There’s a ton of things that make me happy, but I’m gonna tell you one thing in specific. Finding super awesome drugstore gems! The Liquif-Eye Metallic Eye Pencils are absolute love! At just $5.49 a piece while having to neighbor an aisle full of cottony menstrual solutions, they’re a steal! I picked three of the five colors up from my local CVS several weeks ago, and I’ve seriously fallen in love with them. I got them in Black, Brown and Silver. I still need to get my hands on the Gold and Aqua colors, but my raggedy CVS never has those colors in stock. Womp. The fact that these pencils cost so little, yet are completely comparable to a creamy high-end pencil is truly amazing…and we love that don’t we?
I would compare the consistency and texture to the Stila Kajal liners ($18). They’re very soft and smudgeable, but they actually dry completely after about a minute and won’t budge. I find that my Stila Kajal liner is super soft and creamy too, but will not dry like the Milani liners. I love my Stila pencil because of how easy it is to work with and spread around, but that is the one pencil I have to set with powder to prevent it from creasing, running and smudging all day. My eyelid situation is weird as hell. My actual lids aren’t that oily, but on the outer corners?? Oh, it’s a wrap! What I’ve been doing lately is applying a little bit of Urban Decay’s Primer Potion on my lower lashline to help my liners stay in place longer. These pencils glide on super easily, and can be set with eyeshadow if you have an oily situation like I do. They’re incredible, and I’m super impressed.
I guess if I had to nitpick, I’d complain that they can kinda be hard to sharpen because they are so soft and creamy. Also, I’m not sure why some of them are considered “metallic”. The black is a flat matte black, there’s no shimmer or glitter chucked into it at all, same for the brown. The silver is very metallic, and I’m sure the gold one is too. So…yea..dunno wassup with that. Other than that, I think they’re pretty awesome. Good job, Milani!
You’ll definitely wanna use a makeup remover wipe, or liquid to remove these…and be gentle!
*rating changed 10/10/10 from A- to B- due to the fact that these pencils completely dry out and become impossible to use just a few months after opening them. How wack…
Availability: Milani, and some drugstores