Product Review: Stila Kajal Eye Liner Pencil

An entire hour spent sifting through goodies at Sephora, only to end up at the counter with a yawn eye pencil.

Yeah, I know… zzzz.

But hold on a sec, before you go clicking away to another blog to eyeball a more exciting haul, this modest purchase just might have been my best in months!

I first put Stila’s Kajal Eye Liner on my “check it out” list after seeing it featured as a Product of the Month on Mischo Beauty's blog. Now when a magazine recommends something… well, let’s just say I’ve been burned. But when a fellow beauty blogger gives a product the thumbs up, I’m on it like the semi-annual sale at Nordstrom.

This soft, (and shockingly!) creamy pencil glides on in single sweep. It leaves a rich, smooth line I thought was only possible with liquid or gel eyeliners. And no pulling or tugging at the sensitive skin around my fortysomething eyes.

Best of all, it stays put until I remove it at night.

Stila’s Kajal Eye Liner has given this “mascara only” gal’s eye game a much-needed WOW!

The pencil is available in eight shades ranging from the stardard Onyx (black) to the more adventurous Amethyst (deep plum).

My pick? Tiger’s Eye, a deep brown.

Stila’s Kajal Eye Liners are $18 a pop and available at Sephora.


  1. I feel like I need this product in my life..LOL
    Welcome back to blogging.

  2. Thanks for that... and yes, it's a good one! Welcome back! :)

  3. welcome back! i searched all through sephora for a blue eyeshadow, couldnt find the shade i REALLY wanted and got urban decay's 'adore'. what is goin on w/ sephora?

  4. hey hunn just stopping by showing your blog some love...very interesting we love it... : )


    come stop by sometime.. ;-p

  5. good to know, my black eyeliner just bit the dust

  6. Heya! I miss you guys. My new book is due in September, so my blogging will be spotty. But I will check in on your blogs when I can.

    I really think ya'll will like this pencil. I've tried the gel liners, but only end up making a mess.

    Antithesis, Sephora HAS been so picked over lately.

    Welcome, Yan Tan! Headed over to peep your blog now.

  7. Lord knows I need a new eyeliner Rimmel one isn't cutting it anymore. I'm going to have to check this out!

    I can't wait for your book to come out...gonna have to feature it on the blog!



  9. yay a new post! i'll have to check this out. loreal has a new liquid liner pencil that's pretty awesome. i wonder how they compare...

  10. @BVB - Thanks! It should come out sometime next year.

    @Yummy411 - I've tried liquids and BB's gel, but only end up making a mess.

  11. Phyllis,
    Just in time for me too. This heat is making my eyeliner vanish within an hour ...
    Glad to see you back

  12. Hi Auntie!! I love me some Stila. Especially their lippies. But would you believe I haven't even tried their liners yet? Now WTF have I been doin' with my life?

  13. Eighteen bucks for an eye liner??? All I can say is, bring on the 99-cent pencils from Wal-Mart or Walgreen's.

  14. This sounds like something I need; I hardly ever wear eye liner because it invariably ends up under my eyes by the end of the day. I see it's on Amazon... And to think I was just getting my Amazon habit under control!

  15. Thanks so much for the review. I an going to try it. Welcome back. I am back too. I know it has been a long time.

    I changed and redesigned my blog

  16. I love the new look and your other blog it looks AMAZING! Keep up the great work!