Hope all of you are doing well today! I am here to review a felt tip liner from Kat Von D – the much-raved about brand and product, yo yo! After getting inspired and motivated from people, I also started attempting winged liner and wearing liquid eyeliners, which were out of my comfort zone 😛
I am glad that I started with felt tip liners being an amateur (and almost a dumbo in arts subject since childhood :P) because they are not as difficult as traditional liquid liners. Gel liners are still beyond reach for me considering their tricky application and the patience required. Hopefully, I will learn all the techniques with liquid, gel and other eyeliners soon, but till then, felt tip pen liners are my saviors. Now that I have said this is my first felt tip liner, I am not sure if it’s the best liner available in the market though I can certainly swear for its intense color payoff, staying power and many other good qualities which will help you decide whether to pick it or not. Read on to know more about Kat Von D Trooper Ink Liner!
$19 for 0.02 Fl Oz, excludes shipping and tax.
An ultra-rich and waterproof, felt-tipped liquid pen eyeliner for up to 24 hours of instant drama and effortless, bold definition.
What it does:
Flaunt a killer line every time with Ink Liner. The innovative, no-fray marker tip holds the maximum level of formula, giving you bold lines with instant color lay-down and stunning intensity. Remarkably easy to use, the felt tip applicator provides total control for effortless eye lining. Rock your look around the clock with this waterproof formula that delivers a fade and run-resistant finish for up to 24 hours of wear. For effortless drama, put it in ink.
My Experience with Kat Von D Trooper Ink Liner:
The felt tip liner comes in slender and sleek pen packaging with a safety cap. I like its sleek, slim and pointed tip which stays stiff even after several usages. I hope it stays that way forever. Overall, I find it quite an user-friendly and friendly product.
Talking about my shade “Trooper,” it is a jet black shimmer-free shade though it tends to give a subtle shine once it dries down. I find it a blackest black ink liner even with that subtle shine that would complement winged eye makeup. I mean it will highlight our eyes and features, even with a mix and match of colors and does not fade away over eyeshadows unlike other regular liquid ink black liners.
The texture of the felt tip pen is soft yet stiff enough to draw even the finest line precisely, only if my hands were not so shaky 😛 Kudos to this felt tip liner which forgives my mistakes and gives me good chance at attempting winged liner or any makeover. I like these pen liners for their flexible usage as in the liner dries quickly and that helps impatient souls like me who are in habit of blinking eyes more than often 😛
Honestly, I love attempting new stuff at makeup, but then the patience and efforts behind maintaining and wearing the eye makeup deters me to a great extent, hence I owe my eye makeup to this new technology! Coming back to the felt tip, like sketch pens, the tip tends to loosen up after a while, but a gentle pressure with finger tips will get it in place. I follow the instructions mentioned, like shaking it a bit before pointing in the inner corner of eyes, taking it all the way downwards, following the contour of my eyelids for precise and more perfect results. It slides like a silky tip all along the way with no tugging pulling at all, impressive, right?!
It is also quite fascinating to see that it applies like a wet ink liner which dries into a thick and prominent black liner which does not budge or smudge even after several hours. However, I do feel that layering or multiple swipes is slightly tricky with this texture as it tends to flake a bit. At times, it looks like an unnatural tattoo liner than an ink liner.
Other than that, I do notice that simply making a line or a wing on well-moisturized eyes will not work as it tends to feather out, hence a good primer and/or base is advisable. Now coming to wear time, it just stays and stays and stays with no fading, peeling and/or smudging at all, even on my oily eyelids, cool isn’t it? Hence leaving minor concerns aside, I find it perfect for beginners like me and even masters at eye makeup as is evident through back-to-back reviews of all shades of this ink liner on IMBB. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Kat Von D Trooper Ink Liner:
- A jet black shimmer-free black ink liner with effortless coverage.
- Pointed yet soft and stiff tip which delivers intense pigmentation.
- Delivers intense color payoff in a single swipe.
- Applies like molten butter with no tugging or pulling on my well-primed eyes and drying into a prominent black liner.
- Does not smudge with water or vigorous rubbing of eyes.
- Stays put for 7+ hours on my oily eyelids without smudging.
- Does not look flaky even after several hours of wear time.
- Comes off easily with any regular makeup remover.
- Makes my task of applying a liquid liner/winger liner easy peasy.
- Good packaging.
Cons of Kat Von D Trooper Ink Liner:
- Felt tip liner loosens up after several uses.
- Might not last as long as other regular liquid liners we get in the market as it tends to dry up within a few months.
- Layering might lead to flaky application.
- Lining it over moisturized eyelids would lead to feathering.
Well honestly, none of these cons are of major concern for people who are masters in eye makeup but for beginners and amateurs like me, they are of significance. Otherwise, I simply love it and have already made up my mind to own many of these. I will recommend it to everyone. I rate it 4.5/5!
PS: Please pardon my attempt at creating a winged liner 😛 I am still learning!
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