Product: Milani Brow Tint Pen. This is the first step in filling in sparse eyebrows. This pen makes it quick and easy.
Overall Rating = 4 Stars
Cost: $5.47 for .04 fl. oz. ($136.75 per fluid ounce) Price Category: Inexpensive
Sold By: Milani Cosmetics; Walgreen’s; Walmart; Retailers everywhere.
Container: Plastic marker pen with snap-on cap, outer blister pack.
Description: Milani Brow Tint Pen is a felt-tip marker type of eyebrow pen with an ink that tints the skin. Depending upon your facial cleanser, this water-resistant eyebrow tint may or may not require an eye makeup remover to effectively take all of it off.
Sensitivity: Milani Brow Tint Pen is a fragrance-free product suitable for those with sensitive eyes or contact lenses. I have never experienced any sensitivity issues personally and I have never had any complaints from clients or testers.
Company Claims: “To get straight to the point, precision brow styling has never been easier than with the long-wearing, felt-tip Brow Tint Pen. Fill in sparse areas, fake a lush fullness or simply shape and define your look. It’s an extra dose of soft matte refinement in an easy-to-use pen.”
Discussion: Milani Cosmetics is a relatively new brand that was founded in 2009 in California. The products are inspired by the looks of Milan, Italy. This is an inexpensive brand that is readily available at most retail outlets.
Eyebrows are so important and when they are done badly, they look awful. Eyebrows can make you look mad, mean, or just plain scary when drawn on incorrectly. On the flip side, when done right they can add definition and make your eyes and overall makeup look polished and pretty.
Milani Brow Tint Pen is the first step that I use when shaping and defining eyebrows. I do not typically use this product by itself. If you don’t have any eyebrows at all and you only use this, you will have a tattooed sort of look to your brows. I don’t care for that look, but if you do, then you may not need any other steps or products on top of this. If you have good brows and only need to fill in a small sparse area, then you may be able to use this on its own.
Colors: Milani Brow Tint Pen comes in two colors: Natural Taupe and Dark Brown. I only use the Natural Taupe. The Dark Brown is very dark and I would only use that on darker-skinned clients. I would describe the Natural Taupe as more of a warm medium brown. To me, taupe has a cool grey undertone and the Milani Brow Tint Pen in Natural Taupe is not a cool color.
Morning Review: I draw on the eyebrow shape with the Milani Brow Tint Pen. This is done by using lots of light-handed tiny short strokes to simulate eyebrow hairs in the direction of hair growth. The nice small pointed tip makes this process easy. You will not get good results if you press too hard. Once the eyebrow shape is on and filled in, I then go over it with an eyebrow wax. The third step is to then apply an eyebrow powder. The final step is to set the eyebrows with a clear gel. By using a combination of products, the eyebrows have dimension and look very natural rather than drawn on.
Evening Review: After several hours Milani Brow Tint Pen did not smudge, fade, flake or cause any irritation issues. I had to use an eye makeup remover designed for waterproof makeup to get all of the tint off after using my makeup wipes.
Overall Review: Milani Brow Tint Pen performs quite well and is reasonably priced.
Comparable Product Dupe: Milani Brow Tint Pen in Natural Taupe is comparable to NYX Eyebrow Marker in the color Medium. The Milani Brow Tint Pen in the color Dark Brown is the same as the NYX Eyebrow Marker in the color Deep. They look and perform exactly the same to me. They are both made in Germany, the ingredients are identical, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they came from the same manufacturer. Milani Brow Tint Pen costs approximately 25% less than NYX Eyebrow Marker depending upon the retailer.
- Easy to use
- Stays on well
- Lasts for quite a while without drying out
- Need more colors available, especially cool tones
Helpful Tips & Tricks:
- Make sure your skin is clean prior to application.
- If you are using serum, sunscreen or moisturizer first, be sure it is fully absorbed, as this won’t adhere well to oily skin or products.
- Use the lightest touch possible when applying and don’t press too hard.
- The company recommends storing the Milani Brow Tint Pen in a horizontal position to maximize longevity.
Users: Milani Brow Tint Pen is suitable for the following users:
- All users
Morning Rating = 4 Stars;
Evening Rating = 4 Stars;
Average from Other Testers = 4 Stars;
Value Rating = 4 Stars;
Overall Rating = 4 Stars = Excellent.
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Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Glycerin, PVP, PEG/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone, Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090).
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