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Monday, December 8, 2014

Spotted: NEW L'Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pens

If you thought that was it for the new L'Oreal product sightings, think again! I have a few more tricks up my sleeve, starting with this sighting from longtime photo-contributor Cyndiinphilly. Cyndiinphilly spotted these new L'Oreal liners at her local CVS this week and was nice enough to share a pic:

image credit: Cyndiinphilly for Nouveau Cheap
NEW L'Oreal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pens
"One Step for Smoky Eye"
(retail: $9.99 each at CVS, 0.0.32 oz)

Keep reading for more info...

Cyndiinphilly spotted these at her CVS for $9.99 each and in addition to the two shades she purchased, Purple Smoke and Taupe Smoke, she said there were two other shades in the display: Black Smoke and Brown Smoke

For those of you who are new to powder pen liners, these are not a new invention. Years ago, Styli-Style used to have one and Nyx has one in their current line-up (Powdery Black Liner and Powdery Brown Liner, both in the Noir Collection). I actually purchased the Nyx Powdery Black Liner at my local Grocery Outlet a while back for $1.99 but I have yet to try it (shame on me!). And I know other brands make powder pen liners as well. 

If you've never tried one before, this style of eyeliner has a sponge tip applicator and the powder is actually contained in the cap. So when you close the cap, you're picking up the powder with the applicator. I found an Amazon listing for the new Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pens HERE (you can click that link to view the full ingredients), so here's the product description:

Smoky perfection is now easily achievable in just one step. The new powder eyeliner pen features a revolutionary foam tip applicator to instantly blend color, creating a defined smoky eye with no smudging needed. The gel-like powder formula housed in the product cap glides on easily, for a smoky finish with intense pay off that lasts up to 14 hours. A range of 4 smoky colors: black, brown, taupe and purple for the ultimate smoky perfection.

The biggest complaint that I've heard about this style of liner is that it can cause fallout during application since you're basically applying loose powder eyeshadow with a dry sponge-tip applicator. I'll be very curious to see if L'Oreal has reinvented the wheel here, since they claim to be using a "gel-like powder formula." This sounds like it could be a game-changer in this genre and (possibly??) eliminate the fallout that we've seen from other liners before it. Color me intrigued!

Have you spotted the new Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pens in your area yet? Thoughts?

Thanks so much, Cyndiinphilly, for the great sighting and pic!


  1. I heard the Loreal Laquer liner in blackest black is amaze balls

    1. Hum..I reviewed one of the Lacquer Liners when they first came out in 2012 and it didn't work too well for me:

      I don't own the shade you mentioned though...maybe that might have been better for me!

  2. Nice spotting! :-)

  3. Now these I might try (pending a review of course). I almost always use powder eyeshadow over my pencil eyeliner anyway so this would eliminate having to use two products. Plus these would be great for a smudged effect. But you are right, in the past all the powder would fall everywhere. But they are marketing these as a gel powder so we shall see! Thanks for this info. And thanks for all the new product sightings. In one way I wish these companies would spread things out a little. Between L'oreal, Maybelline and CG (oh and PF!) there are too many products coming out all at once. My wallet is weeping...

  4. I'm interested in trying this since it's a "gel" powder. I would have liked the NYX except for the powder falling into my eye. I'm anxious to see some reviews.

  5. I grabbed the one in taupe. I'm impressed! I had zero fallout! I'm going to get the black one and I'll try to remember report back!

  6. I bought the taupe liner last night. I'm not sure why they named it taupe, but it's still pretty. The closest thing I have in my stash is urban decay desperation shadow and this liner is easily darker than desperation. When I open it there is a teardrop/ball shape sponge applicator which is apparently on a tiny spring. I had to be careful to aim the liner straight forward to use the tip for a smaller line. I swiped it on and brushed a bit of ud mushroom on it and I was happy with it. Not quite what I expected but I'm still picking up the purple. Having seen the "taupe" I wonder if the purple will come out looking like the "purple priority" shade they released ?

  7. I'm sorry I didn't mention.. I did not e pertinence any fallout when I used the liner...;)

  8. I have used the product since I first spied it. It's perfection. I bought both brown and black but the black is too dark for me even in the evening. It's a cinch to apply too.


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