15 Black Eye Liner/Kohl Reviews


Even if you don’t wear makeup often I am sure you will have one or two black kohl or eyeliner with you. I like black eyeliners and tend to pick them up quite often. Lets face it all black eyeliners smudge – at least they smudge on my eyes until and unless I don’t dab some powder eyeshadow on it but my every black eyeliner is particular to me so thought of sharing my views with you today πŸ™‚

  • NYX  Jumbo Eye Pencil Black BeanBlack bean is a shiny black so when one tops it with glitter it gives a beautiful effect. I will do an eye makeup up look with this one sometime. These are long staying but  have creasing problem. In India they cost Rs 350 where as one can get it in $3.5 from cherryculture.com
  • Revlon Smoky Crayon 006 Black Revlon smoky crayon is a limited edition product and costs Rs 525. Black is matte , creamy and blends amazingly especially for smokey eye makeup. Does smudge badly so there is no  point using it on lower lashline. I highly recommend this if you are a smoky eye makeup lover. It comes in two shades one black and other one is bronze .You can check out smokey eye makeup with both these crayons here.



  •  Maybelline Colossal Kajal – I liked the pigmentation of this kajal and it doesn’t smudge much but it’s kind of a boring kajal. It lacks shine and doesn’t stay long on my eyes. It’s decently priced(Rs150) but lacks that shine which one wants to have with eyeliners. Texture of the eyeliner is smooth so it’s kind of a hit and miss kajal.
  • Amway Attitude Eyeliner Pencil Kajal Coal -I really liked this .It is intensely black , smooth, very very long staying and doesn’t sting my eyes. Priced at Rs 275 this one can be used for smoky eyes as well.
  • Chambor Stay on Waterproof eyeliner forever black – I was hooked to this eyeliner though out my MBA and continued using it till now. It cost Rs 340 but now  I think was a wrong purchase because there are better black eyeliner in market which are less priced then this one.It stays for long, is jet black and good for sensitive eyes.NYX jumpo black bean, Maybelline colossal volume eyeliner, amway attitude black eyeliner,


Swatches (From LtoR)

NYX Jumpo pencil(black bean), Revlon Smoky crayon Black, Maybelline colossal kajal black, Amway Attitude kajal coal an chambor stay on waterproof eyeliner forever black .

Black eyeliner swatches Maybelline , amway , chambor , revlon smokey eyes


  •  Shahline herbal eyeliner – I learned to apply winged eyeliner from Shahnaz liquid eyeliner only.It’s one of my favourite eyeliners because it is easy for me to apply thin lines with it.I got it about an year back and that time it cost Rs 350 they might have increased the price now. It has strong camphor fragrance which reminds me of a herbal thing which I am using and then there is a small inbuilt mirror in it – although it was hardly used but I liked the company effort. It stays out whole day and is easy to remove.
  • Lakme Shimmer eyeliner Midnight Moon – I like midnight moon because of its greyish black metallic finish.Costs Rs275 for3.5ml and has a nice thin brush. This one too is nice to be used as an winged eyeliner.
  • Lakme Eye Artist pen review -  Eye Artist is a great product to be used by those who are always in rush to line their eyes.It dries quickly and like a sketch pen one can play with it.I find it difficult to use for applying thin lines because of its sketch pen like tip but some people consider it as an advantage. Also, I am a clumsy person and I landed up staining my hand with it badly like school days:duh:
  • BYS 01 Black – This was gifted to me by one of my very close friend so I don’t know the price.Its a nice matte black but it doesn’t show up much on my lower lash line and it’s not available in India not even online πŸ™

4 black liquid eyeliner

 Swatches (LtoR)

BYS, Lakme eye artist, Lakme shimmer eyeliner midnight moon, Shaline herbal eyeliner(Liquid)

Black eyes swatches shehnaz  liquid eyeliner swatches, lakme eye artist swatches

 Maybelline Gel Eyeliner Black – Priced Rs 350 it’s one of my favourite gel eyeliners. It can be used for smokey eyes and also as an eyeliner. Intensity is super dark and it comes with a flat bristled brush. I like the staying power of  it and easy to apply on waterline.I prefer removing it with coconut oil or baby oil as it is a big task to remove it. I and upasana has done various eye looks with Maybelline gel eyeliner which you can see here

and here

Maybelline gel eyeliner black review gel eyeliner

 Swatches of Maybelline gel eyeliner (Black)

Gel eyeliners Maybelline gel eyeliner black swatches

  •  Tips & Toes waterproof eyeliner – It has a felt tip applicator I love its glossy black finish. It’s one of the most long staying  waterproof eyeliners. It just refuses to budge from its place and it’s a pain to remove it off (Price Rs250)


Tips and toes black liquid eyeliner review and swatches

 Swatches of Tips and Toes waterproof eyeliner


Tips and toes liquid eyeliner swatches

 These are three kajals which I was able to found from my stash there are more which are missing right now.Oh yes! before I move to kajal there is MAC smolder too which I forgot to cover here.It’s one of my favourite eyeliner for smokey eyes does smudge if used on lower lashline.

