Lakme Eyeconic Deep Black 22 HR Kajal Review

Skin type: normal to dry
Skin tone: fair to wheatish

Hi lovely ladies,

How are you all? Today I am going to review Lakme Eyeconic Deep Black 22 HR Kajal. Since Maybelline has come up with so many versions of their Colossal Kajal how could Lakme stay behind? In this whole Colossal versus Eyeconic saga, Lakme tried to give our eyes a two hours rest. Yes, the claim is of 22-hour stay, not 24 hours. Why not 24, why 22? This was the first question that came to mind (maybe 24 hours would have seemed copied from Maybelline). Anyway, last week I went for some shopping and saw this at the Lakme counter. The thing that attracted me is the mention of ‘Deep Black’ shade. I always found Lakme Eyeconic Kajal darker than the Maybelline Colossal kajal. Let’s see how this latest version worked out for me.

Price: INR 180 for 0.35g
Shelf Life: 30 months

Product Description:
Make an Eyeconic statement with the all new Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal and experience the power of beautiful eyes!
A smudge-proof as well as waterproof kajal for everyday use, the new Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal promises to last up to 22 hours. Say goodbye to touch-ups and a big hello to long lasting finesse to your eyes, all through the day!

My Experience with Lakme Eyeconic Deep Black 22 HR Kajal:

Lakme Eyeconic Kajal Deep Black comes in the same old sea blue and black cardboard packaging. The kajal comes in a black retractable pencil with a nice cap. Lakme has changed the packaging a little; I mean the way ‘Lakme Eyeconic Kajal’ is written on the pencil. In tiny letters, the shade Deep Black is mentioned on it, too.

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The twist up mechanism works well. The overall packaging is sturdy and travel-friendly. The shade ‘Deep Black’ is nice dark black colour. It is well pigmented and gives dark black colour in two swipes. I have swiped it thrice for the swatches, which give a dark bold look to the eyes. The texture is smooth and neither too delicate nor hard – just right to apply.

It glides smoothly over the eyelids and on the waterline. It didn’t irritate my eyes. There was no tugging or pulling during application. I applied it for good 10-12 hours and it didn’t budge. There was slight fading on the waterline but it was not looking messy. The matte look on the upper eyelid was intact and didn’t feel dry.

It is definitely waterproof and smudge-proof. When I tried to remove it with moist cotton it was leaving a black stain behind. So, I had to clean it with an oil-based makeup remover. Obviously, no one would wear kajal for 22 hours, but of course the 22 hours stay is definitely to create hype or maybe it’s just a copied claim.

Still it delivered more than I expected. I love the nice black kohl look it gives to the eyes with minimal effort. One can create different eyeliner looks with ease using this kajal. This kajal offers a nice dark black colour with good staying power at an affordable price. What else one could ask for!

Pros of Lakme Eyeconic Deep Black 22 HR Kajal:

• Looks bold on the eyes.
• Dark black shade.
• Smooth texture.
• Smudge-proof and waterproof.
• No tugging or pulling during application.
• Good to create different looks.
• Affordable.
• Travel-friendly packaging.
• Easy to use.
• Ophthalmologist tested.
• Good staying power.
• Doesn’t look patchy or dry.

Cons of Lakme Eyeconic Deep Black 22 HR Kajal:

• 22-hour claim is not true.
• Can only be removed with a makeup remover.

IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme Eyeconic Deep Black 22 HR Kajal?
I will definitely recommend this to all. It is a nice deep black shade. If you like to give your eyes a bold black kohl look then go for it.

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