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— July 15, 2015 —

KAT VON D Ink Liners | New Shades!


Kat Von D Ink Liners (0.019 oz.) individually retail for $19 USD ($23 CAD) and are available in 10 shades. They are said to be "an ultra-rich and waterproof, felt-tipped liquid pen eyeliner for up to 24 hours of instant drama and effortless, bold definition."

Baudelaire is described as a navy. [P]
Bukowski is described as a hunter green. [P]
Dali is described as a teal. [P]
Nerdrum is described as a sea blue. [P]
Neruda is described as a white. [P]
Trooper is described as a ultra black. [P]
Woolf is described as a gray. [P]
"Flaunt a killer line every time with Ink Liner. The innovative, no-fray marker tip holds the maximum level of formula, giving you bold lines with instant color lay-down and stunning intensity. Remarkably easy to use, the felt tip applicator provides total control for effortless eye lining. Rock your look around the clock with this waterproof formula that delivers a fade and run-resistant finish for up to 24 hours of wear. For effortless drama, put it in ink."

The packaging is a standard pen style liner with a tapered felt applicator. Each liner is also color-coded depending on the shade. The tip comes to a very fine point making it incredibly easy to apply, define and draw precise lines. Winged liner and detailed work are simple whether you're creating small lines, thick lines or anything in between.

You will want to shake before use, like with most liquid liners, to ensure the product won't become sheer or diluted. The liquid formula dries roughly 15-30 seconds after application. Once the liner sets it becomes budgeproof, smudgeproof and doesn't bleed, run or fade until you're ready to remove it. They are also waterproof and can withstand humidity, which is great for those with watery eyes.

* Note: worth mentioning, I noticed two of the shades, Dali and Nerdrum, had slightly different packaging; they are longer, thinner, have a different base and skinnier caps. They didn't seem to have that little "shaker" bit (they didn't rattle when shaken, like the rest) that helps mix the product inside, a more flexible applicator and had a thinner, more liquid-y consistency. (Judging by my local Sephora's stock, as well as other online photos, this is a consistent thing—I didn't receive faulty or unusual liners.)

Baudelaire is a blackened, dark navy blue with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, mostly even and semi-opaque in a single swipe. It had nice pigmentation that was easy to build, but bled into the fine lines of my skin—I believe this was caused by this specific shade having a thinner consistency. Baudelaire wore well for +18 hours without showing signs of wear. (4/5)
Bukowski is a dark olive green with warm undertones and a matte finish. It applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque in a single pass. This shade had great pigmentation that didn't require much building, but again it lightly bled into fine lines. Bukowski lasted +15 hours before flaking ever-so-slightly. (5/5)
Dali is a medium-dark, teal blue with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. This shade had decent pigmentation that was only buildable to a mostly opaque coverage. It applied smoothly and only semi-sheer in patches, which caused it to look a little uneven. Dali lasted +16 hours before lightly fading. (4/5)
Nerdrum is a medium-dark, ocean blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It applied smoothly, evenly and fully opaque in a single pass. This shade had incredible pigmentation and didn't bleed or feather into the fine lines of my skin. This was without-a-doubt the best performing shade of the lot. Nerdrum wore well for +16 hours before slightly flaking. (5/5)
Neruda is a bright, true white with neutral undertones and a mostly matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, mostly even, but could look streaky at times. It had good pigmentation that was buildable, but never to a fully opaque coverage. Neruda lasted +16 hours before lightly fading. (4/5)
Trooper is a dark, true black with neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. It applied smoothly, evenly and nearly opaque in a single stroke. This shade had excellent, buildable pigmentation and although it bled during arm swatching, I didn't experience that issue on my eyelids. Trooper wore well for +19 hours without showing any signs of wear. (5/5)
Woolf is a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque in a single pass. It had great pigmentation that was buildable and again, although I experienced bleeding during arm swatching, this issue didn't translate to the eyes. Woolf wore well for +18 hours without showing signs of wear. (5/5)

I've been using Trooper for nearly a year now and not only has it lasted, it hasn't dried out, separated or lost pigmentation. Best of all, the applicator has held up and even looks the same as the day I used it for the first time.

Overall, the Kat Von D Ink Liners are, without doubt, my favorite pen-style liner on the market. They are incredibly pigmented, easy to use and with all honestly, have the ability to last the 24 hour claim. The new shades are a great addition and I highly recommend checking them out, especially if you're new to liquid liners—it's truly like drawing on your face!



Kat Von D Ink Liners

Kat Von D Ink Liners

Kat Von D Ink Liners

Kat Von D Ink Liners
(L-R: Baudelaire, Bukowski, Dali, Nerdrum, Neruda, Trooper, Woolf)

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Baudelaire

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Baudelaire

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Baudelaire
(L-R: One Swipe, Layered)

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Bukowski

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Bukowski

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Bukowski
(L-R: One Swipe, Layered)

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Dali

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Dali

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Dali
(L-R: One Swipe, Layered)

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Nerdrum

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Nerdrum

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Nerdrum
(L-R: One Swipe, Layered)

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Neruda

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Neruda

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Neruda
(L-R: One Swipe, Layered)

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper
(L-R: One Swipe, Layered)

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Woolf

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Woolf

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Woolf
(L-R: One Swipe, Layered)


Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.