by Amy Azzarito FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST Louise Gorrod says: May 24, 2013 at 9:31 am The colour of my teenage years. My can’t-leave-the-house-without makeup essential. What’s not to love? Reply FripperyVintage says: May 24, 2013 at 9:55 am Had no idea it was used to prevent eye infections, always thought it was purely cosmetic, very interesting. Reply Alberta says: October 10, 2013 at 11:58 am kohl is the best eye make-up ever! used to get it as a powder, to be applied with a stick; now can only get paste (more like kajal and a lot messier); anyone know where I could get hold of the powder? Reply LEAVE A COMMENT Cancel reply Comment Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.