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9/28/09

Lotus Herbals Natural Kajal (Rs.115) Review

I've never been a kajal person because it's too black and smudges a lot, but then recently I wanted to try one of the herbal ones because they're supposed to be good for the eyes. I've got very sensitive eyes that turn red very easily, so I thought herbal is the way to calm them down. I actually wanted to try out the Himalaya kajal but ended up buying this instead because it has "Smudge-proof" written on it and also the salesgirl said it sells better (Yes, she convinced me.)



When I opened the outer package and saw this.....



I was happy I chose it. How cute is the packaging?! I think (and so does one other person I know) it looks good enough to cost up to 500 bucks.




It's 100% natural and safe, relaxes and soothes eyes, and also helps in growth of eyelashes Made with botanical extracts of camphor, liquorice and almond oil.





I normally wouldn't apply it this thick, but I just wanted to show its intensity.
Is it really smudge-proof? Not really. But kajals are meant to be soft and smudge-y. I always apply a good amount of loose powder around the eyes to prevent the raccoon-eyed look.
It does feel gentler on my eyes and they sting less, which is why i wear it to bed and clean it all off in the morning.
I'm still going to try the Himalaya one too because I want to compare them both. In case you're wondering, it looks like this...

I'm guessing they'll be same, but it's good to be sure.

***Comparison of the two kajals ~ here


♥ Cynthia Z ^_^

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22 comments:

  1. Cool review! I have been using this kajal for quite a while now! I had bought it on my mini trip to India, its a nice kajal, a week back I was thinking of doing a review on it, I had also purchased the Shehnaz Hussain Kajal from there, might do a review/ mini comparison on both in my blog! xoxo

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  2. Thanks! yeah it is a nice kajal. I have never tried Shehnaz Hussain stuff so I'm looking forward to the comparison.
    XX

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  3. Great review! I've never tried such a kajal before. It looks quite hard to apply, but then, I'm such an amateur! Ha ha!

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  4. Thanks...when it comes to kajal, believe me, I'm an amateur too..lol..
    ♥XX♥

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  5. can u recommend a good fairness cream for oly skin that can be used is summer also, and has uva & uvb sunscreens?

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  6. Hi there...I think we have the same skin type judging by what ur lookin for..I've only tried some fairness creams. I did a comparison here http://delhisbeautyaddict.blogspot.com/2009/12/best-of-two-from-skincare-to-make-up.html
    I also like the Flawless White lotion that comes in the long bottle n serum. U can check out review of Pond's Flawless White here http://delhisbeautyaddict.blogspot.com/2009/09/ponds-flawless-white-review.html. Feel free to let me know if u need any other recs.
    ♥XX♥

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  7. Thanks, Cynthia!

    which one would you recommend neutrogena fine fairness cream or fair and lovely multivitamin?

    -Sara (The name-url option on the comment form isn't working)

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  8. You're welcome Sara. I haven't tried N's Fine Fairness so I can't really tell u if it's the one u should pick. But I'm planning to try it myself soon coz it has ingredients that sound really effective :). On the other hand, the thing I like about F&L is it mattifies my oily skin n makes my skin look great esp in the hot summers when foundation can get messy and not to mention it's cheap too. But if ur on the darker side then it can leave a whitish cast on yr face which is not pretty. I'd personally go with N Fine Fairness if it's non-oily.
    Hope this helps.
    ♥XX♥

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  9. nice blogs.Ayurveda cosmetics is the best cosmetics in all.kany people preffer ayurveda cosmetics no side efffect no chemical included and 100%pure and safe.

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  10. great stuff. I have been wanting to know if any of the kajals are water proof. Do let us know when u try it out. lotus, himalay or shehnaz. thanks..christina - Mumbai

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  11. Hi Everyone, I have been using lotus "natural" kajal for over a year and a half and I just discovered that it has been the source of some pretty serious eye trouble that i have been having. Gradually over the course of the past year, my eyes became dull and heavy and I lost the ability to focus on close up things. I even had to get glasses for the first time! Two weeks I found out that commerical kajal from india frequently has a lot of heavy metals in them despite advertising that claims "natural" and "safe". So I stopped using the kajal and I feel like a different person. My eyes are somewhat back to normal and I don't feel the urge to wear the glasses anymore. It's kind of crazy. I would seriously avoid or at least pay close attention to how your eyes feel when wearing this product, especially if you apply it to your inner lower lid as I would...

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  12. hii there.. i would like to know where i can buy this product, Lotus kajal from..?

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  13. I love your eyes Cynthia..I have always used Lakme Kajal but after reading your review, I really want to try Lotus. I have never used such kajals before and only pencil ones..Do these kajals, the one like Lotus, himalaya need to be sharpened..I am wondering..i am quite an amateur when it comes to using and applying makeup..just a lipgloss and kajal for me..lol..

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  14. Hey Prachi, thank u....no these kajals don't need to be sharpened. Do try the Lotus one...it's great. The Himalaya one ain't so bad, except Lotus kajal is better (imo)

    ♥xx♥

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  15. does this kajal smudge after 2 -3 hour of application ???

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  16. Amira- It doesn't if you apply powder around the eyes first

    ♥xx♥

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  17. Hi! I am from Japan and always use Himaraya. In Japan, We can get almost only Himaraya kajal (I see sometimes not Himaraya in Yahoo! Auction.)
    Himaraya kajal is also good for eyes. If you can get, Let's try. Tks a lot.

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  18. Hi! Great review! I'd love to try this kajal, too bad it's impossible to find in Italy :(

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  19. ive bought the lotus kajal too n i sure do like it,but since u cannot sharpen it,it lays out thick instead o a neat thin line i usually prefer.is dere anything i can do to keep it sharp after a few uses?

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  20. excellent review. Very nicely written, and communicates the product benefits nicely.

    sliceofbeauty.com

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