Complexion : Fair with Cool Undertones
Skin Type : Combination, Sensitive
I’m here with a new kajal and it’s from our very own, L’Oréal Paris! It’s an upgrade to their original Kajal Magique. Read on to know how it fares for me and don’t forget to check out the comparison swatches with kajals from other brands.
Price: ₹350 for 0.35 grams
Description & Claims:
Discover Kajal Magique BOLD, our boldest Kajal formula for the boldest look.
ULTIMATE BLACK – 25% more concentrated in black pigments, each stroke glides effortlessly to deliver a vivid black line.
MORE EXTRAORDINARY CARE – Its formula contains 2X more Vitamin E* and is gentle on the eye.
BOLD RESULT – Create an intense line with one or two strokes on the waterline. Complete your bold look by adding a thick line on the upper lid.
• 14 Hour Smudge-Proof.
• Ophthalmologically Tested.
• Suitable For Contact Lens.
• Made in Germany.
My Experience with L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique Bold:
Packaging – The kajal comes housed in a package of black and gold colors with Katrina Kaif’s face on it, unlike the previous one which is pink and black with Aishwarya Rai’s face (although, the Kajal Magique is written in pink on this package). The jet black kajal comes in a black plastic tube in a retractable form. The brand and product’s name are written fancily in gold on the tube and it also has other details written in white.
Pigmentation – The kajal is a beautiful jet black colour with minimal silver glitter for shine, exactly like the Maybelline Colossal Super Black Kajal. I don’t find any difference between the two when it comes to pigmentation and nature. See comparison swatches for a better idea.
Staying Power – I love the longevity of this kajal as it’s amazing and stays put for a really long time. It stays for 4 hours without concealer on my waterline and for 5-6 hours with concealer/compact powder. On my upper lid, it stays for 6-7 hours easily. The Colossal Super Black lacks in staying power on my waterline.
Texture – I have no complaints with this kajal when it comes to the texture as it’s creamy and glides on smoothly on my eyes. Although, if you do twist it up a lot and apply with pressure, the tip is going to break (my heart broke along with it!).
The texture of this kajal is pretty similar to Maybelline Colossal Super Black Kajal and Lakmé’s Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal, is pretty similar when it comes to texture. The 3 kajals are the same when it comes to pigment, too. The only difference between the Lakmé and the other 2 kajals is that they contain silver glitter for shine and the Lakmé one does not. Although, this kajal does fare better when it comes in contact with water and almond oil. It also has a better smudge-proof formulation.
All in all, I do like this kajal a lot and I can’t wait to play with it everyday! 😀
Pros of L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique Bold:
• Beautiful jet black colour with a little shine.
• Amazing staying power.
• Glides on smoothly due to its creamy texture.
• Doesn’t really budge when it comes in contact with almond oil (the best kind of makeup remover).
• Smudge-proof and waterproof.
• Doesn’t flake when vigorously smudged (unlike the Colossal Super Black Kajal).
• Waterline safe, doesn’t irritate the eyes.
• Attractive packaging.
Cons of L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique Bold:
• Expensive for a dupable shade.
• Breakable if pressure is applied.
• Not much of a difference between this kajal and the Maybelline Colossal Super Black when it comes to pigment and texture.
IMBB Rating : 4.5/5
Would I Recommend L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique Bold?
I prefer this kajal over the Maybelline and Lakmé kajals only because of its smudge-proof power and I will recommend it over them even though its nature is pretty close to them. You can also get this one if you’re not fond of the original Kajal Magique because it does perform better.
Would I Repurchase L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique Bold? Yes!
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