Best Kajal To Apply For Smudge Proof Eyes

A comparison between:

  1. L’Oréal Kajal Magique
  2. Maybelline Colossal Kajal
  3. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

Applying kajal is a must to make your make-up complete. Kajal enhances beauty of eyes and make them look beautiful and expressive. However, as your eyes are very sensitive, you must be very careful while buying kajal. So today I am here reviewing the top kajal brands to make your job easy. I will be covering up the main aspects related to a kajal which are essential for you to choose between top kajal brands.

So let’s get started….choose wisely.

The first kajal is L’Oréal Paris Kajal Magique:

  • Retails INR 245 for 0.35 grams of product; making it most the most expensive in my list.
  • Pigmentation: Nice and decent pigmentation; less than the Lakme Eyeconic.
  • Texture : Glides over the skin though its not creamy, it has a very smooth formula hence no need to tugging or pulling your eyes, but atleast requires 2-3 swipes for the color to show properly.
  • Staying power: The 12 hour claim is not true because it starts to smudge a bit after 5-6 hours. But when applied over the eyelids as a liner it tend to stay for all day long.
  • Smudge proof: Weakest of the three, would not recommend if you have oily eyes.
  • Packaging: well it doesn’t matter much but still loking at the packaging, it comes in an all black packaging and has bright pink over the ends, making it more appealing than the other two products.
  • The quality of the product is amazing.
  • It is retractable, so no product is wasted over sharpening.
  • Travel friendly, it can easily fit in the pocket.
  • Waterproof
  • Does not irritate the eyes and is safe for contact lens wearers.
  • All in all I would say that this kajal is good apart from its high cost and less quantity of the product. You can use it both as a kajal and an eye liner as well. I might not recommend this product to a person who has oily eyes due to its smooth texture, it might smudge too quickly.
  • Thumbs up from my side to the amazing packaging which makes it more stylish and sleek.


The second one in line is Lakme Eyeconic:

  •  Retails INR 199 for 0.35 grams; which is equivalent to the Maybelline product.
  • Pigmentation: blackest black of all three.
  • Texture: It has a creamy formula which settles down in few seconds and gives a smudge proof matt look to your eyes.
  • Staying power: Stays all day long on the upper line and for 5-6 hours on the waterline.
  • Smudge proof: Doesn’t smudge at all on the upper line, perfect as a liner. On the waterline it may go off after some time but without smudging. So if you are searching for a kajal which you can use as a liner as well, this is your pick.
  • Packaging: It comes in a very classy packaging without much of the attraction there, in this aspect the L’Oréal kajal wins over it.
  • Staying power is too good, I may say 8 to 7 hours but not 10 though.
  • Doesn’t sting eyes at all and dermatologically tested.
  • Doesn’t smudges on upper and lower lash lines.
  • Good for people with oily lid.
  • Travel friendly and a cute twist up on.
  • It is truly waterproof.


The last kajal on the list is Maybelline Colossal Kajal:


  • Retails INR 199 for 0.35 grams, equivalent to the Lakme eyeconic kajal.
  • Pigmentation: The new 12 hour formula has a bit of grey tone in it, which makes the kajal looks lighten in shade. So its slightly less black though not much of a difference.
  • Texture: It is matte although it’s not difficult to apply nut not the smoothest out of the three. But it proves to be a good option for the people who have oily eyes.
  • Staying power: Almost similar to that of the Lakme eyeconic.
  • Smudge proof: Well in this aspect both the Lakme eyeconic and the Maybelline are at equal spots. They prove to be good liners as well and give you smudge proof eyes for all day long.
  • Packaging: Personally I don’t like the packaging of Maybelline, it comes with a bright yellow packaging which gives a very tacky look to the kajal. But it’s a personal view and is subjective to person to person.
  • Reasonable price.
  • Ingredients include olive oil, Vitamin E and C.
  • It smudges on waterline after sometimes.
  • Less quantity.


– Kritika Bhardwaj