Every once in a while, I set out to do something. Usually it happens as a result of something I’ve been thinking about for some time. In this case, I’d been thinking about finding a really good black eyeliner (in any shape or form) that would serve as a source of motivation to perfect my winged eye skills. I shared this in my Instagram stories (click the IG icon on my homepage to follow me!) and I received quite a number of suggestions on what to try out. Among some of the suggestions received was the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. I’d received really good recommendations on it, however I wondered how I’d ship it into the country since I didn’t know of anyone one travelling back to Kenya and I wasn’t really ready to pay to have it shipped here. Luckily enough, my bestie had travelled and I sent her to bring me the Fenty lipstick from Sephora Dubai, which was unfortunately sold out, so as an alternative I told her to bring my the Kat Von D liquid eyeliner. Whoop!
I tried out the liner the first time earlier this week (don’t judge me because winged eyeliner application is a skill that is absolutely not time conscious. You know when they say if you’re running late that you should never wear a winged eye? Yeah.) and decided to do a full face beat and show you my first cat eye attempt since last year. I do hope I have done you winged eye pros some justice!
The eyeliner came at a price of AED95 (that is, 95 dirham) which is the equivalent of KES. 2,600, which is quite pricey so it is definitely something I won’t use all the time just for that reason. I want it to last a little longer so I can have more fun with it. You can however purchase it online on some stores like Asmini Beauty or Mall For Africa because they do all the work for you so you don’t have to worry about customs and all that stuff.
I definitely love the packaging of the liner. It’s black, sleek with beautiful calligraphy and artwork, more-so if you’re someone that’s into tattoo-like artwork. It’s also roughly the size of the average pen with a very sharp and precise felt tip for that very much desired razor sharp eyeliner tip. The shade of the liner is aptly named Trooper Black. I’m not sure I’m confident enough for a different coloured eyeliner so I’ll stick to black- for now.
After wearing the liner I did come up with a short list of the pros and cons of the product, which I thought I should share as well because 2018 is a year of caring for your neighbour’s makeup goals. 🙂
- The eyeliner is super pigmented. It is so so black, haven’t met its match – yet.
- The sharp felt tip of the liner makes for a super smooth application process
- It lasts for quite some time without it looking worn in. It also doesn’t get absorbed by the skin so the eyeliner still looks like it has been freshly applied.
- It is non-transferrable. When I say this liner doesn’t budge, it DOES NOT BUDGE. The first time I tested it I tried rubbing it with my index finger and it didn’t wipe off. It however does wipe off with a little force using soap and water, and for thorough cleaning, use a cotton bud dipped in coconut oil to remove any excess/stubborn eyeliner residue.
- I couldn’t figure out anything wrong with this eyeliner except for the fact that my UNSTABLE and UNSTEADY hands were so shaky that it took me like half an hour to have a slight semblance of symmetry on both eyes. It’s such a struggle lol! I’m hoping I get better with time though!
I really do hope that this review was comprehensive enough, and please let me know if you like these kinds of posts because I quite enjoyed working on this one!
MAY THE WINGS OF YOUR EYELINER ALWAYS BE EVEN.