Liquid eyeliner application is a tough one isn’t it? I find I struggle to get the line at exactly the right thickness, and when I do more than often It comes out wonky. Lets not even go into getting the perfect cat-eye flick. It has taken years of practising to even produce something remotely passable, and I need to have an extremely steady hand! When I heard about the Vamp Stamp I was intrigued. This product is said to make wonky eyeliner a thing of the past. Putting an end to cat-eye monstrosities! Basically it’s a rubber stamp in a certain size. You then dip it into a pot of ink and place on your eye to create the perfect flick!
In my excitement I logged onto eBay and bought the cheapest one I could find. Whilst waiting for it to arrive I did a bit more research and realised that actually, the only place to buy a bonafide real Vamp Stamp is from Cult Beauty. It costs £22.50 for the stamp alone, the ink and brush are £18 extra (not my £5 clearly now fake bargain from eBay)
Vamp Stamp Review
When the product arrived I already knew It was a fake. So there was no way I was going to put the provided ink for the wing anywhere near my eye, however I thought it would still be a good idea to test out the rubber stamp to see If I could actually have any success at creating a better cat-eye flick.
The size I ordered was “kitten”, this is the smallest size. You can also purchase sizes “medium” and “large”. My face is fairly small so I didn’t want to go in all guns blazing with a big stamp and have the wing stretching halfway to my ear. I picked the smallest size so I could always build upon it if I was unhappy.
Below you can see where I used the ink to test the stamp on the back of my hand. As the picture shows it created a nice crisp wing, but It definitely was not worth putting near my eye. Instead I decided to coat the provided stamp in my own choice of eyeliner.
I had to be fairly quick as it dried quite fast. It was a bit fiddly at first, getting the stamp to line up with my eye and application was slightly patchy. It did however provide a good base that I was able to work from. I was able to produce the outline of a cat-flick which I then proceeded to fill in.
So Final Thoughts
I know my product was a fake, but essentially it is just a rubber stamp (ink aside). After looking online at many comparisons of fake VS real stamps and they look extremely similar. I found it a bit difficult to line up the stamp with the creases in my eye. Also I had to coat it with a hell of a lot of my eyeliner before I got a clear guideline.
I think the product is great for people who really struggle with getting their eyeliner just right. My usual eyeliner flicks are OK but this is definitely a good option if you need a timesaver or are just starting out with trying to master the flick.
Below is my attempt at using the stamp. I did have to touch it up with a cotton bud as the application was a bit patchy in places where the stamp didn’t take (the crease of my eye), but overall It gave me a good guideline and base to build upon.
You can see the proper product at Cult Beauty. I wouldn’t recommend buying from eBay as you never know what they put in the fake cosmetics that are sold. I will definitely be looking into purchasing the eyeliner ink to see if it gives a more crisp, defined look when combined with the stamp.
Have you ever tried an eyeliner stamp, or are your wings so sharp you needn’t worry?