Elle 18 Kajal, Review, Photos, Swatches

by Nivedita on November 30, 2010 · 68 comments

Elle 18 Kajal, Review, Photos, Swatches

Since I had got all the products from the New Elle 18 Color Bombs range I thought may be I would get the complete range. At first I did not but the kajal. But then, on a second thought I wanted to have the complete range. So I got hold of this one too. I told you that I’m not much of a kajal person. But then, this one did not disappoint me at all. I would not keep talking of everything else under the sun but would straight way get into the review which is the main part you are looking for. Here it goes,

Elle 18 Kajal

Elle 18 Kajal

The packaging looks exactly like the lipstick. In fact one shop had only the kajals and not the lipsticks. I pointed at the kajal and asked me to show the ‘lipstick’ :P

Here, it looks exactly like the Himalaya or the Much raved about Lotus Kajal.

Elle 18 Kajal

Elle 18 Kajal

A closer look of the tip,

Elle 18 Kajal

Elle 18 Kajal

Price: 65 INr
Quantity: 3ml
Shelf-life: 30 months
Composition: not mentioned. But it says that it contains almonds.

What the company claims: Nothing

The pros of Elle 18 Kajal

  • As with all Elle 18 products ,it is quite cheap.
  • It is quite dark.
  • It is also a bit shiniy like the lakme Black satin Kajal. In order to show yopu I quickly put it on and here is a picture. It will come later.
  • It did not smudge much on my eyes. Any kajal always horribly streaks and seeps down my eyes giving me dark kajal circles. But this one stayed out for about 2 hours. So. It is a good purchase for me and I will wear it regularly now on.
Elle 18 Kajal

Elle 18 Kajal

The smudgeability

Elle 18 Kajal

Elle 18 Kajal

The cons of Elle 18 Kajal

  • It is a big cone. I would have preferred it in a pencil. Because when the tip goes down I wonder how I would put it on my eyes such thick base. Again throwing out is not an option because the base has quite a lot. Perhaps I would use a brush then. ( my Vega lip-brush also does a good job foe lining eyes).
  • I saw a very light crust. May be because the temperature has dropped down, the oily things in it has become separated. The cast looks the same as a lipstick often looks in winter

Do I recommend? Yes. As per my experience, this one smudged very little compared to my experience of other regular kajals. So, you might give this a try.
On my eye

Elle 18 Kajal

Elle 18 Kajal

( I did not apply any primer or anything, not even a mascara even though I ought to. (a cardinal sin in makeup). I hurried to take the snap.

Shall I repurchase Elle 18 Kajal? I would, when I have finished the other smudgy kajal which were misses for me. But yes, if it was the only kajal I had possessed I would definitely buy it again.

Rating : :-* :-* :-* + 0.5

Have you used Elle 18 Kajal? Please rate in the box below

Further readings

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 10:55 am

You eyelashes are so pretty…..and I know people say no mascara cardinal sin, but really, don’t you want to like just be normal and nonmakeupy sometimes and you have such long prettttty eyelashes :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) oh eyes too..but I am just stuck on the eyelashes :-D

:-| :-| :-| either that or its the way you have clicked the pic :-|

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:01 am

Nivedita, the cone doesn’t go flat . It stays as a cone only just that the tip becomes a little rounded. Actually i change my kajals every 3 months so never faced this problem.

I liked the cute packaging, I think I’ll give this a shot if at all I am able to find elle 18 here :-X

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Shyna November 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

Oh nice to know that this one stayed for 2 hours without smudging :yes: I bought the liquid liner and is really happy with it except for the brush!!Elle 18 does a decent job at such low price!!

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:05 am

How does it stay a cone??? I know you have told me this before, guess with the TBS kajals I had asked this..but realllly howwwwwwwwwwww?????????

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

Radhika I have never used a kajal till the very bottom. I throw it away only after using half of it and till then it stays as a cute fat cone only.. :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk:

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

Why do you throw it away after 3 months???? You are turning out to be quite quite quite strange…putting spoons inside body butters too!! See now..if you put the spoon inside the body butter dabba..won’t the spoon get all covered with body butter? Then you touch that spoon with your finger, then put the spoon back into the dabba. So all the evil microbes from your hands go back via the spoon into the dabba na. Then what will happen to you??? OMG….you are using a tub of infected microbe-infested TBS body butter and you still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: is my magic poo-proof teflon coated protection :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

I use body butter right after taking bath so I dont think that gets too contaminated. :(( plus I clean my TBS ka dabba almost everyday with a tissue…like sometimes the edges get dirty na…

And you are supposed to change your kajal after every -4 months. it goes on your waterline and it is creamy product so the chances of it getting contaminated are high..So i throw it away.

