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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Review

Finding the right eyeliner can be particularly tricky for me due to my oily eyelids and unforgiving waterline. Eyeliners never fail to smudge on me by the end of the day on my waterline/tightline. I have tried everything from using gel eyeliner (which is 10 times worse than pencil) to dabbing an eyeshadow over the eyeliner but it just always smudges! I decided to give up on my fruitless endeavor to find a solution to this problem. Instead, I've been trying to find products that could minimize the imminent smudging that occurs after 5 or so hours...or at least not make me look too much of a raccoon. 

I've been using the Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner in Black for several months and I can say that I'm thoroughly impressed by its pigmentation and staying power. 

The left swatch is just from one stroke while the right swatch is from a few strokes. As you can see, the pigmentation is superb. This pencil is very black and I try to be careful when I apply this to my waterline (I only use it on my waterline or tightline) so it won't look too heavy or dramatic. This eyeliner is extremely creamy and glides smoothly. It lasted for around 4 hours on me in the heat and 5 hours in the cold before it started to show subtle smudges, which is great for my stubborn waterline. I would say by 8 hours, I definitely would need to have a cotton swab to clean up all the smudging that has happened under my eyes. Although there were some heavy smudging within 8 hours or so,  my eyes still looked quite defined after I swiped away the residue. When I looked closely into the mirror, I could definitely see quite a bit of eyeliner left on my waterline.

Some have complained of sensitivity issues when putting this product on their eyes. The first couple of times I tried this product, my eyes did water and felt a little itchy in the beginning but after 15 minutes, the problem went away. Since then, I never had that problem.

Considering that nothing seems to ever stay on my waterline (except for a product that I will rave about soon in an upcoming blog post), I would definitely recommend this product to those looking for a good, dark eyeliner, especially for their waterline or tightline. 


  1. i wanna see this side by side with urban decay perversion! this looks like a really great product :) great review!

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    1. thank you so much! :) yeah i haven't been able to purchase that, i mainly stick with drugstore products but if i ever do, i'll definitely update this post!

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  3. It looks like a great eyeliner :) x