Favourite liner of all time…Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

The pen is mightier than the sword. I read that line when I was taking a “What Game of Thrones character are you?” and it applies perfectly to Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. If all my makeup went to battle, I would say this beauty would end up on the throne. I strayed from using pencil liner a long time ago, because I got those hooded eyelids that smoosh the eyeliner everywhere and it usually ends up under my eyes so I look like a human panda. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper by far outperforms any other black liquid liner I’ve ever tried. I’ve also used Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Perversion and Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Black  (comes in a close second though!), but Kat Von Tattoo Liner clings on like a virus. In most of my blog pictures, I am wearing this eyeliner.

Kat Von D is a tattoo artist and singer and her makeup collection is exclusive to Sephora. There used to be a section of Kat Von D products there, but I don’t see it anymore. :( To find her eyeliner, Sephora has those displays of “best eyeliner” and the Tattoo Liner is in a case there.

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{Though it has no effect on whether to buy the product of not, but I LOVE that old school, Roman looking font on Kat Von D liners, it’s the same font (or similar?) used in one of my all time favourite anime, Deathnote!! Anyone seen that ? L<3 I’ve also dressed up like him once upon a time ._.  }

Packaging: Not much to say here, as most liquid liners have similar packaging. The lid is very secure, there is a *click* when it is closed; good to know my eyeliner won’t be drying out anytime soon! I prefer a cap that clicks on rather than screwing it on the pen.

Brush: Have you ever outlined drawings with a black felt pen when you were a kid so each drawing stands out? Kat Von D eyeliner outlines the eyes so they stand out. The tip is a brush, with very tight fibers that produces the perfect, sharp tip for a winged eye look. Even if you put pressure, all the hair stay tightly in a needle like bundle. Very easy to guide the brush along your lash line and the outer corner for the sultry, cat eye.

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Colour: I love that ultra rich, Harry Potter jet black hair colour. It dries fast; I have some eyeliners that take forever to dry and I have to sort of squint for a while before my eyes can be fully usable again.  I wouldn’t say the eyeliner would dry completely matte; there is some shine to it. If you have a sparkly eyeshadow base, the liner will be more glittery.

kat von d tattoo liner swatch

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Longevity: I’ve worn this when sleeping and running, and it doesn’t budge. If you are out for the whole day, this is the one to have on your eyes.

Removal: Easy to remove with makeup remove, despite how it will mimic a tattoo liner; what I like about it is that it doesn’t flake everywhere.

{Hello unpolished fuzzy brows and  random milia on my eyelid.}

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I do have a small black eyeliner stash; since I bought a eyeliner favourite box from Sephora last year, I always reach for tattoo liner. Unfortunately, if you want a selection of coloured eyeliner with the same formula; it’s not happening. Trooper is the only colour in the lineup. Nevertheless, I crown this my holy grail eyeliner. I am extremely impressed with the formula and application of this product! (THOUGH, I am very curious on Benefit’s new push up eyeliner….)

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner can be purchased at Sephora online or in stores for $22 CAD or $18 USD.

Are there other holy grain eyeliners you would recommend?

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 *edit* My boyfriend asked when did I get a happy face on my hand and I lied to him it was a tattoo. Then he used his saliva and rubbed most of it out, but there is still a faint line where the smile is and two dots for the eyes. When I went back home, I showered, and the faint black ink is still there. The liner has been on for around 18 hours now. What is this sorcery.

  • Holly D.

    Oh Deathnote, I am familiar with that one. I really liked the anime but I didn’t think the moivie was as good. I did see a pic where a guy got Justin Bieber’s autograph in a death note book, it was pretty funny. Yay for eye liner that lasts!!!! I also really like the Essence gel liners, (but you have to use a brush) or the loreal infallible liner, with a blue(?) cap? Neither of those are pens though…

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      LOL haha I wonder if Justin Bieber has any idea….Ah I’ve tried Essence gel liners too and they are such good quality too! Though I do like to keep an eyeliner in my bag if I go out barefaced so I like using pens; I’m so slow in using a brush :(

  • http://raincouverbeauty.blogspot.com Angela

    Ohhh I like how thin of a line you can draw! I usually use pencil liners and urban decay is pretty good! Smashbox has a really black one but i find it a bit too harsh looking!

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      My friend swears by UD liner pencil but it smudges on my tiny eyelids :( I’ve tried Smashbox gel liner too but Kat Von D still has my heart! I haven’t tried smashbox’s pen liner though 😮

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    If only Kat Von D make-up was available here! But I’m going to keep this one in mind for next time I order at Sephora, it really looks like an awesome eyeliner.

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      OH nooo :( Is it only in North America? I can’t wait to see it in a makeup look of yours when you do get your hands on one 😀

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    i love my urban decay pencil liners and have tried the stila liquid ones. im still struggling to get good w/ liquid but this looks great. what? they dont have a section of this in stores anymore? the toronto ones still carry them in the store :(

    also, what /is/ that eyeshadow!! wants.

    A Beautiful Zen

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      My friend uses UD pencil liners too and it looks so good, sadly, my eyelids fold over another so it just ends up everywhere…The one in Richmond Centre doesn’t have its own Kat Von D area anymore D: And weirdly, Korres is gone too! WHY?? :(

      hehe the eyeshadow is also Kat Von D, from the Espernanza Palette! Keeping my june makeup resolutions!

  • http://www.citronandguavaberry.blogspot.ca/ Vanessa

    So I was watching Essie Button’s vlog and she was talking about the Kat von D liners so OBVS it was a sign that I needed to click this post! I NEED THIS STILL. Which GoT quiz was this? THE OATMEAL’S?

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      IT’S A SIGN!! 😉 😉
      LOL it was a Zimbio quiz. I was Tyrion Lannister ._. ..there was one to find your Game of Thrones name too LOL.

  • Jessica

    That looks incredible. I have got to try it.

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      Yes!!! From thin liner to thick liner, I swear kat von d covered it all with this one pen!

  • http://cooperscloset11.blogspot.com/ Coopers Closet

    Looks great! I have heard a lot of people praising this eyeliner but I have yet to try it myself. I will have to when I next run out of what I have :)

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      It totally lives up to its expectations! :))

  • http://www.xoxolaarni.com/ Laarni

    lol sorcery. it’s magic huh? i haven’t tried any kat von d products before though. well, this tat liner looks promising. xx

  • Mari

    have you ever tried the Lorac Front of the Line Pro liquid liner? I have it in the brown shade and it’s amazing. Totally beats the stila one. But I wonder how it would compare to the Kat Von D?