Thursday, November 21, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Marlene Midnight and Elizabeth Violet | Review and Swatches

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As I have previously said, if I had to choose a single makeup item that I use the most, and that I would never want to do without, it would definitely be a great eyeliner pencil. This has been the case since I was a teenager, and I don't imagine that this will change. My most reached-for eyeliner pencils are definitely the Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencils, and I have four shades that I use all of the time (Elizabeth Violet, Marlene Midnight, Barbarella Brown and Bedroom Black. More swatches HERE).

This wonderful formula is so creamy to the touch and easy to blend, and it glides across the skin without any tugging or pulling, and it deposits color evenly and effortlessly. It allows you to create a very clean crisp line, but gives you enough time before setting to make a smoky smudged line as well. Once it does set, it is completely budge-proof, and lasts on me all day long, and without a primer. I do not experience any transfer, smudging or fading, but I do not have very oily eyelids, and your wear-time may vary if you do.

I recently repurchased Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Elizabeth Violet because it is one of my most used pencils, and I didn't want to miss out on wearing this gem of a purple eyeliner. While I have been coveting Elizabeth Violet since I began using it, I found myself mesmerized by the beauty of Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner Pencil-Marlene Midnight– which struck me as the perfect deep purplish blue, and I fell madly in love with it from the first moment that I saw it in person. Both of these shades can be built up for greater pigmentation and saturation, but they can also be worn more sparingly, and therefore less intensely.
The four shades that I own (more swatches and reviews HERE):
Elizabeth Violet is a gorgeous slightly muted violet purple.
Marlene Midnight is a sunning navy kohl.
Barbarella Brown is a deep and blackened brown without red undertones.
Bedroom Black is a deep black.

According to Charlotte Tilbury,

Darlings, my Rock ‘n’ Kohl eyeliner in Eye Cheat is the universal nude tone to create the optical illusion of wider, fuller and more awake eyes. Line around your waterline miraculously makes your eyes appear bigger & brighter!


1. To use, start by lining your eyes as usual with your favourite Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eyeliner.

2. Apply Rock 'n' Kohl in Eye Cheat along the waterline of the lower and upper lashes to make eyes appear, brighter and more wide awake.

3. Charlotte’s Tip: Use this nude kohl eyeliner paired with the Full Fat Lashes mascara for super wide, doll-like eyes.
Left to Right: Elizabeth Violet and Marlene Midnight
Swatches Top to Bottom: Marlene Midnight and Elizabeth Violet
Overall Assessment: I highly recommend Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner Pencils, and if you love purples, then you will really adore Marlene Midnight and Elizabeth Violet. A+

Purchased. All views expressed are categorically my own.
$27.00 for oz. from Charlotte Tilbury, Sephora, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, Beautylish, Selfridges, Cult Beauty and John Lewis (Affiliate Links). 


  1. Replies
    1. they really are amazing! Definitely my current favorite eyeliners!

  2. I've been using eyeshadow as liner a lot lately but I need to switch back to gel liners b/c eyeshadow is not as long lasting.

    1. Eyeshadow alone definitely isn't as long lasting, but using eyeliner pencil under a shadow lasts all day on me!

  3. I have the Violet one and wear it often. It gives me just enough purple without going overboard. Love the CT line!!

    1. I absolutely love the violet one as well, and wear it all of the time. The slighter bluer one is stunning as well, and definitely worth trying given your love of the violet shade. I agree with you completely, I love the CT line as well!


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