So I’ve been a huge fan of winged liner for years…basically ever since I got into makeup. Which — gosh, must be 6-7 years at this point! And ever since I have been captured by the beauty of the winged liner and have been doing it nearly every time I do my makeup! But even though I am comfortable doing a wing on a daily basis, it still can be time consuming and I was really curious to see if The Vamp Stamp‘s new wing stamp design, Vixen, would make my life easier…or if it was just another gimmicky makeup product.
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The Vamp Stamp Vixen Wing Eyeliner Stamp
What’s The Vamp Stamp Vixen?
Taking it directly from The Vamp Stamp’s mouth, the Vixen Wing Eyeliner, this style is more for the “Modern Feline” than their original wing eyelienr stamps, which are more for the “Vampy Retro Kitty”. Which makes sense, since this stlye of wing is totally my style and I like that modern, elongated and thin line. The handle of the stamp is some sort of metal — it feels really sturdy — and the tips on either end are well-made silicone.
They go on to say, “A thinner, straighter impression makes The Vamp Stamp Vixen Wing Eyeliner Stamp the perfect choice for a chic look that works on most any eye shape and size. Use with Vink for a sleek wing that takes your makeup looks straight to the top.”
Demo’ing the Vixen Wing Eyeliner Stamp
I just shared a dedicated Instagram tutorial using The Vamp Stamp Vixen Eyeliner stamp, so enjoy this quick little video OR if you want a slower version, watch THIS GRWM VIDEO where I demo the stamp
Is It Easy to Use?
I was afraid that this stamp would end up being more difficult to operate than simple winging it out on your own…and I was so happy to be proven wrong! About the hardest part of using this winged liner stamp is lining the stamp up right to make sure both of your wings are going angled at the same degree. Which isn’t a big deal — you have to worry about that when creating a wing on your own, too. Cleaning this is really easy, too. Literally, all I do is take a baby wipe and clean it off. So easy and effortless — and I found it’s still easy to clean even if you don’t clean it after every use…lol 😉
Another think you want to keep in mind when you are about to press down the stamp is to not press down too hard. Just touch it lightly to your skin and pull away. If you press down too hard, you can cause the stamp to moosh (…is that a word?) farther into your face, causing your skin to rise around the sides of the stamp and creating a fatter, wiggly line. And for me personally, that’s a winged line I am never trying to create, lol, so I am always careful to just lightly tap it onto my skin,
Is It Beginner-Friendly?
I think it is! Even for a total newbie! The only trick, as I said, is to use a light pressure and have a steady hand to connect the wing to your liner on your lid and that’s it! I feel like when I was starting out in makeup, I could always line my eyes just fine…but trying to get a clean wing was a different story. I wish The Vamp Stamp was around when I was getting into makeup!
Do You Need the Vink, too?
I definitely think that The Vamp Stamp Vink makes using your Eyeliner Stamp a lot quicker and simpler because it’s a very liquidy (put still pigmented) formula and the gel pot actually has a mesh at the bottom that you just tap your eyeliner stamp into and, BOOM, you’re ready to apply it to your eyes. On Ulta Beauty you can get the Vink, Vixen Stamp, and a Angled Liner Brush in a set for $29…and if you can afford the extra cost I would definitely say it’s worth it. Just makes your life a bit easier. But you CAN use the eyeliner stamp with liquid liners in your collection — just make sure you have a very liquid-y one that doesn’t dry to fast.
So, to Sum it Up…
Feel free to watch the video above — it’s my Monthly Makeup Review for January and I have it embeded to start when I’m sharing my review of the Vamp Stamp Vixen and Vink. So if you want my whole review summed up in 1-2 minutes, feel free to watch that!
But, in one sentence…I absolutely love The Vamp Stamp Vixen, I use it just about every day, and I highly recommend it! The Vink is more of an optional item — you can still use the Vixen stamp without it, but it definitely makes it easier to have the Vink ink.
I hope you found my review helpful! Let me know if you own any of the wing stamps or if you plan to purchase any of the styles now! If you own it…do you use it every time you create a wing? Does it save you time, too? I’d love to know how YOU like it!
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