15 Best Kajal Brands To Buy in India (With Price and Review)

‘Nazar na lag Jaye’ to ‘Kajra Mohabbat Wala’ Kohl has been there for all of us!

Women across the globe have been experimenting with beauty and cosmetics products since time immemorial. But Kohl has always been on every woman’s list as it is even considered the primary product one should ever have in their ready-to-go kit. Whether you love doing makeup or not, Kajal is still your best friend, admit it.

Remember? When our grannies used to apply Kajal to protect us from ‘Nazar’ (protection from the evil).

And now it is enhancing the beauty of our eyes. 

Best Kajals in India 

You can use Kajal in many ways, so if you don’t apply Kajal, it’s still not an excuse for not having one. You can apply it as eyeliner, which most women do. You can use it to define your eyes by applying it under the waterline or creating a smokey eye effect with it. 

There is a variety of Kajal available in the market; you may choose according to your need. If you need Kajal as an eyeliner, pick the gel kajal, or if you need intense black Kohl, your preferences would change. Don’t get confused as we have compiled a list of the best Kajals available for you in India with their prices and reviews.

Go through the list and choose the kind of drama you need for your eyes and life.

1. L’oreal Paris Kajal Magique

Darker than the Night effect

You must have seen Aishwarya Rai advertising this ad by applying mysterious eye kajal, which looks very intense. And yes, this Kajal will work best for you if you need that bold gloomy look. It creates a theatrical effect that can help you stand out in night parties with shimmery dresses. Enriched with the ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, and olive oil provides an excellent finishing to your look. It is smudge-proof and waterproof, which can retain up to 12 hours. It is suitable for sensitive eyes. Go and grab yours as it is available at a very reasonable price.

Price: Rs 232/-

2. Plum NaturStudio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal

100% Vegan, Wear it all-day

It is 100% smudge-proof and preservative-free. It is made up of gel-based formula that you can use as a Kohl- cum eyeliner. It is the first Kohl in India that comes in an eco-friendly, PVC-free barrel. It is super pigmented, easy to use Kajal that highlights waterline, and works as a bold eyeliner. Hydrogenated Castor Oil is highly hydrating and nourishing with healing properties. If you are looking for a kajal that doesn’t make your eyes itchy or allergies, don’t think twice before buying this Kohl from Plum. No need to tug or struggle; it slides effortlessly, leaving smooth finishing. 

Price: Rs 420

3. Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl

Who says Kajal comes in black color only?

Sugar Cosmetics offers you a wide variety of kohls with five stunning shades. It has a smooth and creamy texture that feels buttery on your eyes. A single swipe of this Kohl is all you need to start your day. A wax-based formula that stays put up for 8 hours. And ladies, this Kohl comes with a sharpener so that you can wing it as you want.

Price: Rs 499/-

4. Lakme Absolute Ultimate Kohl Kajal

Perfect for your ‘Smokey Eye’

Suppose you want to give your eyes that ultimate and long-lasting effect that stays for 16 hours! You read it right, 16 hours. It has moisturizing ceramics that soothes your lashes. If you woke up cranky in the morning, apply this, and be ready to slay. The best part of this Kohl is that it comes with a smudger on the other side of it. Best for your smokey eye.

Price: Rs 563/-

5. ColorBar Just Smokey Kajal

A Multi-purpose Pencil

It comes in 6 different shades with just black, just blue, slightly brown, just grey, only teal, and just Electra.

You can use it like a Kajal, eyeliner, or even as an eyeshadow. If you wonder how the ladies on Instagram create magical, mysterious looks, then the answer lies in this product. It easily blends in your skin and lasts up to 12 hours.

Price: Rs 575/-

6. Faces Canada Ultimate Pro Intense Gel Kajal

For Gorgeous wings that make statements everywhere you go.

This Kohl by Faces Canada comes with a sharpener and a smudger. It is going to last for a very long period. This smudge-proof Kohl gives you gel finishing. One vibrant intense stroke is enough for a lovely day. You won’t regret buying it to help you when you are out of your eyeliner and needs something to make a wing.

Price: Rs 439/-

7. Elle 18 Eye Drama Kajal

Turn up the drama with every stroke

Elle 18 eye drama from Elle adds charm to your eyes. Elle’s Kajal is long-lasting and has been dermatologically tested, and is entirely safe for the skin. If you are always running short on time, this Kajal will be a lifesaver for you! It’s perfect for those who love carrying the kajal-only look. It has a matte finish and is entirely smudge-proof. Just apply it and forget it! With this waterproof Kajal, you can experiment to get thin lines or bold wings. The texture of this Kajal adds a dramatic touch to your eye makeup. This Kajal lasts up to 12 hours and suits all your travel and everyday needs!

Price: Rs 81/-

8. M.A.C Technakohl Eyeliner Kajal

Let your eyes do the talking.

MAC never disappoints us as this Kajal has a very creamy texture, unlike others. Easy to blend in and works as an eyeliner. It dries quickly after its application. Rock it all day as it is 100 % smudge-proof. It is safe to use on the waterline.

Price: Rs 1450/-

9. Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal

Infused with the goodness of Aloe vera and Vitamins E and C, this Kajal stays up for 24 hours. We can say it is the most popular Kohl among ladies as it is budget-friendly and works well for Indian skin. It has an intense black fix formula with a deep black mineral that makes it look super dark. It is waterproof and smudge-proof Kajal.

