Our Kajal Eye Glider will change your life (or at least your makeup routine)

by Maria McNamara | 18 Comments



eye glider

Everyone in our office is pretty excited about our new Kajal Eye Glider, and it’s easy to see why. Debuting in October Maven Boxes, this versatile pencil features two richly pigmented, super-blendable colors that make it easy to create a variety of gorgeous eye looks. Plus, it comes with an amazing round-tip sharpener. And because of its soft texture and opthamologist-tested formula, it’s ideal for tightlining and waterlining. Not sure what that means? Don’t stress—I’m here to break it down for you.

Here’s a helpful diagram to get us started.



Typically, eyeliner is applied to the upper and lower lash lines. When you tightline, you’re filling in the tiny gaps between your eyelashes so they appear fuller and more numerous.

Note that tightlining is not the same thing as lining your upper waterline. In fact, it’s best to avoid lining your upper waterline because the eyeliner will get messy as soon as you blink. But a little eyeliner on the lower waterline can really help to enhance your overall look.

Our favorite hair & makeup stylist, the amazingly talented Lindsey, came by the Julep office to demonstrate these lining techniques on our own Natasha.









1. Sharpen your pencil
Super-sharp pencil tips have a tendency to snap off right away. Also, it’s scary to put really sharp things near your eye. Fortunately, the sharpener that comes with our Kajal Eye Glider creates a nice rounded point.

warm your pencil








2. Warm up your pencil
Rub it on your hand to make the soft formula even softer.









3. Tightline
This is a great place to give a general disclaimer: you should always be really, really careful when you’re putting things near your eye. Don’t attempt to tightline while driving or after three glasses of wine.

Use your non-dominant hand to gently pull your eyelashes up. Color in between your lashes, as close to the roots as possible.









4.  Admire this subtle yet gorgeous look.
Makes a difference, no?









5. Waterline
This one’s pretty easy. Just take your pencil and color in the lower inner rim of your eye.  If you’re going for a super-sultry effect, line all the way to your tear duct. For a less dramatic look, stop halfway across.

set with eyeshadow








6. Set your waterline with eyeshadow
This is an optional step, but it will help your liner stay put all day. Just dip your brush in some dark eyeshadow and gently dab it over your waterline.

finished look








7. And you’re done!
Looking good.

Lindsey also showed us how to create some gorgeous go-to eye looks.

Everyday look








Everyday Glow
1. Apply peach eyeshadow to your top eyelid
2. Dab pearl shimmer eyeshadow (or your favorite highlighter) on the inner corner of your eye
3. Tightline & waterline using the brown side of your Kajal Eye Glider
4. Curl your top lashes
5. Apply black mascara to your top and bottom lashes

Look 2








Date Night
1. Dust your upper eyelid and under your lashline with taupe matte shadow
2. Darken the crease of your eye with grey matte shadow
3. Tightline & waterline using the black side of your Kajal Eye Glider
4. Line your upper lash line, then use a brush or Q-tip to smudge it slightly
5. Curl your top lashes
6. Apply several coats of black mascara to your top and bottom lashes


Look 3








Go Big or Go Home
1. Tightline & waterline using the black side of your Kajal Eye Glider
2. Draw a thick black line across your upper lash line, then use a brush to blend it upwards over the entire lid, stopping just short of the crease in your eye
3. Darken the crease with black eyeshadow, then layer a lighter grey eyeshadow over it and blend well
4. Dab taupe shimmer eyeshadow on the inner corner of your eye and under the lower lash line
5. Curl your top lashes
6. Apply several coats of black mascara
7. Apply false eyelashes (we recommend holding the center of the lash band with tweezers)

Want to learn how to do the perfect cat eye? Check out this post.

  • oooooh stalking pays off, i’m so excited about this coming out in boxes next month and I LOVE DIAGRAMS!!! I can’t see to begin with and I find the diagrams so super helpful.

  • Wendy Pineda

    looking forward to the October box, I love the diagrams very helpful. Can’t wait!!

  • Cassie L.

    So….to tightline, do you apply liner as “normal” to the upper lid and then do step 3 of tightline or is that look all just tightline?

    • Maria

      Hey Cassie! Images 3 & 4 show tightlining only. If you want your eyes to pop even more, I recommend tightlining first and then lining your upper lash line as normal. Otherwise you risk smearing the liner on your upper lid when you lift your lashes to tightline. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Melissa J

    Is this product vegan and/or cruelty-free?

    • Maria

      Hi Melissa! We never ever test on animals, and we avoid animal products whenever possible, but we are not a certified vegan company. Here’s the ingredient list for the Kajal Eye Glider… I’ve asked our product development team to confirm the origin of all the ingredients, and I’ll update you once I know.

      Ingredients for Kajal Eye Glider – Carbon Black: Iron Oxides 77491/77492/77499, Black 2, Ferric Ferrocyanide, C10-18 Triglycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Talc, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

      Ingredients for Kajal Eye Glider – Brown Shimmer: Iron Oxides 77491/77492/77499, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, C10-18 Triglycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Talc, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

      • Melissa J

        Thanks, Maria! I’m really making an effort to be more conscientious in the products I buy. This is one of the reasons I like Julep and your nail colors!

        • Maria

          Just confirmed that the formula is indeed vegan!

  • Christine

    For those of us with oily/combo skin, is this product likely to lead to raccoon eyes, especially for monolids?


    • Maria

      Hey Christine! This eyeliner is not waterproof, so if you have oily eyelids I’d recommend a) using an eye primer before you apply eyeshadow (or you can just wear a primer on its own if you don’t wear eyeshadow) and b) setting the liner on your upper lash line with a mineral finishing powder. (Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to dust it on.)

  • Priscilla

    Can’t wait to try this. Is this safe for contacts lenses?

    • Maria

      Yep! I also wear contacts so I’m always worried about this too. But you know your eyes best…if they’re especially sensitive, dry, or prone to irritation, it might be best to avoid putting eyeliner on your waterline.

  • Crissi

    Would you think this eyeliner is good for makeup beginners?

  • Ramsha Sahibzada

    What nail color is the model wearing in the pictures? Is it Julep Anisa from the new collection? 🙂

    • Emily

      Good eye! She is indeed wearing Anisa.

  • I know this comment is a bit late, but what’s the purpose of the removable plastic doodad that’s part of the sharpener?

    • Emily

      It’s a small pick to help you clean out the sharpener. Handy!

  • zainab

    this was just ok..the water line idea does not work well..but the tighting thing is good ..6/10