Girls, we’re all familiar with the magic a single sweep of kajal can do to our eyes. Whether it’s a smokey eye, a bold and dramatic look or just a thin stroke - you can do so much with the help of a kajal, as it is one of the most versatile products for eye makeup. To pretty up your eyes, the kind of kajal you use is extremely important. We came up with some best eye kajal brands we bet you weren’t aware of. These kajals are as great and long-lasting as popular brands, some are even better. So go ahead and check the best kajal brands in India!
We are always in search of the best smudge-proof kajal that can last all day long, aren’t we? So if we tell you that we have accumulated a list of the 20 best kajal in India, that are smudge-proof! Go on, read ahead to find out the best eye kajal brands.
Smolder – it’s the blackest of pure dark kajal.
This kohl pencil by MAC is a soft pencil liner that defines and shades your eyes with a rich, silky smooth finish. The color intensity and matte/pearl formula of this product will help you achieve a long-lasting look. The best part is that it’s super easy to apply because of the precise shape of the pencil!
- Rich Intense Color
- Easy to Use
- Matte Finish
Price: Rs 1450. Buy it here.
For an intense and smudge-free look, go for Lakme eyeconic kajal. The color intensity of this product will help you achieve a long-lasting look. The best part is that it’s super easy to apply because of the precise shape of the roller!
- Bold look
- Does not cause irritation to the eyes
Price: Rs 180. Buy it here.
Make your eyes look more beautiful with this baby by Faces. Since it doesn’t smudge or melt and stays on for a long period of time, it’s perfect for office wear. A single stroke of this kajal will definitely do the trick and will last you all day long!
- Blackest black colour
- Vitamin E Enriched
- Dermatologically Tested
- Very creamy
- Easy to use
Price: Rs 179. Buy it here.
Achieve the high precision of a liquid liner by using this gel-based formula by your most trusted brand Maybelline New York. Be ready to add drama to your look with this super-pigmented, super-concentrated and oil-free gel-based eyeliner. Whether you go opt for thin, thick, smudged or smoky, we assure you that your look will last from day to night.
- Waterproof and smudge-free
- Intensely pigmented
Price: Rs 500. Buy it here.
This smudge-proof baby stays put on your eye for 12 hours long and is waterproof and transfer-resistant. If you are looking for a high definition, intense look, then this richly pigmented kohl pencil by Bobby Brown is all that you need. It also comes with a sharpener to give you a pencil-point precision and also comes in 6 variant shades.
- Extremely pigmented
- One stroke application
- Suitable for sensitive eyes
- Rich and creamy gel-like texture
Price: Rs 2,200. Buy it here.
Colorbar’s long-lasting eye pencil gives you 3-in-1 benefits. How you ask? Well, this super eye pencil can be used as an eyeliner, kajal, and eyeshadow. It comes with an inbuilt smudger which can help you achieve an amazing smokey eye look. A definite must-have!
- Highly pigmented
- Smudge-proof and waterproof
- Glides smoothly without tugging
Price: Rs 675. Buy it here.
Clinique’s high impact kajal provides you with a rich and dark colour which stays on for 12 hours. It’s humidity and water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about it smudging soon after application.
- Parabens free
Price: Rs 1,100. Buy it here.
If you have sensitive eyes, this is the perfect kajal for you as it’s a natural and chemical-free product. The light grey colour will give your eyes a toned-down look if you don’t want to go for the usual black.
- Ayurvedic formula
- Descent pigmentation
- Creamy smooth texture
- Glides smoothly without tugging
Price: Rs 350. Buy it here.
Bring out the hidden makeup artist in you with Blue Heaven’s artisto kajal. You’ll be surprised to know that the kajal is actually filled inside the bottle and comes with an applicator! How cool is that? The soft bristle of the applicator brush makes it super easy to apply.
- Intense jet black color
- Smooth and creamy texture
- Comes with a good applicator brush
Price: Rs 125. Buy it here.
This smudge-proof and waterproof kajal by Lotus Herbal stays put for quite long. Its velvety soft texture gives it an opaque colour and a precise definition to your eyes.
Price: Rs 345. Buy it here.
This kajal is enriched with the goodness of an Ayurvedic formula that provides your eyes with a cooling effect. Brighten up your eyes with Coloressence’s kajal pencil and step out with a bold look.
- Nice black color
- Ayurvedic formula
- Soft and easy to apply
Price: Rs 125. Buy it here.
If you’re looking for something that gives you a smooth and powdery finish, this is the product for you. Its smooth matte finish makes it easy to glide on and defines your eyes beautifully.
- One of the blackest kohls
- Soft, smooth texture
- Highly pigmentation
- Does not tug or pull at the eyes
Price: Rs 235. Buy it here.
