Kat Von D Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil Review & Swatches

Kat Von D Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil

Kat Von D has launched a range of Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencils for $10 each, my makeup life is now complete! I want ALL brands to launch mini eyeliner pencils immediately. Send out a memo to Urban Decay, Pixi, whoever will listen! Demand they launch little mini eyeliners.

I dunno why but the idea of being able to purchase a little baby eyeliner that fits easily into my makeup bag, travels super friendly, and costs half of a full size just appeals to me. Maybe it’s because I have so many eyeliners and I know I’ll never use them all. So just buying a mini one seems like a smarter choice for me.

What do you think?

Kat Von D Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil are $10 each and available in ten shades at 0.028 oz each. The irony here is the mini eyeliners actually come in a wider variety of color than the larger size which offers merely six shades. Go figure!

These promise a long wearing, waterproof formula that remains smudge-free through the wear. On my drier eyes I had absolutely no issues with smudging and the formula wore long and strong for me throughout the day!

Depending on the shade I find the formula varies. The creams and metallics without shimmer have a creamier easy to apply formula where as some of the shades with shimmer had a little tugging involved to get into place as they run a little drier. Pigmentation is on par with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liners as these have a vibrant color pay off. Supposedly the formula contains Jojoba Oil which makes for a more moisturizing application but you wouldn’t know that applying some shades which tug.

Kat Von D Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil Swatches

Proud Peacock, Puro Amor,  Black Metal Love, Homie, D.R.A., Napolitano

Kat Von D Black Metal Love Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil

Black Metal Love

Kat Von D Homie Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil


Kat Von D Napolitano Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil


Kat Von D Proud Peacock Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil

Proud Peacock

Kat Von D Puro Amor Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil

Puro Amor

I wouldn’t say they had an identical formula to creamier liners like UD’s formula but they are just at the pinnacle, a little tweak and they might just be right on pair. They are however, NO where near as creamy as Pixi Eyeliners.

I find once they warm up application goes a lot smoother so it’s merely about starting the product and it’ll start to apply easier used once or twice.

All in all they offer a range of shades you won’t be able to get at the drugstores. They wear quite long on me, smudge easily, and most shades apply without a hiccup. Just try out shades in stores to test out the formula as I found a few tugged to get into place correctly such as Homie.

These are available now at Sephora and Sephora.com


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  • 5/28/13 14:00 kimkats:

    I SO agree with you about the lil mini liners! Everyone should make them! I have 2 of the KvD ones, and they’re quite nice; totes agree that they’re not in the creamy league of Pixi, but they apply nicely and wear well, and really – when was the last time you used up an eyeliner pencil? :) I have at least 4,672 of them so I don’t even know what it means to use one up, but at least I wouldn’t feel so bad about not doing so if they were little guys…. 😀


    • 5/28/13 14:22 the Muse:

      amen sis 😀 preach it. I totally agreed. I have SO many eyeliners and they don’t get nearly enough love. These are the perfect size!


  • 5/28/13 14:23 Deb:

    Hi Muse. Did you try any of these on the waterline? And if so, how did they hold?


    • 5/28/13 14:24 the Muse:

      some of shimmer so avoided those on waterline…but did use the black, it held at around three hours and showed some wear, at around hour five it all but disappeared.


  • 5/28/13 14:51 Deb:

    Thanks Muse :)


    • 5/28/13 15:04 the Muse:

      my pleasure 😀


  • 5/28/13 16:16 Robin:

    Cargo swimables set is available at Ulta! Good as Pixi IMO.


    • 5/28/13 16:17 the Muse:

      i love when they do those swimables sets 😀


  • 5/28/13 20:01 Olivia:

    Looks great!


  • 5/29/13 3:50 ZG:

    The colors look amazing. I will be purchasing these guys soon. I just realize, I do not have enough pencils for my kit and for me- how is that possible.


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