As I mentioned in my previous post, I have retreated away from lipstick back to my obsession with finding good waterproof eyeliners, and after hearing rave reviews about Solone from bloggers and vloggers I decided I’d give it a go to see what the hype is all about.
In my first round of purchases, I bought Solone 30 Second Dry Gel Like Smoody Pencil for Eyeshadow and Eyeliner (Brown and Champagne) and Solone Automatic Auto Waterproof Eyeliner Shining Eyepencil 2mm (Black). I love the whimsical paper packaging, which is refreshing change from that of other eyeliners at similar price points.
The texture of all three formulas was very smooth and creamy without tugging on the skin, and there was no need warm up the product at all for best results. Pigmentation is intense at immediate application.
As testament to how waterproof all three are, I ran the tap on my arm tried to rub off the swatches with my thumb and it didn’t budge at all. Not even with cream cleanser. The only thing that would get rid of it was eye makeup remover, which thankfully removed it quite easily. It also stayed on my waterline very well. I find that the product doesn’t transfer on my mobile lid as long as I use a good budge-proof concealer and set the eye area with powder.
The only downside is that the retractable liner lasted me only 3-4 weeks with daily use, as there’s not much product in it at all. So I decided to purchase the Solone Magic Waterproof Eyeliner Smudger Shining Pencil in Black. The packaging wasn’t as exciting but it did come with a sharpener.
The pigmentation is slightly more intense than the retractable version possibly because it’s a larger surface area than the 2mm tip of the rectractable one. I find that it is less prone to transfer as long as you blend the excess with a cotton bud seeing as it’s so creamy and easy to over apply.
This was just as waterproof as the other three eyeliners, and here’s proof of me splashing it with water and trying to give it a good rub but the intensity is just as good as the “before” shot. This was the same result for the other three eyeliners.
Next on my holy grail list is the Dasoda Mega Liquid Liner which I decided to try after seeing it on the top recommended list on imomoko.com. The packaging leaves much to be desired, but the pink metallic lid makes it easy to spot amongst my myriad of eyeliners.
The pigmentation is not as intense black as Dolly Wink or K-Palette, but it’s black enough to intensify my eyes (which need a lot of definition). Having tested it in the peak of summer in Australia, I can say hand on heart that this is transfer-proof, smudge-proof and waterproof. The Dasoda Mega Volume Mascara is also smudge and transfer proof, however it does clump easily on my thin sparse lashes and I end up having to remove half of it with a cotton bud for clean separated lashes. Nevertheless it’s still my go to mascara for work since I can’t take any chances with panda eyes when I’m at meetings for most of the day.
Have you tried Solone or Dasoda products?
What’s your holy grail eyeliner?