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Archive for March 18, 2014

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters

Hey guys! I know I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve taken time to do some of the DIY stuff for my upcoming wedding. I’ll share some of it later on in the future. I also finally took the time to paint my toenails a pretty shade of blue (Sephora Blue Strass) while watching Amityville. I’ve been on an old horror movies kick lately. I watched The Initiation the other night and man, I find old horror movies better than the ones we get these days (maybe with the exception of ones like Insidious). Even though the movie quality isn’t as good, the props and editing are subpar compared to movies of current times….they’re so much better in terms of concept and thought and even execution on some! But anyway, today’s post is on another new offering from Milani for 2014! Here’s Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters.

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters (shot to show shade names)

These are described as:

  • Perfect duo for a luminous effect around the eyes
  • Can be used as a brightener, highlighter & eye shadow
  • Brow lifting, light diffusing pigments
  • Defines the eyebrows
  • Emphasizes a fresh complexion under the brow arch
  • Easy to use and blend
  • Sharpens with Milani’s Duo Pencil Sharpener
  • Made in Gemany

I wasn’t sure how to use this product initially, but after reading the text on the packaging and experimenting a little — it’s not that hard really. Each pencil comes with 2 shades on the 2 different ends. There are 3 shades to choose from and you can decide based on the swatches which ones might work on you best if you’re not getting all 3. For the price though, they’re pretty affordable. For the first 2 shades, one end is matte and the other has a light tinge of shimmer. The last shade (03) has 2 non-shimmery shades with one end that’s light and one end that’s dark. It’s the only shade, for me, that I can use the dark end directly on my eyebrow as an eyebrow pencil. The other 2 shades (01 and 02) are strictly everything but on the eyebrow use for me. I’ve used the lightly shimmery end on the inner corners of my eye to make my eyes pop as well as on my eyelid as an eye shadow. I’ve used the matte end of these purely as an eye shadow base and a highlighter underneath the brow bone. Do apply a light stroke and blend as my mistake the first time was applying too much. I tried blending it out, but no dice. I’ve put on too much product and it definitely gave my brow a new look let me tell ya! Formula was a dream. They’re so creamy and pigmented. Lasting time was long. I got at least 8 full hours from it before I removed it when I got home. It doesn’t give a fine line for the thinner and sharp end of the eyebrows unless you get use out of it to a point where you need to sharpen them, but that’s alright with me — I don’t really intend to use this on my eyebrows at all. If you only intend to stick to one shade only, I’d go with either 01 or 02 in whatever shade goes with your skin tone more. In swatches shown below, I gently swiped the pencil ends twice onto my arm for each shade to show how creamy and pigmented they are.

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters Swatches (in shade)

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters Swatches (direct sunlight)

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters Swatches (lighting changed)

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters Swatches (with flash)

These retail for $6.49 each and should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*