Review: KATE Quick Eyeliner

(All items reviewed were purchased using my own money, unless stated otherwise.)


Eyeliner is the most important item in my makeup arsenal. (Well, besides concealer.) I started my makeup journey with eyeliner, after watching countless Youtube videos and tutorial websites on how to apply it correctly. They all recommended that beginners start off with pencil eyeliners, but from my own experience, liquid eyeliner (the pen-type ones with felt tips) is my best, and only, choice. It's actually not much different from drawing a line using a Sharpie, lol.


Anyway, back to the topic. I recently purchased the KATE Quick Eyeliner pen in BR-1, which is a "natural brown" shade. I've always wanted to try brown eyeliner, but not many liquid pen types come in that colour, and those that do are quite pricey. This was on sale at Watsons (RM 26.90; usual price RM 38.00), so in it went into the shopping basket. :P



Well, as I've just mentioned, my preferred type of eyeliners are the liquid felt-tip pen type, so this one fit the bill perfectly. It is much thicker than the Empro, Dolly Wink or Maybelline ones though, so you can't really draw superfine lines. >_<

Top: fine line; bottom: thicker line.
As for the shade and intensity, well, it was kind of disappointing, to say the least. :( The swatch above is at least 3 strokes layered over each other, so that the brown colour is more visible. One stroke only yields a light, watery brown line. The colour tends to feather/bleed into the surrounding skin, as you can see on the back of my hand. It does get darker after a while though, but to me it is still a let down.


On my upper lashline, it somehow appears more of a burgundy/burnt umber shade, rather than natural brown. Maybe because in contrast with naturally black lashes? =/ I guess brown just isn't my colour, so I'll have to stick with the usual black eyeliner. ^^" Nevertheless, I think brown eyeliner would be perfect for people who have fairer skin tones and/or lighter-coloured lashes, which would provide a more natural look. :)


✓ Pros: Convenient pen-type liquid eyeliner, brown colour for a more natural look. 
✗ Cons: Shade is light and watery, colour will bleed/feather slightly, felt tip is big - not suitable to draw fine lines.

13 comments

Nicole Sim said...

Ahh~ another awesome eyeliner review from Japan :P I prefer majolica majorca/ Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner. BUT THE ONE YOU BOUGHT IS SO CHEAP!! >.<

LauraLeia said...

IKR! That's exactly why I bought it. But the colour was kinda disappointing. >_< I really wanna try the MM ones but they're always so exp, even when on sale!

Camy said...

wooo! i'm searching for a right one. thanks for the info!

LauraLeia said...

Camy: You're welcome! :D

Eunice said...

i love Kate brand, seriously, but I found their liquid eye liner hard to apply...;(

Nina Gonzalez said...

great review!!!i hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! I am also hosting a giveaway :) xo

slowbrogal said...

I used to have this ages ago, but it was too light not pigmented. So i switch and now I fall in love with Kiss Me.

FiSh SzeHui said...

kate sounds not bad, but i love the one from kiss me better! :) it's a good product with attractive packaging.

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Federica said...

Aw, good review! :3

Diane said...

I don't have any product with these brand.. Now i'm lemming to try... Thanks for this great review! mmuaaahhh!

Beauty in a bottle said...

That looks fantastic! I've never heard of this brand in Australia.

You have a great eyeliner technique :)

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justychaaa said...

I don't like eyeliner like this one...

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