Lancome Le Crayon Kohl 015 Jazzy Taupe Review and Swatch

December 3, 2012

If you are looking for a perfect taupe eyeliner, look no further than the Lancome Le Crayon Kohl in 015 Jazzy Taupe from their Holiday 2012 Collection. I didn’t think I needed any more eyeliners after I got my hands on the THREE Flash Performance Eyeliners (reviewed here), but this one is just a must have for me!


The packaging is just downright ugly for such a high end brand. It reminds me of those really cheap eyeliners you get at the drugstore – a plain pencil type with a gold cap. No sharpener, no sponge applicator, and it was glad wrapped without a proper case… But do not get discouraged by its cover, the texture of this pencil is near perfection based on my holy grail standard of THREE . It’s a kohl pencil eyeliner with a buttery texture. If you ever wonder how soft are the THREE Eyeliners, this one is about 90% close! It gives a shimmery satin finish without any glitter. It glides on my sensitive eyes easily without tugging the skin, and stays put all day. Best of all, it is the most perfect brown taupe and it complements my mostly neutral eye shadows perfectly. I probably need a back up of it as taupe eyeliners are just so hard to come by!

Swatch of Jazzy Taupe


Compared to Urban Decay Underground, Chanel Rose Platine (reviewed here), and THREE 01


Le Crayon Kohl Jazzy Taupe is part of Lancome’s Holiday 2012 Collection in Australia (I believe in Europe as well..), but it is not in the Holiday Collection on the Lancome USA website. So I am a bit confused! Can any of you shed any light on this 🙂

I bought this for AUD$45 at David Jones. You can also get this here or here from UK.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie December 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hi! In the US, the holiday collection includes Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Taupe Brilliant. It’s a windup stick with a blender tip on the other end. The color is gorgeous and is displayed beside an ombre shadow as part of the holiday collection. Check out the website for a better description and photo.


Reika December 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Thanks for the info! It’s quite confusing to have 2 different types of products included in the same collection in different countries 🙂


Vicki December 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

What a gorgeous colour – its something that would get alot of wear!
I cant shed any light – bit confusing really. But its a lovely colour


Daisy Chiu December 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Thanks for the post! I have been looking for something similar to the limited edition Chanel Rose Platine… I should have gotten a back up back in the days….. yes, nice taupe eyeliners with great color, super texture and excellent lasting power is not easy to find these days.


Becca @ The Beauty Sample December 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

This is SO gorgeous! I don’t own a taupe liner for some reason even though I looooove taupe, so I think this is a good excuse to purchase!! 😀 I am worried that it won’t stay put on me though. Many liners that work so great for so many people just can’t stand up to my small. oily lids :/


Elaino December 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Lancome is so incredibly overpriced in SG and AU.
The pencil costs only HKD140 but almost everywhere is sold out. :S

I am glad my friend who is travelling in HK managed to get the jazzy taupe for me. :p

Did u get any of the limited edition Petit TresOR eyeshadows? They are so stunning when I swatched over the counter. Is so hard to choose, I am going to get all 3. :p


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