Black Kohl Comparisons – The Blackest of them ALL!!!

There are different shades of black? Yes, perhaps men can’t tell but these are all different shades of black kohl, not all are the same! There are deep blacks to soft blacks.  Finding the perfect black kohl is essential and every girl is looking for the deepest black with the longest wearing. 

I put together all the black Kohl I had which were a mix of international brands, local Arab brands and from Pakistan.  Have a look at what I found.



1.  MAC Smoulder

2.  Inglot #01 Kohl Pencil

3.  Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof

4. Clinique Intense Ebony #01

5.  Marc Jacobs Gel Eyeliner

6.  Mikyajy Sabaya Kohl (Arab brand)

7.  J Casanova #801 (Mehmood Syed Arab brand)

8.  Saeed Ghani (Pakistani brand)



Deep Black: Clinique Intense Ebony, Marc Jacobs Gel Eyeliner, Saeed Ghani, Inglot #01 and (to be fair I forgot to include MAC Feline in this comparison which is also very dark)

Dark: J Casanova (Mehmood Syed), Mikyajy Sabaya Kohl

Medium Dark MAC Smoulder

Lightest: Benefit Bad Gal

After my test, I washed my arm with Detol hand soap and literally scrubbed it.  These were my results

Budget Proof

Clinique Intense Ebony #01

Marc Jacobs Gel Eyeliner

Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Liner


Any eyeliner I missed? Please comment below with your experience!

What is your reaction?

In Love
Not Sure
Nilo Haq
Tagged as one of the five women to have shaped the beauty industry in the Middle East, Nilo is a pro makeup artist with stints at MAC Cosmetics, Toni&Guy, & Alexander Zouari Paris. Nilo Haq is the founder of iGlow Studios, Snobby Face lashes and creator of the first ever Online Makeup Course made for South Asian women. Nilo is now based in Toronto and is a sought-after bridal makeup artist who runs makeup workshops across three continents.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like

More in:Makeup