Review: Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner - Brown (Limited Edition)

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If you'd read my previous post on brown liquid eyeliner, you'll know that I am still searching for a good liquid eyeliner that's brown instead of black. Yes, there are a whole lot of black liquid eyeliners in the market, but brown ones are much harder to find, and when it comes to pen-type liquid eyeliners in brown, well, there aren't many to choose from at all.

So imagine my delight when I read Jessying's blog and saw that Kiss Me had a special offer for its limited edition brown liquid eyeliner! I was like, I need to get to the nearest Kiss Me mobile truck NOW!

Well,I finally managed to get my hands on the limited edition Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner in Brown, and it came with a free full-sized rose hand and nail cream.

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The details on the back, which include directions and ingredients.  The original is in Japanese, so they usually stick a translated English version over it so we can read. ^^"

The packaging of the eyeliner pen itself is so pretty. The normal (black) one is a deep maroon colour with gold accents (pictured here), but this limited edition brown one is light pink with a dark brown cap. It also has lettering and rose motifs on it in the same dark brown shade.

It has a 0.1mm ultra thin brush tip, making it super easy to draw precise, thin lines when going for the au naturel look. :D Of course, you can also draw thick lines with it too!

Here, I'm comparing it to the Essence Eyeliner Pen, which is jet black, felt-tipped and considerably thicker than the Heroine Make's Smooth Liquid Eyeliner.
You can clearly see the brown cap here. :)
Below are the swatches on bare skin and after washing with water.

As you can see, the Essence eyeliner is not waterproof, and draws a thicker line compared to the Heroine Make. There is also a difference in the colour, although it might not be so noticeable on the eyelids. The Heroine Make eyeliner is dark brown and almost completely waterproof. I had to remove it using a makeup remover.
Top: without eyeliner; Bottom: with the Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner
Left: with the Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner; Right: without eyeliner
The best thing I like about this product is that it is waterproof! I literally wore it all day from morning until night, and it barely budged. This is also the perfect dark brown eyeliner. To me, the brown is dark enough to not look strange, but at the same time it is not as stark as black, so it does look more natural, especially when paired with brown/neutral eyeshadows. I wish they'd put this on the permanent line so that people will have an extra choice when choosing eyeliners. Or maybe they could come up with blue or green! That would be awesome. :D

The Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner - limited edition Brown (0.4ml) retails at RM49.90. Mine was bought in the Kiss Me mobile truck during their roadshow, and it came with a free full-sized hand and nail cream.

✓ Pros: Waterproof, dark brown colour suitable for natural eye makeup, ultra thin brush-tip is great for precise eyeliner application.
✗ Cons: Due to it being limited edition, it might be difficult to find in stores.


Merryn said...

I prefer waterproof ones coz my eyes can get watery sometimes. I cry when I laff and I laff when I cry. Either way, they make my eyes wet @_@

choi yen said...

i prefer brown eyeliner, more natural, not so harsh ~

LauraLeia said...

Merryn: Hahahaha then everything you use must be waterproof leh! Don't worry, this one has been tried and tested, lol

choi yen: I agree. :) But black is also nice, and of course, easier to find. :D

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

i too prefer waterproof ones. i dislike black colored eyeliners coz it makes my eye look very dark and heavy. lol..maybe wrong application method. anyway i did saw this brand before but didnt dare to try it because of the complex packaging with crying girl. thanks for your recommendation i dare to try it. =)

Jessying said...

yoyo nice!!! i think i should try brown too!!! the pink packaging is limited edition, the usual packaging still available :))

Unknown said...

that day i was wanting to buy kiss me eyeliner because it's so long lasting :D but...i still got some left hahahaa xD

HitomiNeko said...

ooo cute ~ i always use waterproof makeup~ I don’t think i hv any limited edition ones... haha

xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo

Shopaholic said...

Your eyes are so beautiful!! X)

I use both brown and black eyeliner because black gives a more dramatic look, but somehow the brown liner I use turns out like black anyway. =/

saltvinegar said...

i wonder if it will work for me.. hmm my 24hr k-palette eye liner always stains the part below my eye somehow despite being one of the most durable in the market! Is the kiss me brown eyeliner only sold at mobile trucks?

LauraLeia said...

MsXeRoZ Nicole: I'm glad my review helped to convince you to try this! :D I was also hesitant to try it at first because of the 'crying girl' packaging lol

Jessying: You should definitely try it! :D I'm not sure if it is only the packaging itself that is limited edition, or the colour as well. I'll definitely go and find out and update my post. Thanks for the notice! ^^

Angeline: Well, maybe you can try it after you've finished your current one. :)

Hitomi: Waterproof makeup is great because it usually stays on all day. :D

j_fish: Awww thank you. :) Yeah, I sometimes feel that brown eyeliner turns out looking black anyway, if you don't look closely. Not much difference unless you're looking for it, haha.

saltvinegar: I've read many reviews on the K-palette, but never tried it before. >__< But the Kiss Me one definitely has some staying power! I'm not sure if the brown is limited edition, or just the packaging, so I'll need to find out and will update my post later. :) If you pass by any SaSa or Watsons, perhaps you could check it out? ^^

SyingK said...

I LOVE Kiss Me eyeliners!! :)

LauraLeia said...

SyingK: Yay! :D Maybe you could recommend some of their other products too! ^^

Unknown said...

The Heroine Make eyeliner is fantastic! It looks wonderful on your eye~

LauraLeia said...

Thank you, Nancy! :D