To up your eye makeup game, go bold with Elle 18’s eye drama kajal. It’s smudge-proof and waterproof and you can experiment by drawing on a nice thin line on your eyelid or go for a more dramatic look.
- Perfect jet black shade and super pigmented
- Looks bold on eyes
- Super creamy texture glides easily on eyes
- Decently waterproof
Price: Rs 135. Buy it here.
Entice the world with your power when you don this pitch-black temptress. It’s a beautiful true black colour and smoothly glides onto the eye. Every Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl comes with a high-quality sharpener, carefully crafted to help you make the most of your purchase. Just gently rim your upper and lower lash lines with this creamy Kohl to captivate the world!
- Super creamy
- Highly pigmented
- Comes with its own sharpener
Price: Rs 499. Buy it here.
Avon’s kajal is oh-so-smooth as it glides on like butter. It beautifully defines your eyes and if you want to go for an intense look, it's jet black colour on your lashline will do the trick.
- Glides very smoothly because of its creamy texture
- Does not sting the eye
- Doesn’t feel heavy on the eyes
Price: Rs 329. Buy it here.
It consists of a variety of essential oils like Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil, hydrogenated coconut oil and hydrogenated castor oil which help soothe your eyes and keep them looking fresh. You won’t need many touch-ups after applying Oriflame’s kajal pencil as it manages to stay on for the whole day.
- Best Smudge Free Pencil
- Doesn’t break off easily
Price: Rs 309. Buy it here.
Plum Natur Studio’s kajal gives you a ‘just applied’ look even after hours of application. It’s a gel-based 2-in-1 kajal/eyeliner, which makes it a useful product to have around. It’s also rich in vitamin E and doesn’t irritate your eyes.
- Soft, creamy and gel-based
- 100% smudge-proof and water-proof
- Rich in Vitamin E for protection
- 100% vegan formula, not tested on animals
Price: Rs 495. Buy it here.
The Body Shop’s matte kajal is designed for a smart and easy-grip so that when you apply it, it glides on smoothly without any messy mistakes. It’s perfect for a smokey eye look as it’s easy to smudge. Use this one to go dramatic!
- Smooth texture
- Creamy finish
- No tugging or pulling
- Doesn’t irritate the eye
Price: Rs. 845. Buy it here.
Bourjois’ contour clubbing eye pencil is perfect for a night out with the girls. Complete your smokey eye makeup with a stroke of this intense kajal. The best part is that this pencil is enriched with jojoba and cotton oils which make it super easy to glide on.
- Deep, intense black shade with a very little shimmer
- Soft and creamy texture
Price: Rs 525. Buy it here.
For an intense and smudge-free look, go for Makeup Revolution’s kajal. The color intensity of this product will help you achieve a long-lasting look. The best part is that it’s super easy to apply because of the precise shape of the pencil!
- True black
- Creamy soft texture
- One swipe color show
Price: Rs 553. Buy it from a nearby cosmetic store.
As the name says, this Kay Beauty 24 hour kajal stays on the eyes for a long time. It is smudge-proof and the twisted casing makes the application hassle-free. The best part is, it is enriched with Chamomile & Ceramide that keeps your eyes refreshed.
- Waterproof & smudge-proof
- Infused with chamomile & ceramide
- Super pigmented formula
Price: Rs 249. Buy it here.
This branded kajal glides on effortlessly without tugging, budging or smudging! The kajal is packed with Vitamin E and C and gives a jet black pigmentation.
- Waterproof, smudge-proof, and transfer-proof formula
- Enriched with Vitamin E & C
- Rich color pay-off
Price: Rs 199. Buy it here.
The texture of the kajal that you’re about to purchase should be your topmost priority. It should be smooth to use and glide on effortlessly, on the eyelid as well as on the waterline. These days, you can find brands in the marketplace that are providing pencil-point-sharp kajals for easy application. These kajals are very fast, smooth and handy!
The Kajal you are picking should be ophthalmologically and dermatologically approved. You can either read about the ingredients online or ask the seller about it. Make sure that all the ingredients used are herbal and safe to be applied to the eye. People with sensitive skin can opt to go for herbal brands that sell kajals that are infused with almond oil extracts and camphor which rejuvenates the eye.
This is another major factor that you need to consider while choosing a kajal for yourself. It needs to remain smudge-proof for a good 10-12 hours to make it to your buying list. Numerous kajal brands in India claim to stay intact and have long-wearing time, but not all stands true. So, make sure that your kajal is smudge-proof along with being long-lasting, to make your look beautiful and bold for a longer time.
We have all been through those days when we wore a non-waterproof kajal on a humid day and got home with panda eyes. So, checking your kajal’s capacity of being waterproof is a must. It will ensure that you can wear your kajal in every season, even on sultry hot and rainy days. These long-lasting kajals are oh-so-amazing!
This story is updated in December 2019.
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