Too Cool For School Highline Eye Pencil Review

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Too Cool For School is a brand I had to try simply for their awesome packaging. The Highline Liner is one of their bestsellers and when tried it out in the store, I was really impressed by its resilience. However, I did have some issues with it when I started using it.

The product: A twist up pencil liner.

The packaging: Being part of Too Cool For School's Dinoplatz collection means this liner's packaging is covered in illustrations of tall buildings and dinosaurs. Awesome. It also conveniently comes with its own smudger and sharpener in the lid.

The colour: A good old black.

The application: What bothers me about this liner is that even if you sharpen it extremely well, it's still quite a chunky pencil. I'm used to thin pen liners so using this is quite challenging for me. Also, the application will depend on the weather: if it's cold, the liner will drag a little when you apply it but if it's very hot, it becomes extremely creamy and hard to control.

The road test: What this liner does extremely well is that it lasts a very long time with minimal smudging or fading. I also swatched it on my hand and ran it under the tap and it survived pretty well!

Swatch after adding water & smudging
The drawbacks: As I've mentioned the liner becomes very soft in hot weather, so sharpening it is not an easy task. If you live in a warm climate you might wanna keep this one in the fridge before sharpening.

Overall: If you like drawing thick lines and want a long lasting pencil liner then this is for you! Just keep it in the fridge if the weather gets too hot.


  1. Shame about the thick tip! The packaging is really nice though. I always can't resist cute or elegant packaging!

    ❤ Charms | à la Charms

    1. Haha I know! Cute packaging is my weakness.

  2. Sounds like a great liner :)
    It looks cute too.

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  3. the packaging is soooo cute!
    what a great idea! keeping your eyeliner pencil in the fridge
    why didn't I think of that??

    thank you for the neat review

    The Sweetest Escape 

    1. I keep my lipsticks in the fridge when it gets too hot so that's where I got the idea!
      And thanks for your comment!

  4. It's seems like a pretty good liner. And the packaging is so cute!

  5. Oh, I would buy this only because of the packaging - so cute!


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