L’oreal Paris Kajal Magique: Review and Swatches

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L’oreal Paris Kajal Magique Review

Do you believe that changing a couple of letters in your name can change your luck? (There is a whole league of Bollywood celebs: Karisma Kapur, Tusshar Kapoor, Jaaved Jaaferi, Riteish Deshmukh, Viveik Oberoi, Ajay Devgn and so on) Apparently Bejan Daruwalla thinks so and so does L’Oreal! That is possibly why they spelled Magic as Magique in their first ever retractable kohl liner in the Indian market. Even Aishwarya Rai prefers to call it maigeeeek! Yes I am talking of the new L’oreal Kajal Magique will I will review and swatch today.

L’Oreal Claims:

Get over ordinary kajals, L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique – the queen of kajals has arrived. Step into the spotlight and let your eyes do the talking.
  • Supreme Black color
  • Extraordinary care
  • Waterproof
  • 12-hr Smudge proof
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L’oreal Paris Kajal Magique

The first thing that matters about a kohl is the pigmentation and it doesn’t deliver in this department. Its not bad but when you already have winners in the market, you need to up your market quotient which it doesn’t. The colour is not jet black and although its okay to layer it up a couple of times on the upper line but on waterline layering isn’t my thing. You gotta deliver in the first swipe.

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L’oreal Paris Kajal Magique

Leaving the pigmentation apart, I quite like it in all other factors. It stays till the evening without giving me panda eyes and quite smudge proof. Well its supposed to be because its matte. And yes its waterproof too.

It glides on smoothly and easily. And travel friendly ofcourse. Plus I would like to mention the pink black packaging which is quite hatke. Me likey!

l'oreal paris kajal magique review swatches
L’oreal Paris Kajal Magique swatches

Swatches in natural light

l'oreal paris kajal magique review swatch

top: one swipe, bottom: multiple swipes

Pros of L’oreal Paris Kajal Magique:

  • Its smudge proof on my oily lids. I tried rubbing the hand swatch too and it didn’t budge.
  • Never irritates my eyes.
  • Matte finish like Mybelline Colossal. While Lakme Eyeconic is a little satiny
  • Smooth to apply and glides easily

Cons of L’oreal Paris Kajal Magique:

  • The pigmentation is okayish. Not the best. You need to build up the color.
  • Priced higher than the already existing similar kohls in the market
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L’oreal Paris Kajal Magique review

Price: Rs.245

VNA Rating: 3.5/5

So is it for you? L’oreal Kajal Magique is a decent kohl although not the blackest black out there and you do need to swipe it a couple of times to get that rich colour. But its smudge and waterproof which is great. And stays on my waterline for 5-6 hours.

Have you used the L’Oreal kajal? Share your views with us.

Founder and Editor-in-chief, VNA. When she is not moonlighting as the editor, you can find her watching american sitcoms and movies. She is a huge lover of literature, , snapchat and food and could possibly be more passionate about these than makeup!


  1. Seems to be a decent one…. nothing extraordinary no… Will stick to my lakme absolute abhi…..:)
    Great review dear!

  2. I dint get this after reading d pigmentation part previously.. eyeconic ones r bst I say.. ♥♥

  3. I did got this recently but haven’t used it yet, loved your review Anshita :)
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  4. Sounds decent! I like lakme one.. Nicely reviewed :) xo
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  5. It’s tricky getting that perfect eyeliner that doesn’t smudge, that is long lasting etc. Sounds as if this is doing a pretty good job though, so will keep this in mind next time I need to pick one up :o) Xx

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  6. Don’t need a new kohl anytime soon but waterproof and smudgeproof is a win win! ^_^
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  7. My person experience with L’Oreal is that they are mostly priced on the higher but they are worthy. Also Garnier too :)
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  8. Rimmel scandaleyes kohl kajal is the best kajal out there in my opinion. I wanna give Maybelline colossal a try too.
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  9. Maybelline colossal did not last at all on me ..barely half a day. I have not tried eyeconic yet.
    This one I like, it is not jet black but stays on very long without any smudging. It isnt my favourite, which would be the Amway one, but this is pretty nice :)
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  10. This is dark and intense….nice review dear :)
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  11. Sounds average! Never used L’Oreal’s Kajal, I am quite happy with Lakme absolute kohl & maybelline colossal.

  12. I am always in love with my Eyeconic Kajal, rather than anything else….Would stick to it!!! :) :) Well reviewed!

  13. i tried this and hated it..it doesnt even stay for an hour on my waterline. dont even get me started on pigmentation :(

  14. […] STEP1: Start off by apply a cream eyeshadow all over lid, you can even use a powder but I chose a long wearing cream eye shadow as will not crease and also tighline your lower and upper lash line using a black kohl. PRODUCT USED: e/s used-Maybelline color tattoo in the shade painted purple. Kohl used- l’oreal magique. […]

  15. i love lakme over loreal. Loreal is even priced high without delivering anything good in comparison. thanks for brief post cheers