*NEW SHADES* SUGAR STROKE OF GENIUS HEAVY DUTY KOHL |Review

A stroke of kohl can simply elevate any look! If you’re looking for such kohls, here’s that very special news. Sugar Cosmetics launched some new exciting, electrifying shades in the Stroke Of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl Pencils range. The Stroke Of Genius Kohls are now a family of 5 shades. Sugar was kind enough to send me the new shades, which I’ll be talking about in this post. 

Eye makeup can be tricky but a stroke of genius can put you at ease. Add to that colour and soft creamy texture and you know you’ve been hooked for life. We’re 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 spreads evenly and lasts for up to 8 hours. Its creamy texture makes application super easy and helps to create varied eye makeup looks in a matter of minutes. This high-performance waterproof Kohl provides maximum colour in a single stroke and lasts for up to 8 hours. Not just that, it comes with a free sharpener to ensure your eye makeup is always on point. 

These are free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.

The SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl is currently available in 5 shades – Back to BlackPurple RainGreen LightBlue Suede Shoes, Black Magic.

PRICE : INR 499/- for a 1.2g product. 

AVAILABILITY : The SUGAR Stroke Of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohls are available at sugarcosmetics.com and also if you’ve a Sugar Cosmetics outlet near/in your city these would be available at the stores. 

List of Ingredients: Iron Oxides, Black 2, Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Octadecene, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isoceteth-10.

How to apply: Gently rim your lower and upper lash lines with this creamy Kohl. Open your eyes wide for precise application. 

Packaging, it comes with a outer box, which is a total ‘Sugar themed- abstract art’. The little box is filled with all the details and description about the kohl pencil. Inside housed is the kohl pencil, which is a regular eyeliner/kajal/kohl pencil shaped, which is supposed to be sharpened. The pencil has the Sugar logo and the shade name printed on it despite it having a color coded bottom. Every Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl comes with its specially designed high-quality sharpener that is carefully crafted to help you make the most of your purchase. It has the highest quality blades that are reliable, consistent, and without peer. It contains a built-in cleaning stick with a smart holder that keeps your blades clean without getting in the way. It sharpens the kohl with utmost ease and is absolutely mess free.

Firstly, these kohls are extremely pigmented and have super smooth creamy formula. They’re wax based and hence the chances of smearing are less and they even spread out evenly. The kohls glide on very smoothly and effortlessly without any tugging or pulling on the eyelids and on the waterline and with great pigmentation.

Sugar has launched the kohls in 4 exciting and bright shades –

  • 02 PURPLE RAIN : For all you strong sassy women who don’t wait for the storm to pass, but dance in the Purple Rain. Captivate the world with your guts when you swipe this purple seductress.
  • 03 GREEN LIGHT : For all you spirited women with LIT attitude, whose hearts revel in the Green Light. Allure the cosmos with your passion when you sport this green goddess.
  • 04 BLUE SUEDE SHOES : For the once in a lifetime kind of women who own the ground they walk on with Blue Suede shoes. Amaze the Universe with your confidence as you slay this royal blue bombshell.
  • 05 BLACK MAGIC : For all you alluring women who have everyone under their spell, and in your eyes, have the sins of Black Magic. Bewitch the whole world with vigor as you rock this black enchantress with silver glitter.

I’ve used almost all the shades, and I must say only Purple Rain shade does apply a bit patchy, I dunno why. I had to apply it twice or thrice only after letting the first coat dry up completely and set for next layer to get that complete opaque color. Rest all shades have a great color pay off. Just a single stroke gives total opaque and 100% pigmentation. Black Magic and Blue Suede Shoes are my absolute favorite shades, and I’ve been wearing them more often these days. These kohls have to be sharpened very often, they go blunt in just few days of use. If you’re using it on both eyelid and waterline, then it gets blunt in just 2-3 uses.

These kohls are not smudgeproof or waterproof. They do smudge a little when worn on the waterline, whereas stay intact on the lids. They do stay on for a good 7-8 hours when I wear it as a winged liner on my eyelids. And in less than 5hrs my kohl on the waterline smudged. If you have oily waterline, then you should be careful before going out with it the whole day. The smudging is quite minimal, and nothing that gives you panda eyes.

Here’s where I tried using Black magic to wing my eyes and Blue Suede shoes in my waterline. I loved this combo so much that I wore it so many times.


Overall, great affordable kohl pencils from Sugar Cosmetics which have an intense pigmentation and have decent staying power. If you’re someone who loves kohls or even kajals, these pencils will be a great choice and with such beautiful shade range you cannot stop with just one.

Did you try these SUGAR STROKE OF GENIUS HEAVY DUTY KOHLS?? Which is your favourite shade? Lemme know……

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