Do you know what my favorite website right now is? Nykaa of course! They have really upped their game recently bringing in new brands, improving the quality of service, offering sales and discounts regularly and last but not the least, launching their in-house brand of good quality affordable makeup and body care. Nykaa’s recent launch is a liquid eyeliner and two kajals and I was sent the products to try out. Read on to know more about Nykaa Rock The Line Kajal, EyeM Black Kajal and 24H Vinyl Luxe Eyeliner.
About The Products
Nykaa Rock The Line Kajal: Rs.199 for 0.35g
Stay gorgeous at all times with Nykaa’s Rock The Line Kajal. Formulated to give you intense all day wear, it delivers triple-black pigment! Packed with skin-loving ingredients like Vitamin E and C, this waterproof Kajal glides on effortlessly. No tugging, budging or smudging! Say hello to your new favorite.
Nykaa EyeM Black Kajal: Rs.375 for 1.2g
Nykaa’s EyeM Black Kajal Gel Kajal brings you the luxe gel finish in the ease of the pencil! This creamy, no-tug eye pencil can be used along the lash line, or extended to create a dramatic eyeliner flick with its blackest black pigment. Its waterproof and smudge proof formula glides on effortlessly and the rich black pigments stay put for a perfect, intense dark line that lasts all day and all night!
Nykaa 24Hrs Vinyl Luxe Eyeliner: Rs.699 for 1.7ml
This water-resistant liquid liner glides on with utmost ease, without smudging or running! Its intense black pigment dries in a snap and settles in a gorgeous, silky matte finish. Whether it’s an everyday flick or a sultry cat-eye, its ultra-precise flexible brush allows you to create any look in a cinch!
When it comes to black kajal, my ask from brands is very simple. The kajal should have excellent pigmentation, it should be pitch black in color, it should be creamy with a smooth intense glide and it should not smudge or fade for at least 6-7 hours on the lids and the waterline. A kajal that meets all these requirements immediately becomes a favorite.
Nykaa’s Rock The Line and EyeM kajal are both a dark black with the EyeM scoring slightly better in the pigmentation department probably because it is a gel kajal. Rock The Line is a retractable kajal whereas EyeM comes with a free sharpener. I hate sharpening my eye pencils because they lead to product wastage so would have preferred if EyeM had the same retractable packaging. In terms of texture, both are very soft and creamy and glide on effortlessly. Rock The Line has a smaller tip than EyeM which makes it easier to get a thin, precise line. The only issue I have with these kajals is the fact that they are not totally smudge-proof especially on the waterline. After 3-4 hours, they tend to move around and you are left with raccoon eyes. This bit is disappointing for me because everything else about these two products is so good.
The 24Hrs Vinyl Luxe Eyeliner is a winner. Usually, liquid eyeliners don’t give that dark black color but this one does. It has a thin, slightly stiff felt tip applicator which is perfect to draw thin lines and that wing. It feels a bit watery but dries up fast and settles to a matte finish. This liner does not move the entire day. It does not flake, is smudge-proof, does not transfer and is also very easy to remove. Out of the three products, this one is definitely my favorite.
I am impressed by these new Nykaa eye makeup products. They have excellent pigmentation and texture. They do not sting the eyes. If only the kajals did not smudge, I would have given them a 10 on 10. The eyeliner on the other hand deserves a perfect score!
Have you tried any of the new Nykaa kajals or liquid liner? What are your thoughts on them? Do share in the comments below.