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1/9/13

Battle Of The Lakmé Eye Pencils: Eyeconic Kajal 'Vs' Kohl Ultimate

A handful of readers wanted a comparison between these 2 Lakmé eye pencils, so here goes....
I have reviewed both of them:
  • Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal Review ~ here 
  • Lakmé Nine To Five Kohl Ultimate Review ~ here

One is definitely better than the other. Let's find out which one!
Price:   Eyeconic Kajal-Rs.199  |   Kohl Ultimate- Rs.650.
Pigmentation: They are both black, but Kohl Ultimate is more intense. Also, I had to press Eyeconic Kajal harder to draw the swatch above.
Pencil Softness: Kohl Ultimate is softer, gentler & glides more smoothly. Eyeconic Kajal gets harder especially in winters, and sometimes I get that something-is-in-my-eye feeling when I have it on. I never get that with Kohl Ultimate.
Comfort: As I'm writing this, I have Kohl Ultimate on my left eye & Eyeconic Kajal on my right eye. My right eye wants to blink more, left eye is relaxed.


Smudge Test: Kohl Ultimate was harder to smudge. Also, now you see Kohl Ultimate is blacker

Packaging: Kohl Ultimate comes with a sharpener. Eyeconic Kajal does not need sharpening. Hygiene-wise, Kohl Ultimate is better.
 
And The Winner is: 
♥ Lakmé Kohl Ultimate ♥

As you can see my Lakmé Kohl Ultimate is almost finished. It'll be the first thing I'll be buying when I'm in India in the spring. 
Although I like Kohl Ultimate better, I rated Eyeconic Kajal higher because of the price factor.
AND Eyeconic Kajal is undoubtedly still a very good inexpensive eye pencil.

What about you? Have you tried both?

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

17 comments:

  1. Hurray!!! when I saw the title of your post, I just jumped. look at the swatches in the first pic, indistinguishable!!!

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    1. Hehe....glad u found i useful

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  2. Wow, this is a clear winner! :D

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  3. awesome post ! i love kohl ultimate , yet to try the eyeconic! all stores i go to say they r out of stock ! :( and ya, kohl ultimate's price has been increased now i think - 675 ! :(
    -poorva

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  4. Even I prefer Kohl Ultimate amongst the two.. :D Good Review CZ :)

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  5. wow i like the intensity of kohl ultimate... is that availble online?

    http://getbetterinstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it is in many online sites. It's available on Ebay, I think

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  6. that is fantastic comparison..especially with the comfort level in the eye! i too love kohl ultimate and have got back up too before leaving india :)

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  7. This was really helpful.. is Maybelline colossal kajal better than the lakme eye conic?
    xoxo <3

    http://littlemisssinner.blogspot.in/

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    1. I like Eyeconic more than Colossal coz it's a little bit softer

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  8. You photo is being used in ebay ad:
    Item Number - 300837766937

    I would include a link but it says that all comments with links will be marked as spam. Just thought you should know.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know Selina... very sweet of you! I will write to the seller asap

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  9. Hey love Ur reviews and i have some love for bows and pinks like u !!! i wanna knw whether the smudger of kohl ultimate is sensitive for eyes or not !! ty

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  10. my awl confusion cleard now i can go for kohl

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