The Maybelline Colossal family is growing bigger day by day...And we at C&D are loving it! First the Colossal Liner and now the Kohl is some amazing colors. Let's look at Smoked Silver today :)
The packaging is the same as the classic black Colossal Kohl, with the letters and a band in the same shade as the pencil color. This is quite helpful in locating the pencil actually. The slim packaging makes it super easy to carry around. Since the pencil is a retractable twist up kind, there is no product wastage.
The formula is smooth and creamy. It isn't too soft (that it crumbles down) nor too stiff. It glides well without any tugging.
Pigmentation is fair. I wouldn't say it super pigmented. You need 3-4 swipes for the color to show up. Maybe this is the case with this particluar shade...not really sure.
It does not show up too well on my upper lid (not that I am complaining...I am not a colored pencil on lids person).
Staying power is decent. I have gone upto 7 hours with some very minor smudging.
Smoked Silver is a medium grey shade with some silver sheen/shimmer. The shimmer actually prevents the color from looking flat. The shade totaly surprised me as I was expecting something a lot more silver, but I am super glad that this one is more grey.
It is a very wearable shade which will not clash with most Indian skin tones. Like brown, grey can be used whenever you want a softer look. You can easily wear it to college or work.
I like wearing it on the lower lash line...smoked out with black kajal mostly. It gives a very beautiful effect that way and the grey softens the black too. (Or it can be used as a base for grey shadows too...okay, need to go try this now!).
I quite liked Smoked Silver. It is unlike any other shade I have and will be a good addition if you are fond of colored eyepencils as well. It is great for those who like to wear eyeliner/kohl but don’t want the stark black color. Do check out this one!
P.S. Don't judge the eotd too much, okay? I am not keeping well and just applied the kohl without doing anything else... Hope you get an idea about how it looks :)
* Disclaimer: PR sample. However, the opinions expressed here are our own and honest.