Kohl has been worn traditionally as far back as the Bronze Age (3500 B.C. onward). Kohl was originally used as protection against eye ailments. Darkening around the eyelids also provided relief from the glare of the sun. Mothers would also apply kohl to their infants' eyes soon after birth . Some did this to "strengthen the child's eyes," and others believed it could prevent the child from being cursed by an "evil eye" - Wikipedia
It's been a few years since I last use a kajal pencil, usually known as a kohl pencil. I didn't even manage to use half of the stick before I threw it away.
But I decided to go ahead and get a new one since RM1.90. There was a slightly smaller one for only RM1 too! It's as black or even more black than most eyeliners that I've used.
The only eyeliner I know that is even this black is the one I'm currently using, the Givenchy eyeliner pencil and the NYX Black Bean. Though NYX's Black Bean is not an eyeliner and more of an eyeshadow and the Givenchy eyeliner pencil is very creamy and needs to be applied with a layer of black eyeshadow so that it won't smudge.
The reason I use pencil instead of liquid or gel eyeliners is because for one, I'm not all that good with liquid and it doesn't suit me cause I need a thicker than usual line because I have mono lids and if I draw too little, nothing can be seen. For gel eyeliner, no problem there but it irks me that it dries up before I can finish it, so I end up with jars and jars of gel liners that has more that 3/4 left.
The description on the back of the package says;
It's a little sad that no ingredients were stated on the package. I'm really not sure if it's really 100% safe but then again, what cosmetic is 100% safe but do read the ingredient and if it looks too shady. Don't buy it! Also, the Kajal/Kohl did smudge a little on me.
The content of kohl and the recipes used to make it vary greatly. While some kohl is a harmless, "natural" cosmetic, certain varieties can pose a serious public health concern. Galena (lead sulfide) used to be used in kohl preparations before the toxicity of lead became known, but now reputable manufacturers use amorphous carbon or organic charcoal instead of lead. Plant oils and the soot from various nuts, seeds and gum resins are often added to the carbon powder - Wikipedia
Oh and another thing that Elisa, Kern and I were talking about during breakfast. We absolutely hate bloggers that give not very truthful reviews on items.
We've encountered a few that perhaps was a little 'worried' about offending other people or the manufacturers or whatever shit by saying the truth so they end up painting pretty pictures about the product. Saying only the niceties and leaving out the nasties. And that irks me because as a blogger, we're not bounded by anyone, there's no one to offend or suck up to and we're trusted to give the most accurate and personal reviews on the product.
But I give a benefit of a doubt that perhaps, they product really suited her and she genuinely liked the product but like all coins, do state out the possible cons or remember that no one paid us to do reviews so lets give it our most accurate to other readers.
P.S: Elisa bought the product based on a certain blogers recommendation only to find out that it was one of the most disgusting sunblock she has ever used.