I was perusing a new make up counter in Boots called PURE – it has some pretty funky looking palettes and glosses, when I noticed this chunky looking pencil:
Info on Kajals:
Kajal is very popular in India – there are different ways of applying it, with a pencil, brush or finger.
* If you use the kajal pencil, go for a reputed brand. Some prefer a thick pencil while some prefer a thin one. Make sure the tip is not broken or blunt. At the same time, it should be smoothly rounded off at the top making it look a bit sharp, but not so much that it pokes you in the eye.
* When going for a liquid one, make sure that the brush or the applicator does not have a distorted tip and is pointed perfectly. The consistency should be just perfect, not too thick and not too thin. Since you will be lining the inner lid of the eye, replace it as soon as it thickens or the brush wears out.
* Some brands of kajal are also available in powder from. Please read the instruction manual carefully before applying it. Check the manufacturing date and then buy a reputed brand.
* Do not buy kajal from roadside vendors who claim to have made them at home and talk of their medicinal properties. Most of them are made under unhygienic conditions and may irritate the eye if applied on a regular basis.
* In case your eye feels dry or starts to water after using kajal even of a reputed brand, discontinue immediately. If the irritation or any redness persists, don’t use kajal inside the eyes and show to a doctor. Use liquid liner on the upper eye lid instead.
Best Kajal Brands in India
Given here are some of the best brands of kajal that are available in India. You can find them at most of the stores that sell cosmetics. Else, you may also go to their exclusive outlets to purchase kajal. These are available in the form of pencil, liquid liner and the ones that can be applied with finger.
* Blue Heaven
It was around £11. Being poor, I investigated eBay for bargains and found these Indian Kohls:
Blue Heaven seems to be a huge brand over in Indian. What was quite sweet was that I got the kohls in a packet wrapped in white cotton!
One came in a tub, and is used with a brush, the other was a pencil shape. Both were really soft and pigmented – it came of easily on my waterline.
A quick sweep of the colour:
They were pretty affordable about £4 with shipping. I liked these kohls in that they are super quick and easy to use – they are pigmented and they come of easily even on my watery eyes. However…these kajals are CREAMY. That means that is you sweat a lot, if you have runny eyes, if you rub them they will smudge. Its easy to wipe away but you have to consider this if you need pristine make up.
I will be giving away 2 Kajak cones in black this Monday! Tune back in then!