Who loves the color Blue? Speaking of blue… can’t get the Honey Singh song out of my head- Blue eyes hypnotize teri…kar di hai mainu…. I hate yo yo’s songs and his lyrics but you’ve got to admit they are kind of addicting. Anyways, this new product from Maybelline is a win among girls whose staple is kohl lined eyes. By the way I have written about different ways to apply your kajal HERE.
Turquoise is my favorite kind of blue. I was on a hunt for the perfect blue color eyeliner sometime back. But I couldn’t find one and then purples caught my fancy. And when I got my hands on this beauty, my feelings for blue came rushing back 😀
What Maybelline claims is:
Go all out with glamorous eyes in the most exciting Colossal Kohl – Turquoise which LINES like a Kohl and DEFINES like a liner. Turquoise kohl is a refreshing twist on the conventional black kohl and a must have fashion and beauty accessory.
Here’s why you’ll love it:
· Provides 12 Hours of smudge-free turquoise intensity
· Color doesn’t smudge or fade
· Enriched with nourishing ingredients and Vitamin E to soothe the eye
· Features a unique tip that glides smoothly for even application
· 100% suitable for your eyes
It comes in exact same packaging like its black variant: Colossal Kajal. Almost all of us know about that one. Colossal kajal from Maybelline afterall started the smudge-free kajal revolution in India. Colossal Kohl Turquoise has yellow plastic packaging with twist up pencil format and glossy strap of its name written on it. The cap is sturdy and clicks shut.
As the name says it is a bright blue- turquoise color with micro-shimmer in it. It is a pretty shade IMO.
The color is decently pigmented on its own but still needs 2-3 swipes on eyes for full color buildup. However it gives full color in one swipe itself while swatching. Being creamy in texture it is very smooth to apply and does not tug or pull. I say it is exactly like its black variant- only turquoise in color.
Well I have not tested its claim for 12 hours but I did put it on for about 8 hours and it did not smudge as such, but got lighter in intensity. I did not use it on lower lash-line because I have had Lasik surgery just a month back and I am apprehensive on trying new products on my waterline. You can read about my LASIK surgery experience HERE
Even though I did not apply it on my water line but I have a feeling it will fade from the waterline pretty quickly, just like any other kajal does.
How to remove
It is waterproof and needs a makeup remover to remove it. It does not budge with water. I remove it with olive oil or vaseline.
My verdict and swatches
This color, though beautiful on its own will not suit most Indian skin tones unless you do a proper base makeup. Hide those dark circles and conceal your pigmentations. It looks tad light in color given that we are used to wearing black kohl. Most college going girls wear only a kajal and a lipgloss/lipbalm. And it will not look good on upper lashline unless you tweak it a little. It will not suit duskier complexion if you apply it as it is.
However, I will tell you how to make it work and transform it to suit any complexion, any situation- makeup or no makeup
1. Use it over a black eyeliner/kajal
Since the color looks wee bit light on the eyes, applying it over your black colossal kajal or black eyeliner will make it a beautiful greenish color. This color being darker will look pretty on the eyes and will suit every skin tone. Plus it is a refreshing alternative to the boring blacks.
2. Use it above the black eyeliner
Apply your black eyeliner and line with Maybelline colossal turquoise kajal just above the black line. It looks dramatic this way and sooo wearable. The beautiful turquoise color of this kajal does not get altered and because of the black eyeliner it doesnot look light on eyes either. Win win situation.
Both these ways to apply turquoise kajal can be done in a jiffy. And it won’t need a proper makeup to make it work. Apply kajal/eyeliner, apply maybelline colossal turquoise kajal, apply colored lip balm/ lip tint and you are good to go.. Good to rock the world 🙂
Price: Rs 250
Ingredients: Not mentioned
Expiry: 2 years
Will I repurchase:
Ummm… no. The color is good but I will invest in darker colors. Shoutout to maybelline- Introduce more colors, preferably dark. But then you never know which color-phase I will be in by the time it gets over 😛
Overall Verdict: B+