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11/7/11

Lakme Nine To Five Kohl Ultimate Review


Q:  What is soft & very black like a kajal, but:
  • is easier to use precisely,
  • looks like eyeshadow when smudged,
  • is waterproof,
  • never gives raccoon eyes?

A:   "Lakme Kohl Ultimate", baby!

About Lakme Kohl Ultimate:
The Kohl Ultimate is a kohl, smudger and sharpener all in one stick. You can create the smoky look with ease by using the smudge tip to smudge the kohl line outwards!

Claims:
-  3-in-1 smooth kohl stick with smudger and sharpener
-  Moisturizing ceramides will smooth and soften the eye skin (Wth does that even mean? lol)
-  Smudge-proof and water-resistant
-  Ensures 8 hours of great looking eyes
-  Dermatologist approved


I heart Kohl Ultimate! It's does what it claims, I like the way it's packaged (very classy....and fun, like a toy), it is so soft & gentle on my eyes, it lasts all day- though you may need to reapply on the waterline.

Pro #1 ~ Somehow, when I wear this, my sensitive eyes, which are prone to redness, don't get red so easily. Maybe the Moisturising Ceramides prevent my eyes from drying.

Con #1 ~ The sharpener is quite tight and doesn't sharpen the pencil very neatly (refer to pic above), thought it didn't break the tip or anything like that.

About the smudge tip: It is a cool addition. It's made of rubber and has it's very own transparent cap. How it's shaped was well thought of, because I can hold it at any angle and it'll never feel uncomfortable or awkward while smudging.


Lakme Kohl Ultimate Swatch


Smudges best before kohl dries, otherwise the rubber smudger will make it flaky, resulting in fallouts.

It is waterproof

Lakme Kohl Ultimate applied & smudge. No other product except mascara

Price ~ Rs.650. I initially thought it's quite pricey for Lakme, but then after using it, I think MAC wouldn't price a pencil like this less than 900 bucks. We need to support our own :)

*Rs.620 from Urban Touch (Just info. I have never shopped from the site.)

Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4.5/5.

One more thing I like about this pencil: You see the symbol "8" on it? It's like an infinity symbol. One of my favorite tv shows at the moment is 'reven8e' (REVENGE), and the main character has the symbol tattooed on her wrist. No relation, just weird coincidence ;)

Have you tried Lakme Kohl Ultimate?

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

39 comments:

  1. Wow Cynthia. Considering the quality, I am putting it in my list.
    true, why spend on foreign brands if we get the same quality here?

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  2. oo..this looks pretty nice..I am using the Chambor Black Dazzle right now and loving it..its super smooth ! though it does not have a smudger..

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  3. does look good!! Lakme has prob realised we deserve better stuff!

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  4. nice that you found a great product and it wasn't expensive. i tried many pencil liners from different brands (not high end) and was dissapointed with them. so i decided to buy something more pricy like chanel's stylo yeux waterproof eyeliner and i love it. best one ever. give it a go if you haven't tried it...

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  5. Great review Cynthia!!! Looking beautiful on your eyes <3

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  6. Hahaa yess the double infinity tattoo, Im loving that show! :) :)

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  7. I got it and I love it. And thanks for the comparison between color iglide and urban decay, I got hold of 2 colorbar iglides and I am very satisfied with them :)

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  8. this seems great :)
    the packaging is exactly similar to a Kat Von D pencil I have- will show you piccys once I review it :D
    your eyes look fab babes!!

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  9. Great review Cynthia! I always look forward to your reviews..and was specially waiting for a review on this one... my kohl pencil just got finished up and now I'm sure I'm gonna buy this one !! Thanks a lot !!
    <3
    xoxo

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  10. Hmm.. ddnt expect it to be that good as usually Lakme's high-priced stuff dnt have high end quality..
    if this is worth the money...then i mite save up and get this after all

    thanks fr the review cynth!

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  11. your EOTD looks lovely! I've been hearing good reviews of this. How would you compare it with MAC Smolder?

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  12. Wow the color looks so intense! I have the Satin Kajal from Lakme & love it. Will get this one too this time :)

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  13. Gosh, this seems like a superhero of Kohls.
    Nice review!

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  14. I'm not terribly impressed. I've yet to run into a smudger that delivers good results.

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  15. So how well does it wear? And does it give "shadows"when you remove it? You know how some kajals sort of get smudged into the skin and don't come off leaving a fain dark circle? Ugh. Which is why I'm wary of waterproof kajals.

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  16. thepurplespirit- It stays for hours...even after a nap. I use Cleansing Oil n it removes it pretty well. Any oil-based makeup remover will do

    ♥xx♥

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  17. eve- oohh...I wanna see that!

    ♥xx♥

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  18. Anuradha- So happy to hear that, THANKS! :) <3

    ♥xx♥

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  19. beautydiva- Cool! :). Glad u like them too

    ♥xx♥

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  20. Bhumika- will have to check that one out then!

    ♥xx♥

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  21. Nivedita- Yup, very true :)

    ♥xx♥

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  22. Kejal- Yes, looks like that have

    ♥xx♥

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  23. Karshma- haha....yes, superhero :D

    ♥xx♥

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  24. nena- sounds good, but would be too expensive or me. Will check it out though

    ♥xx♥

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  25. I liked it soooo much! I wish I could find it here in Brazil =(

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  26. hi cynthia,I have started reading your blog recently and have become a big fan of yours......the price of this khol was preventing me from buying it, but am gonna give it a try now coz I have a lot of faith in your reviews.

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  27. beautyjunkie- Aww...thank u! That's so kind of u to say. Hope you'll like it too <3

    ♥xx♥

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  28. paulinha- Try searching on Ebay

    ♥xx♥

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  29. you have pretty eyes! i have it and i like to use it as eye liner!

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  30. I've been using the black colorbar i-glide as kajal.. do you think it'll give me problems? its really good! doesnt smudge or give me raccoon eyes.. still a lil worried as its not a kajal..

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  31. Hey are u writing in this site also ??? or have they stolen ur review and images....
    http://khoobsurati.com/blog/lakme-nine-to-five-kohl-ultimate-review.html

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  32. Hi Cynthia, this is great info! Since, it is waterproof and I'm nit-wit w.r.t to make up, how does one remove waterproof make-up?! Would love it if you give tips on this as one of your posts, cos, you post it the best! :-)

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  33. Urbantouch is a very nice website. The prodcuts comes in a smart black box.

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  34. Urbantouch.com is a nice website. Have shopped more than 7-8 times now. Products come in smart black box which is very useful for storing anything you like. I personally keep all my makeup in these boxes in drawers. So I dont need drawer dividers for organizing.

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  35. Your photo is being used for this ebay ad: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lakme-9-To-5-Ultimate-Kohl-Kajal-with-smudger-and-sharpener-Black-Water-Proof-/300837766937?pt=US_Makeup_Eyes&hash=item460b540719

    Just thought you should know.

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  36. I love the pencil but I find the smudger too hard to use! :(

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