I bought this thinking it would be a cheap alternative to the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in intense black, my absolute HG liquid eyeliner. I used that thing everyday for an entire year and had no trouble repurchasing it at $20 when it dried out. I swore that no liquid eyeliner ever came close to my beloved Stila one. BUT since I heard so many good things about this Milani one (and that the applicator looked pretty similar to the Stila), I decided to try it.
This retails for $8.99 for 0.033 fl oz, which is not all that cheap, but considering the Stila has 0.016 fl oz, less than half for more than twice that price, I thought it was a pretty good buy. One reviewer said this was a dupe for the Stila one, and I have to disagree. While they are pretty darn similar, I wouldn't call it a dupe (for color match). Formula, first of all. The Stila goes on easier, while the Milani seems a little liquidy - not that big of a deal. I bought the Milani in blackest black, which it lies! Next to Stila, Milani looks not so black, but it is fairly buildable, and I was able to achieve a pretty close shade of black with two or three strokes. They are both waterproof, will survive under the sink, but neither of them can take a scrubbing. The Stila, fyi, lasts through crying and hot weather without problems. Milani has had good staying power so far. (I haven't had the chance to wear the Milani through a good cry, but I will update when that happens.) Now, the packaging. Stila wins again in terms of outer packaging. My only issue with Milani is that it doesn't snap close as well as Stila; Stila requires more effort to take off. This *might* be a problem if the Milani cap happens to come off in your bag, but it seems secure so I wouldn't even consider this a drawback on Milani's part. However, I think the applicator for Milani is much better (so far) than Stila's. The Stila applicator tends to "feather" out and I have to pick out the little hairs from time to time. I haven't had that issue with Milani yet. Also, the Milani is longer which makes it a little more comfortable.
Would I choose Milani over Stila? In an ideal world, I would choose Stila because it is more pigmented, but that is my only gripe with Milani. But since Milani is so much cheaper (for the same amount of Stila, you would pay ~$4.36 for Milani) and is a good enough match, I choose Milani. If you don't have Stila and are just looking for a good drugstore eyeliner, it doesn't get better than this.
NW13 naturally, N20-25 from a bottle : ) Gray eyes. Color season is True Summer.
An awesome, easy-to-use drugstore felt tip liner. I can NEVER do winged eye liner - but I can with the guy! and it's easy too! and it stays all day and the black is very pigmented. Much better than the Wet N Wild Liner I picked up for a few bucks. Get this one!
EDIT: This one is actually not as good as I originally thought. It dried out really fast, meaning that it does not apply evenly and that it is not as pigmented as I wanted. The Physicians Formula one is thinner but lasts longer.
WOW! just wow! This is an amazing liquid liner in a pencil form. It is oh so smooth and pigmented. Its lasting power is phenomenal and it drys into a matte finish. I really like the tip applicator as well, it makes the application very easy. I hasn't been a long time since I purchased it, so I can't tell if it drys fast or not. I'd probably add an update for that. Bottom line: This is a great drugstore liquid eyeliner and I will definitely repurchase it.
O.M.G. this is the best liquid eyeliner ever! I would def buy again! It's so precise and does exactly what you want it to. my friends want to borrow it all the time best make-up purchase I have ever made.
I find this similar to the L'Oreal Infalliable Super Slim Liner, which is the liquid eyeliner I usually use (though I wear gel liner mostly). They are both very slim and black. Even the pens look pretty similar to each other. This one I think I prefer to the L'Oreal because neither of them are really water/smudge proof, bur this liner lasted all day without giving me panda eyes. There are better liquid liners out there but for now Ill settle with this. Its not bad and at about $6.50 its very cheap for a good product.
I know it's not waterproof and all, but strangely, I really really like this eyeliner, but I won't repurchase because it's not waterproof. My eyes tend to be watery, so i need my eyeliners an mascaras to be waterproof. What a shame. If this eyeliner had a better waterproof formula, it would be my HG eyeliner... I don't really recommend this product if you're looking for waterproof eyeliners. Cons: Waterproof, my ass. Not waterproof. Smudged when i put water on it. Pros: Easy to use/Can produce a thin or thick, bold line/DOES NOT SMUDGE AT ALL/Very true color, very pigmented/.
I have this in matte black. I don't have the time to fix my makeup during the day, so longevity is very important to me, I put this on after using Tarte BB primer, Tarte Amazon clay finishing powder. I've only used this one day, but impressed enough after one day to write a review. I put this on at 7am (on my upper lash line/and a little bit on the upper water line) and at 7pm it was still on, faded in a few spots, but still there. There was no smearing/bleeding/smudging, which when using ANY pencil liner I always had some smudging under or around the eye. This didn't sting or irritate my sensitive eyes at all. Will continue to use and am very pleased with it. I will update if my opinion changes.
I absolutely love this liner so much that I just purchased 6 more on sale--both to use as backups and to convert friends and family! I've been using pen liquid liners since 2009 or 2010, and was loyal to Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner until earlier this year when my friend introduced me to Stila Stay All Day. I liked the Stila for its much darker color (the blackest black), and its waterproof, budge-proof abilities. However, I stumbled upon this liner last month, and am really happy to find that it works as an exact dupe of the Stila for 1/4 of the price (on sale). For me, the only noticeable difference is that the Milani liner has a slightly longer felt tip, but that was an easy adjustment to get used to. The color, intensity, size and pliability of the pen tip, control, wear, waterproof/smudge proof abilities are identical to Stila. On the other hand, I tried the Jordana Fabuliner and experiences terrible smudging when my eyes water, which does not happen with this product (it works perfectly fine for me otherwise). For me, it's the perfect intense black, longwearing, smudge proof/waterproof liner that is easy to control for ultra sharp lines and the most delicate winged out cat eyes. Easy to remove as well with a makeup removing wipe, no eye makeup remover needed. Note: I always wear primer and eyeshadow before using liner, so I have no idea whether or not it would smudge on bare lids, but I would suggest primer for those with oily skin that are experiencing smudging problems. Basically the only kind of liner that won't smudge on oily skin is one that forms a water- and oil-resistant polymer film and adheres to the skin. This is not that type of liner, so you will need a primer.
Amazing! I thought I hated doing liquid liner because I had never used a felt tip liner before and always found the traditional brush kind too difficult to apply. This Milani pen liner makes it so incredibly easy though! Definitely great for beginners and for anyone who likes to have a lot of control and precision when doing liner. It's got a really fine tip, so I can do a really thin line, which I love, but it's easy to use more of the side and make it thicker too. Opaque and black enough to only need one stroke, and it didn't dry out very quickly for me like people say pen-style liners do. Also, it never cracks or flakes and it has never smudged or run for me. I've never tested how waterproof it is, but it's perfect for everyday use.
i was looking for a good fine tipped WATERPROOF liner and since i have other great milani products i thought this will definitely be a holy grail well i got outside right after i bought it and tried it out great pigmentation great fine tip but waterproof?.... HA! they definitely failed on that claim i let it dry and did the water test and it completely came off i was so bummed! so i immediately returned it :( other than that it rubs off the fine tip and pigmentation is what i gave 2 lippies for but if your looking for something that is reliable enough to stay put all day.. keep looking