NYX Epic Ink Liner

My friends! In June, I think, I wrote a post about Kat von D's Tattoo eyeliner in Trooper. In the comments of that post I got the tip to try one of NYX’s eyeliners and a couple of weeks later, I bought it. Somewhere around this current time, I’ve run out of it. Six months later. It costs around 11 euros in Sweden. It survived my oily skin and even managed to overcome my nowadays mostly useless eyeshadow primer that does not in any way hold my eyeshadows in place.

It doesn’t last as well as Kat von D’s water proof eyeliner, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers. Ahem.


NYX Epic Ink Liner! 

The biggest problem I have with this, otherwise pretty fantastic, eyeliner is what you see on the image above; it’s faaar to wet at totally random times, leaving a great big drop of eyeliner just waiting to fall down past my face onto my white shirt or transfer itself all over the surface of my eye. When I notice it I just pat it off but the days where it's extra annoying, a lot of eyeliner ends up on my paper which is a waste of product. 

Far too many of us have been there, right? How in a half second your eye looks like a black alien eye before you reflexively shut your eye because of the stinging and smear and cry black eyeliner all the fuck over. Yeah, not too keen on repeating that too often.

I store the thing with the tip up to make this less of a problem, but in spite of that I have sported the “Whoops, my eyeliner got just a liiittle thicker than I was planning on today…”-look a lot more often than I do with the Kat von D one.

The eyeliner is supposedly waterproof but I have to take their word for it, not having been blasted with too many ice cold, tear inducing winds as of late. If I apply lots of it, it goes a little shiny but just a little. The price and its resistance to the harsh conditions of my oily face will outweigh the risk of messing everything up now and again, and I’ve bought another one.


So, I’ll score this four out of five on my little scale. So worth it!  

Kat von D Tattoo Liner

You know what it’s like. You’re sitting around at home, listening to some music, get into the groove. Putting on some eyeliner and all of a sudden, well well, maybe a little WINGED LINER PERHAPS?! Said and done, five minutes later you’re sporting the most awesome wings and proudly look at yourself in the mirror. Wink at yourself in the mirror. Then you put on clothes and go out. A gush of wind throws itself over you, a cold one at that, and you tear up a little. Oh well. It’s fine.

You get to the place you were going. Say hello to everyone, and they say hello back. You get a glass of water and catch yourself in the mirror. Oh. So the people that stared at you on your way here didn’t stare because you’re a feisty beauty but because they were busy trying to figure out if they have seriously Freudian relationships to their parents by analyzing your ex-eyeliner, having transformed into a veritable Rorschach test.


BUT! One day, this makeup lover walked into a Sephora in the capitol and had psyched myself up to pick up the Kat von D eyeliner that all of the internet is going on about. I bought a mini version of it and got BLOWN AWAY (much like my earlier eyeliner) by the fact that it held through everything on my skin. Summer sweat? Still there. Work? Still there. The oiliest days of them all so all the other makeup is gone? Still there. Rain storms? Still there. Slept for a couple of hours? Still there. A proper tumble in the sack? Well, the wings didn’t make it. But it’s my companion, from 8 am til 03 am, we hang out together.

It has a brush tip and it’s fine so it’s easy to make wings or details. The downside is that it can be a little dry and if I’m slow, I have to work it a little on my hand to get the colour flowing again, and of course, the price. It's not cheap but it's golden.


12 hours and counting on oily skin