Lancome Le Crayon Kohl – Noir Review, Swatch, EOTD

Posted on Mar 2 2015 - 10:00am by poonam

Lancome Le Crayon Kohl – Noir Review

Hello Everyone,

Today, I am will be reviewing one of the luxuriest products in my vanity, kohl/ kajal from Lancome, Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Noir. I got hold of this Lancome Le Crayon Kohl travel sized version during a blog sale from fellow blogger. So, lets see if the product is worth the hype and price, Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Noir.

Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Noir Look

Product claims: Create a sensual, intense eye look with ease. This smudgy, creamy-smooth eye pencil delivers a dose of decadent color that glides on effortless and blends beautifully. In an instant, eyes are perfectly lined, defined and contoured for a smouldering effect that’s absolutely irresistible.

Price: Rs. 1700

Packaging: Lancome Le Crayon Kohl comes in a simple sharpen-able pencil packaging with a golden metallic cap. The pencil is easier to use but if you are into twist up kohl’s like Lakme Eyeconic or Maybelline colossal you might detest this.

My Experience with Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Noir:

Lancome Kohl Black

Shade: Noir is a medium black kohl pencil which glides smoothly on lash line and on waterline with slight tugging in winters. There is a bit waxy feel in application which was not expected at this price tag

Formula: The formula is soft but not as creamy as Bourjois Noir Expert. Lancome Le Crayon Kohl doesn’t irritate eyes. I feel the formula has stiffened a bit in winters and found it way creamier in summers, thanks to super-heated temperatures

Pigmentation As kohl, it doesn’t give that super intense rich kohled eyes rather soft black look. It needs more swipes, 3-4 for decent color pay-off. The pencil glides more precisely on upper lash line but it is not smudge proof and it quickly smears and moves around.

Staying Power: The lasting power isn’t impressive either and it kind of goes off within 2 hours of application on waterline. I don’t recommend it to use as liner on upper lash line because of its smudging properties unless you have dry lids or looking for a soft smudgy look.

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Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Noir Eyes

Pros of Lancome Le Crayon Kohl:

  1. Medium black kohl
  2. Doesn’t tug or pull
  3. Gives precise application
  4. Doesn’t irritate eyes
  5. Tip doesn’t break during sharpening or application.
  6. Available in travel sized version

Cons of Lancome Le Crayon Kohl:

  1. Color pay-off is medium
  2. Fades off quickly
  3. Not smudge-proof
  4. Heavy price-tag

Recommendation: Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Noir is luxury kohl but it surely doesn’t meet my expectation. The formula is smooth and had medium color pay-off which needs multiple swipes to show on waterline and it fades as soon as 2 hours post-application. It doesn’t fulfil my requirements for kohl and I feel my Bourjois kohl performs way better in terms of pigmentation and staying. Lancome Le Crayon Kohl doesn’t tug or pull but Bourjois one gave better application. It is definitely not for those looking deep rich intense black kohl. Not Recommended!

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Have you tried Lancome Le Crayon Kohl? Which is your favorite Kohl from Drugstore or high-end brand?

28 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayMarch 3, 2015 at 10:49 AM - Reply

    I prefer roll on and intense pigmentation kohls, they tend to waste less product and time 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the heads up otherwise I would have fallen for this classy packaging 😛

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 12:07 PM - Reply

      I am okey with sharpenable pencils until they do well in pigmentation department ..

      yeahh the product is quite deceiving.. Stay away 😉

  2. milyMarch 3, 2015 at 11:59 AM - Reply

    oh it is so light..i prefer dark intense creamy formulas..!! but it seems nice for girls who like the just lined look.

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 12:04 PM - Reply

      Dittoo Mily.. even I couldnt settle for any less than that!! true if they like a hint of kohl on waterline this would work best! 😛

  3. nausheenMarch 3, 2015 at 2:04 PM - Reply

    Awsome clicks Babe 🙂

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 11:44 AM - Reply

      thanks nausheen! 🙂

  4. ShreyaMarch 3, 2015 at 4:43 PM - Reply

    I’m a huge fan of your EOTDs. … simply loved the pictures and ur honest review…. it’s better I stay away from it .

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 12:02 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn sweetie.. it feels awesome to get such lovely comment form fellow bloggers like you!! 😀

      Yup run away at the sight of this kohl.. hhehe.. it is a crap! 😛

  5. BeepsaMarch 3, 2015 at 7:29 PM - Reply

    I really am going to skip it for the hefty price tag first and then that it is not even up to the mark…

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 11:45 AM - Reply

      Price is one thing but the quality just failed to impress me.. 😛

  6. swatiMarch 3, 2015 at 9:00 PM - Reply

    oops…just 2/5 for such a pricey product 🙁 not worth the price 🙁

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Reply

      hhehe.. I know hun.. I just wasted mine to save yours 😉

  7. PavithraMarch 4, 2015 at 10:50 AM - Reply

    It should have worked at-least for that massive price tag! Damn :/

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 11:59 AM - Reply

      Exactly.. just the packaging is nice otherwise even the Lakme or Maybelline one does a better job! 😛

  8. Makeup DiscourseMarch 4, 2015 at 3:33 PM - Reply

    The Price Tag!
    I like no smudge creamy formulas. You pictures look striking.

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 11:48 AM - Reply

      Same here. I likemy liners to be smudge proof or highly pigmented… but this is nowhere close.. 😛

      Thanks sweets 🙂

  9. Farah PashaMarch 4, 2015 at 8:34 PM - Reply

    This is super expensive ! and It doesn’t have intense black color also. Your eotd is beautiful <3

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 11:57 AM - Reply

      It fiales in every department that we look for in a kajal.. 😛 .. Thanks Farah! 🙂

  10. SwathiMarch 4, 2015 at 9:02 PM - Reply

    Did not expect this from Lancome. I like the Lotus color kick Kajal even the new Faces kajal is good . Lovely clicks and review 🙂

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 11:56 AM - Reply

      I have heard a lott about Lotus Color Kick kajal but yet to try that!!

      faces kajal was okay for me but atleast that wasnt pricey!! 😛 .. Thanks dear! 🙂

  11. Nisha@ThePinkTrendsMarch 4, 2015 at 10:45 PM - Reply

    Oh God.. Its way too expensive for me for a Kohl..Love your eyes here

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 11:52 AM - Reply

      yeahh and even after that it fails to deliver.. 😛

      Thanks sweetie.. <3

  12. LanaMarch 5, 2015 at 12:14 AM - Reply

    So disappointing! I would resist buying kohl pencils from pricey brands coz there are so many good ones in the drugstore

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 11:50 AM - Reply

      Yeah.. I was trying my luck with luxury brands but disappointed.. Colorbar just smoky and Lakme Absolute are the best options from Drugstore brands! 🙂

  13. anubhutiMarch 5, 2015 at 12:07 PM - Reply

    loved your EOTD hun..but the kohl seems a total turn off ..great review..

    • poonamMarch 5, 2015 at 12:11 PM - Reply

      Thanks Anubhuti.. yeah.. the product isnt even worth a try.. 😛

  14. krithiMarch 8, 2015 at 1:27 PM - Reply

    once upon a time this used to be my fav kohl/eyeliner ..but i have found better pencils at the same price or less … estee lauder or bobbi brown and many in drugstore ranges that i may not repurchase this at all
    nice review Poo

  15. SwatiMarch 10, 2015 at 10:57 PM - Reply

    I wish it was more pigmented :/

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