Review of L’Oreal Kajal Magique and FOTD

01/02/2014 21:42

It’s been a while that I had bought the L’Oreal Kajal Magique which was launched last month (Dec 2013) purely with the intention of reviewing it. But have been lazy or non-experimental. Guess was too obsessed with my Lakme Absolute Kohl, which is my favorite Kohl for all kind of looks. But it’s expensive and finishes fast. So I keep coming back to Lakme Eyeconic Kajal which is my next favorite kajal.

Company Claims:

Kajal Magique is powered with a new generation formula and mineral pigments for a deep intense color payoff. Along with providing a great finish, it is also enriched with ingredients like Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil Esters and Vitamin C Derivative, which provide extraordinary care and a soothing feeling to the eyes.

L'Oréal Paris Kajal Magique is supremely black and doubles up as a darker-than-night eyeliner.
Along with providing a great finish, it is also enriched with ingredients like Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil Esters and Vitamin C Derivative, which provide extraordinary care.
Designed to last for up to 12 hours, Kajal Magique is smudge proof, waterproof and non-transferable.
Kajal Magique is perfect to craft gorgeous eyes – with the potential to create looks that range from precise, intense to bold.
Since it is ophthalmologically tested, Kajal Magique is safe and suitable for contact lens wearers.

Price: INR 245 per 0.35 gm

My Verdict:

L'Oréal Paris Kajal Magique is a dark black kajal though not jet black. I would categorize it as medium black. In fact Lakme Eyeconic is darker. The darkness can be built by few additional strokes. The texture is smooth and creamy. Its creamier than Lakme Eyeconic. Infact I find the latter slightly dry.

The appearance is matte. It lasts on the eyelids for 9-10 hours though I see fading at the outer corner. It requires 2-3 strokes to show properly on my waterline. On the waterline it last 4-5 hours and needs to be reapplied to intensify once again. It’s not that after those many hours the kajal vanishes completely on the waterline. All kajals tend to smudge for me on my lower waterline. So does this. I seal the kajal with a black matte eye shadow. 

The packaging is similar to Lakme Eyeconic. The same twister one. The only difference, the letters are imprinted in bright pink.

It comes out with a good Eye make-up remover. But is not as effort less and Lakme Eyeconic.

I seem to be partial to Lakme Eyeconic and indeed I am. I will continue with my Lakme Eyeconic. L’Oreal Kajal Magique shall be my back up kohl.

Pros:

  1. Average black but buildable
  2. Long lasting
  3. Easy packaging
  4. Decently priced
  5. Causes no irritation

Cons:

  1. Not jet black as claimed
  2. Difficult to remove

Overall Verdict:

L’Oreal Kajal Magique is a new entrant in the Indian Kohl market and worth a try. In terms of darkness its medium in intensity but buildable to create a bold look. It’s long lasting on the eyelids and requires touch up on the waterlineonly. Overall it’s a very good option to have it in your purse, though I will stick to my Lakme Eyeconic.

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