Today a review and a tutorial mixed into one post. This one will be a rave about the Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner because it’s that good! It’s actually my new holy grail of all liquid liners out there! I’ve seen the liner coming in a lot of You Tube videos and I got so curious about it, so I decided to order it and boy I don’t regret it one bit!
The Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner is pink with little purple polka dots and a little bow, so that’s already a +1 for me. For those who are unfamiliar with it, Dolly Wink is from Koji and it’s a Japanese brand. Now, since I can’t read Japanese, I can’t really tell how much ml it has and anything else. I paid around 11 euro for it and bought it on Sasa. Now Sasa has huge shipping costs, so it’s always interesting to do a groups order if possible, that’s how I did it. What’s so special about this eyeliner? Well first of all the tip, it’s not a felt tip, but a tiny little brush. It’s absolutely perfect, not too stiff and not too weak. You can draw fine lines, thick lines and anything in between. The tip makes very fine detailing possible, it’s so easy with this eyeliner!
The eyeliner is very pigmented, it’s like a satin black finish, not really glossy, but not too mat either. and the staying power is amaaaazing, it lasts all day, it does not budge at all! It’s not waterproof, so you don’t need to do some serious cleansing in order to get it off. What I also like is that this product doesn’t dry out. I’ve used it for quite some time now, and it’s still going strong! This an absolute plus for a pen eyeliner, because most do dry out after a while. I love this eyeliner so much that I got a back-up! So only 11 euro for the best eyeliner ever? Yes please!
So now I’m showing you this baby in action. I got inspired when I saw a tutorial on ChloeAsh, made by the lovely Lily! I never did a double winged eyeliner before so I hope the result is okay! Now it’s interesting how Lily did the double wing, because I kind of did it backwards, lol! Now you see that everyone has their own twist into things. It’s 6 steps, and I did find it a bit challenging, but I hope you like it!
First I applied two base colours, a light one on the inner half of my eye lid and a darker one on the outer half of my eye lid. I used Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette and the shades that I used are Verve (the lighter shade) and Pistol (the darker shade). Both are grey shades with a slight brown tint to it. It makes my brown eyes stand out more, they look incredibly brown with these shades (I know this might make no sense at all!).
Ok now we are going to cheat a bit. If you are a pro, well you skip this step, but for the rookies like me, we can use all the help in the world! Take a small angled brush (like Mac 266) and a dark brown eyeshadow. You are going to draw a line on your lower lash line and extend it outerwards. Just think of it as an extended line of your lower lash line. If you make a mistake it will be a bit less dramatic. Think of it as using pencil before a marker, haha.
Time to line your eyes on the upper half. You can do it any way you want, with a pencil or an eye shadow, but I decided to go for a crisp line. I started out thin and gradually made it thicker. If you don’t master the art of drawing on eye liner, well eh, I can’t help you with that right now! The awesome thing with the Dolly Wink eye liner (I swear this is not a sponsored post, lol!) is you can draw very fine lines and correct it if needed. Now one the end of your eye line you need to start to wing it out and make it go even with the line of your lower lash line.
Then I started to draw the lower line with the eyeliner. You can see that I didn’t lined my waterline with this, it’s purely for the line itself. I also made the upper line a bit longer so that they would be even. If you make a booboo (like I did) You can simply correct it by dipping a Q tip into some make-up remover.
Next step is to line your waterline with a black pencil. Yes I forgot to tightline my eyes, I will remember that next time! To make the double wing stand out more I used some of the lighter eye shadow (Verve) and smudged it between the lines and under my lower lash line. It will add a bit more brightness to the eyes.
Final step is is curling my lashes and use mascara, lots of it! I do think you need some lashes with this, it adds some serious drama to the look and completes it. I really hope this tutorial will help some of you, it looks easy, but it’s actually trickier then I thought (unless you are a pro ofcourse!). You can use any colour you want, there are so many variations on this, but it’s a very fun twist on the classic eyeliner and I really enjoyed it! The great part about it is that it stayed on me the whole day and I didn’t had to worry about smudging or the dreaded panda eyes.
Hope you liked it! Sorry for the slightly inconsistent lightning, but the sun decided to mess things up during my photo session, lol. I’ve got a super busy week ahead of me, I’m soooo behind commenting back, but I hope I will get onto it soon! I wish you all the best for this week and I really love you all!