  • Shahnaz Kajal – I have been using this kajal since my college days its long staying and intensely black and like I said all kajals smudge on my eyes and only option is to dab some eyeshadow on them to prevent that. Also, if you keep Kajal for a long time with you they start loosing their effect and starts smudging more.
  • Lotus Kajal– This is more or less the same as Shahnaz one
  • Elle 18 colourburst Kajal – It is more glossier than lotus or shahanz and has a more pointed tip and cuter packaging. It claims to have cocoa butter which I think makes it smoother in application .

Indian Kohl Shahnaz kohl, elle 18 color burst kohl, Lotus Kohl,

 Swatches of Shahnaz, Lotus and Elle 18 colour burst kajal

Indian Kohl swatches L'oreal Kohl swatches,Elle 18 colourburst swatches

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  1. soooo manyyy :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:
    but good to see all of them under one roof isnt it ana :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance:

    i lovedddddddddddddddddddddddddd NYX black bean and want a special review for that

    i want to buy black bean and milk for a long long time πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

    • really thas great ! but using smolder on waterline is not my idea Anju because it smudge badly..for waterline MAC feline is considered much better ..smolder is more suitable for smoky eyes.

  2. Great Post Ana!!!
    :yes: :yes: :yes:
    I’m using Shehnaz Kajal these days. That’s like my daily wear thing. It doesn’t smudge much on my waterline but becomes lighter after a while. I like Lakme too πŸ™‚

  3. Ana, I loved the looks with Maybelline gel liner :inlove:
    I’m tempted to buy one now!!!
    I’m quite skeptical abt puuting things on waterline… Is it safe to put it on for a whole day?

  4. aditi my favourite is MAC smolder, revlon smoky crayon, nyx black bean and shahnaz eyeliner and maybelline gel eyeliner πŸ˜› i guess many πŸ˜›

  5. Hey, you’ve mentioned that one can apply black eye shadow over the kohl/eye liner to make it last longer. Do you mean one can apply this e/s on the waterline? Are there safe e/s separately for this purpose?

    • Pradnyaa it for lower lashline and upper lash line ..i do use it on waterline as welll but i don advise to others as it is not easy to do that.one has to be very carefull and i use only my MAC carbon for it.

      • Ohh! I better stay away from it then.
        Wanted to ask you somethin else Ana. I checked some dirt cheap eye shadow palettes on buyincoins.com They don’t show any brand name on it. What kind of quality you think they would be? Are they good for starters?

  6. This is an awesome post A! :-* :-* :-* My first love in makeup- Kohl!!

    Black Bean looks so gorgeous in the swatch..will get to try it soon. Thanks for that! :yes:

    Colosal Kajal does look boring when swatched besides the other lovelies, but I have got to say, nothing works for me the way it does. I have lakme black satin kajal also, and I think it is very similar to black bean in terms of glossy texture. I have tried Lotus (stings my eyes), Shahnaz(smudges like crazy) and Faces kajal too, but Maybelline remains my HG.

    I recently purchased Maybelline gel liner after reading all the rave reviews and I am loving it. I seriously can’t believe I had been missing on it so long. Its so easy to work with.

    Nice review!!

  7. Wow! That’s quite a collection anamika :drool: . Ive been usin Revlon colorstay n its really gud. Nicely pigmented n pretty smudge-proof

  8. mine are the Maybelline gel eyeliner and the Elle 18 kajal..i infact apply both everyday..i apply the Elle 18 kajal first and then the Maybelline gel eyeliner over that..stays whole day..fantastic!!! :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance:

  9. Hii girls!! I can’t believe it . I was just at beauty centre in mumbai and running from counter to counter to test all eyeliners/pencils. And I just came home with my stash and saw this post!! It cud have saved me sometime. But anyways, I am glad I bought maybelline gel, a faces: grey, miss claire eye shadow pallette, another colorbar lip pot. And loads of other makeup stuff incl the sheet masks. Will come up with a haul post soon. (Btw: my mom thinks I’ve lost it, for someone who never uses much makeup..LOL)

  10. @Ana: request you to do a series of such posts across brands for other products: like blushes, eye shadows, lip sticks, lip glosses, concealers, foundations etc etc. If possible.

  11. @ups: I hope you don’t mind me asking. Just wantd to knw if u shop from this infamous kathiwar! :p
    I’ll def do swatches for u! But who’ll do my eyes? Thot I’d ask, if u stay around here, I’ll catch hold of u!! LOL.

    @zee: bought toffee tango! Couldn’t find any decent light brown coloured lipstick..like dark caramel colour I wanted to team up with pinks or greens..and office wear.
    Chkd all brands..didn’t find anythin decent.

    • i ot a faces kajal that Mits reco’d, then the purple liquid liner A swatched and some accessories like nail buffer, hair combs, make up wedges and a duo brush.. πŸ™‚ m sooo happy!

    • i got the pencil one…i saw the tube too..but remembered ur suggestion…sahi kiya na? although i was tempted to pick the tube one as well πŸ™‚

  12. nice post, anamika..i have small eyes and have never used a kohl/ eyeliner.. i bought the bourjois eye pencil recently..but havent begun using it..have u ever tried it? btw can u plz plz do a review of colorbar lip pots?

    • Amrita because yur eyes are small khol make them smaller what you should not use khol on water line instead apply a highlighter on your tear duct.

  13. this article is a hell lot of information. but i am quiet new to make_up. please suggest me for a kohl pencil, eyeliner and mascara.


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