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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

What it is:A liquid eyeliner with an innovative brush tip for effortless, precise application. What it does: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. What else you need to know:Tattoo Liner is completely free of animal-derived ingredients and is not tested on animals.
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Questions & Answers for Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Question
is this really 18 dollars?
i asked m friend to buy it in canada and it cost more than 20 canadian dollars. the sephora site is kinda inaccurate!
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on Tattoo Liner
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is 23$ CAD. The prices on the Sephora websites are never the CAD prices. To see the CAD price, just add it to your basket and go there and click on "Canadian Checkout". There you will see the price in CAD. It is bizzare because sometimes prices are almost the same (like for the Naked2 palette it is 50$ USD and 52,50$ CAD) and sometimes there is a BIG difference (for the Naked 1 palette, it is 48$ USD and 58$ CAD).
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Tinky
(Sherbrooke, QC)
answer 2
It is $18 dollars but plus tax. After tax its like $20 and something cents...
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
dorothyalice
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 3
I bought one and then went back for my mother the following week, it was $18 both times.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
dkeating
(Croton on Hudson)
answer 4
yes, it definitely is. I used to think buying the cheap stuff at the local store was better, but you definitely get so much more quality in application, look, and ease with this. Plus, I've worn it every day for 4 months straight and haven't even come close to running out!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
kristykreme100
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 5
Mine was $18. Also, Canadian rates don't transfer straight across to the USD. Another reason for your "inflated" price could be you didn't realize shipping was added to it.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
breevee
(Broken Bow, NE)
answer 6
yes
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
christinacat
(Bronx, New York)
answer 7
Yes. It is $18
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
amorehart
(Amherst, OH)
answer 8
I think this is a currency exchange issue. It is $18 US but will cost more with Canadian dollars. This is the way it is with all goods bought with Canadian currency vs US currency.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
pinkpocket
(IN)
Question
Is the tip a brush?
I prefer a brush tip vs a felt tip. Want to be sure this is a brush tip.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Long Valley, N.J.)
on Tattoo Liner
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
it is a brush tip, it's a firm brush which is amazing for fine lines!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lolli619
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
it is a brush tip..same tip as her eyeliner brush tip in her brush set...which is awesome
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
moozboo
(fresno,ca)
answer 3
the description says brush tip.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
onelove
(San Jose, CA)
answer 4
Oops! My first post was misleading.

It is a brush tip.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
bmblume
answer 5
It has a felt tip.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
bmblume
answer 6
It is a brush tip and it's amazing! :)
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
lov3mak3up
(NY)
answer 7
felt tip was fine
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
nselly
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 8
Yes, this is a brush tip.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
newt78
Question
Is it waterproof?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
valerie727
(hialeah, Fl)
on Tattoo Liner
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is not waterproof but it is quite resistant and long lasting
answered 11 months ago
DPCarreon
answer 2
No, sadly it is not waterproof. I tested it out multiple times and it ran & smeared every time it came in contact with water or rain.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Lucky7J
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
Mine has yet to budge and last all day long unless I am taking it off with actually eye makeup remover.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Sarbear2822
(Austin Texas)
answer 4
Yes, it is!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
rayray09
(Cleveland, Tennessee)
answer 5
It seems to be. It only has run or smudged for me when I smudge it with my finger, or if I use my makeup remover. It's definitely tear-proof, because it's lasted through one day of crying (though kleenex will wipe it off).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Kaai
(DC Metro Area)
answer 6
Yes - waterproof!!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
katali
(Iowa)
answer 7
yes, unless you really soak it. but through rain and tears, it lasted for me :)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
iz91
(Holtsville, NY)
answer 8
No, the product is not waterproof.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
leah89
(Peabody, MA)
Question
Oily eyelids?
How does this product hold up against oily eyelids?
I use Urban Decay's primer potion but am hoping I won't have to use a primer to keep this liner on?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
yvonne87
(Toronto, ON)
on Tattoo Liner
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
My lids are so oily that I often don't have to remove eye shadow or liner at the end of a long day - it's all gone! I wear Tattoo liner most days and always have to remove most of it - I don't usually wear an eye primer, either. It wears very well on oily skin.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
lindissima
(Desert Southwest)
answer 2
I have NEVER found a liner that stays put UNTIL now! I have extremely oily eyelids and very sensitive eyes but this is a wonder liner! It does take a few layers to be Really black but once it dries it stays put!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
haze
(Livermore, CA)
answer 3
You could go primer-less with this liner. It's really resilient and smudge-proof, and once the liner is dry the only way you are moving it is if you wipe it off with makeup remover. I've worn this liner on naker lids many times, and it always stays in place.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
njmakeupjunkie
(Monmouth, New Jersey)
answer 4
It's not called Tattoo Liner for no reason. It will stay put and you have to rub HARD to smudge it.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
jennarenren
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
I have Oily skin and I don't have any problems with this Liner.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lemmonkl
(Boca Raton, FL)
answer 6
I have oily lods to and my liner tends to go everywhere. This is a great liner to use. It stay's in place and it lasts all day and night. I have fallen asleep with it on numerous times and it doesn't go anywhere. Not to mention you can rub your eye and it stays in place.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
afietron
(Shoreline, WA)
answer 7
I have oily skin/lids. Sometimes this liner holds up, other times it doesn't, even with a primer. I have yet to find a liner that can stay on my skin!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
langwidere
(New Hampshire)
answer 8
I tend to have oily lids too. I use Two Faced Shadow Insurance, but you don't have to. You can apply directly to lids or over shadow (my favorite way). It stays put and doesn't blurr or smudge off.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
slykat5
(Seattle, WA)
Question
Does this product test on animals?
I'm trying to buy products that don't test on animals and I really want to buy this product but I'm not sure if it tests on them or not...
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
itsyazitrick
on Tattoo Liner
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Kat Von D is a dedicated vegan who doesn't test any of her products on animal. Also she's trying her hardest to find the best products so she can replace every product that is animal derived so the brand can be 100% vegan.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
karen1313
answer 2
Kat Von D does not test on animals.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Johnn
answer 3
I don't know if this particular product tests on animals, but I know for sure that tarte's eyeliner doesn't. Tarte's "emphasEYES" eyeliner also doesn't have parabens or any other harsh chemicals, nor does it use synthetic dyes or fragrances. It's the same price as the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and has been easier to apply (from my experience). I haven't had a problem with how long either of them stay on for, despite the fact that the Tarte liner is a pencil, as opposed to the Kat, which is a liquid. Tarte still has great colours for their liners, too.. :) Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
biohazard
(Victoria, Canada)
answer 4
I haven't delved too much into it, but I believe I watched a make up guru on youtube review this liner and she said something about it not being tested on animals. I can vaguely remember because she was sort of happy about that.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
francicole
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
answer 5
Kat Von D does not (loudly) promote that they do not utilize animal testing. Most mid-range to high-end cosmetic companies no long test products on animals. A simple google search will show you a VERY long list.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
karosm
(Shreveport, LA)
answer 6
No. I read that Sephora's private label cosmetics line do not test on animals and Kat Von D's makeup line is part of the Sephora private label. Also, Kat Von D is a vegetarian and just did an ad campaign for PETA, so I wouldn't think her make-up would test on animals.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
chloeli
(Washington DC)
answer 7
I don't use products that test on animals either! Nope this doesn't :) ain't that great?!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
AshizzleMarie
(Alaska)
answer 8
i believe josie maran is cruelty free anything by urban decay is good too :]
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
mandyblahblah
(los angeles,CA)
Question
When dry, does this look more shiny or matte?
I would like to know what type of finish this has when dried.
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
on Tattoo Liner
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This actually dries a bit shiny. Not crazy shiny like the Urban Decay liquid liner, but it's definitely Not matte. Kat Von D's Autograph liquid liner in Puro Amor is the purest matte liquid liner I have ever used.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
alonzod
answer 2
It dries matte. As a comparison, UD's perversion liquid dries shiny, but Kat's tattoo liner has a matte finish.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ucic878
(Milwaukee, Wi)
answer 3
It's matte
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
ohlee3
(Sewanee, TN)
answer 4
It dries shiny. Not a glossy shine, but if you're going for matte finish, this isn't the product for you
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
skepticalshopper
(Queens, New York)
answer 5
matte.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kara1189
(Philadelphia PA)
answer 6
Matte black
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
sarabi
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
It dries matte- no shine or glitter.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
thepeculiarcat
(Virginia)
answer 8
MATTE
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
coachdiva
(ST MARYS OH)
Question
How can I get more of the liquid to come out of the brush upon application?
This liner is great, but for some reason i find that very little comes out of the brush tip, unless it "dab" the brush into the cap to convince more of the liquid to come out. Does anyone know how to get more to come out? I just got this product, its brand new.
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
happycurlz
(Fresh Meadows, NY)
on Tattoo Liner
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Store it vertically with the brush tip side down and shake before use! Hope this helps!
answered 1 year ago
katieloveeeee
answer 2
Try placing the cap on and shaking it. You will hear the ball on the inside clicking. If it doesn't come out then the liner is defective. Take it back to a sephora store and exchange for a new one, you shouldn't have an issue with it.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Lynnwood,Wa)
answer 3
I shake it before I use it and then use it on my eye. I don't know if your doing that or not but that is what I do and it comes out amazingly each time.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
brandi14307
(garden grove,CA)
answer 4
I hold it at an angle like i would an angled brush. I find that the very tip is hard to control the quality of the line. Holding it at an angle gets a much smoother line. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
karosm
(Shreveport, LA)
answer 5
that's what I always do. Or I shake it before taking the cap off.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
meesh29
(Costa Mesa, CA)
answer 6
have you tried shaking it with the cap on before you use it? i kind of think of it like a spray paint can with the ball bearing rolling around inside there...got to mix it up and coax it out.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
koreaneyes
answer 7
I have noticed if you lay it across your eye using the "side" instead of the very tip you get more liquid. I don't know how you like your eyeliner, but doing it this way causes a bit thicker of a line, which I don't mind because that is how I wear mine.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
mibellasephora
(Memphis, TN)
Question
use as a brow filler?
How would this look as a brow filler? I want to find a water-proof brow filler for humid/beach days so my brows won't smudge completely off. Anyone try this already? or have other product suggestions?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
HealthAndMakeup
(Saratoga Springs, NY)
on Tattoo Liner
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Definitely not as a brow filler. or any liquid liner. I also vote for Laura Mercier. Been using it for 5 yrs. i use the brow brush but the pencil works well for a more defined look.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
ocgirl35
(OC, CA)
answer 2
probably not, as the product is extremely bold and inky-black. If you're looking for a Kat von D product though, leather (dark brown), and Lucifer (black) are in two of her palettes, and they both work pretty well.
Good luck :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
fwankie
(California)
answer 3
forget it. This product goes on really strong, and definitely looks like a liner. Go with a water-proof or smudge proof eyebrow pencil. I'd definitely reccomend either Laura Mercier or Estee Lauder - both products carry firm eyebrow pencils that are not likely to smudge.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
elise31
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
I don't think I would use this product for a brow filler, especially if you're in a humid climate. I find the best brow filler is physicians formula I bought at cvs. Stays on even when I swim.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
dilly12
(Madison, Indiana)
answer 5
I wouldn't recommend this as a brow filler. The tip is very fine and gives a lot of product, so with just a few strokes your eyebrows will have the "sharpie look".
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
beautydreams
(Houston, Texas)
answer 6
I love using bare escentuals eyebrow powder with an angled brush. If you apply it with a damp brush it stays in place really well.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
meesh29
(Costa Mesa, CA)
answer 7
I haven't used any color but black so I don't know about using it as an eyebrow filler. If you want a more natural look this would not be a good choice. But if you want a precise and painted brow this definitely lasts all day and goes on smooth.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
meesh29
(Costa Mesa, CA)
Question
I have really bad allergies and my eyes water constantly. How would this eyeliner hold up?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
heatherannnd
(Mandan, ND)
on Tattoo Liner
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm with tmommy...I have allergies that make my eyes a little teary at times. I only use this on my lid as well...but with a bit of wing at the outer corner. This liner disappears in those spots when my eyes are teary, leaving me with a 'spotty' look. I really wish it WERE more water-resistant!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
liplock57
(Mt. Pleasant, MI)
answer 2
I have bad allergies as well and i use this product because its long lasting, plus it's water proof.
answered 5 years ago
veryvivacious
(Indio, CA)
answer 3
My eyes water pretty badly (especially right after I apply my makeup) and I haven't had an issue with this eyeliner coming off (although I only wear it on my lid).
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
lbriscoe
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
My eyes water as well due to allergies and I have not had any problems with this smudging or having to wipe away from under my eyes at the middle of the day. Love this stuff!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
amandar00
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
I think this liner would hold up great! When my contacts make my eyes water (quite often,) I have trouble with my mascara, but not this liner.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
perkygirl
(Springfield , MO)
answer 6
yes!!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
ohlee3
(Sewanee, TN)
answer 7
I know it says it's waterproof, but I've found that if my eyes water the liner comes on the corner of my eye.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
tmommy
(California)
Question
why does my tattoo liner work and then dry out and then not work again for a while?
i recently bought this eyeliner a few days ago, and when i started to do my winged eyeliner it just stopped working, the applicator was completely dry and would not work for a long period of time. i want to know whether this is common or if someone could have just been using it a lot in the store.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
jamijams
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
on Tattoo Liner
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nope- I got 2 of these because I thought it was faulty or something I was doing. Its the actual liner and brush that dries out, so I completely switched to another brand for liquid liners. I was doing everything I should- stored it with the tip down, did not store it in too hot/cold temperatures, used it periodically, etc. Try Stilas liquid liner! Its the same except better...
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Lucky7J
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
If it works anything like the marker it's modeled after, you need to shake it before each use and store it flat. Hopefully, people weren't using it in-store! But it could have been stored wrong?
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
EpicMel
(SE Mich)
answer 3
There is a pump to help get more of the liquid into the tip. Just push the cap gently on and off a few times (you can feel the resistance when you do this). I find that generally works. If it's really dry, I store it upright with the lid down for a few hours and that always works.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hah812
(San Jose, CA)
answer 4
No. Mine does the same thing. It's frustrating.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Shelby933
answer 5
How is it being stored? I noticed mine did the same when i stored it in my makeup bag, flat down. I started storing it in my makeup brush cup with the tip/cap down. Noticed a big difference :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mcgirl777
(California)
answer 6
Sometimes I have to put the cap back on and shake it up, then try doing the line again. It's a hassle, but the liner is so easy to use and wears so well, it's worth it. Plus, make sure you put the cap back on tightly after each use, otherwise it will dry out.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
crazy4cosmetics2
(Providence, RI)
answer 7
All felt tipped pens must be stored with the felt tip facing down in a vertical position. This allows the liquid on the inside to drain into the felt tip for easy application. When felt pens are stored on their sides or with the tip facing up, the liquid will drain from the tip and the pen will appear "dried up." Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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