Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula) : Review, Swatch, EOTD

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the Maybelline Colossal Kajal. Maybelline recently relaunched their best-selling the Colossal Kajal with a new 12 hour formula. The original colossal kajal claimed 6 hour wear so this is a big improvement over the previous formula! Does it really last 12 hours? Read on to find out..

Price : Rs 175

 

Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)
Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)

 

Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)
Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)

 



 

 

What the brand says about the formula : 

 

Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)
Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)

 

 

 My take on the Product

 

I’m not a colossal loyalist because the original 6 hour formula used to sting my eyes a bit. I wore it a couple of times but when the mild itching continued, I never used it again except for my upper lash line sometimes. I was really happy when I tried out the new 12 hour formula because it didn’t irritate my waterline at all! It comes in the same yellow packaging which I really like because I have a huge eye pencil collection and this one stands out and is super easy to locate.

Compared to the original formula, the new formula is creamier, softer and gives a smoother glide on the eyes. Its quite dark black and gives good color in a single stroke. A second swipe is required to get the darkest color. Though it looks a little *less* black compared to the original formula (See swatches further in the post). It doesn’t tug on the eyes like the older formula and like I mentioned, no stinging or any irritation. As far as the claims go, it doesn’t live up to every one of them. It is long wearing for sure, I see first signs of fading from the outer corners of my waterline after about 5 hours of wear but the remaining part stays intact for another 2-3 hours. After 8 hours though it is significantly faded though it doesn’t vanish completely. On the upper lash line, it tends to transfer to the socket line because I have slightly oily lids. So its not entirely smudge-proof. But it doesn’t bleed into the under eyes and doesn’t give raccoon eyes.

Overall, its a great product and very well priced -it gives stiff competition to my budget favorite – Lakme Eyeconic Kajal. If you’re looking for a good long stay kohl that doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket, do give this a try!

 

Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)
Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)

 

Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)
Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)

 

Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)
Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)

 

Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)
Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)

 

Comparison between different kohls ~ 

All of these are quite dark black. Lakme Absolute ultimate and MNY Colossal (old) are the darkest while the others are marginally less intense. But since the old MNY formula stung my eyes, I could rarely wear it!

 

Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)
Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)

 

 

Worn on the upper lash line and waterline ~

 

Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)
Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula)

 

 

 The GOOD about Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula) : 

  1.  Attractive packaging
  2. Smooth, creamy texture
  3. Glides without tugging
  4. Doesn’t irritate the eyes
  5. Long wearing
  6. Minimal smudging
  7. Doesn’t give raccoon eyes
  8. Very affordable!

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline the Colossal Kajal (12 Hour formula) : 

  1. Not completely smudge-proof
  2. Doesn’t stay for 12 hours!

 

Overall Verdict

 

The new Maybelline the Colossal Kajal 12 Hour formula is an excellent kajal for those looking for a good budget kohl. Its sufficiently dark black, creamy and stays on well. It may not live up to its tall claims but its still an excellent product! The biggest improvement for me over the 6 hour original formula is that the new formula does not irritate my eyes! Recommended!

Rating : 4.5/5

 

Have you tried the new Maybelline the Colossal Kajal? Which is your favorite kohl? Share your comments below!

 

Disclaimer : Press sample provided by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.

 

54 Comments

  1. Hi Ankita,

    I have always been using Lakme Eyeconic. I did try Maybelline Collosal (12hr) last, but it wasn’t as soft to apply and also used to come off in tiny lumps. Infact, after 7-8th usage, the stick broke, even though i wasn’t applying much pressure.
    therefore, i am a Lakme faithful

    1. Ohh thats not good at all. I’m surprisingly having a good experience with 12 hr colossal so far, I’ve used it for about 2 weeks – not every single day though. But I do love Lakme Eyeconic, I’m on my second tube!

    1. Ohh is it so? The quantity is just 0.35 g when you compare it with say Lakme Absolute Ultimate which is 1.2 g for Rs 675 and longer lasting formula.

  2. i didnt like this for the sole reason that it was very difficult to remove it. it gave me dark circles because the colour didnt fade at all. that was the toughest task

    1. What makeup remover did you use Nida? Any bi-phase makeup remover or micellar water will remove this. You could try the Maybelline eye/lip makeup remover.

  3. ive used my maybelline colossal (6hr) only once coz its stings and makes my water line dry n itchy. i prefer lakme ultimate kohl

  4. Hi ankita..I'm quite new to ur blog and off late have been reading ur posts v regularly.I quite lik d way ur site appears and d honest reviews u give.also ol ur blogs show d effort u put into it..not to mention,u look fab in ol d pics..
    I am vry fond of kajals.I have quite oily skin n no matter hw many brands of kajal I have tried,it olways gets smudged n gives d impression of bad dark circles..cud u plz suggest me a gud kajal tat I cn aply daily.

  5. Hi ankita…..u look lovely,,,
    ur reviews ……thumps up

    ive used my maybelline colossal (12h)
    bt its stings n itching my eyes……
    plz suggest good kajal for my sensetive eyes………

  6. i bought maybelline colossal kajal.. 12 hours formula… from a mall.. it didn’t even lasted for 12 minutes!! what could be wrong?

  7. Hi didi… I have started reading ur blogs only few months back… And i am totally in love wid ur blogs and videos… They r just awesome

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