Maybelline Expression Kajal Gentle Precision Eyeliner Review

Maybelline Expression Kajal Gentle Precision Eyeliner Review

Hello All,

When Maybelline Colossal Kajal hit the market, it became very popular because of its brand name and the fact it was very affordable. Recently, I was gifted with a kajal from the same Maybelline family called “Expression Kajal” and I will be reviewing the same today.


Product Description:

Expression Kajal by Maybelline contains the deepest black pigments and a unique tip for that intense black colour. The formula of the kajal is a blend of nourishing ingredients including Vitamin E and castor oil that have a soothing effect on your eyes.


The pencil is made of wood and has a plastic cap without a sharpener.  The silver font on the pencil fades away soon if the pencil is used every day.

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GBP 2.99

Product Claims:

Maybelline Expression Kajal pencil has a unique tip that is easy to use and gives your eyes gorgeous definition. All you have to do is apply this Kajal in the morning and forget all about your eye make up for the rest of the day. Go dramatic with Maybelline Expression Kajal and look stunning all day long. Maybelline’s exclusive colour fix formula stays for hours without smudging or fading away and doesn’t require frequent touch ups.


Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Behenyl Alcohol, Castor Oil,Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Talc, Isopropyl Myristate, Tocopherol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylparaben, Vitamin E, Methylparaben, Propylene Carbonate, Ascorbyl Palmitate [May Contain +/-, Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491, / Iron Oxides, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Ci 77007 / Ultramarines, Ci 77742 / Manganese Violet, Ci 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 75470 / Carmine CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake].

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My Take on Maybelline Expression Kajal Gentle Precision Eyeliner:

I have used Revlon Eye Pencil before and I trust it completely.  This Maybelline one is new for me. The shade number is “33 Black.” The colour as mentioned in claims is really jet black. The colour reminds me of coal; yes it is nicely pigmented and even one swipe is dark enough. I think it is the blackest of the lot. Now, the staying power disappoints.

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The main claim of the product is that it does not require touch ups, but it hardly stays for 30 minutes on the water line and then fades away. On the eyelids, the staying power is still okay; I mean it stays for 3-4 hours and then starts to lose its colour and pigmentation. The texture is pretty good, it is creamy and smooth. The pencil has a fine tip and is easy to apply and hold. One more disadvantage is that it does smudge and gives the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

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Pros of Maybelline Expression Kajal Gentle Precision Eyeliner:

  • Real dark jet black colour.
  • 1-2 swipes are enough to get the dark black colour.
  • The pencil is easy to apply and hold.
  • The texture is smooth and creamy.
  • Does not irritate eyes.
  • Contains vitamin E and castor oil.
  • Does not break or crumble while applying.
  • Travel friendly, the cap is very tight and can be carried anywhere.
  • Affordable.

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Cons of Maybelline Expression Kajal Gentle Precision Eyeliner:

  • Staying power is the major disappointment.
  • Smudges and fades away very easily.
  • Of course, the scary ingredient list.
  • Lot of product is wasted when sharpened.

IMBB Rating:


Do I Recommend Maybelline Expression Kajal Gentle Precision Eyeliner?

Even though the colour and pigmentation is pretty good, the staying power and smudging is the major drawback and thus I will not recommend it.

Will I Repurchase Maybelline Expression Kajal Gentle Precision Eyeliner?

No, I will not, I will stick to Revlon.

Hope you all like the review. Let me know your favourite kajals.

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10 thoughts on “Maybelline Expression Kajal Gentle Precision Eyeliner Review

  1. Good review. Certainly wont be buying it now. 🙂 My favourites are the Lakme kajal and the maybelline colossal kajal in the kajal familiy. In the eyeliners my favourite is the fabulous one from ‘The Body Shop’ in black (01) and a close second are the maybelline gel eyeliners (black and the brown/gold swirl).

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