Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl- Reviews


Hi my angels,

I am here with yet another eye product to share my review on. It is a kohl pencil from Sugar Cosmetics. The product is called “Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl”. I am a big fan of Sugar cosmetics. I have their eye told you so liquid eye liner which is my one of the favorite liquid eye liner. I have their vivid lipsticks which again I am a fan of. And now is the turn of this super awesome kohl pencil. Read on to know all the goodness of the product.

sugar cosmetics heavy duty kohl

Product Description (from their website):
Eye makeup can be tricky but a stroke of genius can put you at ease. Add to that intense black color 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. Not just that, it comes with a free sharpener to ensure your eye makeup is always on point.

Price and quantity: Rs 499 for 1.2 gm

Availability: Easily available online on Nykaa and their official website and from as well.

Ingredients (from their website):
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
sugar cosmetics heavy duty kohl
The Kohl comes in an outer printed card board packaging. The outer cover has a typical Sugar cosmetics design pattern. The actual kohl has a matte black body with satiny finish. The matte packaging is to die for. It feels so classy and chic when you hold it in your hands. The kohl is in a pencil form which needs to be sharpened after some uses. It comes with a sharpener which is a good thing.
 sugar cosmetics heavy duty kohl
The stroke of genius heavy duty kohl is currently available in a single shade which is called “Back to Black”. The pigmentation… I swear you guys.. it gives the most intense color pay off in a single stroke. It glides on so smoothly. It almost feels like a gel liner. I have a kohl pencil from MUFE which is my all time favorite high end pencil. This Sugar one is quite similar to that with a little fact that the sugar one smudges a little while MUFE does not budge at all.
sugar cosmetics heavy duty kohl
Staying power:
The kohl pencil does stays on eyes for good 7-8 hours but if you touch your eyes, it will transfer onto your fingers. It is not the most smudge proof liner but it is good enough for daily office use or you can say it does smudge a little but not crazily leaving your under eye area all black (I hope you got what I mean). I generally set my kajal with an eye shadow so I don’t mind with the smudging thing. But do keep it in mind that it does move a little bit especially if you have watery eyes.

Let’s have a look at the goods and bads for Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl

Staying power is good
One of the smoothest applications
Intense black color
Single stroke is enough for proper color pay off
Mineral oil free
Paraffin free
No preservatives
Not smudge proof
Product wastage is there as you have to sharpen the pencil after some uses


This is how it looks on me. I used it on my lower lash line:


What else I am wearing?

  1. Face: Lakme 9 to 5 weightless Mousse foundation in Rose Ivory
  2. Upper lash line: Eyes:Maybelline gel eye liner 
  3. Lips: Sugar Cosmetics It’s a Pout Vivid Lipstick in 02 Breaking Bare 

Overall rating: 4.9/5

I am glad that I chose this product in my last fab bag. Totally loving the kohl pencil. At least now I can keep my MUFE kohl pencil for special occasions. (You know what I mean…typical Indian mentality <wink> <wink>)

Have you tried the Sugar Cosmetics Stroke of genius Heavy Duty Kohl. If yes, let me know your thoughts on it.

Till then


4 Responses
  • Harman
    October 15, 2016

    This thing is sooo dark. You look pretty 🙂

    • Priyanka Singh
      October 16, 2016

      Yes Harman it is indeed…. thabks for the compliment… n yes… so do u

  • vidya
    December 2, 2016

    This looks interesting . you look so cute. Nice review.

    • Priyanka Singh
      December 6, 2016

      Thanku Vidya

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