I’m slightly side-eyeing the price of the By Terry Powder Kajal (£29) but it’s so good, I’d pay it, simply for the absolute pleasure of the deepest black lines it creates on inner eye rims.
If you haven’t used Kajal before – powder kohl – it’s a traditional method of lining the eyes and its history goes back hundreds of years. Originally made by griding lead sulphide (eek) Kajal has different names in different countries. So, powder is different to eye pencil kohl in that it’s – obviously – a fine, loose powder and a pencil is made solid with waxes. But a blacker line you would be hard pushed to find. This is so dense once it’s on the eye that it looks totally intense, and I find that it stays longer than crayon Kohl.
My go to Kohl is Charlotte Tilbury Rock n Kohl Pencil which is the most buttery soft pencil ever, and while it outlasts many others (not Urban Decay 24/7, which is the best laster of all), my eyes seem to shed kohl really quickly. I find By Terry Powder Kajal stays looking intense for longer. The downside is that it’s powder and tricky to use. The mineral powder comes on the end of a fine stick or wand and you need to develop a technique for sliding the wand across the inner rims. Any excess powder can drop into your eye (it’s so fine that it doesn’t hurt or feel uncomfortable) and swim about until it pools in the corner. I always tap the wand a lot before applying to reduce the chances of this happening, but if you’re game for a challenge, the rewards are high. If you’re super good at makeup, you can use it as a smoky shadow on the lid but I haven’t graduated to that advanced level yet!
You can find By Terry Powder Kajal HERE.
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