The Best Kajal in India: Lakme Eyeconic vs Maybelline vs Loreal !

by Mehak Shahani on January 19, 2014

in Eyeliner, Lakme, Loreal, Maybelline, Reviews

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The battle lines are drawn and the 3 way match is about to get started ! In Corner 1, we have the affable, yellow taxi cab like packaged Maybelline Collosal. He is the first of the ‘new age’ kajals to enter the market and continues to be a favourite. In Corner 2, cool and collected is Lakme Eyeconic flexing his slender body – arch enemy of  Maybelline Collosal- they have a long twisted history between them. Story goes that Lakme Eyeconic stole Collosal’s girl back in 2011 and things havent been the same since then.. In Corner 3 is the dark and mysterious Loreal Kajal Magique- new kid on the block but with lots of potential.

Who will win the Kajal Wars and emerge victorious. Stay tuned folks – this is a match you dont want to miss!

[nbox type="notice"] Buy all of these from Nykaa [/nbox]

Pigmentation:  Most of these are super dark so literally one point should go to all, but if you are a stickler for details then Maybelline COllosal is the darkest of the three  and Loreal Magique is the weakest of the three. Winner: Maybelline Collosal

Texture: Eyeconic is definitely creamier and easier to apply than Collosal.  As is Loreal Magique – has a better texture and glide. Winner : Lakme Eyeconic/ Loreal Magique

Longevity : Lakme Eyeconic Lasts all day, everyday on my lids without budging. Maybelline lasts long but i do notice fading at the end of the day and Loreal Magique gets slightly transferred on oily lids . Winner: Lakme Eyeconic

Smudge Proof: Both Collosal and Eyeconic are completely smudge resistant. Loreal Magique is smudge resistant as well but it does get transfered. Winner: Maybelline COllosal / Lakme Eyeconic

Easy Removability: This is a very important factor for me, because i hate makeup that doesnt get removed properly. With Eyeconic i really really struggle to get it off because only oil based removers are able to remove it. Result: Wake up with kajal residue and tired looking eyes. Winner: Maybelline Collosal

Price  & Availability :

[nbox type="notice"]Maybelline Collosal Kajal is priced at Rs 175/- and is available here [/nbox]

[nbox type="notice"]Lakme Eyeconic is Prices at Rs 250/- and is available here [/nbox]

[nbox type="notice"]Loreal Paris Kajal Magique is priced at 240/- and is available here [/nbox]

SO THE WINNER IS:

  • Going by all the points above,   Lakme Eyeconic seems to emerge as the winner as it is actually better in the texture department and lasts longer .
  • Personally however, my own preference is the Maybelline Collosal. The reason being that for me removing a kajal is MOST important and I hate it if I cannot get a kohl off my eyes (which happens with Eyeconic and Kajal Magique)
  • The Loreal Kajal Magique is also a pretty fantastic kajal and is very similar to Eyeconic but it isnt as black

Read full reviewsMaybelline Collosal,   Lakme Eyeconic,  Loreal Magique

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Sumathi January 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Lakme Eyeconic seems to be a winner :) I was planning to buy it next after my Colossal Kajal got over, now I’m thinking cos I too don’t like to work too hard while removing my kajal..

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Ayesha AK (@RudeandChic) January 19, 2014 at 10:06 pm

I actually did a review recently and the one that proved to be the blackest black is the one from Chambor (glossy) and Revlon Color Stay (Blackest black) and all these didn’t stand a chance. But yes removal is a price to pay for the blackest black.

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Sheena January 19, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Yes! I personally love Maybelline colossal kajal too.. Also it is the easiest eye pencil to find in my kajal case. The bright yellow instantly catches your eye and is a blessing especially if you are in a hurry.

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Clothes and Creativity January 19, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Haven’t used L’Oréal and Lakme Kajal, but I do use the Maybelline one, and I can safely say that it’s quite good. In fact, I ordered 3 of them during the Nykaa sale! :D

I’d also bought an Incolor Kajal (after reading on a blog) once, and must say that I was quite impressed by the quality of the product.

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Embellished January 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm

I’m actually not a fan of the Maybelline or the Lakme ones. :( Haven’t tried L’oreal, yet.

