There is no argument about the lasting power of this liner (I can remove it easily with my Olay foaming cleanser) . and the black vinyl is very..black. My issue is more about the application, If you apply to much it flakes, I've also had some choppiness. It's also so liquid that it my eyelashes stick together. I have taken a thin liner brush and had more success.
I get an overall better outcome with Physician's Formula lash boosting liner.
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.
My first thought upon seeing this is that it reminds me of Stila's Sparkle Waterproof eyeliner: glittery colors, long applicator length and felt tip. In fact, this is an excellent Stila dupe: it works just as well as Stila's liner but for a fraction of the price. I tried Sparking Turquoise, which is a vibrant teal shade with sparkle. It applied smoothly. I wasn't able to get as thin of a line as I like (for that, I really need an eyeliner with a brush applicator, not a felt tip), but I had a good amount of control over the line that came off. Wears very well.
VERY tough to remove though. Part of me thinks that for an eyeliner is not a bad thing--if they're tough to get off, they're tough to smudge and will stay exactly where you put it. On the other hand, it took some castor oil, facial cleanser AND Sephora waterproof remover to get it gone, though I still have a very faint shadow of it.
Stay on power is amazing for the first 4 hours, and start getting flakey..
Pro: It's the blackest liquid liner I have ever tried and the price is excellent
Con: doesn't stay on for more than 5 hours
Because I read good reviews of this eyeliner, I had one in Black Vinyl shipped to my home as I am a lazy person. :) It's a very deep black, just as I was hoping. Because this is my first liquid eyeliner (besides a felt-tip one that dried up real fast), it requires a bit of a learning curve, but I've been applying it better with practice. Make sure to shake it well so you don't get a watery line when applied. It stays on all day without fading, though I noticed a teensy little amount of smudging under my eye at the 11-12 hour mark, but that's certainly a long enough time period for me! Waterproof and smudgeproof (pretty much), the slight smudging is probably due to my hooded lids. This is a very nice eyeliner, though. I don't think I'll be looking for a new liquid eyeliner any time soon. This is more like a 4.5, but that rounds up to a 5, soo.... :)