I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect liquid eyeliner for practically the last 8 years. I’ve tried products right from the drug store through to the high end and I decided to try this eyeliner because it gets a lot of love within the beauty community. I picked this up at John Lewis and it cost me £14.
This eyeliner comes with a tapered brush tip, it is VERY fine which allows for precision when applying the eyeliner. The formula of the product is quite wet (make sure you shake the bottle before use), it applies smoothly and opaquely on the lid. I’m no expert with liquid liners but this one was very easy to use and I only re-dipped the brush in once to achieve my desired cat-eye look. Initially the product dries shiny, but after drying fully it has a matte finish. Furthermore, the colour is a truly deep dark black.
The two pictures on the left show the eyeliner immediately after application before it has dried. The two on the right are after 12 hours.
I wore the eyeliner over the Elf Eyelid primer as I always do and there was absolutely NO smudging after a full days wear. I travelled on the London Underground, wind and rain blew in my face, my skin became oily and nothing made this smudge or flake.
The best part of the eyeliner is the removal. Now I’m very fussy about eye make-up removal. I don’t like using harsh chemical removers or tugging at my eyelids. This eyeliner however just peels off when I hold a warm muslin cloth over my eyes.
Hands down this is the BEST eyeliner I have ever used so far and I fully understand why it gets so much hype on the interwebs. It doesn’t break the bank unlike other high-end eyeliners, it applies like a dream, doesn’t smudge or flake and it removes easily.
I’ve been meaning to try this eyeliner for years and I finally got my hands on it! I bought it from YesStylefor £11.90.
Dolly Wink from KOJI is a deep, dazzling black eyeliner with an ultra fine, yet flexible tip for ease and precise application. Waterproof and sweat proof, the liquid eyeliner comes with a quick dry formula to prevent smudges and smears. Long wearing and with an intense shade, eyes are enhanced and defined for hours on end, without need of touch-ups.
The packaging is cute and pink. The pen itself is pink with a black top. I think it has a small ball inside the pen to aid in distribution of the product.
The tip of the eyeliner is made of many tiny fibres which have been tapered to a very fine tip. This allows the pen to be very flexible and get close to the lashes, whilst maintaining the shape of the tip.
The eyeliner applies extremely smoothly but the colour isn’t as black or dark as I would have liked it to be. You need to apply quite a few layers to achieve an opaque black line which can be time consuming. The formula is very light weight and comfortable and it isn’t drying so it doesn’t clump at all. The finish is semi matte.
I’ve got very oily lids, so after 4 hours I saw a tiny bit of smudging under my eyes which wiped away very easily. There was a tiny bit of fading over the 12 hours but overall the line stayed pretty solid and performs better than any other liquid eyeliner I’ve used before. Removal of this eyeliner was the best part for me. I’m not a fan of tugging at my eyelids to remove long-wear make-up, but this literally comes off with a wipe of hot water!
I really like this eyeliner as an everyday day product and I will probably buy it again. It is long wearing, light-weight, gives a polished look and removes very easily. The only down side was the lack of intensity of the colour but I think I’ll use this more for when I just want to line my lashes with a thin line instead of when I want to do a full cat-eye liner.
Edit 1. I tried the eyeliner again with Elf’s Eyelid Primer and the colour pay-off was awesome and there was no smudging. So if you’re going to buy this use a primer first 🙂