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KJ January 19, 2014 at 11:44 pm
Bhuvana January 20, 2014 at 12:50 am

Its always maybelline for me :) But eyeing on Lakme me Brown eyeliner ;)

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Amani Zaara January 20, 2014 at 1:33 am

Lakme ones are really good.. I agree..

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Poorva January 20, 2014 at 4:44 am

im an eyeconic fan :D

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Sangeeta January 20, 2014 at 9:15 am

I like eyeconic but it is a pain to remove.

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Lisha January 20, 2014 at 10:52 am

If we talk about texture and pigmentation then Lakme Eyeconic is the winner for me. But when it comes to longevity Kajal Magique wins hands down. It just does not budge!

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Blushes and Beyond January 20, 2014 at 11:03 am

Im a colossal fan. For 175 rs. its an amazing product. Must have repurchased it atleast 10 times by now.

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Ashima January 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

Completely agree with your review of the Collosal and the Eyeconic! I have used the Collosal and really liked it! Currently using the Eyeconic and have bought the L’oreal Magique for using it once I lose my current one! :)

But between the Collosal and Eyeconic – I think the Eyeconic works better for me – primarily because Longevity is really important for me! :)

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Shruti January 20, 2014 at 11:31 am

Kajal Magique for the longevity any day.. But as far as pigmentation is concerned, it’s definitely Maybelline! Can’t select the one out of these two! :P

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krithi January 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I want to buy Loreazl one may be
or Im confused :)
Good post

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supria January 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I too hate kajals and mascaras that are a pain to get off. I tend to steer clear pf waterproof formulas.

I am yet to try any of these kajals. Will definitely give the colossal a try when I get a chance soon

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Shikha January 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm

My vote for Maybelline as its good daily wear liner.. Eyeconic for those days when I need to travel and stay outdoors for longr duration. I have not tried L’OREAL one

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Tina January 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Currently, I am using all three, and I find myself reaching for the Eyeconic kajal a bit more. L’oreal Kajal transfers and fades as well, and Colossal tugs just a wee bit compared to Eyeconic. But my favorite is Revlon Blackest Black.

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The Blah Queen January 20, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Lakme eyeconic is my favourite out of the three…I would have chosen magique over eyeconic if it was dark enough !!

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M January 20, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Haven’t used Kajal Magique…out of the other two I’d say my pick is Eyeconic…but honestly I find them all pretty much similar except for a few small differences!

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Gowthami January 20, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I like Lakme, pigmentation and texture wise!~

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Shreya January 20, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Wow great comparison dear …. I have sensitive eyes so for me Lakme Eyeconic is the true winner !

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rinnee January 20, 2014 at 11:20 pm

i have used all the 3 and i personally have decided to stick to colossal kajal..the loreal one is not black enough and it doesnt last long..it smudges sometimes:( lakme eyeconic is just fine for me…but pricier than maybelline.

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Priyanjana January 21, 2014 at 12:59 am

Hey thanks !!

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coralcrue January 21, 2014 at 4:07 am

I like the way you’ve written this post, the build up to it was like all three kajals where in a boxing ring with boxer shorts and all. hahahhaha I loved it. I use Eyeconic but i will befriend the other two after it gets over :) I like trying everything out. We Indian girls are so lucky to have so many choice in terms of kajal!

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Vipra S January 21, 2014 at 9:21 am

Awesome Comparison Dear :)
Eyeconic is still my favorite but the L’oreal one is a great substitute and I’m loving it for a change ;)

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Sassy January 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm

My vote also goes for Lakme Eyeconic. Hey what about the White one..Kareena is doing the ad. It seems to dramatic for me..

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Kayennat January 21, 2014 at 5:10 pm

To all those who have issues removing long lasting eyeliner, have you tried oil cleansing? Removes waterproof makeup so easily with no tugging and constant rubbing!
I personally want to try all of them but none of them are available here :(

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Rashmi January 22, 2014 at 7:53 am

I have tried all th 3 . LAKME EYECONIC is the best n M in love with it. Will buy only it again n again.

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Rashmi January 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I absolutely swear by the lakme eyeconic! Love it. I keep a stock of chambor and mac liner but nothing better than eyeconic to smudgefree kajal all day long during office hours.

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