Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil - Just Black Review, Swatches and EOTD

Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil - Just Black Review, Swatches and EOTD
The best kohl pencil in India?

Hello everyone,
We all know how a good kajal or kohl pencil can change our life for better. Isn’t? Being a crazy kajal lover, being a person who can never imagine her life without kajals, I am always in a lookout for best kajals to accentuate my eyes. Due to work I mostly have to stay out in the sun and find myself looking like a raccoon at the end of the day if the kajal or kohl pencil melts even a bit. So, when buying it, the first thing I have to keep in mind is that it has to be smudge proof.

I bumped into the COLORBAR JUST SMOKEY- JUST BLACK KAJAL when I was searching for a good smudge proof kajal. So could it sort out that smudge? Lets get into the details J

PRICE AND QUANTITY:             
INR 650 for 1.2g. But they are always on discount and can be easily purchased online for around INR 520.

SHELF LIFE:                    
Best before 3 years from the date of packaging.

The kajal comes housed in Colorbar’s signature grayish silver box, which is a color coded on one side.

The kohl pencil itself has a very classy look and feel to it. It is a dual ended sharpen-able pencil which is capped on both the ends, one to protect the kohl and another for the foam smudger. I am not too fond of foam or sponge smudgers, but this one is pretty decent. Brand name, shade name and other details are inscribed on the body in silver fonts. The good thing is the MFD and best before dates are mentioned on the pencil as well, so even if you lose the outer box, it won’t be a problem.

Subtle, classy and no fuss packaging.

The kohl is one of the most intense black kohls I have used. Velvety rich matte black color is what Colorbar claims and actually delivers.

The texture is soft, creamy and goes smoothly without tugging and pulling. I have used many kohl pencils which over time become dry, crumbly and start to break. But this one from the starting day to the day you can last use it, it maintains the same texture. The kajal sets pretty quickly and once it sets, it won’t move. Also, I have noticed that when you smudge a kohl, some feel to waxy and greasy, even few high end brands have such issues (Yes MAC Feline Kohl Power, I am looking at you). But this one feels like velvet and settles into gorgeous matte in no time.
NOTE:- When you are smudging it, you have to be really fast, because it sets quickly and you won’t get the perfect finish if it sets midway. The smudger works pretty nice smudging the kohl.

Velvety rich black color, that too in one swipe. I hardly ever need a second coat. The color is buildable, so if you want a richer color, you can always pack it up. Staying power is pretty amazing all. It wears quite through the day. I use it both on my waterline and lower lash line and it stays for a good 10-12 hours without smudging or fading. Note that I don’t really have an oily lid, but even if you have so, it won’t disappoint you.

Just to line waterline.
To line water line and lower lash line
To tightline.
Line upper lash line.
Apply on upper and lower lash line and then smudge to get a smokey look
All of the above  :P

I love how it doesn’t budge even on rubbing, but again comes off easily with a makeup remover. No pain at all…

This comes in a pencil form and hence you have to sharpen it, which leads to wastage of products. But one thing I have noticed that as the pencil is not excessively creamy, it needs less sharpening and thus lesser wastage of product compared to other pencil form kohls.

Absolutely. This is an amazing product and if you are kohl pencil / kajal love like me, you will fall in love with it in first swipe. The color is so intense and accentuates eyes beautifully. Wear it just like a liner or smudge it for a smokey effect, the result will be equally great. Though it seems a little expensive for an everyday kajal, but I don’t really mind paying for a product that actually works. It is worth every penny. I am loving this and see myself repurchasing it as soon as I finish this one.

5/5 J

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