Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hashmi Kajal-Review


Ask me if i am left on an island with one makeup item what it would be??
Ask me if i have to choose one makeup product to take on a vacation what it would it be?
Ask if i am given 10000 million dollar ( as if)and asked to buy one product what would it be?
Mu answer is solid and one and only

HASHMI KAJAL


Hashmi kajal comes in types
1- small tube type( white one) more like L'oreal  Loose Kohl Sticks for their H.I.P. line
2- Bullet type ( available in blue and red colors)
Hashmi have come out with a "Hashmi Surma"as well which can be called as kajal powder.


I LOVE this Kajal stick! The white one is My staple item! I have been using it since I was a teenager and used it almost every day.This is the blackest kajal available. Best for the waterline,I use it on my waterline and it doesn't smudge and stays all day.It has a sheer coverage on first sweep, so i usually sweep multiple times to get my desired look.Its certainly build able  It only costs about rs 25 in Pakistan which is not even a $1 and lasts very long.The pigment is very strong, with great staying power.

I use this blue one most of time for eyeshadow base, it woks like a charm.
It is so easy to apply.
I have tried many other including Shahnaz Husain-Herbal Kohl  iand many others all of which smudged on me or their staying power wasnt great so I always ended up falling back upon this one.
The cap of the stick comes loose over time. The product itself lasts a longtime.Its twist able.its fairly waterproof,it might become slightly smudged with alot of water but wont run in streaks like some liquid liners or some pen liners.if anything it looks more smoked out.
its excellent for a smokey, smouldery look.


Here is the swatch, the thin line is of the white tube and the smudged one is from blue pencil, Just to give you an idea that blue one is ideal for more smoked look , where as white one is great for precise lines.After applying any of these , i make sure to smudge the line with a q tip for more natural smudged smoked look.
But in the picture below i havent done any smudging , just applied to give you a rough idea that how i wear my hashmi kajal on daily bases.


Application:

Method One: Put the stick on your waterline ,preferably inner corner , close your eye and pull it through outwards .
Method Two: Apply as you would with a pencil kohl, but with the stick on the side.


(TIP: You can use the blue one as eyeshadow by sweeping it on your lid with it, then smudging , it gives a awesome smokey eye
and for more longer lasting effect i always use mascara ,because i live in hot environment and skin can sweat which effects in little smudge lines, so for weird reason waterproof mascara keeps everything in place.

Hope you liked this review and any question please raise your hands :) I have read online  its available in USA and UK too at some desi /Asian/Indian/Arabic/Pakistani shops but ofcourse its not expensive but considering what i pay for it in pakistan, it seemed alot to me. So if i ever travel abroad i will pack like 6 of these, they will last me like 2 years


comment and let me know what you think about this kajal

P:S: this review was requested by my dear frnd divija , and she threatened me to do it today otherwise i would be in real danger

*Regarding your concern, please note that i contacted hashmi kajal pr , and they told me the product had been tested and found safe for use. Please visit their website www.hashmisurma.com and you may find test results which shows it is safe to use*





24 comments :

  1. In fact, a few weeks back, I was discussing with a friend about Pak kajals and surmas..

    Hashmi's looks cool..I love the way you have swatched. The line is so perfect

    We have a similar thing here in India. Check it out:

    http://www.khojati.com/default.asp

    Now I know whom to get hold of for a swap ;-)

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  2. These look interesting..esp the white tube. I really like how u applied it.
    ♥XX♥

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  3. Used to get surma from Pakistan.i got both the white and black. but never heard of this product. this sounds good and the way you applied it.
    hope its available in all beauty stores out there.
    Is there by any chance i can get it here in U.A.E.

    tnx Sarah

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  4. This looks like a great product, especially the white tube.So pigmented.

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  5. I love kajals and I myself have been using surma since I was born. :P Earlier my naani use to make surma at home but these days I buy ready made Pakistani surmas. :)

    I agree about the Shehnaz Hussain kajal. It used to smudge so much. Totally hated it.

    Love your eyes. :)

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  6. AWWW U MAKE ME WANT THIS!
    hehe
    and its less than $1??
    WOW

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  7. I've heard of this type of khol but haven't tried it before, I'm actually quite scared of applying something with my eye closed upon it! But it looks great on you!

