Review: First impression Maybelline Colossal Kohl Turquoise. (Swatches, Look)

Ah, the incredible Maybelline Colossal is now available in color. You guys probably already know that I really like the Maybelline Colossal Kajal in black. (Read “Kajal Wars“; our most popular post yet!). I had sky high expectations from this new turquoise kohl. Did it live up? Keep reading to find out!

Aqua eyes are a big trend for Spring-Summer 2014. It was used a lot on the runway, be it in the form of pastel blue shadow or sapphire eyeliner. I was very excited to see that the Maybelline liner that we are talking about today closely resembles the sapphire.

L to R : At Marc by Marc Jacobs, At Zoe Jordan, At Marc Jacobs.
L to R : At Marc by Marc Jacobs, At Zoe Jordan, At Marc Jacobs.

What I like about the product

Let’s begin with my first impression of the product. The packaging is sleek and modern, and good for travel. The cap closes nice and snug. The color of the liner? Gorgeous. It is a beautiful turquoise with tiny amounts of shimmer. I feel it will be flattering on all kinds of skin tones.

Maybelline Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatch
Maybelline Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatch

It looks stunning with lightly bronzed cheeks keeping the rest of the makeup simple. Such a perfect look for summer! The best thing about such colored kohls is that they can make your eyes look glamorous and you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing up your eyes with a gazillion eye shadows! And at INR 249, the kohl is nicely priced.
As far as the longevity of wear is concerned, I was very impressed! It lasted for a good 6 to 7 hour period despite the brutal Bombay heat. I can’t comment on the 12 hour claim though because I didn’t wear it for that long, but I’d say even 6-7 hours is good enough! It means the color will last you all day at work. Wait, did I just say wear a turquoise eye liner to work? Why not! Everyone wears color at night or at parties. Spice up your day at work with some color this summer! Switch it up, girl! 😀

Here I am showing you two different looks. Depending on how dramatic you want your look to be, you can use this only on your lower lash line, upper lash line, or create a cat eye look. I tried the current trend of reverse cat eyes with it and I like how it turned out! What do you think?

Maybelline Colossal Kohl Turquoise used only on the lower lash line
Maybelline Colossal Kohl Turquoise used only on the lower lash line
Reverse cat eye using Maybelline Colossal Kohl Turquoise
Reverse cat eye using Maybelline Colossal Kohl Turquoise

I also wore it as an eye shadow recently. Here is a picture of that from my instagram :

What I don’t like about the product

It breaks too easily 😦  The tip of mine broke after 2 uses. Maybe because the texture is too creamy and the weather is too hot. I’ll try storing this in the fridge. Let’s see what happens. I also don’t like that they have not mentioned the ingredients anywhere on the packaging. They should work on that.

In a nutshell, I am really impressed and hope Maybelline launches more colors. I can picture a delightful green and a royal blue!

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