Rated 4.13 out of 5 stars
I usually don't go for pencils. I have slightly hooded eyes, meaning that any pencil (or even thick liquid, honestly) will transfer up to by my eyebrow. I prefer the liquid, which makes me more skilled at it, but this one honestly had me impressed. As someone who doesn't tend to gravitate towards the KVD brand (for no particular reason, truly), I think I might be interested in trying more from them, but especially the other shades of this liner. Influenster sent me the shade Chromite Black, which is a new release of a metallic gunmetal black. It came pushed pretty far up, which made me think that it would break as soon as I tried to put it on. Thankfully, I was wrong! I also didn't realize that the color was sparkly, which was a nice surprise! It went on very nicely; it was extremely smooth, and it didn't rub off if you had to go over one spot a few times. I was a bit scared that this was the new type of liner packaging where you sharpen through the plastic. Like I said, I don't tend to wear pencils regardless, but I especially hate when there's unnecessary extra plastic waste from products that could have just been retractable instead. My entire gratitude for the retractable nature of this product! However, do be warned that you cannot really retract it back into its tube, only out; although it doesn't break from pushing out a lot of product, I would still be sparing simply to avoid the dilemma that comes when it's time to put the cap back on. And there was NO transfer, even after 12 hours of wear! It didn't smudge, either. I like bold liner, so I don't tend to smoke it out. It also went onto my waterline without irritating my eyes, which is part of why I tend to avoid most pencils! I would buy this again, maybe even another color, and I give it a 4 out of 5 star rating!
I was looking for a cruelty free eyeliner that comes in multiple colors instead of the usual shades of black/brown, and after testing a bunch at an Ulta store, I decided to get the KVD one in several shades during the 21 days of beauty sale. The one I tested in the store was soft and glided seamlessly. I ordered the shades "Diox Purple", "Magnetite Gray" and "Verdetta". The gray was like the one in the store, very nice and easy to use. The green one was a bit rougher, but still usable.
The purple one, however, is absolutely horrible! It was extreme hard and impossible to use. I could use it on my hand, but when I tried using it on my eye, it was just so rough it was tugging my eyes and hurting them, and there was hardly any color seen.
I am trying to cut back on waste (saving the planet lol) so I tried several strategies to get it to work so I don't have to return it, such as:
-I left it in direct sunlight for a day hoping that it would soften up a bit.
-I tried warming it up with my fingers before applying.
-I tried running it under hot water before applying.
-I cut off the tip thinking that it's only the tip that's become rough and unusable and the rest of the pencil is fine. Nope.
Basically, nothing I did could soften up the pencil so that I could actually use it. It's like a cheap crayon. After wrestling with it, I managed to figure out only one way of making it work, which is to cut off a small "slice" of the pencil, melt it between my fingers, and then tap on my eye lids, which of course ends up looking like an eye shadow, not a crispy line! The whole point of getting an eyeliner is to have a quick and easy way to add color to my eyes, and this messy process of having to slice up the pencil, melt it with my fingers and then smear all over the lid is the exact opposite of that.
I noticed that the other two liners I got are also drying up quickly even though I never leave them open, so it's just a bad quality eye liner all around. I'm glad I at least got it at 50% off. Save your money and mental energy and skip this awful eyeliner!
Maria from Sicklerville, NJ
I was very disappointed because the eyeliner smudges and this was a very expensive eyeliner.
tiffanyn149 from undisclosed
Overall this liner is amazing to add a special kick to your makeup specially on your waterline. It does stay on all day no smudges at all. I don't really use eyeliner but for a person that does it's great.
