I’m a two kohl-pencil girl. I like to keep one at home and carry the other one in my bag. I do this for one simple reason – I’m always running late. So kajal application is mostly done while in transportation.
The kajal in my bag is Estée Lauder automatic eyeliner duo. I am an Estée loyalist when it comes to eyeliners but a couple of months back, a friend introduced me to Maybelline Colossal kajal. It rocked my world for one tenth the price.
Maybelline Colossal Kajal and Mascara
Colossal became my home kajal for many months and just recently I ran out of it. So when I got the opportunity to compare Lakmé Eyeconic kajal to Colossal, I had to give it a shot. Here’s what I felt:
P& P (Price and Packaging): Both are attractively packaged and priced. Maybelline Colossal kajal is priced at Rs 150 while Lakmé Eyeconic costs Rs 199.
Shape: Although Eyeconic is black, sleek and sexy, it’s a bit too skinny to hold and use. May be I feel so because I’m not a very artistic person, I need a wider grip to ensure that I am in control of my liner.
Availability: It’s almost scary where all you can find people selling Colossal kajal. I mean seriously, I saw a dude selling it at a traffic light. As much as I would like to easily find my favourite kajal, I wouldn’t like to shop for it at a traffic light. I am pretty sure they’re selling fakes. Eyeconic, in the meanwhile, is sitting on the other end of the spectrum. I have’t really noticed it in stores, it could be because colossal’s yellow packaging tends to overpower your vision.
Product: To be honest, none of the above points matter to me as long as the product is solid! Both are smooth but have to say Lakmé Eyeconic is smoother and more moist. It spreads evenly as well but it doesn’t last as long as Colossal kajal. Also Eyeconic’s promise of single sweep loveliness doesn’t hold true. You have to apply it a couple of times to get the desired result.
Appearance after usage: All products look pretty in the beginning, it’s only after you’ve used them for a while you get the real picture. That’s my problem with Colossal, the yellow packaging in fun but it looks really shabby after sometime especially ‘cuz the Kajal tends to break off quite a bit. Eyeconic, on the other hand has a really narrow tip opening which means lesser mess which you can’t really see ‘cuz the packaging is black.
So it’ll be a tough decision to choose between Lakmé Eyeconic and Maybelline Colossal as my next home kajal. They’re just too similar as products go and both are quite good but I think I’ll go with Lakmé Eyeconic. It smudges less, breaks less and glides on ever so smoothly. Have you tried them on? I would love to hear about your experience of using either of these products.
P.S Yes that’s my new haircut… bangs and all…like?