:-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: and sticky :poop:

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:30 am

Even I clean the edges :eek: :eek: Me HATE that datteee thingie on the side…like I don’t even know why cannnnnot stand to have anything on the edges. I am very bothered about everything being dry dry…like I don’t like even a teeny bit of water anywhere…so guess everyone has their own ideas!! Oh and I don’t fingerprints on glossy surfaces…I keep wiping wiping wiping…dust is okay..but no water or fingerprints :-D

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

me too, infact they are kinda irritating. and ummmm glossy things. :P :P

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

No no ahemmmmm specific glossies..anything glossy…like err..anything…..errrrrrrrr…say a I dont know..off the top of the head I am not getting any names noww..but there must be something glossy..Okay..got it ..fridge door :-D

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Radhika December 1, 2010 at 8:47 pm

She little little nuts like that Nivedita…sighhhh but we don’t tell her that..we just smile like :-) :-) :-) :-) sooo at her… :-D

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Farha November 30, 2010 at 11:16 am

Rati…u throw away kajal after 3 months… :hypnotized: i was using my Lakme eyeliner for the past 4 years :silly: !!!!!! I threw all my old lakme makeup this diwali finally……

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:22 am

OMG!!4 years.. :shock: :shock: :shock: I keep disposing off my makeup after a certain period. It’s not safe…Infact i change my mascaras every 4-5 month, max 6 depending on the condition my mascara.

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:24 am

Mascara is not equal to Kajal, Rati betiiiiiiii :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

but they both touch your eyes directly :-X :-X

you want me to call you Aunty Ji ? :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

Errr…no :-| Hmmm…I should also throw away kajal after 3 months..I can buy new one and not feel bad about it ..yippeeeee. Know what..that Lakme kajal I told you naa my eyes sting kinds…so last time I used it..eyes stinging watering and I see the tip of the Lakme kajal had these microscopic dot of water on it. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: I hated hated hated hated it…like its so dirttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…now I will also become like you :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

oh you must wipe the tip of kajal or anything that goes on your waterline after every use…okay this is getting insane :eek:

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

I wiped…but I kept staring at it like its so dirty now… :-|

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

I am not going to laugh at you ever…now even I want to throw away my eye thingies…ewwwwwww…they dirtttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :eek: :eek:

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Farha November 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

Actually Rati…if i hadnt cum across IMBB i may not hav throwed it….it jst made me realise dat i was using a load of crap and dat too since 4 years….I had received that makeup as a winning price in a beauty contest during my college days :shutmouth: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: …..

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calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 11:32 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: Wow…you sure look beautiful, even without makeup (courtsey: your pics posted on IMBB) :worship: :worship: :-* :-* :-* :-D :-D :-D

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

so you decided to keep the prize with your forever.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: .which contest did you win? :-D :-D :-D

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:32 am

:announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: Farha is telling us that she was a beauty kweeeen in college :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce:

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calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 11:33 am

Today’s Flaunt Kweeeeeeeeen = College’s Beauty Kweeeeeeeen = Farah!! :announce: :announce: :beauty: :beauty: :smug: :smug: :smug: :-P :-P :-P

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:36 am

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: wowww…we have so many Kweeeens on IMBB….Preeen Kweeeen Typo Rani Poutmatiji – Rati
Flaunt Kween Beauty Kween Farha
And of course, W. Rani Jomol

And now I run away..I go into hiding :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

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Farha November 30, 2010 at 11:36 am

Awww!!!! Thnx Cali…. :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:

and RADS….everyone preens abt sumthn or the othr…me being a makeup virgin…needs sumthng to brag na :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

oh she is a Chanel preeeenn queennnnnnnnnnnn :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Farha November 30, 2010 at 11:38 am

Wat abt Only buys Chanel queen…..or Pao Bhaji maharani…or the best SOMEONE!!!!! :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:39 am

Hawwwwwwwwwww…that pav bhaji is going to haunt me to my grave :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:44 am

Radhika you must do some food posts na..me bherry lazyy me like your posts…okay step by stepp..like a decent one..I want to see kadai and everything getting cooked in it wala step also :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

:razzmad: :razzmad:

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calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 11:49 am

Make gaajar ka halwa this time..and post piccyssss!! :D :D

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:50 am

Not yet in the market the reddish carrots :-D :-D :-D :-D me waiting waiting :-D

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

yayy!!! yippeee!! she’ll post lazy people’s recipe to make gajar ka halwa…atleast I’ll learn something :clap:

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:53 am

Err…no this one no lazy bum recipe..is my mom way of making…she does everything 24 hours cooking time kinds :-((

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:57 am

Damn!!my mom too…i dunno what is so good about cooking .okay! i’ll keep my mouth shut. :P :P :P

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calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

IMBB is so rich..with sooo many Kweeeeeeeeens reigning here!! :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Farha November 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

Cali…me waitin for ur retro look waala pics……wen r u goin to post dem?????????????????

