I’ve been using these Dolly Wink eyeliners for a long time now, and they’re gradually getting old, so I want to review them before it’s time to finally throw them away. I think it’s fair to say that at least one of them is showing signs of love. These are the two liquid liners I own from the Dolly Wink brand, and while I do own a black pencil liner as well, I want to use it more and review it separately. I ordered these online from eBay so long ago that I wish I could link you to the seller I bought them from. The shades here are in black and brown, and the brown shade is the one I’ve used most. I first saw these being used Bubzbeauty on YouTube if I’m not mistaken a few years ago and after some thought I decided to try them out for myself.
I want to start off by saying they have some of the cutest packaging I’ve seen for liquid eyeliners so far. I love the different colours and the flower details are just simply adorable. I personally try not to get too attached to the aesthetic of packaging, since it doesn’t really impact how effective the product actually is, but I will say I was won over by it.
The eyeliner itself has a fine tip applicator which is ideal for me since I like to have the option to have a thin line for my eyeliner, while being able to thicken it up if I really want to. These eyeliners allow me to do that, and the pen-tip isn’t too rigid or flimsy that it’s a tricky thing to work with.
The pigmentation is something of a strange thing for me. I’m going to preface this by saying that I constantly have the struggle with eyeliners from many brands where pigmentation can be inconsistent while I apply makeup – by that I mean it starts super pigmented on one eye, then once I move to line the next eye, suddenly it’s lack-luster. With this considered, this product falls into that frustrating habit. What I tend to do is make sure I sit them stood upright so the pen-tip is facing down so gravity helps direct the liquid to the applicator, and then before each use, give it a good shake to circulate it.
I was happy that the black shade actually showed its true potential in the photo, since it can look extremely intense on the eyes and even quite mesmerizing. However, it does lose it’s pigmentation, so I tend to line one eye, put the lid back on it and shake, then line the other eye and hope the pigmentation comes back. The brown shade on the other hand didn’t show how dark and wonderful it can be when I was photographing. It is the liner that I used first and most often so I am going to partially account it’s lack-lusterness to ageing.
On my pale skin, the black liner can at times look a bit overbearing if I’m on the more dull, pasty side of my complexion. On my healthier, more porcelain days, it can be extremely flattering and striking. The brown shade is definitely the more flattering shade for paler skin tones, but when the pigmentation does start to fade, any bolder eye shadow looks can drown out the colour.
I personally adore these eyeliners, and in spite of their age, they have worked well for me. I have other eyeliners I want to use and trial out for now, but I would definitely repurchase them in the future if a better alternative doesn’t come along. My only gripe against them is that I have to order them online. I would love to be able to get hold of Japanese and Korean brands here in the UK, so it’s just a bit sucky that they are so hard to get hold of. Does it make me love them less? No, but it would be amazing if brands open their market up.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post, I really can’t say how happy it makes me to know they could be useful to even just one person. If you have any questions about these eyeliners, or you have any suggestions for eyeliners you think might be good for me to try – please, drop me a comment. I want to try the K-Palette liquid eyeliners, but I need to work through other liquid liners first before I actually order any.