Nov 5, 2013

Maybelline India's 12-Hour Smudge-Proof Colossal Kajal - Photos, Swatches, Review, FOTD


Maybelline India 12 Hour Smudge-Proof Deepest Black Colossal Kajal Pencil Eyeliner - Photos, Swatches, Review, FOTD
Maybelline India's Colossal Kajal - Rs. 175

A friend of mine sent across a few Indian makeup products for me to try - mostly nail polishes and also the Maybelline Colossal Kajal.  This seems to be quite a popular product going by reviews by a lot of Indian makeup/beauty bloggers, and it's an uberblack eyeliner, so of course, I love it already :P  The kajal I have is the newer reformulated version which boasts 12 hours of smudge-proof wear (as opposed to the earlier 6 hours) and deepest black color.   This twist-up pencil comes in a bright yellow packaging that's definitely easy to spot in a bag...or a messy room!

Maybelline India 12 Hour Smudge-Proof Deepest Black Colossal Kajal Pencil Eyeliner Photos Swatches Review FOTD Indian Makeup Beauty Blog
Maybelline India 12 Hour Smudge-Proof Deepest Black Colossal Kajal Pencil Eyeliner Photos Swatches Review FOTD Indian Makeup Beauty Blog
Maybelline India 12 Hour Smudge-Proof Deepest Black Colossal Kajal Pencil Eyeliner Photos Swatches Review FOTD Indian Makeup Beauty Blog

In terms of color payoff and ease of use, Maybelline Colossal Kajal lives up to all the claims.  The twist-up pencil design allows for easy application - no need for sharpening - and the color is a deep rich black.  The pencil is not as soft as traditional kohl pencils, but it is definitely softer than most other twist-up eyeliners I have tried so far.  I can draw a smooth black line easily without any extra pressure or pulling on the skin or the waterline.  For the swatches below, I have also added in a few other deep black eyeliners for a comparison.

Maybelline India 12 Hour Smudge-Proof Deepest Black Colossal Kajal Pencil Eyeliner Photos Swatches Review FOTD Indian Makeup Beauty Blog
Maybelline Colossal Kajal - Swatches, Comparisons
Also in pic:  Chanel Noir Intense Eyeliner (also a twist-up eyeliner)
Smashbox Onyx
Urban Decay Perversion

These are some of my favorite deep rich black eyeliners, and in terms of color payoff, they all are pretty similar.

Maybelline 12 Hour Smudge-Proof Colossal Kajal - How to Use - FOTD

Maybelline India 12 Hour Smudge-Proof Deepest Black Colossal Kajal Pencil Eyeliner Photos Swatches Review FOTD Indian Makeup Beauty Blog
Maybelline India's Colossal Kajal - How to Use
Maybelline India 12 Hour Smudge-Proof Deepest Black Colossal Kajal Pencil Eyeliner Photos Swatches Review FOTD Indian Makeup Beauty Blog
Maybelline India's Colossal Kajal - FOTD
On my lips, I have used Maybelline Superstay 14-Hour Lipstick in Please Stay Plum blotted lightly into the lips
topped with Maybelline Baby Lips balm in Cherry Me.

Maybelline recommends using the Colossal Kajal eyeliner pencil along the waterline to define the eyes and/or along the lashline for a bolder eye look.  I generally apply a thinner line along my lashline, though in the photo above I have kept the line a little thicker and also smudged some of the color along the lower lashline.  True to it's name, this is definitely a deep black color that's pretty much at par with the best black eyeliners I have tried so far.  It has not irritated my eyes and is easy to apply.  While I have not tried it on for 12 hours, the liner does last an easy 6 hours (beyond which I usually just take it off).  Going by my experience with it, the Maybelline 12-Hour Smudge-Proof Colossal Kajal is a must-have!

A big thank you to my friend for picking this for me and to her cousin who couriered it to me :)

8 comments:

  1. I just finished my 2nd or 3rd colossal kajal.. I am yet to try this one. I was confused between this and eyeconic :p

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    1. I do too...I haven't tried the Lakme one and forgot to ask my friend to send that too!!

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  2. Hey Radhika!
    ..new follower here...fairly amazed by how perfect your blog is..
    right now I am enjoying reading your previous posts...
    ...Shubha,,

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    1. Hi Shubha..thank you so much for your kind words!!! :) :) You have a pretty interesting blog too...have followed it via Feedly

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  3. Rads, how soft and long-lasting is the UD Perversion for you? I tried to use MUFE's Aqua Eyes pencil in black b/c I liked that it was waterproof, but it would barely show up on my lids - I need an eyeliner that'll create a nice, thin, black line. Right now I'm using NARS eyeliner (not the pencil, the twist-up one), and that disappears on me after six hours or so. :(

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    1. Hi Amy..UD Perversion is quite soft and very black. MUFE was pretty meh on my eyes too - felt hard and definitely wasn't black! As far as lasting power, though, nothing lasts ages on my eyes. UD stays the longest, and this Maybelline one lasts longer than that but as far as staying smudge proof and neat all day long, especially in summer, I really haven't found anything :( About 6 hours is the max I get too..

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    2. The UD pencils is quite dark, though..so at least it will show up as a nice dark line.

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  4. Cool - VIB friends and family sale is on at Sephora; I know what I'm getting now! :)

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