This post is for Anamika who wanted me to review this kajal. Hope you like it Anamika :)
I got the kajal like 2 years back and I am using it almost everyday from then on. I can never be without a kajal even if I am really busy or sick you can see me wearing a kajal. So in spite of using this for the past 2 years there is still some amount left. Once I finish this I am waiting to try a different brand, as I am too bored with this.
What made me buy this?
The name in the pack says ‘Almond Kaajal’ and also the following
“Pure Sesame Oil, Sweet Almond Oil along with extracts of Eclipta Alba and Indian Gooseberry nourish the eye area. This natural blend prepared in traditional Ayurvedic method improves your vision and promotes the growth of eyelashes. Made from natural extracts. You can apply this Kaajal everyday to add sparkle to your eyes.”
I was really impressed when I read the above lines in the kajal box and just picked it blindly. Eclipta Alba is nothing but an herb that is well known to promote hair growth.
Almond Oil – 10%
Triphala Extracts – 5 %
Mulethi Extracts – 2%
Kapoor – 2%
Netranjan – 5%
Kaajal – 2%
Ointment – Q.S.
Look and Feel
When I checked this product in the H&G counter, the packaging was neat with impressive description of the ingredients and what it does. Inside the pack was a transparent plastic twister tube with the kajal along with a transparent lid as well. The lid was intact and kajal looked dark. What more I need from a kajal, so I just picked this one.
Using this everyday it has become a must have product in my collection but after using for a period of time the lid does not stay in place anymore. Whenever I open my bag to take this one I always see the lid and the base separately. So I make sure I keep this in the pen pouch available in my handbag, else I have to let my bag have black lines everywhere. The plastic lid is not very strong and hence it develops cracks very easily. This did disappoint me a little bit.
How it works?
It is really easy to be used. It has never stung my eyes over the 2 years might be as it is an Ayurvedic product. Also the product lasts really long. The kajal shows a good black color on my eyes.
I usually apply it in my lower lash line and as it claims I don’t see any growth of my lashes or improved vision!!!!!!! It is very light to be carried around in the bag but as mentioned earlier once the lid is not intact it spoils the bag.
It lasts for more than half a day after which I again have to go and apply another layer on top to make it stay the whole day. This one smudges easily and I have heard Lotus Kajal works better than this one, especially it smudges less compared to Biotique. Until I heard about Lotus I was ok with this one but now that I am too bored I am planning to switch.
Worth the Money?
Yes, this costs Rs.99 for 3gms and it can be used for 3 years from the date of manufacturing. I think this product is worth the money as I have been using this for more than 2 years and there is still little product left to last for another 3-4 months.
Ifs and Buts – Since I heard other kajals in the market works better, which are not too expensive when compared to Biotique and also does not smudge that easily I am tempted to try those now.