Just tossed this brow pen. The color was as far from taupe as possible. Showed up on me as a pinky tan color- almost like I had a rash in my eyebrows. It was easy to use and inexpensive, but I caught a glimpse of my brows in the sunlight and immediately removed it- awful color.
In some ways I like this product but not in other aspects. I purchased the Natural Taupe shade. Con: It is definitely not taupe but more of a medium reddish brown. Yes, it is sheer and the red is only modestly visible where my brows are especially sparse and the product is mostly on the skin. There is a learning curve as this needs a very light hand
utilizing short, hair-like strokes just using the very tip. Immediately following the application with a brush-through really helps the effect to look much more natural. It dries fast, and I apply clear Great Lash to set it so I do not know how it wears without that. The concept is good but Milani needs to develop a true taupe or ashy blonde shade. TIP: The pen says to store horizontally for maximum usage which is counter-intuitive but I am following its advice. UPDATE: I emailed Milani suggesting they reformulate this pen to remove the red and achieve a taupe tone. To my surprise they are sending their Brow Fix Kit in Taupe to me and are forwarding my suggestion to their creative team. This company really cares about customer relations. If you have a suggestion for improving any brand product, I recommend emailing the company. Many will never acknowledge but some may actually make changes. It just takes a few minutes of feedback.
I absolutely love this product. It's super easy to use, creates natural looking full brows, and wasn't too expensive for a drug store product. The only bad thing was that it has made me break out around my eyebrows and every so often throughout the day the area around my eyebrows will get kind of itchy. I think I may be allergic to something in the formula, so I'm going to have to find a different brow product. It really bums me out because I love it so much :(
I really love this product in the TAUPE. I am a dark haired brunette, and in my 40s my brows are a bit more sparse than I'd like.. but this product has become the first brow product that I consistently made a part of my makeup routine. Almost every other brow enhancer either looked unnatural on me, too red, or too intense aka groucho. This is like a very light touch marker, in a red-less lightish brown, and it does a great job of giving some shadow to my brows without making them look powdery and matte, or waxy and "done" I love to just draw behind my natural hairs to give a nice shadow and shape. The taupe is a great neutral color without any hint of red. Love this!
Gross. This was horrible I feel like I could of gone to the dollar store and got a pack of markers took the brown out and it would be the exact same product for only 1$ its just really bad my brows are really sparse after my arch and into my tail I put this on and my husband laughed in my face asking me what the hell did I do it was embarrassing. Granted this was the first time I tried a felt tip brow pen and it was the worst it doesn't look natural to me and when I say its just like a cheap marker im being 100% honest
This product could of been good but the execution is wrong. The color selection is not great. The darkest is dark brown they definitely need another dark for brunettes. The actual product does not flow evenly so when applying you end up with large strokes and globs of product. The brush is too thick to create believable brows.
I tried this product as a cheaper alternative to stila's stay all day eyebrow pen, but it just made me realize that sometimes the more expensive option is better. I tried it in the dark brown color only to find it was a little too brown for me. Also, it doesn't stay on all day nor is it waterproof like the stila pen. Although in general I love the eyebrow tint pen idea, and give it 2 stars for quick and easy application
I have decent brows but hey are sparse and have gaps here and there. I was excited to try this brow pen because I was hoping it would create a more natural brow look compared to my usual Maybelline Define-a-Brow in Dark Brown. I bought the color Dark Brown and when I first tried it I was blown away in how easy it was to use and the natural, effortless-looking result I achieved. I went about my day and when I got home and looked in the mirror my eyebrows were RED where I applied the product (the focused the product mainly on the tail of my eyebrows). I was not impressed.
I don't want to throw this product away because I spent my hard earned money on it, so I began using it as a tool to outline the brow shape I wanted and then fill it in with my usual pencil. I find this makes filling in my brows easier and the fine tip of the pen allows for better control and a great guide for my brow pencil to follow. Underneath the pencil you cannot see the red tone of the pen through out the day.
That being said, I would not repurchase because the Milani Brow Pen is not a necessity for my brow routine. I was pretty disappointed that this product did not work for me because of the natural look it achieves at first created my ideal brow. I might purchase the lighter shade in the line (there is only two shades of the pen in my stores) and see how I fair with that one. I believe it is a more taupe shade.
I purchased the Dark Brown pen. My first experience with felt tip brown pens. They do make it easy to fill in brows with small hair like strokes. Especially the sparse areas that can difficult to get a natural look with pencil and powder doesnt last. Dries quickly and last through the summer heat and sweating. Less work than the concealer,brow pencils and powders I usually use. Natural looking too. Walgreens had a sale. Believe it was less than $3.
At first I thought this product was great but it dried out so quickly, so disappointing, it just did not last so won't repurchase.