Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review on Milani Liquid Eyes pencil eyeliner

Hi everybody!

I finished my finals yesterday! Yay! Spring Break!!!

So today I am reviewing the Milani Liquid Eye liquid like eyeliner pencil 
This product costs around $7, you can easily find it online, at many drugstores and department stores. It may be a little difficult to get only because it is so affordable and popular that it is often sold out.
 This is what it looks like when you buy it.

What do I think of this product?
I have wanted to try this eyeliner for months actually. Hollyannaeree on her YouTube channel, raves about this eyeliner and uses it all the time!
It took me a super long time get my hands on this eyeliner because everywhere I went it was sold out. T_T. And I didn't want to buy it online and pay for the $6 shipping because to me, the liner would cost $13, which is not money saving when shopping for makeup. =P
So last month, I finally saw this at a Walgreens I think and I got it!
This pencil eyeliner has a very very creamy and soft formula. It's not oily or thick and it glides on smoothly and beautifully! The color is also very black and pigmented! Because it is so soft, it might be hard to draw a thin line, but what you can do is get a small brush or an eyeliner brush, apply some product onto the brush, and use the brush to draw a thin line for your eyeliner.
However, sadly this eyeliner does not work for me. =( This is probably because my eyelids are rather oily....>.> and easily causes smudging for creamy products. I have tried using this eyeliner in a variety of ways such as:
- on my tightline, lashline, and a thin eyeliner line
- on my tightline, lashine, and then a liquid liner on top
- only on my tightline
and the list continues, but one way or another it smudges. =/

I have found out however, that if I just swatch it on the back of my hand. It dries quickly and does not smudge much when I rub it. However, this might be because my hand is not oily but my eyelids are. Also, I have a small eyelid fold (or small double eyelid) so it is easy for the eyeliner to smudge to the top of my eyelids when the skin folds over.

Here are a couple swatches:
This is a swatch before rubbing it. As you can see the color is very black. 

After a moment, I rubbed the eyeliner. And I rubbed it pretty roughly. As you can see it doesn't smudge that much for such a creamy formula. Pretty good.

Do I recommend this product?
If your eyelids are not oily, then I think this a good product to try! However, if you do have oily eyelids and/or if you have a small eyelid fold, I do not recommend this eyeliner because it may have a tendency to smudge. It is affordable, and sold in a variety of places.

So I hope you liked this review and it was helpful. For the people done with finals, congratz! And for those of you who have yet to be done, good luck! Thank you for reading and I will see you soon!


  1. Have you tried using a black shadow like Loreal's continuous cocoa with a angled eyeliner brush to eyeline your eyes first and then go over with this milani eyeliner? And use primer first?

  2. Hmm, I have not used that particular combination. Even though I prime my eyelids including the lashline area,the primer is usually for my eyeshadow, not my eyeliner.
    How does this combination work?

  3. I have trouble sharpening my pencil. Do you have any tips :)

    1. Omg, I'm so sorry. I did not see this comment. I have such a bad habit of not looking at my notifications. X(
      Hmm honestly, the only thing I can advise is investing in a good pencil sharpener. One with a good blade that is clean and sharp so it can sharpen your pencil to a fine point.
      Other than that, I can't think of much. =( Sorry. Sometimes with very soft and creamy eyeliners, they are quite difficult to sharpen. I usually end up using an eyeliner or small detail brush, applying my pencil onto the brush and use the brush on my eyes, like a gel liner to get a thinner and cleaner line.
      I hope this helps!