From Kareena Kapoor Khan’s famous Lakme Eyeconic ad to Athiya Shetty slaying in the Maybelline Colossal Kajal campaign, one thing about Indian women and makeup is forever – the quintessential kajal! Kajal has been one makeup product every desi girl has in her makeup kit. And this is also one makeup product that has been used by our moms and nanis. As it instantly lifts your makeup look making your eyes look bigger. If there is one makeup product that even a non-makeup lover likes, it’s kajal. Popularly known as kohl by western brands, kajal is still a makeup favourite for a lot of reasons. If you have just emptied your kajal stick or are on the hunt for a better one, you’re in the right place.

10 Beauty Brands That Have Pigmented Kohl Pencil 

1. Loreal’s Magique Kajal

Loreal has been doing a great job with their Magique kajal bold as it truly gives you bolder eyes in about two strokes. You might have seen their advertisements with Katrina Kaif and her beautiful eyes wearing this kajal. It is quite affordable and definitely a match of yours if you are looking for something amazing without splurging a lot.

Price: Rs 350

2. Lakme’s Eyeconic Kajal

As the name suggests this one is really an iconic brand because of how easy on the pocket but pigmented it is. It is a favourite of a lot of desi girls and has really good reviews. And how can we forget Bebo’s stunning eye makeup look in the advertisement of this kajal? It is one of the cheapest options available in India but the quality is outstanding. This one definitely holds the potential to secure a place in your makeup pouch.

Price: Rs 185

3. Maybelline New York’s Colossal Kajal – Super Black

Maybelline is a drug store favourite of a lot of makeup lovers because the quality of their products is excellent. This kajal is no less, with a super black pigment you can get a flawless eyeliner look in just a stroke. You can obviously work this more if you want it to last for a day. As Alia Bhatt says, it is smudge-proof and can last for about 36 hours.

Price: Rs 309

4. Elle 18’s Eye Drama Kajal

This one is at the lowest on the list when it comes to price, but can still last for a day. It is smudge-proof and waterproof and a great deal for such a low price. If you want something to apply every day, this kajal can be your match. 

Price: Rs 90

5. Colorbar’s MesmerEyes Kajal

This kajal can become your favourite in no time because of how smooth it is to apply. It is long-lasting, easy to use and highly pigmented which makes it the best at its price. Colorbar does a great job with all its cosmetics so this product definitely deserves a try from you.

Price: Rs 299

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6. Blue Heaven’s Soft Kajal

Another brand that has been in the cosmetic’s business for over four decades, Blue Heaven has something great to offer at a very reasonable price. The soft kajal passes all the categories you’d tick off, smudge-proof, waterproof and intense colour. Not to forget it’s really easy to apply too!

Price: Rs 125

Now that you are looking for all the available kajal options before picking up the right one, start looking for a great lip colour too while you are at it. Here’s where you can find your perfect lip shade to complete the makeup look.

7. Avon’s True Color Glimmer Stick Kajal

A rather low-key brand with great products, Avon is internationally recognised to have one of the best kajal. And it is available in more than one colour! You can choose from 4 other shades if you are bored by just applying black kajal. It lasts up to 12 hours giving you an intense payoff and is also waterproof.

Price: Rs 399

8. Oriflame’s Sweden The ONE Colour Unlimited Kajal

This jet black kajal pencil is ideal for everyday use. It is a long-lasting, smudge-proof formula that delivers precise and intense lines as desired. Comes in a retractable stick with tempered kohl nip for effortless application. Can be used to define, line, colour and smudge.

Price: Rs 449

9. Sugar’s Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl

Eye makeup is often tricky but a stroke of this kajal can put you at ease. We’re talking about Sugar’s Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl that is a waterproof kajal pencil that will add pretty to your eyes during a single swipe. Its wax-based formula spreads evenly and lasts for up to 8 hours. It also comes with a free sharpener to make sure your eye makeup is usually on point.

Price: Rs 499

10. Nykaa’s Black Magic Kajal 

Nykaa’s Black Magic Kajal can step up your eye game. This is a soft and creamy formula that leaves a subtle matte finish. Its rich and intense black pigment needs just one stroke and you are ready to rock any look. This waterproof, smudge-proof and anti-irritant kajal will give your eyes more depth. 

Price: Rs 170

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These are the best options available in the market for you to choose your next favourite kajal from. Make sure they are pigmented, long-lasting as well as waterproof before buying one. You can order them during a sale or purchase them from your local cosmetics shop and say hi, to those gorgeous eyes.

Mansi Bhagat
Mansi Bhagat

With minimalism being a lifestyle for Mansi Bhagat, she is constantly looking for ways to keep things simple. When she’s not researching about all things beauty, she’s either clicking pictures or surfing dark academia posts on Tumblr. She is pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Mass Media (Advertising) and is honing her content writing skills. A theatre enthusiast at heart she prefers watching plays over movies!

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