7.14.2014

Review, Swatch - Maybelline Master Kajal Cream Kohl Eyeliner Navy Night

This impulse pickup from downstairs (there is a drugstore) turned out to be a total letdown.
I use hybrid kajal pencils (L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Liners) daily to base my eyeshadow colors. These have ideal texture that is not too dry nor too creamy, so I got all three colors from the line - black, brown, and grey. I have wanted something like this in blue color as well, which is why I decided to try Maybelline Master Kajal in Navy Night.


Maybelline Master Kajal Cream Kohl Eyeliner Navy Night




Packaging looks quite slick.
"No need to sharpen", Maybelline says.


I thought the pencil would be retractable and the rest of the bullet was housed in the plastic tube, but no,  this is all you get.
(Please let me know if I am mistaken.)


Master Kajal feels very waxy and certainly not creamy as the name "Cream Kohl Eyeliner" might suggest.
It reminds me of a Crayola crayon. No joke.
The name Navy Night is misleading as well. It is a greyed royal blue at best.


Longevity is not an issue for me here. Because of its waxy and almost dry texture, it does last for a long time. I smudge and set it with powder eyeshadows anyway, but it does not run on my lids.
However, I am very disappointed to see the liner crumbles and does not go on smoothly at all. The lack of color depths is another downside.


This is the look I came up with today.
I put on Master Kajal Navy Night on my eyelids and lower lash lines, and blended it using a taupe colored powder eyeshadow.
I am somewhat pleased with the finished result, but it is nothing like the campaign image from Maybelline.


"What the deuce?"
I am pretty sure it is not Master Kajal Navy Night that she is wearing.


I would have returned it if I hadn't torn the package up into pieces. 
I guess I can still use it for soft blue smoky eyes or something, but I am more upset that I got sucked into buying another mediocre Maybelline product because of their extravagant ads.
The new Color Tattoos Leather collection does look nice, but I am not sure if I'd want to pick up any other Maybelline stuff after this.


Have you tried Maybelline Master Kajal Cream Kohl eyeliners?
What is your experience with them?




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37 comments

  1. I have the brown one and only tried it on my waterline and surprisingly it lasted not bad there! Not perfect, but not bad!

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    1. Nothing stays on my waterlines. I should try it! If it stays, I'm going to rewrite this review. LOL

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    2. Nothing stays on my waterlines either! T__T

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    3. It does seem to okay close to the waterline (on my lash lines). Not on them, though. ;-/

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  2. i've never tried...looks interesting in terms of the design and texture. it really does remind me of a crayon, too! but i like that it has staying power and that would be a plus for me :)

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    1. I guess I was more disappointed because the product and the result were so different from what the ad suggests. I thought about reporting this to BBB. ;p

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  3. Oh sorry Lena this is not a hit. It definitely doesn't seem to have the same color payoff as the ad. Having a drugstore downstairs I too would probably be in trouble.

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    1. Oh, yeah..I used to get in trouble all the time from "casually browsing through the aisles". LOL
      Maybelline is not my favorite brand because of the quality in general. Recently they got expensive, too. Shame on them!

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  4. LOL at comparing with the ad! You're right. The products are not always as good as the ads :P

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    1. I mean, isn't it a lie? Clearly the model is covered with some intense gel liner, not with this! ;o

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  5. totally does not compare with the ad...i've heard similarly disappointing reviews but was so curious about it. thankfully this is a pass for me.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Ah, I wish I had read the reviews! There is a small section in the drugstore that displays all the new goodies. I get sucked in every so often! The truth is I still want the new Color Tattoos. ;-$

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  6. Oh too bad this one didn't live up to the extravagant ad!
    The blue on the ad is so nice, it is def something else, or too much photoshop!
    I had one pencil eyeliner from Maybelline but it irritated my eyes so I threw it away..

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    1. I think it is a gel liner. Funny I also have a dark blue gel liner from Maybelline, and it isn't as intense as the image. Maybelline is a big fat liar in my book. ;-/

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  7. LOL that ad is just ridiculous, given the product itself. I like their lip glosses lately (the color elixirs), but I'm not sure about anything else :P

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    1. Yeah..I still want to try the Color Elixirs and the new Color Tattoos. Maybelline used to have the charm of "less-expensive-than-L'Oreal-or-Revlon-but-has-some-interesting-stuff", but they got expensive, too! Only that the quality is missing. I don't like where they are going!

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  8. Ah, the pigmentation definitely doesn't match the ad! Disappointing for sure, but it still makes for a nice soft, smokey eye :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I do like the soft blue colors after I blend it in with some taupe eyeshadows. I think I was more upset as a misled consumer here, though. ;)

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  9. LOL - When you say downstairs, I know exactly what you mean. I think Maybelline's face and lip stuff are okay but never really got on with their eye stuff. They seem a little more exciting lately so I've been looking at them, but even the Tattoo thingies are just mediocre.

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    1. Oh, ok..now I want the new Color Tattoos a little less. There is a matte vintage mauve-y taupe that calls my name. I don't know what is wrong with me.
      I think Maybelline is overall okay but it is all subjective. I think their biggest attraction was the price that was a couple dollars less than L'Oreal or Revlon, now it is not even that. But I can only blame myself. ;-/

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    2. LOL! Totally get it. I *know* that they don't work well on me, but I still want them when I see new shades. :)

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    3. ;) Oh, glad to hear that I am not the only one. I'm still thinking about that dirty mauve shade..;

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  10. Those ads are always so deceiving! Especially mascara ads... Think they can trick us with adding falsies...but I get tricked anyways :P

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more! Those mascara ads!!! My wallet just flings open when there is a new one out. ;)

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  11. Aw, I'm so sorry you don't like it at all! the reason why kajal products like this don't interest me are for the reasons your described about the packaging, traditionally they are in that shape and to my knowledge I'm not sure how you would sharpen it easily! We have testers for all drugstore products here so I'm lucky to be able to test it out but we don't have any return policy! Besides the downsides I think you'd made it work but I guess it's not too much of a loss since it's not such a pricey piece!

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    1. Oh, I don't know which is better. I do wish there were more testers for drugstore stuff..but you should have some return policy, too! ;o
      I like my kajal pencil chubby since I mostly used it to base my eyelids, but I think I have more problem with the quality itselt. ;$

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  12. too bad this one is not creamy. As I am not a very skilled-eyeliner, I need my eyeliner to be soft and creamy and easy to glide on. When you mention it is like a crayola, I know I can skip this for sure :)

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    1. Haha..it is true. It does feel like crayola! I used it today again on top of eyeshadow primer, but it still skips and feels quite dry. Not a fan! ;-/

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  13. Wow. I would be super disappointed, too! :( I do not like false advertisements!

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    1. I guess a little exaggeration is okay..but this time they went too far! ;-/

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  14. Ugh this one was sooo disappointing. I got the charcoal shade and man it smudged like crazy

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    1. Oh, I'm glad I'm not the only one! So it is not this particular color, either. Thanks for your input! :)

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  15. Photoshop. I hate it when they make ridiculous advertisements. Thanks for the heads up though. Won't bother looking at it!

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    1. I get mad every single time but still use it sometimes. Haha. It is useful to base for taupe eyeshadows creating subtle depths. But I must say Maybelline is especially terrible with false advertising because their products are not that high quality!

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  16. Ohh I was going to buy one after seeing its popping color in that banner. But not now. Thanks for the review.

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    1. No problem! :)
      Maybelline ads are always so tempting, but there are better kajals out there in my humble opinion. Let me know if you find something that works nicely for you.

      (And thanks for following on Bloglovin'!)

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