Quite some time ago I bought this Diorshow Khol Stick in the shade 079 Smokey Grey. For the longest time I’ve been a huge fan of creamy products for the eyes. Whether it’s a cream shadow or a creamy pencil, I love using products like this as a base for my eyeshadow. I feel like it intensifies the shadows I put on top and it makes them stay in place much longer. Because I love Dior so much I decided I wanted one from Dior. Today I’m reviewing it, so if you’re interested in finding out what it is like and whether it’s worth the price, make sure you continue reading!
The Diorshow Kohl Stick comes in this gorgeous slim packaging. It’s made out of black plastic and has silver detailing. The outside of the tube is very simple and elegant and it doesn’t have much to it aside from the name of the product. I do like how simple they kept the packaging. This makes it look very elegant and chic, which resembles the brand Dior really well if you ask me. On the bottom of the pencil you’ll find a part that you can twist so the product will go up and therefore there’s no need at all to sharpen the pencil using an actual sharpener.
The no-sharpening thing is both a good and a bad thing. I like it because in this case you never have to worry about sharpening it, you never have to carry a sharpener with you in order to use it and you can’t mess the product up with the sharpener. However, it also means that after using it for a while the tip will get less point and you won’t be able to work very precisely with it. I personally don’t mind because I don’t use it for precise things, but if you do want to use it to do precise things with, this might be a bit of a bummer for you.
Diorshow Khol Stick in 079 Smokey Grey – €23
The shade I got is called 079 Smokey Grey. Usually I’m not one for the greys and silver when it comes to my eye looks, but but was actually the reason why this time I did want to go for a grey colour. I have so many brown and bronze creamy eye products, but I have no grey or silver at all in my entire collection. Therefore Smokey Grey seemed like a great option for me.
Smokey Grey is a gorgeous silvery grey colour. It’s a bit of a combination between both. Because it has quite some shimmer to it, it appears to be a silver, but it’s also quite dark and therefore it does look more like a grey colour. The name Smokey Grey seems to be very accurate for this product since this really is just that. It’s a smoked out grey colour, perfect for smokey evening looks or sparkly party looks. It could also perfectly be used for a day look of course, but it just looks like the perfect colour for a smokey evening look to me.
Having discussed the shade of the stick let’s talk about the texture of it. Usually pencils like this are nice and creamy and therefore easy to apply and blend out all over the eyelid. Since that’s what I’ll be using it for, as a base. But of course it shouldn’t be too creamy and blendable because you can also use these pencils to create a nice smokey silver line across your lash line if you please. Dior understood that idea very well. This pencil is creamy enough to apply comfortably, it’s not painful or irritating to apply at all. It goes on very easily and smoothly. But it’s not too creamy in a way it will slip and slide and smudge everywhere, but it is blendable. This all sounds very vague, but I’m sure that my fellow makeup junkies understand what I’m trying to say here. It does apply easily, it blends well, but it just doesn’t smudge.
In my opinion the texture of this pencil feels very luxurious. You can just feel that they put thought into it and that they didn’t try to save money on creating a pencil with the right kind of texture. I love that they didn’t because now I can use this pencil for multiple purposes and I do think that’s very important when we’re talking about a high-end pencil like this one.
As you can tell this pencil is very pigmented. I only touched my hand once and very lightly in order to make these swatches and gosh they are pigmented. It almost looks like it’s liquid or gel liner. I really love the colour myself, even though it’s not usually up my alley. I also love how easy it is to get the right amount of colour onto the skin. You don’t have to build it up or go over the same area a million times. You don’t even have to put a lot of pressure on the pencil in order to get enough colour pay off. This way it’s very quick and easy to use and it’s also going to deliver a visible shade of grey which is an important factor as well. I mean, you do want to be able to tell that you’re wearing a bit of colour on your lids don’t you?
When it comes to staying power I have to say I’m impressed. Not all pencils with this kind of creamy texture are very long lasting, but this one definitely is. Now that I’m writing this I’m actually wondering how Dior managed to create this pencil. A pencil with such a nice and creamy texture that is easy to blend but also stays in place all day long? I’m definitely impressed.
Another big plus for me is the fact that this pencil isn’t going to crease. Since I’m using this mainly as a base for my shadows I think it’s very important that it is a solid base. Something that won’t move but especially won’t crease. Luckily this pencil doesn’t. It really stays put and it stays pretty all day long.
Overall I think that the Diorshow Khol Stick is a really great product. Quality wise this is just top shelve. It’s everything I look for in a creamy eye pencil. It is very pigmented, it’s intense, it goes on very easily, it has a nice and creamy texture but it’s also very long lasting. It’s everything. I also really love the colour. It’s something completely different from what I’d normally use but I do think it’s very pretty. Overall I’m a big fan and if you’re a lover of creamy eye products you might want to check this out!
That’s it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this khol stick and if you’d ever use something like this or not!