Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Brown Swatches & Review Coloured eye pencils are essentials for me next to my basic black kajal. Think about it: they add a pop of fun colour, yet are not overly attention-grabbing, and they are quite versatile as well, in that they can be used as liner, as all-over colour, on the waterline…you get the point. When Lakme launched new shades in their Eyeconic kajal line, I was pretty excited, being a fan of their black kajal. However, when I swatched the shades, they didn’t seem very exciting…they weren’t very vibrant or even easily distinguishable from each other (except for the unique grey shade and of course, the white). I ended up picking the brown one to use as an alternative to the regular black. The shade is a basic brown…no shimmer, no sheen and so it can look a little flat sometimes, but it is a great shade for when you want your eyes to look defined yet not too stark. Especially for those with lighter skin or eyes, this is a better pick than a black kajal. It will suit those with darker lids as well. The pigmentation is really good and it shows up well on the lids with a single swipe. Going over it again intensifies it further. Now, though the pigmentation is good, it doesn’t show up well on the waterline…the texture is not creamy enough to deliver a good amount of colour on the waterline in a single swipe. I have to go over and over it a good many times and then it does give the kind of colour I want. As for the no smudge and 10 hour claims, it lives up to them to an extent. Once you give it a minute or two to set, it really doesn’t smudge. On my waterline, it fades gradually and is almost gone in around four or five hours, but it stays put on my moderately oily lids the whole day with minimal fading in the corners. If you have very oily lids you may find that it fades faster but a little powder before applications should solve the problem. You will definitely need a makeup remover to remove all the traces. I wear contact lenses and I haven’t faced any problem so far with this kajal.
- Everyday essential shade that suits all skin tones
- Good pigmentation
- Great staying power
- The texture is a little stiff and so it needs many swipes to show up on the waterline
Price: INR 250. Recommendation: A brown kajal is (almost) as essential as a black one in my opinion and this is a great choice, except for the not-so-creamy texture that necessitates a teeny bit of work. That said, I think this is the best option at this price point and I would definitely recommend it! Now, if only Lakme would come up with some fun shades! A nude, a bright blue or a purple, anyone? Guest Review By Marianne
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