“You like me a lot, don’t you?” Geet asked Aditya knowingly in Jab We Met. Aditya fell a little more in love with Geet in that moment. So did I. But not just because of her quirks. You know the dialogue from Scarface, “The eyes, Chico, they never lie”? It was Geet’s kohl-rimmed eyes that I fell in love with. I cannot pull kohl off as easily but I live vicariously through those that do. And I spy B-Town divas showing off kohl-rimmed eyes again. Here’s how the cool girls are wearing kajal now.
B-Town Celebrities Are Playing Around With Kajal Once Again
Smokey Wings, But Upside Down
Janhvi Kapoor has (finally) done away with her clean-girl aesthetic. For this look, Janhvi used bold kohl to add drama to her waterline. Paired with messy hair and cat eyeliner, the look is sultry and perfect for a night out. I’ve always admired her flutter-ready lashes, but I didn’t miss them too much in this look.
While I cannot picture Geet from Jab We Met sporting a slicked-back bun, kohl was always her go-to. Notice how the outer corners extend into tiny wings at the end? I’m here for it!
Reverse Winged Liner
Like Kareena, Mouni’s waterline too is drenched in kohl. Mouni paired her kohl-rimmed eyes with a subtle wing, I think it is safe to say that baby wings are the next big thing.
A Dash Of Glitter
Ananya shed her girl-next-door image and I credit much of the transition to kohl. Her eye makeup look is heavy on the lids and the under-eyes are messy-chic. To add some dimension to the look, her waterline is tight-lined and there’s some eyeshadow smudged along the lash line. TBH, I’m on the fence about this look.
Red Carpet Ready
Looks like Bhumi got the memo too. Her bronze smokey eye makeup coupled with smudged-out kohl is the perfect look for a party, not that I’m invited to any.
My Favourite Eye Pencils To Recreate The Look
Maybelline’s eyeliner comes with a super fine tip that allows you to line your waterline and lids precisely. For days that I want my eyes to look a little extra dark, this eyeliner comes in handy.
For a no-gloss, matte-ish finish, this MyGlamm kajal is my go-to. It’s enriched with skin-loving ingredients like Vitamin E that nourish the lids. No irritation. No tugging.
This one lives up to the 24-hr claims. I’ve woken up from tiring night-outs with my eyes looking perfectly put-together thanks to this eyeliner by MAC.
While rhinestones and colours are enjoying the spotlight in eye makeup, it’s nice to see something old-school and simple given its due credit.
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