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 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.
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*