Ever since Maybelline launched the black colossal kohl pencil, I kind of became obsessed with such eye pencils. Be it the colossal, Lakme eyeconic or Maybelline Colorshow eye pencils even, I like them all. Just recently I came across the Colossal kohl Turquoise and picked it up without even swatching it at the store (LOL, I got so excited the moment I saw it). Read on to know more about it.
Product Description (from the website): First of its kind in India with 2 in 1 benefits of a kohl and eyeliner.
• Go all out with glamourous eyes in the most exciting Colossal Kohl- Turquoise which LINES like a kohl and DEFINES like a liner. Turquoise kohl is a refreshing twist on the conventional black kohl and a must have fashion and beauty accessory,
• Here’s why you’ll love it:
Provides 12 hours of smudge free turquoise intensity
Color doesn’t smudge or fade
Enriched with nourishing ingredients and Vitamin E to soothe the eye
Features a unique tip that glides smoothly for an even application
100% suitable for your eyes
Product price: INR 249
Shelf life: 24 months
Ingredients: not mentioned. Bummer!
My experience with Maybelline Colossal Kohl-Turquoise:
The first thing that really caught my eye, apart from the word “Colossal”, was the packaging. It’s slender, chic, a solid yellow with a touch of glossy turquoise. I mean how cool is that! At the same time, the kohl stick has a secure cap and It’s really handy.
The fact that I said earlier that I didn’t even swatch it at the time of purchasing it, says a lot about how excited I was when I saw it and how high my expectations were about it from the very beginning. It’s a gorgeous shade of turquoise which should compliment all skin tones and eye colors. It has minute shimmer particles in it which are only visible under direct sunlight. It’s not a completely matte kohl, it has a sheen to it.
The texture is pretty much similar to that of the black colossal kajal. It’s moderately smooth yet firm in texture. Unfortunately, like the Maybelline Color Show pencils which are easily breakable, this one also seems very delicate. It glides onto eyes very smoothly. One to two swipes give a muted turquoise color and three swipes give a bright turquoise color. My only worry with colored eye pencils is that most of them irritate my eyes. Since I have very sensitive eyes, I chose to apply a black kajal on my waterline and applied this Colossal Turquoise kohl just below the waterline to prevent any irritation. Since I did not apply it on the waterline, I cannot comment on how soothing it is on eyes. I’ve worn this kohl twice yet; yesterday for around 5 hours and today for approx the same time and I can say it stays true to its claim of being smudge-proof. Though the color faded wee bit. All in all, I have mixed feelings about the Maybelline Colossal Kohl – Turquoise.
• Ingredients are not mentioned
• When applying below the lower waterline, the application isn’t very smooth like the product claims. It rather gets stuck to the eyelashes, thereby making it a not-so-smooth application.
• Delicate, breakable.
• Starts fading after 5-6 hours
• It’s only smudge-proof, and not waterproof.
• Might cause irritation on the waterline, since most colored eye pencils do.
• I would have like it better if it had a little velvety touch to it. (though it’s not a con)
Will I repurchase it/ do I recommend Maybelline Colossal Kohl- Turquoise?
I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase this or try something new, but I recommend it to those who like blue kohl pencils.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
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