How to Apply Kajal: Tips & Tricks Every Girl Must Know

How To Apply Kajal: Tips & Tricks for Beautiful Eyes

Kajal, also known as kohl, is one makeup essential we just can’t do without. For many of us it was become a necessity, we cannot step out of our houses without it. A single sweep of this wonder-product adds definition to your eyes and in minutes, your eyes look bigger, brighter and more defined. That’s why girls all around the world love kajal, because a sweep of it can leave you with eye-catching peepers that speak volumes!

However, getting those lines right might not always be an easy task. Haven’t we all had to deal with smudges & blotches? Well, now you can bid these mistakes goodbye as this article furnishes some smart tips on how to apply kajal perfectly. Get picture perfect eyes with these kajal applying tips.

How to Select a Good Kajal?

Since we rely so much on this product, it becomes imperative to select a good kajal for eyes. Firstly, opt for a kajal that is smudge-proof. So, come rain, snow, happy tears or an impromptu plunge into the pool, your kajal will stay put on your lash lines. Also, select a kajal that is long-lasting, one that can brave the day with you, long hours and all. The Maybelline Colossal Kajal is a great option to try out. Apart from possessing good staying power of up to 12 hours, this smudge-free kajal is also enriched with nourishing ingredients and intense color pigments.


How to Apply Kajal Perfectly On Eyes:

Applying kajal can be tricky, especially if you are a beginner. Thick, uneven lines morph your eye shape and take away from the beauty of your eyes. We could all use a couple of tips on how to apply kajal without smudging. Given below are a couple of tips on the right ways to apply kajal:

Before you begin applying kajal, ensure that your eyes are clean, devoid of left-over kajal or eye makeup.

Clean Your Face

For everyday wear, you needn’t worry about prepping your eyes with concealer. However, if you are to attend a party, apply a bit of concealer on your under-eye area to cover up blemishes or dark circles. The Dream Lumi Touch Concealer  is quite effective.


Another good kajal applying tip is to focus on applying kajal on your waterline as this will give your eyes an intense look. However, if your eyes tend to water uncontrollably or if you wear lenses, apply kajal on your lower lash line instead of on your waterline.

Here is a good tip on how to apply kajal under eyes. Use your left hand to pull down your under-eye area gently and expose your waterline. Now, begin applying kajal, starting from the outer corner of your eye and moving inwards towards your tear duct area. Apply kajal in repetitive, short strokes as this imparts more color to your waterline and will also prevent your lines from going askew. Rest your hand on your cheeks for extra support.

kajalLine your water line

Once you’ve finished applying kajal, it’s time to take steps to increase the staying power of your kajal and to prevent it from smudging. To do this, apply a bit of powder along your lower lash lines. Use a flat brush for doing this. The powder stick to the creamy kajal and prevent it from spreading or fading

Lastly, plump up your lashes by applying two coats of the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara. This step need not be followed for daily wear. However, do follow this step when decking up for a party.


Voila! You now have perfectly-lined, gorgeous eyes that are sure to brighten up your face.

Kajal Styles You Must Try Out

Lining just your waterline is good for regular wear, but, what if you have to attend a party? Or, what if you’re just in the mood to experiment? Here are a couple of kajal styles that are a lot more dramatic and are sure to add oomph to your eyes. With a bit of practise you will be able to master each of these thick kajal styles. Here goes!

Kajal on the Upper Lash Line:

1.       Basic


Make a thin line on your upper lid by starting from the inner corner or your eye and slowly moving outwards. Stop at the end of your outer corner. It helps add more drama to your eyes.

2.       Winged-Eye Look:

winged eye

To create this look, apply kajal on your upper lash lines, starting from the inner corner and moving outwards just like the basic application. From the tip of the outer corner of your eyes, extend the line upwards. Thicken out the line by applying kajal in short strokes.

3.       Double Winged-Eye Look:

double winged eye

To get this style, draw out the winged-eye look on your upper lash lines. On your lower lash lines, apply a fine line of kajal moving from the inner corner to the outer corner and give the line a gentle downward curve at the outer edge.

4.       Kitten Eye

kitten eye

Start by applying a thin line from the inner corner of your eye and while moving outwards you can make the line slightly thicker. Apply it in short quick strokes. When you reach the outer corner, flick it out slightly in a straight line, but upwards.

Well, with these pointers you’ll surely know how to put kajal in an interesting way, everyday! However, at the end of each day, don’t forget to wipe off the kajal from your eyes.

A good eye makeup remover will help you clean your eyelids with ease and never sleep with makeup on!

Did you find these pointers useful? Do let us know your opinion by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, are there any tips you employ to apply kajal with ease? Share these tips with us and our readers by mentioning them as a comment.


instaglam says:

Thank you so much! Stay tuned for more tips and updates on the runway 🙂