Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12hr – Black Review, Swatch, EOTD

by poonam on June 4, 2014

Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12hr Black Review

Hello Girllzz..

I am going to be the last person in the blogosphere to review this Maybelline Colossal Kajal which was launched months back with a new improved 12 hr smudge-resistant formula. It earlier version was with 6hr claims which I didn’t even remember till we saw this new launch with 12hr claims. So, lets checkout of this Maybelline Colossal Kajal really survives 12hr on me.

Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr Look

Product Claims: This new formula- enriched with olive oil esters, vitamin E, vitamin C derivatives and conditioning agents will

  • Give your eye smooth and intense black colour
  • Is smudge free
  • Stays for 12 hour

Price:- Rs.175

Packaging:- The Maybelline Colossal Kajal comes in the same bright yellow retractable packaging.

Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr formula

My experience with Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12hr:-

Frankly speaking, I didn’t had any excitement to try out this new launch as it earlier version failed on me completely, it didn’t showed up on waterline and was quick to smudge on the lids.

Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr formula Review

It went on smoothly on the lids just like my favorite Faces Canada Eye Pencils with similar amount of creaminess and without any tug or pulling at the lids. The formula is quite pigmented and goes rich black in a single swipe which can be intensified further to achieve that darkest black look.

Unlike its 6hr formula it glides nicely on waterline and shows up well without causing any irritation. Though it doesn’t stand true to its 12 hr claims and on super watery eyes it can’t stay for more than an hour before it starts fading (not smudging). It doesn’t fade completely and a wee bit of kohl can be detected even after 4-5hours of application.

Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr formula Swatch2

When used as liner, it is quick to transfer to the lids (especially oily ones), so either mattify your eye lids to make the Liner Smudge Proof. One thing that I liked most about this is it doesn’t give raccoon eyes even if it smudges or fades

Pros of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12hr Black:-

  1. Glides smoothly on lids
  2. Well pigmented formula
  3. Doesn’t give raccoon eyes
  4. Doesn’t sting on waterline
  5. Pocket friendly price tag
  6. Bright yellow packaging makes it easy to pick it from the lot.

Cons of Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12hr Black:-

  1. Fades from waterline after an hour
  2. Wont last long on oily lids

Recommendation:- Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12hr makes a great budget kohl with its smooth, creamy formula which goes rich black on lids and waterline. It might not last for 12hr but it does last better than most of the kohl drugstore kohl. The USP of this Kajal is its formula which might fade fast on waterline but wont give raccoon eyes. A great kohl at affordable price, Highly recommended!

Maybelline Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr Smudge Proof formulaMaybelline Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr formula ClaimsMaybelline Colossal Kajal - 12Hr formulaMaybelline  Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr formula ReviewMaybelline New York Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr ReviewMaybelline New York Colossal Kajal Black  12Hr PackagingMaybelline New York Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr formula SwatchMaybelline New York Colossal Kajal Black 12Hr EOTDMaybelline New York Colossal Kajal Black EOTD

Rating:- 3.5/5

Have you tried Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12hr Formula?Which is your favorite drugstore kohl?


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Shailja@BeABrideEveryday June 4, 2014 at 11:57 AM

I have used this one.. and I did not like it that much. The staying power is quite less than 12 hrs !

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:43 PM

yess exactly.. its not anywhere near 12 hrs for sure.. dont know what is the basis of such claims.. :P :P

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tarry June 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I have been using it for quite some time Poo and love this new formula…
More than the review, I really fell dead when i saw ur gorgeous EOTD… You have beautiful eyes sweetie and the eotd is so beautiful too…

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Teh new formula is 10 times better than the old one.. I like it for that and that too t almost the same price.. :D

Ohhmmyy.. thankss a tonn doll.. <3

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pragya June 4, 2014 at 12:18 PM

ohh noo its not sounding that good to me!! A kohl that claims 12 hrs fades in an hour is so dude!! But still I love maybelline for their mind blowing price!! LOL
very pretty EOTD Poo!!

