9 Best Kohl Pencils in 2024


9 Best Kohl Pencils in 2024

A kohl pencil or kajal is the cornerstone of any makeup routine. Celebrities like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Deepika Padukone swear by the effortless sooty-eyes-and-nude-lip combination. Plus, the pigment-rich eye look reigned supreme at the Spring/Summer 2024 shows by Dolce & Gabbana and LaQuan Smith as well. The most classic way to wear kohl now? Add a clean line to your upper lash. Or, go all-out with a sultry smudged look.  


Here, the best kohl pencils that won’t wear off till bedtime 



If you’re looking for something that gives you a crisp line in one swipe and stays budge-proof, this M.A.C kajal pencil is your best bet. The formulation has silicone, making it easy for the pencil to glide across your eyelid without any tugging. It also has a high colour payoff, and it is enriched with jojoba oil, that does not dry your eyes.  



Hunting for a kajal for your wedding day? This Faces Canada pencil will not disappoint. Its formulation is waxy, so it applies smoothly but stays locked in place through sweat, tears, humidity, and oily lids. It is super opaque, high on pigment and can be sharpened to get a crisp, smudge-proof line of kajal.  



One stroke application, long lasting finish and a buildable formula have made this Lakme kajal a mainstay in everyone’s makeup kit. The formulation is free of parabens, which means it’s great for sensitive eyes too. Plus, it’s retractable so you don’t have to worry about keeping your lines sharp.    



Not all good kajals need a big budget. If you’re looking for a classic black kohl liner, the Maybelline Colossal Kajal is the perfect choice. This cult pencil has been the first makeup product for many of us, and there’s a reason why. It has a super black shade that stays long and hardly smudges. The vitamin E and aloe vera-rich formulation makes the application smooth and hassle-free.  



If you want a sooty eye effect, wear this kohl pencil by PAC. It has a silky tip on one end that gives the right amount of pigment, and the other end has a smudger for softening the lines. The pencil is gel-based, but once it sets, it won’t budge for the entire day. The texture feels liquid-like, courtesy of the jojoba oil and shea butter in the formulation  


Plus, some more long-lasting and buttery smooth kajals that we love:

Words by Shammi Mondal