I have been wanting to get this for ages but it has always escaped me. Every time I hear that Watsons has stocks, I would go down to the various bigger Watsons stores in town. I could never find it. The elusiveness of this little liquid eye liner just made it more desirable and I finally caved in and bought it on Ebay. And you know what? After I bought it, I found tons of them at Watsons, sigh!
I paid about SGD $22.50 including shipping for this. I'm not sure how much it is selling for in Singapore though. Does anyone know?
Anyway the question I guess everyone wants to know. Is it HG material? Eh, not quite for me.
I love pen style liquid eye liners. This design is the best for noobs and people with shaky hands like me. The brush is firm yet flexible. It is so easy to draw a thin or thick line with this. It is a shaker type pen. When you shake, you can hear the little metal balls inside the pen hitting on each other. The flow of ink is consistent.
I took out my Lorac Front of the Line liquid liner for a comparison. They are almost similar in size. (You can check out my review of Lorac here.)
|Left to right: Lorac and Dolly Wink|
I find that Lorac and Dolly Wink are both similar in colour and consistency.
Now for the water test.
After running it with water, I gave the swatches a gentle rub. Both fared pretty decently. I realise that though many products are water proof, for my case, many are not tear proof. The composition of tears and water are slightly different. So I also did a saline test.
After another gentle rub you can see that both faded. Dolly Wink seems to be a little more tenacious than Lorac.
I have been wearing the Dolly Wink eye liner almost every day after purchasing it. My work days are looooong! Like 12 hours long at times and I yawn and tear a lot. Dolly Wink still smudges and fades away. After alternating using my two liquid eye liners I will still say that my Lorac eye liner stays on better for me.
If you do not have teary eyes or oily lids Dolly Wink could very well be your HG liquid eye liner. But it is not not me.
Ratings: 2 lipsticks