Price: Rs 150/-

10. Kay Beauty Smokey Kajal

Drama and smoke

You will have many reasons to love this Kohl by Kay Beauty. It is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and 100% vegan. It is infused with Ceramide and Chamomile, which glides on your eyes effortlessly. It has a built-in smudge. Best Kajal if you are ready to slay in a smokey eye look.

Price: Rs 509/-

11. Nykaa Eyem Bold Kajal

Try a wedding look, house party looks, workday look, or holiday look with the help of this thick stick Kohl by Nyka. It is for those days when you wish to look extra bold and, of course, sassy! If you have oily skin and are tired of swiping the extra Kajal, which leaks due to excess sweating, then go with this one. It is specially formulated for all-day wear and has rich pigments.

Price: Rs 405/-

12. Inglot Kohl Pencil

Inglot is known for quality products, and this Kohl Pencil is slightly pricey but worth it. You are going to love the texture, which is creamy and gives smooth finishing. The pigmentation is super impressive, which is intense black and does not fade away quickly. 

Price: Rs 1125/-

13. Biotique Bio Kajal with Almond oil

Kajal not only helps in enhancing the beauty of your eyes but also it claims to clean and improve vision and strengthen eyes. This Kohl by Biotique is very healthy for your eyes as it contains almond and sesame oil. It nourishes the area around the eyes and let them sparkle naturally. It also promotes eyelash growth as it is made from natural extracts. So if you are looking for the right product that doesn’t harm your eyes, instead of nourishing them, then grab this product from Amazon.

Price: Rs 109/-

14. Lotus Makeup Stay Ecostay Kajal

Calming effect to your waterline

This Kajal promises to be around your eyes for around 10 hours and free from preservatives and vegan. This product is going to be on your list if cruelty-free products are your favorites. Do give it a shot as it lives up to its claims. The color playoff is out of the world- just one swipe is intense enough; you don’t need to go for the second stroke. Since lotus promises all-natural ingredients, you should try this Kohl.

Price: Rs 276/-

15. M.A.C Crayon Eyeliner Kajal

Colour your Eyes

Either you are painting a picture or creating different looks by makeup, then you are an artist. The beauty market is known for its creativity, so MAC came with this Crayon Kajal, which comes in 6 bold shades. Now get intensely saturated eye color in one swipe. You can apply this on your waterline too, and the results would be excellent. No streaks and can stay for long hours. You will love all the Kohl’s shades, which have the power to create subtle yet beautiful looks. It is costly as compared to other brands of kohls, where competition is growing very fast. They tried to come up with a different and new kind of Kohl, so 10 out of 10 marks for them.

Price: Rs 2300

How to choose the best Kajal for you?

Kohl/ Kajal is a must-have product in your makeup bag. Earlier, women used to make Kajals at home with natural ingredients but now, the beauty market offers you so many choices. Don’t get overwhelmed by the presence of so many products. You can choose according to your preferences. 

  • Smudge-proof: Always look for smudge-proof or waterproof Kajal because if you have oily skin, then you will regret choosing the wrong Kajal as it will bleed down on your cheeks in no time.
  • Type of Kajals: There are powdered Kajals, gel-based, or pencil Kajals. If you already know what kind of makeup you prefer or are you a beginner or a professional, your choices will be different. For example, if you wish to create a smokey eye, you will look at the Kajals, which easily blend in. While other products help create a bold, dramatic look.
  • Eyeliner or just Kohl: Don’t get confused between these two. Eyeliner cannot be applied as a Kajal, but Kajal can work as both.
  • Brands: if you have any favorite brand, don’t stop there. Explore different brands 
  • Colors: Kajal no more means black. Nowadays, different colored Kajals are available in the market. So if you believe in creating a colorful look, then choose these.


Expressive Eyes are what we ladies crave. Eye makeup is incomplete without Kajal, isn’t it? Specific tips can help your eyes look more defined and significant if you apply Kajal in a specific way. There are other tips too –

  • If you have small eyes, then apply Kajal on the waterline’s outed part to look prominent.
  • Avoid using Kajal on the waterline if Kajal is not waterproof.
  • Blend in the Kajal for a smokey look, don’t just rub
  • Don’t sharpen the kohl pencil too much; it is not safe to apply it with a sharpened end.
  • If your Kajal is not matte, use some loose powder on your Kohl for a matte look, and thank us later.

Nowadays, it’s challenging to know the difference between Kajal and eyeliner. Try buying these products differently and not a multipurpose one. 

We have always loved Kajal more than any beauty product. Some days when you don’t want to apply makeup while going out, you can indeed ditch your makeup for a day. Pick up your Kajal and glide one stroke on both of your eyes and apply a lip gloss. You are ready in less than a minute. Go out and enjoy your day and sip your coffee without worrying about your makeup. 

We hope you found this article worth reading, so go now to buy one that got your attention.

By Saakshi Pathak

Saakshi Pathak aka Iska Review girl is a blogger, script writer, book reviewer, youtuber and a show host. Her writings are often witty and layered with sarcastic comments. She makes videos on social issues and has also been working with various media houses as a freelance content creator. She loves collecting and wearing jhumkas. She's an avid book reader. She is currently based in Chandigarh and is working as a freelancer.

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