Written by : Guest Writer Gunmeen
There was a time when Lakme was the only brand available in India (btw it was quite yucky before its revamp a few years back) and international products like Mac, Clinique, YSL, Dior and all were unheard of. With the advent of malls and the products being readily available at the click of a finger , the makeup brands in India have taken a 360 degree turn.Plus the awareness created by beauty blogs (like this wonderful blog of Mehak’s which gave me the opputunity to write) has also got a big role in bringing about the change. And one such brand that has created waves with its products has to be Colorbar India. I am totally in love with all the products this company has to offer and my latest love from this brand is the Enchanted Kohl Pencil.
This product has been launched since first week of october but as usual it has not been updated on the colorbar website. Actually this is my only grouse against the company.Hope somebody from the company reads this and pays heed to the advise of so many customers.
Colorbar enchanting kohl pencil has been launched in 5 shades:
Colorbar has neither named or numbered these kohls so the names are just assumed by me based on the colours available. I have the brown one.
I have lot of brown pencils but apart from Mac Teddy i have never ever used the pencils on the waterline. My eyes are super duper watery and i wear lenses so have always steered clear from using any thing on waterline unless its kohl. So when i saw this colored kohl from colorbar, I was like this has only been made for me. The kohl is pretty soft and creamy and it glides on easily. The pigmentation is decent but its quite buildable to a nice dark brown color which would flatter brown eyes a lot I feel(mine are black but still looks nice). The kohl smudges after a couple of hours but then all kohls smudge so thats acceptable. It does not give you panda eyes like the black kohls. The staying power is around 4 to 5 hours after which it fades leaving a hint of colour on the waterline.
The packaging of the kohl is simple and light weight. At the first glance it looks like a bullet/missile and after the packaging has sunk in you realize that its not at all user friendly. The entire product is out sticking out from a silver colored stick . I would have honestly preferred a twist up form or even a pencil form which would have been much easier to use. Also another drawback is the conical shape which will flatten with use, after which the application will become difficult. You will not be able to do a thin and precise application. The transparent cap covering the product is quite sturdy. I have actually dropped the kohl once but thankfully nothing happened because of the cap.
Price : Rs 299 for 1gm
Will i repurchase : yes i absolutely love it and will be buying the blue one soon.