Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl in Turquoise : Review, Swatches & EOTD

I know that we are probably a bit late in putting this up, but better late than never, right? On some random shopping last week I finally spotted the Colossal Kohl in Turquoise at a local beauty store and since it was being raved everywhere I had to try it out myself... Ok, Ok, I got tempted by the turquoise colour too..it is summer afterall! 


This will be a pic heavy post, since I got all excited with the fun colour and created a few looks :) 

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

It comes in the familar yellow twist up pencil and metallic turquoise accents... which I really like! Full marks for the nice packaging. 

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

Texture is smooth and it glides on well. It is soft and prone to crumbling (happened with me more than once) so make sure to use it with a light hand and do not twist up a lot for use. Pigmentation is decent, you will need 2-3 swipes for a full good colour. It stays on my eyes for 8+hours easily and around 5 hours on my waterline. It does smudge a little but nothing too bad. You will need a makeup remover to get this off completely. 

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

True to its name, the colour is a bright Turquoise, metallic with tiny blue shimmer, which isn't very visible to the naked eye... you can see it in macro shots. It is a very bright fun colour to try especially in the summers and will perk up your face instantly. 
Here are the swatches in natural light (at different timings) :

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

It can be easily worn on its own, but the way I am loving wearing this one is layered/smudged with black! It looks so pretty like that too. I will let you judge for yourself. Here are a few ways I liked wearing it :

1) On its own
Line your upper and lower lash line (and your waterline if you aren't sensitive) with the Colossal Turquoise. Apply mascara and done. Simple!

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

2) Layered over black liner
Line your upper lash line and waterline with a black kajal and wing it out a bit. Smudge the kohl on the waterlin to make it softer. Now go over your black line with Colossal Turquoise. It gives a great dimension to the colour! Apply you favourite mascara. 

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

3) Just on your lower lash line
Line your upper lash line, lower lash liner and water line with black kajal. Apply Colossal Turquoise on lower lash line and smudge it softly. Some mascara and that's it. 

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

4) The simplest way :)
This is my in-a-hurry-perk-up-face look. Apply black kajal on waterline and lower lash line. Tightline your eyes too with the black kajal. Apply Colossal Turquoise on lower lash line.. and you're done in 60 seconds! :D

Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Review, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches, Maybelline the Colossal Kohl Turquoise EOTD

Price : 249 INR for 0.35g

It is a cool fun colour which is quite apt for summer and will perk up your face in a jiffy. it isn't a must have but if you love coloured liners then you could check this one out and it will be a nice addition to your collection. I like wearing coloured liners on my lower lash line most and I am enjoying wearing Colossal Turquoise  :)

Have you tried the Colossal Turquoise yet? Did you like the different looks? Which is your favourite way of wearing it? 
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