|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my all time HG liquid eyeliner. I've repurchased this several times and have gotten friends and family hooked on it as well. It is a nice rich black liquid eyeliner which lasts all day, and is a breeze to apply. I used to have trouble applying liquid e/l, but Milani's changed that. I can apply a nice even line in under a minute for each eye. The best thing is that I can finally achieve that sexy cat eye look with this liner. I do not use it everyday now, about 3x a week, but my first tube lasted me about 3 months with almost daily use. Walk, no Run!! to get this e/l.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I feel awful for having given the milani ultra fine liner a poor review because I felt the marker tip dragged across my eye unevenly. THIS was everything I had hoped the ultra fine would be. A long but fine tipped and flexible marker. This was instantly a holy grail. Makes attaining a cat eye effortless, and the formula is hands down my favorite of anything I've tried. A true intense black that doesn't fade, smear or smudge. I've really found this to be a mistake proof product. My only concern thus far has been that the cap doesn't snap shut.. I need that satisfying snap sound, because I fear the
Cap will fall off in my bag and create a huge mess. So far it's been secure though. LOVE this, beats out Lancôme any day!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been on the hunt for a new liquid liner! i have oily partially hooded lids and everything smudges! but this one, i was very impressed! it stayed put and was super easy to use!
only thing was when i went to take it off it smudged all over my face! but i guess thats just the price i have to pay to have a GREAT liquid liner!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow, really impressed by the easy application, long wear, and great colour of this liner. The felt tip is super easy to use, and the rubberized shaped grip is a nice touch.
I have absolutely no problem with feathering or smudging with this and the tip makes drawing a fine wing a (comparative) breeze compared with liquid and a brush or with other less flexible tips - yes, I'm looking at you Revlon Colour Stay liquid liner!
Unfortunately I used this for tightlining a couple of times so the tip has a little fuzziness at the end. I store the pen lying flat, and give it a couple of hard flicks to start the ink running - voice of experience - do this with the cap ON or you'll end up with tiny black flecks over a surprising wide area.
Getting hold of this in New Zealand is painful, but I've found a few stockists in Australia with reasonable shipping. I'll be re-buying this - and a few backups too
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am in love with this eyeliner!! I purchased my first one in June 2012, and had to repurchase because I lost it on a trip. I actually purchased my first one on a whim while at a CVS and I am sooo happy that I did. I'm Asian, and I have been wearing liquid liner into a cat eye or "wing" since I was 14yo. While, when it comes to face products such as blush, foundation, eye shadows, bronzers, etc. - I usually don't skip on the more expensive, high quality make-up BUT pharmacy brand eyeliners and mascaras usually does the job for me.
About the product - It DOES NOT move. Soon after purchasing it, I went on a trip to Vegas. I wore it to a Vegas pool party, and I swear the eyeliner barely moved. I'm going to try not to exaggerate and say that it was as bold when I left the pool compared to when I first applied it, but it was by far the best experience with eyeliner + water ever.
I think the packaging is very good. I don't think the felt-ish tip was too long at all. I like the look. It's all back and simple. When I have it thrown in my make-up bag, it doesn't gather all the residue from other make-up products on its body.
I am a little confused with the reviews about the smudging and "lack of wear." BUT in my humble opinion, I think this is great. AND I often recommend this eyeliner to my friends and family. OH and one more thing, I received compliments on my eyeliner from M.A.C. artists, and my brother's gf who is a M.A.C. artist.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
The overall look and feel of this eyeliner pen is impressive for something that only cost me $4 at target. However, the applicator tip was more difficult to use than that of Stila's Stay All Day and Physician's Formula's Eye Booster (silver packaging). I feel like Milani should have made the tip either shorter or less flexible. Don't get me wrong, it's not über difficult to apply or anything, but it stood out to me as something that could use a little improvement. The main reason I rated this product 3 lippies is the formula. It smudges underneath my eyes. I use liquid eyeliner because I have oily lids and liquid eyeliner seems to be the only type of eyeliner that doesn't smudge underneath my eyes. So whenever I do encounter a liquid eyeliner that smudges, I'm not very forgiving. On a side note, I completely disagree with the reviewer who wrote that this product is an exact dupe of Stila's Stay All Day eyeliner. In my opinion, Stila's eyeliner is a far superior product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am impressed with Milani's cheap yet long lasting makeup but this is not it. The packaging is decent and can withstand usual makeup kit dramas but I found its quality lacking. My eyelids are oily and it smudges after 30 minutes of application. It is worse on the waterline, so you cannot also use it for tight lines as well. It also says it's water proof but after a quick run through the rain, I had panda eyes.However, I am impressed by it's precision as I could create perfect dramatic cat eyes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I purchased this eye liner because it's ohhaiclaire's (from youtube) favorite eyeliner and she does an amazing job using this product. However, after using it for a handful of times I have to say I hate it and it's now sitting in the back of my makeup drawer. :(
- The applicator of the pen is a felt tip as opposed to the brush tip which offers a lot more flexibility for you to create the outer flick then using the length of the tip to draw the line connecting to the inner part of the eye. Does that even make sense? Basically the tip makes it easier to use than a regular brush tip.
