The maximum amount of comments I receive is about why I don’t wear kohl. It isn’t something I really thought about, but I guess in a kohl obsessed country its a bit strange to have a beauty blogger not wear it. It’s not like I dont own kohl- My trusted Maybelline Colossal is always with me if Im out for weddings or want a more dramatic eye. ¬†For an everyday basis , I feel like I prefer the wide eyed innocent look of just an eyeliner, plus given that I suffer from chronic dark circles, kohl tends to rub me off the wrong way.

So what do you do if you are not into Kohl?

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The Thick Liner at the top

This is probably my go to look . It’s what I wear everyday, to parties, lunches, brunches and dinner. Just a thick liner with a ice bright lip (or even a muted one). When you are doing it this way, its important not to use a glossy eyeliner because a thick line of glossy black looks like way too much obvious makeup on. I prefer matte, dark liners.

Everyday basis : I use the Lakme Absolute Shine Liner, but while going out I love the Mac Rebel Eyes lines

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The SoftBrown eyeshadow at the bottom

There are times when I feel like I need something – anything at the bottom lash line to darken it up and give it some oomph. While I find that kohl can be a bit harsh, I love how a soft brown shadow looks . Its innocent and pretty and looks like kohl but more natural. The only problem- it is near impossible to find a shadow that doesn’t smudge so by the end of the night, its possible you will look absolutely exhausted.

I like using: Mac Embark Shadow or Mac Teddy or Chambor Brown Dazzle

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Simple Tightlining

I experimented with this at my sister in laws mehendi. I was wearing like a very fresh, minty outfit and I wanted a very wide awake , I have no makeup on look. All I did was take my kohl and tightlined by upper lid. Then with a liquid liner, I made an invisible (literally) invisible line just to add a bit of depth. Finally loaded up on oodles on mascara .

 

What about you guys? What are your alternatives to kohl?

 

 

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