There were days where I would never leave the house without lining my eyes. So when I nearly ran out of my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, I freaked out. Well, kind of. Here’s the thing: I don’t have the luxury to peruse on a Sephora store that carries all the brands that are available on their webstore. So, here in where I live, trying to get KVD products is a little bit of a pain in the ass.
After I completely finished the entire thing, I made peace with the fact that my eyes needed to be cat-flicks-free (what a tongue-twister right there). So it was just brows, lips, and done. One day, a friend of mine bought this new eyeliner pen from a local brand, which was the Wardah EyeXpert Optimum Hi-Black Liner. It seems iffy for me at first, but I tried it out and I actually really liked it. It literally had me at hello. The staying power is insane. It sits on ‘it will stay on your lids for dear life’ within the longevity spectrum.
It took me months until I finally purchased one. It was not that easy for me to move past KVD -- #HardlineFan. Packaging-wise, it’s similar to that of KVD’s in that it is a pen. Although, the cap doesn’t have that bouncy thing so you need to really make sure that it’s nice and secure once you close it, otherwise the tip will dry out. And yes, it’s not a brush tip, rather a felt tip. I much prefer the former though. This tip is not as fine and skinny as the KVD ones. And this is something that I really struggle with, especially when doing feline-flicks. However, because it’s easier to get my hands on this one instead on KVD, I ain’t gonna turn into a Debbie Downer. Besides, the price of this product is MUCH cheaper than the KVD ones. It’s only IDR 70k a pop!
The color is jet black and pigmented. It does take quite some time to set so make sure to not blink after you finish drawing your lines, especially thicker, more graphic lines, otherwise it’ll transfer to your brow bone (been there, done that). It’s also seriously waterproof and will last all day. Even so, removing it is not a hard job. Just splash a bit of your dual phase makeup remover onto the cotton pads, gently press them against the lids for about 30 seconds, and wiggle them a bit. Sometimes if I’m extra lazy, I just remove them using a facial cleanser, and remove the entire makeup altogether.
All in all, it’s not the best pen eyeliner out there, but I’ll manage to get the most out of it. It’s just nothing really compares to KVD Tattoo Liners! Seems like it takes a lot for me to be impressed with pen eyeliners.