Prestige Soft Blend Khol Eyeliner in Havana

Prestige Kohl Eyeliner Havana Prestige Soft Blend Khol Eyeliner in Havana

I’m such a fan of the Prestige Total Intensity liners that I decided to try out their other liner formulas. The first one I purchased is the Prestige Soft Blend Khol Eyeliner.


It probably isn’t a surprise given the name that these are totally different than the Total Intensity liners. The Total Intensity liners give super inky dark color and many of them have a somewhat metallic-y tinge. The Soft Blend Khols are designed to create more diffused, subtle smokiness. They are perfect for creating a quick everyday look that’s just a little more than my usual tightlining and mascara. I just line the outer half of my eye, use the smudger to blend it out, then go back in with the liner to add a bit more definition right at the lash line and outer corner. Because you’re using a smudger, you don’t have to worry about getting the lines perfect. It takes all of 60 seconds and I’m loving the natural, effortless results.


Havana is a true dark brown. I find that true neutral brown liners can be hard to get right – they often lean red, which isn’t my favorite tone for lining. To me, the depth of the color makes this unique and I can see myself incorporating it into many different looks. This would be a particularly great shade for very fair beauties who find blacks too harsh and most browns too warm.


Here’s Havana with a medium brown liner – a Clinique Quickliner in Brown that I got in a GWP a while back. You can see how much darker Havana is.

Prestige Khol Eyeliner Havana Swatches1 Prestige Soft Blend Khol Eyeliner in Havana

L-R: Clinique Quickliner in Brown, Prestige Soft Blend Khol in Havana


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What are your favorite brown liners?

  • Lorraine

    This looks great. I like to smudge my eyeliner on my lower lash line sometimes so this would come in so useful.

    Thanks for sharing!!

    • Catherine

      The smudger is really convenient! It’s rounded at the top, which is different than others I’ve used, but it works well. Thanks so much for your comment, Lorraine ♥

  • L e n a

    thanks for this review!
    i am a big fan of the total intensity liners.
    weirdly enough i find kohl kajal liners last pretty well on my very wet waterlines if blended well.
    i will definitely try these out.
    (i didn’t know they are cruelty free, which is even nicer! ) ;)