Review of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr

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Review of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr
Review of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr

Hey everyone! All those of you know me personally or have been a regular reader of Elegant Eves since the blog had started knows about my weakness for Maybelline Colossal kajal. Ever since it was launched some years back, it has been my constant companion. I have tried many other brands in between  even tried just to find out if there is anything better than this but I was never successful- and this considering the fact that I have even tried kajals which were ten times as costly as Colossal. None could match the intensity, smoothness, longevity and sheer budget friendliness! There first release was the 6 hour stay claim one which was followed by 12 hour claim. Recently, they released a variant which claims to stay on for 24 hours! I was sent one to try out by the Maybelline team and that made me very happy :P After all, who isn’t glad when they get to try their favourite products? But did it leave a good impression as its predecessors did? Is it old wine in new bottle? Find out here!

Product: Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr
Price: INR 180 for 0.35 gm
Shelf Life: 2 years
Packaging: The classic Colossal packaging: Yellow and black plastic retractable pencil and a cardboard outer covering in the same colour.

Review of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr
Review of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr

My take: This new variant of kajal from Maybelline Colossal range claims to last for 24 hours, to be smoother and smudge-proof. All the earlier versions of colossal kajal had worked wonders for me: they were intense black, smudge-proof for almost 5-6 hours (which is enough for me) and were soothing to my eyes (even when I wore contact lenses).
Review of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr
Review of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr

However, when I swatched this one for the first time, the pigmentation looked less. But since experience tells me that any eye pencil shows its true pigmentation only after first two-three usages, I decided to use it for almost ten days before I could jot this review! Have a look at the swatch. This swatch is taken after 10 days of using the kajal pencil.

Swatch of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr
Swatch of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr

Not “colossal”-like right? I was disappointed with the pigmentation L Then the longevity part came into consideration. While the earlier Colossal kajals stayed intact for 6-7 hours on my eyes, this one stays for a maximum of 3 hours in its original intensity. After that, the waterline loses all pigment and only the lashline retains the color. But thankfully, it does not smudge beyond the lasshline (No scary raccoon eyes!). Application is smooth and there is no tugging or pulling. There is no irritation on the eyes as well.
Review of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr
Review of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr

Inspite of this, I would still go back to Colossal when it comes to kajal hoping that this one was just a bad batch L Why? Because I have used maybe 50 Colossal kajals in all these years and none have ever disappointed me. Let’s see what happens with the next one I pick J For now, this is how I would rate it as:
Rating: 3.5/5

Have you tried this as well? What are your thoughts! Please let me know J

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