Lakme Gypsy Winter Collection 2010 Black Satin Kajal Review


Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal

Hi again, IMBB beauties. A review on another item I recently bought from the Lakme Gypsy Collection – The Black Satin Kajal, priced at Rs. 150/-.

What attracted me to this kajal was the neat packaging and look of the product. (Oops, sorry I threw away the cardboard packaging), but I remember that it was very neatly packed in a bluish-purple cardboard packing, much bigger than the kajal itself, so totally hygienic and untouched. The Black Satin Kajal is so chic looking and hep – a black background with a spiral gold floral design. The gold flower designs are inter-twining each other and the plastic cap has the same design too. Very lovely looking and attractive indeed.

I think this is going to be a real hit with most women who like to apply kajal. This is the most blackest black, jet black, midnight black, etc. etc. colour pay-off I have seen in a kajal. It is also super soft to apply and just one stroke gives you rich, intense black colour.

Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal

With flash (just one stroke):

Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal

Without flash:

Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal

If you are doing a smokey eye makeup look, you can apply this on your eyelid lightly and smudge it to give a smokey look, followed with grey or silver eye shadow to set it. However, if you have oily lids, I don’t think you can use this as a long-lasting eyeliner as it tends to settle into the crease after a while. Now, regarding this being water resistant and smudge-proof, I would like to show you the following pics :

I allowed it to ‘set’ and I lightly tried smudging it after 5 minutes :

Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal

Then I rubbed it with very slight pressure :

Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal

A closer look :

Lakme Satin Kajal
Lakme Satin Kajal


  • A very nice, neat and fashionable-looking kajal.
  • Good innovation from Lakme.
  • Is super soft to apply.
  • Just one stroke gives you rich, intense black colour pay-off.
  • Such a rich black kajal is a first from Lakme.
  • Being so soft, can be used on the waterline as well.
  • It most probably will not cause allergies as it appears to be absolutely fragrance-free.
  • A good, convenient size, so easy to carry around in the handbag.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • Lakme has updated their website as soon as the Gypsy Collection was launched.


  • I think the wearing time would be longer than their regular kajal, but it does tend to smudge after a few hours.
  • Definitely not as long-lasting in terms of wearability than their 9 to 5 Eye Defining Pencil.
  • If using as an eyeliner, you would need a good primer so that it doesn’t set in the creases (unless you have dry skin).
  • Swimmers – be careful, unless you want raccoon eyes!
  • I have nothing else to crib about, as I’m liking the colour pay-off too much!

On a scale of 1 to 5 as far as a kajal goes (not an eyeliner), I would give this a full :-* :-*:-*:-*:-*

Will I re-purchase this?


Take care and have a great week!


133 thoughts on “Lakme Gypsy Winter Collection 2010 Black Satin Kajal Review

  1. Sabrina,

    I am heads over heels in love with this kajal. Infact i am so mad that I even took pics of my eyes after 5 hours of application. And you wouldn’t believe that it was on my waterline for good 7 hours. But after that i had to remove it . It found it a little difficult to remove but I really don’t mind that. Nothing has stayed on my waterline like this. Me :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

    It smudges a little on my eyes but not so insanely . Like I didn’t end up having racoon eyes. he he

    I love Lakme for bringing this one. :worship: :worship: I am total convert from Lotus Kajal.

    You want me to post my eyes piccy in your review only. 😛 he he

    1. It really is that good? I cant find any kajal that stays on my water line for long…. I used to use Biotique’s almond kajal but it smudges really bad and doesnt stay for longer than a couple of hours and ends up in my undereye area :(…..Rati have u used Biotique’s kajal?

    2. I’m so glad that you applied it on the waterline to see it’s lasting power…I forgot to mention that, and I’m so glad also that you are liking its intense rich colour, Rati.

  2. I know! 😀 And now, color bar also launches the warm and cool palettes 😉 hey is this THAT good? I mean, u saying u r a convert from the Lotus Kajal…

    1. Appu, yeah it’s very good. I do love lotus kajal but it fades away after a few hours. But since it’s a kajal, I don’t expect it to stay long. It went on and on and on. And it’s super smooth , and no racoon eyes and even after splashing water it didn’t satat flowing from my eyes.I mean there was a little smudging but nothing that you can’t handle.Also you juts wipe your under eyes lightly with a tissue and it would look just fine. 🙂 I can go on and on and on. 😛

      The overall collection is fantastic this time starting form lipsticks, lip glosses kajal. Nail paint shades are pretty decent as per lakme standards.Only eye shadow quads are a little disappointing. Will show you. 🙂

        1. Couldn’t get it that well…coz of my bad hand on eyeshadows!! :-((… I have ordered some stuffs from oriflame. I might get them on monday and then try the look again!!! :jump: :lashes: :jump: :lashes:

  3. Great review Sabrina, I wanna try this kajal now….had given up on kajals because they smudge a lot on me, hope this’ll be better 🙂

  4. Hey Sabrina.
    Super review….am so glad there is something which will not smudge !!! i have some 5 kajal pens and all either smudges or vanishes in no time…def going to try this one !!!