Ash from Ohio
It didn't work on the waterline. Dried out so fast and dragged the skin while trying to put it on. I gave up trying to use it. The liner went into the trash.
courtneyd124 from undisclosed
I did not expect this to be sort of a blueish gray glittery eyeliner pencil. Needless to say, it was different. Not bad or really a wowing experience. It's just not my thing
meganp245 from undisclosed
KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner is a must-have in my makeup arsenal. Its precision tip allows for effortless and precise application, creating sharp and defined lines. The long-lasting, smudge-proof formula keeps my eyeliner looking fresh all day. Whether I'm going for a subtle look or a bold wing, this liner never disappoints. It's a go-to choice for achieving a flawless eye makeup look.
yaretzig6 from undisclosed
It does not smudge and it last soooo long!! It is a nice dark black and it looks so good when it's smoked out but once placed it does not move at all and will stay on all day
Chrissy from Columbus, OH
I was surprised how bad this eyeliner is. It did not go on my waterliner easily. I had to press so hard and even then it was not pigmented. It lasted less than an hour. Returned.
alexisd211 from undisclosed
This eye liner is really nice but just not my taste. I perfer something thats more manageable if i make a mistake. U really have to try to get this liner off but i do like the look of it
shreyas10 from undisclosed
this is a great liner that works very well. i use it mainly on my waterline and it lasts long too! i would recommend this liner but just make sure to use some oil base cleanser or something before washing it off bc it stays and lasts really long
Casalata10 from Chicago
I initially loved this eyeliner however it quickly became dry and rough to apply. It was not smooth. Also with the built in sharpening aspect of it the tip does not stay sharp long. Which wouldnt be an issue except you cant sharpen it due to the hard plastic casing. The eyeliner is now useless because it can only draw thick lines. Very disappointing especially for the price point. The color is beautiful though!
hxanalee from undisclosed
This product is the blackest of the black eyeliner. I like that it can be sharpened as well. The formula is pretty smooth and glides on my eye well.
olivial148 from undisclosed
I really liked this product because it was so easy to use and apply! The only downfall I have is that the shade was not my favorite, but I know others who would love this color!
baileyb103 from undisclosed
I dont typically love gray/black pencil liners but i do love this one. Its a staple for my smokey looks now. Its creamy and smoothe. It also has a little sparkle to it.
mh1234 from undisclosed
it honestly does what it needs to do i don't have a problem with it it's just a little more expensive than other other products you can find on the market that do the same thing
laurenv0722 from undisclosed
This shimmery black eyeliner goes on smooth and stays on pretty well throughout the day. I personally am not a huge fan of the shimmer in this shade but I would like to try other colors in this brand.
Fran from Louisville, Ky
Not the quality I would expect from KVD! Does not "glide on" (old or dried out?). NYX is much better!
maddieh98 from undisclosed
If you like eyeliner you'll definitely like this, it has sparkle so it definitely adds a little something to your look, I'm not much of an eyeliner person but I will be using this.
Amber from Gilroy ca
Lasted all day in my water line. Will definitely get it in more colors
tianas22 from undisclosed
I love this eyeliner. It's very very black and applies very smoothly. I would definitely repurchase this product. It is literally the best eyeliner I think I have used.
jamiepie7 from undisclosed
I tried this on myself and my daughter and we both still had it on by the end of the day. This is one of the few liners I've tried with a black shade that doesn't end up becoming a smoky eye due to sweat and the stresses of the day by the time the day is half over. This one lasted all day and didn't smear hardly at all. The pics you see is my face after wearing makeup for a whole day! I should have taken a "before" so you could see how vibrant it is when freshly applied but just know, this is at the end of a long day!! Definitely will be trying other shades.
danbonez from undisclosed
This eyeliner is amazing and easy to apply. It goes on smooth, stays all day, and isn't impossible to remove. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for an everyday black eyeliner.
Very lasting, smooth, true to color, easy to apply
acrossly from undisclosed
Adore this liner! It didn't irritate my eyes, had some sparkle to it and lasted all day! I could control the thickness of the line easily and build it up.
laurag600 from undisclosed
Good overall eye liner. The color is very black and it blended quite nicely. There was some smudging after a few hours though. I like it but I will be going back to my usual liner once I am finished with this one.
amberh506 from undisclosed
It's smudge proof and lasts all day .the color I chose was Chromite black. It's more of a dark grey but it's so beautiful. The liner contains some sparkles but not too much. Perfect for day to night wear. Bottom photo is what it looks like on darker skin.