The above title should tell what I am gonna talk about today. Lakme Eyeconic was my favorite everyday kohl till I discovered Ikonic by Kryolan. Colorbar I glides, although a little more expensive than the other two are a cult favorite amongst all makeupholics. Yesterday, Anamika and I were talking about some of our favorite eyeliners and we thought it would be good idea to do a comparison post .
Lakme Eyeconic was a big hit because of the price tag at first,but then I realized it is a very good Kajal to have. Its smooth and lasts pretty much all day long .Because its retractable there is no product wastage.The pigmentation is good but it is not a jet black.This kohl is not apt for smokey eyes as it does not smudge easily .For smokey eyes ,this is not the pencil !It is easily available at all Lakme counters so plus 1 for availability !
My rating for Lakme Eyeconic: 4/5
Colorbar Iglide Pencils:
These pencils by colorbar took the beauty world by storm!Smooth ,well pigmented and come in an array of colours. They are comparatively more expensive than the other kohls in the drugstore market as the retail at INR 399. I am not sure if they cost more now.
The pigmentation and staying power of Iglides in phenomenal and will come out only with a good makeup remover.The jewel tones in this range make it great buy.The pencil is very soft ,so they are prone to breakage during sharpening which leads to product wastage.
My rating for Colorbar Iglide: 4/5
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate:
This pencil is one the best in the market.. and they comes at a hefty price tag. Lakme has priced all the Absolute products at ridiculous prices. It retails at Rs 675 .
However,this pencil comes with a smudger and a sharpener making is perfect for travel. Pigmentation is awesome.The colour is a rich black. The kohl doesnt smudge once it sets and you definitely need a good makeup remover to take this off.
The smudger is handy but I wouldn’t call it awesome ! Its a rubber tip smudger which looks like an eraser pencil
At this price, there are better kohls out there in the market. The sharpener is too tight for the pencil and leads to a lot of product wastage-which really pinches at its price!
My rating for Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate: 3.5/5
Kryolan Ikonic Gel Eyeliner Pencils:
These are hands down the best pencils I have ever used. Ever since I got this,its all I use. Amazing smooth texture,great pigmentation,and a colour that wont budge once set.
The pencil is a sharpenable pencil and its amazingly soft and buttery.I have fallen in love with Ikonic.
Availability is a major issue with this one. Its avlb only In Mumbai as far I know.There has been some hoohaa about them not being owned by Kryolan.But, I asked the staff at the store and they said Kryolan has taken over the brand and that is why they are being sold in kryolan stores.Price:rs180
My rating for Kryolan Ikonic Gel Eyeliner Pencils: 5/5
Overall,I feel Colorbar and Ikonic pencils are rather similar in texture,with the latter being a tad softer than Iglide. However Iglide has a tendency to sting the eyes at times. Ikonic is a clear winner,because of the quality vs price.
Which is your fav amonsgt these?
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