There's A New Liquid Liner In The House ft. Fenty Flyliner

Monday, August 13, 2018


If you're new here, you might not know that there is one very specific that I wear every single day. Luckily, it is not the same set of undergarments or a shirt or anything. I mean, I like to remain as hygienic as possible and avoid any strange smells. What I'm talking about isn't anything you'd find hanging in my closet or folded away in a drawer. Nope, it's one beauty trend that I haven't been able to shake for the past three years. Every single day, I wear winged eyeliner. Every day. Okay, so maybe not every single weekend if my only plan is to get groceries, but I wear winged eyeliner every single weekday without a fail. If I'm not wearing it, there's probably something wrong with me, point blank. 

Since I started on my winged liner journey, there has been only one liquid liner in the entire world that has cooperated enough to create my daily pointy wings. And trust me, I've tried dozens (Maybelline, Wet n Wild, Stila, Bobbi Brown, Physician's Formula, Soap and Glory, NYX...shall I continue?). Kat Von D Tattoo Liner has always reigned supreme in my life and I've yet to find a liner quite like it. Any liner can create a black, opaque line on my upper lashline. That's the easy part. The hard part is winging it out so it's thin and precise and not an entire mess. That's where those other liners have failed me.

The other day at work, my coworker Slacked me to ask me about my eyeliner recommendations and she told me she had heard good things about the Fenty liner. Now, I haven't tried anything from Fenty yet because (1) the foundation and my skin would not work out and (2) none of the lip colors thrilled me and the last thing I need to do is add another lipstick to my already existing collection of 90+. It only seemed right that the first purchase I make from Rihanna's already iconic line was the Flyliner, their clever take on the long-wearing liquid liner that brands boast.

I decided to take the plunge. My previous Kat Von D Tattoo Liner had literally dried up that morning and my NYC Epic Ink Liner, try as it might, just isn't as precise as the reigning champ in my life. But, I decided to switch it up and put my trust in the Fenty Flyliner to see if it performs the way that I would want my liquid liners to.

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But first, let's talk about some of the product details. It's a super dark water-resistant formula that has a flexible tip and a triangular shaped packaging for an easy grip. It's meant to be super black and long-lasting, while also being easy and precise to apply. Worried about it fading? Don't. This liner isn't supposed to anywhere. You can create thin or thick lines, whatever your heart desires. It's meant to be a versatile liner for all of your beauty moods.

Also, it's cruelty-free, if that's something that you look for in your beauty brands!

I'm going to hold off on the comparison for a bit while we actually talk about this eyeliner by itself. I love the packaging. Not only is it just super aesthetically pleasing, but they're not wrong about the triangular shape. I was thrown off by it at first, but it was incredibly easy to grip and it didn't take me any time to adjust to the new tube shape because I am so used to the smooth, long cylindrical pen shapes. 

It's super black and they're not lying when they say it's not going to go anywhere unless you want it to. There was a slight amount of feathering and bleeding when I used longer strokes. I was able to fix it pretty easily, but it's definitely a more wet formula than dry if that's something you look for or try to avoid. Oddly enough, I found it easier to make my wing with this liner than I did to line my inner corner. My biggest concern is making sure that the tip of my wings are pointy and precise. I don't want them to look rounded off at the ends, I want them to be sharp enough to puncture a man's heart. Kidding! Hope none of my future dates ever read this blog post!


Is anything ever going to be able to dethrone my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner? I'm not sure. No wings will ever be as precise as they are with that liner, but I don't think it's fair to compare the Fenty Flyliner to it quite yet. I'm going to be using the Flyliner first in hopes that perhaps they can coexist in my life and I finally have another eyeliner to recommend to people instead of just rambling on and on about the KVD one that I love so much so I stop sounding like a walking advertisement.

The Flyliner certainly has the Instagrammability factor and it is more black than the KVD eyeliner (I use the shade Trooper). I can see both of these living in my drawer together in harmony, so I'm giving it two thumbs up right now. Only time will tell if it gets the full Francesca stamp of approval, but I'm sure you'll be able to keep up with my new Fenty Flyliner love affair over on my Instagram.

Have you tried the Fenty Flyliner? What did you think about it?

3 comments

  1. You and me both - I LOVE winged liner and I don't see myself giving it up ever!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  2. I am so in need of a new liquid liner! Thanks for sharing this suggestion!

    Xoxo, Ashley | https://thehoneyscoop.com/a-letter-to-the-clothes-im-leaving-to-go-back-to-school/

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  3. OOo I had no idea they had a new liner! I LOVE the KVD one but I'm still going to need to try this one out, hehe! :)

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/double-date-knotts-berry-farm/

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