Comparsion: Lakme Eyeconic Kajal vs Maybelline Colossal Kajal vs L’oreal Kajal Magique

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Best Kajal in India: Lakme Eyeconic vs Maybelline Colossal vs L’oreal Magique Review

Its battle time on VNA tonight. Because I’m craving to watch Rise of Empires and I can’t find a companion to go out with. The boys in my class have seen it already and the girls are not interested. Only my brother is left and he won’t go out until his 12th boards finish (his whatsapp status reads “Mission SRCC”. My a**) So let’s do a spoof! Okay don’t run away please. You noticed I was posting kohl reviews back to back? Because a comparison post was in order and the warriors are the three popular budget kajals in India: Eyeconic Kajal by Lakme, Colossal Kajal by Maybelline and Kajal Magique by L’Oreal. I’ve reviewed and swatched all three separately also. So let’s get started. But before that let us all shout “SPARTAAAA!!”


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Lakme Eyeconic Kajal vs Maybelline Colossal Kajal vs L’oreal Kajal Magique


  • Eyeconic: Blackest black of all three
  • Colossal: The new 12hr formula has a bit of grey tone in it. Although its not noticeable but the zoomed in camera swatches pick up the difference. So its slightly less black though not much of a difference.
  • Magique: A little less black but after layering you can’t see much of a difference.

Winner: Lakme Eyeconic


  • Eyeconic: As I said in my review, its creamy and glides on smoothly without any tugging.
  • Colossal: The texture is matte so although its not difficult to apply but not the smoothest out of the three.
  • Magique: A cross between the two

Winner: L’Oreal Kajal Magique

lakme eyeconic kajal vs maybelline colossal kajal vs l'oreal kajal magique

Staying Power:

  • Eyeconic: Stays on all day on my upper line and for 5-6 hours on my waterline.
  • Colossal: Almost similar
  • Magique: Same

Winner: All three! I don’t know why but all these kajals have similar staying power on me

lakme eyeconic kajal vs maybelline colossal kajal vs l'oreal kajal magique comparison
Lakme Eyeconic Kajal vs Maybelline Colossal Kajal vs L’oreal Kajal Magique

Smudge Proof:

  • Eyeconic: Never smudges on me
  • Colossal: Doesn’t smudge much either
  • Magique: Transfers a bit so weakest out of three

Winner: Lakme and Maybelline

lakme eyeconic kajal vs maybelline colossal kajal vs l'oreal kajal magique swatches
Comparison: Lakme Eyeconic, Maybelline Colossal, L’oreal Magique

Swatches from left: Kajal Magique, Eyeconic, Colossal

Packaging: I dunno why I am even talking of it! It doesn’t matter honestly but Colossal stands out in my kohl collection. I’ve 10-12 kohl pencils right now and it definitely saves me some time.

Winner: Maybelline Colossal

lakme eyeconic kajal vs maybelline colossal kajal vs l'oreal kajal magique
Lakme Eyeconic vs Maybelline Colossal vs L’oreal Magique

Price: Rs.199 for Eyeconic, Rs.175 for Colossal and Rs.245 for Magique

Considering they all are pretty much similar, Maybelline offers the lowest price and hence wins the budget category pricing.

And the best Kajal is: Lakme Eyeconic Black! I love how its super easy to use and lasts a long time without any smudging. But my friends and a lot of girls I know use Maybelline Colossal. Maybe because its the oldest and people don’t experiment much after they have found their HG Kohl. But ofcourse its not the same with beauty bloggers! I don’t repurchase a product even if its the best one out there because I get bored easily and the new launches tempt me to experiment. But in this case I have finished 2 pencils of Eyeconic so yes definitely a repurchase for me.

Which is your favourite budget kajal in India? Share your views with us.

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  1. FINALLY! Finally someone agrees with me. Lakme eyeconic glides like butter, stays on forever and is really *really* intense. Ive tried all 3 and I totally agree with the comparison. I’m on my 4th Eyeconic and I cant get enough of it <3

  2. I love Lakme Eyeconic too! :) Great comparison Anshita!
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  3. Agree with you completely, Lakme Eyeconic is the winner!!! :D :D
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  4. I like lakme so muchh!
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  5. Wow Lakme is the sure shot winner. High time I got my hands on the eyeconic kajal!
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  6. Gonna try Eyeconic next. ;)
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  7. I prefer eyeconic to colossal too (havent tried loreal), but now that I’ve started using kohl ultimate i think all the other kajals pale in comparison! though it’s so expensive :/
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  8. Great post! I have tried all three and L’oreal won all the categories as I have quite oily lids.
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  9. Totally in agreement with all point. I love Lakme Eyeconic. It is the best! <3
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  10. Nice post dear….I too agree with you…… lakme is a good one :)
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  11. I am using the maybelline colossal kajal for last three years, completely happy with the product. it stays on for 6 to 8 hours even for oily skin. before this i have experimented with himalaya, lotus, revlon kajal but all were bad. they did not stay put.

  12. i love eyeconic … somehow collossal doesnt work for me at all … and above all i like revlon s blackest black .. i havent seen a blacker and smoother eye pencil … it gives a jet black impression on my irritation prone waterline… it s A-mazing

  13. That was a very good benefaction comparison… I’ve only used Lakme Eyeconic and Maybelline Colossal. I couldn’t find L’Oreal Magique at my country. I love both Eyeconic and Colossal kajal but I love Colossal as I find the colour is more prominent on my skin and texture more smooth to apply.

  14. There is a tough competition between eyeconic lakme nd magique loreyal ,but colossal is out of race..

  15. I really love lakme eyeconic kajol…its definitely different for Maybelline and loreal …Eyeconic kajol easily to apply… And smudge free… Looks same to same from 9 to 5… I definitely refer lakme eyeconic kajol ……

  16. I have all the three but yes lakme eyeconic has the texture to apply so smoothly nd it works best for me nd second is colossal.

  17. Very true!! I love Lakmé Iconic!! It’s lot better than L’oreal Magique and it has no comparison with Maybelline Colossal.

  18. I totaly disagree with the post. Eyeconic smudge soon… And eyeconic cannot be compared to colosal. It never smudge although color is not too dark. I love colosal