Mirror, mirror on the wall, which eye liner’s the smoothest of all?
Stila’s Kajal Eye Liner ($18) lays smooth smack down on pencil liners that tug and skip along lash lines. Available in eight shades, it literally glides across the skin, creating solid, intensely colored lines — no muss, no fuss.
Available in 8 Shades
I tried two of them, Emerald and Amethyst. Both performed admirably when used on my upper and lower lash lines, creating both soft and sharp lines with a single swipe. The tip texture feels unusually soft and creamy, and it was a cinch to smudge out lines for smokey looks.
Similar to MAC Kohl in Smolder
Smudginess — is that even a word? I don’t know if it is, but either way I think it accurately describes the texture and feel of this formula. Kajal reminds me of MAC Kohl Eye Liner in Smolder, a pencil I often use in my smokey eye looks.
The MAC Kohls cost a few dollars less ($14.50 vs. $18) and come in a wider selection of colors (15 vs. 8), but I think Stila Kajals perform just slightly better. Both brands have enough muscle to last the day and deliver seriously intense color, but the Kajals are just a wee bit easier to apply and to smudge. Now, do they perform 24% better than the Kohls? — because that’s the difference in price. Of that, I’m not so sure.
Gotta say, I love Stila Kajal on my lash line, but its staying power on the waterline falls short compared to my current favorite waterline pencil, Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof. On the waterline, the Kajal liners stay put for about an hour, tops, and that’s it.
A Great Option Everywhere but the Waterline
It doesn’t pass muster on the waterline, but I really love how these Kajal liners glide across my skin. The rich colors and smudgy texture combine to produce beautifully sharp, as well as lusciously soft lines. If you don’t frequently wear liner on your waterline, you can’t go wrong with Stila Eye Kajal Liners.
Stila Kajal Eye Liner
Use: A super smooth, smudgy eye liner; not great on the waterline
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Set a Course for Crazy Cat Lady
Today felt like it came and went except for the 45 minutes I spent waiting in line at the post office. The highlight of my day was this impromptu photo sesh with the grumpy cat (I call him Meow Mix) who hangs out in the parking lot at work.
Do you do stuff like this, or is it just me? Do you snap pictures of other people’s pets?
Sometimes I think I’m heading full speed toward CRAZY CAT LADY territory…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,