Lining the waterline is probably one of the most challenging tasks you’ll ever face in your makeup journey.
Most of us use a pencil liner to line our waterline, but while it doesn’t have the risk of smudging, unlike liquid liners, there are several weaknesses about it: it’s not very precise, not intense enough, and doesn’t last long on the line. And the sharpness of the tip always makes us cringe a little when we bring the pencil liner so close to our sensitive eye area. (Yet a blunt one can’t do a precise job!)
And then Kat Von D announced the launch of the Lash Liner, which was said to be the first-ever liquid liner for the waterline. This got us very intrigued. If I were to trust anyone to create a product that’s specifically for the eyeliner, I’d trust the Queen of Eyeliners (I mean, have you seen Kat’s eyeliner game? Strong!)
Kat Von D Beauty Lash Liner review: Does it really work?
And there’s only one way to know if the Beauty Lash Liner is really optimised for the waterline: try it for ourselves.
The Lash Liner has a unique shaped tip: instead of a sharpened tip like most eyeliners, it has a rounded, rod-like tip. The tip is also softer than regular eyeliners, with a more flexible end. I find myself feeling less intimidated putting the eyeliner so close to my eyes, which means we’re off to a good start.
I pulled down the skin under my eyes gently to expose the waterline, dip the brush in the formula, then gently dab it across the inner rim and waterline. And then I notice something very amazing.
Contact lens wearers may know how it’s like for your contact lenses to be “attracted” to your eyes if they are moist. For some miraculous reason, it’s got that effect with the Lash Liner. It was as though the moisture from the waterline attracts the pigment towards it, making it process very effortless.
I read that formula is what Kat Von D call the Hybrid Fluid-Gel, which is made with clay-binding ingredients that glides on effortlessly. I’m guessing this is the secret to what I’ve experienced.
I left the formula on to set for about 15 seconds by making sure I don’t blink, and then I was good to go!
The process probably took just 20 seconds for both eyes and I’ve never felt that lining my waterline was easier.
The final look was intense and precise. The pigment was definitely bolder than what I would have been able to achieve with my regular pencil eyeliner. By the way, the shade is “Trooper Black”, the same as the best-selling shade from Kat Von D’s most iconic eyeliner range, the Tattoo Liner.
While I started seeing the pigment fading towards the end of the work day (which means, after about eight hours of wear), most of it still stayed on. Most importantly, I didn’t experience any smudging or fallout around my eye area, which is definitely a huge plus point, because who wants to end up looking like a panda?
So, would I recommend the Lash Liner for your waterline? It’s a definite yes. I can’t think of anything else in the market that could do a better job.
Kat Von D Lash Liner Inner Liquid Eyeliner (SGD32) is available at Sephora. The brand has also launched two other eyeliners recently: the Dagger Tattoo Liner (SGD32) that help you achieve the perfect winged look, and the Ink Well Long-Wear Matte Eyeliner (SGD32) for a matte look in a variety of colours.