There is no argument about super lasting power of this liner, (I can remove it easily with my Olay foaming cleanser), and the black vinyl is an intense black hue.
My issue with the application. The tip of the applicator is very stiff and I prefer some flexibility on the tip .(Its like using a toothpick to apply liquid liner. The formula is very wet and many times it sticks my lashes together, my eyelash comb solves this problem but I'de rather not have to use it for liner. If you apply to much it can flake and I've also had some choppiness because of the applicator tip. I've had a better outcome using my Real Techniques liner brush and dipping it in the tube.
Physicians Formula lash boosting liner applies like a dream with the great staying power and strong black color in "Ultra Black" It's a few dollars more but worth it.
Love this liner! I haven't gotten a liquid in a while I was very happy with my Urban Decay pencils till I saw this one day in CVS. I picked it up and am so glad I did it's one of the easiest liners I have used in a long time. First of all the colour Prismatic Purple is just gorgeous! It's this dark but not super dark purple with multi dimensional sparkle. It totally makes my green eyes look greener. It's one of those liners that doing an ultra thin to thick line is just not a problem. Once it sets it will not budge till you remove it. It doesn't crack like some liquids do when they get dry. This also doesn't bother my eyes.
Unfortunately, I think I am developing a purple allergy which, can happen but not with this colour. No eyes tearing at all! I am very satisfied with his liner because it makes my life easier because it works so well. You do have time to fix mistakes before it dries but once it does dry you don't even need a sealer or anything. This is one of my favorite DS liquid liners! I would absolutely repurchase. Luv! Recommended!
Very black, but not flat. This has a nice "vinyl" look to it. I normally have to touch up my winged eyeliner at least once a day, but this liner lasted from 7am until I washed my face before bed- I kid you not! No flaking either! Not sure why it took me so long to discover this gem, but I'm glad I did!
Milani Ultrafine is the Sharpie of cosmetics. It'll be more reliable than all your other cosmetics combined. For that matter, it'll probably be more reliable than your best friends, your significant other, and your pet as well. Seasons change. People come and go. But in the end... let's be real. You could probably survive a zombie apocalypse and this eyeliner will stay fierce. Even if you don't survive the zombie apocalypse this eyeliner will stay fierce.
So yeah, I suppose you could stay it has fantastic staying power. I have sobbed while wearing this, and even after wiping my eyes it doesn't come off. I have showered in scalding hot water with this on my face and walked out of the shower with it still hanging in there. I've fallen asleep with it on, slept for a solid twelve hours (don't ask), woken up, exfoliated (sans makeup remover), and THEN showered. Still didn't come off. I tested it on my hand once. The line was razor-sharp for - I kid you not - two completely solid days. Yes, through washing my hands, showering, riding public transport, and receiving my bewildered, haunted stares every time I noticed it was still there. And on the third day, God created a combination of hand lotion and flawlessly filed nails that were finally able to remove it... somewhat.
As long as you aren't scrubbing furiously at your eyes or literally going out of your way to scratch it off, it will last. That being said, it'll come off with any old makeup remover. How did Milani do it? I don't know, but if we find out this stuff is made from the blood of virgins I won't be particularly surprised.
I bet my illustrious description of its resiliency has left some wondering if Ultrafine is difficult to work with. After all, you can't make a mistake with something "permanent". Have no fear. You actually don't have to be a zen master to work with this stuff. Although years of tai chi will help you out, you can actually count on the fact that this stuff does NOT dry immediately. After putting it on you have 5-10 seconds to wipe away anything extra or to clean up your wing tip with a cotton swab. But after it dries... Well. You know.
I'm on my second tube. When I found out I ran out I literally shrieked like a harpy and immediately left my apartment to buy more - it's that good. But to be honest, its miraculous staying power isn't even my favorite part. I have this in Black Vinyl and I remember the first thing I noticed about it was its stunningly black color. It's easily more pigmented and dramatic than any other liner - pencil, gel, or liquid - I've ever used. You can use a little and it goes a long way. There's no need to go over your line multiple times, and once you've mastered the art of liquid this is the fastest liner you will ever use because once it's on, it's on. Like I mentioned earlier - this eyeliner is in it to win it.
Wondering what the "vinyl" looks like? Here's a good way to picture it: think "vinyl". It has a slight shine in certain light, but nothing dramatic or glistening. I imagine the gems colors are different, but black vinyl is literally as black and as reflective as vinyl. It's not overbearing. It takes a little bit of getting used to but now I prefer this look over matte black liner. Matte is for skin. Vinyl is for liner.
It's got a great consistency and the fine tip gives you the option to have a thick or thin line, and I have a bit of an easier time creating my wing tips with this stuff, as compared to other liquid liners I've used (Maybelline Line Stiletto and Maybelline Ultra Liner come to mind). The tip is stiffer felt than i was used to but it's not a brush, so both liquid liner aficionados and newbies will have a relatively easy time with it, I think.
Personally, I think the packaging is great, but like any product you need to be neat. If you get any liner at all on the screw part of the tube it'll stick and the tube will become more and more difficult to close. The weird part about the packaging is that many times, you'll notice that the print on the tube/stick/compact will fade off... not here. At first I thought the words were fading off a bit but I ran a makeup-remover soaked cloth over the outside and found that it was actually my Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation that managed to cover up the words somewhat. The tube is sleek and thin, and minimal in its design.
I really have to think to come up with something I dislike about this stuff, but I guess if I had to come up with a con it would be that if you're not careful (which you should be with liquid, as always), you can put on too much and it'll end up in your tear duct and it hurts quite a bit. I learned that lesson the hard way. If you're not particularly skilled with liquid yet, take your time, and that goes for this liner especially. I didn't notice any discomfort or sensitivity when it was on my skin, but if it gets in your eyes you will suffer for your mistake. Especially if you're wearing contacts.
Overall, it's a fantastic product and I will absolutely be buying it again and again. I've certainly found my HG liner. Ultrafine is a force of nature, and has the potential to be supremely powerful. Whenever attempting to control something of this caliber, one must exercise care and precision. With some degree of focus, I'm confident that most will be able to harness its majestic abilities.
I am a major lover of liquid liner. I can't ever seem to get a pencil to apply properly and it doesn't matter what brand I try. I bought this product in Emerald Glisten and was totally shocked by how great it looks on. My sister and I thought it would be way to much color and almost a blinding green. The color is beautiful on my eyes and isn't to bright at all. It glides on well and has a nice shimmer to it. This liner stays put, it is my go to liner for a day at the beach or the pool. It is waterproof yet easily washes off with facial cleanser without the need for makeup remover. The dry time is quick and the formula doesn't burn my sensitive skin. I've had expensive brands of liquid liner literally burn and blister my eyelids, so when I find a formula that works I stick with those brands. I will definitely purchase this brand it other colors when I run out of my other liners.
For years, I've been using the Physician's Formula lash boosting liner. I found that the very slender brush tip instead of felt allowed it to be used long-term without drying out, and it always created a wonderfully thin, precise line. However, it never came out as black as I'd like. (I'll still use it - I bounce back and forth.)
I've had the Milani Ultrafine Liquid Liner for a little while now, but I didn't really give it much thought until recently. Yesterday, I decided to bust it out again. And I really like it!
I find it does need to be shaken rather vigorously to properly mix the product, or it can apply a tad streaky, but if you complete this step prior to application, you'll get a smooth, inky black line.
It reminds me of the UD liners, except it has a knobby felt tip rather than a brush. One lippie off for that - I prefer a brush, as felt tips have less give and tend to wear out and break down faster. Brush-tips, when treated gently, never lose shape or get weird hangy things like felt does.
But really, the tip is the only issue. And I can get past that easily given all the other wonderful points.
The wear time is fantastic. If applied too heavily, it may flake, but I've not experienced any issues. (Which is a major selling point for me, seeing as the MAC Superslick liner flakes like crazy and has a horrible wear time.) I've got very oily, hooded lids, and while I do use a good primer under any eye makeup, some liners will still get into my crease. This doesn't. Once it dries, it is ON THERE. It took a demolition crew to get it off, but man, it stayed put. (I'm exaggerating. I use jojoba oil to remove my eye makeup and it works fine.)
Overall, I really enjoy this product. I do hope Milani will upgrade it to a brush applicator, but I'd still repurchase even if they never did.
I have never used eyeliner before, until I saw this at CVS today. I decided to jump right in with Prismatic Purple, which is a darker purple with a definite blue shimmer. Even though I've never worn eyeliner (pencils are too light and liquid/gel is really hard to apply), this was super easy to apply. The felt tip was easy to control, and I got a perfect line my second try. The color looks amazing with my green eyes, while still being subtle. I notice that it does flake a tiny bit, but it's not a huge problem. I also didn't face the problem of not being able to remove it; mine came off with a few swipes of Cetaphil on a cleansing sponge. However, it really does last all day, and it really is waterproof. I hate it when a product claims to be waterproof, then runs or smudges after getting a bit damp. I tested a bit of this liner on my hand to see the color, and it's still there after twelve hours, several hand washings, and a shower. All I can say in the end is that I love this liner. If you're a green-eyed gal looking for a great, easy-to-apply waterproof liner, get this one. It's awesome.
I bought this because Emily Eddington recommended it as something she likes. I bought the black Vinyl. I love it and find that it will last all day. It is a bit trickier to apply but well worth the effort. I love eyeliner and have been using it for a long time so I find it easy to work with. I think the price and quality are perfect and I plan to buy more.
this truly is the blackest black eyeliner I've ever tried. love the color and it dries fairly quick and staying power is most good. however, for me, it tends to flake quite a bit. easy to touch up when it flakes but that makes it thicker and tends to flake even more. I have monolids and as most eyeliners do, this one also does not stay put on my inner corners.
Great product. I like the Makeup Forever Aqua liners and these are a great, cheaper alternative. Love the turqouise color, and it stays on all day. I wore this all week in the heat in Mexico and it stayed on all day with no fading, running or smudging.