Hello lovelies! Today I'm going to review and compare two Japanese drugstore eyeliners, DollyWink Deep Black and Heroine Make Kiss Me Black liquid eyeliners.
in their original packaging, both are available at Sasa.com, prices online are a bit higher than the Sasa outlets in Hong Kong, but still very reasonable as these are drugstore brands.
same tube size, obviously, I like the DollyWink packaging much better because it's cuter (hello, there's a bow!) and easier to spot in my stash than the Heroine Make's dark tube.
both have very thin tips, but the difference will be seen on the swatch, as seen on the photo below:
top left and right: Dollywink
bottom left and right: Heroine Make Kiss Me
As you can see, DollyWink gives a thinner line while the Heroine Make can give a thicker, bolder line. If its good or bad, will depend on your personal preference. They both have dark pigmentation and both liquid liners dry very fast, and when they do, they won't smudge and budge throughout the day as they're both waterproof but can be easily removed with plain soap as I did with the swatches. When it comes application, I find the DollyWink to be easier to use since the tip is a bit softer than the Heroine Make.
PACKAGING: DollyWink > Heroine Make Kiss Me
PRICE: DollyWink USD12.50 > Heroine Make Kiss Me USD11.40
PIGMENTATION: DollyWink = Heroine Make Kiss Me
EASE OF USE: DollyWink > Heroine Make Kiss Me
STAYING POWER: DollyWink = Heroine Make Kiss Me
I hope this helps those who are trying to decide which one to get! Honestly, they're almost the same, but the one I will repurchase is DollyWink even if its a couple of dollars pricier. You just can't beat ease of use especially if you're a liquid liner noob like me. :P
Thank you for reading!