Friday, 31 July 2015

Kat Von D Lightning Liner in Ludwig & Amadeus

Happy Friday friends! Last October I reviewed Kat Von D's Lightning Liners in Juno and Hyde, and today I'm back with Ludwig* & Amadeus* ($25 CAD/1.3 mL)! As you know, I'm a huge fan of liquid liner, so let's see how this formula stacked up!

Kat Von D Lightning Liners in Ludwig & Amadeus

"Kat Von D’s Lightning Liner gives eyes bold, metallic color. Featuring an innovative precision brush tip and vivid shimmering pigments, the click-activated pen dispenses just the right amount of formula, giving you ultimate lining control and a fresh application every time. The ultrafine flexible bristles easily move across the lash line, conforming to the eye shape to create a variety of looks—from thin to bold—that last throughout the day." - Sephora
Kat Von D Lightning Liners in Ludwig

Kat Von D's Lightning Liners have interesting packaging. You have to do a bit of assembly at first. Here are Sephora's instructions

"Remove protection ring between body and cap, and push the cap into the body firmly until you hear it click into place. Open cap, turn pen upside down, and turn dial one or two clicks until you see formula appear in brush; click once for a thin line and twice for a bold line."

I'm personally not a huge fan of this packaging. The liquid liner pools on the brush tip, and I find that I have to brush off the excess product onto a tissue before I can use the liner. The liner itself has a good consistency, and both colours that I've tried have great wearing power. Ludwig is a coppery orange that is very pretty in theory, but in reality it's just not a shade that I would wear on my eyes very often. Amadeus is a gorgeous metallic silver, and while the pigmentation is alright, it's nothing spectacular. I have to use a few layer to get a bold pop of colour, which can be a bit annoying when you're using liquid liner. Another small packaging flaw is that the writing on the pens rubs off very quickly. The labeling started to wear off of my liners after just one week of use.

Another drawback to the packaging is the brush tip. I find this brush to be a bit thick, so it's hard to get a thin, precise line. I also can't draw a nice winged tip with this brush, which I like to do everyday with my liquid liner. Packaging aside, this formula is quite good. This formula dries quickly, and it lasts on my eyes all day long. Seriously, I can get 14+ hours out of this liner before it starts to fade!

Kat Von D Lightning Liners in Ludwig & Amadeus

While I really like the formula, I just don't get along with this packaging. The twist up mechanism dispenses too much product, so you'll end up going through these liners a lot quicker than you would with any other type of packaging. I also found the brush tip applicator too thick, and I didn't have enough control over my lines.

Have you tried Kat Von D's Lightning Liner? If you have, I would love to hear your thoughts on this product! It may not work for me, but that doesn't mean that it won't work for you!

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  1. My problem was mainly with the formulation, I found it too sheer and patchy on the lids, especially that silver one


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