Kohl is one of the most important makeup items in any Middle Eastern woman's makeup kit. Kohl has been used for ages in the Arab world. It emphasizes women’s eyes beautifully. It was traditionally made of galena, which is lead sulfide.
Throughout history, kohl has been worn by women, girls, and even newborns! Kohl was even used by men and was considered beautifying for men also.
You can still find the traditional kohl, which comes with a small brush that you can apply with or you can check the many popular makeup brands which have given kohl a new look and made it easier to apply such as, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Sephora and Max Factor.
Best Kohl Tips
- If your skin is oily or if the weather is warm, we recommend that you use waterproof and long lasting kohl.
- Remember, applying Kohl under your eyes could make them look smaller. So if you have small eyes, use a small amount of kohl. And never put liquid eyeliner at the bottom lash line, use a dark kohl pencil instead.
- Can't seem to create a straight line with liquid eyeliner? Gel eyeliners that are easier to apply and that will look smoother on your eyelids.