Friday, August 29, 2014

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner | Review

The Kat Von D tattoo liquid liner pen is one of the few makeup products that I use on a daily basis and absolutely cannot live without. I first started using this liner over 2 years ago and have tried various other liquid liners; however, I've yet to find any liquid liner that I love as much as this one. I really love the ultra-thin brush tip that doesn't fray or lose it's sharp point like felt-tip liners do. The formula is also amazing: smooth, long-lasting, not runny and not too dry. When in contact with water, it doesn't run/smudge unless you rub at it. 

My personal preference for eyeliner is liquid since I find it's faster/easier to apply than gel liners and gives a more precise/clean finish than pencil liners. The other liquid liners I have tried either have a sub-par applicator tip/brush and a great formula, or a decent applicator tip but the formula is lacking.

Price: $18 for 0.02 oz

- ultra fine brush tip allows for precise application
- brush tip doesn't fray 
- applies very smoothly and doesn't skip
- does not run 
- lasts all day without fading/smudging
- water resistant, yet easy to remove at the end of the day with makeup remover

- not the most pigmented
It does apply black, but there are other formulations out there that are a more opaque black (Kat Von D autograph liner, UD 24/7 liquid liner, Maybelline Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner). I actually like the pigmentation as it doesn't look harsh if I'm going for a more nautral makeup look, but I can see why some may complain about the pigmentation. My personal experience is that the darker formulations tend to run/smudge.

Overall, I have yet to find any liquid liner (or any eyeliner) that I love as much as the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. I would recommend this liner to anyone who loves liquid eyeliner! It's especially a great choice for makeup beginners who may have trouble with other liquid liners. I also think it's a great option for those who love doing the cat eye/winged eyeliner look, as the ultra-fine brush tip makes it so extremely easy to create that perfect flick. 

The Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Eyeliner+Serum is a similar brush-tip eyeliner pen that works well and stays put, but it runs out way more quickly than the Kat Von D tattoo liner pen. I also like Kat Von D's Autograph Eyeliner which has a darker pigmentation than the pen; however, the brush tip of the autograph liner is a lot softer/flexible than the pen, so it takes more practice. I have also tried the K-Palette tattoo liner pen which has almost the same brush tip as Kat Von D, but the formula was way too runny.  The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is one of the very few liners I've repurchased time and time again.

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This precise brush tip is what makes this liner better than any other out there.

Just look how fine and precise the brush tip is!