NEW L’Oréal Paris Kajal Magique Bold : Review, Swatches and EOTD
(AUTHOR ~ Sanchita)
Being a kohl fanatic, I just couldn’t stay away from the two newest kajals launched by L’Oréal Paris and Maybelline. Both of them looks quite a competitor themselves and I thought that it will be real fun to try these out. Who doesn’t like black, dark and bold kajal on their eyes?
For review today, I picked up the newly launched L’Oréal Paris Kajal Magique Bold. Let’s see how bold it is… 🙂
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (by company)– Discover Kajal Magique BOLD, our boldest Kajal formula for the boldest look.
ULTIMATE BLACK – 25% more concentrated in black pigments, each stroke glides effortlessly to deliver a vivid black line.MORE EXTRAORDINARY CARE – Its formula contains 2X more Vitamin E* and is gentle on the eye.
BOLD RESULT – Create an intense line with one or two strokes on the waterline. Complete your bold look by adding a thick line on the upper lid.
PRICE – 350 INR for 0.35 grams
Packaging – The kajal comes in a black cardboard packaging with a smoking hot and bold makeup of Katrina Kaif (loved her look!). The kajal itself has lightweight black plastic body with gold accents of the brand name. It is retractable pencil and hence you won’t waste an ounce of it while sharpening. The cap shuts properly and the twist up function also works great. So, overall, I loved the basic black and gold accent packaging is great as well as travel friendly.
Shade – I have used the L’Oréal Paris Kajal Magique and I have to admit it is indeed darker and also buildable. However, truth be told, I have seen darker kajal (Lotus Colorkick). So, in that way, Kajal Magique Bold scores slightly less than others.
Pigmentation – The pigmentation is enriched and it gives a jet black, bold and saturated color. On the waterline, to bring out the intensity you have to go for more than 2-3swipes for sure but on the lids or lash line, a swipe or two is enough to bring out the boldness of it. For smoky eyes, this kajal works great when you are in a hurry.
Texture – this is where it won my heart. It is surely the creamiest kajal I have come across. Having said that, you have to be careful while application. If you apply too much pressure on it, chances are that it break. Given the fact that it is summer, it is really soft. The rich and smooth texture glides on the eyes like a dream without any tugging or pulling and feels extremely gentle. I never experienced any kind of irritation or watery sensation on the eyes. Since I don’t wear contact lenses, I can’t comment how it works with that.
Formula – the formula, although creamy, doesn’t smudge or gives you a raccoon eyes at the end of the day for sure. It gives you enough time to work out on a blurred out smoky eye if you wish to create one and once it sets down, it doesn’t budge at all. The finish is semi-luster and not completely matte which is pretty good. It has the tendency to accumulate a bit at the corner of the eye at the end of the day. It is also waterproof and doesn’t get removed as well.
Staying power – The staying power of the Kajal is around 8-9hours even in this scorching heat, which is commendable. It doesn’t smudge at all which is great. On the waterline, the staying power is slightly less and stays for 4-5hours after which is fades but doesn’t mess up the eye area. The removal is tough, just like any other long wearing kajal, and requires good eye makeup remover or almond oil to remove it completely.
Quantity and Value for money – it gives 0.35gm which is similar than any retractable kajal. You won’t have to sharpen and hence the wastage is zero but still the quantity could have been slightly better. The value for money is good as long as you get slight discount but considering the whole price tag, it could have been slightly better.
OVERALL – L’Oréal Paris Kajal Magique Bold is a good bold kajal for a deeper look with great texture as well as pigmentation. The staying power is commendable and surely an upgraded version of the L’Oréal Paris Kajal Magique.
PACKAGING – Black with gold accents and retractable twist up function.
SHADE – Dark bold and jet black color.
TEXTURE – Creamy smooth
FORMULA – Smudge proof and water proof.
PIGMENTATION – Rich black with 2swipes.
STAYING POWER – around 8-9hours on the eyes without smudging
VALUE FOR MONEY – average
WHAT I LIKED 🙂
- Retractable packaging and hence no wastage of product.
- Jet black and bold kajal as promised.
- The pigmentation is enriched and it gives a jet black, bold and saturated color.
- Creamy smooth texture that glides without tugging.
- No irritation on eyes.
- Gives enough time to create a smoked-out look.
- Once sets, doesn’t budge.
- Semi-luster finish with a slight sheen.
- Formula is completely Smudge proof and water proof.
- The staying power of the Kajal is around 8-9hours.
- Better and upgraded version of L’Oréal Paris Kajal Magique.
WHAT I DISLIKED 🙁
- Being too creamy, it has the tendency to break off if not careful.
- For the performance, it is slightly overpriced.
RECOMMENDATION – I have been trying out this L’Oréal Paris Kajal Magique Bold as well as the Maybelline one and would surely come up with comparison version in next review. But for this now, I would surely recommend for its commendable quality, boldness and staying power. This makes a great kajal for a deeper look.
BNB RATING – 8/10
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