Shingar Kajal Stick Review


Take her Kajal away and you will find every Indian girl rummaging through her cupboard to find her lost treasure. Kajal is one of our priceless possessions and I am on the man-hunt, errr... make that "kajal- hunt"
for the deepest, darkest, truest and purest kajal there ever is in my country. On one such rummage through the Mangalore markets, I came across this beauty.

Shingar is synonymous with sindoor and so it was nice to note they make these compact, modern- kajal sticks.
I think it's been there for a very long time, it's just that I didn't search hard enough. There was another variety there too, I think it was called Blue heaven and there were rows of both of these stacked all the way up in most stores. I will try that one as soon as am done with this. But I have to say this is a very pretty kajal, girls!
                                    As you can see it's extremely affordable at a price point of only Rs.12. Heaven!!! There are no list of ingredients though but after using it for a while, I can vouch for it being safe to the eye.
That's how big it is as you can see it in my palm. It's tiny. But worth every penny. And it being so travel-sized gives one the option of carrying it anywhere with you.


This is what the kajal is shaped like when you open the cap. It's very matte, doesn't look too shiny or glossy. It is not very soft on first use but it becomes less firm with use, not like very creamy or soft but firm enough to keep applying it over and over again. I really like this about this stick.
This photo depicts swatches of the kajal swiped lightly in varying thickness and the picture has been taken without flash. You can see that the kajal is quite pigmented. I was quite surprised, did not expect this from 12INR.
This picture is taken with flash, the kajal looks more intense here. Though in person it doesn't look this intense. Pictures without flash show the true colour.
I have very lightly applied it to the root of my lashes, I don't want it to be seen at work so I applied with a very thin and quick stroke.
            Here I have applied it darker and you can see it now.
Now all you need to do is get going and finding out if this product is really for you, as for me I am quite happy with it's staying power but it doesn't last hours, maybe under two hours. There is a little streaking but will not make you terribly panda-eyed. I am still on the search for that kajal that stays put on your waterline for hours and hours. I like one thing about this and that's the awesome- cooling medicinal effect, must be of the camphor, when I apply this one. I feel so refreshed, I feel like going over the application several times but Lord! I hope I don't :)

What else- there is no stinging, itching or pain experienced with this. It gives a matte black appearance, nothing too shiny or glossy. Best thing would be to not touch it for ten minutes to let it set and then it pretty much stays that way unless you wash your face and forget you have kajal on. Then you might need to touch up and clean the mess.


Hole in your pocket: A measly 12Rs!!! Worth a try


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  1. Ur from Mlore.. so am i... :P

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    1. Hi Nikki, how cool!!! so nice to meet you in here :)

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    2. hey there even i am from mangalore . At my naanis house in mangalore there are so many boxes of this kajal and where ever you go in the upstairs room in the downstairs wherever there will be a lot of boxes of this particular brand of kajal . The lady who stayed in the house next door she too wears the same brand of kajal and her eyes look so pretty and intense .

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    3. Hi. I enjoyed reading your comment. Before the entry of colossal, eyeconic and all the latest entries, I guess most ppl relied on thus. Atleast it didn't make my eyes water or give me a headache compared to some of the more expensive kohls that I am currently testing.

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  2. Even I have heard lots of praise regarding this kajal! currently i have got so many ki not able to purchase anything new! :p

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    1. hi Manya, yes, I agree. Finish off your stock before you get new stuff. this one can wait, i know you have really good kajals with you anyway :)

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  3. Nice post! Your blog is lovely! :)

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  4. hi Marta, thank you so very much. So kind of you :) You have a really lovely blog too

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  5. Yaa..u told truth CC..other things doesn't matter at all..without kajal i can't step outside :p..12 Rs wont hurt also :)

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    1. Absolutely, we all love our kajal's. Nice to see you, Siri. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. oh! thanks, Raaga. you made my day :))

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  7. I loved it too..only problem was it broke in my bag :(..not travel friendly :(

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    1. oh, that's sad, it's lying in my purse, hope it doesn't break. :)

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  8. Nice review! True that!! Kajal is one thing we Indian gals cant live without :)
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    1. Thank you, Renisha and so nice of you to visit. Oh I will participate, thank you :) Good luck with your Giveaway, they are so much fun!

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  9. I have used Shingar kajal for 2 years before moving on to lotus and maybelline!!! I quite liked the deep black finish but it smudged a lot on my eyes :( Great review! Following you by GFC :)

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    1. yes, the deep black is totally awesome!! I must try the maybelline ones. heard they are coming up with coloured gel eye liners this year! thanks for the follow, i think i am already following you too :)

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  10. Nice review! But I really prefer the maybelline colossal kajal than anything else...from the time i started using that i haven't used anything else! :D

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    1. HI there!!! Everyone's talking about the maybelline Colossal kajal, will buy soon. :))

      will definitely check out your giveaway. they are so much fun :) thank you

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  11. Hey Nice :) I guess this kajal smudges a lot and lil messy too :(

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    1. Megha, it does smudge but not too much after it's set for a few minutes of wear. doesn't give me panda eyes. but not smudge proof completely :)
      will check out your giveaway. thanks and love :)

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  12. Thanks for the info. What is the best Indian kajal you have come across thus far? I always try a couple when I visit India but they never last that long on me.

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    1. Hi :) The best kajal I have tried is from Chambor. But from the time I tried it two years back, they have launched a few more varieties which I believe will be really good. I am hoping to get myself the new Maybelline Colossal Kajal which is priced at Rs.150 and the Chambor kajal, would also like to try from Revlon. Hope this helps you when you come down to India. Am sure the new formulas will last long. Chambor eye tattoo is really good but am sure they have released newer versions in Chambor, it's been a while since I checked their counter.

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  13. I lub kajal :D
    good na that it doesn't smudge much :)
    I have been telling everyone to go for maybelline one but then honestly speaking m tired of using it and its not doing any good for me now.. the lotus one is good but its too smudgy :p

    wanna go back to Hashmi kajal now :) :D

    Nice review girl :)

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    1. Hihi yes, we girls get bored soon, so hope maybelline comes up with something even more colossal to keep up our interests in their kajal line :) I like lotus too but it smudges. there's something better than hashmi in the market now, it's from pakistan too and a darker black, i just can't recollect the name.

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  14. If it is dat cheap.. den it wun be good in quality!!!!!! It's ur eyes hon... :D I use Maybelline Colossal.. At 150/- It is so awesommeeeee... Earlier I had Lotus' ... Bt the latter wasn't smudge-proof .. So Maybelline is doing wonders for me :D

    N ur right.. kajal is my ONLY make-up.. N I can't live w/o it :P

    re: Thanks fr ur really sweet comment hon :)

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    1. Shingar even makes kajal for babies, it's worth a try but it's not going to be smudge-proof like maybelline or other renowned brands. Yes, heard so much about Lotus. Glad you are finding Maybelline so awesome, will get it :)
      welcome to my blog, sweetheart :)

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  15. Its my favorite too...deep dark balck color makes my eyes more attractive..so soft creamy and can easily apply. Highly recommeded

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