Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner

So here I am with my thoughts on the infamous Dolly Wink Eyeliner....clearly this is another one of those products that I bought based on the the heated raves and hype over the internet. However, I'm sad to say that....i am ever so slightly disappointed. Don't get me wrong though, I'm not saying this is bad but I just expected it to be nothing less than perfect. This high expectation is probably due to the psychological fact that I've heard a plethora of praises and nothing but goodness in this product. I still like it a lot, but it's just a tad away from "love".



To start off, the polka-dot packaging is adorable and I absolutely love the super fine pointed and flexible brush tip it has - personally it's the best out of all the liquid liners that I've ever tried or seen. The eyeliner is pigmented and if you're looking for an eyeliner that will give you the most precise & perfect winged eyeliner look, this is it. It's also perfect for the on-the-go girls and especially good for touch ups when you have false lashes on - it reaches every spot/corner where you need it. And because of its pen-like form, it is really easy to control and makes liquid eyeliner application like a breeze. Dolly Wink eyeliner also lasts a long time on my relatively oily lids, and when tested on my hand with some rubbing, it did stay put and didn't smudge. However, this liner is only water resistant and not waterproof - with a few vigorous rubs under running water, this liner will smudge, fade and then disappear. 

Look at how thin the 2nd line is!!! Amazing! *_*
Countless swipes I've made until product came out properly after it dried.....le sigh =_=;

Now the one disappointment I had with this eyeliner is that I found it extremely annoying when I was using this to do some precise application that took longer than normal because the brush tip would turn dry and no colour would come out! I'm not sure about other people's dolly wink eyeliner, but mine seems to have started off dry from the very beginning, so the fact that I left this exposed to air longer than average (because I was experimenting with a makeup look) i had to shake this repetitively for a longgggggg period of time before the brush tip had product and became moist/wet again. I'm also thinking that it might be because when you are applying it, the pen tip is facing up while all the product is going the opposite direction - hence the reason for temporary lack of product & dryness. So, i highly recommend and strongly suggest storing this product with the tip facing downwards.

If you have this Dolly Wink eyeliner, please let me know if you've experienced the (relatively long) temporary dryness due to longer exposure to air! Maybe I'm the unlucky one? Or I guess I will not do experimental looks with this eyeliner anymore lol....I still like this eyeliner though, it's definitely worth a try. Just be careful.

Overall Rating: 9/10


ps. I apologize for the lack of posts, because I'm cramming for finals right now. I'll probably be back some time next week with an exciting tutorial and maybe a haul cause I will most likely go out shopping to treat myself after my finals hahahaha XD 

34 comments:

  1. Ooh, I was really interested in purchasing this eyeliner because I've heard so many good things about it. Then, I've been reading a few posts lately about how quick pen-type eyeliners dry up! Thanks for the review, I've nominated you for a Blogger award btw. :P xx

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    1. Yeah, I'm thinking that the pen-like form in general is the cause of dryness ><" Aww you are so sweet, thank you so much for the nomination! I really appreciate it! <333

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  2. great review, good luck for your finals ! <3

    www.thethoughtsbasket.blogspot.com.au

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  3. i have this eyeliner! but yea i agree with you, it kinda dries out a while...and i find it harder to create precise points that are pigmented.
    but gonna try storing the pen vertically downwards and see how that goes :)

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    1. hmmm....so it's not just mine! :S hopefully the storage trick will improve your eyeliner, let me know if it worked :)

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  4. Oh no, that drying problem is definitely a huge issue :\ How annoying would it be to have to keep shaking it? :S The tip does look really good and the packaging is so pretty. My favourite eyeliner pen at the moment is Bourjois Liner feutre :)

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    1. Yeah definitely! >_<" ooo, maybe I'll try that when I run out of this one :)

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  5. I havent used a pen eyeliner for a long time but the packaging and everything about this makes me want to go back to liquid liner. thanks for the review :)

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    1. let me know what you think if you decide to get this eyeliner, just be careful not to dry it out :)

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  6. sounds nice overall. i've only tried one other liquid pen...from elf, and it was dry like that from the beginning, too. wasn't sure if all were like that of if mine was just old??

    [oomph.]

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    1. I haven't tried any eyeliners from elf so I can't say for sure and I haven't heard much about them either. But i guess, you don't lose much from trying elf products cause they're all so cheap. :P

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  7. You should try the "kiss me heroine make impact liner" although the brush is thin and looks flimsy, it's actually quite easy to work with. and i believe this is water proof. It only transfers at the end of the day when my eyelids get a tad oily.
    http://www.sasa.com/SasaWeb/eng/product/viewProductDetail.jspa?itemno=105634802004

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion and the link too! I'll definitely check it out! Hopefully i'll be able to find this in stores somewhere cause it sounds great! :)

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  8. I've heard so much about the Dolly WInk liquid eyeliner but I've never tried it. I'm currently using the Majorca Majolica liquid eyeliner but it's quite annoying to use. I can't wait to finish up my current one and try the Dolly WInk one! =D

    ♡ M.May

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    1. hahaha awwe that sucks! Well, let me know what you think when you get this one! Just be careful with the dryness as I've mentioned and everything else is good about this eyeliner ;)

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  9. ★ (・∀・)

    love pictures on your blog :) very nice layout. clean and charming. love your blog.

    my blog (≧∀≦) σ : http://www.christianyuen.blogspot.com/

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    1. aww thank you! However they are no where near professional like yours! I love the photos on your blog, they are beautiful! Hopefully, I can invest in a good camera sometime soon to make my pictures look even better. I love your blog as well, I'll be following. :)

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  10. great review! and lovely blog :)

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  11. i can relate on the hype, i've been wanting to purchase this since a lot of people have blogged how great it was. i enjoyed reading your blog, it's my first time here!

    xo, cherie

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    1. I'm a sucker for all the blogger hypes lol but at least I haven't actually hated anything I bought based on their recommendations...just slight disappointments so it's okay cause then I didn't waste my money XD Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you like my blog :) <3

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  12. Such a cute blog!!!

    I made a blog recently as well!!!
    I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and follow if you like it!
    Thank you!!!

    http://newfashionorder.blogspot.com/

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    1. aww thanks! Yeah np, I'm on my way over to checking out your blog right now! :)

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  13. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

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    1. Hiii~ I'll come check your blog out soon! Thanks for stopping by love <3

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  14. Oh phew I thought I was the only one! Haha, yeah mine also tends to dry out while I'm using it. Whenever I'm not using it I keep it upside down in my makeup cup holder.. & it still dries out. I guess it lasts a little bit longer. Love your reviews btw :)

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    1. I'm glad we found each other!! LOL..... :/ well, so far mine is holding up fine with it being stored tip facing downwards. Hopefully it won't dry out too fast. It's weird how nobody mentioned this problem - all the reviews i've read and seen...everyone seemed so happy with it. ugh.

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  15. Oh this looks like a good eyeliner. Love the packaging and prints, so adorable. THanks Jenni for all your lovely comments, also following u on bloglovin now =)


    xx
    www.girllilikoi.com

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    1. aww you're np! thanks for following me on bloglovin!! <3

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  16. I always want to try it, where do you buy it ?

    http://littleturtlethings.blogspot.fr/
    Turtle <3

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    1. my sister bought it for me while she was in Hong Kong, but since this is such a popular eyeliner you can easily find it on online stores! I hope that helps :)

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