Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review: Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner (Black)

My eyes are small, that's why I love to accentuate them with eye makeup products. One of them is eyeliners. No day ever I would go out without scratching some fine lines above my eyes. And although I own several eyeliners in my drawer already, I always able to find a great excuse to buy new ones. Especially if it's Dolly Wink. Yeth, I've been eyeing this pen ever since I first saw it in Zalora, although I finally bought this when I stop by at Kay Collection.
 
Btw, if you live in Indonesia and a makeup accessories lover, you should definitely stop by at Kay Collection counters, you'll find tons of Koji products and some other amazing stuff.
 
 
The packaging itself is quite eye catching, with Tsubasa Matsukawa picture as the founder of Dolly Wink.
 
 
 

 
There are two shades available which are black and brown. What I purchased was seemed like a new packaging version. The old one has a bow picture on the plastic, as you can see on the photo above.
 
 
 
When you see the back of the packaging, all you'll see is Japanese. Kinda weird, since usually all imported stuff in Indonesia had the English/Indonesian translation in a sticker. But I found a picture with English description somewhere on the internet (I forgot where, though), and type this letter by letter. LOL.
 
Description
"Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner has a ultra fine yet flexible point tip, which allow greater precision with a easy to handle eyelining experience. The deep dazzling black can accentuate the glamorous eyes of yours, giving you a more defined look. This eyeliner is waterproof, sweat proof and with the quick dry formula, the eyeliner can stay on for hours without a smudge. Your look will be long wearing and gorgeous even without touch-up."
 
How to use it
Use the pencil to fill the spaces between your eyelashes and draw a smooth line just above your lashes.
  

 

The plastic seal is very thick and it's impossible to be opened without breaking some edges. So it's kinda brand new guaranteed for me, because sometimes I do not trust the shop keeper. If you know what I mean.
 
 
 
The pen itself is more like a regular plastic pen I'd use in school. Since the one I got is in Black shade, it's strawberry milk pink, with violet flowers printing, and a black cap. If you go for a brown one, you'll find all turqoise and stuff on the pen.



I've never seen a pen liner tip as pointy as this one, but it doesn't feel like it stabs. Overtime, the tip will get feathery a bit. For me, this kind a super thin applicator would be useful for coloring tiny places such as tear duct or a very sharp cat wink. But for a thicker lines, I would prefer using a gel liner.
 

 
The result is a bit glossy, although not as shinny as my Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner. The blackness it produces is a bit dissapointing, though. It's more like a super dark grey than a jet black. 
 
I try to apply this on my eyes just to test its sting effect and luckily there were none.
 

 


The very pointy tip is very helpful for making thin lines and reach the most impossible spots a pencil liner cannot reach, but you'll need several layers to achieve a solid black result like the pictures above. And the glossy finishing is not very flattering for me who loves to practice my eye makeups and take close up pictures of my eyes.
 
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After about 10 hours usage I found the waterproof effect is as good as it claimed although it faded a bit, and I also saw a bit of smudging under my eyes. Please note that I have very oily lids. But the smudging can be easily tricked with an eye primer application in advance. So, that's how important an eye primer is.
 
Some liquid eyeliners will leave you with a clogging sensation, like wearing a scotch tape on your eyes, but this product feels very comfortable on my eyelids. I don't feel any clogging or sting sensation, which is a huge benefit since I'm softlens user.
 
Overall, I would say this pricey eyeliner (my most one) is a pretty good one for daily use. Very easy application, not very intense color, and the longevity is amazing. Yes, the price really pays-off. 
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Verdicts:
  • Very easy to use
  • Cute packaging
  • A bit glossy finishing
  • The blackness is not so dark
  • Super thin applicator tip, probably the thinnest ever
  • No clogging or stingy effect
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Smudgeproof: Not really, but with eye primer it's smudgeproof
  • How much: I bought this for IDR 220K (USD 20)
  • Where: in Kay Collection counters, or zalora.co.id. Other than those, I don't know any other place you can find this.
 
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EOTD

I feel like a waste not to post these pictures, so here they are, using this Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Liner. Pardon the awful eyeliner shape. I still haven't found my HG cat wink eyeliner shape. -__-
 
Products abused: Sleek Acid Pallet, Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Liner (Black), NYX Retractable Eyeliner (White), Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara (Black), EH Proof 10 Auto Pencil, Princess Universe Brown Softlens, unbranded falsies.
 

Products abused: NYX Retractable Eyeliner (Green), Sleek Acid Pallet, Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Liner (Black), Maybelline Stiletto Mascara (Black), Baby Color Candy Rainbow Softlens (Grey), unbranded falsies.

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