Post By: Priyanka
The Body Shop Special Edition Kajal Review
Indian teens generally start their foray into the makeup world with the simple kajal. Something that the Western society associates with mysticism and sultriness, due to its “smokey” nature. I was never a very great Indian teen since I only started using kajal in my 2nd year of college (almost a year back) and even then, I wasn’t a huge fan. I really hated the racoon like look that most of my friends would sport by the end of the day but I am still fascinated by kohls due to their intense pigmentation and the allure of that elusive sultriness. The product I am now going to review is the second kajal that I have ever purchased. Read on to see if I found my HG Kajal.
Price: 575 INR
Packaging: This kajal comes in the regular Indian kajal packaging. The conical product feels slightly waxy and looks very glossy. The transparent lid is a shade flimsier than I would prefer, but it is pretty travel safe. It is easy to locate in the vanity too, due to the legible package writing.
My take on the product: I am not a fan of this product, I am really not. I don’t hate it but there’s nothing to be excited about this product. Kajals are traditionally really dark smudgy products that are used on the waterline, this kajal doesn’t really function as one despite looking very “kajal like” it is not pigmented at all. In fact, it doesn’t show up on my waterline, despite repeated swiping that just lead to my eyes watering excessively. It’s a pain to smudge, thanks to its incredibly weak pigmentation.
It costs a bundle and didn’t function as a kajal so I now use it on my lower lash line and set it with a little black eye shadow, to make it last. I also use it as a base for my smokey eye looks, for which it works perfectly. While I have made this work pretty well as a multitasker, this product is a huge disappointment and I expected better from The Body Shop cosmetic.
But despite it all, it does last for a very decent 5-6 hours on my lower lash line and offers more control than a traditional kajal, due to its slightly waxy consistency. Frankly, they should have just called it a smokey eyeliner or something, because I think it will work pretty well as one, just not as a kajal.
Pros of The Body Shop Special Edition Kajal
Very rigid stick that gives better control than a traditional kajal
Lasts on the lower lash line for 5-6 hours
Travel safe packaging
Easy to locate in the vanity
Good base for a quick smokey eye
Cons of The Body Shop Special Edition Kajal
I haven’t seen the coloured kajals yet in Indian Body Shop stores
Not as intense as a kajal should be
Does not show up on the waterline despite multiple swipes
Requires multiple swipes for requisite intensity
Rating: 2 out of 5
Will I repurchase? Nope, certainly not!