Chambor Jumbo Kohl Review

by mehak on April 16, 2013

in C, Chambor, Eye Products, Reviews




Chambor Jumbo Kohl Swatches & Review

Guest post by Sktribal (Medium Skin tone, Sensitive Skin)

This Short and Stout  Chambor Jumbo Kohl was part of a Chambor hamper I won a while ago.   The chic look of the pencil definitely was an attraction but like they say- we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, or a kohl pencil by its cuteness!

The Chambor Kohl is an intense black and doesn’t smudge a lot but compared to the Colossal Kajal and Lakme Eyeconic, it doesn’t really hold its own- specially in terms of wear time and in terms of smudging quotient. To test the wear time of the kohl, I wore it on my waterline at 2.30pm. When I checked it at 4.30pm, it was still there but 70% had faded. It hadn’t transferred much to the lower lash line and so, I didn’t end up with Kung Fu Panda eyes ;) but do note that this test was done at home. I haven’t tested it while I was out but the kohl doesn’t wear very well indoors so I don’t expect great things when I wear it out of the house. The kohl definitely smudges but not as much as the Himalaya or Lotus Kajal that I’ve tried; Himalaya smudges like crazy but the Lotus kajal smudges quite a bit too.

The pencil is easy to sharpen with a jumbo pencil sharpener. I have used the Faces dual sharpener with this and it works very well. Tip: Don’t sharpen any pencils that you use on the waterline to a sharp point; you could end up poking your eyes out.

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Rating: C

Price: Rs 395

Final Recommendation:  The Chambor Jumbo Kohl is a very chic pencil but that’s where the praises end. The kohl is jet black and well pigmented but smudges a tad bit and doesn’t wear well on the waterline even inside the house. You would rather pay the same amount of money and get yourself the Maybelline Collosal or Lakme Eyeconic

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Shilpa Shri April 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

Nice review :) And thanks for the review Sktribal will not buy this ever.


Shikha April 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

Chambor eyeliners are highly pigmented wish they could do something about smudging..


Madhu April 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

I’d better stick to my eyeconic one.. Good review! :-)


shivangi April 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

Oh this is so bad!


Gowme Sundaram April 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

nicee review :) :) it’s a dud!!


Xuvious April 16, 2013 at 12:46 pm

For me, it’s just not black enough… nice review though!! :)
I’ll stick with other liners.


Preeti Kaur April 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm

70% faded in 2 hours??????? no, thanks for me


thedelhibride April 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Maybelline Collosal Kajal is the best one I’ve used till date – and when I use it the way Mehak suggests (first use a cotton bud to wipe dry the waterline, then apply kajal) it lasts for mannnyyy hours with minimum smudging.


Preet April 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I like the intensity of this kohl!

Though I have been using Oriflame Kohl for years and trust me, nothing really like it for me.
Love it so much that I happen to stock it up all the time, thinking it will finish off and I will be left with none. hehe


FashionFactive April 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Please recommend a non smudging kaajal . Need help :-))) .


Nidhi Pandey April 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

M always a big FAN of Chambor products ..SAd to know this is a dud..:(


vineetha April 20, 2013 at 12:51 am

Oh a dud! :-(


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