So, I’ve been slacking a little on my Product of the Week…hehehe..my apologies, I’ll try to update it regularly every week! Anywaaays, as you guys know, I have been using my new Kanebo Kate Super Sharp Liner a lot lately in my tutorials. I bought it on my Japan trip, and regretted for not buying more! I can’t actually remember how much it cost. I actually didn’t even know that this eyeliner was by Kanebo. I bought it in some random drugmart in Osaka while waiting for the rest of the group to show up.
In general, this is an awesome eyeliner! I can say that this is probably the dupe for Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner. It stayed throughout the day, smudge-proof, but at the same time it can be removed easily with makeup remover. You can create thin winged liner, or thick winged liner. Simply love it!
The Kate Super Sharp liner actually have shorter bristles, but it felt more compact compared to Kat Von D’s Trooper. The bristles are very firm, which made it ideal to create a sharp line. I mean, you can actually doodle on your face with this if you want. The bristles don’t get separated at all.
You can create sharp thin lines using the tip of the brush, or a thicker line if you lay the brush flat. The eyeliner itself is very black, but might be a bit shiny when it dries. If you like a matte finish, you might want to add a black eyeshadow on top of it.
The eyeliner takes a while to dry off (may be around 20-30seconds), so make sure you look down or keep your eyes close after application, if not you might end up smudging it. I actually like the fact that it doesn’t dry instantly so I can smudge it (esp. on the lower lid).
The eyeliner is smudge-proof once it dries. However, you might want to be careful, as it is not water-resistant. Below is a picture of the eyeliner after I spritzed some water on my hand. The eyeliner stayed, but as you can see, some of the ink started to dispersed and get dissolved.
I might have exaggerated the water a little, but you might not want to use this eyeliner to go swimming. I have worn this eyeliner for a good 8 hours, and it stayed throughout the whole time. I was outdoor, in the beach when I wore this eyeliner. I’ve also used this on a bride client last week for her wedding in Bali.
Photo below is traces of eyeliner after I wiped it once using Bodyshop Vit. E facial wipes. It disappeared completely after the second wipe. You can remove this eyeliner easily without having to use much product, no tugging or pulling on the skin. Very easily removed with wipes.
I usually removed my makeup using Shu Uemura cleansing oil, and found that this eyeliner gets removed in an instant.