Best Kajals Available in India: A Collection

by neha on August 1, 2013 · 85 comments

Best Kajals Available in India: A Collection

HI people, I am thrilled to compile a post for all of you today, this is a collective post to give you a plethora of options to choose from, take a look, read the reviews by following the link and get your favorites asap.

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I think kajal is something we can all relate too being Indian girls, girls who do not use a lipstick or liner would still use kajal every day, we love our kajal and would not step out without it, so here goes some choicest kajal reviews on IMBB, click the links to read the full reviews by the authors.

Kajals

Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

It wears for 8 to 10 hours, is smudge proof, very smooth and black. Just to compare, the Maybelline Colossal kajal is blacker, but this one stays on my oily lids for longer than the Maybelline one. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal Review

Mac pro long wear eye liner: Night trail:

Pro Longwear’s long-lasting eye liner delivers creamy, dense colour that glides on smoothly. 12-hour water resistant formula stays put and smudge-free.

MAC Prolong Wear Eyeliner Night Trail

Lakme Black Satin Kajal

Jet black kajal for the blackest black delivery in just one stroke. Draw a sharp, intense line or smudge for a smoky finish.

MAC TechnaKohl Liner Graphblack

A mechanical pencil-style liner. In formula, soft and creamy, with an intense, rich, colour deposit. Blends on application: dries quickly to a long-wear, non-smudge finish. Versatile. An easy way to line the top and lower lash line of the eye. When applied at a 90 degree angle, provides a thin precision line. For thicker application, apply at a flat angle.

Mac pro long wear eye liner Black ice:
Rashmita says this ideal for waterline.

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Lakme absolute forever silk eye liner Black last:

The soft creamy texture gives you a chance to do just that in 7 exciting shades.Stay Silky Soft : Moisturize on the go with eyeliner colors that are rich in Vitamin E.

Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner Blacklast

Maybelline Colossal Kajal:
It is a twist up kajal stick. Claims 6 hour stay, black, bold, smudge resistant and contains Vitamin E. It is waterline safe.

maybelline colossal kajal

Faces cosmetic kajal:

Faces kajal is soft, smooth textured kohl, packaged in a sturdy travel friendly casing provided with a mirror for touch ups. The pigmentation is very good – dark and black , comparable to MAC Smolder.

Mac smolder

Smolder is BLACK and I mean BLACK – it’s the black of pure dark kajal. Neither Lakme Perfect Definition, nor the Chambor Black can compare to the Blackness of this black.

Streetwear Kajal:

This kajal will work just fine and no big promises. If you are new to make up and want to try some less-smudging kohl, do try this one.

Street Wear Kajal

Coloressence kajal Pencil:

This unique ayurvedic formula is soft & smoothening to the eyes. The added ingredients help to improve vision & brighten the eyes. It is mild, gentle and safe to the eyes so anyone can use it regularly.

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Eyetex kajal:

There are basically three types of Eyetex Kajal – Eyetex Kajal Stick (in the form of a cone), then there is Eyetex Kajal Supreme (which is pen type), and the latest one is Eyetex Kajal Supreme – Herbally Enhanced (which is in cone form and comes packed in a lipstick like case)

Eyetex kajal Supreme:

Eyetex kajal supreme herbally enhanced

Elle18 Kajal:

A simple kajal that comes in a cone form and lasts you for long.

Vov soft kajal:

It’s great for daily use. A twist up kajal and that too in this range, is every penny worth.

VOV soft kohl kajal 1

JOvees Kajal:

Jovees Kajal contains Triphala, Almond oil, natural carbon and other herbal extracts.

Triphala – is an Ayurvedic herbal rasayana formula consisting of equal parts of three myrobalans, taken without seed: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). Triphala offers antioxidant, bacteria-killing, and immune-enhancing benefits.

Biotique Kajal:
Almond Kajal pure sesame oil, Sweet Almond oil along with extracts of Eclipta Alba and India Gooseberry nourish the eye area. This natural blend prepared in traditional Ayurvedic method improves your vision and promotes the growth of eyelashes. Made from natural extracts, you can apply this Kajal everyday to add sparkle to your eyes.

Fabindia Kajal:

Made with nourishing almond oil, shea butter, beeswax and triphala, this kajal is ideal for everyday use. Its unique formulation enables smooth application without smudging.

FabIndia Kajal with Almond Oil Review

Oriflame Kajal

Ultra long lasting, blacker than black kajal for intensely sultry eyes. Contains chamomile extract and antioxidant properties to help soothe and moisturise. Light, non-greasy formula leaves your skin with a wonderfully soft, velvety feel.

