Name: Kajal in Stick with Argan Oil and Vitamin E in Black
Brand: Bottega Verde
From Bottega Verde’s website:
Its soft texture is easily applied, ensuring perfect definition of the eye contour area and impeccable makeup. The innovative formula with argan oil, micronised pigments and waxes gives intensity, comfort and long hold to your makeup!
What I liked:
– soft (but not too soft) texture, glides on smoothly
– good color payoff
– color is soft and easily wearable
– easy to smudge for smokey looks
– sleek and travel-friendly packaging
What I didn’t like:
– need to apply it sideways or it will lose its point
– if you’re looking for a true black shade, this is not for you
– needs a primer to last all day
There is something about cone-shaped kajal sticks that has always fascinated me. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is that I adore about them, but they sure look cute and I was very happy when I received the Bottega Verde Kajal in Stick with Argan Oil and Vitamin E in Black (it is also available in brown, purple and grey) from a friend as a birthday present last summer (yes, I know, this review is long overdue, sorry!).
It is packaged in a simple black tube that looks really sleek and nice and you have to twist it up to reveal the kajal stick. The tube is small, which makes it easy and practical to carry it around in your purse wherever you go. The only downside is that the cone shape of the kajal means you’ll have to apply it by dragging it along sideways if you want it to retain its shape. Otherwise, the more you use it, the wider the tip will get and getting a thin line will become harder and harder.
The kajal has just the right consistency: it isn’t too soft and creamy that it breaks easily but it’s not hard either so you won’t have to tug to apply it. It glides on smoothly on the lid and delivers an opaque line of color in just one swipe. But if you’re expecting a true black, you will be disappointed. It’s more of a greyish black and it is quite soft. If you want the color to be really intense then you’d have to apply another coat but I usually don’t.
A true, dark black, albeit beautiful, can be too harsh to wear for everyday, natural looks. This eyeliner instead defines eyes in a softer way and can therefore be used for any occasion. It is also easy to smudge if you want to use it for smoky looks. Applied alone, it lasts about 5 hours before it starts to fade on my slightly oily lids. To make it stay put all day, though, you’ll have to use a primer underneath.
Available at: http://www.bottegaverde.com/
Bottega Verde Kajal in Stick with Argan Oil and Vitamin E in Black is a pigmented but soft greyish black that applies smoothly without tugging. Easy to smudge for smokey looks, it needs a primer to stay put all day. And while the packaging is pretty and travel-friendly, you’ll have to apply the kajal using the edges of the tip if you want it to retain its pointed shape.