By Shalini Jhall
Hello World! I came across this German brand ‘Essence’ at Beauty Center in Mumbai and now even my next door chemist houses this brand. It covers a broad range of products from French manicure accessories to multi-color concealer palette. Everything in this brand is priced at very low points like the lip liner is for Rs. 130, kajal for Rs. 120 and so on.
This comes in a regular kajal pencil shape. It is a brown color that can be worked around to look like a bronze color with just the requisite shine post application. It has no glitter particles which I really like. I will not apply this to my waterline as it contains parabens and at this price point you’d take precautions for an adverse reaction. The color payoff is very good but it is not completely smudge proof and there is color transfer from upper lashline to the eyelids.
The formula is too soft to be packaged as a pencil. It is as soft as a lipstick. As a result the tip breaks every time you apply directly on the eye or the kajal particles accumulate on the eyelashes. So the best way of applying it is with either a gel liner brush or using a smudging brush after direct application. My biggest complaint is the mismatch between the product texture and the product packaging. The current pencil results in a lot of product wastage and frequent requirement for sharpening.
This could serve as a nice trial kajal pencil for people looking to experiment with colored eyeliner/kajal. It is good reasonable purchase if price is a constraint.
What I like about Essence Kajal Pencil 08 Teddy:
- The pigmentation is great
- At Rs. 120 it is the cheapest colored kajal I’ve ever bought
- Super soft texture
What I do not like about Essence Kajal Pencil 08 Teddy:
- Too much problem in application – requires a lot of effort
- Breaks everytime
- Requires a brush for proper application
- Not the appropriate packaging for a product with this soft texture
I will rate this product at 2/5 and will not buy this again.
Have you tried Essence Kajal Pencil 08 Teddy?
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