I love kajals, especially dark ones which give eyes a beautiful definition, even when you have not done anything dramatic. Dark, defined kohled eyes are my favorite idea of sexy and smoldering look, when you are not in a mood to do much. There are numerous options in the Indian market as far as Kajals and Kohls are concerned, varying from normal easy removal ones, which are dirt cheap, to the herbal ones, and finally the most beloved ones like eyeconic and colossal, which are waterproof and smudgeproof, as well as in budget. In my last review, of Streetwear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lipstick – 7 Mystic Mauve, I shared with you all the mini haul of Streetwear that I had done, and which included the kajal as well, which is also a part of their recent launch. I purchased it just out of impulse, because of the packaging which looked super cute. Plus, I have not had any crayon type kajal, so the shape fascinated me a bit. I wanted to purchase Lakme Satin Kajal for a casual look, but then went with this one. Read on to find out how it fared for me.
Streetwear Color Rich Kajal comes in a normal cardboard packaging, with a free sharpener. I am not very impressed with the packaging, although I purchased it purely on first impression basis and low price tag. Let me tell you why. The packaging looks like a cheap marker – cute but a bit cheap. The sharpener also looks like a 2-rupee pencil sharpener we used in school, and nowhere close to Lakme or Colorbar, who make an effort to make even their sharpeners look worth their brands. The cute Archie and Vernonica type illustration on it too is a cheap sticker, which will wear out or come off. The packaging looks cute when it is new, but it’s just okay.
It comes at a price of Rs. 99/- for 2.5 gm, which is very affordable.
My Experience with Streetwear Color Rich Kajal:
Streetwear Color Rich Kajal, is a bullet-shaped kajal, although the thickness is more equivalent to a thick marker, than the fat bullet lipstick crayons, that we get. It is a sharpenable crayon and looks quite cute. The grip is good for applying. It never slipped or gave me any discomfort or trouble holding it and applying subsequently.
The smell of the kajal is like camphor, but not unbearable. It is just a faint scent that you get while you are using it, and it’s quite soothing actually. The texture of the kajal is super creamy. One more thing that I liked about it was that in spite of it being creamy, and the fact that I have swiped it multiple times, and used it quite often, the tip does not get blunt easily, neither does it break, which is a major problem with creamy kajals. True, you have to sharpen it, when the tip will be blunt eventually, but there won’t be much problem in getting a fine tip because of these features.
The black is not supreme, but the effect that it gives on multiple swipes, is amazing. It really gives you that kohled and smoldering sexy looks just in few swipes. Just a mascara after that, and you are done. The black and the bullet shape of the kajal does an amazing job on eyes.
It is not smudge proof or waterproof, neither does it claim anywhere to be so in the product description. However, once it is set on your eyes, it does not budge unless you rub them. So, these are good when you are going for an hour or two, or for a coffee, for that duration. Obviously, it is not waterproof, but I noticed something that it is water-resistant to some extent, because when I sprayed water on it, it smudged a bit, but came off only when I rubbed it vigorously. It can be removed easily with cleansing milk or baby oil, without much efforts or rubbing, as it is not a water proof product.
Pros of Streetwear Color Rich Kajal:
- Cute and young packaging.
- Nice kajal for beginners.
- Very affordable.
- Easily available online and offline.
- Travel friendly as the cap is secure.
- Mild camphor smell is soothing.
- Creamy, glides on your eyes.
- The black is intense, and gives a beautiful hue on eyes.
- Perfect option for short duration outings.
- Doesn’t smudge on eyes unless rubbed.
- Water resistant to some extent, although not for long.
- Easily removable.
Cons of Streetwear Color Rich Kajal:
- Not waterproof.
- Not smudge proof, will come off on rubbing and give panda eyes.
- Has to be sharpened.
- The packaging, although cute, looks a bit cheap, with a sticker on the cap and a marker pen type over-all appearance.
IMBB Rating and Recommendation:
I rate the Streetwear Color Rich Kajal 3.8/5. I admit that there are better options available in the market, but if you want a quick chic bold and sexy look for a one hour outing, you can have this cute crayon in your kitty. It will not irritate your eyes and will not budge unless you have a habit of rubbing your eyes. For office, this is not a good option, and we can stick with our beloved eyeconics and colossals, for we intend to touch our eyes fatigued after being in front of computer screens.
Would I Repurchase Streetwear Color Rich Kajal?
I may, it’s a fun product to have.
Hope you all found my review useful. Till the next time, stay healthy and gorgeous. Ciao Beauties!!