Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Make Up For Ever #1K Khol Pencil
Make Up For Ever #1K Khol Pencil

Make Up For Ever #1K Khol Pencil

Make Up For Ever #1K Khol Pencil ($17.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep black.”  It’s a rich black with a creamy finish; no real sheen or shine, so it appears mostly matte once applied.  This liner from the brand is supposed to be “exceptionally smooth” and work well for both the lash line and lower water line. According to Sephora, it is a blend of vegetable lipids, vitamin E, mango seed oil, hydrogenated cottonseed oil, and jojoba oil.  When I tried to figure out just how long this was supposed to wear, Make Up For Ever actually said for long-lasting results to dust a loose powder or use their makeup seal over it.

The pencil is, however, designed to be used on the upper and lower rims, or the waterlines, which is why it has such a creamy texture.  The Khol Pencil (which is how it’s spelled on the pencil, but on their website, they write it as Kohl Pencil) glides across the lash line/water line effortlessly, because it has such a soft, creamy consistency that helps it deliver intense color in a single pass.  This is a very smudgeable eyeliner, though I didn’t find that it would run, smudge, or migrate when I wore it.

When I tested it on the waterline, it lasted for four hours or so, but it held up better on the lower lash line and made it to eight hours with most of it intact.  Despite the eyeliner disappearing on the waterline after four hours, it doesn’t migrate or wind up underneath your lash line.  I did dust on a smidgen of black eyeshadow on top of the lower waterline to see if it would improve the wear, which it did, though it extended the wear to five hour and a half hours.

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If you're looking for a waterline-approved eyeliner, you might want to consider Make Up For Ever's Khol Pencils! They deliver excellent color payoff and have a great creaminess that helps them apply easily to the lash line.











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Make Up For Ever #1K Khol Pencil
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Make Up For Ever #1K Khol Pencil
Make Up For Ever #1K Khol Pencil

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26 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #1K Khol Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. kelly

    Another great review.How does this compare to other black khol eyeliners considering the blackness of colour?

  2. It looks wonderfully rich and pigmented!

  3. sunny

    this is amazing! i’ve been on the quest for a waterline friendly eyeliner for years, and have been perpetually disappointed.

    I’ll need to try this and MAC chromographic pencil! thanks christine!

  4. GUSnail

    Thanks for the review! Is the 7K Metallic Gold also waterline safe? Any chance you’ll be doing a review on that color?

  5. I have the 4K, a very pretty shade of forest green, but it tends to smudge on the lower lash line for me.

  6. Stephanie

    I am always in search of the perfect black liner for my waterline and might just have to give this a try!

  7. This is intense and dark. Does it have a midnight blue undertone to it coz ur camera tends to make it appear a bit bluer or like inky black.
    MUFE is a brand I am not a follower of due to its distant store but I am going to save money and get some products.

  8. That is such a black liner! Weird that they would misspell kohl though… that’s definitely more of something NYX would do.

  9. Marina

    This, UD Perversion, or UD Zero for a pale blonde girl in need of a great all-around black eyeliner? Great review as always Christine!

    • If you want really INTENSE black, then UD Perversion or #1K. This is a bit creamier, perhaps just slightly less intense. Zero is a softer black, which may be better overall if deep black would be too harsh against your skin tone.

  10. Real black is always good !

  11. Olivia

    Thanks for this review! How would you compare this pencil to Urban Decay’s Perversion? Is one better? I’m thinking about getting one or the other, thanks Christine. :)

    • They’re a lot alike to me – this one is just slightly creamier. This one reads a bit more of a brown-based black, whereas Perversion reads as a blue-based black.

  12. Maggie

    If MUFE designed this specifically for the waterline, then the Aqua pencils shouldn’t be worn on the waterline, then? Are the UD 24/7 eye pencils also not supposed to be worn on the waterline?

    • Hi Maggie,

      I’m not sure – I don’t think either formula is blanket approved for waterline usage, but it would be best to contact the brand for their official statement.

  13. june

    can i ask what other pencils etc that you would recommend as good on the waterline, christine?

  14. Aimey

    I absolutely hate the lack of consistency in the advertising (i.e. the name confusion between “Kohl” and “Khol”) SMH

    Buttttt . . . despite that, I’m excited to try this after hearing how much you like it! Thanks for the review!

  15. Natasha

    In terms of which is more long wearing and doesn’t go to the under eye area and make you look like a raccoon… which is better; Feline or this MUFE one? PLEASE REPLY :)

  16. I’d love to see a drugstore brand with a black liner so intense as this one or ud perversion…breaks my heart to spend nearly 20 bucks on a black eye pencil :(