- Awesome formula! It's completely matte!! I own the K-Palette liquid pen as well and when I compared it to the Milani one, I noticed that it's quite shiny. Totally prefer this one.
- Highly pigmented, but I'm not sure how long is the eyeliner to last you since I only used it ~5 times. Who knows, it might start to dry out after 2-3 weeks.
- Affordable. I purchased mine for $7-8 at CVS, but I recommend you to try to find it at Target because I heard it's only $4 there.
- Longevity sucks butt.... I have oily lids so I always have to wear UDPP before applying eyeliner and eyeshadow. However, even with a primer, this thing smudged onto my crease like crazy. I have to constantly rub my crease with my finger to remove the eyeliner that smudged because I don't want to walk around like a fool and have someone tell me "Ummm.. I.. uhh.. think your eyeliner smudged". That would be embarrassing. I highly DO NOT recommend this if you have oily lids with hooded eyelids (basically double eyelids, but when you open your eyes your lid (space) is not very visible). I think this would work with people with monolids, though.
- I find it weird how there wasn't a ball in the pen to shakeup the product
Verdict: Try it at your own risk LOL. Don't say I didn't warn ya. But if you're looking for a budge-proof eyeliner pen definitely get the K-palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP. The bad thing is that it's not matte. And if you're wondering what's my HG liner for my oily lids, it's the Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black
at first i was very pleased with this product, it was very easy to use because of the pointy tip and made doing a winged eyeliner easy! it was also very black. but, after a couple of uses, the very tip of the pen started to dry out (maybe eyeshadow and stuff built up on the very tip n made it like that). now the tip doesnt even get any product on it. i would not repurchase this! the physicians formula eye booster is a much better pen eyeliner!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this eyeliner! I'd never used liquid eyeliner before this because I was scared my hands weren't steady enough to apply it. But I applied this for the first time - in a moving vehicle - and it went on perfectly with no mistakes! It's easy to make a winged eyeliner look too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Guess what? I'm soul-crushingly bad at applying eyeliner, yet Milani's Eye Tech is somehow awesome enough to transform a total klutz into a cat-eyed Amazon goddess (or at least it makes me feel like it, which is good enough for me). Yes, this is the one drugstore eyeliner you MUST have if you're at the end of your rope, because it is a total game changer.
The applicator is soft enough not to drag at your eyelid, and deposits color with perfect evenness and a lovely fine line. Yet it's not so soft that the brush squishes and gets pigment all over the place. I think it's the perfect length for comfort as well (that's what SHE said...). In fact, I have yet to poke myself in the eye with this, which is really rare for me!
I tried Prestige's liquid liner before this, since everyone always says it's the best drugstore liquid liner, but I could never get a line with it that wasn't wobbly. I think the big differentiator here is in the shape and comfort of the brush or 'pen' you hold to apply the product. The Milani pen is, well, shaped like any other long pen, and it's easy to hold in the awkward position that applying eyeliner necessitates. In contrast, the Prestige pen is some kind of weird mutant alien cone shape. I'm sure makeup pros can use it with ease, but I cannot, and therefore I am sticking with Milani from now on!
In comparison to the much-touted Milani Liquif'eye pencil liner, it's easier to get a precise line with Eye Tech Extreme. Eye Tech bleeds less at the *corner* of your eye than Liquif'eye, and transfers less color down under your eye over the day. Liquif'eye smudges more easily when touched directly, and is so soft that you sometimes leave crumbly bits of product on your eyelid/lashes when applying. There is also less loss of product with Eye Tech since you don't have to sharpen it. They're both tough to remove, but Vaseline normally works when all else has failed. Overall, I think Liquif'eye is better if you want a smudgy kohl look, and Eye Tech Extreme is better if you want a precise line.
