Rated 3.72 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Hands down
I must admit, I'm no beauty stylist or makeup artist. I'm an average woman that applies makeup, well, averagely. If I find that my day is packed, which is often, and I have managed to run late, which is also often, I always at least put on eyeliner and mascara. They're my go-to's no matter what! Unfortunately, eyeliner does not find me it's go-to canvas.
I constantly struggle with eyeliners that give me "raccoon eyes" after a few hours of wear; eyeliners that are simply too fancy for me to even apply without needing a steady un-caffeinated hand and 20 minutes per eye (between my husband and kids that day will never happen for me); or an eyeliner that is forgiving, allowing me to easily wipe off and reapply as needed (often).
So when I was lucky enough to get to try Covergirl's Exhibitionist 24-hour Kohl Eyeliner in black, I didn't expect anything less than the chaos that already ensues when I apply any other eyeliner. Thankfully, that was not the case!
This eyeliner goes on smooth and easy, even with the hand of a busy mom running on no sleep and about 2 cups of coffee. The color is perfect! I have dark brown eyes. I also find it difficult to wear a wide arrange of colors for eyeliner outside of black to compliment my dark eyes so well.
Covergirl's Exhibitionist Kohl Black is exactly that...black. Not a faded black that's hardly noticeable, not an acrylic paint black that looks incredibly unnatural. It is just the right shade of black. And the best part? It stays put! No more "raccoon eyes" or being asked by my kids if someone "battled" me by hour two of our messy mornings. It's wonderful! Not to mention, it's easily removed; it is very forgiving and easy to correct; and it has an application that is easy like a pencil/crayon eyeliner but the power of a liquid eyeliner!
One downfall, though not for me, I could see where it could be difficult to apply for details. Then again, like mentioned before, I wouldn't even know how to do details, making that purely speculation and moot.
All things considered and mentioned, it's definitely a powerhouse to beat on the shelves at your local store that you purchase makeup from and even online. No need for those difficult to use and expensive eyeliners that department store beauty clerks try to shove in your...well...eyes. This is it, ladies!
Most Helpful Critical Review Impossible to sharpen
I just bought this yesterday. After the tip immediately broke off, I tried to sharpen it. Struggling, I came here looking for answers and learned that there aren't any actual helpful tips and that everyone seems to be suffering the same issues. This is crazy to me, as the back of the packaging literally says "easy to sharpen."
Once I finally succeeded at hacking some of it off, the result was so jagged that it cut at my eye. Unacceptable.
Reviewed by 818 customers Smooth
Cinder from Toledo, Ohio
As everybody else has complained the sharpening is a big problem very disappointed in that aspect. I have 3 different pencil sharpeners and only one vaguely works. Because it's so soft it breaks so easily it needs to be with a sharpener or different material would perhaps wood. I scratched my eye once!
VenusEnvy from South Carolina
I don't understand all the bad reviews. It sharpened easily for me. This stuff stays put on my hooded eyes. I will get every color!!
Plastic ... seriously?!
Milianko from Washington
I just bought this stupid eyeliner and loved the color... only to find out it's plastic and not wood. Hard to sharpen plastic. Nice color... poor design. Won't buy again until problem is fixed. Waste of money.
Worst make up purchase ever
Erin from Tampa
If you like an eyeliner pencil that dulls after one use, and the product only lasts 1 week, then this is for you! Otherwise do not waste your money. Pencil contains a small tip of product that quickly dulls and cannot be sharpened. If you use it once a day, it will be gone by the end of the week. ( there is no more product to "twist up" inside the pencil. )
The Reviews are Right
Izzy from California
Like every review states, this product can't be sharpened. I've even tried with a proper knife that I use for my watercolor pencils - no good. The 'kohl' interior crumbles and breaks, making it impossible to get to a point again. Shame, because it looked really great when applied and I loved the formula.
Eyeliner is great but...
Winter27 from undisclosed
I really liked the eyeliner, but it's a total waste of money to me as nothing I have found will sharpen it decently. I won't be buying it again for that reason. I see other reviews on here with the same problem.
Worst pencil ever
Mariesk from Louisiana
First covergirl purchase! What a mistake. Love the color and the product but could only use it once. No way to sharpen it because its encased in plastic. Doesnt turn or any way to get more pencil. Last time i wast money on Covergirl! Back to LOreal!
EMee from Wisconsin
I love this product, how do I sharpen the point? Trying to figure out
WILL NOT BUY THIS AGAIN!
