Eyes are the most expressive features of our face. A kajal is one of the basic products that will help amp up our eye makeup game, and I am sure every woman owns it. On days when I want to keep natural and go easy on my makeup, I just use a kajal on my lower and upper waterlines to add some definition to my eyes. So I always look for kajals that are smudge proof, waterproof, and long lasting. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal has always been my favorite, and when Lakme recently launched it with an improved formulation of 22 hr staying power, I had to get it. Let us now see if their boldest claim is true!
Price: INR 210 for 0.35 g [BUY HERE: Lakme Eyeconic Kajal (Pencil) 0.35 g]
Shelf Life: 30 months
Ingredients: Not listed
Product Description: Make an Eyeconic statement with the all new Lakme Eyeconic Kajal and experience the power of beautiful eyes! A smudge-proof as well as waterproof kajal for everyday use, the new Lakme Eyeconic Kajal promises to last up to 22 hours. Say goodbye to touch-ups and a big hello to long lasting finesse to your eyes, all through the day!
My Experience with New Lakme Eyeconic 22 Hr Kajal Black
Packaging: This kajal comes in a sleek, glossy black packaging. The prints in teal and white against the completely black packaging look classy. It comes in a retractable pencil form. It is quite sturdy and travel friendly. It is housed inside an outer paperboard carton, which also comes in teal and black colors.
Texture: This kajal is deep black. It is very smooth but not creamy. It glides on effortlessly without any tugging or pulling. The most appreciable part is that the tip does not go flatly blunt. Although it applies with a little bit of shininess, it settles down in a few seconds to a lovely velvety matte finish.
Performance: This kajal has an intense pigmentation. 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 super-intense look. This kajal’s color intensity definitely stands out even when worn on top of dark eye shadows (see below pic). The tip even being so creamy does not go blunt. There is absolutely no much product wastage as it comes in a retractable pencil form. It does not irritate the eyes even if you have sensitive eyes. It is truly waterproof and does not smear. However, it does smudge when you rub it harshly, else it stays put in the waterline. It definitely has an improved staying time, but not 22 hours. However, the color starts to wear off at the inner and outer corners after 8 hours. On the upper lash line, it does not crease nor stain the crease line. This kajal can be easily removed with a cleanser itself, making it ideal for daily wear. Overall, it is an easy-to-apply and safe-to-use kajal.
Pros of New Lakme Eyeconic 22 Hr Kajal Black
- Soft, smooth, single-swipe dark black color
- Glides on smoothly and evenly
- Gives a lovely velvety matte finish
- Retractable pencil
- Waterproof and smudge proof
- Amazing staying power
- Very affordable
Cons of New Lakme Eyeconic 22 Hr Kajal Black
- Definitely does not last up to 22 hours
- Color wears off at inner and outer corners
Would I Recommend/Repurchase New Lakme Eyeconic 22 Hr Kajal Black
Yes, I would really recommend this product if you love your kajal to be really dark. Yes, I would definitely be repurchasing it.