Secret Weapon: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Did I ever tell you that one of the great quests of my life has been for the best black eyeliner? Sad I know, but it’s true. I thought I had tried them all, finding some I liked more than others – from Stila to MAC, Bobbi Brown to Maybelline, NARS to Laura Mercier. I’m an equal opportunity black liner lover but it does need to deliver. Because none of them had quite the inky darkness that I craved, I kept testing out new ones, looking for a black that could audition for a Tim Burton film.

Until I tried the new Kat Von D liner. It is, quite simply, and hands down, the best black liner I have ever tried. Kat von D is pretty new to the makeup game, coming from a background as a tattoo artist and a reality TV star (not the way to my hear generally, but she has won me over after testing out her liner and some of her lipsticks, which are also fab).

Stocked in mega makeup store Sephora, I’m starting to see what the fuss is about with her line. Pigment rich, subversive packaging (reminiscent of another of my favourite brands, Illamasqua), it’s all a bit goth but also surprisingly wearable and has a great range of colours. A committed vegan it’s also cruelty-free, which also ticks my makeup boxes.

Sephora gave me a lovely bag of goodies to test out the other day which I’ve been doing religiously, and this liner is the standout. It’s just so damn BLACK. As dark as the Adams family hall closet, it also is a genius felt tip pen that has a nib that’s hard enough to draw great lines, but soft enough to manipulate around the delicate eye area. So whether you’re a liner novice or Lana del Rey, this one is for you!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

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