A month ago, I purchased the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in the color Trooper. Liquid liner is a staple for me. I don’t feel like myself without winged liner on! After going cruelty-free, I sadly had to leave behind the Stila Stay All Day liner, and have been searching desperately for a replacement ever since. Because drug store liners tend to dry out quickly, I decided to give the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner a try. Here are my thoughts on it so far:
This liner is unlike any other liquid liners I have used before because instead of a felt tip, it has a brush tip. Brush tips are supposedly superior to felt tips because they remain sharp; however, I have found the brush tip to be a curse rather than a blessing.
The tip is not as sharp and stiff as the felt tipped liners I have used in the past, making it difficult to get the perfect point. Since the brush tip works by capillary action, the tip will occasionally go dry in the middle of doing my eyeliner and rub away the liner I have already drawn on. Then, I will have to get the ink flowing again by swatching it on my hand and then go back over my eyeliner. But when the liner does work, it is very dark and opaque, superseding most drugstore felt tipped liners. It is also quite budge-proof and smudges and fades minimally after being rubbed.
I had high expectations for this product and really wanted to love it, but it I don’t think I will be repurchasing it. I definitely do not hate it. It is a very nice liner and once it’s on, it looks and wears very nicely. I just do not think it is worth the fuss it gives me from time to time, especially for a high end liner. I will probably be sticking with felt tipped liners from now on.
That being said, many people do rave about this liner, so it is still worth a try if you are interested. I would recommend experimenting with it in the store before purchasing it to ensure the brush tip suits you.