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10 Kajal Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making!

Sonali Pawar

Editorial Coordinator

It takes time to apply kajal like a pro and the correct application can make your eyes look bigger and beautiful. But, all of us are guilty of making some or the other mistake while applying kajal. Yes, you’d be surprised to know that you could be applying your fave makeup wonder wrong! So here are some kajal mistakes you could be guilty of committing unknowingly. It’s better late than never to fix those mistakes so start taking note, ladies!



1. Applying it incorrectly


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Yes ladies, there’s actually a ‘way’ to apply kajal. It’s advised for you to apply kajal starting from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. Gently pull down the under eye area ever so slightly and apply the kajal in short strokes so that the line doesn’t get uneven.

2. Smudging the kajal when you have under eye circles


Smudging sure does give your eyes a sexy and smokey look. But if dark circles are a problem you’re only too familiar with, then it’s better not to smudge as you’ll be a victim of panda eyes. Smudging your kajal will enhance those under eye circles, making your entire eye area look darker. Yikes!

3. Using only bright colours




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It’s best for you to choose shades that compliment the colour of your eyes. Wearing blue or pink coloured kajal may make your eyes look weird and there are chances that the shade won’t suit you. If you have to use a coloured kajal, why not pair it up with your usual black coloured kajal and step out with a new look?!

4. Thick lines on small eyes


If you have small or hooded eyes, don’t make the mistake of going overboard with your kajal. A thick line on your lower and upper lash lines will make your eyes look smaller as more than half of the eye area is covered by thick black lines. This gives the illusion of smaller eyes and we bet you want to make your eyes look bigger and not otherwise.

5. Not sharpening your pencil


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Girls, this is a mistake most of us make, especially when we’re in a hurry. A blunt kajal pencil won’t give you the desired look. Instead, you’ll end up with an unkempt look with uneven lines on your eyes. Make sure you sharpen your kajal so that you can apply a nice, fine line on your eyelids.

6. Going black during the day




Sure, all of us love black when it comes to kajal but it might be a bit too harsh for daytime. Instead, opt for shades like browns which will not only complement your skin tone but also give you a subtle look.

7. Stretching your eyelids


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Us girls try to stretch the area around our eyes so that we get a good grip and the kajal glides on smoothly. Don’t we all do this? But because of this habit, the kajal actually tends to get slightly uneven and the line turns out to be shorter than we expected it to be. Also, stretching your eyelids like that on a daily basis can lead to wrinkles around that area. What you should do instead, is look down on the mirror so can close your eyes a bit and see what you’re doing at the same time.

8. Using dry pencils


A dry kajal pencil will tug at your eyes and not come on smoothly. It will end up giving you an untidy and even look which is something you definitely don’t want. Instead, choose a creamy kajal that glides on smoothly and gives your eyes an even finish.

9. Applying it only on the lower waterline




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Applying kajal only on your lower waterline gives your eyes an incomplete look. Most girls think that it’s enough to apply a thick coat of kajal on the lower lash line but it’s not. To accentuate your eyes well, you need to complete the look and apply the kajal on your upper lash line as well. This may be a bit tricky to do at first, but all it takes is a bit of practice to get the hang of it.

10. Using unbranded kajal


Unbranded kajal pencils might be inexpensive but can be harmful to the eyes as they are usually made of cheap products. They might also consist of products that can harm your eyes. Always make sure to opt for a branded kajal pencil. Currently, we are in love with this fab kajal that glides oh-so-smoothly and gives your eyes a perfect finish!

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Published on Feb 01, 2017
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