. The shade works well for olive complexions, and is a better choice than using a white eyeliner pencil for the purpose of making the eyes appear bigger. Even with the limitations, it is still a decent product, and since there is a dearth of such products in the Indian market, you can check it out.
Have you tried the Kryolan Contour Pencil- 905? Your favorite flesh colored eye pencil? Do share in the comments below 🙂