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I am very new to writing on blogs but considering my passion for makeup and an equally enticing opportunity on IMBB, I thought of reviewing some makeup products. Since I am a big eye makeup freak I decided to review Hashmi kajal which I bought recently on the advice of one my colleagues.
Kajal has been my most preferred product in my makeup kit since I was 16 years old.Those days my granny used to make surma for me using the soot method. Considering the difficulties( falls down a lot) with applying surma, I shifted to the kajals available in the market. I have tried almost all brands ranging from Biotique to Himalya and my experiences have not been so good with the recently tried ones; may be because of my oily skin all my kajals tend to smudge a lot from the waterline
Coming back to the product which is Hashmi kajal, I would like to add that the product is extremely controversial regarding the lead content in it but considering it is 200 years old and people have been using it for ages and no cases of people going blind or things like that have been reported till date, I bought and started using the same. Ya would also like to mention that in one of the interviews, I read even Vidya Balan uses the same, one more reason for me to try it out.
Hashmi kajal allegedly contains lead but on its website it has all the non toxicity reports. So people can be rest assured of its authenticity and purity, and can use it without any apprehensions.
The website claims:
High Definition Hashmi Kajal Stick is a friendly-flow formula, with a smooth and sleek felt tip that is especially designed by our R&D Dept. to cater your eyes the very-best backstage finishing look to create a more vibrant and dramatic look that madly elaborates your eyes.
Zinc Oxide, Waxes, Amorphous Black, butter oil, cinamomum camphora.
My experience with Hashmi Kajal
Like I said earlier that I have tried many kajals but all of them smudge leaving me with panda eyes at the end of the day or vanish in 2-3 hours but this being an exception gave amazing results and stayed on for almost 6 hours.I dint have to do the touch ups as well. Although it has to be rubbed on some surface initially to get the smooth texture so it glides on smoothly on the eyes later. These are the swatches of the product:
(Left to right: rubbed once, twice and thrice)
Pros of Hashmi Kajal
1. Doesn’t smudge , can be worn throughout the day easily for 6-7 hours.
2. Must have for people who have oily combination skin.
3. Very reasonably priced.
4. Gives jet black definition to the eyes, nicely pigmented.
5. Effective for the waterline.
6. Product from a 200 years old company.
Cons of Hashmi Kajal
1. The controversy regarding lead which is enough for a customer not to buy it.
2. Flimsy packaging, the cap might break if it falls from your hands.
3. Doesn’t glide on smoothly when using for the first few times.
Will I repurchase it?
I shall definitely repurchase it since it’s working well for me .
4/5 (-1 for the controversy regarding Lead in it)
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