Colorbar Enchanting Kohl Review

by Nupur on November 3, 2011 · 97 comments

Colorbar Enchanting Kohl

Colorbar Enchanting Kohl

The official Colorbar website is not updated about the kohl as yet, so you can check Rati’s post here.

Shades Available:  5
• Dark Brown.
• Royal Blue.
• White.
• Black.
• Bottle Green.

Colorbar Kohl

I picked up the shade Dark Brown.  I have just assumed the names of the shades from their actual colours, in real, nothing much is mentioned about the shade name/number on the packaging.

Price:  Rs. 299 for 1 gm.

brown kohl

Swatch

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swatch 2

My Take on Colorbar Enchanting Kohl:

So, I was looking for a brown kohl since long. I have a lot of brown eyeliners, but always shuddered at the thought of using them on my waterline.  Thankfully, Rati posted about the newly-launched Colorbar coloured kohls , and I grabbed one and I am glad that I did.  I have been using this kohl since the day I got it and I am hooked on to it completely (probably for the colour).  I feel that this brown kohl looks better on me (I have brown eyes) over black kohl. This is a coffee brown shade and looks pretty natural on my eyes.

I fell in love instantly with its soft creamy formula when I swatched it first. The pigmentation; however, is not that great, but can be built upon in 2-3 swipes to get a dark brown colour. The kohl smudges very lightly after 2-3 hours of applying it, (but nothing that leaves me with racoon eyes), which I feel is fine as most kohls do smudge. The staying power is about 4-5 hours after which this just fades off with just minimal/hint of colour.

The kohl comes in typical colorbar silver-colored and lightweight packaging.  While it looks nicely/cutely packaged (looks like a mini missile :D ) in the first look, I won’t consider it very user friendly and practical.  First, I don’t like kohls with such conical tips as once you are halfway using the product, the tip becomes rounded and thick, and application becomes difficult and not so precise. Second, the entire kohl is cased outside the tube and thus needs to be used/handled very carefully. I wish it came in a twist up form.

Overlooking its cons, I am quite liking the Colorbar Brown kohl (considering we have very few options for coloured kohls) and I am planning to get the one in white too.

Here is how it looks on my eyes.

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brown kohled eye

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Listing its pros and cons below:

Pros of Colorbar Enchanting Kohl:

:haanji:

  • Coloured kohl which is waterline safe.
  • Soft, creamy formula which glides on easily without much effort.
  • Does not smudge a lot and will not leave you with racoon eyes.
  • Has no fragrance/smell and no camphor-like ingredients (which I find in most kohls).
  • Can be built upon for dark/intense colour.
  • The shade looks better and natural on my brown eyes as compared to black kohl.
  • Comes off easily with soap+water.

Cons of Colorbar Enchanting Kohl:

:nono:

  • The pigmentation is not great on the first swipe.
  • Staying power is just average, fades off in 4-5 hours.
  • The packaging makes it not-so user friendly and travel friendly. Needs to be handled with a LOT of care.
  • At INR 299 price tag and 1 gm product, I won’t consider it economical.

IMBB Rating:

3.5 ON 5 :-* :-* :-*

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{ 93 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimi November 3, 2011 at 10:09 am

Niceee Review Nupur…but you sounding so different in this review..At first I thought someone else had written the review… :P And this looks soo nicee…..Like a crayon pencil..but so pigmented in the swatch and even on your eye….me liked that “IMBB” he he!! :D and your eyes looking sooooooooooo amazinggggggggg!!!!!

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm

thnkooo kimi :)
aisa kyun lgaa tumhe :toothygrin: :toothygrin: mai hi hu iss review ki writer :victory2: :victory2:

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Kimi November 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

he he he…Pataa ni kyun lagaa..you meeting Jinal today???

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm

aaj nhi kal milen ge, aaj she has some work at home :)

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Kimi November 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm

okieee!! :D

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Kimi November 3, 2011 at 10:10 am

try healthkart, cosmetix, violetbag, blab, 365gorgeous….he he..so many websites now na? I am really happy!!!! :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Kimi November 3, 2011 at 10:12 am

also misspolis

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Sanjeev November 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

umm… and colorbar store also? :|

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Parita November 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

Sanjeev ji no colorbar store in Pune hence searching this one online :)

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Dipti November 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Hey Parita….. Colorbar store is there in Amanora Town center opposite Magarpatta city…

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devilgal November 3, 2011 at 11:08 am

