If there is one makeup product that can instantly enhance a woman’s beauty, then the award should go to a kajal. Since ages, women have had a sacred bond with kajals but the tradition started with the use of surma when eyeliners and kohls were not much known. Every girl keeps this in her list of favourites and nothing will ever replace its place in the creation of a makeup look. Modern-day kajals often come laden with chemicals that may not suit all kinds of eyes. For example, if you have sensitive eyes which is prone to getting teary quite often or if you are a contact lens user, then you have to be very careful about the kind of kajal you put on your eyes. You must ensure that it doesn’t cause any irritation or else the whole purpose of using it will become a failure. Since kajals and kohls have become an integral part of any makeup vanity, one has to select the right kajal or kohl that are suitable for sensitive eyes. We know it can be a daunting task, so here we have compiled a list of the best kajals and kohls for our IMBB readers in this post. Keep reading to know which product can be the best pick for your sensitive eyes.
This kajal is one of the bestsellers in the Indian beauty market and its quality has taken the beauty world by storm. This is an affordable pick and the texture of this kajal is very creamy and glides on smoothly without tugging. It comes enriched with Vitamin C and is dermatologically tested and hence it is perfect for sensitive eyes. The colour pay off of this kajal is amazing and just a single swipe gives the perfect opaque finish. It is smudge-proof and waterproof and stays in place for a long period of time. If you are on a budget and your sensitive eyes are a concern before putting on kajal, then pick this up without any hesitation for daily wear.
Our desi brand Lakme sealed its place in the kajal range with the Eyeconic kajal launch. From a college-going girl to a housewife, Indian women rave about this product and the quality is just amazing at such an affordable price tag. It comes ophthalmologically tested which makes its usage safe for sensitive eyes. It is also heavily pigmented and doesn’t cause pulling of eyelids. The staying power is also decent. Plus it comes with a smudge-proof and waterproof formula. If you are a beginner with sensitive eyes and want an intense matte finish in a kajal, this is the safest best available in the market.
Here comes another great launch from the house of Maybelline. The very first launch from Maybelline in the Indian market was its cult-favourite Colossal Kajal. Being priced at a very low rate, this was one of the oldest kajals with a smudge-proof and waterproof finish. The colour intensity is the deepest black and the texture is also easy on the eyes, hence preventing any unnecessary pulling of eyelids. It also has a long wear time of about 7-8 hours. The brand has even revamped the formulation with a longer wear time of 16 hours and a better intensity. Though, the staying period doesn’t remain that long, it comes ophthalmologically tested and hence definitely suited for sensitive eyes.
We can’t skip the power house of makeup products while talking about kajals, right?? If budget is not an issue for you and you mostly prefer high-end brands, then MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner is the apt choice for your sensitive eyes. It obviously comes priced on the higher end but the quality of this kajal mesmerizes beyond words. With a completely smudge-proof and waterproof formula, this gives a good wear time of about 12 hours. The smooth and creamy texture goes opaque with a single swipe and doesn’t irritate the eyes. Needless to mention, this gives an excellent colour coverage for a sultry impact to beholders. The formulation is pretty safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Colorbar is a famous makeup brand for best quality products at an affordable price. This pencil is very easy to use, long-lasting, non-messy and smudge-proof. It glams up your look very easily and you can use this as a kajal for a day to day look or kohl pencil for an intense look. It also comes with a smudging tip, so you can even use this as an eyeshadow. The formula is heavily pigmented and gives an intense colour payoff in a single swipe. Also, it goes smudge-proof, water-proof and transfer resistant, so you are saved from the hassles of frequent touchups. The staying power is impressive and the texture is so creamy and comfortable to wear. Hence, it does not cause any pulling or tugging of eyelids. It has been dermatologically tested, hence this is a pretty safe bet for sensitive eyes. Though it goes a bit pricey, but the performance it delivers makes it worth the purchase.
It is impossible to miss this kohl pencil from Inglot while talking about best kohls ideal for sensitive eyes. Though this comes priced at a rate which is almost equal to MAC kajals, its high precision formula and soft tip won’t disappoint you. It gives a nice velvety texture to the eyes and does not even fade by the end of the day. The application is easy and quick without having the need to tug or press. The quality it delivers with its amazing features like intense pigmentation, waterproof, smudge-proof and long-lasting wear time puts it in the list of best-selling kajals for sensitive eyes.
Sugar Cosmetics is another Indian brand that makes amazing makeup products. This list would have been incomplete without mentioning its Stroke Of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl. It can be used as kajal as well as kohl. This gives boldest black finish and is totally smudge-proof and waterproof. It lasts for up to 8 hours and just a single stroke is enough to get the color. Also, it is suitable for sensitive eyes.