Coloressence Kajal:

Bridal kajal is a state of the art kajal with a unique fast dry formula that has a smooth flow and apt application which is water proof and lasts all day without smudging and flaking

Shahnaz Hussain kajal
A very special combination of precious herbs and pure almond oil to pamper your eyes. The flower extracts help to relax the eyes while the pure almond oil encourages the growth of luxuriant eyelashes. Triphala was used in ancient Ayurvedic system of medicine for maintaining and improving vision.

Lakme Kohl Ultimate

This magic pencil brings together kohl, smudger and sharpener all in one stick saving your precious space and time.

lakme nine to five kohl ultimate

Hashmi Kajal


High Definition Hashmi Kajal Stick is a friendly-flow formula, with a smooth and sleek felt tip that is especially designed by our R&D Dept. to cater your eyes the very-best backstage finishing look to create a more vibrant and dramatic look that madly elaborates your eyes.

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Deborah Milano kajal Pencil:
A soft pencil that leaves ultra-deep color. Easy to blend in. Safe for use also inside the lashline.

Maybelline Expression Kajal:

Expression Kajal by Maybelline contains the deepest black pigments and a unique tip for that intense black colour. The formula of the kajal is a blend of nourishing ingredients including Vitamin E and castor oil that have a soothing effect on your eyes.

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Homemade kajal:
I found it very interesting and hence included it here.

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Vlcc kajal:

A unique formulation that does not smudge, smear or fade after application. The goodness of natural oils and herbal extract nourish and relax the eyes. Triphala helps in maintaining good vision.

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Himalaya herbals Kajal:

Enriched with almond oil that nourishes your eyes, keeps them cool, and makes u look fresh and bright

Lotus herbals Kajal

100% natural kajal enriched with botanical extracts of camphor, liquorice & almond oil which pamper and relax your eyes all day. Also helps in growth of eye lashes. Can be used daily.

Avon simply pretty kajal:

Avon Kohl comes in a thick pencil form which can be sharpened. The pencil is dark brown in color with a matte silver cap & bottom. Black is the only color available.It has a creamy texture & glides very smoothly.

Stila kajal eyeliner

Kajal eye liners are formulated to mimic the ultra-soft texture of the Indian eye darkener of the same name. The luscious formula is silky smooth and glides on perfectly, without dragging across the most fragile skin around the eye area. Delivers bold, clear, true color that blends easily and beautifies.

Stila Kajal Eye Liner

Mumtaz Herbal Kajal with Almond Oil
Its like a twist-up normal kajal. On application, it feels cool and the best part is that it stays cool for a long time and not just on application. It feels great, though it smudges after like 3-4 hours.

Mumtaz Herbal Kajal with Almond Oil

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Black Noir
The waterproof eyeliner is available in 10 shades. Black Noir, Sparkling Black, Brown, Taupe, Nude, Deep Blue, Turquoise, Light Blue, Silver, Purple.

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Florelle kajal eye pencil
Very soft lead which does not get crushed. It allows an application to the inner edge of the eyelid without causing any irritation.
Florelle

Colorbar i-define pencil Blackout

We all love this and use it a kajal, technically it is an eye pencil :P

And these are my current favs, when I am in a hurry, I line my upper lash line and waterline with any one of these and done!

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So which kajal is your fav? Which kajal are you currently using? Would love to include any I have missed, drop your comments to see any more you would like to see in the compilation.

Lakme Gypsy Collection Black Satin Kajal Experiment Photos
Maybelline Colossal Kajal Photos, Swatches
Jovees Kajal Review, Swatch
Shahnaz Husain Herbal Kajal
Biotique Almond Kajal
Eyetex Kajal
Amway Attitude Eye Pencil: Kajal Coal
How To Prevent Kajal from Smudging – Daily Beauty Tips
How To Make Kajal (Kohl) for Eyes at Home

{ 85 comments… read them below or add one }

Nalini Jindal August 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Very useful post Neha…. *hifive* *hifive* . My current fav is Lakme Eyeconic Kajal……… *jalwa* *jalwa* *happydance* *happydance*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm

mine too its good na *pompom*

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Nalini Jindal August 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

yes neha……it is super awesome..!! it has stood the test of time…..be it monsoons ka humid day…or even a day when I cried my eyes out……damn..!! this one did not budge..!! lol.. *haan ji* *haan ji* *jai ho* *jai ho*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

wowow *shock*

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keerthi August 2, 2013 at 12:01 am

mine is himalaya herbal kajal….

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm

it is good no doubt :)

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Lakshmipriya August 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Great compilation Neha *pompom* *pompom* *pompom* *pompom* And your current favourite ones are super cool *jai ho* *jai ho* *preen*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm
anjali August 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Nice compilation Neha!! *clap* *clap* I swear by Maybelline collosal kajal! *happy dance* *happy dance* Neha u had promised a compilation of Lakme 9-5 lipsticks, is that on the cards?

