Archive | December, 2012

Koji: Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner (Deep Black)

31 Dec

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I had wanted to try this eyeliner (retails for $16-24 online) for so long after reading the great reviews. I wasn’t disappointed, and I will be ordering it again!

Cons
It can take a little longer to dry than my K-Palette, 1-Day Tattoo liner pen. I say it takes about 15 seconds for it to completely dry. I made swatches on my hand to test this. However, this hasn’t been a problem. I can put it on and not need to worry about it smudging when I blink. This only matters if you rub it with your finger right away.

If you take water on your finger and rub the liner, it will rub off. This can be a plus or minus, depending on how strong you want your liner to be in water.

Pros
I love, love, love the applicator pen tip. The pen’s texture, firmness and length is the perfect combination to let me control the thickness. The tip is about 1.2 cm and reminds me of a calligraphy brush. It bends, but it is firm enough to allow you to put the right pressure on it to smoothly glide on the liner.  It is much easier to apply than the K-Palette liner, however I don’t think you can make quite as fine lines with the Dolly Wink liner. You still can make fairly thin lines to thick lines.

These are two swatches of the Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Liner. You can see it may bleed slightly.

These are two swatches of Koji’s Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner. You can see it may bleed slightly.

Here is the liner's calligraphy style applicator. It makes it easy to apply.

Here is the liner’s calligraphy-style applicator. It makes it easy to apply.

I also like that I don’t need to apply any pencil liner on top to enhance the appearance (unlike my Smashbox, Limitless Liquid Liner Pen). The color is a solid black.

This liner will last you all day.

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I give this five out of five stars.