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calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

:-(( :-(( :-(( Sorry….I tried to edit the pics so that they could become clear..and they didn’t come well at allllllllllll…So me will do the look again and send the piccys..Wanted to do it yesterday..but one friend came to meet me in evening..so couldn’t find time!! :-( :-( :-(

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Farha November 30, 2010 at 11:50 am

Errrr…Rati plz dont tell eneone else..the name is reallly embarassing :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( my college was at Chiplun near Goa….so it was a Ms.Chiplun contest :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: …U know all the contestants had dese beauticians and mothers/sisters dressing them up wid makeup n wat not…n me n my frnds did it jst for fun :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D ……

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Radhika November 30, 2010 at 11:52 am

:-| :-| :-| :-| :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :-| :-| :-| Its very difficult Farha…but I :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: I don’t know about certain other people here though.

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:53 am

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Chiplu.,..Actually you know Farha, you are soo bootifool as it is that you really dont need much to win a contest. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Farha November 30, 2010 at 11:54 am

Cali….Okieeeeeeesssssssss…actually me want to copy cat :cat: urs n Ratis luk….. coz i m sure it must hav turned out to be Fab!!!!! :-) :-)) :-)) :-))

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Farha November 30, 2010 at 11:56 am

Rati….. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* thankussssssssssssssssss :kissed: :kissed: :kissed: :kissed: :kissed: :kissed:

Rads….i trust u…u wont tell eneone else :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 11:58 am

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Jinal November 30, 2010 at 12:02 pm

so dark …..wow
with that price its really worth….
But I just got my Lotus Herbal Kajal on IMBB recommendation :jump: :jump:
So will get this after I finish my Lotus one. :)
Thanx for review Nivedita :D

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Aditi November 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Thanks Nivedita. I was waiting for this review. I am definitely getting this one.

Btw nice eye!! :-)) :-))

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anshu November 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Hi..nice post..i m from bangalore.. where will i get Elle 18 new launch????…and silly question but i really dont know???? :-(

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anshu November 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm

sumone plzzzzz tell me where to find it in bangalore…???? :-/ :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain:

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Aarthi November 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Nivedita = Elle 18 Queen ? ;)

Nice review Nivedita. You have pretty pretty eyes :)

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Giasaysthat November 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

nice :D
loved the packaging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain:

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neha November 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

wow looks so nice for 65 rs
and quite black
thanks nivedita :-*

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Samin November 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Thanx a lot 4 th review nivedita.. :)
Actualy am waiting 4 som1 to review dis.. Now i vl defintly go 4 dis.. Do u usd it in ur waterline? Does it smudging soon thn? Is it this kajal u usd on ur upper eyelashes too?

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Jomol November 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

@nIVIdita….after your review of all the Elle 18 products…..I do want each one of them, they haven’t yet reached near my place, so I will have to wait…thanks for the review Nivedita.

@Poutmati………My God……….you clean your butter ka dabbas daily, you cutify your brushes with nail polish, you decorate your icecream spoons….you are definiately not normal :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk:

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Rati November 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Oh I also put cutie stickers on my products. :P :P you remem I sent you one …you dont use them kya?

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radhika November 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm

hmm i stilll cant find elle 18 here in mumbai! :-))
but nice review!

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Smita T November 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Looks great!!! I must try this Elle 18 collection, but like radhika, i haven’t come across it yet.

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ramya November 30, 2010 at 3:07 pm

it is dark… has almonds… it doesn’t smudge :-)) thanks for the review….. now i don’t know if i want this or the lotus one :-?

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Janhavi November 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm

LOL I just neeeed to shock you and say I have these two eye pencils since the 8th std and am 21 now and Im still using them :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

Although I think I might throw them at the end of the year …

Ohh and nivedita – I used to just use my index finger to put kajal on the water line when the tip gets flat, I find it gives a nice precise line but thats like a practice technique thingy and I am sure Rati will disapprove due to microbes on your finger contaminating ur kajal or something :-? :-? :-?

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Minnie December 1, 2010 at 12:07 am

Nice review. :rose:
Me currently using this. :-)) And quite liking it too…

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Poohkie December 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

You have really beautiful eyes & lovely lashes Nivedita. This sounds like a really good kajal. have you tried himalaya? If yes, how does this compare to that?

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Anu January 19, 2013 at 2:37 am

Thanks 4 d review. Yes, this kajal is nice 4 d price it comes in, n as I want it, it is very black n shiny/glossy types. I dont like d matte look.

But on my waterline it bleeds after 2-3 hrs! I tried d compact trick & it stayed a little longer, but sometimes I m out for d whole day & really I want something hassle free, which I dont hv to keep touching up. So I guess Ill try d lakme black satin kajal or d maybelline colossal one.

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