This is probably the easiest type of eyeliner I've ever used. No need to be ultra careful like the liquid liners that come in a brush and a bottle (I hate those), with this type it's basically like drawing with a felt tip. So technique-wise, it's as easy as a pencil liner.
Random lines and a failed smilie face. As you can see this Dolly Wink eyeliner can create lines and flicks of different thicknesses. Now onto the comparison bit. . .
These are all the eyeliners I owns at the moment. From left to right: Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner, L'oreal Super Liner in Carbon Gloss (I hate this by the way), Relvon ColorStay Eyeliner and MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (my current HG liner). If you haven't noticed, I like very black eyeliners and if you read beauty blogs you'll also notice that I tend to buy eyeliners that have been raved about hehee.
Time for some tough testing BWAHAHAHAAAH!
♪ Test #1: The Smudge Test
I pressed and rubbed REALLY hard by the way. As you can see, L'oreal has epically failed. The Dolly Wink has stayed put just as well as the MAC gel liner, if not better :o !
♪ Test #2: The Wet Test
Eyeliner reapplied in the same order onto my hand and was run through cold water. I don't think any of these claim to be waterproof (please correct me if I'm wrong) but all the liners pass :D
♪ Test #3: The Wet and Wipe Test
This test follows from the previous by simply wiping the water of my hand gently. I didn't bother wiping harder coz I know even MAC can't handle it! Dolly Wink passes again along with Relvon and MAC. Though I have to admit that some of the pigmentation was lost. L'oreal has once again epically failed. As much as I love the sponge tip applicator, do you guys see why I hate this Super Liner of L'oreal ( =.=" ) ?
Ok enough of the hate on the Super Liner, the final test which will test the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner...alone...*drum rolls*
♪ Test #4: Durability
BEFORE: Dolly Wink liner on my right eye and nothing else. I usually prime my eyes first for extra security but today I decided not too; for the sake of this post and just to test to see if primers really do work. I applied my eyeliner about *thinks* 11am? Creating the winged eyeliner look was pretty easy due to the pen design of the liner. Unlike the MAC gel liner, there's no need for brushes (BONUS!)
AFTER: My left eye at about 10pm, so 11 hours afterwards. Yeah my lashes looks pretty bad since they were tampered with whilst removing my contact lenses ( =w=" ) Also, the reason for taking this "after" picture with my left eye was because liner of my right eye flaked so bad I had to do a touch up during the day so if I took a picture of it, the before and after comparison wouldn't be fair. As you can see, a bit of flaking has happened in the wing part of the liner and the black is less opaque compared to how it was in the morning. I have never experienced flaky with this liner until today so I really do believe a primer helps.
So in conclusion, the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner...
✔ is an eyeliner with high smudge resistant
✔ doesn't budge too much when been in contact with water
✔ is ideal for beginners who want to try out liquid liners
✘ can be seen as unhygienic. Avoid sharing it in case of eye infections✘ unfortunately will flake for some...so I do recommend using a primer if you have oily eyelids
Has the Dolly Wink beaten my holy grail MAC liner? Close, very close in fact but not close enough. The main let down was the flaking if a primer's not used; because sometimes, I do forget to prime my eyes. I'd probably use the Dolly Wink on days I'm in a rush so I'd probably buy it again unless I found a better pen eyeliner :P
Hope this review was somewhat helpful :3