Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black is a jackpot!

Elle 18 has recently launched it's Eye Drama Bold Black Eye Pencil which the brand claims lasts all day and is smudge-proof. Being an Elle18 fan, I had to take a look at it. Every beauty-addict and every non-beauty-addict would admit having loved Elle 18 at some point. For me, I like the brand. It's what you get for what you pay and that being said, this time I think I hit jackpot because I honestly feel I got way more than what I paid for!

Price: Rs 135 for .35 gram ( which is standard size for retractable pencils).

Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black
Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black 



My Experience of Elle18 Eye Drama in Bold Black:

The liner is a twist up one. For the price and the fact that there are so many brands catering similar products at higher price, I did not expect much. But, contrary to that, the pencil feels like any higher-priced product. I mean, it does not look or feel cheap at all.

Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black
Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black 

Coming to the product itself, during hand-swatch, the Elle 18 pencil glided on like a traditional kajal with an intense dark pigmentation with no touch of grey! It's just blackest black like a kajal.
I tried smudging right-away and the Elle18 color did smudge around and then set.

Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black
Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black 

I swatched it again and this time, I let it set for about ten to twenty seconds and then I tried rubbing it. This time I am not kidding, it just did not budge! I tried rubbing harder and harder and no matter what I did, it did not smudge at all!I went for a bath right after and I used soap which faded it lightly. I scrubbed which faded it further, but it wasn't gone until I put on body lotion.

Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black swatch
Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black : A light swatch

On my eyes, I am wearing the kajal while I am writing this review and it has been more than 8 hours, the liner has not smudged to make a mess around my eyes which usually happens with any liner and I have accepted that. Only the corners have smudged which I cannot blame.

Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black
Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black 

Verdict: I think right now, that this Bold Black pencil from Elle 18 is one of the best eye liners I can think of, not to mention the price. I am pretty surprised and smitten by the brand again!

Do I recommend? I cannot think of one reason why I would not recommend. I cannot find one single flaw.

Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black
Elle 18 Eye Drama Bold Black 


Shall I repurchase? I am already planning to get hold of back ups.


If you love kajals or pencil liners in deepest black with no touch of grey, Elle18 Eye Drama in Bold Black it is!


I really really wish Elle18 expanded its range of makeup and I would look forward to that day!



Product by the brand. Honest review.