Girls who love kajal, take notes!
Kajal is undoubtedly every Indian girl’s go-to makeup product. In fact, it is one product that every makeup rookie reaches for when starting out. From making you look wide awake (even though you’ve slept for only two hours) to enhancing your eye makeup, kajal is the Holy Grail of your vanity kit and we get it.
While the trusty kajal pencil has been around for ages, there are some rules to follow so that you don’t bring your look down. If you think you could never go wrong with kajal, then here are 5 common kajal mistakes you need to check out RN. Are you guilty of these?
- Mistake #1: Applying it in a single stroke
- Mistake #2: Going OTT on small eyes
- Mistake #3: Smudging it when you have dark circles
- Mistake #4: Using a blunt kajal pencil
- Mistake #5: Applying kajal only on your waterline
Mistake #1: Applying it in a single stroke
You may not have known this, but girls, there is a right way of applying kajal. Start from the inner corner of your eye and slowly move toward the outer corner, using short strokes so that the line doesn’t get uneven. Gently pull down the under-eye skin for a smoother application.
Mistake #2: Going OTT on small eyes
Avoid going overboard especially if you have small or hooded eyes. Thick lines of kohl on your waterline will further give the illusion of smaller eyes because you’ll be covering more than half of the area with kajal. Instead, keep it subtle with just a thin stroke!
Mistake #3: Smudging it when you have dark circles
Smudging your kajal does give a smokey effect no doubt, however, it’s not the best thing to do if you are dealing with dark circles. Smudging will only enhance those under-eye circles and bags, leaving you with panda eyes. So, if Kareena Kapoor Khan is tempting you to try the smokey look, then make sure you conceal your dark circles with precision before going ahead with that smudged look.
Mistake #4: Using a blunt kajal pencil
Shout-out to all the lazy girls who love wearing kajal! Never ever use a blunt pencil to apply kajal. This will give you uneven lines and make the application look unkempt. Always take a look at the point of your kajal before going over with it on your eyes, and sharpen from time to time.
Mistake #5: Applying kajal only on your waterline
If you think kajal application ends with your waterline, then you’re doing it all wrong. If you want a complete kohl-eyed look, then ideally you should be tightlining each time you wear kajal. Tightlining is lining your upper lash line using the same pencil. Doing so will enhance your eyes and create a beautiful wide-eyed look.
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Written by Fatema Habib on Oct 18, 2019