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  8. Someone bought me the red stick one from Pakistan & before using it, I did some research & apparently it has lead so I never ended up using it! I want to try the Shahnaz Hussain because even though it's lasting power might not be that long, it is herbal which is great

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  9. @saimese

    From what I understand, many kohls contain lead, and many of the companies who claim that

    their products are lead free, still don't really disclose ingredients. Hashmi claims to be

    lead free, but they list things he list of ingredients is very short and all natural - zinc

    oxide, waxes, amorphous black(also known as "antimony" which is supposed to be healing to

    the eye), butter oil, cinamomum camphora(also supposed to be healing). There's no way I

    would compare these ingredients to the ingredients in some Revlon, MAC, or Chanel eyeliner

    and find the long chemical list preferable to the short natural one.
    but everyone has their preferences ,it has been around for more than 100 years and my mom

    and granny are regular users, never had a problem.but again everyone is free to think better for themselves. ;)

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  10. @ thanks girls whoever liked my eyes and how i applied it and special thanks to rati for dedicating a song on twitter last nite ..lol

    @ ani

    i am not sure, you can always check local Pakistani/ Indian stores, i am sure they will have it

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  11. Hey! I love tiny quaint cosmetics tht survive through the years from granny to grandchild :D

    I have just used kajal once when i was 20 or something.. It looked really bad on me. didn't go with my eyes and skin at all..

    Though I have used this all through my childhood to make that black dot behind the ear for "nazaar"..

    & it looks lovely on you :D

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  12. Im also a big fan of Kajjal and surma or kajjal like products you can probably tell by alot of my pics as I tend to do alot of eyeliner. Ive used hashmi for years. great post babes!

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  13. I HAVE BEEN USING THIS FROM LAST 3 YRS BOUGHT IT FROM BOMBAY FOR RS25

    IT WORKS WONDERS THE TUBE HAS TURNED WORST BUT THE KAJJAL STILL LOOKS FRESH AND NEW EACH TIME USED

    I BELIEVE IT WUD GO FOR ANOTHE 1-2 YRS

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  14. Thanks for this review!
    After reading I think this product is a real "must-have"
    Unfortunately I can´t find out where to buy it in germany :(
    During my holidays in tunesia I will take a look and hopefully I will find :-)

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  15. I dunno it was kajjal or not,but everyone who has came back from hajj pilgrimage,always gave it as a souvenir.A black powder in golden alike-metal tiny bottle.I hated back then bcoz my eyes were iritated.
    Now,I want to have kajjal,a traditional kajjal one.I'm asking a fren who lives in india to buy it for me.Which one is better:himalaya kajjal or lakme?..

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  16. @ I love this kajal , i really do .

    @Lovely CosMe s
    if you have friend in india, ask them to get you lotus kajjal , i have indian friends who swear to lotus kajjal :)
    @dunkelwesen
    I hope you get it and do let me know your reviews :)

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  17. I'm glad you did this review! I saw someone selling this exact hashmi kajal in Malaysia but I was afraid to try it out. Black eyeliners always (and I mean, ALWAYS) give me the panda eyes U__U
    This thing is really cheap here as well, so i might try it out..

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  18. I actually use the Hashmi Surma too (as well as the hashmi kajal) and used it today as an eyeliner and eyeshadow!! It gave me a beautiful smokey eye look.. I am definitely going to get the white tube now as well after reading your review. Perfect for rich precise lines.

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  19. I found on ebay that are two kind of tube (those in bullet chape) one is blue the other red... do you know if there is any difference betweeng then? We dont have it here in brazil, it takes to long to came from ebay and i wanna make shure i'm buing the right one I have many allergies from makup, and I was told to try these one for having more natural ingredients..

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  20. I found on ebay that are two kind of tube (those in bullet chape) one is blue the other red... do you know if there is any difference betweeng then? We dont have it here in brazil, it takes to long to came from ebay and i wanna make shure i'm buing the right one I have many allergies from makup, and I was told to try these one for having more natural ingredients..

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    1. Both are same but packaging color is different :)

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  23. I used more than 10 years love it so much

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