Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Milani Spring 2014: Brow & Eye Highlighter Swatches, Review


Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters





I was very excited to try these Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters.  They remind me of my Anastasia highlighters in the past, but Milani's matte crayons have a much more creamy texture.  These are double ended products that have a matte crayon on one end, and a shimmery one on the other.  The matte end can be used as an eye shadow or base, or as a concealer-like product to truly define the brow and highlight the browbone.  The glow or shimmery end can be used to highlight the browbone or the inner corners of the eyes.  It depends on the consumer if they want a matte or shimmery highlight on the browbone, and to have that option is great.

Milani came up with three kinds of Brow & Eye  Highlighter.  Here are my swatches and thoughts on these.


Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 01 Matte Beige and High Glow



Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 01 Matte Beige (1 side)



Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 01 High Glow (1 side)

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 01 Matte Beige and High Glow




The Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 01 Matte Beige and High Glow is my favorite out of the three Brow and Eye Highlighters.  The Matte Beige reminds me so much of the  Milani Shadow Eyez 12-Hour Wear Eye Shadow in Almond Cream, pictured below:

 Milani Shadow Eyez 12-Hour Wear Eye Shadow in Almond Cream

They look so much alike that they are almost identical.  It feels very creamy when applied, and is a dream to blend.  The  Milani Shadow Eyez 12-Hour Wear Eye Shadow in Almond Cream is one of my absolute favorite cream bases/eye shadows ever.  

The Matte Beige side of the Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 01 is amazing - it really gives the browbone a natural highlight, and accentuates and defines the brows.  It's truly the "concealer" side of the product, to create your perfect brows.

The High Glow side is a nice shimmery gold-ish beige if you want a little pop of shimmer on the inner corners or the browbones.  You can also use this to line the lower lashline. 

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 02 Matte Cream and Luminous Lift

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 02 Matte Cream side



Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 02 Luminous Lift side

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 02 Matte Cream and Luminous Lift




Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 02 Matte Cream and Luminous Lift is darker than 01, so this is perfect for those with medium to darker skintones.  I like that the Luminous Lift side is more of a rose gold in shade.  I prefer the Luminous Lift to the High Glow of 01.


Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 03 Vanilla and Natural Taupe


Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 03 Natural Taupe side



Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 03 Vanilla side







Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 03 Vanilla and Natural Taupe is the last and darkest of the three, but the Natural Taupe side is obviously more of a brow or eye shadow crayon than a highlighter.  I like that this particular duo can be used both as a brow pencil and a highlighter.

As you can see in the swatches, the product looks very creamy and pigmented.  I am really amazed with the quality of this pencils.  I have used the matte sides as an eye shadow base, and these made my shadows last the entire day (7-8 hours).

What do you think of these Brow & Eye Highlighters and pencils from Milani?

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration.  All opinions are mine.)

2 comments:

simplyg0rgeous said...

Awesome review. I want to try these out :)

ms.mommie said...

I recently purchased the #2 duo. I have yet to use it, but thanks to this review I look forward to it. As well as picking up the #3 duo.

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