Read reviews Cover Girl from undisclosed
This is not a "pencil" that can be sharpened. The product casing is plastic. Yep, good luck trying to sharpen it! It doesn't have a twist or push mechanism to advance it either, so you will only be able to use the eyeliner a few times before the point is dull. I cannot believe that Cover Girl is allowing this product to be on the market. They must not have anyone testing, inspecting, or performing QA/QC on this product. Unbelievable!
Poor design! But this is how to sharpen
Charla from Canada
This eyeliner is great but obviously as the multitude of commenters point out, impossible to sharpen. I learned a great trick! Snap off the end of the pencil where the line is. Use a knife to pull out all the glue. Then use a pencil or Qtip to push the eyeliner out the top. Do this gently because if you push out too much, it's too soft to put back. Voila! Now you can use ALL of your pencil. Covergirl, you can do better...please change this terrible design.
Does not sharpen got to use twice
Ciginaa from Washington state
Bought this and used it twice because it does not sharpen now it's almost a stub used different sharpeners
The worst product ever!
Turkishdiva55 from Phoenix AZ
I bought all the colors of this and brought it as a gift to my sister and my niece, they used it only 1time they can't sharpen these neither with sharpener or knife. I am so disappointed with Covergirl, when I go back to US I want my $$back.
No info on how to sharpen it!
discerning buyer from Florida
The packaging should really explain it needs a pencil sharpener to sharpen it and suggest the recommended CG sharpener! It looks like a plastic casing that will not sharpen and needs ro be rolled up but no way to roll up more product.
Priys from Chennai India
I bought this,like it. Problem is it cannot be sharpened. Have tried all possible ways. Am sure there should be a solution.
Do not buy, shame on you!
Eyeris from San Jose, CA
Worst product ever! I only bought because I thought it did not need to be sharpened. Packaging is deceiving, it cannot be advanced and it cannot be sharpened total waste of money.
Very disappointed in the Covergirl brand
Absolute Waste of Money
Janet Mac from Troy, Missouri
The package clearly states "easy to sharpen" which cannot be done. No normal pencil sharpener will sharpen it and you cannot push or roll it up. All you get is a little tip of eyeliner for your money. Unbelievable!
Can't sharpen it!
Bturner81 from Texas
This product is very misleading. It does not allow you to roll up any more product. There is more in the pencil, it is just stuck in there. After a week and a half of using it, it's done. What a waste of money!!!
SSharpe from New Mexico
I'm not sure how this has so many bad reviews. Mine has ran low several times and sharpened with no problem. Really smooth and stays in place. Great!
Love this eyeliner (but you need a sharpener)
MicheleE from Charlotte NC
Love the smoky affect and that it doesn't smudge. Small issue finding the right sharpener, you need a small barrel sharpener, not a big barrel. Sharpens right up to fresh point.
Stop telling people to call and do something
llll29 from undisclosed
I am also having the same problem as everyone else. I have tried several different sharpeners and NONE work. Telling people to call is ridiculous. Fix the problem
Great until you need to sharpen it!
Pointless In Brandon from Florida
I can not sharpen the 3 pencils I got.
Not a happy camper .
The advancing mechanism does not work
bob27777777777777777 from undisclosed
I bought two of these and a few days after opening the first found that I could not advance the pencil. Eventually I cut it in half and realized that there was more product inside, but it would not advance. For the second one I think I will cut off the bottom of the pencil and advance it manually so I don't have to throw it away.
This is a mechanical issue that CoverGirl needs to address.
Lori E from New Hampshire
I have used Perfect Point pencils for years and was excited to try the Exhabationist eye pencil as it is waterproof and smudgeproof! However, it doesn't twist up and dispense more eye pencil like the Perfect Point. So, using this product for about two weeks to have it used up is very disappointing. Rather sneaky, Cover Girl, as one would assume you would use the same twist technology for all your pencils.
Jane88 from undisclosed
Wasted money on 3 of these thinking they were broke. Unable to advance or sharpen. Only get 2-3 uses, such a waste of money. The tip of the last one broke before I even used it. This makes me mad enough to stop using cover girl all together. Rip off!
Never got to use it
Regimus_paximus from Magnolia, TX
I bought this eyeliner and when I opened it the entire tip came off...I didn't even get to use it once and now I have to throw it out, since I can't push out more or sharpen it. I'm really really disappointed. I LOVE covergirl products but this is the second time it's happened and I'm on the verge of switching products :(