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There are plenty of people out there who act like applying a perfect cat-eye is some effortless task that no one should spend more than a minute on — don't listen to them. Achieving a dark, buy nutridrine clean, and sharp wing that compliments your eye shape can take tons of time, practice, and makeup remover (take it from someone who considers themselves a cat-eye expert and still fucks up all the time). And that's totally fine.
If you do need a little extra assistance in the cat-eye department or just want to cut time off your application, TikTok has a solution for you: Lottie London's Stamp Liner. This UK-based drugstore brand only landed in the US recently, and clearly, it hasn't taken long to take off — folks are straight-up mystified by this eyeliner's seamless application on the app. Stamp Liner is dual-ended: there's a stamp (obviously) on one side in the shape of a petite, slightly curved wing and a thick, tapered felt-tip applicator on the other.
No joke, Stamp Liner's been in my kit for about a year now and it's one I reach for often among my dozens of other black liner pens. That's for a few different reasons, the first being the main selling point: the cat-eye stamp.
To be frank, the shape of this stamp isn't going to work on every eye shape out there. I only use it every now and then because I have hooded eyes and need a really specific shape to prevent my eyeliner from completely disappearing into my creases. That said, you can use it in a few different ways depending on what you need.
On my really lazy days (like, not even bothering to brush my hair lazy), I lightly press the stamp to my outer corners and use that as a template while I draw the rest on with the regular felt-tip side. An even quicker way to use the stamp is to press it down where you want your wing to end and drag it all the way inwards. Either way, you'll probably need the pen side to perfect the edges and clean up the lines.
Even if you don't use the stamp that often, the eyeliner will be wholly worth it thanks to that other felt pen side. It's thick, dramatically tapered, and really stiff so it grants you maximum control as opposed to flimsier, thinner pens that bend and slip (which aren't always conducive to makeup on the go).
But at the end of the day, the thing that seals Stamp Liner's status as a must-have for me is the formula. It is pitch black and you only need a gentle swipe to reach full pigment. I'm also willing to bet this stuff could outlast a gnarly breakup, a zombie apocalypse, another presidential election, and the most humid day of the year all at once. Seriously, put some on your hand, wait a few seconds for it to dry, then try rubbing it off. It will. Not. Budge. An oil-based cleanser is essential for taking it off because it's just that durable.
Lottie London Stamp Liner
It's not that often I say this, but TikTok is absolutely right about this hidden gem. And all of this comes for the suspiciously low cost of eight bucks. So really, what's to lose?
Lottie London Stamp Liner, $8, is available at ulta.com.
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