This kajal is one of the bestsellers from the beauty giant, L’Oreal Paris and is infused with the goodness of vitamin E, cocoa butter, and olive oil esters. It is enriched with mineral pigments that give it a buttery texture. Not only does it have an awesome pigmentation and deliver a bold matte intense look, but the staying power is also commendable. This kajal does not irritate the eyes and is great for sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers. It gives a smudge-free and waterproof finish and glides smoothly without the need for tugging or pulling. Also, it’s priced so affordable for the quantity provided. This is a must-try for all makeup lovers out there!!
The name of Bobbi Brown itself speaks volumes about the quality of this long-wear eye pencil. With its long-lasting wear time extending up to 12 hours, it gives an intense definition to your eyes. It also comes with a water-proof, smudge–proof and transfer resistant formula. This goes opaque in a single swipe and is heavily pigmented. The texture is also extremely creamy and soft and it gives a gel-like finish. Though this is one of the best kajals suitable for sensitive eyes, this will burn a hole in your pockets, so buy only if you can afford it. However, if you are on the lookout of a dreamy finish and want something that stays all day long, this is a definite must try.
This colourful kajal by Lotus is a total value for money, keeping in mind its staying power which is a good 6-7 hours and its color payoff which is highly-pigmented. This comes enriched with botanical extracts of almond oil and thus feels soothing on the eyes. It leaves a beautiful velvety finish that stays put without much fading or smearing. It also stays for a decent period of time. This vegan product has paraben-free formula and does not irritate the eyes.
11. Plum Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal:
Plum which is quite a new brand in the Indian market has been slowly and steadily earning its fame in the makeup world. This brand has given a number of amazing skincare launches. But its Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal’s performance is something that cannot be missed. Beauty bloggers and enthusiasts rave about this amazing kajal. Packed in a unique purple body, this is superbly pigmented and goes opaque in a single swipe. This unique product can be used both as a kajal and an eyeliner. It has a creamy seamless texture and glides on smoothly over the eyelids. It’s easy to use and filled with the goodness of ingredients like vitamin E. This vegan product contains natural ingredients like castor oil, rice bran wax and vitamin E. It is also ophthalmologically tested which makes its use ideal for sensitive eyes. The product does not irritate eyes and is suitable for beauties with contact lenses. It has a complete smudge-proof and waterproof formula and is entirely preservative free.
This is a long-staying kajal with a smudge-proof and waterproof formula and claims to give a wear time of 10+ hours. It comes free of paraffin oil, mineral oil or any preservatives hence it is pretty safe for sensitive eyes. This kajal also an amazing colour payoff and goes opaque in a single swipe. The texture is also soft and is perfect for those who wear contact lenses. Though it is slightly more expensive than Lakme or Maybelline, its lightweight mesmerizing formulation can make kajal application for sensitive eyes feel like a breeze. If your eyes get teary every now and then, then this can be a good pick for you.
13. O3+ Pro Artist Kajal:
This kajal is one of the best makeup launches by O3+ and has a long wear period of about 14 hours. The pigmentation of this kajal is really intense and the texture is also quite creamy and comfortable on the eyes. It can also be used as an eyeliner. It claims to create a water repellent film to make it last longer. Designed in Germany, this kajal has been dermatologically tested and is a safe bet for sensitive eyes. It also comes with a smudge-proof so there are no hassles associated with its usage. Though priced a bit on the higher end compared to regular kajals, investing in this product is worth every penny.
14. Biotique Bio Kajal:
This herbal kajal from the house of Biotique is enriched with the goodness of several natural ingredients like Vitamin E which are beneficial for the eyes. Biotique manufactures quality herbals products and has its own line of customers who swear by its products. The kajal comes in a twist up bullet with an amazingly creamy texture. It is also decently pigmented and just a few strokes are enough to give you that striking look. Though the staying power of this kajal is not that great, it comes affordably priced. It also gets smudged after a few hours of wear, but since the formulation is herbal it is safe for those who love herbal products. The kajal doesn’t irritate the eyes and is perfect for sensitive eyes.
When it comes to herbal products, Himalaya is one of the most-sought after brands that you can look up to. The kajal comes in the normal twist up packaging and is dermatologically tested. It is a perfect companion for sensitive eyes. This is enriched with all organic ingredients that prevent your eyes from feeling any type of irritation. The packaging actually feels like a homemade kajal and soothes the eyes upon application. The colour payoff of this kajal is amazing and it delivers a deep black colour. The texture is also very creamy and it doesn’t cause pulling of eyelids. It is safe to apply on the waterline and does not irritate the eyes. You can also comfortably use this on the lower lash line. Though the staying power is not very long, its super-affordable price tag makes it a steal-deal to own.
Hope this list gave you a better idea about which kajal or kohl you should invest for your sensitive eyes. Thanks for reading.