Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner Product Review and Photos

The hugest problem I have with kohl liners is keeping them sharp. I seem to always be losing my pencil sharpeners, and the retractable kinds that you twist up usually aren’t sharp enough to produce that perfect wing that I love. Thankfully, Smashbox has come out with an eyeliner that sharpens every time you twist the cap on and off.

I was very pleased to receive Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohn Liner in Raven in my swag bag at The Makeup Show LA’s Blogger Preview event. I actually got about 4 or 5 free black eyeliners from various brands, but I think this one is my favorite out of all of them, and is what I’ve been using for the past few weeks. It’s easy to use because of how sharp the tip stays, so I can use it to apply a perfect wing while still being able to tight-line and use it on waterline too. I can’t say that about any of my favorite gel liners, which is usually what I use. Raven is a great jet-black too – one of the problems I have with some kohl liners is that ‘black’ really means ‘dark gray’ most of the time. Not this time, though!

Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner – Raven Affiliate

Ditch your sharpener, but stay sharp. Inspired by Smashbox pros who sharpen before every use on set, this first-of-its-kind pencil that has the precision of liquid liner in a fool-proof pencil. The sharpener inside the cap ensures a perfect tip every time.

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Overall Rating: 8.75/10
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  • Angela Peters

    April 16, 2014 at 5:37 am

    1. Your wing is to die for!!!!! 2. I need this liner right now!!

  • Laura Kern Gallaway

    April 16, 2014 at 5:40 am

    I love this idea. I hate when pencils are dull!

  • Honey Kahoohanohano

    April 16, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I am working on my review for these and omigosh - I used them for a few months and as I was filming the video... […] Read MoreI am working on my review for these and omigosh - I used them for a few months and as I was filming the video... I finally figured out how the heck they stayed so sharp and I didn't need to sharpen them. I swear, totally laughed at myself too. lmao. I love these pencils - I love not having to sharpen at all. I need a black one Read Less

  • Nidia Martinez Doherty

    April 16, 2014 at 7:35 am

    does the constant sharpening leave a mess in the cap? I've never used a product like this!

  • Kath Thefabzilla

    April 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I agree, I need a retractable eyeliner that sharpens the tip! I have to find this pronto.

  • Brooke Pakulski

    April 16, 2014 at 8:31 am

    You always have the best liner... now I know your secret!

  • Leelo Rohtmets

    April 16, 2014 at 9:58 am

    It looks like a must-have eye pencil, if you are one of those who prefers sharp eye liner pencil.

  • Tina Bowling

    April 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    This really looks like the perfect black liner!

  • Eugenia Lung

    April 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    This is neat! I can never find a sharpener when I need it so this is great!

  • Noelle Pereira

    April 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Your wing is killer! I really want to try this.

  • Jamie Lewis

    April 16, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    This sounds seriously amazing!! BTW obsessed with your wing. It is perfect!!!

  • Erika IcyNails Costello

    April 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    That looks like a nice liner. Self sharpening is a great idea. Your liner application is beautiful.

  • Cindy Ingalls

    April 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    So good to know, I like pencil liners but have trouble doing a winger look with them

  • Anisha Le-Great Giri

    April 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Skin that glows.

  • Melody Robinson Wright

    April 16, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I need a good eyeliner that doesn't come off on the top of my eyelids. My eyes are soo oily it's annoying

  • Kelly Ruiz

    April 17, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I love these kind of liners! It looks great on you!

  • Anastasia Smith

    April 17, 2014 at 1:01 am

    The way you draw your liner is always so perfect!

  • Ashley Pena

    April 17, 2014 at 1:40 am

    I love these Smashbox liners. I end up using an angled liner brush with these most o the time instead of applying from the pencil.

  • Miranda Moss

    April 17, 2014 at 2:28 am

    I have such a hard time doing wings with pencil liners!

  • Stephanie Louise Telford

    April 17, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Just wait until you try some of the colors! They're fantastic! & addicting!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    April 17, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I love a good black liner! This looks better than most!

  • Shelley Polsky Plummer

    April 17, 2014 at 6:15 am

    what a great idea in roll up liners!!! NEED!

  • Kendra Stanton

    April 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    love it! This looks like a great pencil to own for sure. I love that it has great longevity as well.

  • Kimberly Hannah

    April 18, 2014 at 7:26 am

    I usually find the same problems with kohl pencils/liners. Keeping the shape of them is tricky so this sounds like a good one.

  • Sheila Arkee

    April 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    this looks great! I totally need this kind of liner in my life.

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