Kajal Mistakes to Avoid

Using kajal can instantly add a touch of drama and mystique to your eyes, but only when done right. From choosing the right kajal and eyeliner two in one for your needs, applying it correctly, impacts the kajal to last all day without smudging or smearing.

Let's dive in! With our expert advice and practical tips, you can avoid the common pitfalls and achieve flawless, mesmerizing eyes every time.

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Using Kajal

When it comes to using a kajal pen, there are a few common mistakes that many people make. 

  • Using the Wrong Type of Kajal: One of the biggest mistakes is using  eyeliner products that don't suit your needs. Identify what you want your kajal to deliver. There are different types of kajal available, such as pencil eyeliner kajal, gel kajal, and liquid kajal. Each type has its own pros and cons. 

For example, pencil kajal is great for creating a smokey eye look, while liquid kajal is perfect for achieving precise lines. Choose the type that works best for your desired look.

  • Skipping the Eye Primer: Another common mistake is skipping the eye primer before applying kajal. Don’t be lazy, get the makeup done in an order. The eye primer creates a smooth base for the kajal, allowing it to glide on easily. Apply a small amount of eye primer on your eyelids and blend it in before applying kajal. Whoever wants a smudged look after all!
  • Applying Kajal on the Waterline Only: To make your eyes appear bigger and more open, apply kajal on both the waterline and the lash line. This will create a more dramatic and defined look.
  • Not Setting the Kajal: Use an eyeshadow in a similar shade to your kajal and gently pat it over the kajal with a small eyeshadow brush. This will help to set the kajal and make it last longer.

Practice makes perfect! Don't be discouraged if you make these mistakes initially. Let eyes do the talking.

Apply Kajal like a Pro: Kajal Mistakes to Avoid & Kajal Tips

  • Prep Your Eyes: Start by cleansing your face and moisturizing your eye area. This will ensure a clean canvas for your kajal application. If you have oily eyelids, you can also apply a matte eyeshadow or an eye primer to prevent smudging.
  • Choose the Right Kajal: If you're a beginner, a pencil kajal is a great option as it's easy to control and blend.
  • Start with a Thin Line: Start from the inner corner of your eye and gradually extend the line towards the outer corner. Use short, light strokes to create a smooth and even line.
  • Build Up the Intensity: Remember to take your time and go at your own pace. It's better to start with a thin line and add more if needed.
  • Smudge for a Smoky Effect: To create a smoky eye effect, you can smudge the kajal slightly using a smudging brush or a cotton swab. This will soften the line and create a more smoldering look.
  • Apply Kajal on the Waterline: To make your eyes appear more defined and dramatic, apply kajal on your waterline and inner rim as well.
  • Set the Kajal: Using an eyeshadow brush, gently pat the eyeshadow over the kajal.

Eyes That Talk! Different Eye Makeup Looks with Kajal!

  • Classic Winged Liner: For a classic winged liner look, start by drawing a thin line along your upper lash line, extending it slightly beyond the outer corner of your eye towards the end of your eyebrow. Connect the diagonal line to the rest of the liner, creating a winged effect. To pump up the look, try a double winged liner.
  • Smoky Eye: To create a smoky eye look, start by applying kajal on your upper and lower lash lines. Then, use a smudging brush or a cotton swab to smudge the kajal, blending it upwards towards the crease of your eyelid. 

Glam up to perfection whether you are a novice or a popular MUA. 

By avoiding common mistakes and following the tips and techniques mentioned in this article, you can achieve flawless kajal application and create a variety of eye makeup looks.