Kajal : Oriflame Beauty Kajal Eye Liner/ Coloressence Bridal Kajal

by neha on September 22, 2010 · 58 comments

Oriflame Beauty Kajal Eye liner vs Coloressence Bridal Kajal

The two extremes:

Kajal Wars

I know I have already reviewed 3 kajals on IMBB namely VLCC. Lotus Herbals and Himalaya. (Read review HERE ) And yet again I bought certain kajals. All thanks to IMBB, my addiction knows no bounds. Now I have numerous kajals and the next on list eyetex dazzler kajal which is probably available in Chennai. Also as Rati says, kajals can be thrown away soon enough like mascaras I believe so its okay as finishing the whole tube is out of question, especially since I do use cosmetic lenses, I do change eye make up often for fear of any contamination. Till now I have been loving the vlcc and lotus herbals kajal but now I think I have found something even better.

It’s the Oriflame Beauty Kajal Eye liner that I recently purchased. So here is what I feel:

Oriflame

Oriflame

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Oriflame beauty kajal eye liner: price rs 279 for a 2.5 gram stick (but look out for any offers)

What it claims:
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.

The packaging:

oriflame kajal

oriflame kajal

Its uber classy with a shiny black case which is square and the stick of intense black kajal twists up smoothly. The casing inside is shining silvery one which looks stunning.The pack mentions the colour as carbon black and I believe that is the only colour available. I do have green and blue kajals but I had bought them long back on some offer so I wonder whether oriflame still has it.i love the sleek packaging.

The feel:

oriflame swatch

oriflame swatch

The kajal stick is extremely soft but not gooey to the extent that it would smudge. It is super easy to line water line with it and moreover, if any of us are scared of tightlining the upper waterline, this kajal will do the trick as it glides like a dream . the color is rich smooth intense black and totally matte. If u wish , u can set it with black eye shadow powder or anything powder to set it as I believe that will double the intensity of this kajal. They call it kajal eye liner although I do not recommend using it on the lid as over time it may smudge . u can always use it as a base for an eye shadow but just a little will do the trick.

The downside: do not expect the kajal to stay on ur waterline for more than two hours as the when we blink any kajal would recede into the lash line. U can try lining ur lower lash line with this and lining just under the lashes and sealing it with some powder if u do not wish to use it on the waterline as lining the water line will close the eyes up.

All in all, I just want to say that this is by far the smoothest, softest, richest, blaskest kajal I have used keeping general kajal factors in mind.
Vlcc and lotus herbals kajal are definitely comparable and they are made in India too. sadly, this is made in Germany despite kajals being India’s forte. But all u kajal lovers, do pick this up as u will not regret the money spent and this will probably become ur HG kajal soon. It’s worth every paisa.

IMBB rating :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

kajal wars

kajal wars

The other extreme is:

Coloressence Bridal Kajal:Price Rs 85

coloressence kajal

coloressence kajal

What it claims:
Bridal Kajal:

  • This unique ayurvedic formula is soft and soothing to the eye
  • The added ingredients help to improve vision and brighten the eye
  • It is mild, gentle and safe to the eye and therefore can be used by anyone
  • This kajal does not smudge

What the pack says:

  • Unique nourishing formula for effortless application
  • Water proof and ultra smooth for all day wear
  • 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
coloressence swatch

coloressence swatch

The scientifically designed firm conical tip enables precise application to avoid sensitive skin around eyes (misprint on the pack I guess)while the easy long grip allows pin point control of the application
Ideal to relax the eyes while the almond oil helps promote the strength of lashes. Natural carbon helps in safe guarding ur eyes while giving u the high definition u desire

The packaging:
It has a matte finish black packaging with a silver rim in between and silver casing inside with a twist up stick kajal. And the color mentioned is black. Looks decent enough

coloressence

coloressence

My take :
First of all, I think all the above words on the packaging are extravagant and written just for the heck of it. I agree the kajal is firm and water proof because it is extremely hard to glide on any where around the yes. Forget about using it on the water line.

I called it other extreme because unlike kajals. This kajal is very hard and id even harder than an eye pencil used to line lash line. I believe kajals should be soft enough to line water line but when I tried using it on the waterline., it just would not glide and no black speck of colour could be seen . the I tried ling my upper lash line with it like I would use any eye pencil. It was hard to use even on there. I was so shocked. And they are calling themselves kajal.

