Maybelline Colossal Kajal Review

Hey ya friends! Well I guess I am the last one left in the Indian beauty blogosphere to review the much hyped Maybelline Colossal Kajal. Is the hype worth it? It definitely is! As you might know by now that I love these twist-up eye-kohl/kajal pencils and this one is from my recent purchases. After going through numerous online swatches I definitely needed this one in my kitty.



PRICE:  Rs.150

QUANTITY: 0.35g


INGREDIENTS: Not mentioned.

WHAT IT CLAIMS:

Our deepest black pigments + unique tip deliver the blackest black shine ever. Color glides on smooth and so intense. Formula enriched with Vitamin E soothes the eyes. Never before 6H of smudge resistant wear. Our exclusive color fix formula guarantees intense color results that won't smudge, budge or fade. No more touchups.”


SWATCHES:
Swiped once only
  
MY EXPERIENCE: I am forever looking for Kohl liners/Kajals that shows up well on my dark rimmed eyes. And I am glad I found one that manages to do that quite well. I use it to line my upperlids, tightline and waterline and I never feel any discomfort or irritation. Oh and did I tell ya that this is a special product because it was created exclusively for the Indian market by Maybelline India and presumably it's not available in any other country :P :D (I guess we deserve it as we miss all the E.L.Fs, M.U.As, WnWs, etc.).

WHAT I LIKED: 
  • It is smudge-proof and water-proof. Until you get in a WWE fight with your eyelids and try to rub it off hard (very hard!) it won’t give you the raccoon eyes.
  • Glides on perfectly and stays put on my eyelids even more than the 6 hour claim and didn’t budge until I used cleanser to remove it (doesn’t get off with water).
  • The price is just.. SWEET.
  • Didn’t irritate my eyes at all. No scratchy/ dry-feeling too.
  • I know it comes in a little quantity but I love that fact too, as I always plan to use up my cosmetics and hit pan but never actually do so as something else grabs my fancy (Read: I still have the Lotus Herbals kohl liner with more than half the quantity and it is almost over a year). So little quantity means it would finish up fast and I don’t have to worry about product expiration.
  • I liked the cute yellow packaging.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE: 
  • It is a bit creamy (or it acts like one on high temperature days) and breaks off a little under pressure (like in very tiny chunks).
  • Cleansing it off is a pain but I don’t mind it as I love everything else about this kohl pencil. :)

VERDICT: At 150 bucks it is definitely worth it and as of now it is my HG kohl until I find a replacement. I would love to call this a Kohl-liner and not a kajal as it is quite slimmer than kajals and glides on like a liner. You must try it out once if you still haven’t and this won’t pinch your pocket much. 

RATINGS:  5 out of 5

39 comments:

  1. this is definitely my HG Kajal /kohl. it goes on like dream, stays put till I decide to take it off & my wallet loves it too :)

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  2. I don use kohl cuz of my tiny eyes :| But wen I do I use the lotus 1 :) NIce review :D

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  3. @Bhumika why so? you have very oily lids kya?

    @Shweta Thanks :D

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  4. i have oily lids i guess... only revlon stays... i have the colorstay one...a black one wid sparkles... but revlon stings my eyes... :( chambor also tends to go off... :( what can i use?

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  5. @Tania You can try this one or you can try the Colorbar I glide pencils...They really last long ..I am also trying a new one from Faces...would put my review soon on it! :)

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  6. There is so much confusion reading your reviews guys..Heard that chambor is the best one.But wanna try this maybelline product..so please guide me,kajal i m hunting for must be completely smudge proof..becoz wen it moves down & mix with ur dark circles..the experience is horrible..also please suggest how to take off kajal...

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    1. Hi Swats, I haven't tried the Chambor eye pencils till now. However, the Maybelline Colossal Kajal is essentially a kohl liner which lasts really long on my eyes, other than this if you want some color pencils then colorbar i glide ones are your best bet, also the Faces range has pretty shades too and all these three are really long lasting on eyes, but the faces one strays a bit(doesn't smudge though). Hope this clears your confusion. :)

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  7. Hey pooja thanks for shairing ur info ,can u tell me where in Mumbai I can get chamboor eye pencil or colorbar pencils .plz suggest me a good shop for beauty products

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  8. Hi Radhika! I am sorry but can't help you out on the stores in Mumbai, as I am from Kolkata and haven't been to Mumbai ever. But for the kajal, you can easily get it on any shopping website like StyleCraze.com(for colorbar) or Medplusbeauty.com (for chambor)with discounts too :

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  9. hello ....thanks ,i am enough motivated to buy one now....this reallt seems a gud choice...:)

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    1. glad to help :) ....n welcome to my little blog :D

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  10. Best kajal i'hv ever used. Worth the price. I reckon these to all....

