Ah, eyeliner. It’ll either put absolute fear into you or make you feel like one million dollars. Either way, a good eyeliner is a must-have in your makeup bag. I’ve been a big fan of felt pen liners the past few years, and my liner of choice was always Tattoo Liner by Kat Von D. But recently, I tried the new Roller Liner from Benefit, and my liner game could be completely changed.
Basically, both eyeliners promise a lot of the same things. An easy to use felt tip that glides on seamlessly, matte black finish and super long lasting. But which is worth the buy? Of course, the day I decided to photograph the liner, things didn’t go my way but we’ll push through anyway!
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Like I said, I’m a big fan of the Kat Von D tattoo liner. It’s simple to use, lasts super well, there’s no smudging or transfer and is jet black.
It has a super small tip, which is great for a fine line, or if you have small eyes. But it’s not that firm, so I think that makes it not as easy when drawing a flick.
Another thing I’m not a fan of is that once it’s been used a bit, it’s that bit harder to get a nice flick. It literally drains like a felt tip marker.
There are not many bad things to say about this liner, which is always a good thing! I would’ve 100% recommended this until I tried out Roller Liner from Benefit.
Benefit Roller Liner
Roller Liner from Benefit applies like an actual dream. Both liners are actually quite similar, in that they’re simple to use, lasts super well, there’s no smudging or transfer and is jet black.
The actual nib seems to be more sturdy than that on Tattoo Liner, so it’s easier to fill in any gaps or achieve that super fine flick. I’m not sure I have anything bad to say about this one! It’s taken a firm top spot for my favourite eyeliner right now, a dream!
They both last really well, I’ve even sat for a three-hour tattoo session without either of them budging (I used one on each eye, to really put them to the test!). Between the two, I think it really comes down to which of the actual liner tips you prefer. I’m all for Roller Liner, but if you like something that’s a bit more moveable, Tattoo Liner is your gal.