Friday, 10 February 2012



It's RUKI here! This blog seem to have been inactive for awhile... heheh...



To make up for it, I'll be doing a two-in-one-comparison review! the stars for today wold be the Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner and the K-Palette liquid eyeliner in "black". (not the "super black")

Firstly, I would like to touch on the packaging. (yes, I'm a sucker for packaging) But i can only show you guys the packaging for the K-Palette eyeliner because i forgot to take a picture of the box for the Dolly Wink eyeliner before I threw it away!

So... on to the pictures~

The K-Palette eyeliner comes in a red and somewhat reflective, rectangular box. I find the box too bulky as the product inside is so small...

On to the products:

At first glance, the Dolly Wink eyeliner seems much longer than the K-Palette eyeliner. It is also wider in circumference which leaves me wondering if the Dolly Wink eyeliner has more product...
Anyway, both Dolly Wink and K-Palette eyeliners comes in a pen-like holder for easy application. The Dolly Wink eyeliner is the cute, pink pen with a purple ribbon and polka dots while the K-Palette eyeliner is the simple black pen . The dolly wink eyeliner also has a ball inside! Not sure what its for though... Maybe to 'stir' the formula?
When I removed the caps of the eyeliners, i realised that they were actually about the same length. Dolly Wink tricked me with the longer cap! D;
The tips of both eyeliners are quite similar. both reminds me of a soft, felt tip marker. The tip of the Dolly Wink eyeliner is more firm than the K-Palette eyeliner, but the K-Palette's tip is finer than the Dolly Wink eyeliner.

When tested on the hand, the Dolly Wink eyeliner(above) clearly wins in terms of "black-ness". It is jet black as compared to the blue-grey appearance of the K-Palette eyeliner.

 This is what the eyeliners look like after the smudge test. I rubbed both eyeliners vigorously with my finger to see how well they hold up. the Dolly Wink eyeliner shows signs of flaking while the K-Palette eyeliner seems to fade. Both endured the treatment quite well but i think the K-Palette eyeliner did slightly better as it did not flake. 

Next, I tested the eyeliners against water. I ran my hand under running water before gently rubbing the lines. Both lines faded but i think the Dolly Wink eyeliner faded more than the K-Palette eyeliner.

So, I guess the K-Palette eyeliner wins in both tests but the Dolly Wink eyeliner is better in terms of "black-ness". To decide between the two is rather hard as they are both really good eyeliners... ^^;;
Personally, I like to use the K-Palette eyeliner first to "draft" out the lines because the tip is thinner and easier to use. The, I'll go over the "draft" with the Dolly Wink eyeliner to make the lines darker. Or on lazy days, I would just grab either one at random to use.

Both are really awesome eyeliners! The k-palette eyeliner retails at Watsons for SGD$19.90 while the Dolly Wink retails for SGD$24.90
Dolly Wink
Packaging : 8.5/10 (Love the polka dots and ribbons! but the cap cheat my feelings!)
Value : 7/10 (Pricey compared to the K-Palette) 
Pigmentation : 9/10 (really black!)
Overall satisfaction : 8 (would buy again if its on sale)
Packaging: 7/10 (plain, simple...kinda boring)
Value: 8.5/10 (so-so)
Pigmentation: 7.5/10 (its not very black)
Overall satisfaction: 7.5/10 (better for the natural look)
That's all for today!
See 'ya soon~
♥ ruki