Elle 18 Kajal, Review, Photos, Swatches

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 Iโ€™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 โ€˜lipstickโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜›

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

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68 thoughts on “Elle 18 Kajal, Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ either that or its the way you have clicked the pic ๐Ÿ˜

  2. 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

    1. 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!!

    1. 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:

      1. 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:

        1. 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:

          1. Even I clean the edges ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

              1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

          2. She little little nuts like that Nivedita…sighhhh but we don’t tell her that..we just smile like ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ sooo at her… ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. 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……

    1. OMG!!4 years.. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ 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.

        1. 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:

          1. Errr…no ๐Ÿ˜ 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. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I hated hated hated hated it…like its so dirttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…now I will also become like you :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

  4. 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: …..

    1. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Wow…you sure look beautiful, even without makeup (courtsey: your pics posted on IMBB) :worship: :worship: :-* :-* :-* ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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

      1. :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:

  6. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. :-(( :-(( :-(( 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!! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

  7. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ……

    1. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ Its very difficult Farha…but I :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: I don’t know about certain other people here though.

    2. :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. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

  8. 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!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ :-)) :-)) :-))

  9. Rati….. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* 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:

  10. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanx for review Nivedita ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Hi..nice post..i m from bangalore.. where will i get Elle 18 new launch????…and silly question but i really dont know???? ๐Ÿ™

  12. Thanx a lot 4 th review nivedita.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    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?

  13. @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:

  14. 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 ๐Ÿ˜•

  15. 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 ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

    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 ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜•

  16. 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?

  17. 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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