Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl in shade 01 back to black: Review and Swatch

Hello Everyone,
Today I am back with another review of my current favorite Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl in shade back to black. One stroke of a kajal can change the whole game, it brings depth
and definition to the eyes. I think eyes are the most beautiful yet sensitive
parts of our body, so we have to treat it with right products. Though I don’t
have sensitive eyes but I face some fungal problems around my eye lid area some
times. So recently I brought this kohl of a sell, got it around 200/- off (yay!). So let’s start with the

INR:499/- for 1.2g
Available at leading online stores as well as
Company claim:
We are 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 spread evenly and last for upto 8 hours. Not just that, it
comes with a free sharpener to ensure that your eye makeup is always on point.
This kohl is free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservative and animal derived

My review on Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl in shade 01 back to black:

Packaging: The kohl comes in full matte black pencil form
which looks classy yet trendy. The brand name and logo is printed on one side
and the shade name” back to black” is written on other side. The pencil further
comes in a paper cardboard box which has a cool graphic print on it. Full
ingredient list, price, shade are mentioned on that paper box. The Sugar Stroke
of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl comes with its own sharpener for free.

Color: Blackest black.
Pigmentation and formula: Incredibly pigmented, just one
stroke and you are done. Formula is super creamy and soft, glides evenly like a
dream. It applies so smoothly that you can draw a perfect line in just a single
stroke. It is more like gel based kohl in pencil form.The formula needs some
time to set, after that it does not smudge or budge, smear or fleck if not
rubbed. How cool is that! If you want to smoke out your liner then you have
to apply and smudge it immediately with your fingertips, if it is set, it
doesn’t move at all. But I  have heard
many blogger was complaining that it is not completely smudged proof or water-
proof. So I think if you have watery eyes or oily eye lids or rub it hard, then
it will definitely  smudged and blurred.
But you can fix this by setting the liner with matte black eye shadow post
Color payoff: Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy –Duty Kohl is rich
in color, gives the blackest black finish in one swipe. It has an amazing color
payoff. It has gel eyeliner like consistency which gives the smoothest and even
finish right from the first swipe.
Staying power: It lasts on my eye for whole day without
smudge or budge. It was on creamier side when apply and need some time to set.
After getting set, it doesn’t move, chip, fleck and ever smear. It is truly a long
lasting one. It can be removed only by a makeup remover.
 I have created these 5 different eyeliner look using Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl, you can check this post here.


  • Smudge proof and water resistance formula.
  • Smooth and velvety texture.
  • Gel based kohl in pencil form.
  • Rich in color.
  • Incredibly pigmented.
  • Fully opaque in just one swipe.
  • Gives most even and smooth finish in one application.
  • Harmful chemical, mineral oil and preservative free.
  • Cruelty free vegan product.
  • Comes with its own sharpener.
  • Stays like forever.
  • Doesn’t smudge, budge or smear if not rubbed.
  • Can be take-off only with makeup remover.
  • Chic and travel friendly packaging.


  • Price.
  • Availability.
  • Sharpening causes product wastage.

Rating: 4.6/5.
Final verdict: This is so far the smoothest, creamiest, jet
black kohl I have ever tried. It doesn’t move, chip, fleck and ever smear if
not rubbed. It stays almost for 10+ hours on my eyes with tad bit smudging in
the outer corner. I am really happy to have this in my vanity. If you are
looking for a drugstore Kohl pencil that gives jet black color with soft
velvety finish, then give this kohl a go.
If you have already tried it then let me know in comment
below that how your experience is! I would love to hear from you …

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