Thursday, February 9, 2012

high-end vs. drugstore: Lancome vs. CoverGirl

Hey peeps! I'm doing a "compare and contrast" post, where I will be comparing a high-end product to a drugstore product. I think this will become a sort-of regular kind of post, so..... yeah ;)

Today I'm doing Lancome's Le Crayon Khol pencil eyeliner vs. CoverGirl's Liquiline Blast eyeliner.


Holy price difference! Personally, I would never pay for a $25 eyeliner, but this was given to me as a gift in a sample size, so it's all good ;)

Before smudge test:
As you can see in the photo above, the CoverGirl liner is way darker and more pigmented. It also went on way smoother. The Lancome one tugged on my skin and after these photos were taken I noticed some irritation around the swatch area :(

After smudge test:
The Lancome liner intensity reduced considerably after the smudge test, while I can hardly tell a difference in the CoverGirl one. Believe me, I don't want this post to turn into a "rip on Lancome" post, because I have a few different shadows that I adore from that brand, but come on. Seriously? Look at that, just look at it! And the price difference is amazing, too.

And the winner is....

By far CoverGirl Liquiline Blast eyeliner. It has better texture, better pigmentation, it's longer lasting, it really just has everything the le crayon khol pencil doesn't.
What's your favorite drugstore eyeliner? The CoverGirl one is up there, but I'm still staying with my Physicians Formula Retractable liner in black (I have the green eyes trio, but the black is my favorite from the trio and, well, in my whole collection!).



  1. awww, why is your arm so red, hope you don't have a rash cause that would just stink :) I love this idea, the only thing I will say in defense for Lancome eyeliner is this, you are supposed to be able to smudge a good liner up to 3 minutes after applying, this is true so that you can create a smoky eye as well...... but yes, 25.50, just ridiculously pricey...........

    1. Janelle:
      Yeah, I waited about two and a half minutes then i smudged. And no, I didn't get a bad rash, just a little irritation for a couple hours :P


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