Feb 16, 2012

Lotus Herbals - Natural Kajal

Product Claims: 100% natural kajal that relaxes & soothes eyes through the day. Smudge-proof & long lasting, it contains botanical extracts of camphor & almond oil to pamper eyes & promote lash grwoth.

Price: 125 INR

Texture: The texture is matte and non creamy. On initial usage it takes many swipes to get intense color as the Kajal would be a bit dry. After a week the tip becomes soft enough to give intense color in 2 swipes.

Color: Black. The shade intensity is good but it's not the blackest kajal.

L to R - Single Swipe, Double Swipe

Double Swipe

Smudge - Proof: Stays on waterline for 3 to 4 hours without smudging.  After that it does smudge to noticeable extent. It may not give panda eyes but I don't like Kajal to smudge as I already have dark under eyes.

Long - Lasting: The color stays well for 2 hours and fades away fully by the end of 5 hours. So it's not that long lasting.

After 6 to 12 hours
Observe the smudging in the above photo. Though the picture was taken after 12 hours this was actually how it looked after 5 to 6 hours without any touch up.

Relaxing and Soothing: When I read camphor I expected nice cooling sensation but it gives nothing of that sort.  Just feels like any normal kajal.

Lash Growth: I used the Kajal for about a month and didn't see any growth in the lashes. Honestly I didn't expect this claim to be true.

Allergic? Not at all. It didn't cause irritation or burning sensation to the eyes. 

Packaging: Need to improve the package. It is not sturdy enough to carry in handbags and Kajal is a must have for me for touch ups. It has a small cap covering the tip which is loose and might slid off.

Applicator: It comes  in a conical shape with a sharp tip causing difficulty to use on the water line for 1 to 2 weeks in the beginning. The tip should be more blunt.

Tips to Use:
  • Use it only on water line without touching the lower lashes. Then it fades away with very little smudging.
  • Applying powder(pressed or loose)  below lower lash line makes the kajal smudge less as the powder absorbs the oils.

Final Words:  This is just an average Kajal and delivers the claims to 50% only. I use this kajal only when I don't want intense eyes or when I don't need the kajal to last long. For intense eyes I prefer Maybelline Colossal Kajal which is completely smudge-proof

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