Some light at the end of the tunnel:
Because it is so firm to use, I will hence forth use it as eye pencil as it is decent black and is water proof owing to the quality. It can also be used under the lashes but not waterline. I like the casing so I will not throw it. I paid just 85 do I am forgiving them. I did not have any allergic reaction to it so it’s okay. They have new website which is entertaining so I shall let it go. The kajal is hard to glide so it will really not smudge from the lash line and in between lashes.

Somehow I have some faith in this brand and will write to their customer care infirming them the quality of the kajal and requesting them to call it eye pencil and not kajal because the pack I purchased is not smooth what so ever.

Rating :-* (just because I got a huge stick to use as black eye pencil)

Please suggest other uses for this as using it as a kajal is impossible.

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{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

ki. September 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

Hey :)

I own this kajal and mine isn’t too hard. It IS smudgy and crappy though :-/

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Rati September 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

which one? coloressence?

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:15 am

:-P i amused coloressence

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:17 am

i mean assumed :-|

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Rati September 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

he he :P

:giggle: :giggle:

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ki. September 22, 2010 at 11:28 am

Ya neha you amused right :-P :rotfl:

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:11 am

oh thats all the more disgusting as quality varies from pack to pack …like elf products
this one doesnt smudge as it is just a hard eye pencil

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calicoaster September 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

Great Review Neha! Oriflame kajal looks really nice. I have been using this Revlon kohl, which is slightly greyish black, so need to buy some nice black kajal. I had one Oriflame representative at my office long time back, but she had left now. Same with Avon! donno where to find them to get the stuffs. :-(( :-(( :-((

And your Coloressence Bridal Kajal review was funny!! :laugh: :laugh:
.-= calicoaster´s last blog ..My small weekend haul =-.

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:14 am

deeptima on IMBB is a consultant with oriflame
i buy stuff but just for myself …..
so may be u can ask her
but the kajal is amazing
slightly pricy compared to indian ones but worth

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Rati September 22, 2010 at 10:19 am

*call deeptima, the consultant and ask for commission .. 8-) *

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:34 am

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Radhika September 22, 2010 at 10:16 am

It looks so gooood…the packaging looks so classy :-) The Avon looks like plastic from what I have seen in the booklet :-( :-(

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

hmmmmmm nonon ono
dont buy avon mini kajal
its not kajal like
oriflame is super smooth and u need little as its soooo black

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Radhika September 22, 2010 at 10:19 am

:-( :-( :-( my friend bought for me..the Avon one….:-((

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:22 am

the mini one?
its neither smooth nor pigmented
u will have to use it as a upper lash line eye pencil
tell me if u disagree
what color did u order?

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Radhika September 22, 2010 at 10:23 am

I think I got black :-(( :-(( and she got the other two colours :-(( :-((

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

hope it works for u :giggle:
but it says some where its not to be used on the wter line etc
it so bloody not smooth….but it feels niether like kajal nor like eye pencil
its a cross breed :giggle: :giggle:
just like coloressence kajal

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:20 am

and i just noticed the coloressence website is full of errors
like “sports and frackles” for which they have a concealer
:rotfl: its more entertaining than i thot :snicker: :giggle:

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Radhika September 22, 2010 at 10:21 am

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: am going to use that phrase everywhere :D :D :D

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Rati September 22, 2010 at 10:23 am

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Rati September 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

and it says ” color your spirit” Spookkkyyy!! :tremble: :tremble:

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Radhika September 22, 2010 at 10:25 am

Is your spirit covered with “sparts and frackles” :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

:-P :laugh: :giggle:

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:28 am

:giggle: :giggle:

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Rati September 22, 2010 at 10:22 am

yesh neha i change my kajals every 3 months so I have never been able to use one full tube..Even after using so many tubes of lotus kajal, I am not bored of it. Time to but a new one. :clap:

I have seen coloressence in some magazine..errr their products looked quite :-| :-|

have you tried anything else from their range ?:-)

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

nope
but checked out the website yesterday
i donno what to say….just read hd’s reveiw here on IMBB on lippers
i did test their lipsticks long back …they have some nice shades etc but nothing out of this world ….
plus they are so rare to find

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:25 am

:-P i remember and took the tip to change kajals and thats why i quoted u :-P

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Pooja September 22, 2010 at 10:30 am

Neha @ the oriflame kajal is way way better that any AVON or coloressence.

