A few years ago, black wings were my signature look. These days (mostly out of laziness), I’ve been ditching the wing for a spotlight, cut-crease or smoked-out shadow. But that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped hunting for the ultimate liquid liner.
If you guys have followed my Instagram or blog for a while, you’ll know I have an ongoing love affair with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (along with the rest of the beauty community) – the fool-proof nib and intense black product combined make my wings look like twins, as opposed to second cousins removed.
Anyway, I was doing a little Tarte haul a few weeks ago and I only really wanted to restock on Shape Tape, but living in the UK means a big purchase is needed to qualify for free shipping, so I added a group of products to my cart including the Maneater Eyeliner.
I hadn’t heard much about it within the industry, but I’m always up for trying and reviewing new products.
HOWEVER – upon closer inspection I’ve noticed that the Kat Von D Liner includes 0.55ml of product, whereas Maneater includes 1ml… so the tubes MAY look similar in size, but Tarte’s alternative is MUCH better value for money in the long-run.
Both eyeliners are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, boasting a rich-black formulation which dries down matte within minutes. They also both feature an easy-to-use brush tip (point) nib which is embedded within a pen-like tube.
I’ve only managed to wear the Tarte Maneater Eyeliner once so far, but the stamp-like, fine nib was dense enough to produce a smooth line of colour, but fluid enough to deliver flexibility around the curves of the eye. The product itself also lasted the entire day (a 6am-7pm application), which is pretty impressive, although I’m still to put their 12-hour claim to the test!
So after a day-long application, and with the above similarities in-mind, I have to say that I think that Tarte’s Maneater is a great dupe for Tattoo Liner. And while I never thought the day would come, I THINK this new addition could be my makeup bags latest long-term eyeliner companion.
One thing’s for sure, I’ll definitely be playing with it over the next few weeks and look forward to seeing if the product dries out or if I can find any faults with it! Stay tuned…