Review: Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner

I never used liquid eye liner much because I always found it easier to use pencil liners. I like that I can be careless with it, and if there’s a mistake, I’d just smudge it out using my finger and call it a smokey eye. LOL! However, my one and only liquid liner dried out, so I thought I’d purchase just one, just in case I needed more precision and at that time, I just wanted to buy something. So, I went to my local Sasa and searched for one that is new to me. This is how Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner came home with me. That was about a month ago and before I forget, I bought it for RM55.90.

 

Dolly Wink

 

The SA at Sasa recommended a few liners, but what drew me to this one by Dolly Wink is its super fine tip. All the packaging of Japanese brands are kawaii, so I expected nothing less from this. I’m not a fan of kawaii stuff, but there is something young and feminine about the packaging that is kinda cute…. and that thought came and went in 2 seconds. Anyhoo…

 

Dolly Wink liner Dolly Wink liquid liner

 

I’ve been wearing this quite a bit, initially just to test how it performs, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it stays on my lash line without transferring onto my lids. There was zero smudging as well, and I used this without any primer on my lids whatsoever. Usually, by the 5th hour mark, when my lids get oily, I’d get some transfers from liquid liners (except for Bobbi Brown gel liners which are solid!). This one – nada! I tested it for at least 8 hours for a few days, and the result was nothing less than impressive. I also love that this liner can draw super sharp lines, and very fine cat eye flick. The one thing to note however, is that it is not waterproof. The liner can be easily removed using water. How can this NOT be waterproof and yet stays so friggin well? I have no idea.

The photos below were taken using my phone camera when I was out and about. The one on the left shows you how fine the line can get, and I could get it very close to the lash line. I wasn’t wearing any mascara that day. The one on the right was taken on a different day, 4 hours after wear, without any primer or powder on my lids. As you can see, no smudges, no transfers, my eyelid was completely clean! I’m very impressed 🙂

 

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Have you tried this eye liner by Dolly Wink? I was told this liner runs out pretty fast. It’s only been a month, and I don’t wear it every day, since I don’t go out often now that the little bub is still tiny. Fingers crossed it’ll last for at least half a year, before it dries out. I’d be really upset otherwise. What’s your favourite liquid eye liner? Are you a pencil or a liquid fan?

 

xoxo Lily

 

Dolly Wink eye liner ingredients

 

  • Sounds kinda’ awesome! i don’t wear liquid liner all that much as it sticks to my eyelashes too much LOL. But Marky does! I think she’d like this! She loves the Stila liquid liner a lot.

    • Lily

      It sticks to your lashes? I guess there is an advantage NOT having that many lashes. HAHAHA!

  • Liz

    My eyes are completely uneven so liquid liner’s usually no go for me. Doesn’t keep me from testing one out every once in a while though. I’ll try this brand next. Asians know it’s difficult to get them to stick so I’m not surprised Dolly Wink came out with some sort of magic formula.

    • Lily

      I think you’re right. Most of us have hooded lids, so I guess they design the liners for the majority 🙂
      I was going to say something else, but Ashton was tossing and turning and now that I’m back, I totally forgot what I was about to say :-/

  • Hi Lily, I am a liquid eyeliner fan (wear it every single day)! Simply because pencil eyeliner did smudge so badly on my eyelid, or I just haven’t found the one yet.
    Anyway, dolly wink liquid eyeliner is one of my fave! Yes, it runs out pretty quick. Huhuhu..
    Another fave is K-Palette liquid eyeliner. And it can be used longer than Dolly Wink. You should try it!

    Have a good day!

    • Lily

      Oh thanks for your feedback Yunie! I’ve been recommended K-Palette by so many people and I think it’s a sign. I just gotta try it 😉

  • Niiiice! I prefer pencil too, but normally I can’t even be bothered with a proper liner at all and just use a dark eyeshadow and do a blended out liner. Been recently trying to get into liquids again, and it’s mostly a fail. My hands are too wobbly! Will go check this one out though!

    • Lily

      I usually steady my hands by propping my pinky on my cheek. Do you do that?

  • Japanese liquid liners are the BESTTTT. I love my K-Palette more than Dolly Wink, though. HG in the sense that I will never buy another type/brand of black liquid liner again.

    • Lily

      K-Palette is something I really need to try. I don’t think anyone’s said anything bad about that brand!

  • I’m currently using both Dolly Wink and K-Palette liquid eyeliners, and both are really good. I’m more partial towards the K-Palette though, as I find my Dolly Wink drying up slightly faster.

    • Lily

      Another K Palette fan! I feel like I’m missing out.

  • Hey Lily, I’m glad to hear this works so well for you! I’ve tried it, but to be honest I never like liquid eyeliners as much as GEL. That’s my jam! I like to line my upper waterline, and liquid eyeliners are simply not made for that. Also, I find the tip a little too soft and floppy, or maybe I’m just too rough!

    • Lily

      I don’t mind the tip at all. I love how fine it is 🙂 I love my gel liners too but I go through phases. I was using pencil liners exclusively for ages!

  • I’m a liquid liner girl, all the way!

    • Lily

      I know! And you rock them 🙂

  • Jaa

    I love this Dolly Wink liquid liner! I truly believe it is among the best! I finished mine up a while ago and haven’t repurchased yet simply because I want to try something different every time I run out of something. LOL.

    • Lily

      I know what you mean. I always want to try something new too 🙂

  • I’m a pencil gal myself b/c sometimes precision just isn’t feasible at 7 am, but damn, sometimes nothing looks better than a wing of black liquid liner!

    • Lily

      I love pencils too. So easy and messy looks good. Messy liquid liner – erm, not so much. LOL!

  • i feel the same about pencils! I’m so messy about liners sometimes :/ anyway, i think liquid is so pretty! but so much effort and care to put it on nicely lol. i haven’t tried this one but always look at it at the japanese grocery store (if i’m allowed in the beauty aisle lol)

    • Lily

      Definitely need practice when it comes to liquids. But once you get the hang of it, easy 🙂