I haven’t always been an eyeliner girl, and when I started out with eyeliner I went straight to gel. It wasn’t until very recently that I found out how convenient liquid eyeliners can be, and I purchased the much raved-about Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner during my trip home a while ago.
I am not crazy about “cute” things, but the bow tie, lace, and polka dots will probably win this one bonus points for many. The Dolly Wink line is developed in collaboration with the Japanese model Tsubasa Masuwaka, who is feverishly adored in Japan because she’s cute (and has doll eyes)!
The tip of the eyeliner is a fine little brush that many find easy to use. However, it is my main gripe with it. It is soft and fine, but it feels a bit too floppy. I seldom have problems with the felt-tip type going into my eyes, but with this one I get some liner in them every so often. It doesn’t sting, but still I’d be happy to do without!
Formula-wise the liner has to be shaken before use. The first time I got it I had no idea, but I quickly realized there was a problem since the line was very feeble and not at all opaque. Once I knew how to go about it, the formula itself is pretty decent. It has never smudged on me, and it can be easily removed with Bioderma (as opposed to the kinds that you don’t have to shake). It is not as intense as Eyeko or Estee Lauder ones, so on the eyes it takes some building up!
Bottom line: I can see why this one is popular. The tiny little tip allows some precision work, but I personally prefer something that’s more rigid and easier to control. The formula is easy to remove which is a bonus, but I could also use some more opacity! These kinds of preferences are very personal though, and since this is a reasonably-priced drugstore product, I would still encourage you to try! I know many fans myself!
Have you tried anything from Dolly Wink? If so what is your experience with their products? What is your favorite liquid eyeliner?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx