Elle 18 Kajal (Review)

Elle 18 came out with a repackaged range of products some time back, and I had tried their Colour Bombs (nail polish) earlier - love those.  I got to try out the kajal recently, and I am beginning to think Elle 18 is the best value for money range I am ever going to find!

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I have only tried kajals in pencil form so far, so this twist-up cone packaging is quite new for me.  Right now I have no problems with the packaging, but I do wonder what happens when it starts wearing down to a more rounded shape!

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It's as black as any decent kajal could be - smudges easily enough if I rub the swatch - but stays on quite decently on the waterline.  Love that it smells of camphor and it does not irritate my eyes at all.  The packaging claims that it "contains almonds."  Not sure of the significance - it's probably almond oil.

At Rs. 65/3 mL, I would rate this GOOD!

I don't know if it's the summer, but I have been keeping my eye makeup absolutely bare minimal now - Elle18 kajal for tightlining and on the lower waterline, a generous amount of mascara, and my eye makeup is done.  This is me on one such hot irritating day - you'll agree from my expression :D :D

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To save some people the trouble of asking, yes it is UB city. 
The AC seemed to be working in only some areas, probably
because it's not a closed building - so was very hot after a while.

Is for Noofuuurrrrrr...me put proper pic :D
In the pic, the kajal has been on for almost 3 hours, and it stayed on when I reached back home too.  In about 5 hours, it starts a slow migration off the waterline, but nothing scary.  For a kajal, I think that's quite decent performance.

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41 comments:

  1. he he eh he...elle 18 products look so cuute cuute na!! :D :D And your expression seems like you were posing for the pic, but the cameraman took too long and you simply pouted because of the delay when the click happened!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

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  2. Exactly what happened, Cali...I stand and stand and stand and give this fake plastic smile looking so dumb..no pic...I get irritated start getting ready to shout and he clicks :|

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  3. he he he he he!!! :D :D :D Such an accurate guess I made!!!!!!! :P :P :P :P You looking cuute!! :) :)

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  4. Heheee..is funny :D I hate getting getting pics taken..and my hubby takes ages to take one photo..and then, of course, he won't have taken it the way I wanted in my head na :D

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  5. I need to try this kajal if it is so good for this price! And thats a really cute expression and lol.. the description of the pose :D

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  6. Lol, same thing happens with me and hubby...it starts all fun and funn and by the 3rd click i am with a look that could kill :D

    Also i use ELLLE a love the shadow pencil that are 80 but its only thing i ever tried so far...i have this same style of Kajal that come for free on faces normal price is 99 bucks and its very good one also, as i don't put anyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyything on my waterline..years and years of stinging i dont know now if it stings or no... =/

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  7. u cud hav come home and taken a better picture for d post rads :| ru trying to scare d kids ??? :|

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  8. I loved it, Maha...I stopped using the MF Kohl pencil also now..but I do wonder how it would work after the pointy end wears off :|

    I got that awful stinging sensation with Lakme Black Satin Kajal, Deb..I must be the only one who had that reaction to it!

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  9. I could..but me put this anyway...thought ppl can have a good laugh...I actually had the cropped pic :D

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  10. hihihiih... arrey i was majaking ya...
    i am myself not very fotugenic i tell u... :P
    but u look very seedhi/simple types in dis :) :-*

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  11. What do you mean?? Simple seedhi "loooking" ???? I am simple and nice and seedhi.

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  12. nohh nohhh... itss gooodddd.... sachi... :|

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  13. No noo me put two piccys...:D :D me kept scary pic too :D

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  14. hhhahaaa... i ll show dis around..u dedicated a picture to me ...yahooo....!! :happy dance: lallaallalalaa.....

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  15. You just get worse and worse, dont you..I give up..you win..me sit quiet :|

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  16. me likes this.... :) in fact i like the entire range.... i sent my lippies to mom and am now missing them! :) hee hee

    ur eyes look so natural.... but u look irritated...

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  17. I am irritated!! Was sooo soooooo hot :D

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  18. Oh Rads i never tried lakme one kajal...and that kajal i use as my base for Smokey eyes...it might look weird but i rarely do the tight lining i have phobia of putting anything on my waterline now =/ I put it on the lash line sometimes also very rare....i also eve avoid putting mascara on lower eyelashes may look weird but i dont care :D

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  19. I have this and I so agree with you Rads

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  20. i like this kajal rads...its pretty good for the price...also me likin their nailpops and lipsticks...decent job for dirt cheap price..:)
    me liking ur toppy :))

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  21. I don't think the pointy end would go blunt any time soon. I've used similar kinda kohl pencils. But by the time it goes blunt, you'll get bored of it and will want a new one :D

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  22. Maha - Oh! Hehehee...okay that's a nice way of looking at it..no worries then :D

    Varshini - I haven't tried their lipsticks..I saw only 2-3 brownish frosty looking shades, so didn't bother :D Top - Westside :D

    Nivedita - :) :) :) :)

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  23. Radsooo..you looking so cute :*
    Oh btw,me really like your purple waali kurti..where did you get it from ? :P

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  24. Thankooo Ritikaa...Westside :)

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  25. Oh I will go raid westside to find it..atleast you get your size ka kurta there..I toh always have to get altered :X

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  26. I was just telling Rati the other day - I hate that place now. They have all old horrid looking clothes and everything is either too big or just too skinny and tattered :|

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  27. i cant belive u got this beetiful top from westside..they have all kinds of old clothes ..which they can better donate :p

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  28. So true!!!! I stopped going there now..it's so irritating..

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  29. Now FnU will steal Rads ka pic and say "If you use our skin care products you will look as cute as this model" LMaO
    Im laughing so hard

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  30. :D :D :D :D :D OMG!!!! That is so horrible!!! :D

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  31. Elle 18 have always come up with good products that is very pocket friendly..isn't it?

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  32. ur eyes are very pretty rads, you really need to emphasize your eyes more :)

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  33. Jomol :| :| you not well me thinks :|

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  34. Your eyes are soo pretty !! <3 <3

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  35. It is very pocket friendly & very very black & glossy as well. But it bleeds down my lower lids, even though I hv dry skin. So it didnt work for me. :(

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    1. Oh..that's too bad. I stayed in Bangalore when I was using this, and I suppose it really doesn't get as hot as I think it does..because the kajal stayed on pretty well there - probably humidity also makes a difference..

      I have started using brown eyeliners instead of black along my waterline nowadays..that way even if it smudges it doesn't look as messy as black :D

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