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neha August 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm

aww yes the new ones na? next week pakka :D

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anjali August 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

yup!! waiting eagerly!! *woot* *woot* *happydance* thanks!!

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Jyoti August 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

awesome compilation Neha… *puchhi*

I’m currently using lakme satin.. however not so happy with it… it smudges badly and… i look like *ghost*

Faces Eye Pencil Solid Black is my favourite… *happy dance* however it gets over so soon.. but amazing staying power… *powder* *haan ji*

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Sakina Gadi August 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Iv used almost all of these but none could stay on my eyelids more dan 2 hous *smack* . Well hashmi kajal is not available over here and i ve nt tried.. Controversies regarding lead content of hashmi kajal scares me *smug*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

aww
i shud get solid black *happy dance*

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Jyoti August 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm
ife August 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

superb post…. will try faces kajal next :)
eyeconic works great but eyes dnt feel comfortable…
i do use eyetex at home… smudges but super cooling n natural… *clap*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm

oh is it cooling i like *happydance*

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Esha August 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Love the post Neha.. I’m using eyeconic these days..I love technakohl too.. *haan ji* *haan ji*

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm

yes have to try technakohl

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Shirin August 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Its been quite sometime i am regularly following IMBB. And this is my first comment. Well my fav one is Maybelline Gel eye liner and Lakme eyeconic kajal. Though the gel eye liner is not a kajal but I use it likewise. It is dark and smudge proof. Those who have not used it can give a try..its awesome!! *happydance*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm

i line upperlash line with eyeconic *haan ji*

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Astha August 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I am using the maybelline colossal, but i wanna try lakme eye conic!!!! *happydance* *happydance*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

u must astha :D

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Rati August 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Excellent post neha. I loove my smolder *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* used to love lotus kajal as well. I guess I’d repurchase it :D

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neha August 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

oh yeah lotus kajal :D thnkuuu rati *happy dance* *happy dance* i wanna try smolder heard so much

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Sahiba August 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

super compilation… *happy dance* i have two more to add to these which i will be reviewing shortly… *hifive*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

good good *happydance*

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Rati August 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

i looved that first pic. Such beautiful eye makeup you do *puchhi*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

thnkoooss happyyy with ur compliment *happydance*

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saloni..!! August 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Woooooooow such an awesome post *clap* *clap* *clap* *jai ho* *jai ho* i wanted to buy a new one as i am already done with colossal and maybelline gel liner application is time consuming *secret* so wanted an alternative *happydance* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much for this *puchhi*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

colorbar black out or lakme eyeconic you try *haan ji*

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Asmitha August 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Wonderful collection of kajal..I have lots more to try .. *happydance*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

totally :D

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Soundarya August 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm

fabulous compilation neha *jai ho* *jai ho* love the colorbar and colossal *happydance*
would love to try the lakme eyeconic *drool*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm
Loveleen August 1, 2013 at 7:56 pm

oohooo… enne saare.. :) :)

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neha August 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

:P yes which one is ur fav?

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Vini August 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Excellent post Neha… *clap*
Your eyes are so beautiful *puchhi*

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neha August 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

*thankyou* vini *happydance*

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rinni August 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm

maybelline colossal kajal is my favourite..I bot eyconic coz i heared such great stuff bt i din find it black enough..especially in the waterline it doesnt last long..btw great review *thankyou*

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

i dont use eyeconic on the waterline tho i love it *thankyou*

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pia August 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

wow so many kajals…. Fabulous post neha :) :) I loveeee mac technokohl i graph black… Its my HG kajal… Using inglot kajal ths days.. Its pretty black n no smudging… Wanna try lakme eyeconic… Heard so many grt reviews… :)

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

have to try mac technakohl now *haan ji*

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pia August 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

ohhh n i wud love to add bourjois n loreal contour kohl.. Both r dark black n slight smudging like mac smolder… In college days we loved revlon stay on pencil… It was smudge proof n BLACK… N when i started workkng i used to use chambor stay on eye pencil… It ws water proof n super BLACK too… Very gentle n no harm to my sensitive watery eyes… Reminds me i shud repurchase revlon n chambor :p :p

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

i dont find loreal kohl contour smooth but will look for bourjois *thankyou*

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Anu August 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm

wow awesome compilation *clap* *haan ji* I love using kajal *powder* currently i’m using elle 18…..but it smudges coz of my oily skin….so which one should I use? and where can I get Kajals from brand Mumtaz and Stila in Kolkata….heard about them for the first time :P

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

*thankyou* anu not sure about cal

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Anu August 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm

ok not a prob *haan ji* will ask my frnds :D

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Vidya Gupta August 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Wonderful compilation and I love the smooth winged eyeliner in the first pic. But I would like to include Amway Attitude Kajal Coal to this list – it is by far THE best eyeliner I have used. The quality is comparable to Lakme Kohl Ultimate – smudgeproof, doesn’t sting on waterline, waterproof, insanely pigmented – but available at half the price. I strongly recommend the Kajal Coal for those who have not yet tried!

