Battle of the Brush eyeliners
Recently, I realised the 3 eyeliners I’ve been rotating between have all been from different countries; Japan, Korea and America. Seeing as liquid eyeliners are very vital to my make up collection, I thought it would be fun to compare them all in the “Battle of the brush eyeliners”. After much experimentation over the years using pen-tip eyeliners, the eyeliners that come as a pot and the applicator, gel eyeliners and a brush, I always go back to using the brush-tip eyeliners. I prefer these over any other type because these help provide that precise line I’m after, especially with my winged eyeliner. I also find that these tend to last longer throughout the day and always give a solid black application. The brush-tip applicator is what I find easiest to use and I feel like I’ve been able to master the wing eyeliner thanks to these products.
KOJI Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
This eyeliner has been by my side for many, many years now. I remember purchasing this eyeliner back when it used to be the packaging with the purple dots and cute bow. What I love most about this eyeliner compared to the others, is that the brush tip is very fine which is perfect for me when I only want a small precise wing. The longevity varies; sometimes it’ll last all day but sometimes parts of it would’ve faded. Overall, I will always continue to purchase this eyeliner since it does make applying it in the morning so much easier and quicker.
Clio Water Proof Brush liner
I saw that this eyeliner was a better alternative to the dolly wink eyeliner, so I became very curious and wanted to try it out. I wasn’t disappointed. In my opinion, this is definitely a deeper black than dolly wink and it lasts a lot longer as well. The only downside is that it can be a pain to remove and I don’t think the tip is as fine. But, considering that this is the cheapest eyeliner out of the three, I definitely think you get your money’s worth.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
This eyeliner is highly raved about by American beauty gurus, so I had quite high hopes for it. In my opinion, this really doesn’t live up to Asian eyeliners. The only thing I actually love about it, is that it’s very black. You might be able to notice in the images, but for me the packaging seemed very cheap and has begun peeling. I might’ve received a duff item since I’ve never heard about this happening to anyone else. This doesn’t lasts nearly as long as the Clio liner and the Dolly wink liner lasts a lot long than this too. The brush tip is pretty good but not as good a dolly wink. For the price, I don’t think it’s worth it and there’s definitely cheaper alternatives that are better.
In conclusion, I do like all 3 of these eyeliners but the only ones I’d repurchase would be Clio and Dolly Wink. This is purely because I don’t think the Kat Von D liner is worth the price and I’m getting my moneys worth from the other liners perfectly fine. For ease of application, I’d definitely go for Dolly wink, even though I still find the brush tip, in general, makes application easier than other types of liquid eyeliners. If I wanted the eyeliner to last me all day and all night, I’d go for Clio but I’d have a good oil cleanser at hand to remove every bit.
Have you used any of these eyeliners? What are you opinions? Do you have any recommendations for brush-tip eyeliners?