As usual, Milani delivers incredible value for their price. I don't know how they do it, but I really hope they don't stop. I can find Milani at some Walgreens and CVS locations, so they are probably in some Duane Reade stores as well. I think they also sell online. Unfortunately, I have never seen this brand while traveling outside the US.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
Okay, here is the scoop on the Eye Tech eyeliners:
If you have the long typical pen-length black plastic eyeliner, you have the *Eye Tech Extreme*. It is touted as being waterproof, long-wearing, and non-feathering.
If you have the short 2/3pen-length gold metal eyeliner, you have the *Eye Tech*. It is touted as being smudge-proof. That's it.
If you notice, the Eye Tech Extreme does not state that it's smudge-proof. Good thing they did not promise it would be smudge-proof, because it definitely smudged onto my lower lid after a few hours. Mind you, not smudged as bad as say pencil or gel eyeliner, but definitely a noticeable grey coloring.
Is it waterproof? Yes. But if you rub the Extreme under water, it will smudge - BUT it will stay wherever you smudged it. Which essentially makes it waterproof since it doesn't float/flake off somewhere else.
I'd say this is an exact dupe of Stila's Stay All Day Eyeliner, with the same amount of smudgeyness.
Now, about the regular Eye Tech (the shorty with the gold casing) - it's not waterproof (will come off with water + rubbing) but it is DEFINITELY 100% smudgeproof. I've worn Eye Tech for 20 hours straight and came home with zero smudging. The only downside is if you rub your eyes HARD (and I do mean hard, like seeing stars hard), it will flake off.
How smudgeproof is the regular shorty gold cased Eye Tech? I apply a somewhat oily slippery sunblock onto my eyes, and 1 minute later apply the Eye Tech eyeliner on. AND IT STAYS ON. No moving whatsoever afterward. It's great.
I have noticed one strange attribute about the regular Eye Tech eyeliner. After I apply it, it leaves a strangely cool/cold sensation where the eyeliner was applied. I'm thinking this formula has a specific ingredient in it that creates this "cool/coldness" to prevent the eyeliner from smudging and hold it intact. It was strange at first, but I'm definitely used to it now.
Also, for people who say theirs came out watery, you either didn't shake it or you actually got a bad eyeliner. So first shake it! And if that doesn't work, return it ASAP!
So I guess whether the regular *Eye Tech* or *Eye Tech Extreme* is better for you depends upon your needs.
If you have a tendency to be oily and need to not look like a zombie panda, get the regular shorty gold-case *Eye Tech*.
If you don't have a history of having problems with liner transferring but are looking for waterproof black eyeliner, the *Eye Tech Extreme* is for you.
But for me? Eye Tech, the shorty gold case, is my favorite.
P.S. Both come off easily with warm water + facial cleanser.
- EDIT 1/30/2013 -
To be honest, the Eye Tech Extreme (black plastic) is easier to use towards the end of the pen's life. Using the Eye Tech (the gold one) is like fighting the pen to disperse the last of the ink. UGHHHH. Okay. My love goes back to the Eye Tech Extreme more than the regular Eye Tech.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm in the process of testing the most popular drugstore eyeliners, mostly those that are touted as being very black and waterproof/smugeproof, so if that's what you're looking for, feel free to check my profile for further reviews/comparisons. As of writing this review, this is my first review among the many many drugstore eyeliners I have purchased for this purpose.
*This eyeliner is extremely user-friendly. Use the point to draw a thin (and smooth) line and/or for creating a very precise wing; or lay it at an angle for a thicker (and smooth) line (the more you angle the felt applicator towards the lash line, the thicker the line will be).
*Very black and deposits rich, deep black color with ease, so no need to go over the line again and again to get a very black line
*BUT! if you want it even blacker, you can go over it again and it won't flake or peel or remove the previous line you drew. The first line is very black as it is, so a second application does deepen it just a bit to achieve something like the blackest blackest black.
*Is not Harsh! My apprehension with liquid liners (esp black) was they were always so harsh-looking compared to pencils and gel-liners of equal or greater pigmentation. This liquid liner I do not need to soften by topping it with a black shadow due to it not being harsh-looking at all.
*Packaging. This is actually a pro and con, because there is a con to the packaging which I will talk about in the CONS section of my review. But the PRO is how sleek it is, and I love the black with gold lettering. Reminds me of Dolce & Gabbana, whom's beautiful black and gold packaging in most of their makeup line, purse line, and their winter runway clothing designs, are the sole reason I wanted (and finally got) a black leather purse with gold hardware. I love this packaging, it's very expensive looking, and looks like it could have been a product by D&G.
*Long-wearing, transfer and smudge resistant. (not transfer and smudge-proof, however)
*Doesn't flake and color stays true.