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm

awww have to try amway nowww

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Anchal August 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm

super post…
Currently m using eyekonic, colossal and avon.
Have used himalya also.
this artcle is goin in my bookmarks for sure :)

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm

thnks *thankyou* :)

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jomol August 1, 2013 at 9:30 pm

This is an awesome post *jai ho* Neha, super, all girls would love it, great work and compilation *jai ho*

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm
Krithi August 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Beautiful post
You should include Lancome Kajal ….its a winner for sure :)

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

oh yaa al emme look for the revu

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Swetha August 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Very very informative post..Thanks a lot Neha *thankyou* ….i m currently using Faces Kajal…after reading this post my next one would be Lotus i guess..

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

ohtry jovees too i wanna try faces :D

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Nimisha August 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Such a nice post.Itne sare…. *happy dance* .My current fav is Lake eyeconic though want to try maybelline colossal

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

i find lakme better :D

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sanju August 1, 2013 at 10:25 pm

u should also include the bourjois one. i so love it :-)

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

tell me the full name :)

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dipti chavan August 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm

:D :) i am currently using TIPS&TOES extreme black kohl pencil *hihi* *announce*

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

oh is it revud :D

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Aditi August 2, 2013 at 12:09 am

My favourite is Lakme Eyeconic!

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

totally

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neetu August 2, 2013 at 3:56 am

Wow.. a beauty treasure at one place.. *clap* awesome neha.. *clap* I love lotus herbal kajal bt since I can’t get it so am going to get loreal smoldering black kajal now.. *happydance*can u tell me dear which shade u ate wearing and which kajal on it first pic.. *drool* it’s superb know.. *jai ho*

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neha August 2, 2013 at 10:37 am

hi neetu on the left it is mac night trail pencil, and in the right it is lakme forever silk liner black last :)

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm
Dipti August 2, 2013 at 6:32 am

Good one Neha… I have tried so many brands Chambor, Colorbar, Faces, Ikonic, Maybelline Colossal, Revlon.. But all of them sting my waterline.. *cry* *cry* *cry* So far Bourjois and Attitude (Amway) are the only ones that seem to suit me.. Currently using Attitude one.. it’s jet black and doesn’t smudge… :D :D

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neha August 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

oh i donoo where to get amway *cry*

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Shruti August 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Rati / Jomol,
How do I send my email address to neha?
Please help me out. Thanks.

Hi neha,
If u need Amway Attitude Kajal, you can contact me.

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janhavi August 2, 2013 at 8:43 am

Biotique Kajal: this is my fav one! i tend to bleed out all my kajals except this…. untill i wash it off it stays………totally hooked on to it!

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Manisha August 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

Superb post Neha..I’m using Maybelline Colossal one but I want to know about maybelline gel one ?? Hows it, if anyone has used it ?

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neha August 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

gel is awesome manisha but i have nevr used it on the waterlne

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Nandini August 2, 2013 at 10:45 am

Oh! Neha…… What a lovely post. Who says u r a lippie Queen , U r all rounder babes! *puchhi*
I am done with Maybelline Colossal loved it, but presently using eyeconic and thanks to IMBB have also purchased Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal. Eyeconic is so good for upper lashline stays really looooong!! *oye balle*
Want to try MAC pro longwear soon. *drool*

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neha August 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

thnkoooss *happy dance* nandini

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larina August 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

I am using Lotus herbals but it smudges after a few hours and once the point of the kajal is blunt its difficult to use what should I do? Have used Revlon kajal in pencil but it broke off at the end & the pencil was hollow. Please suggest a kajal that’s has staying power & does not smudge

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Nimi August 2, 2013 at 11:41 am

OMG was the only thing that came to my mind as i was scrolling down this post.
so many options at 1 place for kajal is really very good reference for girls / ladies.
really a nice compilation Neha.

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neha August 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

yes nimi all kajals meeting here *happydance*

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nidhi August 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Neha I must compliment you have lovely eyes :) *happy dance*
and I simply lov your first pic *puchhi* which liner you are using thr ?? *jai ho*

I have been using Maybelline collosal for a long tym , but wanna chnage it now, will try the Lakme iconic one, but i use lenses is it oki ??

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

hi nidhi thks
in the left pic on the eyes its mac night trail on the upperlash and the kajal is jovees
and theright pic the liner and kohl both are lakme forver silk liner blacklast
i use lens too, but not mcuh careful you can try blacklast from lakme for waterline :)

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neha August 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm
Deepshikha January 24, 2014 at 4:02 am

awesome post…it helps lot

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