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KIKO: Vivid Eyes Kajal and Eyeliner

Let's bring the vintage Kajal back in style shall we?

Yes I know we are currently under a heap of 'kohl pencils' that are actually just regular eye pencils but softer (thanks for that Rimmel!), gel liners, waxy pencils and all that jazz. But the original ritual of applying Kajal on the waterline and then smudging both to allow it to transfer to the upper waterline is authentic and unbeatable! It's a bit like trying to replace Lipstick application with a stain.

Playing around with KIKO's Vivid Eyes Kajal and Eyeliner rekindled my love for it and reminded me of my teens when I used to try and steal my mums Kajal that came in a tube with a thin applicator stick and make a big mess eventually looking like a panda. Not glamorous but was surely fun. 

I love how they have tried to maintain the authenticity of the Kajal application by keeping the point of the pencil substantially long and conical. It makes application so much easier and quicker as it covers the entire waterline in just one swipe. 

I also like how they have included the bright pearlescent blue at the other end if you're going for a slightly summery look or perhaps an Arabic inspired look, using both the shades. I feel the black is definitely more pigmented than the blue but none the less, both glide on without any pulling or tugging.

The texture of the pencil looks and feels hard but it immediately dispenses colour when in contact with the waterline. What I found amazing was that no matter how watery the eye is, it does not stop the colour from applying on the waterline leading me to assume it's water resistant to an extent. The black itself is not the darkest I have ever seen but it's buildable depending on the intensity you are looking for.

The longevity on these is also pretty good as they don't fade or smudge. So get your Kajal pencils out and rock them this Spring/Summer for that authentic, smoky eye look.

Misato-san said...

I swatched them for my own blog but didn't like the pigmentation (here in Italy Kiko is a popular brand with tons of stores everywhere)... I like it on your skin but on your eyes... I'm not sure because it doesn't seems vivid...

Unknown said...

I agree! Looks rather greyish..but depends on the intensity you like.




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