*While I love the black/gold look of the packaging, what I don't like is that I can't put the cap on the other end of the liner during application (i.e. as you can with most pens that have a cap). No matter how many times I use this liner, I still take the cap off and attempt to place it on the other end of the liner, only to be reminded that the design doesn't allow for that. I have to set the cap down somewhere during application, which means I have to make sure it's in on a level or in a secure place so it doesn't roll off somewhere and get lost, and if that were to happen, the eyeliner would eventually get ruined due to not having a cap.
*This eyeliner IS NOT WATERPROOF/SMUDGEPROOF/TRANSFERPROOF It is water-resistant and smudge resistant and transfer resistant, though. So basically after a good 4-5 hours I'll have a little bit of grey/black smudging in the outer bottom corner of my eyes, and after about 6 hours I'll have a little bit of greyish transfer/creasing on my crease/browbone. Nothing horrifying or anything, though, but still, the liner would probably be perfect in my book if it were "proof" rather than "resistant."
As far as how it is on the waterline, so far it's my favorite product I've used on my waterline. It doesn't dry out or irritate my eyes, it doesn't run everywhere, it lasts a good while (6 or so hours), and, as is the case with application on my upper lashline, it doesn't look harsh on my waterline either. This product has been great for my waterline, I feel, because it's water/smudge/transfer resistant rather "proof", therefore I get very good rich color and staying power and the wet tissue of my waterlines can breathe so it isn't uncomfortable for me to use this liner on this tissue at all.
I definitely recommend this product, out of the many many drugstore liners I have purchased for my purpose of comparing them all, this is not only the one I find myself reaching for the most, it's also my favorite.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am not a fan of liquid eyeliners since I find them annoying and difficult to apply, but not with this one! It glides on smoothly and once dry, it doesn't budge! I applied it and rubbed my eyes to see if it would come off or fade, and it didn't, the color was still black as ever and no flaking/cracking! My only complaint is that I wish the felt tip was shorter so I'd have more control when applying it. The packaging is also very convenient, no need to unscrew the top off and hold the bottle with one hand and the brush with the other, the pen design is great!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm a fan. This eyeliner doesn't bother my sensitive eyes or flake like some others. The pigment is very dark black and doesn't streak when applying. The felt tip applicator has a nice tapered tip which makes it nice for thin or thick lines. It stays in place quite well, but it's easy enough to clean up with a damp q-tip if you make a mistake.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have found my HG liquid eyeliner. It's amazing! It's opaque, super black, stays put, doesn't streak, and DRIES MATTE. I love that it isn't shiny like every other liquid eyeliner that ever existed!! Definitely a must have! I'm just waiting for it to dry out super fast now because everything else about it is fantastic. I've only had it for a week, so I'll come back and edit this when it does end up drying out. By the way, I bought this at CVS for $8.. not too bad.
UPDATE: This liner was bought November 16, 2012 and it's just now drying up this week of February 3, 2013 with everyday use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I LOVE Milani eye products. I am an avid user of liquid eyeliners. I have EXTREMELY oily skin & don't use eye primers when I only wear eyeliners. This eyeliner is verrrry black. & very very VERY easy to apply. The felt tip is so handy & fine, I love it. Making a wing is super easy. My issue is that the staying power honestly wasn't good. I was sad since the color & application & cost was way better than Physician Formula's booster eyeliner, which is my current favorite. But in the end, it smudged everywhere.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I Love this eyeliner! I am a long time liquid eyeliner user. I have probably tried almost every available h/e and d/s liquid e/l. This one is perfect. It is very black and has great lasting power. The best thing about it IMO is the brush. It has a super fine tip, making it so easy to get a thin, fine line. I would especially recommend this to anyone having difficulty using liquid e/l or making a wing, the tip makes it a breeze! I already bought a backup and I'm going to buy more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Milani makes really good eye makeup!! Like the infinite eyeliner, this eyeliner has great staying power! Smudge-proof, sweat-proof, and water-resistant! I find this eyeliner to have better precision than the Milani infinite liquid eyeliner but not the same waterproofing since the Milani extreme eye tech is only water-resistant even though it claims to be waterproof. It is pretty easy to remove with a wet cloth!! I use this eyeliner everyday but sometimes alternate with my stila stay all day eyeliner...
Sweat proof and smudge proof
True black color
Great alternative to Stila Stay All Day Liquid eyeliner
Not waterproof, just water-resistant
Can tend to smudge/run in the inner and outer corner of the eyes
4/5 because it is not completely waterproof...