If you ask me what is that two products that I can’t leave my house without? That would be my jet black kohl/kajal and my lipbalm. I can really survive on these two products, they are my essentials. But to find a good, smudge-proof, water-proof, jet-black kajal is such a task. Somedays I find a jet black kajal then it is not water-proof, if it is waterproof it doesn’t long last. So basically I am always on a hunt for good kohl. Enough of my ranting business! Today, I present to you Sugar Stroke of Genious Heavy Duty Kohl-01 Back to Black. Phewwww! Quite a long name..I know! This is a new launch from Sugar Cosmetics and I was very keen on trying it out. I loved the crayon lipsticks and the vivid matte lipsticks. Sugar has been really a treat for me so far. Let’s see how the kohl looks on me.
About Sugar Stroke of Genious Heavy Duty Kohl-01 Back to Black–
Eye makeup can be tricky but a stroke of genius can put you at ease. Add to that intense black colour and soft creamy texture and you know you’ve been hooked for life. We’re on about SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl – a waterproof Kohl pencil that can add pretty to your eyes in a single swipe. Its wax-based formula spreads evenly and lasts for up to 8 hours. Not just that, it comes with a free sharpener to ensure your eye makeup is always on point.
Bonus: Every Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl comes with its specially designed high quality sharpener that is carefully crafted to help you make the most of your purchase. For more details about the Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl Sharpener, click here.
How to apply: Gently rim your lower and upper lash lines with this creamy Kohl. Open your eyes wide for precise application.
Benefits: This high-performance waterproof Kohl provides maximum colour in a single stroke and lasts for up to 8 hours. Its creamy texture makes application super easy and helps to create varied eye makeup looks in a matter of minutes.
Additional details: The SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl is currently available in the shade ’01 Back to Black’. It is free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.
List of Ingredients: Iron Oxides, Black 2, Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Octadecene, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isoceteth-10
Price – Rs. 499 also comes with a sharpener. You can buy it from the website or Nykaa.
Packaging – Sugar has kept the kohl packaging very simple with just the brand embedded in white on the black kajal. It comes with a sharpener with a cleaner. I receive a very cute multicolour pinkish pouch with the kajal. I adore the pouch, so handy and fancy. Sugar always wins my heart with the “oh-so-lovely packaging”
My Experience with Sugar Stroke of Genious Heavy Duty Kohl-01 Back to Black–
The kohl is extremely creamy and soft and it gives a velvety matte finish. I was scared that it would melt in the heat, luckily it didn’t! It is jet black (just like I want), waterproof and long lasting. They say that it is smudge-proof. I applied it on my waterline and it stayed for say around 4-5hrs after which it smudged a bit. If you have very oily lids then it may smudge. I have applied it on my lashline and waterline and it never sting my eyes. Sensitive eyes can gladly pick this up. Since it is highly pigmented you can always smudge it a bit to create that smokey look. It is free from paraben and mineral oil. It comes with a sharpener which has this small cleaner to remove the wastage. Oh yes! If you are someone who likes retractable kohl’s then you may not like this. I personally like pencils that can be sharpened keeping in mind the hygiene issues. I am very bad with retractable pencil, always end up breaking the lead. I really love how intense it looks on me and how bright my eyes look. This is why I just love jet black kohl/kajal. I have a mixed feeling with the kohl due to the price factor. It is on the expensive side. I wish they have kept it a bit affordable. Below is a picture of me trying out a look with the kohl.
- Jet black kohl
- Creamy on application that settles in velvet matte finish
- Great formula
- Long lasting
- Water proof
- Free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.
- Comes with a sharpener
- Can be used both on the lashline and waterline
- Doesn’t sting the eyes
- Sensitive eyes can definitely use this
- Not completely smudge-proof
- Some may prefer retractable kohl’s
Ratings – 4.2/5
Recommendation – I would like to buy it again for the formula and the velvet matte finish. I love how jet black and smooth it is on application. Creating wing eyeliner is like a breeze with this kohl. You can create many looks. However, I would prefer buying this on discount. If you like jet black, velvet matte formula…trysugar 😉
P. S – PR Sample sent for consideration but my review remain honest and unbiased.