Kimi,
Misspolis is now blab. And only 365gorgeous and makeupshades carry Colorbar.. :(

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

oh! blab was misspolis? I was wondering where did that site disappear. I like this name better though. :D

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

haaan zeee, BLab was misspolis pehle O:)

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Parita November 3, 2011 at 10:26 am

thank you kimi :puchhi: checked healthkart..not available there..now off to check rest :)

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Jyotsna November 3, 2011 at 10:16 am

Amazing review Nupur… :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

me want this now……….. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

thanks jyotsna :) u get it too :)

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Bee November 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

cutie Nuuu ka cutie review!!! :preen: :preen:
but mere se yeh 1 din mein tootne ki guarantee hain…

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Sanjeev November 3, 2011 at 10:22 am

Aaapko jaroor pencil khaane ki aadat hogi :P

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Bee November 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

khi khi khi- bachpan mein thi!!!!!

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

hai na bee.. meee too .. i have eaten koyla, slate, chalk pencil , mitti.. :| :| :| :| :| :|

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Kimi November 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm

lol…I never ate any of such stuffs…Haan pencil muh mein daalne ki aadat zaroor thi..but never chewed it!! :toothygrin: :P

May be coz I used to have chewing gum in my mouth all the time..I was addicted to it..especially those colorful chewing balls…50 paise mein 3!! :P :P

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Rati……. :shock: :shock: koyla :shock: :shock:
mitti toh sab bache khate hain waise :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Parita November 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I love mitti..its so yummmmmm :drool: :drool: abhi bhi khaane ka mann karta hai..hope my mom doesnt see this or else :spank: :spank: :spank:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

thnkoooooo cuteee beeniiiii :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Aruna November 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

this looks Fabbbbbbulous. I am so much into brown these days. Even ordered the Brown mascara from Oriflame recently. am waiting for my order. :waiting: :waiting:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm

do try it out aruna :)

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sangeetha November 3, 2011 at 10:39 am

Aww nice review Nupur.. :)

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm

thankku sangeetha :)

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Ramya November 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

Hi Nupur, nice review!!!
I recently got the Colobar Concealer which u reviewed (the pot wala) and I must say I’m loving it to bits!!! :yahoo: :yahoo:
Now am surely gonna pick this as I have brown eyes too n I have always felt that back looks stark on me :)

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

yayyy!!! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Ramya November 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm

:)) :)) :))

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

dats great Ramya :) m happy to hear that :)

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Ramya November 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Oh, and ur eyes look soft n beautiful!! Especially loved the second pic :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

thnkx a lot Ramya O:) O:) O:)

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Vaishnavi November 3, 2011 at 11:02 am

hey Nupur…nice review…love the brown shade…would it last with someone whi’s very clumsy (read : me)…i’m scared cuz the entire product is out of teh product…let me know and i am gonna pick it up :D

the brown simply looks awesome on you

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

thanks so much vaishnavi :)

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devilgal November 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

Nupurji, Nice review… :waytogo:
I am not a fan of brown eyeliners, but it looks sooo good on your eyes, that I am planing to try myself!

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm

thnku hai ji DG ji :)

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Monika Agarwal November 3, 2011 at 11:20 am

I was looking for a brown kohl for a long time. Was tempted to buy the Mac teddy but it’s too expensive. I think I’ll pick up this one. I already have a the brown ultra liner in Maybelline to go with this!! :)

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

go for it monika :) :waytogo: :waytogo:

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vikkii November 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

..Nice Review…Nupur…..
….i m surely going to buy Blue n Brown…i loved the brown……ur eye is looking amazing……..
..i just wanted to know where can i buy in Mumbai…
…i will be visiting Mumbai next month………….. :pompom:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm

thanks vikki :)
u ll easily get this in mumbai :)

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vikkii November 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

any specific place……like inorbit….??

