Kohl or kajal is the most standard makeup item that has been used since centuries by women to prettify their eyes. Kajal and lip balm together are staple items even in the most minimalistic makeup person’s makeup bag. Just as it is hard to find that perfect lip balm that would keep your lips soft and moisturized all day long, in the same way, it’s quite difficult to zero in that perfect kajal or kohl pencil that would make your eyes all smoky and sultry. In this post, we have selected the top 30 kajal and kohl pencils that Indian girls must try. You can use a kajal or kohl on your eyelids, on your lower lashline, for tightlining and also to create a soft smokey eye look. No need to spend extra bucks on black eyeshadow. Bookmark this past and take it along with you when you go shopping next time 🙂
1. Maybelline Colossal Kajal: It’s hard to miss this Maybelline kajal which comes in a bright yellow packaging. It is one of the most popular kajal pencil in the market. This is an affordable kajal for price as low as 180 INR. There is also another variant available in the this range, Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal in Super Black, which is equally good.
2. Lakme Eyeconic Deep Black 22Hr Kajal: This kajal comes out bold on the eyes, it’s a dark black shade, that is also smudgeproof and waterproof with a good staying power.
3. Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal Just Black: It’s a dark and creamy kajal pencil, that can be smudged to get a soft smokey look. It does not budge once set, and is absolutely smudgeproof and waterproof. The staying power is around 12 hours, it stays put on the eyes for the whole day.
3. MAC TechnaKohl Liner Graphblack: It’s one of the blackest black kohl liner. It feels super soft on the eyelids. This kajal liner is also sweatproof, smudgeproof, and waterproof. It comes in a retractable packaging, so there’s no issue of sharpening and product wastage.
4. Burberry Effortless Kohl Eyeliner Jet Black: This kohl pencil has a long-lasting formula and comes with its own built-in sharpener. It can be used to define the inner and outer lash lines. It does not smudge once set, also waterproof.
5. Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner: This kohl pencil was the winner of Allure’s Breakthrough Beauty Awards. It is soft and glides on smoothly on the eyelids. It has a good staying power too.
6. Sugar Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal: It’s an intense black kajal pencil which glides on very smoothly on the lids. It has a very creamy texture and has a staying power of 6 to 7 hours on the eyes.
8. MAC Eye Kohl Smolder: This eyeliner has a rich color and a silky smooth texture. MAC Smolder is a rich, black intense color that imparts the eyes a sultry look.
9. MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner Black Ice: It’s an eyeliner that’s ideal for the waterline. It’s a pure matte eyeliner with a good staying power.
10. Faces Magneteyes Kajal: This is a rich black eyeliner that is soft and glides smoothly on the eyelids. This kajal stays on for 4 to 5 hours on the eyelids.
11. Himalaya Herbals Kajal: Though this kajal does not come in the typical pencil packaging, we had to include it since it’s a good kajal pencil with natural ingredients like castor oil which promotes the growth of eyelashes. It’s a rich matte black shade that stays on the eyelids for a good amount of time.
12. Colorbar Mesmereyes Kajal: This is a deep black and well pigmented kajal with a creamy texture. It’s waterproof and stays on the eyelids for 6 to 7 hours. It does not irritate eyes and is also mineral oil free.
13. Biotique Kajal: This is a herbal kajal with natural ingredients. If you do not care about your kajal being waterproor of smudgeproof, then this is a good kajal to try.
14. L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique Bold: This is a pretty jet black color eyeliner with silver glitter shine. It has a good staying power with up to 6 to 7 hours. It’s a smudgeproof and waterproof eye pencil. It doesn’t budge with a regular makeup remover, so it’s quite a long-staying kajal pencil.
15. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner: Again, this is not your typical kajal pencil, but we thought to include it in the post because it’s a really good liner. It has received many beauty awards. It’s also waterproof and smudgeproof.
16. Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kajal: It’s a nice shimmery black eyeliner that you can sport to parties and events. It will amp up your makeup look nicely. This eyeliner has a soft texture and it’s smudgeproof, waterproof, and transferproof with a very good staying power.
17. Sugar Cosmetics 01 Back to Black Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl: This is an intense black kohl with a soft and creamy texture that’s pretty long lasting too. It also comes with its own sharpener and that’s a pretty nice bonus.
18. Lotus Herbals Ecostay Kajal: This kajal is highly pigmented, it’s also smudgeproof and waterproof. It’s a long-lasting kajal too.
19. Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal: This kajal pencil is jet black shade with a long-lasting formula. It is also long lasting, water resistant, smudge proof, perfect to create smokey eyes.
20. Deborah Milano 2 In 1 Waterproof Gel Kajal and Eyeliner: This black kajal pencil has a creamy gel formula, has intense black pigmentation, is great for tightlining. It also has a good staying power of 7 to 8 hours.
21. Wet n Wild Color Icon Baby’s Got Black Kohl Eyeliner: This eyeliner has intense black pigmentation, smudgeproof for 4 to 5 hours, and it’s also affordable too.
22. Estee Lauder Double Wear Infinite Wear Waterproof Eyeliner: It’s a 24-hour wear eye pencil, that comes with a smudge tip and sharpener. It’s a smudgeproof eyeliner that lasts for the most part of the day.
23. Clinique High Impact Custom Black Kajal: This is a pigment-packed kajal pencil delivers rich, dark colour with 12 hours of staying power. This is an ophthalmologist tested, apt for sensitive eyes too.
25. Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cheat Rock ‘n’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil: It’s a creamy soft eye pencil with good pigmentation, stays on for quite long too, without irritating the eyes.
26. Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour: This is a crease-proof, highly pigmented, creamy matte black, multipurpose eye color that can be used on the lids for a smokey eye look, on the waterline for sultry eyes.
27. Patanjali Herbal Kajal: Here’s another herbal kajal, made mostly with natural ingredients. It does not irritate eyes and has a decent staying power.
28. Chambor Smoky Eyes Intense Kohl: It’s a deep black color to create intensely smokey eyes. Since this eyeliner smudges, good staying power is not its usp.
29. Plum All Day Wear Kohl Kajal: It’s a gel-based eyeliner that is smudgeproof and waterproof with a good staying power.
30. Faces long wear eye pencil Good color payoff and pigmentation, the texture of these pencils are smooth and soft. These pencils are smudgeproof, does not irritate eyes.