Kajal is a woman’s best friend, especially because it beautifies the eyes instantly, while lighting up the face. Besides being a cosmetic product, you should know that it has some medical properties, which help in preventing eye ailments.

Kajal Application in Different Countries:

India and Pakistan of the few Asian countries and few Arab countries are quite well known to wear kajal. Its not only women in these sections of society that wear kajal, there are a lot of men who wear kajal to protect the eyes.
There are a lot of religious reasons also known in these countries that favors individuals to wear kajal.

Link to Traditional wear:

Kajal, or in the local language known as surma, is said to brighten the overall look of your dressing!!! We Indians are known to be a large group of kajal users as it goes more with traditional wear.


  • It is very important to keep your eyes free of dark circles when applying kajal, especially because the dark black hue will make your eyes look more dark in a larger area, thus making your skin tone darker and dull.
  • It is very important to use the right brand of kajal as the market offers a wide variety local to high quality kajal.
  • It is offered in pencil, powder, liquid and gel format!!! So you can choose your preference and seek the beauty and medical benefits!

Step by Step Tutorial on How to Apply Kajal Perfectly:

Here are few of the basic steps that will help you to apply kajal properly:

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  • Clean the eye area including the eyelashes with a mild cleanser and water. For all those who have a dry skin, moisturize the eye area well, and dab some looser powder to avoid the oiliness.
  • Gently pull down the lower eyelid so that the inner lid line or waterline is exposed.
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    Use a kajal pencil that is not too sharp and start lining from the inner corner of the eye up to the outer end.

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  • If you are not having a steady hand, take some kajal on your fingertip and drag it smoothly along the waterline. However, make sure that your hands are washed properly, as there are possible chances of infection.

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  • If you want a soft smokey effect, you can apply a thick kajal line on the lower rim and smudge off the line with an eye shadow brush or smudger.

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  • For the upper eyelid, close the eye and line the upper lid smoothly, starting from the inner corner up to the outer corner of the eye, gradually increasing thickness.

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For weddings you can deck your eyes up a little more by playing with different color pencils, eyeshadows and false eyelashes. You also could boost eye lash volume by applying a generous amount of mascara, which inturn will give you more of the ‘desi’ look.

This will also help you brighten and lighten up your eyes, and possibly giving an option to make your small eyes appear bigger.

Kajal gets you a sexy mysterious look, be it daytime or evening, do not forget to apply kajal always on your eyes, and look gorgeous!

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/piub/ Piu B

    Really good tips for applying kajal.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ahana/ ahana


      • sumaiya

        amazing tips to apply kajal

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/saara/ Saara

    adorable article like it.. best use for beginner……. :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ahana/ ahana

      thanks dear :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/radha82/ radha82

    wowww that’s really useful post thank you for sharing this tips :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ahana/ ahana

      thanks for going through this article :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/priyamwadhanaidu/ Priyamwadha Naidu

    nice post

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ahana/ ahana

      thanks for commenting

  • Sneha

    Thank you so much ahana! I always get my kajal smudged even as i am applying it and now i know why!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ahana/ ahana

      happy that u liked it

  • sneha .l.

    thank you for giving me the tips i apply it and it is very nice

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ahana/ ahana

      glad u found it helpful

  • sneha sudhil

    thank you ahana.where did you get these tips from?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ahana/ ahana

      researched on web :)

  • Sapna

    Now i understand y my kajal smudges so quick!! thnnks for sharing this important information…il from today it self put to use.. :)
    glad to have come across this article.. thnks style craze

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ahana/ ahana


  • Shanti

    Your article is a good one.. beginners are bound to benefits out of it.. Thnks Style Craze and Ahans.. for sharing this kajal aplication steps..

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ahana/ ahana

      thank u :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/taranimalhotra/ Tarani

    Wow getting your kajal done right also needs a great deal of work! Nver knew about this before. Thanks Ahana!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/gurleen/ Gurleen

    Perfect and very helpful:)


    My husband works in computar for long hours ( 8-10 hours a day), Shuld he use Surma in the eyes to make his eyes cool ?

  • Shruti

    i really love itt!!…It is really helpful!!
    PS -thankyou so very much !!

  • Ezzah Malik

    thanxx its really helpful………….

  • Mekha

    Your article is amazing … It really help the beginners a lot …. Thanks .. But for the eyeshadow the colours doesn’t match your complextion …. Use urban decay primer potion .. It will help a lot and make your eyes look gorgeous :) .. Just to let you know

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