Sunday, 26 January 2014

L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique : Review

There were quite a few new Kajal launches in the past few weeks! And why not? Indian women have loved their kajals/kohls since ages. Okay...there are some who aren't very fond of them...but most of us cannot do without one! I am sure we have all tried the Maybelline Colossal and the Lakme Eyeconic ones (atleast one of them, if not both). Here's the new launch from L’Oreal, the Kajal Magique, giving us another one to choose from and debate on...because there isn't anything like having too many options :)

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Product Description: Get over ordinary kajals, L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique – the queen of kajals has arrived. Step into the spotlight and let your eyes do the talking. (You can find more detail HERE).

Kajal Magique comes in a pink and black packaging. The Kajal itself is a slim black tube with a hot pink band on the cap and pink writing. It looks so much better than the other two in my opinion. Very chic! 
Like the Colossal and the Eyeconic, this too is retractable (which saves product unlike the pencils that need to be sharpened causing quite a lot of wastage). The cap closes securely with a nice tight click which I like. 

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Texture is quite smooth, you won't face any tugging or pulling while using it and it glides on the lids/waterline easily(It isn't super creamy or buttery smooth, the Colossal was creamier, but due to that it broke a lot too if I used it in a hurry which I didn't face with this). 

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Coming to the pigmentation, it is not the blackest black kajal, more of a softer black. The intensity can be built up. 2-3 swipes will make it decently dark. The kajal settles to a great matte finish which I love and I was really impressed with how smudge free it was. And it is waterproof too. Very impressed. It has not caused any irritation on my eyes so far.
It stayed for 10 hour+ on my waterline, lower lash line and upper lids with some minor fading, after which I had to remove it (For reference: since it is winter, my lids aren't very oily). So you can just put it on and not worry about it...the kajal won't budge.

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Left- One light swipe; Middle- One swipe with normal pressue; Right- 2 swipes

I tried a smudge test on my arm and i rubbed it furiosly followed by a water test. You can still see quite a lot of the kajal remaining in the below pictures and my arm was red. And you will never ever rub your eye with the force I used for my hand :P (the hand swatches were completely gone after a bath the next day).



And here are the eye swatches (with just the kajal and some mascara). Took me forever to click photos of my own eye..it is so tough! So I am sharing more than one (all that hard work shouldn't go to waste) :D



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Pros-
  • Right soft texture. 
  • Smooth.
  • Retractable, no product wastage.
  • Smudge free and waterproof.
  • Stays for 10 hour + (only minor fading).
  • Does not irritate eyes.
  • Works as an eyeliner and kohl/kajal.
  • Soft matte finish.
Cons-
  • Not the blackest black (as its counterparts).
  • Needs 2-3 swipes for a darker colour.
  • Slightly expensive than its competitors.

Overall, I think it is a good kajal. Yes, it isn't a jet black but I loved the soft black finish it gave! It costs more than the other two (which is the biggest con) but it is a good product. If I had to choose between the 3, I would go for this. Although, if your priority is having a jet black kajal then you should skip it. 

Price: 245 INR for 0.35 gms 

Have you tried it yet? Which is your favourite Kajal?

Disclaimer: Press sample provided for review. However, the opinions expressed here are our own and honest. 
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