Not sure if you guys remember, but I got this eyeliner along with a bunch of other stuff in my previous post (here) from my sister. This review was requested by Linny from The Thoughts Basket - Hi Linny!! I didn't forget! Sorry this took me a while to get to haha but here it is at last :D And of course, I hope the rest of you are interested in this as well. :) Tiffa is a sister brand to Kanebo - I believe these two are Japanese drugstore brands but Tiffa is probably a tad cheaper. I haven't tried much of their stuff (only a glitter liquid eyeliner), in fact not much Asian cosmetic brands in general so I won't have any relative comparisons in this post.
|Kanebo Tiffa Beauty Eyeliner (PK-1)|
As you can see from the photos above, this is a brush tip eyeliner with a twistable back to dispense the product. The colour comes out as a shimmery magenta/burgundy pink which is pretty unique and not something you'll find easily. The brush tip is nice and thin for precise application however, I'm having trouble controlling the amount of product I twist out from the back. Every time I try to get the product out, I somehow always end up with twisting too much and the product will turn into a little blob gushing out from the sides of the bristles =_=;. I guess this problem will eventually be solved in time with more experience but as of right now, it is still annoying. Not only because I'm wasting product but also because the formula of this eyeliner is on the thicker side...so if you apply too much product, your line will look less precise (if you wing it) and when it dries you will see little lines/cracks within your line which is a pretty big indication that with one rub, your line will flake off. A solution I came up with to this excess problem, is either dab the blob of product on the back of your hand and apply it from there with your pen eyeliner brush OR, swipe the product on the edge of an angled eye brush and then apply it.
|Waterproof test: the eyeliner came off pretty easily with 2-3 rubs after running it under (cold) water|
you can also see that it doesn't smudge, but flakes off into little pieces
So here's my overall summary:
- thin and precise brush tip
- cute and good packaging (twistable pen)
- unique colour
- easy to use, good for beginners trying to use liquid eyeliner
- dries quickly
- reasonably priced 1000 Yen approx equals to $12.90 CDN (seems pricey for a drugstore eyeliner, but if you think about it - the packaging, twistable pen form, colour, ease of use...I think it's alright)
- formula is quite thick so there can be some flakey-ness at the end of the day, especially when over applied.
- this eyeliner is not waterproof
- not easily accessible
Overall Rating: 8.5/10