When it comes to flaunting your eyes, there are plenty of ways to accentuate that feature. But the leading ways would have to be using the desi way of applying ‘kohl’. However some people still prefer eyeliner over it. In this article, let’s look into ways in which these two stand out and make you flaunt those pretty eyes.
By Eman Abbasi
So the main difference between kohl and eyeliner is that kohl can be applied on the waterline of the upper and lower eyelids while eyeliner can only be applied over the eyelids either upper or lower (usually upper). However, it is also possible to use kohl as an eyeliner, but it won’t last long as an eyeliner due to its texture. Both are cosmetic products that can make your eyes look prettier and sharper. However, you should use them accordingly in order to avoid side effects and other skin complications. Kohl is an eye makeup product that can outline the waterline of your eyes (both upper and lower) as well as outside. It adds a nice depth, and a sharper look to your eyelids while adding a nice fuller look to your eyelashes. Kohl usually contains organic ingredients such as the juice extracted from trees and minerals such as juice of Monasha plant, sandalwood, castor oil, ghee etc. Therefore, it has a medicinal value that ensures its safety to apply inside your eyes – inside the eyelids of your eyes. Hence, you can easily put kohl inside the rim or the waterline of your eyelids as it has no harmful effects. Moreover, it has a watery and creamy texture that makes it easy when applying in the lower eyelid as well as in the upper eyelid. Also, it gives a very soothing feeling to your eyes, and people from ancient times used this to protect their eyes from infections and harmful sun rays as well. Therefore, kohl is used both by women and men on an everyday basis (especially Arabic men) due to its medicinal value.Some people also use kajal as an eyeliner – using it over the eyelids to sharpen and shape their eyes, However, due to its specific texture, it does not last long when used as an eyeliner. Moreover, since its tip is specifically designed to apply inside the eyelids, using it as an eyeliner is quite difficult and the result becomes rather dissatisfying for many.
Eyeliner is an eye makeup product that comes in different types. Its main purpose is to shape your eye line from outside the upper eyelid as well as from the lower eyelid. Therefore, eyeliner plays a major role in the overall makeup since it highlights your eyes from the outside. In other words, eyeliner is applied around the contours of the eyes. Eyeliner helps you to shape and highlight your eyes in several styles such as normal shape style, winged shape style, smokey eyes style, tight eyeliner style, etc. Accordingly, you can use your eyeliner to create different effects by choosing your desired style. This creates a beautiful aesthetic effect in your eyes. Thus, the purpose of eyeliner is to enhance the size and the shape or reshape your eyes according to your wishes. Moreover, eyeliners are usually used by women only, unlike kohl. However, since eyeliner has an aesthetic value, men may also use eyeliners in their performances as well. Eyeliners come in varied forms such as liquid form, pencil form, gel form as well as powder eyeliners. These forms differ in their application as well; therefore, you should be well aware of the most suitable type to use according to your need. Unlike kohl, eyeliner is not made from organic ingredients; therefore, it usually has a harsher texture. Therefore, using eyeliners as kohl, i.e., using it to apply in your water lines is not such a healthy practice as eyeliner is made for outside use. It will give you complications and side effects, especially if you are a very sensitive person to allergies. Kohl and eyeliners are significant cosmetic products for eye makeup. Even though most people use these two interchangeably at present, there is a distinct difference between kohl and eyeliner as they are two products that serve two purposes. So while it becomes hard to choose one over the other, take your pick on what you prefer!