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MaxFactor Kohl Pencil : 060 Ice Blue Review, Swatches

February 14, 2011

The Maxfactor kohl pencil is my first colored eyepencil. I had seen a girl wearing a light blue colored pencil on her waterline and had totally loved it so I went hunting for that kind of a blue shade. Though many brands had different shades of blue but none were the kind I was looking for. Some were too jhataak for my liking and most of the SAs showed me dark blue eye pencils when I asked for blue. My search finally ended with MaxFactor.

The MaxFactor Kohl pencil is dark blue in color with the shade name mentioned on the pencil and the tip of the pencil in the color of the shade.


The shade I got is 060 Ice Blue, which is a sky blue kind of a color. This shade just has some sheen to it, not glitter or shimmer.

This pencil is not as creamy as the latest ones to hit the market like Colorbar I-Glide, Lakme, Revlon Colorstay etc, neither is it hard like Colorbar I-Define. The texture is somewhere in between and I like it that way since one needs to be bit careful with super creamy pencils.

Price : Rs. 200 (not too sure since I got this quite some time back). Weight is not mentioned but should be around 1-1.2 gms.


What I like about MaxFactor Kohl Pencil :

  • It is neither very creamy nor very hard. The texture is somewhere in between. Its soft enough to not not tug or hurt the eyes at all.
  • Since the pencil is not extremely creamy, sharpening it is not a problem. The tip does not tend to break like some creamy pencils.
  • The staying power is pretty good. Around 5-6 hours after which it starts fading a bit.
  • Once set, it does not smudge much unless you really rub your eyes hard.
  • Totally safe to be used on the waterline as its a kohl pencil. I’ve used this more on the waterline than the upper lashline and this does not sting my eyes at all.
  • I love the shade I have – Ice Blue. It looks so gr8 on the waterline alongwith Kajal and equally nice on the upper lashline too.
  • The pigmentation is quite good. 2 Strokes are good enough for the color to show properly.
  • The tip of the pencil is of the color of the shade you own, hence easy to spot in a bunch.

What I dont like about MaxFactor Kohl Pencil :

  • Ingredients are not mentioned.
  • Some other details like weight etc is also missing. Though not sure if this has been taken care of lately.

Other than these no major complains from this kohl pencil. I am so much liking this one, that I definately want to try the black pencil now.

Have you tried Maxfactor Kohl Pencil ?  


14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2011 10:36 pm

    d color is pretty..I jus got Lakme Glide on Aqua Green..

  2. February 15, 2011 3:43 pm

    Hi HD,

    Me too have the same eye pencil in same shade.. and i love it a lot 🙂

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  3. February 15, 2011 7:14 pm

    Hey I too have this..and i like it 🙂

    i have it in black also and goes well on my waterline:)

  4. Renuca permalink
    February 15, 2011 10:54 pm

    This colour is very similiar to the Oriflame one na?

    • February 16, 2011 12:30 pm

      no dear its not…this is proper sky blue kind of color while the oriflame one is dark blue but in a lighter tone…I will still check and let you know 🙂

  5. February 16, 2011 1:51 pm

    i love this colorr so much and rem u had this when we met rajol 🙂
    right .. super pretty and that inspd. me to try my teal kohl 😀 😀

    • February 16, 2011 2:15 pm

      hehe..ya its the same one I had worn when we met Rajol 🙂 but teal is such a gorgeous color!! nothing can beat that!

      • February 17, 2011 1:10 pm

        yeahh i agree .. i recently used MAC’s teal pigment and applied as eyelinewr 🙂 it was looking nice

        • February 17, 2011 1:15 pm

          awesome!! ur tempting me to get some pigments from MAC..but no I have to resist 🙂

  6. February 16, 2011 8:17 pm

    This looks like a really pretty shade. I have all colors in eye pencils but not a single one is blue. Will definitely pick this up! Thanks fr reviewing:)

    • February 16, 2011 8:34 pm

      ur welcome Ankita 🙂 I guess I have almost all colors by now so I keep on looking for different shades or tones now 😀

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