Wednesday, March 26, 2008

For my eyes only

I bought myself a little tube of Mumtaz kajal today. The model on the casing tempted me with her large lustrous eyes. Maybe I should try the exotic oriental look, I told myself.


I flipped the case around. Hmm. Sixty rupees. My sister pays a hundred rupees for her fancy Shehnaaz Husain kajal. And at the lower end, this kind of thing can be bought for five rupees as well. Obviously, Mumtaz was a middle-to-high-end brand. Maybe it was worth trying? Would it give me a softer look?

I looked at the ingredients. The Sufoof-e-Syah had me stumped, but syahi is Urdu for ink, so I figured this Sufoof thingy was the dye that made the kajal black. And Bhimseni Kafoor was probably camphor. Ark Phudina is "extract of mint" - cooling perhaps? Who knows.

All in all, very interesting and mysterious. So I bought it, and tried it, and the results were, ahem, quite encouraging. I think I can face 40 now.


6 comments:

Indrani said...

you don't look anywhere around 40... so it is not the magic of kajal alone. share with us the other beauty tips too. :)

Gardenia said...

I second that! Interesting post - thanks!

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Nice post - and you look great, facing 40 from a great distance, I am sure.

Cleopatra would have used this kajal, do you think?

डा०रूपेश श्रीवास्तव said...

दीपा जी,सुंदर लगा आपका लिखने का तरीका और साथ ही स्त्रियोचित व्यवहार की जीवंततता भी दिखती है आपकी पोस्ट्स में,उम्र देह की हो सकती है परिपक्व विचारों पर तो बस पुष्टता ही आएगी अब....

Kat said...

the large lustrous eyes does look mesmerizing.... Think the model must be from Kanyakumari..!!!!

Anonymous said...

U r right ma'm..i tried it..now it's my favourite brand...