Autograph Eyeliner

by Kat Von D  
Price:
$16 
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Category:
Makeup > Eyeliners > Liquid/Gel/Cream/Cake
Last Updated:
1/11/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This liquid eyeliner has a very thin brush tip that paints an elegant line and is particularly good for tightening (dotting between lashes to make the lash line appear fuller) because the brush tip is so thin. This eyeliner wears well throughout the day with very minimal feathering, and it withstands light rain, although it won't hold up to tears or swimming.

Unfortunately, the color selection has dwindled from its original, expansive range and now has only two shades: jet black, and black with glitter. Although the glitter option isn't garish, we don't recommend it for anyone with wrinkly or less-than-taut eyelids because the glitter will attract unwanted attention to crepy skin and make wrinkles look more pronounced.

Pros:
  • Defines and enhances lash line; thin brush tip can be used to create multiple effects.
  • Water-resistant.
Cons:
  • Limited shades.

Celebrity makeup lines are nothing new—we’ve seen dozens of them over the years—but this one is a first in that it shocked us a bit, and we are not easily shocked. Kat Von D’s claim to fame is her successful tattooing enterprise, and her role as a former reality TV show star—she also was once engaged to Sandra Bullock’s ex-husband. (You just can’t make this kind of stuff up.) Despite the ups and downs of her back-story, Kat Von D is now a makeup entrepreneur, and a good one.

The line launched in 2007 with only two eyeshadow palettes, cream lipstick, and eyeliner, but since has expanded by adding several new products, including the High Voltage Skin eyeshadow primer and Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick—both of which received our top rating. Also worth checking out are Sin-Full Mascara and Painted Love Lipstick. Just like most makeup lines, this is one to shop carefully; for every great product, there’s one that underperforms or ends up being a waste of money.

Kat Von D’s line of makeup products is actually quite good for the most part, and far better than we were expecting. This is definitely a brand to consider assuming you’re OK with the prices and the knowledge that in most cases you can find similar and even better options available for far less. (We are not okay with doing expensive when less expensive can knock your socks off!)

All Kat Von D makeup products come packaged with the line’s signature images of roses and thorns (perhaps to reinforce Von D’s love of tattoo design), which definitely makes these products stand out among a sea of blandly packaged makeup containers.

For more information on this brand, go to: www.sephora.com/kat-von-d.

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