Kareena Kapoor Khan once confessed that she cannot leave without kajals. And the situation is same with me. Kajals are a must have in my beauty regimen. And I keep on experimenting with kajals from different brands. So, here come another experiment. Lakme 9-5 range was a heavily advertised and promoted one. There were a number of makeup products which was launched under this range. Lipsticks, kajals, makeup powders and much more. So, the kajal launched under this name is Lakme 9-5 eyeconic Kajal.
Keep reading ahead to know if the kajal is worth your eyes or not.
Price: Rs. 180
Qty.: 0.35 Grams
Shelf Life: 30 months from the date of packaging
Ingredients: Not mentioned
Product Claims: Accentuate the beauty of your eyes with the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal. This dermatologically tested kajal is just what you need for completing your eye makeup or carrying a simple, only-kajal look. It’s a smudge proof, water proof kajal and can add the dramatic and glamorous look to your eyes. It has an intense matte texture for Eyeconic eyes. You can Experiment with a thin line or a bold wing, this kajal is great for day and night looks. It’s long-lasting- up to 22 hours without smudging and is completely water proof. It is designed with an easy to use and convenient twist-up format. Just one stroke of the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal enhances your simple look to a more stylish avatar. It’s beat all your timelines, be it meetings, traveling or just a day out and lasts for 22 hrs.
Directions to use: Use makeup remover to clean your eyes thoroughly and wash them with water also. Allow the eyes to air dry on its own. Now, apply a thin swipe of lakme 9-5 eyeconic kajal on your lower lids. If you want to apply the same on your upper eye lid then repeat. For more intense black dramatic eyes, you can obviously re-apply.
Packaging : Lakme 9-5 Eyeconic Kajal comes in an easy fuss free packaging. The pencil is packed in a simple plastic cover packaging which has all the product details mentioned. The pencil is in the form of a retractable packaging and it is easy to use. The product is extremely small and thus it easily fits inside your pocket and thus perfect to be applied during loo visits.
My opinion about the product: I judge a kajal with pigmentation and lasting power. And for me the pigmentation of this kajal is okay. It’s not the blackest black that I expect it to be. I need to do multiple swipes like 4-5 times to get that black finish which is not at all impressive for me.
Also, a major con for me is that the pencil is quite sharp and it hurts on eyes even when a slight pressure is applied. I have sensitive eyes and with repeated application of this pencil my eyes are teary and red.
Also, the lasting power is pretty poor. The kajal lasts for only 3-4 hours and that too it begins to fade unevenly.
The kajal does not have any peculiar smell and thus not an issue for sensitive noses.
What I like about the product…
- Known brand.
- Price affordable.
- Easy to travel around.
- Easily available.
- No peculiar smell.
What I don’t like about the product…
- Very poor pigmentation.
- Very less lasting power.
- Hurt eyes.
ZZM Rating: 1/5
Will I re-purchase? No, for me this was a money waste.
Author: Mridual Yadav