    1. hehehe even i’m waiting for that!!:D:D :fingersxd: :fingersxd: :fingersxd: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense:

      1. yeah,,, she told me the whole kahaani. :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: If she starts putting it in writing, i will turn into a parrot… 😐 😐 😐 😐

  5. Sabrina back….and I know I should say nice review, nice kajal, etc, etc, but hellllooooooo…me like your nails….me want my nails to like that 😀 😀 😀 😀 What is the procedure to get my nails to like that? 😀 😀 😀 And okay, the kajal is nice too and nice review…but nice nails 😀

    1. Hi Radhika, Sorry I’m replying so late…went out for dinner & just returned. I did a French Manicure on my nails, but instead of using a sheer pink base, I used a frosty beige & then did the French tips. Hey, I’m so excited that you like it. (Jumps for joy!!!)

  6. ANSHUUUUUUUUUUU…I went to all counters and came without buying anything 😀 😀 😀 Lancome, Shiseido, YSL, Chanel….and i don’t like me so lucky…errr unlucky…but luckyyy….I went to Shiseido to buy my moisturizer..The SA tells out of stock…she is like it will come only Tuesday and i can only go on Saturday so she give me enough samples to last me at least 1 whole month if not longer… cheap…me very happy I got free ka 1 month samples hehehehe. Then I go to YSL…ask for the lip brush the SA was using..she tells me its what they use na for doing makeup…not what they she packs that for me saying oh dont bother buying from somewhere else take these… super happy. Me almost tell her me louuuu her…I think I tell her I louuu her…she happpy me happy…so she is like if you are free dont have any other work I do makeover for you? Me tell her me louuuu her..and me free …so she did such a supercute makeup for me…hehheee…me not washed face till now 😀 😀 😀

    1. OMG! first send your photo.

      B’lore people are so sweet! :(:(:( actually no,.. people here are good to me too! but no one gives free stuff!!:(:( stupod Clinique guy dint have smaller sized packs when i said i’ll buy! they give samples for free i know now!:(:(:( HMMMMPPHHHH!!! i hate the world! bah! :(:(:(

      1. I hate clinique people here…they give me nothing..big fat zero..even when I asked for samples. And YSL sweet…she packs the brushes for me in nice big Lifestyle bag like I shopped there!! I definitely buy stuff from YSL..after I make puppy faces at hubby and cook like for an entire month….oh wait…i think I will have to cook three times a day for like 2 months I think :-((

          1. Me go some time this week…and maybe buy something then I will ask her to do again 😀 as it is I think next time she sees me she will close the counter and run away 😀 😀 😀 😀

        1. You don’t buy YSL okay. Their lipsticks such and oh blush is pretty for oily skin…and eye shadows,,,oh they are so halky.. You will not like it..Buy Chandan cosmetics. They are really nice… 😛 😛 😛 :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:

        1. I know, I think I also need to send some yellow cans to her.. che che is is eating all baskin robbins and writing it in bold letters… :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

          Me sulking in your pockett.. :-(( :-((

          1. me sulking too!!:(:(
            but hopefully i will get cake today!:D and then i will post pictures and show off!:P:P oh and give you some!:-*

                    1. Hi Ikku… 🙂 just visited u’r blog….nice pic 🙂 ..why dont u put u’r pic here also…and and that dog in the pic nice too…which breed?

                    2. hehe thank you Anshu. :):) that is my canine brother, Zorro. :D:D he is a mastiff. :D:D i will. but i Rati puts these pretty pictures of her face here, i get full complex!!:P:P on my blog, i am the prettiest!:P hehe so- logic!:P

  7. So me very happy getting free makeover…me say me buy concealer…ehheheeeeee can you believe concealer out of stock…is like some power above doesnt want me to buy anything. By then its 2 hours over…so hubby starts shouting over phone. I did leave him alone in the food court…heheheeeee 😛

    Then we go do vegetable shopping…and and and and and this is the bestest part of the whole day…BASKIN ROBBINS ICE one get one free… bought two tubs..yippppppppppppppppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    1. wwwwoooooooooooooooooooooowwwww…that was a super cool day..i must say…have u taken pics ? if not then take now kuch makeup to bacha hoga na….. 😉 and ice creamm…yummmmmmyy…..i also had a gud day..there was a change in the plan…but it was superb…. :blush:

    2. Damn!! I am on the verge of dying.. can breathe sigh sigh!!

      You can’t doo all this rubbish in one single day… :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:

  8. I am so tired typing…ratiiiiiiiiiiiiii…you should pay me for comments…they are almost like posts … tired. Okay then I came home….and hehheheeee…me going to eat maggi for dinner 😀 😀 😀 Oh and morning I missed breakfast cos I got up late…dont know what hubby ate..but I was I was grumbling grumbling cos hubby is like if you miss breakfast…you only get in between munchies. Then we saw this chotu realllllly tiny..he was selling karchoris..and dhokla…and yum stuff…and he north indian (ok i stay in bangalore) and is like superb kachoris. Immmmmediate puppy face…hubby agreed ( i think he hungry too) – me ate yummm kachoris.

    1. :pissedoff: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed:

  9. And thank goodness YSL everything was out of stock….otherwise I would have had to go begging to pay for it. I ask the SA how much do these brushes cost..and she goes ohhh its like chanel prices only. Llike I own so many Chanel brushes and I would know..she smart..she testing me…me smarter…I go ohhh yaaa I know brushes tho will be 2-3000 naaaa…and she says ya. I thanked Bhagwaaan a million times ke they did not have stock…hahahahhahahaaa

      1. No planning and all Anshu…but if anything turns up will surely announcing on IMBB…heheheee..if I meet without poornima..she will announce a reward for my head on a plate I think 😮

  10. so was yummyy day for u….now too u having maggi..aish karo …
    and rads wud u mind telling me u r basically from?????? i mean u r pure southie?

    1. I am a pure Indian Anshu 😀 😀 I stayed all over India so really I don’t know how else to describe myself..but since I have stayed longest in Bangalore..I have decided to pass myself off as Bangalorean 😀 😀 😀 😀 My parents are from Kerala, though 😀 😀 Don’t I give such sensible answers all the time ..oh and my hubby says I am from North-East India because I find everyone from there very very cute 😀 😀 😀

      1. oh rads..u r soooooooooooooooooooo nice.. O:-) thanx for giving me all the details…luv ya.. btw i asked for the IMBB bangalore meet..wud love to meet u…do plan for it..and i pray we get free samples again no expenses…hehe cheapooo..

        1. Yaaa …me tooo…one day they will put our photos in front of Spar….the following IMBB crazies are banned from here:

          Rads :alien:
          Anshu O:-)
          Deb – sususususuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…hehehehehehheeeeeeeeeeee…what pic will they put for her :can: :can: :can:
          Poornima…no pic for her…she might be allowed in..but now she is becoming a monster so I dont know :devil:
          Rajol…ha Rajol daughter so pretty..she will be allowed inside I think!

          1. hahahahain Jomols words- buhahahahahaha buhahahahaah… *sigh* missing her too much! :((:((:(( :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

          2. Hi rads..what is this Deb:SUSUSUuuuuuu story i need to know as i m a new member of u’r gang :-/ cmon da…tell me na…. 🙄 BTW Radha rani…. 😉 r u on fb?

  11. Attention all IMBB Readers: Our dear Rati is starting her personal line of skincare and makeup products. – CHANDAN COSMETICS. Beware..she will make us all buy it 😀 😀 😀

          1. dear rati…dunno why but i trust u…hope u’r samples will b safe :pray: :pray: …i dont mind free samples.. :mean:
            love u tooo…
            and i’ll wait for u’r reply.. :waiting:

  12. Ikkky…oh suddenly now you know everything and that its French Manicure and all…hmmph…you didnt see so wise a little while earlier
    “you know me wanted to say that since yesterday!!! but it was so random so i wanted you to say it first!”

    Show off…and of course I knows its FM..I want to know how she did it…I do FM for you when you come to Bangalore…it will look like Asian Paints ad 😀 😀 😀

    1. She is :lying: Ikku. She didn’t know a thing about French Manicure. She thinks it’s some radio thingy ” FM”

      Radhika you getting it all wrong.. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

        1. heheheheheh oh bdw Rati i have to show you something. please check my blog in 5!:P hehehe :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

    1. You don’t try to cook things up okay… Me katti with you for a day.. Hubby says I look like a even brighter than parrot today… :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:

      1. i am just writing this comment so Rads sees my blog!:D :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :snicker: :snicker:

    1. heheheehheh whatever it is, you and T Rajendra definitely take the cake. ooops. i said cake! :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: heheheheheeh :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

  13. I had some expectations from this kajal, but it does smudge on my lower lashes 🙁 Though its really glossy black kajal, but i hv to keep wiping it off.

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