How to Apply Kajal / Eye Kohl Perfectly ?

by Rati on March 20, 2012 · 48 comments

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Shumaila Asks:

I had few queries and I hope you’ll be able to resolve them. First, I am very fond of using eye pencil\Kajal specially in\around waterlines. But the problem is it get spreads out after a while and my eye give a haunted look. Please guide me how to stop spreading it.

Secondly, I have big eye but if i use eye pencil on lower water\lashline ; my eyes seem to close down and give a very small rounded look. Can you guide me how to use kajal\eye pencil so that my eyes look bigger and wide open.
Thanks and keep up the good work.

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Rajani March 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

me :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: for the expert ladies tips…. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Raji March 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm

From my personal experience i can suggest you to use Black Gel liner as “kajal” in and around the lower lash line. They are really black, really long lasting and they will not smudge. Even i have a thing with the kajals and till now i have not come across a long lasting, smudge proof kajal.

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Raji March 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

And.. for making ur eyes look bigger avoid using the kajal/eyeliner right from the inner corner of the lower lid. always start the line at the beginning of eyelash growth. Hope this helps.. :) All the best..

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Shilpa Pinaki March 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

True..& applying kajal in inner corner will result into black gooey eyes after sum time.. :nonono:

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Raji March 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

:haanji: :haanji:

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Shilpa Pinaki March 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Am an out & out Kajal-o-holic..!! I glide it on the outer side of waterline..almost between waterline & lower lashline & then press compact juss below it..which tremendously helps in increasing its staying power.. :haanji: Kajal might fade away over a period of time but won’t bleed through such powder-y barrier & result is No-Panda-Look… :panda:

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Richa March 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Kajal per se is never smudge proof. If you have oily skin then it is bound to spread even more. You could use Maybelline Colossal Kajal or Lotus Herbals Kajal which are the best kajals I know. Also gel eyeliners can also be used.

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Aru March 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

i agree with Richa. Kajal is never smudge proof especially if you have oily skin. so a good idea is to use the gel liner (Maybelline around Rs 300+, MAC is about a 1000 bucks) on the top of the lids and use an eye pencil on the waterline (Faces is good). A good way is to apply dots first on the lids and join them to get the perfect line..

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RASHMI V. S. March 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

try street wear eye pencil or Maybelline kajal, both stays long way on me.. Currently I am loving kajal/ eye makeup of Vidya balan from kahani.. She put kajal on waterline from center to outer end, drawing slightly outwards.. and liner on upper eyelashes.. Try this one as well,..
All the best :wink:

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Renu March 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Me too loving the Vidya eye makeup in kahaani. Someone please say hot to get that look. :waaa:

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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Shumaila I have been a Kohl lover gal since long and well its really difficult to find absolute waterproof kohls.. I tried Revlon Colorstay one stroke definining eyeliner which is absolutely waterproof but it horribily stings my eyes..

I have big eyes too what I do is I apply Kohl/liner on my water line and also slightly below lower lash line at the outercorner.. chk here http://makeupandbeauty.com/shimmery-brown-matte-black-eye-makeup-tutorial/

to avoid smudging wht you can do is – First dab some compact under your eyes before applying the Kohl then apply your Kohl and then take lil black powder e/s and dab it on the the Kohl u’ve already applied.. that prevents smudging..

Hope this helps Shumaila :)) :))

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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Shumaila I have been a Kohl lover gal since long and well its really difficult to find absolute waterproof kohls.. I tried Revlon Colorstay one stroke definining eyeliner which is absolutely waterproof but it horribily stings my eyes..

I have big eyes too what I do is I apply Kohl/liner on my water line and also slightly below lower lash line at the outercorner..

to avoid smudging wht you can do is – First dab some compact under your eyes before applying the Kohl then apply your Kohl and then take lil black powder e/s and dab it on the the Kohl u’ve already applied.. that prevents smudging..

Hope this helps Shumaila :)) :))

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Shilpa Pinaki March 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Revlon One Stroke is unbelievably black..glides like a dreammmm…lasts for saat janam & stings like HELL.. :waaa: After one near-death ( :tongue: ) xperience..I use it for lashline/temp tatto/painted bindis.. :haanji:

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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Shilpa I was so happy when I swatched it..and ya its deadly waterproof.. but it almost made me blind when I applied it after coming home.. and you know what I toh dont even apply it on my eyelip it stings there too.. :spank: :spank: :spank: :cry: :cry: :cry: total waste of money..c :pan: :pan: to the team who formulated that

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Rati March 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

omgg!! :shocked:

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Rajani March 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

big eyes… :panda: :panda: :panda: :panda: :panda:
:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
:whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Rajani u constantly chidaoing me,,, :waaa: :waaa: :tongue: :tongue: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :cry: :cry:

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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Rajani I have real big eyes if I applying eyeliner on my eyelid and below my lower lash line I look like a CHANDALIKA.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :tongue: :tongue:

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Rajani March 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Rajani March 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm

:puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm

my prev comment awaiting moderation.. :waiting: :waiting:

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Rajani March 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol: :lol:

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Shami March 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

You are a laughing girl in IMBB :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
Correct na Rajani :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Rajani March 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: thank u…. :))

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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm

lauffing and whistling gal she is :tongue: :tongue:

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Rajani March 21, 2012 at 8:40 am

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: good morning :))

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gurpreet March 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Those were nice tips.. thanks.. taking note of them :yahoo:

