Colorful Eyeliners: Catrice Kohl Kajal

Budget brand Catrice has a habit of choosing perfect puns as product names. A little example? The beautiful blue shade of the Kohl Kajal eye pencil is called Cleopetrol. The grey version has a slightly less exciting name: Take the Greyhound.

catrice kohl kajal eyepencil cleopetrol take the greyhound blue grey

These kohl eyeliners retail for only €1.99 or in other words not a lot (that is about £1.45/$2.20 but retail prices vary between countries). There are 8 colors to choose from, including plain black and a lovely vibrant green. I fell in love with Cleopetrol and decided on grey as a nice variation on my usual black.

catrice kohl kajal eyepencil cleopetrol take the greyhound blue grey

Cleopetrol – as you can see in the picture – is a lovely deep blue shade with a slight shimmer. I think it looks lovely but because the pencil is so soft it isn’t exactly long lasting. I wear this with my Urban Decay Primer Potion to make sure it stays were it should.

catrice kohl kajal eyepencil cleopetrol take the greyhound blue grey

Strangely, the grey pencil is a lot harder which isn’t great either: it is really difficult to get a decent straight line from it. The color payoff is also a problem as the grey is very light and lacks the vibrancy of the blue pencil. I tried photographing it, but I couldn’t get it to show up properly.

catrice kohl kajal eyepencil cleopetrol take the greyhound blue grey

A bit of a mixed bag then, I really like Cleopetrol and will be using that to create some striking eye looks but the grey pencil is a miss for me. Let me know if you would like me to do an entire look with the lovely Cleopetrol.


Budget merk Catrice heeft er een handje van om leuke woordspelingen te gebruiken als product namen. Een voorbeeldje? De geweldige blauwe kleur van het Kohl Kajal oogpotlood heet Cleopetrol. De grijze versie heeft een iets minder grappige naam: Take the Greyhound.

catrice kohl kajal eyepencil cleopetrol take the greyhound blue grey

Deze kohl oogpotloden kost slechts €1.99 en er zijn 8 geweldige kleuren om uit te kiezen, waaronder diep zwart en levendig groen. Ik werd verliefd op Cleopetrol en koos daarnaast de grijze kleur als een variatie op mijn gebruikelijke zwart.

catrice kohl kajal eyepencil cleopetrol take the greyhound blue grey

Cleopetrol – zoals je kunt zien in de foto – is een mooie diepblauwe kleur met een lichte glans. Het ziet er echt heel gaaf uit, maar omdat het potlood zo zacht is blijft het niet heel lang zitten. Ik draag het met mijn Urban Decay Primer Potion om te zorgen dat het beter blijft zitten.

catrice kohl kajal eyepencil cleopetrol take the greyhound blue grey

Raar genoeg is het grijze potlood een stuk harder, maar dat is geen voordeel: het is erg moeilijk om een goede rechte lijn mee te zetten. De grijze kleur is ook erg licht en lastig te zien, de impact van de blauwe kleur ontbreekt. Op de foto was Take the Greyhound dan ook niet te zien.

catrice kohl kajal eyepencil cleopetrol take the greyhound blue grey

Nogal een verschil dus. Ik ben dol op het blauwe potlood en ga die ook zeker gebruiken voor een aantal mooie looks, maar het grijze potlood is een misser. Laat me weten of je het leuk zou vinden om een look te zien met Cleopetrol.

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27 thoughts on “Colorful Eyeliners: Catrice Kohl Kajal

    • Anne September 15, 2015 / 12:17 pm

      Very affordable and generally great quality (only a couple of duds in the stuff I’ve tried so far)

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  1. iamserenel September 12, 2015 / 2:44 am

    Ahhh such a shame about the Grey one, I think that blue is a lovely pop of colour though & 1.99 I think that’s a bargain hehehe 😀

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    • Anne September 12, 2015 / 9:28 am

      Such a bargain right?! That is part of the problem, I simply cannot resist cheap products 😉
      Hope you have a great weekend hun! xxx

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      • iamserenel September 12, 2015 / 10:37 am

        Hehehe neither can I! I hope you have a lovely weekend too sweetie 🙂 Xo

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  2. stashmatters September 11, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    What a pretty colour and really inexpensive. I’ve tried the Essence liners and was pleasantly surprised too! For colourful shades like this, it’s better to try them with a less expensive brand.

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    • Anne September 12, 2015 / 9:29 am

      The Essence eyeliner pens are still my favorite, they even beat expensive brands for me. And you are so right, when it comes to color it is so nice to try it in a budget version first.
      xxx Anne

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    • Anne September 12, 2015 / 9:30 am

      Thanks Mil! It is such a pretty blue 🙂
      Have a great weekend! xx Anne

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    • Anne September 12, 2015 / 9:33 am

      Aah thanks 😀 The blue one is just lovely 🙂 Really strange that the grey one wouldn’t work as well, but it does sometimes happen with these cheaper brands.
      Hope you have a great weekend!
      x Anne

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  3. Lifestylebites3 September 11, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    The blue pencil eyeliner looks brilliant and I would love to see the whole makeup too.

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    • Anne September 12, 2015 / 9:35 am

      Thanks 🙂 Will do, I will make a nice little look around it for autumn. xx

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  4. Sonia September 11, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    I really like colourful eyeliners. I bought some gold from NYX and sometimes I’m using also pink one. I think the blue one is this season’s hit. Looks nice.

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    • Anne September 12, 2015 / 9:36 am

      Oh I have a bright pink one as well, so fun right?!

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      • Sonia September 12, 2015 / 10:58 pm

        Yes! I really love pink. Sometimes I just put my MAC Candy Yum Yum with a brush under my eye not sure how it’s called in english tho… lower eyelid?;p but it looks soooo good coz CYY is so bright

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        • Anne September 14, 2015 / 10:15 am

          Lower lashline? I know what you mean, very smart!

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    • Anne September 12, 2015 / 9:40 am

      Thanks 😀 I think I will be wearing this quite a bit 🙂

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