Friday, June 6, 2014

1st Impression of Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner & Comparison With K-Palette

As I was out yesterday running some errands for work, I happened upon a Milani display of their different liquid eyeliner pens. I picked up the Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner.

There was a LE mini fine eyeliner. I'm still not quite sure why it was called "mini" as the pen itself was the same size as the others. I decided to skip it because the only color they had was black while this one that I got was in Blackest Black. What appealed to me was the fact that according to the packaging, it looked very much like my long-time HG favorite, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h. It also says that it's waterproof and non-feathering.

I decided to try it out today. Let's first take a look at both eyeliner pens:

Side by side, K-Palette's tips is shorter than Milani. Otherwise, it looks quite similar. When applying the eyeliner, K-Palette's brush tip is much softer while Milani's is a little stiffer. I think that for someone who hasn't used a pen-type eyeliner before, Milani's stiffer tip will apply easier than K-Palette. 

Applied, both look the same on as far as thickness of the line and intensity of the color.

I can't tell the difference between the two.

After I got home, I decided to apply it to my arm and do a smudge test. This is after I rubbed it with my dry fingers.

Nothing smudged.

I then ran my arm under cool water.

Although you can't see it, the K-Palette side did run very slightly.

The next test I ran it through was rubbing my wet arm. I was surprised by the result.

K-Palette held up better than Milani!

As a last test, I rubbed my finger at my inner eyelids, where my tear ducts are. I happen to touch this area of my eyes during the day and the result isn't very pretty. Again, with this test, I was surprised by the result. I was expecting the Milani side to smudge much more badly than the K-Palette side does to me on a daily basis when I do happen to touch my eyes since it faded with the water test.

As you can see, the K_Palette side smudged while the Milani side stayed intact.

So, with this one day test, I've discovered that there are some great things about Milani's eyeliner. On my eyes, it seems to not smudge, while K-Palette does. It applies just as nicely as K-Palette. The biggest plus is that it's something that I can buy in the store here while the K-Palette I have to order online or ask someone from Japan to CP it for me. The Milani eyeliner was only $6.99 while the K-Palette is at least double that price. Surprisingly, while Milani didn't smudge on my eyelids, it didn't seem to be as waterproof as it says it is. The one thing that I'm not really pleased about is the cap. It doesn't snap/click on tightly like K-Palette does. I can see where the cap may come off if you are transporting it in a makeup bag that you carry in your purse.

Thank you for reading!



LauraLeia said...

Wow, love your review because you really did tests to see which one worked better for you! :) For me it's the opposite; I can get K-palette easily locally but Milani is all but unknown this side of the world, haha~

galpal.hi said...

@LauraLeia--Thank you! I gave it a good test because I was curious as to how well it would stand up to K-Palette. Lucky you that you can get K-Palette and a lot of Japanese brand makeup easily. I have to mail order or depend on the kindness of friends. Hope you're having a good weekend!


Bijin Blair said...

Kat, you have used Dolly Wink's liquid liner right? How does the tip compare to Milani or K-Palette?

And welcome back! So happy to read your posts again!

galpal.hi said...

@Bijin Blair: Thank you so much! It feels good to be able to blog again.

I haven't used the Dolly Wink one. That one might be available here at my local Don Quijote. I shall go and check it out. I do know that any of the makeup items from Japan at Don Quijote is a bit pricey but I'm willing to pay it to try it out.


ShinyPrettyThings said...

Oh didn't know Milani had a liquid pen liner. Will be a good back up during emergencies. Yes, not having liner is an emergency for me hahaha

galpal.hi said...

@ShinyPrettyThings--When it comes to products that are loved, having back ups is a good thing!