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On Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner: The Japanese Know Something We Don’t

Hi guys. Over the weekend, I finally got around to start writing reviews for products I got in Singapore. One such thing I’m excited to tell you about is this! Such cute packaging!

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Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black, SG$ 24.90 at Watsons Bugis Junction (about Php850

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Details translated from Japanese:

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I wanted to show you a lot of photos and details because I think there are lots of fake Dolly Wink products being sold online/by resellers. Since we don’t have direct access to Dolly Wink and Koji products yet, it’s best to be informed than scorned! So, on to the performance!

Since most of you should be familiar with the ever-present (and locally available) K-Palette liners now, it would be easier to describe it alongside that.

Dolly Wink, top right; K-Palette, bottom left:

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The Brush. The Dolly Wink brush (and holder) is almost identical to that of K-Palette’s. It’s made of the same material though the former is shorter/stubbier than the latter, so it has a bit less give and dexterity in drawing lines. I’m sure if you’re using makeup brushes you now what I mean. Of course, this is a matter of preference, anyway you’ll get used to work with either  after some time. But this harder brush allows me to draw more precise lines, like so:

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The Formula. My impression is that one go of Dolly Wink’s “Deep Black” is blacker or more pigmented than K-Palette’s “Super Black“. Again, it’s probably because the denser brush delivers a more solid shot of color than the finer K-Palette brush.

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The Lasting Power. The Dolly Wink liner stays on pretty much the same time as K-Palette (about 8 hours) but I find that it’s not as prone to fading. It’s stays black and true for almost the whole time I’m wearing it and only cracks off when rubbed with water. That said, it’s amazingly easy to take off!

An Artechoke Hearts/Farts? Hearts! These Dolly Wink liner hasn’t achieved cult status for nothing! The short of it is, if you like liquid eyeliners, and you get the whole Japanese technology/expertise/obsession over it, then this is it. It’s K-Palette made a touch better—precise lines, smooth application, opaque pigment, wears long and removes easy. Although, one, this isn’t sold locally and two, it is more expensive than K-Palette (for comparison, in Singapore, K-Palette sells for SG$19.90, Dolly Wink, SG$24.90) and I would think much more expensive if you order online or through a reseller. And lastly, a word of caution: if you are to get this, be sure to check if it’s the real thing!

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