If you are a true lover of impressive eye makeups, then you must already have much knowledge about the ‘Eyeconic’ range by Lakme. Today, I’m going to review the basic black kajal from this range. I’m sure that most of you have used this one by now, but here I’m to share my experience with you.
Lakme Eyeconic Kajal – Black is a Hindustan Unilever Ltd. product. It is the perfect kohl to get a pair of eyeconic eyes and add ‘a bit of drama’ to your life. According to Lakme, this kajal can ‘let your eyes do the talking’ with the following features:
- 10 hours’ stay
- No smudge
- Dermatologically tested
(a) How To Use:
- On the upper lid, draw a neat stroke, starting from the inner corner of the eye and extending outwards.
- Repeat on lower lid.
- Ensure that the Kajal tip is smooth and rounded for even application.
- For a super dramatic look, use along with Lakme Eyeconic Mascara.
(c) How To Remove:
Wipe with a cotton pad soaked with Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Make-Up Remover.
Rs. 200 for 0.35 gm.
Very easily available both online and offline
Also Read – Lakme Fantasy Shimmer Eyeliner – Midnight Moon review Here
The packaging of the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal is as appealing as its name is. It is a black and turquoise-blue cardboard packaging with a transparent plastic chamber, which gives us a glimpse of the actual product. The kajal itself comes in the form of a black pen with information printed on it with turquoise-blue. It is basically a twist up pen, which is very easily retractable. The entire mechanism of ‘twisting up and retracting back’ works smoothly. The whole thing is sleek and sturdy, while the cap of the pen also shuts firmly. All these make it a great choice for traveling. The twist up packaging saves us from sharpening the kohl from time to time, which eventually prevents product wastage. But as the same time, you may need to compromise with the thickness of your lines as it often fails to create a sharp, precise line.
My Take on Lakme Eyeconic Kajal – Black:
The first thing that impressed me was the smooth and to some extent creamy texture of the kajal. It is not at all powdery or crumbly, which is really a plus. Whether I apply it on my eyelids or water lines, it glides really well and I never need to tug or pull my under-eye skin. But being soft in nature, the tip of the kajal often breaks if the pressure becomes a little more than usual.
The pigmentation is great and you can’t find any grey undertone like some other similar products available in the market. It should be considered as deep black, not the deepest one though. You can get a good black shade from a single swipe, while 2-3 swipes can give you an intense black color. Another thing I noticed that the kohl takes only a couple of seconds to dry up and give a beautiful matte finish. So, if you want to flaunt a smokey eye look with this one, you have to smudge it within first 2-3 seconds.
Staying power of Lakme Eyeconic Black Kajal is really well. My eyelids are not that oily and it stays 8 to 10 hours easily on them. I was also quite surprised to see that it is ACTUALLY smudge and water-proof! Although it stays so long on the eyelids, it hardly smudges. I’ve even washed my face with water with the kajal on and it did not budge. Just awesome! However, it doesn’t stay well on my waterlines and starts smudging after 4 to 5 hours. But never mind! I’m happy to apply it on my eyelids.
The kajal is dermatologically tested and hence, I never experience any kind of stinging sensation, irritation or allergies during or after application. This is a bonus for me as my eyes are very much allergy-prone. Being smudge and water-proof, this kajal can’t be removed easily. You must use a good oil-based remover to take it off your eyes.
Also Read – Jovees Kajal Review Here
- Very smooth, non-powdery texture
- Glides quite well
- Very good color payoff
- Dries very fast
- Gives perfect matte finished
- Can be smudged within first few seconds to get a smokey eye look
- Great staying power
- Non-allergic (dermatologically tested)
- Easily available
- Twist-up, retractable pen form
- Attractive, travel-friendly packaging
- Deep black, but not the deepest one
- Tip breaks often
- Do0esn;t last long on waterlines
- Doesn’t come off easily
Will I Recommend?
Definitely! If you want dramatic eyes without spending much, go for this one. You’ll be a gainer for sure.