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:32 am

ya thats what pooja i sang praises all thru the article for oriflame
its 279 but worth it na?
what say pooja?

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Pooja September 22, 2010 at 10:42 am

Neha @ totally worth every cent… Though I will tell you a secret. Being an oriflame consultant gave me the pleasure of buying this at Rs. 143/- :-P .. :beauty: :beauty: :beauty:

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neha September 22, 2010 at 10:59 am

:shock:
how?
me too consultant but i just got some stupid discount don remember

calicoaster on top wants to but ori products ….
may be u can help

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Pooja September 22, 2010 at 11:03 am

Neha @ I got it in the introductory price which was Rs. 179 – 20% discount = Rs. 143/-. This offer was in June 2010.

Calicoaster@ you may check the booklet and let me know what you would like to purchase & I will get them for you.

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calicoaster September 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm

thats really nice of you pooja!! O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) ..
.-= calicoaster´s last blog ..My small weekend haul =-.

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Pooja September 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Your welcome dear.. try looking for things in the new October 2010 Booklet. It would be online on 1/2 Oct 2010. If you need a hard copy you may send me your address and I will sent it across to you :-)

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giasaysthat September 22, 2010 at 11:26 am

nice review :D nehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
i love kajal and i literally eat it :P
i mean my kajal gets over in a few weeks
:P
i use this pakistani kajal and i mix it with revlon
and then use eyetex :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:
too complicated i know hahaha
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Whats in my PURSE-BAG =-.

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neha September 22, 2010 at 11:50 am

:giggle: :giggle:
whats the pakistani kajal named?
and the eyetex is that round dibbi wala or stick wala?

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Smita T September 22, 2010 at 11:45 am

I’ve never been a fan of Oriflame, i bought all these eyeshadows and cleansers n scrubs, they didn’t work at all. I think oriflame suits ‘caucasian skin’ better, i don’t think it works well on indian skin. I spents thousands of bucks on this brand, never got a good result. But when i used to buy oriflame, they didn’t have kajals, however this looks good, i will definitely give it a try.

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neha September 22, 2010 at 11:51 am

oh smita
thats disheartening
i kinda like their make up
but ya u will have to be really picky and choosy
catalogue shopping is hard

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Anshu September 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Hi neha..nice review..i m total pankhi(fan) of kaajal :lashes: …i can go out without make up but not without kaajal..(though it is also a part of makeup) :giggle: even my hubby loves my eyes…specially when i m wearing kaajal in my eyes.. :shy: :blush: at present i m using lakme kaajal..i m waiting for the time it is over..i m planning to buy lotus or himalaya…which one is the better( price as well as quality ?:-) )help me pleeeje…

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Anshu September 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

neha..i saw u in my dreams last night :ZZZ: …..i mean i saw u changed u’r profile pic :shock: :shock: … :giggle: u were giving the front look but same place…r u actuaaly planning to put a new pic????? :giggle:

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neha September 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
idk
hey anshu buy lotus
himalya is not good
read the review here on IMBB

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Anshu September 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Hi neha….thanx..i have just seen the new lakme kajal now..i m dying to buy it sooon :drool: …but i think ?:-) i can buy two kaajal pencils one lakme & one lotus…. :dance: as i m a kajal lover, i can use both… :lashes: yipeeeeeee… :dance:

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Rati September 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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neha September 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm

:giggle: :giggle: he he hhe he
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Rati September 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Neha , you are scaring Anshu in her dreams also. :rotfl:

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neha September 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm

:silly:
but at least koi to is dreaming of me :-((

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Sonia September 22, 2010 at 8:11 pm

I saw some coloressence products the other day and was wondering about them.They have these amazing dupes of NYX jumbo pencils at 165 bucks.Tempting but your review has given me some food for thought.?Have you tried it?
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..Its A Man Thing !!! =-.

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yue erura November 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I have another oriflame product. But i don’t have this one. My friend who sold me the product oriflame tell me this product not really good cz hard too aplly. But i don’t know is it true or not. :-D

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annie fernandes August 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

which kajal is best??
1.avion
2.lakme
3.oriflame
4.maybeline
:silly: :dance:

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khushbu kanani February 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

i have a purcheshed coloressence products. :waaa:
now let see the result after using these produats.. :pompom: :happydance:

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pooja saraswat May 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm

i want to get a new kajal which is smudge free and deep black… so whether i shud go for oriflame kajal or any other????????????????

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