Friday, April 3, 2015

Yves Rocher Intense Kajal in Blue & Orange

Yves Rocher 100% Intense Kajal

Back when I just started out with makeup one of the first products I had tried was kohl (that is how it is called in Arabic and "Kajal" in Hindi), because it is a commonly used product by women of my heritage. It was what I used before I discovered eye pencil or eyeliner. My eyes also used to be made up way heavier when I was younger. When I read that Yves Rocher was creating intense kajal for its spring collection I just knew I had to try them. 

Now I normally tend to stick with black eyeliner, eye pencil or kohl, but you may know I also love really colorful and intense products as well. The Yves Rocher Intense Kajal collection comes in six different colors, namely golden, orange, maroon, blue, green, and black. A typical black one would have been nice to try, but it is meant to be a spring collection.. so why not try orange and blue instead?

Yves Rocher 100% Intense Kajal

For those of you who are not that familiar with kajal yet, it basically is a traditional cosmetic used by women in Africa, India and the Middle East. It is quite a versatile product, because you can use it as an eyeshadow (smokey effect), wear it as eyeliner or as a mascara on your eyelashes. Though I have never done the latter! The ingredients can vary differently depending on the country it is made in. Apparently (according to our trusted friend Wiki) there have been some issues with the import of this product to the USA, because it could contain led. That does not sound healthy. However, according to Yves Rocher the Intense Kajal collection contains natural ingredients and the products have been tested under ophthalmological supervision. The ingredients are: sweet almond oil, bamboo powder, resins of elemi (a tree), sesame oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, rice wax and carnauba wax.

The Intense Kajals come in beautiful and sleek black holders that remind me a bit of lipsticks. The cap comes off easily, and you can see a pointy-shaped product coming up. On the front of the holder the most basic information is written in an aesthetically pleasing font. The tube itself is silver. It could have been a lipstick, right?! So I have an orange one called Terre de Sienne and royal blue one called Blue Indigo

Yves Rocher 100% Intense Kajal Swatches

Based on the swatches alone, I am absolutely in love with Terre de Sienne. It is very pigmented! On the picture above both swatches are just one swipe, just one layer! You can see how deep the shade is and how clear the shimmer is in the orange kajal. Ha. Guess what just came to mind? The Dutch flag. All we need now is red and white.. and I could make a fun design. Anywho, that is not the point. Blue Indigo looks a little less impressive in comparison to its orange counterpart, but it is a beautiful shade too. It is sheerer, but also has a soft shimmer to it. The shimmer seems to be a bit silvery. Both Kajals are quite creamy, but Terre de Sienne gives offf more product, more pigment, and, therefore, is easier to blend as you can see below.

Yves Rocher 100% Intense Kajal Blue Indigo Terre de Sienne
1 layer, 2 layers, 1 layer smudged
The kajals are definitely intense, because they do not come off easily. You need not worry about these melting off of your face (unless it's so crazy hot you start melting yourself - I have not had the chance to test that yet.. nor do I want to) when it is raining or when it is warm. So you can expect that they stay on your eyes throughout the day! Just imagine if you get all six of these babies and you create this funky arabic eye look! Oh, all these ideas! The application with these kajals is fairly easy, because they are quite soft and the holder and shape of the kajal itself allows for easy movement. I also like being a bit messy with kajals so you can create softer and less defined lines.. a bit more shadows, hm?!

Yves Rocher 100% Intense Kajal
left: taken at night - right: taken during the day
Here are two looks that I have made so far with the kajals. On the left I outlined and tightlined my eyes with Blue Indigo and applied different shades of brown eyeshadow to my eyes with a bit of golden in the inner-V. On the right I am only wearing Terre de Sienne on my eyes (well, also white eyeliner in my waterline and mascara) with soft orangey lips created with Tangerine by Yves Rocher and Dynasty at Dusk by MAC. Both the products stayed on my face throughout the day, but Terre de Sienne (the orange one) definitely remains my favorite out of the two! What about you? The Yves Rocher 100% Intense Kajal contain 2,5 grams per product and the whole collection is available online for €13,90 but there currently is a discount, so you can buy them for €6,95 each. I have recently gotten the golden kajal and I have a nice idea in mind combining all three shades. I hope to share it with you soon! In the mean time, tell me... How would you wear the kajals? And which beauty look do you like the most? Bold and Blue or Fresh and Orange?

