The monsoons bring forth images of greys, blues and greens. Our rainy day POTD (product of the day, for the common man) is Lakme eyeconic kajal in ‘Green’. Priced at Rs. 250, this kajal claims to be smudge-proof, water-proof with a lasting power of up to 10 hours! Needless to say, we were super excited to test it out.
As far as the packaging goes, Lakme has really nailed it. The kajal comes in a retractable, plastic case and looks trendy with its blue and turquoise combination. The shade is mentioned on a turquoise band at the bottom of the pencil. The twist-up format is the real winner here – there is no wastage of the product and absolutely no need to sharpen it. This, along with its lightweight packaging, makes it travel-friendly.
We love using this product on our eyelids. The kajal goes on smoothly and gives a matte finish. A single stroke is enough, although you can build up the intensity by re-applying. This particular shade can be described as jade green. The only drawback is that you have to give it a few minutes to set – it is not smudge-proof instantly.
The wow factor of this product is the longevity. We’ve tested it while working out, walking in the rain and on the busy streets of Crawford market under the hot summer sun and were pleasantly surprised that the kajal did not smudge, budge or fade!
All in all, this budget-friendly kajal gets our seal of approval. Wear it to work or for a night of dancing – we guarantee that it will stay put all day!