Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black Kajal Review

Hi everyone! ūüôā Today’s review is on this retractable¬†Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black Kajal, which has been¬†recently launched by Elle 18. This kajal has become my daily ‘must apply’ kajal.¬†As soon as it was available¬†at local stores I¬†bought it because I had a good feeling that I will love it! And I¬†now can’t think of¬†stepping outside¬†without first applying this on my lower eye lids. I am loving it so much and I think all of you¬†will¬†be trying it out¬†after reading this post!

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Price And Quantity:

Rs.135 for 0.35g.

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Product Description:

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Directions To Use Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black Kajal:

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My Experience With Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black Kajal:

{Skin-tone: Medium fair, warm undertones}


This kajal comes in a plastic and card paper packaging with a hologram sticker as quality mark.

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The body of the kajal is black with the brand name, cartoon girl’s face and some other details printed on it. It looks very chic! It is a retractable pencil kajal and the cap shuts tight with a ‘tick’ sound. All the necessary information is mentioned on the pack.

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The color of this kajal is jet black.

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I have used a lot of kajals before and none secured its place on my vanity, in the end before the kajal was even finished I tossed it out for some or the other reason. I was looking for a jet black kajal which gives opaque finish and not just looks dark in packaging but also looks dark on eyes. Smudge proof is other important  factor for me, as my eyes get teary easily. And this kajal is both dark and smudge proof. I have been using this daily including on special occasions. And even when my eyes got teary I did not notice it smudging until touched or rubbed.

The kajal glides on smoothly without any dragging required, unlike other kajals. For application, I just need small strokes working my way starting from one end to the other. After application, it sets into semi matte finish within few minutes.

It can be used on waterline as well, as¬†Elle 18¬†claims that this kajal is Opthalmologically tested. It can be also be applied on upper lids to tight line. I don’t have a steady hand and was not able to do a winged liner with this kajal, so just did basic eye liner look.

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I can say that this kajal is 90% smudge proof, I have teary eyes and through out the day this kajal remained where it¬†has been¬†applied. In the end, I wasn’t even able to tell if it had smudged or not. And upon¬†observing closely, I could see that it had slightly smudged from the corners which did not bother me at all.

It is also water proof as it claims. Before using makeup remover I like to rinse my face with water first and¬†the kajal did not even budge. Only when I touched¬†and started rubbing it begin to smudge. So it doesn’t smudge till it’s untouched. Now it depends on you if you plan on to use it¬†as daily¬†wear or you’re¬†a would-be-bride and thinking of wearing this on your wedding so when you cry, the kajal doesn’t come off making you look like you have Panda eyes! ūüėÄ

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This kajal can be used as a base for Smokey eyes look too.¬†I think it’s the perfect color¬†to create¬†Smokey eyes. The only difficulty is¬†in smudging because given some time it settles into semi matte finish then trying to smudge it with a smudging brush becomes a task. So if creating Smokey eyes look with this kajal you would have to smudge it as soon as after you are done applying.

I can easily compare this¬†kajal’s quality with the¬†other high end kajals available in the market. I think this one would beat most of them!

Applying this kajal is so easy and simple but removing it is so difficult. My current makeup remover wasn’t able to¬†break down the product.¬†And I had to use coconut oil to remove this kajal. I dipped a¬†Q tip in coconut oil and gently massaged to melt down the kajal, later washing it off with a mild soap and water.

The only thing which disappointed me is the quantity. I have been using this a lot and I can already tell that this one won’t last that long but overall I am happy with this kajal. And my hunt for long lasting and smudge proof kajal ends here (until some other kajal could beat this one! ;)).

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Pros Of Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black Kajal:

  • Sleek packaging.
  • Lasts very long. (Throughout the day!)
  • Color is opaque. (Jet black.)
  • Smudge proof.
  • Water proof.
  • No need to drag, easy to apply.
  • Did not irritate my eyes. (I have glasses.)
  • Dries to semi-matte.
  • Quality and finish as high-end kajals.
  • No burning/cooling/stinging sensation in eyes.

Cons Of Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black Kajal:

  • I faced some difficulty in removing the kajal with my current makeup remover. (But can be easily removed with Coconut oil/Olive Oil.)
  • Quantity. (Was expecting more.)

Rating: 5/5 (Was going to reduce 0.5 for quantity but then thought how much I’m currently loving this! :))

I would like to recommend this Kajal to everyone! You need to try it out at least once. It would perfectly suit all skin complexions!

Have you tried this kajal yet? ūüôā

For DIYs

Note: Please don’t make any DIY in huge quantity. For any DIY try to finish it within 10 to 15 days.

19 thoughts on “Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black Kajal Review

  1. Papri Ganguly says:

    The formula looks really intense and pigmented. Really impressed by this super affordable Kajal. Thanks for the review

  2. Amrit kaur says:

    Elle18 was the first makeup brand that I started using and it is quite affordable and good. I also love this kohl a lot.

  3. Snigdha Prusti says:

    I haven’t tried the elle18 kajal yet.. I am a kajal person and love to try out new kajals . Is the quality equal to the maybelline one ?

  4. Jhilmil D Saha says:

    Oh wow, I am really impressed by the pigmentation of this kajal. It is so jet black. The price is amazing too. I will surely buy this.

  5. Priyanka says:

    I am big Kajal lover… Without Kajal I always feel my look incomplete… Will like to try this one not only is that kajal smudge proof but also very reasonable

  6. Gurjeet Chhabra says:

    I recently lost my color bar kajal and searching for good kajal , now I will buy this one ,because I need dark and smudge proof kajal

  7. Nisha says:

    I have tried this kajal and I loved the pigmentation too. But it gave me watery eyes. So I couldn’t continue using it. Glad it works for you.

  8. Jhilmil says:

    I have used this Kajal and have absolutely loved it, as it is dark and yes smudge proof also. It stays also for pretty good time.

  9. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    Wow it looks really dark on your eyes. This is a good product at an unbeatable price! Elle 18 brand has some fantastic makeup items. I will check it out.

    • Khushboo says:

      I am not that fond of Elle 18 brand but this one looks good on you. I love wearing kajal I might try this sometime soon

  10. Sangeeta says:

    My eyes are always a tad bit watery and added to the fact that my skin is oily makes almost all kajals smudge. I quite like that not only is that kajal smudge proof but also quite easy on the wallet. I am definitely picking this up.

    • Snehal says:

      I have only used one kajal from maybelline till now and that is the yellow packaging one…colossal is it? Anyways…so yea I find this one better than that. And my eyes are watery so any kajal on me smudges on my bottom lashes after a while. ūüôā

    • Rituka Bisht says:

      Wow this elle18 Kajal sounds good and the prices also not at all expensive definitely going to try this out keep coming with such inexpensive good makeup products information

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