Pencil eyeliner smackdown! Let's go pricepoint wise from the most expensive at the top to the least expensive at the bottom! (The prices are purely based on my memory so don't freak out if I placed a cheaper one above an expensive one) Swipe for Swatches!
• #maccosmeticssmolder , smudges very easily, perfect for Indian kinda smokey eyes(Rani mukherjee in KANK) not a big fan of this cos it just doesn't stay in place.
• #urbandecayperversioneyeliner , my absolute favorite out of the lot, you need feather light pressure and it is just so pigmented and once applied doesn't budge at all! I use it to tightline every day, not economical for me to use as an eyeliner too lol.
• #katvondbeautyinkliner , I might be the only person writing a negative review for this but ya I don't like it. It's just not pigmented enough. It's a felt tip liner and I have to go over it 3 times atleast to get the pigmentation that I desire.
• #bobbibrownlongweareyepencil , dry and poor pigmentation.
• #lakmeabsoluteultimatekajal omg I love this! Does exactly what Mac smolder is supposed to do and good staying power. Highly recommend!
• #colorbarjustsmokykajal is another brilliant eyeliner, but you need to do one eye at a time, setting it fast and once it dries it won't budge at all. Only gripe use it up soon, cos if you leave it unused like I did it will dry up(same problem with their iglide range too) .
• #faceslongweareyepencil another old favorite! Creamy, long lasting, pretty brilliant. Only con is you can't tightline with this(doesn't stay put there) .
• #bourjoisclubbingeyeliner crazy pigmention, very creamy but smudges a bit by end of the day(not a con, I'm just listing every minute detail to differentiate here)
• #maybellinecollosal very economical, good pigmentation, can be used both as an eyeliner and can be used for a smokey eye also. Brilliant price point!
• #lakmeeyeconic almost same like the maybelline one above but this one is a lil bit more drying than the one above.
My recommendations:smoky eye: @lakmeindia Absolute kajal, high end: @urbandecaycosmetics Perversion, mid range: @facesindia Long wear eye pencil, Budget: @maybelline colossal.