Monday, May 23, 2016

Sugar - Stroke of Genius heavy-duty kohl - Review

Hello BFFs,

The city where I am living is at boiling point & I am awaiting eagerly for my beloved rain to come & rescue me from this scorching heat. So the basic necessities to combat with such heat is Lots of water & a smudge proof kohl to prevent dehydration & raccoon eyes.. :-)
And guess what I got this newly launched Stroke of Genius heavy-duty kohl from Sugar cosmetics in my April Fab bag like a Knight in Shining Armor. The smudge proof & waterproof kohl is bare necessity of a girl's life just like honey is of Baloo's life (Oh I can't tell you how much I love the song of “Bare necessities" song from the movie The Jungle book).
So read out further to know that The new launch of Stroke of Genius Heavy-duty Kohl from sugar cosmetics is worth your money or not….

Sugar - Stroke of Genius heavy-duty kohl

Sugar - Stroke of Genius heavy-duty kohl with sharpener

Product Description:

Eye makeup can be tricky but a stroke of genius can put you at ease. Add to that intense black color and soft creamy texture and you know you've been hooked for life. We're on about SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl - a waterproof Kohl pencil that can add pretty to your eyes in a single swipe. Its wax-based formula spreads evenly and lasts for up to 8 hours. Not just that, it comes with a free sharpener to ensure your eye makeup is always on point.
Bonus: Every Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl comes with its specially designed high quality sharpener that is carefully crafted to help you make the most of your purchase. How to apply: Gently rim your lower and upper lash lines with this creamy Kohl. Open your eyes wide for precise application.
Additional details: The SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl is currently available in the shade '01 Back to Black'. It is free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.

List of Ingredients: Iron Oxides, Black 2, Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Octadecene, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isoceteth-10

 Prices: 499 INR for 1.2 gm of product with Sharpener

My Experience:
The card box packaging is eye-catching with SUGAR written over it. The Sugar kohl is in pencil form which needs to sharpen after a few uses. But don’t worry they have provided a customized sharpener free with this Kohl pencil for the same. The pencil is in black color with the product description engraved on it as ' Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl -01 Back to Black'.

As it is being in Pencil form lot of product will get waste due to sharpening, however this feature is hygiene friendly. Regarding the intensity of the kohl it is jet black in color, one single stroke will give shiny jet black color. The formula is so smooth & velvety that it will flow without any tugging or pulling. Point of caution is that the kohl being so creamy & soft the chances are higher for lead breakage with little more pressure. So you have to use it with gentle hand or else you will keep using your sharpener & your pencil will become chhotu in the blink. The Kohl is waterproof & mind it I have tested the same by keeping the swatch on my hand under tap water for 5 minutes & no smudge then I tried to rub my hand vigorously then only the product get smudged but not gone completely. So you need a makeup remover to remove the kohl completely from your eyes. So girls it could be your BFF for the coming monsoon or wedding season.

Now the actual staying power on my waterline is 4 hours then it will start smudging unevenly but doesn’t go completely & on my upper lash line it will stay forever till I remove it with my makeup remover or coconut oil. It didn’t irritate my eyes though I wear contact lens, so I could say it is safe for lens wearer. It would be great base for the Smokey eye makeup look.

The only concern for the product is Price for the little quantity. It will be great if you can get the same on discount or with Fab bagJ.

Sugar - Stroke of Genius heavy-duty kohl-EOTD

Sugar - Stroke of Genius heavy-duty kohl-EOTD

  • Smudge proof & waterproof
  • Jet black color
  • Creamy & Velvety formula
  • Shiny black finish
  • Suitable with contact lens
  • Easily available on online stores of Sugarcosmetic, fab bag & Nykaa.
  • Expensive
  • Product wastage due to sharpening
  • No offline store

 BFF Rating: 4.5

 Final Verdict: It is very good product in terms of texture & longevity so if you can afford the price then you should definitely give this a try.

If you have any comments regarding this product or you like my blog then please do write in below comment section. I can’t tell you how much joyful I feel after reading the lovely comments.


  1. It looks very dark and pigmented. Love their Kajals.

  2. This kohl is so damn pigmented! Lovely EOTD :)

    1. yes. it is very pigmented. you should definitely try.

  3. My eyes are watery, does it stay put on waterline?

    1. It will stay on waterline for 3-4 hours for watery eyes.Then you have to reapply.

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