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Review: Nykaa eyeMBold Kajal

Review of Nykaa eyeMBold Kajal

The day I bought the Nykaa eyeMBold Kajal, I posted a picture of it on my Instagram story and it exploded. I had so many of you all asking me to review the kajal pronto as everyone seemed to have heard mixed views about it. Needless to say I was intrigued; I had no idea that the fat, chubby kajal stick that I had picked up on a whim could create such a furore!

Review of Nykaa eyeMBold Kajal
Review of Nykaa eyeMBold Kajal

I am going to be brutally honest. Since the time Nykaa started with its own range of makeup and beauty products almost 1.5 years ago, I haven't really had the urge to try its products. And the fact that I was never sent any samples didn't help their case either... And hence when I spied that a brand new Nykaa store had opened up in my neighborhood mall I had to pay a visit...

If I was expecting to be wowed by it, I sadly wasn't but since I was already at the store, I decided to pick up a few products... Nykaa eyeMBold Kajal caught my eye cause it was not only comfortably priced but also seemed like the blackest kajal I had ever seen.

Price of Nykaa eyeMBold Kajal

It costs INR 405/-

The kajal glides smoothly and beautifully, it does not tug at your skin. And just the fact that it is seriously jet black, you feel tempted to immediately buy it... The kajal however applies wet and you have to wait for a good minute or so for it to dry completely. During this time if you sneeze or wink or even blink then you stand the chance to transfer the kajal to your lid.

The kajal very surprisingly stays put all day without smudging on your lower lid. The upper eyelid is a different story though. For me the kajal smudges like crazy unless I wear a primer underneath and set it with powder eyeshadow. Its weird like that.
The fact that setting the kajal with eye shadow helps it stay put for the whole day makes it a great base for smokey eye makeup looks.


But one thing that I must write here about this kajal is the fact it stings like a bitch! Once it dries up it stops stinging but when freshly applied especially when you apply a lot of it, be prepared for your eyes to burn and start watering. I was shocked when this happened with me for the first time, the second time was better and now I kinda know how to work around the stinging but if you have sensitive eyes and especially if you are a contact lens wearer then you may want to stay away!

1. Jet black
2. Great base for smokey eyes
3. If set with a powder then it stays put for the whole day
4. Reasonable priced
5. Easily available online

1. It stings the eyes
2. Smudges like crazy if not worn over a primer and not set with powder.

Overall Rating:


  1. I agree. I'm not one to shy away from trying new makeup, but nykaa's home brand didn't really call at me. Thanks for the review. Looks like my Estee Lauder Kohl pencil, and plum ones are good for now. ☺️☺️


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