Maybelline Colossal Kajal - Fake vs Real

by - 11:44 AM

Almost a Year ago when I saw Alia Bhatt Dancing to one of Student of the Year songs and applying colossal kajal I was anxious to get my hands on that product. Alia Bhatt has been endorsing in Maybelline products, specially the all favorite Baby lips so it was not a surprise she was using some in the Movie as well.

























Anyways moving on, the product had launched in India and was not yet here so waited and waited till soon after just4girls.pk started selling some! Yaay for me!

UNFORTUNATELY just4girls.pk as well and I were conned into getting a Fake kajal!! After paying literally double (Rs.675) of what it actually costs right now (Rs.375), the Kajal I got was NOT dark, rich, pigmented or smudge-free. It was all those things it was not suppose to be and I instantly de-fanned myself from the product.

I didn't know that it was a FAKE till I was told by Maybelline itself to try the one they launched in Pakistan and see for myself. There have been some fake Maybelline products (made in China & Korea) which have been circulating in the market apparently) After much doubt and hesitance I recently gathered the courage to do so (bought the colossal mascara [Rs.700] while I was at it :p).






I tested the two and WOW the difference was quite clear.

The product itself is different. The Fake is a tad bit longer than the Real and has some differences in the product design which you can never tell unless you look at them together. I did some swatches here:


Fake is Left, Real is right (pardon the cuticles my Mani is due)
Smudge Test

















So I have a reached a verdict. The real thing is definitely worth it. I am happy so far. Maybe its is not as smudge free or Long lasting as some exaggerate but it definitely gets me through the day and who the hell rubs their eyes like crazy all the time anyways to smudge it unnecessarily...Right?!

How to tell them apart? Well, that was tricky because they come is a closed packaging so unless you open and realize that the pigmentation is grey-ish and it smudges easily there is only one thing that I saw which might help us. The BOTTOM, yes you heard me, the pencil base is different. The REAL one has a dent and the FAKE one is flat. PLUS the Real one is a brighter yellow and the Fake one is dull and greenish yellow. (This Part was added later after observation).

A good addition to my everyday makeup pouch that I keep in my bag along with the lustrous and thickening colossal Mascara.

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72 comments

  1. Grt! Thanks alot for posting i have the fake one colossal which i buy from local shop from meena bazar :(

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    1. Its so disappointing that we get fooled by the fake ones and think the actual brand is bad :(

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    2. I hv the fake one rs 415 :"(

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  2. I was thinkin to get one
    Thanks that's helpful :-)
    How much is mascara?

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  3. I was thinkin to get one
    Thanks that's helpful :-)
    How much is mascara?

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  4. I was thinkin to get one
    Thanks that's helpful :-)
    How much is mascara?

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  6. Great review. I have the one which I bought from just4girls.pk, :( but it is not that much pigmented and also smudges within 2 hours. From where did u bought original one?

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    1. If you are in Karachi go check Agha's Supermarket in Clifton

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  7. I bought the original one from Al Fateh wjereas my friend bought it from there after few weeks & it turned out to be fake!!

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    1. Its really hard to tell apart specially because they are packed!!

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    1. Sure :) I am following you...You following me too?!! :D

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  10. I just adore the bright yellow packaging
    Drop by my blog too www.letamnatellyou.blogspot.com :)

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  11. Amazing blog, congratulations !!
    I'm following you :)

    Kisses,
    Carolina

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    1. :D Appreciate the support Carolina!!

      xoxo

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  12. My cousin was telling me same the other day that there have been fake ones circulating the market more commonly! :/ It would be really helpful if you could do a detailed comparison, as in how to tell them apart at all. :) x

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    1. ok I have figured out ONE way atleast if that helps...Adding it to the blog. There is a small dent at the bottom of the eye pencil of the real one...the fake one's bottom is flat. Sounds funny but that's the ONLY difference we can tell because they are all packaged the same way

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  13. Thanks for pointing out the reals and the fakes. There seems to be a growing market of fakes these days. :(

    Btw, thanks for stopping by my site and following. Now following you back. :D
    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

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  14. oh God very sad!
    Great post honey!

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    1. Thankyou...I just added another detail on how to tell them apart as well. It is quite sad. We miss out on the real thing and diss out the brand so its not really nice :/

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  15. I would have never thought about fake kinds! Thanks for the post!
    Also I saw you on bloglovin, and I am following you now :)
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    1. Thanks Natalie...Will definitely check your blog out and follow back :)

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  16. A really great post :-)
    Now following you on bloglovin.
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  17. Nice post
    Lets follow each other....:)

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  18. Thanks! I got the real one a while back and was wondering why you had not reviewed such a great product yet :) This was a very helpful review! would love to read one on a good mascara ;)

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    1. I shall do Mascaras soon and More :D

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  19. Oh my, I didnt know they were selling these fake too! thanks for sharing! xx

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  20. Wow I didn't even know that there were fakes of Maybelline! That's crazy considering their products are so cheap in the first place?! :)

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    1. The Funny thing is that the Fakes cost MORE! ahahah ridiculous yea?

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  21. OMG, I thought they only sell those fake Maybelline in Indonesia, I saw a lot of picture of fake Maybelline's Mascara circulating in Indonesian online shop for only $1 ( I think now it's cheaper).This is CRAZY!!! and I believe those fake stuff are from China (I'm not being racist or saying a bad word about a country), but I heard from my friend that they discover lots of fake stuffs when they travel to China and they sell it freely on the street.
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  22. wow China and Korea are ruining makeup markets. Gulf mostly sells all the fake products thank you for pointing out the diff between fake and original.

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  23. Even the fake one has a dent now :(

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  24. There is a difference that if you buy from maybelline kiosks, the real one will have a sticker on the cap. another version is flooded in local stores without sticker ...

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  25. Lovely post, few days back i got to see a maybelline kajal for rupees 360, i did not got it because i hought that can be fake, now i realize that it was fake :(
    saniawasif.blogspot.com

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    1. Kinda sad we have to find fake ones :( its such a disappointment

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  26. Thanx alot for ur help

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  27. nxt tyM i'll b carefull :) n0w i kn0w which 0ne iz real !

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  28. I just dont get it...why cant we have all real product in market in Pakistan...Why Fake Why.....?!?! :(

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    1. Money!!!! :D People wanna make money in any way possible I suppose

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  29. I'm glad i saw this post, i want to buy mine this week, now i can make the right choice.....
    Thanks for sharing this:)
    The Beautiful Eagle's Blog

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  30. oh wow! really helpful!
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  31. wow thanx for telling the difference. i got a real one from Al-fateh store in Lahore. they r also selling the real one :)

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    1. Yeah Al fateh selling real ones mostly but its not the stores fault. Some makeup wholesalers also mix the fake ones with the real ones. Just be careful :)

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  32. It's a number or code near the bottom of pencil ex:5K033H... Everything else visibly is nearly 99.9 % same for fake and original :/

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  33. can anybody post real vs fake maybelline mascara for me??

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    1. Mascaras are not as popular in terms of fake distribution so I think as long as you know which shop you are going to you are good :)

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  34. so sad this is happening :( but glad to know you shared the right one! :D Love their mascara's range!

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