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.
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!