I purchased a few eyeliners in Asia, as I often feel that their makeup brands do a great job with their eye products because of a higher demand. Their makeup must also withstand the test of heat and humidity along with longevity. I took a few months to test them out and here are my thoughts:
KOJI DOLLYWINK LIQUID EYELINER | blue packaging
Price: $19.60 CAD (sasa online)
Applicator: brush tip
The first eyeliner is a brown liquid liner from Dollywink, a Japanese brand known for its eye products. I opted for a brown liner because I wanted to try a more subtle line for my everyday look. As for packaging it has a brown cap to correspond to the colour inside and a brush tip. There is no pump or knob to turn as the product comes out on its own, at a reasonable amount of course. Also the cap easily clicks into place to let you know you have closed it properly. Overall, I personally have not experienced any fraying of the brush tip so I am still quite pleased with the packaging as a whole. As for the product I find it comes out smoothly and consistently without break in the line. However, since the product is brown if more pressure is applied at a certain spot there will be a bit of a darker tone but nothing significant. The product sets relatively quickly which I am pleased with and intensity of the colour or line can be built up without gathering the product into a clump. On the down side I did find that it was not really waterproof as the line would disappear in the more watery sections of my eye namely the inner and outer corners. Above all it applies smoothly and easily creating a clean and subtle look which I would recommend for those looking for an easy eyeliner to use that is not waterproof and easy to wash off.
KOJI DOLLYWINK LIQUID EYELINER | red packaging
Price: N/A (I purchased it as a set with a mascara and could not located it online, sorry!)
Applicator: brush tip
I am not sure if this is from a different collection in comparison to the one from above as I purchased it as a set with a mascara and could not find it alone online. For this eyeliner the packaging is quite similar, minus the corresponding cap colour to the product inside. This liner is also a brush tip, however I have experienced a bit of fraying on this brush but it was easily fixed and works fine now. As for product the colour is not quite as opaque as the Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner, but intensity is buildable. I do like how it sets a lot faster therefore avoiding mishaps from blinking or opening my eyes too quickly and creating a double line on my eyelid. I found with this liner was a little bit more water resistant, but I would still not call it waterproof. Overall, I do like this product for everyday use as it creates a skip free line that is quick and easy to create.
LA ROSE DE VERSAILLES
Price: $17.64 (amazon.ca)
Applicator: brush tip
Once again I purchased this as a set with a mascara and was unable to find that set online so the price is not the same as the price I purchased it at. The packaging for this eyeliner has a sleeker look with a princess effect in comparison to the cutesy Dollywink packaging. Just like the two above it was a pen type eyeliner with product dispensing on its own. The applicator is a brush tip that was slightly longer in length in comparison to the Dollywink eyeliner and personally I did not experience any fraying or separating of the hairs. Do not quote me on this but the brush tip feel a little more synthetic which maybe could lead to less fraying but I am not 100% sure (this is just my guess). As for the product I found the colour possess a good level of opacity, with slightly buildable intensity. Like the ones above this eyeliner set relatively quickly and smoothly. However, because its slightly longer length in the brush tip I found it to not move and bend as smoothly like the ones above – so if you tend have rounded eyes or have difficulty with lining the inner corners you may not like this product. With that in mind it is not hard to apply so do not be scared. Overall, out of the 3 this is my favourite as the opacity and application is smooth, in combination with better longevity and slightly better water-resistance.
**once again these are my opinions from my own experience – your eyes may be different from mine so of course use your own discretion.
**like always links to where to purchase the product are provided – simply click on the photo of the product :)