Guerlain Blackjack & Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a new formula launching this spring, which will be available in five shades. I tried two of the five, which are reviewed below. The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, water-resistant, creamy, and pigmented. This pencil will need to be sharpened and includes one with the pencil. They’re an average eyeliner; not bad, not ground-breaking–the wear is decent but pigmentation could be better. The texture is a cross between creamy and waxy, so they glide well but still deposit even, smooth color without a lot of work.

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage and lasted for eight hours on me. The consistency was creamy and smooth enough to glide on easily. Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Midnight (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (PiP, ) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Absolute Black (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Stila Stingray (PiP, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Graphblack (PiP, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (PiP, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Black Velvet (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and fine gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one pass, which was buildable to fully opaque color with three layers (this one is best applied in back-and-forth motions). The texture was smooth, creamy, and didn’t tug at the lash line. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Army Style (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Roof Top Party (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Snakeskin Dress (17) (DC, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Forever Green (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O(vert) (56) (P, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). bareMinerals 10AM (LE, $15.00) is darker (80% similar). L'Oreal Green Ivy (270) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Completely agree! This collection sucks! !!they simply repackaged the primer (a wack primer by the way no skincare ingredients for this price tag) an overpriced powder (too fraganced and made with something so commun like talc)
A blush easily dupable
The pencil has nothing innovative
After a stunning collection like the last one this spring collection is completely tasteless

Yikes! That’s a pretty steep price for an eyeliner! I’m intrigued by the swatch of Khaki Driver but at that price point, I’ll go check out the dupes instead.

I always find it kinda amusing how HE brands seem to always eff’up something as simple as a pencil liner. I own a few ‘luxury’ pencils, but for the most part, they are rarely worth the premium.

Right? They’re rarely even unique. I will give that point to Chanel – at least I do see some more unique shades/textures from them, though not always.

Too much $’s for too poor of quality. Guerlain should *perhaps* just stick to what they actually do best: lipsticks, foundation and powdered face products.

I’m a total sucker for olive golds, so love the Khaki color, but $31 is too much for .04 oz, must use 3 passes to make it opaque, and must sharpen. This pencil will be gone in no time! L’Oreal Green Ivy is a stunning color, but the Silkissemee formula isn’t budgeproof on my oily lids, but I’m ok if I get a sexy smudge rather than raccoon eyes. Will put that one on my wishlist.

If you have the L’Oreal Green Ivy – which is not only more than half the price and a lot better rating – then you don’t need this overpriced and under performing Khaki eye pencil.

I really like the color of Khaki Driver, but have to doubt that it would really build up to an opaque line on my lids. Something going back-and-forth, over-and-over, is not my wrinkly old lids’ favorite thing!

Makes me glad I got the last Snakeskin Dress in the markdown bin @ big S. $5 and a better rating sure beats the hell out of Guerlain prices…think I’ll stick to their way old fragrances, esp. the unisex ones. Like with Dior, I always jump forward to thinking about the dupes, assuming the product will be less than adequate. Funny, but sad. What would we ever do without you?

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