From the dawn of the Middle East history Kohl is an important part of the visual beauty regimens. Kohl is a black substance worn in the eyes by women in Middle East and Southeast Asia. It is applied in the eye lid as well as above the eye lid. Kohl is most commonly known as kohl or kajal in Middle East, and surma or eyeliner is rest of the world. It is the most essential cosmetic in the makeup. Kohl is one of the most significant substance even in the halal make up. Women in the Arab Peninsula uses Kohl for brightening their eyes.
Kohl is used for curative purposes, some people believe Kohl to be protective against sun’s sharp glare in desert. Kohl is also used as a protective measure from evils.
It has occupied a vital social role in Egyptian women’s royalty and serves as a major beauty enhancement. Kohl is modified in powdered, wax and liquid forms. Kohl is available in every cosmetic outlet and almost all retail outlets in Middle East. Kohl is available in every cosmetic as well as retail outlets in Middle East.
Kohl helps to give much graceful and beautiful looking eyes. There are many traditional as well as easy ways to prepare Kohl. Kohl was traditionally prepared using Galena, it is lead sulphide and is said to be harmful for sensitive eyes. In modern times Kohl is derived from the soot of seeds of sunflower and almond shells, which is also perfumed by an aromatic Gum. It is basically a powdery antimony which comes in dark black and greyish color.
These days, Kohl is largely used in a pencil form for modern makeup and is applied in various styles. Originally the Kohl powder was used by soaking it over night in olive oil. One can even enhance their eyebrows by using Kohl efficiently. A much smaller quantity of Kohl powder lasts for a long duration and gives a realistic glorifying look.