Clarins Kohl Kajal for Summer 2012

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 25 - 2012

I’ve been wearing a lot of kohl lately, reaching over my usual liquid liners in favour of a smudgier, more deconstructed look than normal.  This Summer, Clarins have released one of the most-beautiful-to-hold kohl liners that I’ve ever used.  The Clarins Kohl Kajal promises a soft, creamy texture that’s both deeply-pigmented and delivers a long-lasting formula.

I know that there are many different methods of applying kohl kajal and I tend to hold the larger-than-normal nib horizontally, running it along the lower waterline back and forth to build pigmentation before squeezing my eyes shut and hoping for a good amount of transfer to the top lashline!  I’ve never really been able to simultaneously run the nib along both upper and lower lashlines.  At least, not without my eyes watering.

The beauty of kohl is that its softness really delivers product into the base of the lashes, making them appear thicker and giving your eyes greater definition.  The Clarin’s version allows great manouverability with the application thanks to the cleverly designed packaging, you can tell I’m digging the packaging right?

It’s not all good stuff though as this doesn’t deliver enough pigmentation to make me delirious with joy.  Although quickly buildable, if you do the transfer method of application like me, you’ll be squinting like nobody’s business in an attempt to increase the depth of colour.  This does make it more suitable for work-appropriate looks but I do like a bit of inky blackness from my kohls!

The formula smudges easily (in a good way) but resists migration down my face admirably despite the warmer weekend weather.  I wouldn’t say that it ever fully “set” on my eyes (I was able to go back in and blend out further an hour later) but it remained on my waterline for a good few hours and between my lashes for the entire day.  It’s perhaps the perfect solution if you’re looking for a subtler version of the Indian kohl pencils.

Clarins Kohl Kajal is available to buy on counter and online at, priced at £15.00

* press sample

10 Responses to “Clarins Kohl Kajal for Summer 2012”

  1. Kelly says:

    love the shape but prefer something longer lasting!

  2. ModestyBrown says:

    Is it wrong to want this just because it’s nothing like anything I’ve ever had before?

  3. Nazgul says:

    Sorry for OT, but your lashes…amazing :)

  4. Sydney says:

    Totally digging the shape of the product, but I need something SUPER black to sway me. Very good for those worker bunnies who need something a little less dramatic though.

  5. Cori says:

    Looks lovely! I’ve used kohl before but never really stuck with it, I think this product is something I could use for a while, I’ll need to pick it up!

  6. @ModestyBrown – NO I want to try a kajal just because too!

    Thia looka really pretty on, I love the blue tint from it, but it probably wouldn’t look as good on my watery wee eyes.

  7. […] you checked out the Clarins Kohl Kajal yet? Easily the best new packaging of the season. Lipglossiping has a great review of it. I don’t think I’ll be giving up my Guerlain loose Kohl yet […]

  8. Oh my I wonder if Malaysia will ever get this, because I am intrigued and I want to try it!

  9. Khushali says:

    if you want inky black, try Hashmi Kajal – it is the most pigmented and smugde-proof kajal i’ve ever used – and i’ve been using kajal everyday since i was 15! it doesn’t set, so it can be smudged for a smoky look, but if left alone, it survives all day, even through face washes. it is a Pakistani brand, so may be available in UK.

  10. Sushee says:

    I use Lakme Kajal an it’s really dark and doesn’t smudge off the eyes. Lakme is an Indian cosmetics brand , maybe you’ll find it in London!

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