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How To Spot A Fake Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

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Hello ladies! So recently, I ran out of my black Lakme eyeconic kajal and as I did not have the time to visit a Lakme counter or wait for an online delivery, I got a new one from a local store. Since I have been a regular user of this kajal from the time that it was launched, it took me less than a minute to figure out that I had bought a fake one as soon as I removed the tube from its packet and held it in my hand. To my utter dismay, something about it just didn’t feel right. But instead of sulking over my precious 199 rupees I decided to write this post to help others to spot a fake one.

Now, the packaging of the fake kajal versus the authentic one shows absolutely no difference. It is completely identical. Even the tubes look indistinguishable at first glance. But there are some subtle differences which will help you figure out whether the one you are using is authentic or not. Read on for some helpful tips.

 Every Lakme kajal tube comes with the inscription “eyeconic kajal” written on it. On the fake one, the writing starts from the top end of the tube, while on the original one it starts from the base of the tube, in the opposite direction.

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 At the base of each tube there’s a turquoise band with the word “Lakme” inscribed on it. If you hold the tube        straight, with the cap facing upwards, you will notice that the fake one has the word “Lakme” written on it upside down   while the original one doesn’t.

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 After reading the manufacturing and packaging information on both the tubes, I have found a few discrepancies. The one that stands out is the spacing between the words. As you can see, the original one has a considerable spacing between the words “Net Wt”, “B. No” and “Pkd”, while the fake one doesn’t. Also, the fake tube does not come with the batch number and the RC number (found near the turquoise band at the base of the authentic tube).

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 When the Lakme kajal is uncapped for the first time, the tip is visible without having to twist the tube up. However, in the fake one, this was not the case.


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The authentic kajal comes in a twist up tube that is extremely smooth to operate. However, the fake one’s twist-up mechanism felt a little tight and out of place to me.

Lastly, let’s talk about the color and pigmentation of the Lakme eyeconic kajal. The kajal glides very easily onto the skin and gives a jet black shade right at the first swipe. Not to my surprise, although the fake one was almost as smooth to glide over the skin as the original one, it did not give that jet black shade in the first swipe.

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So to conclude, I have learnt my lesson and henceforth, I am going to be extra careful about where I buy my cosmetics from and keep a watchful eye for duplicates. I hope this post was helpful as well as a reminder to all you ladies out there and to myself to buy our cosmetics only and only from designated brand counters or from a trusted online store. You never know what harm the duplicates can do to your skin.

Stay gorgeous! J

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  1. Swati says:

    Very helpfull post. Now it becomes very easy to identify fake kajal. Thank you so much for sharing…

    1. parinaazmehta says:

      Most welcome swati 🙂

  2. thank you…this post help me to recognise real kajal..

  3. Thank you for the info. Very Helpful!

    1. parinaazmehta says:

      Most welcome! Do let me know what kind of content you would like to see

  4. NITU says:


    1. parinaazmehta says:

      Hi Nitu! Firstly thank you for writing and appreciating the post written By Shivani Surve. If you are buying beauty products from authentic stores like nykaa and amazon then the products are most likely to genuine. Fake Products are often sold in some small retail shops. If i get to know what how the fake can be identified i will definitely write a post on it.

    2. sakeena says:

      yeah i too really want to knw how to spot the fake loreal paris magique kajal pencil……kindly help.

  5. Anitha says:

    Thank u so much 4 d post ,it was so helpful

  6. nitu says:

    now I again buy loreal kajal from Amazon and I got original product. thanks for info and thanks amazon and dear all please don’t buy kajal from ebay. distributers of ebay doing bad job and if you got any fake product from online shopping you can complaint and they will return you money definitely.

    1. parinaazmehta says:

      I am so glad that the post has helped many to buy the right products.

  7. Surekha says:

    The post was very helpful thankyou dear

  8. Aakanksha Chitranshi says:

    This post is really very helpful..thankyou soo much..:)

    1. parinaazmehta says:

      most welcome. Please share the post as much as you can

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