What Is Kohl Eyeliner And Recommendations


What Is Kohl Eyeliner And Recommendations

Kohl is basically a mineral that contains lead and so is not safe for use in eyes. Today the term refers to an easy to use stick eyeliner. The colour can be anything from black to green to pink. Pigments are mixed with wax to make kohls.

Kohl are easy to glide and provide smooth and uniform application.

Kohls are easy to smudge and so are an ideal option for smokey eyes. Nowadays we get long lasting kohls too thanks to advancing technologies.

Kohl pencils are precise but do not give a glossy effect that comes with liquid or gel eyeliners.

Kajals are natural and organic. These days many kajal pencils are available but these are basically kohl pencils.

Kohls are perfect for daily use as they are easy to apply. There are less chances of kohl application going wrong as they come in easy to use pencils. If you are new to eye makeup then kohl eyeliner pencils can be a good start.

Here are some good kohl pencil recommendations for you to try-

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

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This is the most popular kohl eyeliner in Indian market. It is quite dark and has creamy texture. It lasts for about 6 hours but with little fading. This one doesn’t sting or irritates my eyes. This one comes in black and turquoise shades.

L’Oreal Paris Contour Kohl Pencil

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These kohl eyeliners are available in 6 shades. This kohl is highly pigmented and has smooth texture. This is water resistant but can be easily removed with an eye makeup remover. This kohl does not sting eyes.

Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

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Another popular option, this one is also available in 6 beautiful shades. The colors are pigmented and water-proof. These are matte and smudge proof. Lakme kajal is easy to apply.

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate

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This pencil is one the best in the market. this pencil comes with a smudger and a sharpener making is perfect for travel. Pigmentation is awesome.The colour is rich. Doesn’t irritate sensitive eyes and safe for the waterline. Travel friendly as it has a sharpener and a smudger attached to it.

Colorbar Kohl Intense Eyeliner

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It comes in a pretty sleek silver packaging which can be carried along in the handbag without fearing about the cap being lost inside. Rich pigmentation both on the waterline as well as upper and lower lash lines. It is very smooth in terms of texture while not being creamy at the same time. It does not require rubbing to and fro on the waterline again and again. No need to sharpen now and then, so no wastage. This stays for a really long time. Smudge resistant and water resistant. Decent quantity of product given at the price.

Revlon Kohl Eyeliner Pencil

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This is intensely pigmented and glides smoothly without ever tugging. Despite being creamy, the tip does not break off during application or while sharpening. It has a lovely matte finish and lasts all day when worn in multiple swipes. Excellent for smoky eye looks. This is waterline-safe and can be used by those with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. No discernible fragrance. The wood used if of good quality and is easy to sharpen.

Inglot Kohl Pencil


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Great matte pigmentation. Neat packaging which is travel friendly. It does not sting or irritate the eye. Great staying power (not much on the water line though).

Faces Superlongwear Kohl


Faces Superlongwear Kohl in Persian Blue

These pencils have excellent pigmentation and have a super long stay of 7 plus hours. They are smooth and creamy. This kohl is smudge proof and water proof. It is safe for contact lens wearers.


Which is your favourite kohl pencil?

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