IN LOVE!!!!! I have the color Neautral and it's just right. I love that it tints my brows...meaning on hot/humid days, my brows stay on my face! The only drawback, with continued used the tip does get a little too flexible, then again it helps to achieve a more natural brow. WIll def be stocking up.
If you've grown tired of brow pencils, powders, gels and waxes-or any combination of these-please run, don't walk to buy one of these magical eyebrow pens! I'm not one of those makeup reviewers who makes her living off writing for products-but I want to spread the word, girl to girl (and the occasional drag queen or metrosexual who loves his brows to look AMAZING) so everyone can fall in love with having their eyebrows look beautiful and...wait for it...NATURAL! That's right, I said natural. I'm a fan of the "done up" makeup look if the mood strikes and am known to sport avant guard eyeshadow looks- but prefer the little hairs that grow above my eyes...look like the little hairs that grow above my eyes. This pen is super easy to use. Like a very fine tip marker. Just pop off the cap and use short strokes in the direction of hair growth and Ta Da- I told you- magic! Easy to use and buildable color. For reference, my brows are dark neutral brown and the color Dark Brown blends nicely.
I've become interested in brow markers and pens recently, so I decided to buy a bunch of them to find the best one and return whichever I didn't like. I discovered something interesting about MAC Penultimate in Universal, NYX Brow Marker in Medium Brown and Milani Brow Tint Pen in Natural Taupe... They are the same product!!!! I noticed they all had nearly identical packaging. They have the same size and shape tube, made of the same plastic. I checked the ingredients: all identical. They are all made in Germany. The felt tip looks exactly the same on all 3, and they all swatch the same color.
As for the performance of the product(s), they all work the same. I find that if I apply this after my moisturizer has completely sunk in, but before any foundation, primer, BB, etc, it creates a very smooth, "clean" brow. If I put it on after foundation, it tends to smudge and look a little "fuzzy" around the edges. It's not as easy to apply as Laura Geller's 3-pronged brow marker, but it is easier for me to apply than a powder or most pencils. I like that it almost has a slight sheen to it, and it doesn't deposit anything that clings to brows. It doesn't look powdery or drawn on, which makes it look more natural to me. This will last all day and then some. The other day I applied it in the morning, removed it with waterproof makeup remover before bed and some was still there before my shower the next morning. For me this is probably the biggest selling point.
As far as I can tell, this is exactly the same product as MAC Penultimate and NYX Brow Marker. It is absolutely 100% a dupe for both... The only difference is the price. You can pick up this Milani version at Walmart for less than $6, whereas the NYX version retails for around $10, and the MAC version is around $20. Obviously, Milani is the clear winner here (or whichever you can get cheapest). If this product came with a 3-prong applicator it would be Holy Grail perfection.
First, I define the arch and extend the wing with a harder pencil. Then, I use the Medium and Dark brown felt tjps pens to fill in any sparse hairs. These pens give a very natural looking, believable brow when used correctly. Love this product, never want to be without it.
I am SUPER impressed with this brow tint pen! Lately I've been skipping my brows because I feel like filling them in can be a pain in my ass because I can't ever seem to get them symmetrical and it just annoys me when they don't match. I usually use MAC's brow pencil in Fling (I'm platinum blonde) but I feel like it takes a bit more time then I'm willing to invest in my brows. Powders seem to be too light or too dark and then I have to clean it up with concealer and blah blah blah. This brow pen is not only super natural looking, but it seriously takes no time or effort. I use the color Light and it is absolutely perfect. I use very small brush strokes almost as if I were drawing hairs on and my brows look defined but not too overdone. This is the reason I love Milani products so much.
Someone claimed online that this felt tip wouldn't dry out and didn't have the same issues others did. I have a big dislike for felt tips because they don't work for me. The tip is not saturated with product and they dry out within a day or two for me (no matter how I store them- this one was even stored upside down and it dried out). I've had this pen for maybe a week and the tip is just a mess. I can't get any product out so I tried cutting it. Only have the very base almost where the felt & plastic meet does actual product come out. If they could create something that doesn't do this and doesn't have issues like the felt tip pens have, I'd buy them up.
I have to say that I do love the product inside this pen. It's nice, it matches my dark brown hair, and it works. If you have a nice shape to your brows but need them to be fuller looking then this would work nice for you. If I didn't have so many issues with the packaging I'd love this and recommend to all. For now I'd have to say you're better off with eye shadow or a pencil instead of this. continued >>
So, I have no eyebrows. Infact I had them tattooed a few years ago in brush strokes. I always used pencils until I discovered pens. I always used Japanese or Korean made pens though, because they are completely budge proof. You can drop sweat and wipe your face and they are still there. The downside though is that they are costly, hard to find and slightly greeny. Then I discovered this pen in dark brown......
This is the best pen you'll find in a drug store. The color is perfect and not to ashy or warm. It's super pigmented and the pen allows you to draw hairs. Now, because I've never had brows, (only a few sparse hairs) I have had years of practice, and schooling, in drawing my eyebrows. I hate really solid brows with out any texture and that are done with a pencil or shadow. It looks good when you have hair, but not on me. I use my faded tattoo (which I won't do again) as a guide and just draw hairs until I'm happy! It's great staying power, not as good as my other ones, but for $6.88 who gives a crap. It's amazing. It's affordable and it's easy to find. It's my go to product and the one product that if I ever had to choose only one item, it's this. (PS. The lighter shade is too warm, if you like dark brows go for dark brown!
I really wanted to like this product, but unfortunately I don't. I purchased the dark brown shade which actually looked light brown on my fair skin. I would like the product more if it had more pigment. I found that using it as a base with my NYC Dark Brown Eyebrow Pencil works pretty well, but using this alone never.....not a good look. Well the hunt continues for a HG eyebrow pencil. Maybe I will try the WNW eyebrow kit as mentioned by other reviewers.
I've used so many products for my practically non-existent brows that I've practically given up. The ELF eyebrow kit is good, however my problem with it is how long it takes me to do my brows with it! I've used the Maybelline define-a-brow and that runs out so quickly that it's not worth the $7-8. I've used Wet n Wild eyeliner in taupe and to me it has a weird greenish tinge to it.
Moving on to this product, I saw it featured in emilynoel83's video where her mom talked about products she loves. I was instantly intrigued because in the past I've enjoyed the Milani products I've tried. I bought this for $5.99 at Walmart and tried it out in the car and loved it! The next day I used it for the first full day and it stayed on all day. It didn't smudge around or fade. Another aspect of this product that I ADORE is that it doesn't take long to do brows with this. It probably takes me under thirty seconds to do my brows. AWESOME. I've been using this for over a month now and I haven't run out of product at all even though it's a felt tip and I use it every day.
Milani's Eyebrow Pen has too much red in the pigment. My go-to eyebrow products for my Asian eyebrows are Shu Uemura brow pencils and so far, the Canmake Eyebrow Liquid. Unfortunately neither are very affordable nor easy to get ahold of. I bought the Milani Brow Pen to see if it would be a cheaper alternative. During blotting, some of it blotted off on my tissue and it was clearly red. Red undertones just scream "not my real eyebrows!!" My drugstore search continues.