One reason I don’t subscribe to the if-you-haven’t-worn-it-in-a-year-get-rid-of-it rule of closet editing is that you never know when some neglected piece in your closet—the kind you loved when you purchased, but then never knew quite how to pull off—comes off the bench and reveals itself to be a star. That is unquestionably the case with beauty products too, like this eyeliner—which I acquired a while back, then never used much because I prefer a pencil liner to a brush one, just because it’s less easy to screw up. But the other day, I tried it—just to see if I could work with the brush before tossing it—and guys, this stuff is a miracle. First off, it’s waterproof, so it doesn’t budge for hours. And second, the brush is both easier than I thought it would be, and tons more precise than a pencil.
I LOVE this eyeliner! It’s easy to apply and I’m usually pretty terrible at applying liquid eyeliner. I will admit to also smudging a bit of pencil liner on top of it – I like the Maybelline Skinny Gel Liner for that.
I don’t use black liquid liner on my lid because I don’t really have much lid space, with hooded eyes. But I will tell you this – I use liquid eyeline to tightline my upper lid waterline and it is a total game changer. Believe it or not the KVD liner transfers when you use it in your waterline but the STILA Stay All Day liquid liner Does. Not. Budge. on the waterline. It makes your lashes look thicker and your eyes pop.
Agreed about the Stila! When I was a makeup artist, I favored Stila liquid liner overall of the other brands I had to choose from.
Iola — I agree! Stila is great. My lids get oily but Stila stays on the whole day while others flake off.
I got this KDV eyeliner sample size in black and I didn’t use it for a few years. And then I wanted to give it a try to fill in some spots in my brows – My eyebrows are thick and super black in half, but the other half of them are extremely sparse. I use brow pencils, but this creates a few fake hairs.
Ok, liquid liner terrifies me but I’m in the market for something more precise so I’m going to give it a shot. Thank you! (PS. This happens to me with lip color all the time: products that seemed like a waste of money a year ago sometimes turn out to be surprisingly good all of a sudden.)
I just learned the upper waterline trick from a Drew Barrymore video.
Dang! I wish I’d seen this post before I purchased a similar eyeliner from Morphe at Ulta. It SEEMED bulletproof, but who knows until you try it?