Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Hi beauties.

Certainly most of you know by now that Maybelline is in Nigeria. From the posters to the adverts to the parties. It is definitely on. I will not say that I am a big fan of Maybelline but that's because I hardly ever grab a Maybelline product off the shelf. I think I have maybe one mascara. So when I saw this Kajal online, I grabbed it because of the product and not the line...if you catch my drift.

I have a range of different kohl pencils/tubes, and each one has its benefits. They range from MAC to Zaron, and some random brands in between. I have always been an eye person. I love dramatic eyes as against dramatic lips, but you wouldn't be able to tell looking at my lipstick collection. 

I feel that a simple eyeliner is all you need to transform a look from dead to wow. Sometimes all I have in my purse is my liner and my lip balm. Honestly, I feel naked without some sort of dark rim around my eyes. At first, black eyeshadows where my go-to products but now I rely on eyeliners to give me that Cleopatra-esque look. My staple eyeliner is the MAC eye kohl in Smoulder. However, when I saw this online, it was cheaper than my MAC kohl, so I gave it a try.

As you can see, I use it religiously. I have had this for about a month.

What Maybelline says:
"Colossal Kajal is the deepest black Kajal, creates bold lines & is smudge free for upto 6 hours. Contains formula enriched with Vitamin E that soothes eyes."


My two kobos:  
I like that the product twists out and then back in again. You have to be careful though not to twist out too much product when applying as it will literally just snap off. I like the consistency of it. It does not drag the sensitive skin around my eyes, it literally just glides on smoothly. I find that I can achieve the winged eye with this Kajal. Also, the shade of black is good enough for me. I find that it does not smudge as badly as the MAC Smoulder eye kohl, and that is a definite plus. I love the package, the bright yellow colour makes it so easy to find in my purse. Another definite plus.  

I do not know if it's me or not but I feel that it irritates my eyes a little. Not an eye watering eyelash-in-your-eye sort of irritation, just more a slight irritation that points out the fact that you literally just put some black substance in your eyes. I am definitely going to repurchase this product as it is readily available in quite a few stores, both online and otherwise. It stays on all day till I wipe it off with baby wipes and oil, and really its kohl. What's not to love?

Where did I get mine?
Really, I do not remember but I know it cost me N1,000 
I do know now that it retails for N850   

Where can you get yours?
I've spotted this product at:
The House of Tara Store, Lekki, Lagos




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