Waterproof Eyeliner Review: Kat Von D ‘Ink Liner’

Kat Von D ‘Ink Liner’, Trooper (Ultra Black), $19.

 best waterproof eyeliner 
In my original post, Best Long-Wearing Liquid Eyeliners, I mentioned that I had tried pretty much every liquid liner that claims to be long wearing or waterproof. I had tried the Kat Von D ‘Tattoo Liner’ and mentioned that one had failed my test. However, I never actually tried her ‘Ink Liner’. The formula of the Ink Liner has not only passed my test, but made this liner my everyday go-to. (I heard that she re formulated some of her liners so I may have to try the tattoo liner one last time).

It is a pen style liner with a felt tip that goes on very smoothly with absolutely no tugging at all. You do not have to extend your lid at all to apply this. I’ve had mine for at least a few months and it has yet to show any signs of drying out — this is amazing! It is unlike its other waterproof competitors, like the Marc Jacobs magic waterproof marker that starts to get dry in the first month. 

The formula sometimes does begin to break down in the corners of my eyes if they’re watering like crazy, but it usually still holds up well enough that it is still in my bag everyday. I’ve even cried with it on and it did not run everywhere. 

The formula is a really nice deep true black that goes in very smoothly and liquidy, and after it is dry the color does not change or lighten as some others may do. 

I think the easy application and well designed applicator and formula make it my go-to. If I need to wear a liquid eye liner that I can guarantee won’t move and is waterproof, I would probably reach for my MAC liquid last or wet’n’wild H20 proof. Those are the most waterproof liquid liners I’ve used by far, but their applicators are not as fast and easy to use as the KVD liner. 

Overall, the Kat Von D Ink Liner is, for now, my favorite everyday liquid liner. Because Kat Van D is part of Kendo lines, it is only found exclusively at Sephora for $19. 

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About the author : Emily Davidson

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