As a makeup addict and the proud owner of hooded eyes, I can’t live without babsence eyeliner, most likely because it’s the only eye makeup that also mirrors up as soon as I open up my eyes.

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Look ma, no crease!

For years the only liner I provided was MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (which I do still usage and also would say is the hands-down ideal gel eyeliner ever before, period). I initially started branching out to liquid eyeliners as soon as I needed a much better choice for travel than transferring around a pot of liner via an angled brush that has to be cleaned. That and also, I used to struggle via using liquids and also found gel eyeliner much even more forproviding, however exercise renders perfect, and I can currently throw on a winged eye in my sleep.**That said, I totally still occasionally execute that point wbelow you try to solve a mistake, and include a teeny tiny little bit, then a little more to the various other side to balance it out, and also before you understand it you look like Amy Winehome and attempt to pass it off prefer you completely expected to execute that. 

Which is completely fine by me. 

It simply so happens I have actually both the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and also the stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, AND it just so happens they have a lot in widespread.

Packaging: The plastic instances are literally specifically the same on these (they’d be tantamount if not for the printed labels), plus they’re incidentally both made in Korea. That sassist, the tips are sepaprice components and are the majority of definitely various (brush on the Kat Von D and felt on the stila).


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Ingredients:  With the packaging being the same, I wondered if that would be the instance for the formulas – but, nope, they’re not:

Here are the Kat Von D ingredients:

Water, Ammonium Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Beheneth-30, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Methylparaben, Polygylceryl-3 Disiloxane Dimethicone, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Carbon Black 2.

And, here’s stila’s:

Water/Aqua, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Beheneth-30, Sodium Polyaspartate,Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, May Contain (+/_) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Black 2 (CI 77266).

So fortunately they’re not precisely the exact same product being labeled and also marketed under two different brands – they simply happen to have the exact same plastic instance.

Application: These both go on nice and also basic in a directly babsence line, no feathering or anything: 

Kat Von D on the left, stila on the right

And they look pretty identical on the eye:

Kat von D on the left, Stila on the right

BUT, here’s the thing – I had some trouble recording this, but the Stila has a much shinier, glossier end up and also is a more opaque in color, while the Kat Von D is a little bit even more like anthrapoint out rather than a true black:

Kat von D on the left in the shade Trooper, Stila on the ideal in the shade Intense Black (Jet Black).

So, color- and finish-wise, I prefer the stila. But, that sassist, the brush guideline on the Kat Von D is much more specific, so I’ve taken to using the Kat Von D to produce the wing shape and also then filling it in via the stila.

Stila is when aacquire on the ideal (and is likewise caked in concealer and also powder bereason I’m lazy… this is why we can’t have nice things)

Wear: As it happens, these waterproof, smudge-proof, durable, ultra-long-lasting, set-it-and-forget-it life-proof liners… both rub off with not many initiative.

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Now granted, I did rub these pretty vigorously, which you shouldn’t be doing on your eyelids, yet when I got them loosened up (at left), they came of through just a few drops of water and a swipe via a napkin (at right). They wear perfectly well on an average day, yet what I’m saying is you most likely don’t desire to be counting on it to stay put throughout a downpour or be wearing it to the gym.

Unless you’re among those people who simply goes to the gym to wear makeup and uncover people to hook up via, in which case, they’ll occupational great!

And the winner is… Neither! These liners both have their staminas and weaknesses, but I uncover they match each various other perfectly (utilizing the Kat Von D to create the perfect specific form and also filling it in with the affluent black stila). Which probably implies I have yet to discover my perfect holy grail liner. But these will do in the meantime!