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

not sure about inorbit, but i saw colorbar counters at a lot of places thr in mumbai… i can remember of beauty cntre near krawfrd mkt :victory2: :victory2:

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jyo November 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

u get colorbar in infinity, malad vikky. they hv a standalone store thr. :))

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm

:waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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vikkii November 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

:thanks: :thanks:
I m in bombay only for 4 days so needed specific address… :)

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 11:50 am

fur fur no one rocks brown liners, and mascara the way you do :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: Is pretty bt when i saw it na i was scared it might break from the end. bt for kohl i feel 4-5 hours is good na.. :D i like :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

the swatch is sooo cuteee :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

thnkoooo RAti :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :teddy: :teddy: haan 4-5 hours is not bad :)

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 11:52 am

morning everyone :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

maarning O:) O:)

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dr shilpi November 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

wow its luks so nice,btw wil this go wth black eyes as wel? :chewnails

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

it would . brown kajals look fab on black eyes. They soften up the look. :))

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dr shilpi November 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

thnx rati 4 a quick rply,i wl go n grab one soon! :yahoo:

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

:happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

yes, Dr. shilpi :) it wud :victory2: :victory2:

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sim November 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm

god mornign………..its looking gr8 on you :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm

good noon noon, sim-sim :D
thnkooo :)

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Anupama November 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm

@Parita,

I found 1 Colorbar store at Amanora Town Center, Pune. It is opposite to the Magarpatta City.
I did not venture into the store. It’s located on the ground floor itself.

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm

siimmm simm morninggg nee haiii… noon haii :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: cali boli aisa :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

blue looks good too :)
i dont think it wud available online at the moment , parita, since its a new launch naa :| :| :|

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dr shilpi November 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

BTW rati ur blog is amazing, n i m so addicted 2 it ,ki abhi patients dekhne me bi man nhi lag raha hai! :waaa: :silly:

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

hihihihihihihih lunch break mein you check the patients :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

:hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

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jyo November 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm

hawwwww….. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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jomol November 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

shilpi :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: rati…. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

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dr shilpi November 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm

jomol,mujhe nhi rati should be beaten 4 making an addictive blog! :spank: this ws 4 u rati! :lol2:

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

hawww!!! :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

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dr shilpi November 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

oh sry jomol,i thot spank ws 4 me,beech me rati padna bhool gai! Me very hungry nw,bhot makeup shakeup ho gaya,nw tym 4 sum petpooja! :toothygrin:

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jomol November 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm

shilpi……chalo dono mil kar maariein rati ko :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Rati November 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm

jomol you are equally liable to get these hunters :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

yeh lo sab hunter :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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vineetha November 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

wow the colur looks real good

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jyo November 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm

nuuuu it looks awesome on ur eyes. :teddy: :teddy: ‘ll chk them out for sure ……the only prb is i keep dropping things n i don’t think it can bear the torture :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm

thanks a lot Jyoti :)
i hav dropped it once too :P but thnkfully it had its cover/lid on, isliye shayd bach gya :D

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jyo November 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

hehe…i’ll just chk it.Dekh ke hi i cn guess if its strong enuf or not :P

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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shanaiia November 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm

This looks good…i needed to get a brown eyepencil but I guess i’ll try this instead :)

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm

you should try heer :victory2: :victory2:

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jomol November 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Nupuriiiiiiiiii…sacch main yeh bullet ke jaise he hai :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: i love your eyes….round round :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm

haan jomol, bullet jaisa, choti missile jaisa :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
thnkoooo hai, me louvvv u too :teddy: :teddy: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Ritika November 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Me likes this ,me getting this :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
I like these bullet shaped kohls but they always had like no staying power at all :|

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm

arey waah :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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nids November 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm

its sooo tempting nuuuu… its luking gorgeous on u esp the 1st pic :love: :love: :love: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: … i luved the swatch…wht creamy buttery texture :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: …i want them alll… where is colorbar :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm

thnkooo nids :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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riddhi aka RIDS November 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm

:love: packaging …. !!! hehehe nice review

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm

thnkoo :victory2:

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Vid November 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm

this looks so nice on ur eyes nufur…me wants this :love: :love:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm

thankyou vid :victory2:

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Pragnyadeepta November 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Kitna cute packaging hai. :dumb: But not user friendly.At all. :nono: :nonono:
muzhe is range ka blue kohl lena hai. :preen: :preen: Sabhi fraands dekh kar jal jayenge :green:
Nice photus,Furfur di! :pompom: :shying:

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Nupur November 3, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Thanks pragny :)

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sukanya November 3, 2011 at 7:03 pm

i soo wanted something like this..brown.. waterlines…seems like perfec :makeup: :makeup: t… but i have faces and colorbar to finish first :methinks: :methinks: ..hope ki tabtak iska twist up aa jaye..nee to mai pakka torungi isko :shame:

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bhumika November 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm

nice nice..did u check all shades noopur? hows the blue and green..I am not sure if it would smudge around..wud look funny..the green color..green panda eyes :|

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