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29 comments

  1. Ik vind het blauwe kleurtje het leukste, al kan jij de oranje kleur ook goed hebben! X

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  2. Hoe cool!! Dat blauw vind ik echt zooo goed bij je passen! De oranje look is dan weer helemaal leuk voor de lente en zomer ^^

    Handig dat het ook goed blijft zitten. En score! In discount (klikt snel door xD)

    x Aurélie

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    1. Jaa, precies! Oranje draag ik ook niet zo snel op mijn ogen, maar nu dus wel :D Oh, laat me weten als je er eentje aanschaft :D x

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  3. Ik heb ze nog niet geprobeerd, maar nu ben ik echt benieuwd geworden door jouw post! Ik vind dat oranje ook echt prachtig! Wat een pigment! Maar ik denk dat het blauw beter gaat zijn voor mij, dat vond ik op het event zelf ook echt super mooi.
    Ik ben al benieuwd naar je combinatie met goud! :)

    Liefs,
    Marlies - Golden Mirrors & Pink Bows

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    1. Blue Indigo stond je werkelijk prachtig.. gaat mooi samen met blauwe ogen, he!! De combinatie van blauw en goud is ook super :) xx

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  4. I prefer the orange look, but I guess with my complexion I could pull off neither of them. They look so lovely on you!

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thanks! Well, they have four other great colors... even the red one is more wearable that I first thought :O

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  5. Ik had nog nooit van Kajal gehoord, de blue indigo is erg mooi. Staat je goed!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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  6. Wauw, ziet er echt mooi uit!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  7. Ever since I first saw these I've been meaning to try them. I really like the colors. Like, A LOT!

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    1. Oh, you should.. you should.. just imagine the many great looks you could make!

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  8. ooooeh wow mooie kleurtjes!
    ik vind zelf persoonlijk he t blauwe echt wel een mooi kleurtje

    liefs
    Karlien

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  9. Gaaf! Ik vind beide kleuren knallend en het staat je allebei.

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  10. Oh ze zijn echt gaaf! Nog nooit gezien, super leuk dat je erover blogt. De oranje kleur staat je echt fantastisch! X

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  11. Wauw, wat een supervette kleurtjes zijn dit! Ik heb dit eigenlijk nog nooit eerder gezien, ben ook benieuwd hoe dit op de waterlijn staat! xo

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    1. Blue Indigo draag ik op mijn waterlijn :)

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  12. Wow, these look awesome on you. I think I like both of them equally with the orange one being more unique! Very original!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Agata :) The orange one definitely is more unique!

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  13. The orange shade is totally outstanding! Plus it suits you divinely. I have never used this kajal before, so my question may seem dumb, but as you use it and the tip of the product wears off,Does it become larger and larger, or there is a way to sharpen it? because if not afterwards you would need some kind of tool (brush) for drawing a thin line? Or I'm totally off the road?

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    1. Your question is not dumb at all! The kajals usually are self sharpening because they have a very soft texture, so when it becomes larger and larger you can apply it from a certain angle creating a new shape into the kajal itself. Does that make sense? If you use it sideways the tip will stay pointy for a longer period. Using a brush for drawing thin lines once you get to the last bits of the kajal is a wise idea indeed.

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    2. You can also use a sharpener.. but that seems like a waste of the kajal.

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  14. Mooie producten! Die oranje vind ik je het best staan maar dat blauw is ook mooi! Liefs x

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  15. I never thought of an orange kajal....but it really looks pretty...much more prettier than i expected ....

    http://www.crazyaboutcolors.com

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  16. Beautiful colors!! I want to try the orange haha <3

    http://shepetite.com/

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  17. Oeee that orange look is so puuurrrrty on you :P

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  18. LOVE YOUR REVIEW! Ik ga de productjes morgen testen, wish me luck! Maar door jouw vlot geschreven / duidelijke + MOOIE FOTO's ben ik alvast geïnspireerd en heb ik er ZIN in! Reden waarom ik zolang heb gewacht? I FINALLY GOT A CAM BABE! xxxx lots of love! You're my fav beauty blogger! WARM HUG

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    1. Dank je wel, Leila :) I'm honored!! Ik ben al benieuwd naar je foto's! Veel plezier ermee :D

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