It boasts a flattened tip which draws thicker lines, hence the name "extra heavy eyeliner". Thin lines are also possible with this tip, making it a versatile brush. A helpful guide is on the packaging on how to achieve these lines.
The product dries almost upon contact with skin, as with most Japanese eyeliners, making a sure hand necessary if you use it. There's no room for mistakes with this kind of liner, since it leaves a blue-grey stain if you try to smudge it off. It's not very pigmented however, and about 2-3 strokes are needed for a solid black line. Here's a little tip though, if you have hooded eyelids or a monolid, don't open your eyes right after application, since it takes a bit of time for it to be completely dry. I ended up with the eyeliner transferring onto my skin from my lashline when I opened my eyes too soon!
|Left side: line thicknesses possible|
Right side: 1 stroke and 2 strokes. Notice how the rightmost line is darker?
|Slightly better pic :)|
This eyeliner is not by any means waterproof, however, it is quite long lasting and does not easily smudge or flake off if applied on clean, dry skin.When I used it, it stayed on all day. It sort of reminds me of India ink, as opposed to eyeliners such as e.l.f. which is more like a black film.
I've read a few reviews about this eyeliner, and the general sentiment is that it is too difficult to remove. While it does leave a slight dark tint on the skin, I only washed my face twice to get rid of it. On other reviews, it has been said fancy makeup removers cannot remove it easily. I don't know if it is my skin type or if I'm very lucky, since it was no more difficult to wash off than most makeup for me.
|After washing my hand with just water|
|Good ol'soap. You did not betray me :D|
Overall, I really like this eyeliner, except for the fact that you need to layer it on to get a solid black. I would most likely repurchase this item when I run out of it.
More product reviews to come in the near future!