Being South-Asian I am partial to a bit of black liner, or better yet kohl/ kajal. I was a little dubious about how the Bourjois chunky cone-shaped kajal would measure up to the traditional Indian/ Arab kohl powders.
I was pleasantly surprised by the Bourjois Kohl Kajal, here’s why.
“Bring out the Cleopatra in you! Famous for intensifying and beautifying the eyes, our NEW Queen Attitude Khol Kajal gives a smooth and perfect line every time.Cone-shaped for precision and to create an intense black line. Enriched with pigments and natural waxes for a blendable, soft and ultra- easy application.The Khol can be used on both the inner and outer rim of the eyes. Paraben-free.”
– convenient size (easily pops into your pocket/ handbag but chunky shape means it won’t get lost in the mass of clutter in my handbag)
– you get a lot of product (2.5ml/ 0.8oz) for £5.99.
– smooth, creamy texture that doesn’t rub/ tug the skin as you rub the kohl back and forth on the waterline
– easy to smudge into a smokey eye (if you want to avoid smudges, set with powder after applying)
– cone shape means that while you don’t get a precise line, you don’t need to sharpen. Naturally through use, it will keep a smooth, but rounded point.
– If you want precision, the creamy formula is easily picked up on a liner brush for precision and cat-eye flicks
– the soft tip and cone shape allow quick application on top & bottom waterline in one step… and without tears (how? Keep your eyes open for my forthcoming blog post on Waterlining technique)
Should you buy it? If you want a sleek, precise line without brushes, then no. If you’re fine with three added step of using a brush, then you will get on just fine.
If like me you want a softer, casual look with minimum fuss when waterlining then this is a real gem.