We’ve had people asking us: isn’t a black eye pencil the same as a kajal pencil? Short answer: NO. Long answer: Eye pencils are liners meant to demarcate and highlight the eyes. They are normally not good enough to be used inside of the lower eyelid, which is where we apply kajal. Kajal pencils, on the other hand, are specially formulated to be safe for waterline application – that is, in contact inside our eyes. We’ve had people complaining of irritation when they applied eye pencil in place of kajal. Now you know why!