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    1. Glad that u liked it...it does have a huge fan - follow :)

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  11. Nice review :-)
    I'm planning to get one for my sister, her birthday is tmo...
    Lakme absolute kohl seems more intriguing but that one is 650 :-( This is very affordable.
    Can I go ahead and buy it ?

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    1. Sure buy it ...even if it doesn't suit it wont pinch ur pocket much :)

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  12. I guess I'm gonna buy this today. Till now I've been jumping from VLCC to Himalaya to nto Shahnaz kohl...but the twist ons are good only as long as the tip is still sharp. Plus they always smudge during summer or when we haven't overlined it with a liquid liner. Can't wait till today evening until I grab one for myself!

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    1. u wont need to sharpen this one :D
      happy shopping ;)

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    2. hey pooja! first things first you are doing wonderful work with your blog. Congratulations! Coming to my query as I wear lenses my eyes get watery and not any of those kajal pencils or kohl-liners work well on my eyes. Can Colossal change it for me? I so want to have it in my kitty.

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    3. Hi Roopali! Thanks a lot for the encouragement. Means a lot :)

      Coming to ur question, I don't wear lenses so can't comment how this would work for sensitive eyes. But, honestly I never faced any such problems with this one. This didn't irritate my eyes ever. But then most of the eye pencils I have used doesn't pose this problem. Only a few liquid liners and mascaras give me watery eyes.

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  13. I am definitely going to buy this one..:)..my mom got me this shahnaz kohl and on the packet it says that its not a kajl its a ayurvedic medicine..:p..:D..so i think i'll opt for this one..
    Thanks alot for your review..i do have very oily eyelids..

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  14. I didnot find Maybelline Colossal very interesting.... it goes off easily.....
    have tried Lakme Kohl that was much better compared to Maybelline.....

    Looking for something which gives a jet black effect once applied and dont smudge and look dirty....

    any other brands plz suggest..

    Archana

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    1. U can try Maybelline Gel liner in black. Else if you want eye pencils, try from Colorbar I-glide or Faces Long Wear range. They don't smudge. :)

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  15. i had tried elle kajal and it stays for 4-5 hours..and i was thinking to buy maybelline colossal kajal this tym but its price is bothering me to buy it coz it is very pricy as compared to elle 18 kajal...do u think i must go fof it??

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    1. Hey Anupama, you can get it at a discount price from Stylecraze.com if you want to buy it!

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  16. i am dying to buy it from the day when i had seen its advertisement..i have checked on stylecraze.com..i think they dun hav it till now.. :(

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    1. Here it is: http://www.stylecraze.com/Products/style-craze-eyes-kajal/MAYBELLINE/Maybelline-The-Colossal-Kajal-Black/pid-873147.aspx?Rfs=brandZZmay001&pgctl=500227&cid=CU00020725

      You can use a discount voucher if you r a member of stylecraze community :) or code *firstorder* if this is your firstorder from them.

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  17. I bought this in winters and it worked brilliantly! as soon as summers came, it started smudging on me so bad :(
    Then i bought the kohl ultimate.. pricey, but works brilliantly! and i have VERRRRRRYYY oily lids. you can take the oil from them and fry pakoras ;)

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    1. LOL pakoras :D
      Do you know u can top off ur liners with same shade of eyeshadows to stop them from smudging :)

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  18. its very bad!!!! its not worth:(:(it wont stay even for 5 min:(

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    1. sad that it didn't work for u ... but many vouch for it to be really good for the price!

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  19. Maybelline Colossal Kajal with new price of Rs.175 is orginial. and with old prices is fake. IS it true? Most of the shopkeepers are saying? And Lakme eyeconic of RS. 200 is fake? I use both of it. Hw we get to know which one is real n which one is fake? i m really confused..:(

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    1. Hi Deepti, yes I guess Maybelline did a price hike for their colossal kajal and now its available at Rs.175 (listed on most popular shopping sites). If u r getting it in 150 then it must be some old stock. Also, to check the authentic one, see this pic: http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/551622_571182672896240_52093600_n.jpg

      Lakme eyeconic costs 199 and is probably out of market for the time being.

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