Jul 19, 2016

[Product Comparison] Kat Von D Tattoo Liner vs. Kat Von D Ink Liner

More often than not, our selection of beauty brands reflect our personality. We've seen enough of soft, pastel and pink-obsessed brands that represents innocent, cute and girly girl concept. If you're a #badass beauty that loves superbikes, tattoos and leather jackets, rejoice! for Kat Von D makeup line is now available in Sephora Malaysia.

Kat Von D is a celebrity tattoo artist who pioneered her career in the documentary Miami Ink. After leaving the show, KVD established her own tattoo shop called High Voltage in Hollywood, eventually winning her own documentary LA Ink. Following the success of her tattoo business, KVD further launched her own makeup line, exclusively sold in Sephora. 

From her high profile experience as a tattoo artist, followers of her makeup line have very high standard of expectation on her products, especially on the eyeliners. There are 3 types of eyeliners in her product line - Ink Liner, Lightning Liner and Tattoo Liner. It is pretty confusing as to which liner is better, and especially when you are deciding which one is better for you. Today I will be comparing two of the best sellers - Ink Liner and Tattoo Liner. Hopefully this post can help you in deciding which eyeliner suits you more.


KVD Tattoo Liner

KVD Ink Liner

Product description

Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lashline for incredibly fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.

Flaunt a killer line every time with Ink Liner. The innovative, no-fray marker tip holds the maximum level of formula, giving you bold lines with instant colour lay-down and stunning intensity. Remarkably easy to use, the felt tip applicator provides total control for effortless eye lining. Rock your look around the clock with this formula that delivers a fade and run-resistant finish for unstoppable long wear. For effortless drama, put it in ink.

Pigmentation & texture

High pigmentation. Very opaque and dark ink. Feels more satin-like (may be due to the brush tip)

High pigmentation. Very opaque and dark ink.

Brush tip

Flexible brush tip. Requires a little control on the brush.

Felt tip. Very hard and poky on the first few uses. The brush tip soften after few uses.


Very precise if you’re used to using brush tip liner. For beginners, it may requires a few uses before you’re used to the brush.

Control on precision is easier after the tip softens. During the first few uses when the tip is still hard was challenging.


Sleek, pen-type packaging.

Sleek, pen-type packaging.





2 colours – black & brown

9 colours – black, gray, white, brown, navy, sea blue, green, teal, olive, & etc.


Tattoo Liner

In my opinion, the KVD Tattoo Liner is better in terms of precision and also flexibility of the brush. I feel that the ink is also silkier and smoother, however this may be due to the brush application. If you're a frequent eye liner user, I would definitely recommend this compared to the Ink Liner.

Ink Liner

I had a hard time going through the period of the hard felt tips. It pokes my eye a few times and it did take a while for me to love the product. However, I believe this is easier to control for beginners. If you're still testing out on liquid liner, this would be easier to handle than the Tattoo Liner. Do take note that felt tip liner tend to dry up faster than the brush tip types.

Similarities of both 

The two products have similarities in terms of packaging and content of the products. Both are long lasting, waterproof and stays throughout the day.

There you go. I hope this post help you in making your decision to buy either of the eyeliner. Do comment if there's any product that you would like me to review.


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nn said...

I bought the ink liner and I totally agree with you. The felt tip was hard at first but after I used it for a few times, it soften. And I'm kind of a liquid eyeliner noob, so it's perfect for me because it's very easy to control. Of course, practice makes perfect. When I first use it, I come up with this very thick lined eyes -_- but I'm getting the hang of it. I haven't tried the tattoo liner yet but I have the travel size free gift. Will try it soon.

Jerine said...

Try the Tattoo Liner, I think you will love it better than the Ink Liner

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Anonymous said...

I used to use Ink Liner but once my tattoo artist from Tattoo Design Inc gifted me Tattoo Liner and I loved it. From that day till now I always use tattoo liner