Sunday, March 11, 2018

L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique - Supreme Black Review

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all are having a great time.

They say that "eyes are the window to the soul" and thus everyone tries to dress up their window best with eyewear (spectacles, sunglasses, and contact lenses) and/or makeup products.  If you ask women about the one makeup product that they love the most to use, the most common answer you will get to hear is the “kajal (kohl).”  After all, "eyes speak louder than the words", so they should be emphasized. Isn’t it?

I myself an avid Kajal lover and it is a staple to my makeup routine.  If I won’t wear it a single day, people start asking me “have you cried?” “is there something wrong with you?” and some other questions alike.  I have been using Kajal for almost 14 years now and thus I would say it is my calling card.  I’ve used various brands so far and some of them include Attitude by Amway, Lakme Eyeconic, Maybelline Colossal, Elle 18 Eye Drama, Lotus, VLCC, etc.  I was looking for another brand of Kajal to try hence I’ve recently opted for L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique - Supreme Black and today I am going to review this product from L’Oreal, a very well-known brand since ages.

Let’s get right into the review.

Product Description:

What it claims?
The company claims it gives a deep black and precise line to create an elegant look.  The new generation formula is powered with mineral pigments for deep intense color.  This is smudge-proof and waterproof.

How it is used?
It is easy to use.  Draw a precise stroke along your waterline.  Add a stroke on the upper lid to complete the look.

The full list of ingredients is not mentioned in the product, but yeah it is enriched with Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil Esters and Vitamin C Derivative.

First Look:
I absolutely adore the packaging of this product.  This Kajal pen comes sealed in a pink and black colored cardboard like packaging with a plastic case.  The same color theme is followed by the actual pen as well that makes the pen look attractive.  It is retractable and the cap shuts pretty tightly.  The packaging is sleek and smart; user-friendly, and easy to travel with.

I won’t say it totally creamy, but the product really has a “slightly creamy” texture, hence it glides on eyes smoothly without tugging or pulling.

The most important thing that matters about the Kajal is its pigmentation and this product doesn’t deliver that.  It has dark black pigmentation, but it is not “Supreme black” as it claims.  I have used more black ones than this.  You have to swipe it 3-4 times to get the intense black color.

My Take:
It’s been a while now that I am using this product and my experience is fine.  This product needs layering up, around 3-4 strokes to get that deep black color so I am quite disappointed with the pigmentation part.  I mean I want to love it, but I just don't for this particular reason.  On the other hand, I would say that the formula is smooth so I don’t need to tug my eyes to apply it.  On my lash-line, its stays smudge-free for 7+ hours and on the waterline it stays well for about 6-7 hours, after that it starts fading off.  Once the kajal gets set, it doesn’t budge from its place so yeah it is smudge-free to a certain extent, but not up to 12 hours as the company claims.

It comes in a retractable twist-up style packaging which makes it comfortable to use and thus there is no product wastage due to sharpening.  It contains some really good ingredients such as Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil Esters and Vitamin C derivative which take care of my eyes.  It does not cause any irritation to my eyes and does not lead to watery eyes.  The formula of this product is suitable for everyone including the contact lens wearers and yeah it is waterproof.  Overall, this is a nice product and I am satisfied with it.

Pros of L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique - Supreme Black:
  • Waterproof.
  • Non-transfer.
  • Glides smoothly.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Decently priced.
  • Easily available.
  • Gives matte finish.
  • Does not tug the eyes.
  • Does not smudge soon.
  • Retractable packaging.
  • Ophthalmologically tested.
  • Can also be used as eyeliner.
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers.
  • Does not irritate or sting my eyes.
  • Contains good ingredients like olive oil, Vitamin E etc. which cares for eyes.

Cons of L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique - Supreme Black:
  • Moderate pigmentation.
  • Needs building up for “supreme black.”
  • Does not stay smudge free for “12 hours” as claimed.
  • Does not have detailed ingredient list anywhere.

Will I purchase it again?
Well, I am satisfied with the product, but I am not looking forward to purchasing it again.

Will I recommend it?
I will recommend this to those who do not want deep black color as other parts of the kajal is quite fine.  But yeah, I won’t recommend this to them who are looking for an intense black color because there are other options available in the market which are jet black in pigmentation in the same price bracket.

It retails for Rs. 290 for 0.35 g.

Shelf Life:
Two years.

Stay Blessed, Be Happy..!! :-)


  1. Unfortunately I am not a makeup expert, I am happy that I recognize when a woman wears makeup...
    But thanks for sharing this experience, it makes me more knowledgeable in the subject.

  2. i am looking for a new liner. this sounds like it could work for me

  3. There are so many pros when using this product. I am not exactly an expert but this looks like something I could use

  4. I like the ingredients, not harsh at all and the fact that it's waterproof. May give this a try.

  5. Thank you for this detailed review. I like that it doesn't smudge easily and seems to work for sensitive eyelids.

  6. Oh I'd love to find a great kajal liner, but never noticed in the states. My eyes are my biggest asset so I like playng them up. What is your all time fav??

  7. I pretty hopeless when it comes to eyeliner and the like! This sounds like a good one for me x

  8. I rarely leave the house without eyeliner on. I do normally go for a more intense black. Which brand would you recommend?


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