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Shami March 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

:high5: me too gurpreet :))

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Vish March 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Use Maybelline Kajal it will not spread or smudge and you won’t end up luking like :panda:

Next to make ur eyes luk big use black liner and line ur lashes both lower and upper. Now take light brown kohl and apply in on ur waterline

This will make ur eyes luks dramatically big

Other experts plz correct me if I m wrong :worship:

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Vish March 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Use Maybelline Kajal it will not spread or smudge and you won’t end up luking like :panda:

Next to make ur eyes luk big use black liner and line ur lashes both lower and upper. Now take light brown kohl and apply in on ur waterline

This will make ur eyes luk dramatically big

Other experts plz correct me if I m wrong :worship:

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Rati March 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm

YOu may use gel liner as a kajal. Instead of wearing it inside your eye, wear it on your upper lahs line and on your lash line . You can use a skin tone or while eye kohl inside your eyes. This will make your eyes look more awake and your kajal problem would also be solved. You can pat come compact powder just on the under eye area. This would prevent the kajal from moving down or smudging. Another tip from preventing kajal from smudging is that after you apply kajal on your waterline, just smudge it using your little finger. This would take away the excess kajal from your eye and prevent it from smudging.

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gayatri March 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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Rajol March 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Hi Rajani,

this is a trick that I have tried and has always worked for me.
Step 1: Take a gel eyeliner and line your water line and also the inside of the upper lash line.
Step 2: Once it sets take a black smudge proof eye pencil and go over the upper and lower lash line/water lines.

This will help fill in the gaps between your lashes, give you a neat soft smokey look and keep your kajal in place…

try it and let me know…. :)

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Rajani March 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Thank u for the tip Rajol…Sure will try this out :))

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Rajani March 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Heyyy Rajol.. i tried it… :)) there was thoda thoda shabby for frst 2 times… :tongue: but now me enjoying it…. Finally got my first Maybelline gel liner… I’m loving it…. :)) :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

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ife March 20, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I like the brown eyeliner tip…but i already have roundy eyes.. :methinks:
Apply baby powder or compact to lids and tap and spread with little finger to blot all oil..
Apply liquid liner on lower lid..wait for it to dry and go over with an liner pencil to smude and soften…
Apply kajal or kohl or gel eyeliner to waterline..The liquid eyeliner barrier will prevent it from smudging..this is what i do… :whistle:

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Sahar March 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

diffentetly buy a waterproof kajal. that will prevent you from looking like ”haunted” because it will stay in place and wont go anywhere

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Dipti C March 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Sahar lovely eye makeup in the display picture hun… tutorial please :waaa: :waaa:

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Sukanya March 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

get a smudge proof kajal- maybelline collossal is a good drugstore one/get a gel liner
for eyes to look bigger- avoid the inner corners..start from the center of lower waterline/ lashline and go outward..the line shud be gradually thick as u go outward…line your upper waterline(tightline) gives a definition to your eye and also makes the lashes appear dense.
u can ditch the kajal for lower waterlines and use a white or preferably flesh colored eyepencil .
to prevent racoon eyes- pat in some translucent powder or compact just below your lashlines..

hope this helps O:)

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Bulbul March 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Hi… Maybelline Kajal does not smudge at all and costs only Rs 150. Try it

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Latika March 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I have big eyes……and certainly a kajal lover……my suggestions wud be …maybelline collosal kajal and the gel liner….they both wrok for me!!!
No Smudge…. :pompom:

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Ranjani March 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I dunno why maybelline kajalratingsoo high..or it smudges on mebcos I have oily skin and I dont use compact :silly: it lines beautifully and love the black but stays good only for abt 2-3 hrs and thn it transfers to my lower lid too :specs:

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Babita March 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Hi Shumail, I have also tried so many kajal/kohl but no one is smudge proof and become panda eyes immediately after application. I have oily eyelids also. I have tried Maybelline Colossal Kajal. You can apply it on your waterline, lower eyelid, upper eyelid. It is waterproof as well smudge proof. It will not smudge or bleed and has very good staying power. This is the best I have ever used. I apply it on my lower eyelid and ordinary kajal (Hashmi) on waterline. It is very inexpensive of Rs. 150 (discounts are if purchased online). buy it and use it. u will definitely find a good result. Good Luck.

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Babita March 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm

and one thing I forgot, which I always do. Use some compact powder below your kajal to stay your kajal long lasting.

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Aru March 21, 2012 at 12:22 am

after all the gyan i gave i looked like a mess when i got home this evening after a dinner party. my ‘supposed to be’ friend didnt even mention it thru’ the evening :shocked: :shocked: so mean no??. the moment i walked in, my husband said why has your eye makeup gone all haywire? :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: poor guy said its ok u looking nice but your eye makeup is messed up.. i need to read these tips again and again and remember them more importantly. :(( :((

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sherly July 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

burn almond using your puja lamp, below a plate and make good home made kajal yourself quickly, using ghee or castor oil. collect the soot on a plate and add drops of ghee to the soot powder on the plate. you have a lovely dark kajal. store it for months.
before your apply kajal put a good under eye gel first. Then using your pinky finger apply kajal on your water line. and you are done. unless you cry or rub your eyes it doesnt spread much.
simple!

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asgari January 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm

i want to know which kajal is long lasting and non smudge as i have a oilly skin.is MAc the right choice

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