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I love going to Mitsuwa. They have decent Japanese food, pantry and snacks and their cosmetic aisles are awesome! They don't carry a lot of brands but as long as they carry Dolly Wink, I'm happy. I don't have the entire collection of the brand or anything even remotely close but the very few things that I have, I adore them! They are a bit overpriced at Mitsuwa and I know I can get them cheaper through eBay but… sometimes you just want to feel the product in your hand you know? So I'm OK with paying a little extra for that. :)
The Dolly Wink eyeliner pencil I'm about to review today is also from Mitsuwa. I don't know if this is a new product or not but the packaging is definitely new. The pencil has adorable purple flowers printed on the off-white background. The cap is a matching off-white and adorn with floral emboss. Super mega cute!
Upon opening the cap, I was surprised to see that the color is actually champagne. Initially I thought it was just plain white. But champagne is even better and it has gold glitters in it. The texture is ultra creamy and it glides on really smoothly without tugging or pulling. It is to be used on the waterline to help create the “illusion” of big/awake eyes and if you go heavy with it, you can actually achieve the “undereye bag” effect as well. You can also use this on the inner corners of the eyes and I actually quite like how the gold specks reflect light. It's very pretty. The staying power is so unheard of for a waterline highlighter! You know most eyeliners when used on the waterline, they don't seem to last that long, maybe a few hours and then you will see some fading. This Dolly Wink, however, just lasts and lasts! When I first swatched it on the back of my hand, I had a hard time removing it even with a makeup wipe! And when I tested it on my waterline, it did not disappoint. This thing is there to stay. And stay some more. Very impressive.
If you are looking for an alternative to a matte white or nude for lining the waterline, definitely give this one a try. It's so easy to use and the result is very natural-looking. Another job well done, Tsubasa Masuwaka! (She's the creator of Dolly Wink & Candy Doll makeup.)
BUY ▶ US$13 | Mitsuwa, eBay