New launches always allure me and I have stopped resisting my urges, thanks to IMBB for all the love and support. When it comes to eye makeup I always incorporate some black, be it waterline, tight line or mascara. The addition of black somehow gives me the confidence of wearing eye makeup. Without much delay, let us move on to the review of this new launch by Colorbar, Ultra Dramatic Kajal.
Price – Rs 650/- for 5gm.
Enhance your eyes with rich intense blackest black color using this generation-next kajal that accentuates your eye make-up & gives a bold definition to your gorgeous eyes. Incredibly soft, you’ll love the way it glides on effortlessly & its long-lasting coverage easily beats any other wooden pencil! Comfortable to use on the inner eye-lid, its shiny finish will steal your heart away! It delivers rich consistent color with uncompromising coverage and is ideal for use in hot climates and high humidity. Developed from Olive oil & Jojoba oil that act as skin protection agents, our special formula regulates the oil and moisture content of the skin. Plus, it is enriched with Camphor that has several soothing properties & provides a cooling sensation.
The pencil comes with an in-built sharpener cap which is specially crafted to sharpen this kajal with precision, thus eliminating wastage. What’s more is that it is convenient and you do not need to carry a separate sharpener just for your kajal.
• Preservative and Mineral oil free.
• Opthalmologically & Dermatologically approved
My Experience with Colorbar Ultra Dramatic Kajal:-
The packaging remains the same with the silver paper outer carton with required information. The pencil has to be sharpened and not twist up. There is an in built sharpener like the Lip Definers from Colorbar. I quite like this idea as it is great for travel. As of now, only one shade is available so color coding is not that necessary. Though the cap does not shut with a click, yet it is not flimsy or loose that it might open up.
The texture of the kajal is super smooth. Not the crumbly type, it is like home-made kajal. This is so smooth and satiny that sometimes it feels unnatural. Superbly pigmented and one swipe gives enough color. BUT….this one smudges like crazy. I could not finish drawing the full line and it started smudging…it smudges immediately! So no matter how much you powder your under eye or use mattifying base, this one will smudge and create the quickest possible smudged kohl look.
Now if you are looking for that effect, you can pick this without second thoughts. In fact I would say you should pick this if you are a fan of grungy smudged eye makeup look. For the prim and proper beauties out there, stay away; this is not for you. Even the smudged look lovers have to set it with some powder(black/translucent) to stop the kohl from further smudging. You can call this the budget friendly brother of Mac Smolder.
The staying power can already be guessed. It is good only when you top with a powder, otherwise the kohl would stay not more than an hour or two in place. As much as I love the smudged look, I would have preferred it to settle after a while so that it does not smudge and budge further. As you can see in the swatch, it is super duper black and resembles home made kajal in terms of texture and pigmentation.
Pros of Colorbar Ultra Dramatic Kajal:
• Super black.
• Smooth application.
• Good for smudged look.
• Does not irritate sensitive eyes.
Cons of Colorbar Ultra Dramatic Kajal:
• Smudges like crazy.
• Slightly expensive for a kajal.
IMBB Rating – 4/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Colorbar Ultra Dramatic Kajal?
I might not repurchase as this will last me long and I have other kohls in my stash but I would recommend this for the nice texture and gorgeous pigmentation. If you like your makeup to be proper and sophisticated, stay away. This is a grungy makeup lover’s ideal kajal.
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