This was the first product that I was itching to try from this brand. Like most Indians, I love Kajal. I also love retractable pencils not only because they don’t require sharpening, but also since there is no product wastage, the length of the pencil remains the same throughout and you get to know how much product is left. Maybelline Colossal Kajal has undoubtedly won the hearts of many. This is priced around the same and is a similar concept. So let’s see it is worth a try….
About Coloressence Kajal Pencil
This unique ayurvedic formula is soft and soothing to the eyes. The added ingredients help to improve vision and brighten the eyes. It is mild, gentle and safe to the eyes so anyone can use it regularly.
- Quantity: 0.25 gms
- Price: INR 145
It comes in a black, plastic, swivel-up pencil form. I prefer this to the conical- bullet forms of kajal any day. But unlike most cylindrical and rounded pencils, this one is hexagonal in shape. This not only makes it easy to locate among all other pencils, but it also will not roll off the table and stay put where you place it. The swivel mechanism is a tad wobbly but nothing too bothersome. The cap snaps shut snugly and will not open up in your purse. The packaging may not be all that attractive but it is very practical and user-friendly
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As soon as I sniffed this pencil, I thought of my mom since she loves kajal that smells of camphor and this one most certainly does. This is very assuring since camphor is good for the yes. Nevertheless, the scent is very mild and not at all discernible when worn.
My Experience with Coloressence Kajal Pencil:
The first time I used this, I swiped once, twice, thrice and yet there was barely a hint of color! Then I thought, it must be the initial lead that has hardened up and ran the pencil over my wrist and scribbled away but to no avail . There was still hardly any color and it looked dull and grey. I was thinking to myself that this is a complete dud and needs to be shelved or given away. But I thankfully persisted in using this every day and am sooo glad I did. After a few more uses, the pencil softened up and the color began to show Although, there was a lot of tugging initially, there isn’t anymore. The kajal glides effortlessly and the color shows in a single swipe. But two swipes give good pigmentation and the intensity of the color can be built up easily. It looks a tad glossy and I’m guessing it has almond oil which is a common ingredient in kajal. But there’s no way I can confirm this since the ingredients are not mentioned. It is not entirely smudge-proof but it does smudge slightly lesser than a regular kajal. I’ve been using it on my waterline for more than 2 weeks now and it did not irritate or sting my eyes. I’ve also used this on my upper lash line but it doesn’t last very long when worn as an eyeliner. As a kajal, the color does stay put for 3 hours which is fairly decent.
What I like about Coloressence Kajal Pencil:
- Travel-friendly & user-friendly packing
- Unique hexagonal shape prevents it from rolling off tables and makes it easy to locate among other pencils
- No sharpening required since it is retractable
- Glides easily without tugging (after the initial lead has softened)
- Gives semi-glossy, pigmented color
- Did not sting or irritate my eyes when worn on the waterline
- Since it is in pencil form, it can also be used as an eyeliner
- Smells predominantly of camphor which is good for the eyes
- Minimal smudging
- Lasts for 3 hours
What I don’t like about Coloressence Kajal Pencil:
- Ingredients list is not mentioned
- No outer carton or seal
- Mfg date and expiry date are not mentioned
- Pencil softens up only after quite a few uses
- I feel the price could have been lesser considering the quantity and the lack of a carton & product details
The Final Verdict on Coloressence Kajal Pencil:
I quite like this kajal pencil and don’t find anything particularly bad about its performance. But I’m a li’l uncomfortable with the fact that I can’t figure out if my product is fresh or not since the date of manufacture/expiry is nowhere to be seen. If this doesn’t bother you, I’d say it’s worth a try!
Have you tried Coloressence Kajal Pencil?
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