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Eyeliner - Kanebo - KATE super sharp liner

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rated 4.3(82 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.3
  • 79% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.1
  • Price: $$

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rated 5 of 5 on 9/11/2009 1:14:00 AM More reviews by dupatinaglace

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Especially good for quick fix-ups. Black enough, but not so much that it looks over-dramatic. Easy to apply; not messy at all for a liquid eyeliner. Only downside would be it runs out fairly quickly.

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/11/2009 7:40:00 PM More reviews by unaversal

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

Your search for the perfect, long lasting black eyeliner ends here. I have nothing but love for this product. It's sharp for the finest of lines and the perfect winged out tip. You can make it thicker by going over the line. Best of all it stays and does not budge! stays on through the hot summer days.

I have bought this eyeliner again and again and it is HG material. I hope they don't discontinue this.

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/22/2009 11:23:00 PM More reviews by OneufaKnd

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Oh, Kate Super sharp liner, where have you been my entire life? Oh, right. In Asia. A friend went to Hong Kong and brought me back a haul of amazing asian makeup. Even in my pile of treasures, this eyeliner was the crown jewel. I've got it in black and this stuff DOES NOT BUDGE. No smudge, no smears, lasts all day even in humidity and through a workout. It will actually stain the skin if you don't wash off well. The tip is the perfect size, allowing for very fine application but changing the grip allows for a thicker line. I am a complete klutz with normal liquid liner but this stuff lets me channel my inner diva and rock the liquid liner look. Amazing.

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/2/2009 10:54:00 PM More reviews by ancy

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

BEST ever. never smudges, even in humid weather. Easy to remove with proper eye makeup remover. Love the price!!

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 4/30/2009 11:12:00 PM More reviews by RainbowsUnicornsAndHGfdn

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

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- absolutely water-, budge-, fade-proof
- fine tip maintains its shape well, it took my first one almost a year before the fiber on the tip gave out and got the 'split end' look
- tip has just the right degree of firmness, making application easy - not so stiff that the line looks rigid, or so flimsy that you can't get the line exactly where you want it to be
- ink lasts for a long time, the tip actually splits before the ink runs out
- quite inexpensive (~US$10) even taking shipping into consideration (I get mine from online), comparable to a Revlon liquid liner.

- only place I can find it is online (adambeauty)

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rated 4 of 5 on 2/14/2009 7:21:00 PM More reviews by doof

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I love this eyeliner. I've tried Revlon's colorstay eyeliner and I like Kate so much better. The eyeliner looks scarily sharp and fine at first but it's so easy to use. (I got it right the first time!) I draw a fine line and it doesn't smudge or smear, although if it's too wet and i blink, it gets on the skin of my upper eyelid. I will keep buying it. I have it in brown and it looks great and isn't too dramatic.

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rated 5 of 5 on 12/3/2008 6:26:00 AM More reviews by d_copper

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I have the Kate Supersharp eyeliner in Black and Dark Brown.

+ Very easy to use, easier than a gel liner since you gotta have a good brush to go with those and less tugging than a pencil.
+ Black draws a nice defined black line (not glossy black though) and Dark brown draws a medium brown line.
+Wear is very good for me if I don't rub my eyes. It is not a waterproof eyeliner but it doesn't smear on my oily lids.
+Cheap at only USD 10-14.

+ Dark brown isn't as dark I would like
+ If I rub my eyes it will fade
+Can leave a faint stain on the skin unless you use eye makeup remover

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rated 3 of 5 on 11/15/2008 8:34:00 PM More reviews by lovelixir

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I have this eyeliner in BR-1. This is my first time using brown and liquid liners; in the past I've only tried black eyeliners in pencil/gel form.

Performance: The brush is very thin so the line that comes out is also very thin. I'm not used to such a thin line but I can get used to it, although I prefer thicker lines and it is very hard to achieve without making a mess using such a fine brush. The ink sometimes does not flow smoothly, so sometimes in the middle of drawing the ink wouldn't flow out and I have to wait a bit before continuing. The brown is also quite faint and not very pigmented. Most of the time it looks like I have no eyeliner on, which is good for natural looks but I prefer having my eyeliner show a little bit, otherwise what's the point of using it? I'm not sure if it's just the brown version, although other reviews have mentioned the black version is not dark enough.

Staying Power: It has a mediocre staying power, and would not last through a long day. I was surprised that there was hardly any smudging or transfer to my bottom lids as with other eyeliners, but instead the colour fades with time. The lack of smudging is good, but I wish it would not fade. Maybe this has to do with my oily eyelids. As for removal, I don't have a problem with it, although at the end of the day usually there isn't much product left to remove anyway.

Overall: I like the pen form because it is convenient, especially in the morning, but I wish the colour would be bolder and staying power would be better. I think I will keep looking for a better eyeliner.

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/4/2008 3:39:00 PM More reviews by meimeijiao

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Best eyeliner ever.
I have inner eyelid, so I cannot use eye pencil. I tried a few liquid eyeliners. This one is the best. I will keep buying it.
It's very easy to use, very sharp(soft brush tho). The color isnt very black, however, you can draw a few times, then it will be very black.
It dries quickly,too. The trick is not to blink your eye before it dries and make sure you put some eyeshadow on it. in this way, it looks more nature and stays on longer.

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/1/2008 2:43:00 AM More reviews by yyvon

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Black

Price: SGD$15 (Affordable)
What shade I tried: BK-1 & BR-1
Colours: First apply of BK-1, the colour is not black. I have to apply 2-3 times to get the intensity. BR-1 gives a soft & natural look. The colours is matte.

PROS: Its easy to control & apply. It like using a pen to draw eyeliner. It stays on all day for me. The brush tip is very fine. It doesn't smudge at all! Great for beginners! =)

CONS: Its hard to remove even though this liner is not waterproof. I had tried remove with cleansing oil & waterpoof eye makeup remover. It will leaves a print. This is the reason why I give it 4.


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