I always enjoy multi-usage makeup products and the new Crayon Khôl Long-Lasting Eye Pencil With Brush from Clarins are soft enough to use as an eyeshadow. Its primary function and value as an eyeliner pencil also tripled with the built-in makeup brush. You can use it as a traditional khôl or eyeliner, or smudge and layer 2-3 colors for an easy eyeshadow look. With these babies there's no need to drag along a heavy palette in your purse. Just toss a couple of pencils in your bag and you're done. Super duper convenient.
Eight classic shades are available: 01 Intense Black (this one comes with a pencil sharpener), 02 Intense Brown, 03 Intense Blue, 04 Platinum, 05 Intense Violet, 06 Bronze, 07 Smoky Plum, and 08 Taupe. My favorites are 04 Platinum and 08 Taupe. You can use both for a soft cat eye or a smoky lid with no problem. 07 Smoky Plum is also a great option but the name is a misnomer – it's more of a dark charcoal with a tiny silver glimmer. They last about 5-7 hours without too much fading and glide on easily. I do hope they'll release a deep gold shade or a pretty green one in the near future as that would be fun to layer with the other existing colors.
For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.