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Its not great and yes 12 hr claim is too tall to achieve.. :P
yyeahh actually mybelline is much loved for its affordability.. :D
Thanksss babe.. :)

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Tanmayee June 4, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Lovely Eotd… I love this …

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Thnnnkksss.. <3

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mily June 4, 2014 at 12:33 PM

i dont know yaar….everybody seems to love this kajal..i tried it and it was a total failure..did not stay for even an hour on my waterline….and so les pigmentation…but it looks so nice on you :(

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:38 PM

hhehe.. I had similar thoughts initially ;)
it doesnt last for more than that on me too.. but for the quality and price it is still a decent pick!! :)

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laks June 4, 2014 at 1:12 PM

will check this out once I’m done with my lakme eyeconic :D

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Do give it a shot if u liked Lakem Eyeconic I am sure you would like this too.. as it is slightly less stickier than that!! :)

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Jhilmil D Saha June 4, 2014 at 2:58 PM

My Eye makeup princess, I wear this kajal almost everyday but cannot make it look so beautiful like you have done. Hats off dear.

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Blushingg.. blushingg.. thanks for such a beautiful compliment!! <3
Ohh noo.. I am sure you rock this kajal too.. :- * :-*

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Rakhi Singh June 4, 2014 at 3:27 PM

I have used it and didn’t like it much…lovely clicks dear :)

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:26 PM

It not great but still nice for the affordability and quality.. :)

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Harine June 4, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Nice review Poo.. The previous one was a failure for me too.. It never showed up on my lower waterline… So I was too hesitant to try out the new version.. Maybe now I should try it..

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:23 PM

The new version is a lott better than the last but definitely doesnt stand true to its 12 hr claim but for the price paid it is good!! :)

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Amisha June 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

I never liked the earlier version and didnt even bothered to try this one.
Nothing seems to be smudge free on my eyes.
Many people had been raving about Lakme absolute kohl and I bought that despite high price, but even that failed terribly, giving me panda eyes.. Eyeconic kajal and absoulte one perform same on me, though pigmentation is better with absolute one..
Abb toh I have no faith in these smudgefree claims..

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:17 PM

oohh…. gossh that seems to be a heartbreaking.. :( .. nothing not even absolute works for u :O :O ..

I am yet to try Lakme Absolut but it has received raving reviews all over.. This one does smudge quickly but doesn’t give panada eyes.. that can be slightly better than the rest!! :)

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Lana Ray June 4, 2014 at 8:16 PM

This seems to be average. I’ll stick to my Lakme Eyeconice black :) Lovely eotd <3

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poonam June 4, 2014 at 10:15 PM

yeahh prettyy much.. but eyeconic had slightly sticky texture..no !!

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Heena June 4, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I’ll Skip This Since I Have Oily Lids! Plus, I Hardly Wear Kajal

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poonam June 5, 2014 at 7:38 PM

hhahah.. u must then.. bcz its definitely not for u and its great that you dont wear kajal, i love ur eyes dat way.. ;)

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Shivi@COSMOCHICS June 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

I love wearing kajal and this one was good! yes it fades quickly….. using eyeconic right now :)
Lovely EOTD! :)

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poonam June 5, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Thanks Shivi.. yup its good when comapred with previous version but it does fades fasterr.. :P

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Simran@leavepillow June 5, 2014 at 4:24 PM

this kajal is awesum and looks greaat on you

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poonam June 5, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Thanks Simran.. its prettyy nice..

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nausheen June 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

I love clossal kajal….n lovely EOTD dear :)

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poonam June 10, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Thanks nausheen.. i kinda like it too.. :)

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Richa Saxena June 8, 2014 at 9:56 PM

hahaha…No you’re not the last one…Even I am left to review it & I agree It is a beautiful budgeted kajal! Lovely review Babe :)

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poonam June 10, 2014 at 9:22 PM

hhahha.. thats sounds like music to my ears.. ;)
yess i like more for its price .. :P : P
Thanks hun.. :)

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Preeti July 8, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Different strokes for different folks I guess. The longest I’ve had this on the waterline is 14 hrs (my days are super long; full time work + very active toddler at home!) without smudging or fading and I have to use baby oil to take it off completely. Had the same experience with eyeconic, but since this is cheaper, I use this now.

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