Being South-Asian I am partial to a bit of black liner, or better yet kohl/ kajal. I was a little dubious about how the Bourjois chunky cone-shaped kajal would measure up to the traditional Indian/ Arab kohl powders.


I was pleasantly surprised by the Bourjois Kohl Kajal, here’s why.

Sales blurb
“Bring out the Cleopatra in you! Famous for intensifying and beautifying the eyes, our NEW Queen Attitude Khol Kajal gives a smooth and perfect line every time.Cone-shaped for precision and to create an intense black line. Enriched with pigments and natural waxes for a blendable, soft and ultra- easy application.The Khol can be used on both the inner and outer rim of the eyes. Paraben-free.”


My tuppence
– convenient size (easily pops into your pocket/ handbag but chunky shape means it won’t get lost in the mass of clutter in my handbag)
– you get a lot of product (2.5ml/ 0.8oz) for £5.99.
– smooth, creamy texture that doesn’t rub/ tug the skin as you rub the kohl back and forth on the waterline
– easy to smudge into a smokey eye (if you want to avoid smudges, set with powder after applying)
– cone shape means that while you don’t get a precise line, you don’t need to sharpen. Naturally through use, it will keep a smooth, but rounded point.
– If you want precision, the creamy formula is easily picked up on a liner brush for precision and cat-eye flicks
– the soft tip and cone shape allow quick application on top & bottom waterline in one step… and without tears (how? Keep your eyes open for my forthcoming blog post on Waterlining technique)


Should you buy it? If you want a sleek, precise line without brushes, then no. If you’re fine with three added step of using a brush, then you will get on just fine.

If like me you want a softer, casual look with minimum fuss when waterlining then this is a real gem.

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