Colorbar Indian Eye Kohl: Review

Hi All,

Today I will be reviewing the Indian Eye Kohl from Colorbar. I say ‘the Indian Eye Kohl‘ since it’s the only kohl available from Colorbar, the one and only one! This was a random pick during one of my online shopping sprees. I had high expectations from this since it comes from the company which gave us the I-Glide pencils. Anyway, moving on to the review…..

Product description by the company :
The Kajal is smooth to apply and gives the eyes a dramatic jet black colour. It is wax based and creamy, making it easy and soft to apply on the eyes, it also contains camphor, which cools the eyes while Vitamin E and castor oil keeps the skin smooth and conditioned. It is available in Black.

Price : Rs.150/-

Ingredients : No proper ingredients are mentioned except camphor, Vitamin-E and castor oil.

Shade and texture :
The company says it’s jet black, but it’s not. It appears quite dark on swatching (when swatched with a hard hand) but it doesn’t show up so dark on the upper lids and waterline. The texture is creamy, smooth and comfortable to wear, no tugging troubles 😛 A slight cooling sensation occurs on application but it fades away quickly. My eyes are quite sensitive but so far I haven’t had any troubles with this product so cheers for that!

Pigmentation :
This one fails in the pigmentation department. Seriously, I’ve to swipe it on and on and on.. It shows up dark and proper on the fourth swipe or so on my waterline but by that time I lose my patience. So it’s definitely not something I reach for when I’m in a hurry.

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Swatches :

(Top – 4 swipes, Bottom – 2 swipes)

What happens after 2 or 3 hours?
It vanishes completely! It doesn’t smudge much, only negligible smudging but at the end of three hours there is no sign of the kajal. I love this one for not giving me raccoon eyes but I hate it for making me do touch ups once in a while.

Summing up the Pros and Cons :

Likes 🙂

  • Applies smoothly, no tugging.
  • Minimal smudging.
  • Contains Vitamin-E and castor oil.
  • This kohl will last a long time.
  • Safe for sensitive eyes.

Dislikes 🙁

  • No proper ingredients list.
  • Pigmentation isn’t great.
  • Very average staying power.

Final Word : I give it a 3/5. I like it but I won’t be repurchasing it. It is a good product for its price but its not the best one out there, am a bit disappointed with this one. You can skip it.

15 thoughts on “Colorbar Indian Eye Kohl: Review

  • November 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    This was the first costly kajal i bought aftr lakme 45rs wala kajal…becoz of softness and darkness…
    and i’m hating it…. x(
    aftr half an hour of application it gives me racoon eyes… lyk i hv put killo kajal on my eyes…
    i bought this in april.. and didnt even shapened ones… nw u cn imagine hw much i have used…. 😛
    bought glam’s secret eye pencil costed me 190rs…dnt knw its a brand or wht bt m totaly luving it…it dsnt smuldge at al… niether fades away… 🙂

    • November 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      It never lasted on me long enough to give me raccoon eyes, it was a disappointment in all aspects 🙁

    • November 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      yeah… 150 total waste… i thought to use in winter tym…bt It stil smuldge… damn i dnt knw wht shd i do with this kajal… its a total waste… i wud hv bought Maybelline baby lips … 😛 😛

  • November 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Ohhh…I was so wishing this was better..had plans to get this one once my avon kajal is over

  • November 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    used it twice and i hate it ! it smudges super bad :X

    • November 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      I hate it too Sukanya, but i’ve no clue why it didn’t smudge so badly on me :-/

  • November 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    A lovely detailed review Ghayu 🙂 I havent tried this kohl nor am I planning to..

    • November 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks Deeps 🙂 Am in search of a good kajal, any suggestions? (except eyeconic, lotus and colossal)

    • November 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      Actually I’m liking the eyconic one quite a bit now.. but other than that I love the Oriflame kajal..and also the lakme nine to five one is decent on the waterline 🙂

  • November 26, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Thanks for your review n sharing likes & dislikes. Gonna try it now.

  • November 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    i used it once, and its melts n smudges lyk crazy !! :-/

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