SO happy, because I received my postage on Friday and It had my Kanebo Kate powder gel eyeliner in it. I bought the Blue and Brown one as I have the black one from MAC already. So I'm going to do a review On it.
So now is a swatch of the 3 eyelines.
Top: Kate's Brown gel eyeliner,
Middle: Kate's Blue gel eyeliner,
Bottom: Mac Fluidline Blacktrack
So you can see from the swatch that the Kate's powder gel eyeliner has some tiny glitter in it so I don't recommend using it for waterline and Not exactly sure if it's safe for contact lense users because I can't read Japanese but I'm sure it's safe to use an outter liner. So the staying power, I would say it is as good as Mac's fluidliner or may be even better. It lasted me 9 hours+ & NO smudging and No flaking off. This is definately water& oil proof. So I guess it would come in handy in summer days and wedding type occasions when you might get emotional and cry =p.
As to removing this stuff, I would have to say It is harder to remove than MAC fluidliner, I tried it with 2 different eye make up remover the first one was just with Garnier gentle eye makeup remover. It removed my MAC Fluidliner but the Kate's powder gel eyeliner didn't even BUDGE. I was like WOW. So I got out my second make up remover, which is the QV face gentle eye makeup remover, and This one removed the eyeliner with ease. The difference between the 2 makeup removers are hat Garnier is water based and QV is oil based.
Let me explain how and why this works. Every one knows that oil doesn't mix with water, this is because water is polar and oil is non-polar. SO if you have something that is like an oil you need another oil or something non-polar to remove it because water doesn't mix with oil so it just sits on top of it instead of dissolving all that make up.
So If you have a good make up remover which removes other water-proof make up then it will be fine with removing Kate powder gel eyeliner.
So my score for this would be 4/5 because I didn't imagine it would come in such a SMALL pot LOL.. but it's a great product so I definately recommend it!!!!
Take cares every one have a great weekend!!!! =3