68% would repurchase
on 11/13/2018 10:46:00 PM
More reviews by habibtea
I've only recently started lining my eyes, because I have very long and dense eyelashes that make doing so a total butt. Slippery eyelashes make pulling my lid taut difficult; my lash density makes it impossible to neatly apply liner without pulling the lid taut. So, when I say that my Trooper Tattoo Liner is user friendly, I mean it. It has a rigid (but not uncomfortable!) brush tip that lays down a uniform, opaque line on the first pass. I haven't quite figured out how to finish with the traditional "flick," but even drawing that on separately is pretty fuss-proof. The brush tip doesn't tickle, so I can line all the way to the tear duct without reflexively poking myself in the eye. The pen has a nice weight to it compared to the other liners I've tried, which somehow makes it easier to keep a steady hand.For me, the most important feature of Tattoo Liner is that it's completely budge-proof - I have very oily skin and terrible watery eyes from allergies, but this stuff doesn't move a nanometer once it's set. (And it sets lightning fast; any mistakes during application require micellar water cleanup.) I love Trooper specifically because It's the blackest black I've found; blacker than MAC, UD, or L'Oreal. Since my lashes are quite black naturally, I need an intensely black shade of liner to really stand out; this one is a divine singularity quality of blackest black.As to the usual issue with pen cosmetics: I'm on my first Tattoo Liner, and it's still good after ~6 months of using it 1-3 days a week. I store it horizontally, and occasionally give it a thorough downwards shake. It has what sounds like a mixing ball inside. The pen itself is vanity table worthy: it's black, adorned with delicate, shiny silver tattoo roses and vines.The only problem? The price ($20) slays me, especially since it could hypothetically die on me at any time. But, you know what they say: "Fast, cheap, or good: pick any two." For the record, Jordana FabuLiner (felt tip) is my second favorite black eyeliner. It's cheap, easy to apply, and doesn't dry out; sadly, it's not nearly as gorgeously inky, heart of the void black.
on 11/11/2018 7:59:00 PM
More reviews by kellay
Pros: I absolutely love this color - it's an incredibly flattering nude Stays all dayI love the matte textureCons:Texture can bring out the dryness in your lipsOverall5* - love the color and the flat, true matte look
on 11/10/2018 2:14:00 PM
More reviews by TheMadameDex
I have fair-light olive skin with golden undertones and a good amount of natural pigmentation in my lips. I always have to wear warmer nudes with a bit of "oomph" to avoid washing out and looking corpselike. I got this lippie in a beauty sampler box and I will be passing it along. Formula feels nice, but the color is a very neutral stoney taupe that reads too pale and cool to be flattering on my skin. I look positively ill. Might be a HG on a pinky porcelain complexion.
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on 11/9/2018 8:48:00 AM
More reviews by andreaally
Oh how i wanted to love this eyeshadow palette! Yet sadly i do not. I've been a loyal buyer/supporter of Kat's shadow palettes, this is the 1st one I have seriously major buying regrets.The packaging is stylish & cute. Its also big & bulky so its not a traveller.I am a matte fan..The real let down were the matte shades! I dont know if the formula has changed but it certainly doesnt perform the same way my other mattes from her have! I always do test swatches & i found it a huge effort just to get a decent swatch with many of the mattes! They tested poorly for me. The main matte colours i wanted were the purplish grey one & the cool brown grey...both cool toned But i think they are the worst of the mattes in this palette.The metallics, in this palette, are better than the mattes but overall i am disappointed in most of the colours.I do not rec this palette. Its going to be a shelf-warmer for me and thats about it.Sorry Kat, i luv to luv your eyeshadows but this one is a complete miss for me.EDIT update -Im going to be generous & add a lippie to my original review here. Why? Because the matte colour "kink" is a redeemer! Its beautiful!!! The 3 matte colours that disappoint me are "nylon" "knotty" "suspension". I was hoping for better for these 3.The metallics are very pretty with "deviant" being my fave. i still think theres nothing new or super special to have me running like a desperato to have this in my collection.Tried using the mirror in this palette for a look & it was a bulky mess - esp for my lil hands.
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on 11/4/2018 9:25:00 PM
More reviews by jennarator
I got this for $7 at Ross. I thought it was because it was discontinued but really they were changing the packaging. I like the old bottle better anyway it looks cooler. I don't smell any cinnamon or chocolate or orange like others are stating. On me it smells like blackberry musk. True it doesn't last very long but for that price I'm not complaining. Reminds me of Black Amethyst by BBW.
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