i absolutely love this liner. the only place in my town that sells milani products is my local kmart, and theyre pretty limited. they only had these liners in the black and the silver, i opted for the black one of course (reallllllly want the turquoise too). the product itself is super dark, super pigmented, super creamy, the application is like butter. heaven. also ive heard several times from other beauty bloggers that this is a dupe for the Urban decay 24/7 glide on pencils. i would have to agree but... in my opinion, the milani ones are a lot better. i find that their staying power is so much better than the urban decay's. yes urban decays has really good staying power but when i swatched both of them on my hand and then tried rubbing them off with my fingers the urban decay was the first to budge. and come on, less than $5 compared to $18? its a no brainer here. repurchase? hell yeah.
I love this eyeliner. It is my everyday eyeliner. VERY black! Blacker than my UD one. PLUS it has way easier application. the only thing I don't like about it, is that I have very oily lids and this seems to wear off really fast so I have to bring it along for touch ups. But for the price and color...it can't be beat!
best black liner
Blacker than UD 24/7 zero, and has a better application. Goes on very smooth and you can blend it out a bit before it sets. It's smudge resistant and it works great for my water and tight line. I am on my second pencil now so it has definitely become a staple in my every day make up.
This pencil definitely beats out higher-end products, hands down. The price is ridiculously affordable, and the quality of it amazing. It's definitely darker than Smashbox & UD, and its staying-power is a plus (esp for a drugstore). You do have to be careful, as it is super soft & creamy.. kind of reminds me of MAC's Eye Kohl in "Smolder" (which is definitely MUCH darker than Milani's though), so a little goes a long way. Great investment if you haven't tried!
I have the black liquify eye liner and it is my favorite. This kicks highend liners in the butt! It glides on smooth, easy to blend and does not crease. Its super pigminted and affordable.
I like the black version of this better than any other pencil i've come across. It does smudge if you're not careful, but otherwise it's really creamy and is great for the waterline/tightlining.
A good dupe for the UD 24/7 pencils.
I'm not a huge fan of drugstore products. They just seem to disappoint me a lot (especially mascaras!), but I was pleasantly surprised by this pencil. I was in a pinch and needed an eyeliner ASAP so I grabbed this one. It's super soft and creamy, which was a nice break from the harder drugstore pencils I have. This didn't smudge too much around my eyes, and lasted for a pretty long time (about 4 hours). For the price, it's pretty awesome, but I'll be sticking with my UD pencils for life!
Glides on smoothly
I have the black and silver pencils. I love how soft these glide on without much fuss. If my lids weren't so oily, the liner would stay put -- like when I use a shadow primer. This liner tends to clump at the outer and inner corners of my eyes. Others said that it works great on the waterline but my waterline washes the liner away within minutes. I would buy these again since they're 1/2 the price of the Urban Decay liners and are available (very limited) locally.
My HG pencil eyeliner
I went on a hunt for these pencils soon after seeing some great reviews online for waterline staying-power. I've been on a long search to find an eyeliner that would stay on my waterline/tightline without fading or smudging, and these are now seriously my go-tos. I don't think I have particularly watery or oily eyes/lids, but I've tried MAC's kohl pencil in Smolder, Urban Decay 24/7 pencils in Zero and Bourbon, Prestige mechanical twist-up liners in black and Espresso, ULTA twist-up liners in black and purple...and none of them have been able to stay on my waterline and lower lashline like this eyeliner has (without smudging, either!).
I guess they would most likely be compared to the Urban Decay pencils, since they also have the sleek, all-black wood casing. They're just as creamy (if not creamier?) than the UD 24/7 pencils, which is great for waterlining/tightlining. They're not perfect dupes, since the brown is definitely darker than the UD 24/7 in Bourbon, and it doesn't have those glitter chunks so it's much safer for being so close to my eye. The black is also darker than the UD 24/7 in Zero, but not as black as MAC's Smolder (see picture for reference). The aqua, I've heard is a dupe for UD's 24/7 in Flipside, but I don't have it so I can't compare the two (and now I probably won't ever need to buy it because this aqua is GORGEOUS).
Since these pencils are so creamy, it's really important to use a sharpener designed for such soft leads; I recommend the UD Grindhouse sharpener. Wonderful quality for a wonderful price ($5, as compared to $14 for MAC and $17 for UD). I hope they come out with more colors for this line because I'll buy them all! Note: these pencils are also available in gold and silver, but were out of stock in all the stores I searched. You can find these at CVS, Walgreens (I think only online), Cherryculture.com, and Nonpareilboutique.com