Of late, I am inclining more toward natural ingredients–derived products that are free from parabens, mineral oils, and so on. However, it is quite hard to find a makeup product with all these qualities. In that hunt, I came across Plum Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal. Although this kajal fulfills many of my requirements, it being a gel liner in a pencil form attracted me even more. I have not used a gel-based eye pencil so far, thus am amazed by its quality. Now this revolutionary kajal is my new addiction.
Price: INR 425 for 1.2 g [BUY HERE: Naturstudio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal Black Brilliance (1.2G)]
Shelf life: 2.5 years
Ingredients: Hydrogenated castor oil (highly hydrating and nourishing for skin and hair with healing properties, the hydrogenation makes it stable and compatible with the other ingredients); rice bran wax (a relatively unknown but amazingly effective moisturizer that lends creaminess and hydrating properties to any formula); natural vitamin E (needs no introduction as an antioxidant skin care specialist that is essential for hydrated, younger looking skin). Do note that owing to its high performance benchmark, this product is not all natural but is 100% safe and tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists.
Product Description: This all-day-wear kohl kajal is designed for 100% smudge-free, waterproof experience. It is brilliant black in a single swipe. It gives all-day fresh, “just applied” look. It has the convenience of 2-in-1 kajal cum liner. It is 100% preservative free, 100% vegan, 100% mineral oil free, and ophthalmologically tested safe.
My Experience with Plum Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal
Packaging: This kajal comes in a purple color sharpenable pencil. The packaging looks simple and elegant. It is sturdy and travel friendly. It is quite easy to sharpen as the pencil is not wood but PVC-free plastic barrel. All the necessary information is printed on the pencil itself, making it so convenient and user friendly.
Texture: This kajal is insanely pigmented and supercreamy. It feels very soft while applying. Its texture is just like that of a gel liner. Because of its extremely creamy texture, the tip of the pencil goes blunt quickly and also tends to break very easily. It needs to be sharpened for every use. It glides on effortlessly without any tugging or pulling. It does not smudge, budge, nor flake.
Performance: This kajal is jet black and offers a lovely matte finish, which does not smudge once settled down. Moreover, it takes only few seconds to settle down. It is so smooth and glides on like a dream. It feels very soft when applied. The color payoff is absolutely brilliant on both upper and lower lash lines. One stroke is quite enough to get that superintense look. The tip being so creamy gets blunt quickly. Mine was even worse, it broke! Wish it is in a retractable form because I do not like sharpening pencil as it needs to be sharpened each time to get that prefect pointed tip, leading to a lot of product wastage.
This kajal has an incredible staying power. Although it is completely true in its claim of being smudge-proof, you could see a slight smudging in the lower lash line after 8 hours of application, which is not at all an issue for me. However, it does not move nor smudge at all when applied as an eyeliner. It does not irritate the eyes even if you have sensitive eyes. No more raccoon eyes as this kajal never creases. A proper eye makeup remover or oil is a must to remove this kajal. The intensity of its color never fades off even after 12 hours of application. It works best as an eyeliner and kajal. There is an important note provided that “Make sure the cap is tightly closed at all times.” Overall, I am glad to add such a wonderful kajal to my liner line.
Pros of Plum Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal
- Soft, creamy, gel-based, single-swipe darkest black
- 100% smudge-proof and waterproof
- Brilliant black that looks “just applied” even after 12 hours
- Preservative free, paraben free, mineral oil free, paraffin free
- Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested and approved
- Rich in vitamin E for care and protection
- 100% vegan formula
- Not tested on animals
Cons of Plum Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal
- Sharpenable pencil
- Tip goes blunt quickly and also tends to break very easily
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Plum Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal
Yes, I recommend it if you are into vegan, 100% natural ingredient makeup products. A big, big thumbs up for my side! Invest your money in this product and you are not going to regret for it. I will definitely be repurchasing this kajal as it has made the work of lining the eyes supereasy.