Skin tone: Medium olive
Hello, ladies 🙂
Maybelline recently launched a new colossal kajal with the goodness of Aloe Vera. Read on to know about the product.
Price and Quantity: Rs. 180/- for 0.35g
My Experience with Maybelline The Colossal Kajal 24HR Smudge Proof Deep Black with Aloe Vera:
Packaging: Like the Maybelline Colossal Kajal, Maybelline The Colossal Kajal 24HR Smudge Proof Deep Black with Aloe Vera comes in a yellow and black colored outer paper packaging with all the details. The Kajal itself comes in a long retractable, yellow colored pencil with a nice cap. The twist up mechanism works well. Overall, the packaging is sturdy and travel-friendly.
Shade: The shade, “Deep Black” is a jet black color that looks very bold on the eyes. It is deeply pigmented and needs only a couple of swipes for creating a bold look. “Deep Black” is a very classy, matte black shade that is perfect for everyday wear.
Texture and Quality: The kajal has a smooth, creamy texture that glides easily on the eyes, without any tugging. It also glides smoothly on the waterline, making the application easier. I can create any eye makeup look and can also use it on my upper lash line. It doesn’t feel patchy or dry. Also, it is easy to draw a thin line with this kajal.
I can create a nice smudgy eye look but, I need to blend the kajal quickly else it will dry out. Hence, it is easy to draw a neat and thin line on the eyes. It contains aloe vera, which is good for eyes and it feels very hydrating on the eyes as well. Yes, it doesn’t feel dry at all. The kajal never irritates my sensitive eyes, which is great.
The kajal looks perfect on the waterline, but it doesn’t stay longer. Somehow, the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal looks better on the waterline. Maybelline Deep Black Colossal Kajal works well on both the inner and outer rims of my eyes. It provides a matte finish that looks very attractive on the eyes. It is a smudge proof and waterproof kajal, which stays well on oily eyelids too. But after 6-7 hours, the outer corners of my eyes look slightly smudgy, though it never looks messy at all. Also, it needs a good oil-based makeup remover to remove it properly.
Staying Power: Maybelline claims that it will last for 24 hours but, I never keep my kajal that long. The kajal lasts for around 10 hours on the eyes but, my outer corners look smudgy by the end of the day. However, it doesn’t look messy on the eyes. It never settles into fine lines or creases. Only, it doesn’t last long on the waterline; after 4-5 hours, the color starts to fade from the waterline.
Overall, it is a budget-friendly kajal. It is perfect for creating an everyday bold eye makeup look. And, we Indians love to wear a thick, dark eyeliner, so it suits perfectly for this purpose. I love its formula and quality.
Pros of Maybelline The Colossal Kajal 24HR Smudge Proof Deep Black with Aloe Vera:
- Travel-friendly packaging.
- Deep black shade; good pigmentation.
- Looks bold and attractive on eyes.
- Texture glides smoothly on the eyes.
- Contains aloe vera in it; keeps the eyes hydrated.
- Doesn’t feel patchy or dry.
- Provides a perfect, neat and clean application.
- Works really nice on the inner and outer rims.
- Good to create a thin line.
- Smudgeproof, waterproof and transferproof.
- Stays nicely for around 9-10 hours.
- Never irritates my sensitive eyes.
Cons of Maybelline The Colossal Kajal 24HR Smudge Proof Deep Black with Aloe Vera:
- 24-hour claim is not so true.
- Smudges near the corners.
- Fades from the waterline after 4 to 5 hours.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Maybelline The Colossal Kajal 24HR Smudge Proof Deep Black with Aloe Vera?
Yes to both.
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