Kajal eyeliners and me go a long way back, long before I was a beauty addict! I have been using kajal pencils ever since I was a teenager (back in India) and in fact, a rich black kajal was the only makeup product I used every day to make my eyes look bigger (and also to take my look from sleepy to striking!)
With the Lakme (a popular Indian brand) kajal I used in those days, I often ended up with raccoon eyes by mid-day but that never came in the way of my kajal obsession or stopped me from buying it again and again!
Thankfully, my eyeliner game has come a long way since then but it should come as no surprise that I am still addicted to kajal, and always on the hunt for the perfect kohl kajal eyeliner that’s well-pigmented and wears long & strong on the waterline. So, does the new Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Angled Kajal Eyeliner live up to my expectations? Let’s find out…
Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Angled Kajal Eyeliner is described as a ‘waterproof kajal liner that features an angled tip for easy application and a smudge brush for a smoky eye. Safe for use on waterline and ophthalmologist tested‘. It comes in 4 shades – Onyx (rich black), Fig (dark brown with purple undertones), Evergreen (teal) and Graphite (medium-dark gray). I got them all except the gray shade.
First off, let’s talk about the twist-up angled tip. While it does make the application easy (whether you want to create a thin or thick line), the problem is that the slanted tip doesn’t remain pointed after a few times of using the product. As the tip starts dulling down, it gets harder to get a sleek, thin line…I really wish there was some way to sharpen it back!
As for the formula itself, it’s creamy soft and glides on easily, no tugging or dragging. It applies smoothly along the waterline as well as the upper lash line with a rich color payoff. The liner also smudges quite easily for a soft smokey look or a sexy cat eye. I actually like using the attached smudger brush to smoke out the line…the brush is quite soft and does a pretty good job of smudging without a scratchy feel. Smoky eyes are definitely much easier with this kajal eyeliner!
The formula is waterproof, and to test their claim, I ran cold water over the three swatches below and was happy to see that there was no running or bleeding. They did not budge until I rubbed them off. That said, I wish the longevity was as great on my waterline too…
The color stays put practically all day on my upper lash line but only lasts about 3-5 hours on my lower waterline (I don’t do my upper waterline aka tight lining). However, what really disappoints me is that in a few hours, the color (especially the rich black shade) tends to migrate a little and settle into the fine creases under my eyes. Thankfully, it doesn’t get too messy, but still something that bothers me! So, for waterlining, I think I am going to stick to this long-time favorite kajal pencil that’s the best drugstore eyeliner for waterline I’ve tried so far.
P.S. I googled for how to get my waterline eyeliner to stay on and found this neat little trick here that seems to help…a lot! Before you apply your eyeliner, brush translucent powder under your lash line. The powder acts as a barrier, preventing your liner from traveling south. And if you really want to seal it in place, after lining, dip a wide flat makeup brush into a pan of black eyeshadow and gently press the shadow over the waterline eyeliner. Start with a little bit at a time to avoid excess shadow falling under your eyes…you can always add more!
Btw, if you are also a kajal addict like me, you have to check out this post on 17 GIFs every kajal-obsessed girl can relate to…it’s guaranteed to make you LOL, because they’re so accurate!
I also bought one of the shades (Dawn) of the new Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, these new lipsticks are available in 15 colors and come in shiny, slim metallic tubes with a slanted tip for an easy, precise application.
The formula is creamy, hydrating and glides on very smoothly with a beautifully rich color payoff. The texture is not super lightweight but not thick either and is pretty comfortable to wear. And their shiny finish is a welcome change from the mostly matte game!
I love that the Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor formula is nicely moisturizing with a slight glossy finish but this also means that it’s not very long-wearing. I get an average wear time of 2-3 hours max and the color is not transfer proof either…as expected! I am not a fan of this lipstick’s fairly strong fruity fragrance but thankfully it fades away soon after applying on the lips.
The shade I picked up is called Dawn, a mauve-pink with a hint of shimmer. It’s a pretty shade that you can wear out and about…you can go in with a light hand for a soft romantic look, or build up the color full-on for a pop of pink! This shade would be a lovely pinkish nude lipstick for medium skin tones, great for everyday wear or office look.
If you are looking for a moisturizing reprieve from your matte liquid lipsticks, the new Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor is a delightful drugstore option to switch up your routine with! Available at Ulta and Amazon.com
Want to check out swatches of more shades from the Revlon HD Gel lipcolor range? See here.
What do you think of these new Revlon products? What will you be trying out first?