Today, my post is about Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl. I love Sugar Cosmetics lip products for the quality and shade range. For the eye products, they do not have wide shade range. Their kohl is only available in shade black but I had same expectations from it in terms of quality. Read on to know if it is meeting my expectations.
What the product says
Eye makeup can be tricky but a stroke of genius can put you at ease. Add to that intense black colour and soft creamy texture and you know you’ve been hooked for life. We’re on about SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl – a waterproof Kohl pencil that can add pretty to your eyes in a single swipe. Its wax-based formula spreads evenly and lasts for up to 8 hours. Not just that, it comes with a free sharpener to ensure your eye makeup is always on point.
My take on ‘ Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl ’
Sugar Cosmetics stroke of genius heavy duty kohl comes in a hard paper packaging. The sleek kohl pencil is inside the hard paper. It bears the brand name and the shade of the kohl in white colored text on the plain black pencil. The cap of the kohl is long enough to keep the tip of the pencil safe from external damage. It does not close with a click sound but still shuts properly without loosening up. It comes with a free sharpener that is carefully crafted to help make the most of the purchase. Overall, the packaging is quite simple and convenient to use.
It has soft, creamy texture that is wax-based and makes the pencil glide easily. The pigmentation is much better than many kohls available in the market. In just single swipe, it gives an intense black color that is quite prominent. I am happy that I do not need to struggle to make the color pop. I apply it on both lower and upper lash lines, and it helps in defining the eyes well.
Sugar cosmetics stroke of genius heavy duty kohl is free of paraffin, mineral oil and preservatives which make it a safe option for the eyes. It does not irritate the eyes or cause any stinging sensation. In fact, the texture is so soft and creamy that I do not even feel the presence of kohl on my both lower and upper lash lines.
For the staying power, the brand claims that it will last for up to 8 hours but my experience does not agree with this claim. On my eyes, it stays intact only for 2-3 hours after which is starts spreading on the under eye area. The more I was impressed with the pigmentation the more I am disappointed with the staying power. However, the non-smudge proof property makes it a nice option for smokey eye look. Because of the soft texture, it is easy to blend and spreads evenly.
I use coconut oil or makeup remover to get it off the eyes and the under eye area. But as it is not possible to completely wipe it off the waterline so when I get up the next morning I see a black-eyed panda look. The first thing I have to do after waking up is to thoroughly wash my face using a face cleanser.
Things I like about ‘ Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl ’
– Soft creamy texture that makes the kohl glides like butter on a hot toast.
– Intense black color.
– Adds nice black color to eyes in a single swipe.
– It does not sting or irritate the eyes.
– Free of paraffin and mineral oil.
– Comes with a free sharpener.
– Feels super light.
Thing I do not like about ‘ Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl ’
– Not smudge proof. As claimed, it does not stay intact for 8 hours at a stretch.
– It is not waterproof kohl.
– Spreads overnight, and gives a black panda look the next morning.
Price of ‘Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl’: Rs 499
Shelf life of ‘ Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl ’: 3 years from the date of manufacturing.
Ingredients of ‘Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl’:
Iron Oxides, Black 2, Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Octadecene, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isoceteth-10
BABE Rating: 3.5/5
Final Word: Overall, I like the intense black pigmentation of Sugar Cosmetics stroke of genius heavy duty kohl. Its soft and creamy texture serves as the cherry on the cake, and give an intense black look in a just single swipe. Being devoid of mineral oil and paraffin, it is safe for the eyes and does not cause any irritation. However, the 8-hour staying power claim is untrue as on my eyes it did not stay longer than 2-3 hours. If the staying power was better I would be more than happy to use it on daily basis just like any other regular kohl but now I think it will be more useful for smokey eye look else I need to dab compact powder around the waterline to elongate its staying power.
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