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The key? This nifty waterproof Tattoo Liner Pen by Kat Von D. It's a felt-tip in jet black, and once it's on it will not. Come. Off. (I mean, it does obviously, but it takes serious effort.) The nib is fine and pointy enough to be able to use it like you would a sharp pencil, and that's exactly how I use it.
|Tattoo Liner by Kat Von D, a.k.a. my newest love.|
This is exactly the same eyebrow technique as I've shown you in previous videos, in which I lightly feather individual "hairs" onto the brow area. (If you're unfamiliar with those, click here to take a look!) The only difference: instead of using a sharp eyebrow pencil to make these lines, I'm using this semi-permanent felt tip. It obviously creates a darker, stronger look, and it takes more concentration (because unlike using eyebrow pencil, it's a right hassle to correct any mistakes) -- but for getting beautifully waterproof brows that mean you can jump in a pool and look exactly the same when you jump out, it's so worth it.
You can also use this pen like an eyeliner, so in place of my usual liquid liner, I use this to draw on a waterproof line where my upper lashes would be and to feather on little "lower lash hairs" to finish the look. Voila: pretty-much-totally-waterproof brows and eyeliner!
(A note: as I mention in the video, I actually own two of these Kat Von D pens. That's because using it on my eyelids as an eyeliner dulls the point of the felt tip -- and using a fatter nib to feather on "eyebrow hairs" just looks too dark and Magic Marker-like. So I keep one of my pens exclusively for feathery use on my brows, which keeps the nib nice and fine. Problem solved!)