Guest Post By Sreeparna
Summer is here and my sweaty face cannot bear anything more than a compact now-a-days. So, I am emphasizing more on Kajals and colourful lip balms. I can’t leave the house without makeup you know! Recently I got myself a new Kajal from Elle 18 because I heard good reviews about it. Previously I was switching between Lakme Eyeconic Green and Himalaya Kajal. Both Himalaya Kajal and the Elle 18 one are of black colour and both of them come under Rs.200. So, in my today’s post I will be comparing both of them to find out which one is the best quality wise, quantity wise and most importantly performance wise.
Elle 18 Eye Drama Kajal in Bold Black
Elle 18 Eye Drama Kajal is a simple and fuss-free twist-up basic black kajal that is a new addition to my makeup collection. These kinds of products are convenient for everyday purpose and even for occasional purposes because you only need a minute to go over both the eyes if you have practice and the eyes will be done. I have used Lakme Eyeconic, Maybelline Colossal and 1-2 other kajals of this sleek form but this one seemed to be the blackest one with amazingly smooth formula, pigmentation and staying power. Being the least costly one from this category of kohl, I expected it to be moderately good. But, I am really astonished to see the performance! For this price it’s no doubt a steal deal.
- Opthalmologically tested formula; would not irritate eyes
- Priced at Rs.135 for 0.35gm. Buy here.
- Comes in retractable stick form
- Gives jet black color in single swipe
- More or less Smudge-proof and Waterproof
- Although the tip is not sharp-able, the tip remains fine enough for both upper and lower lashline application
- Formula is buttery soft, no need to tug or pull at the time of application
- Stays intact for 6+ hours in my case; staying power is comparable to Maybelline Colossal
Himalaya Herbals Kajal Extra Smooth Water Proof Eye Definer
Last year I was in an all-herbal fever when this Kajal from Himalaya landed into my stash. It had everything that a perfect herbal kajal should have; good pigmentation, herbal formulation was two most important of them. After using it for a few days, the cons started to appear. It was not smudge-proof, waterproof and long-lasting. I did not take the pains to set the kajal with anything in powder form. So, at the end of the day I was left with racoon eyes. I remember making frequent washroom visits at college to remove the smudged kajal from the under eye area. After a few hours I used to get exhausted of clearing under eye and the panda eyes were what I would see after coming home. Finally I realized this formula is not for me and since then the Kajal is sitting in my vanity as it is. If you want my opinion on this product I would say, go for this if you are a pro with non-smudge-proof kajals or if you are allergic to chemical based kajals.
- Contains the goodness of Damask Rose, Triphala, Castor Oil and Camphor
- Priced at Rs.120 for 2.7gm . Buy here.
- Comes in retractable bullet form; looks like lipstick bullet
- Gives dark black colour in one swipe itself
- Not Smudge-proof at all and Waterproof to some extent; smudges very easily giving racoon eyes
- Non-sharpable tip gets blunt after a few uses, precise application becomes tricky
- Formula is very smooth, glides easily
- Stays only 1-2 hours for the waterline and 2-3 hours for lower lashline
Few Comparison Pictures For You:
- Your Guide To Smudge Proof Kajal
- SUGAR Stroke Of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl In Black
- Lakme Eyeconic Kajal – Turquoise & Royal Blue
- Lakme Eyeconic Kajal – White
- VLCC Enchanting Eyes Kajal
|Elle 18 Kajal||Himalaya Kajal|
|Packaging||Twist-up Sleek Stick||Retractable Bullet|
|Formula||Buttery Soft||Soft and Smooth|
|Shade||Jet Black||Jet Black|
|Water-proof||Yes||To some extent|
|Staying Power||6-8 Hours||Maximum 2-3 Hours|
Hope you liked the comparison and this post could help you choosing the best.
Leave your comments what you think about the 2 kajals in comparison.