May 28, 2013

Kat Von D Mini Waterproof Autograph Pencil Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • 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…. 😀

    • 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!

  • Deb

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

    • 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.

  • Robin

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

  • 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.