Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in White, Brown, Blue, Green and Grey: Review and Swatches

Ok, I guess I am last person on this blogosphere who is going to review the shades launched by Lakme as a part of their Eyeconic range a few months back. I buy so much stuff and they get dumped into random corners of my house but thanks to the recent renovation at home, I found so much new stuff and I have kind of decided not to pick up new stuff until I review everything I have till now ( OK…I’ll try not to buy new stuff…knowing me..no promises :p).

Price: Rs 250 for 0.35 gms
The packaging is simple and the same as any other budget kajal available in the market. The only difference in the packaging is that instead of the standard eyeconic black body, the white shade has a white packaging. Caps stay in place so low probability of accidents. The only problem with the packaging however is that in case you own multiple shades like me, you have to look at the bottom of the pencil to find the shade you need and this gets kind of annoying when you are in a hurry. 

I love eyeconic’s texture. I was total colossal girl before eyeconic was launched and switched to it the day I tried it for the first time. The texture of all the shades is very similar to the black version. I am so happy that they have maintained the texture in the variants as well. They are really creamy and glide on your lids without any tugging or pulling.
Now I am big kajal person so it was no surprise that I all the shades that were launched.Lets talk about one shade at a time 🙂

White:
Its a milky white shade with minute shimmer particles. Even though its meant to be used on the water line, it looks a little unnatural so I prefer using it as a highlighter for the inner eye and the brow area. This shade is really pigmented and has a pretty good staying power. On the water line it survives around 5 hours and on the lids even longer. 

Green:
I think green is prettiest out of all the shades I got. I don’t like bright shades when it comes to eyeliner so the fact that this green was a dark green earned some extra points from me. This shade is pretty pigmented however the staying power is a bit low. I also noticed that it started smudging after like 3 hours.

Blue:
The blue doesn’t quite look like blue when swatched. Its more like a greyish blue which looks pretty dull on the eyelids. It’s low on pigmentation however the staying power is average…around 3-4 hours. Not really the best blue kajal I have tried till date.

Brown:
This shade is hands down my favourite shade out the whole lot. Its a rich chocolate brown shade which has soo many uses that its has definitely become a permanent addition to my stash.  Remember I went to the Lakme Masterclass a few months back, during the makeup session Natasha Nischol mentioned how the best way to get a natural no makeup look is to use brown liner on the water line instead of the usual black. I tried it and I love the look. pigmentation is decent, staying power is great and you don’t any smudging even after 6 hours. 

Grey:
I was very excited to try the grey shade however it turned a little disappointing. It looks pretty but on the eyelid, it appears very flat. Its a tricky shade to work with and I find myself using it more as a eyeshadow base than a colored liner.  Pigmentation is little low for this shade and you need multiple swipes. It stays for around  4-5 hours post which it starts fading and smudging.

All in all, I think you can try some of the shades. They are inexpensive and have a nice texture and great quality for the price they retail for.  White is definitely a first in the Indian market and if you are into eye makeup, pick it up and you are sorted when it comes to finding a decent highlighter. Brown is another shade I will recommend apart from the green. I haven’t tried the blue yet…will update you guys once I give it a shot. 
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