Back in the golden days, a swipe of the kajal crayon thingy from Lakme in my waterline and I would feel so made up 😛 Then came the era of retractable kajal pencils and what not and the thick smoky line of kajal got replaced by a thin black line that did not venture beyond the waterline. However, Indian eyes are best complemented by the thick line of kohl, the old-fashioned and the best way, which is why I recently purchased the Nykaa EyemBold Kajal to go back to my favourite eye look that I had abandoned several years ago.
For the longest time, I refrained from buying this product because I had heard that it irritates the eyes and I have fairly sensitive ones. However, luckily for me, the formula does not sting my eyes at all and I only feel a slight sensation if the product enters the area near my tear duct. As you can see in the swatches below, the pigmentation is on point, and the product creates a jet black line in one swipe. The formula is waterproof and almost completely smudge-proof. I am someone who has to spend long hours at the office and even the most long-lasting kajals tend to bail on me due to watery eyes. This one, on the other hand, stays pretty much intact throughout the day and the intensity of the pigment stays the same for at least 8 hours.
Since the product is in the form of a jumbo pencil, it goes on as a thicker line on the eyes as compared to the retractable kajals available in the market. However, it is easy to control the thickness while application by adjusting the pressure you apply against the waterline. Overall, this product can give you a nice daily look as well as a smokier look for a special occasion. Priced at INR 450, this kajal comes with a free sharpener, which I feel is good value for money because a little product goes a really long way and I am sure that this kajal pencil will last me for months.
Overall, the Nykaa EyemBold Kajal receives a big thumbs up from me for bringing back memories of the good old kohl days and making me fall in love with smokier kajal again. Do try it out if you want a bold, jet black kajal that lasts all day long.
Update from future me – Hey there, I am updating this blog post in July 2019. A single pencil of this kajal has lasted me this long and there is still a fair amount of product left, even though it has detached from the pencil casing, it is still usable. This product is definitely worth the money considering how long it lasts!
When Nykaa released their eyeliner range, I was tempted to buy all of them immediately, but I already had too many liners to use up. Now that some of my eyeliners are beginning to dry up, I decided it was time to try the Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Liner, because it claims to be the perfect eyeliner for daily wear, and this girl rarely leaves her house without a liner on her lids. So, here is my review along with the swatches of this product.
This liquid liner has a jet black formula and comes with a super thin felt tip kind of applicator which is way more flexible than most felt tips applicators I have used before. Because it is super thin, you will need multiple swipes to create a more dramatic look, but for a daily look, one swipe gives the right amount of pigmentation.
In terms of formula, I feel that this liner is quite similar to my favorite Loreal Paris Liner Magique. It is super black and smudge proof, and stays on the lids for a good 8 hours. It is also quite waterproof and will not budge if splashed with water unless you rub it hard while it is wet. If you have a habit of rubbing your eyes then the liner may become a little crumbly, so don’t do that 😛
The Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Liner is priced at INR 299 for a 5ml tube, which is quite cheap compared to the Loreal Paris Liner Magique which retails for INR 399 for 3gms of the product. Also, the Nykaa liner provides a more precise application than the Loreal one, so I can safely say that it is my new favorite drugstore liner for sure!
Here is a picture of me wearing the liner, and as you can see, it has a slightly glossy finish. This is the only thing that I would like to change about the formula because I personally prefer matte eyeliners. Other than this, I do not have any complaints about the product and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for an affordable eyeliner.
Summer is the time to experiment with fun colors and a pastel nail paint is the best way to add some brightness to your look. I love all the shades from the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel range that I have tried till date and the shade 23 – Bubble Yum is no exception. I received this delicate pink nail paint as a birthday gift from Nykaa but tried it out for the first time this month. I thought that you guys might be interested in the review and swatches of this product, so here you go!
I was a little afraid that this color would end up looking too neon and tacky on my nails but was pleased to find out that it is neither of those things. It is in fact, a bright, light pink with generous white undertones. It appears milkier in certain lights than others and sometimes lives up to its name and shows up as a bubblegum pink. It is definitely more of a playful color than a sophisticated one but I like it. I think that this shade is perfect for nail art too!
You do not need more than two coats of this product and even one coat is pretty opaque. Texturewise, it is creamy with a slight shine but I have noticed that if I am not too careful while applying it, I end up with a bubbly surface instead of a smooth one. These nail paints are not very chip resistant and tend to start chipping within 3-4 days. The colors, however, are so stunning that I always end up buying more shades.
The Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamels are priced at INR 179, I know that I am repeating myself but the unique colors of this range make them worth the money. I would highly recommend the shade Bubble Yum if you like the girly, Barbie doll nails. If you prefer more muted colors then check out the other shades from the range, they have some great neutrals too!