Apr 30, 2015

Review: K-Palette 1 day Tattoo Micro Eyeliner

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this eyeliner! This has got to be one of the most unique eyeliner product I’ve come across the past year or so. This product was sent to me for considerations. I’m sorry I took so long to review this awesome product.


Name: K-Palette 1 day Tattoo Real lasting Eyeliner 24h WP Micro
Price: $21.90 (SG). Also available @ selected Watsons & BHG
Website: BeautyCarousel.com





K-Palette is a popular drugstore makeup in Japan. Products from this brand can be seen in pretty much every drugstores, beauty stores or pharmacies in Japan when I was there. K-Palette is most famous for their 1 Day Tattoo liquid eyeliner that boast an amazing 24 hours of lasting power and has been the No.1 best seller for the last 4 years. In Singapore last year, they launched the offspring of their top selling product; the 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP Micro. Haiyo, these Japanese people must really stop giving their products such long and tongue twisting names lah! Anyway, back to review.


Photo taken in a Drugstore in Japan




Product Information :

“ Rated consistently as one of the top three selling eyeliners in Japan with 1 billion pieces sold since its inception in the market 3 years ago. This eyeliner gives guaranteed results in its ability to withstand melting humidity and punishing dryness of our air-conditioned interiors. Its magic lies in its patented micro-fibre soft brush application which ensures that the liquid eyeliner does not drip messily or draw heavily on your eyelids. Instead, the polymers within the eyeliner ensure lasting hold while superb control is achieved in the eyeliner’s agility, thereby giving an eyeline effect that is dramatic yet simple to achieve for daily users.

The eyeliner is made of a unique conditioning formula consisting of sage essence, pantenol and chamomile essence, and would not irritate even the most sensitive eyes. Remove the eyeliner easily with any oil-free makeup remover. ”


Info from: Japalang.sg


Now, our best-selling 24h Real Lasting waterproof eyeliner comes in a finer 0.05mm precise tip! The super fine tip give users more flexibility to draw eyelines.

“ The quick-drying waterproof liquid eyeliner comes with a patented micro-fiber fine brush tip for superb control and ease of drawing. High water-resistant polymer creates lasting and non-smudge eyeline that withstands water, sweat and skin sebum.
Drawing that perfect eyeline is now a breeze, you will notice the difference of a more defined, focused and bigger eyes!

Please note:
1. Shake the eyeliner a few times with the tip facing down before use for more vivid colour.
2. Keep cap tightly secured to prevent contamination and drying.
3. Insert brush into the centre of the cap when recapping. Denting it against the cap might cause the brush to lose its unique shape.
4. Leaving the eyeliner in an upright position for a long period of time may cause the colour to become lighter. Leave pen on its side or with the tip facing downwards.
5. Remove with lukewarm water or eye make-up remover.
6. As the product is long-lasting, do not use it for inner eye lining purposes. When wearing contact lenses, do not use the eyeliner on your inner eye lining.
7. In the event of allergic reaction, please stop use immediately ”

Info from: BeautyCarousel.com



Packaging :



I would prefer it to have a cuter design but it doesn’t and I guess it doesn’t matter. It’s a simple and sleek packaging that tells the user it’s a pencil product and it should be held like one. It has a cap that plugs tightly to prevent the product from drying up. Nothing extraordinary here.


The engineering ingenuity here is it’s 0.05mm patented micro-fiber brush tip that is designed to hold the liquid without dripping but still be able to dispense a good solid line without blotches.



Application :

Goes onto the eyelid very smoothly. It has amazing flexibility and allows for very precise manoeuvres! The photo below is a testament to it’s fineness and superb flexibility. I was able to draw even the minute eyelashes and eyebrow details with it! It was incredibly easy to emphasise the stroke in one end and taper off at the other because the tip is flexible and highly sensitive to pressure.




For someone who loves drawing, this eyeliner doesn’t feel like makeup in my hand, it feels like a very high quality drawing pencil hahaaa.


Strangely enough though, sometimes the product doesn’t seem to disperse that well on my eyes and require some shaking to ‘refill’ the tip and start over again. I suspect it is due to the natural oils around the eyes and the uneven surface (uneven because the human eye line is simply not flat like my left arm) that caused it. Maybe also due to the extremely fine tip which implies a fine bottleneck for the product to go through too.





Due to the fineness of the brush tip and consequently the eye line, I observed that the intensity of the liquid eyeliner is not as dark and opaque as it’s original 1 Day Tattoo eyeliner pen. In the photo below, the top eye is drawn with the 1 Day Tattoo Micro eyeliner while the bottom eye is drawn with the original 1 Day Tattoo eyeliner. Other than the difference in fineness of the strokes, the colour intensity is also quite different.


To mitigate that, you can go over the same line a few times to get a more intense colour.






Staying Power :

Stays on good enough as far as I can tell. Put it under a faucet with running water and the line will not even budge. However if some force is applied (rubbing with my fingers), the line will get rubbed off slightly. But that is to be expected and well, you shouldn’t rub your eyes if you have eye makeup on anyway.


Makeup removal is a breeze and I just use my usual Bifesta water based makeup remover to remove it.


Like other eyeliner, the staying power is much influenced by how well of a base you prepare for it. The colour and staying power is enhanced when I use a primer or powder my eyeliner very well.




My Conclusion:

I really do like this eyeliner even though I don’t necessarily use it very often. I think this eyeliner is suitable for someone going for the very natural barely there makeup and need your eyes to look more awake but without the indication of an eyeliner. I personally think it is more suitable for people with naturally big eyes who only need a bit of a boost to make themselves look more put together.


Because I have small eyes that need a slightly more obvious  eyeliner, I usually only use this extremely fine brush to draw fake lower lashes (yes, that’s a cheater tip there!) and to draw the inner corners of my eye.


Occasionally, I also use it to fill in gaps in my eyebrows because it’s so fine!!! Can you tell? some of the eyebrows near the outer corners are drawn in by the eyeliner xD I already have relatively bushy eyebrows but because I wanted to make them look straight, I added some extra 'hair' at the lower portion (the area we usually highlight) to even out the arch.




So all in all, I really do like this product. However I think it is more suitable for people who prefers the natural makeup look and just wants an eyeliner that is easy to use, delivers good result reliably, last long and can help to lift their eyes up. For people who prefer a stronger eyeliner, this will work more as a supplementary product for those hard to reach areas or when you need to draw a perfectly tapered end to a strong eye line.

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