I have been obsessed with eyebrow products lately. Perfect defined and full eyebrows are every woman’s dream. They not only lift your facial features but also enhance your look. Since I am deprived of thick and defined eyebrows I always keep trying different brow products to give my undefined eyebrows a little kick. There are many high-end brands making brow highlighters but I want to try something which was easy on pocket. I brought MILANI BROW AND EYE HIGHLIGHTER in Shade: 03- Vanilla & Natural Taupe. I actually wanted shade: 2 but it was OOS and I had to pick this one.
What Company Claims: A versatile two-in-one, this double-ended pencil performs an almost endless array of tasks. Depending on which of our three shade duos you pick, the matte side can be used as an eyeshadow base (or shadow itself) and brow highlighter, while the pearl side can brighten up the inner corners of the eyes, and lift and define the brows. Vanilla/Natural Taupe brightens, shapes, and fills in brows. So much brow bang for your buck.
03 Vanilla/Natural Taupe: Both sides are matte. Vanilla can be used underneath the brow bone as a highlighter. It can also be used as an eyeshadow or eye shadow base. Natural Taupe can be used to define and fill-in brows and as an eye shadow.
Price: $6.49 but I bought it for $8 USD excl. shipping.
I saw many youtubers using brow highlighters to lift and define their brows and that’s what made me curious to try it. I heard everyone rave about Anastasia and Urban Decay brow highlighters but both are out of my reach currently. MILANI BROW AND EYE HIGHLIGHTERs are double ended fat pencil with two different shades. : 03- Vanilla & Natural Taupe is the deepest out of all 3. Natural Taupe – as name said is a dark brown taupe colour, a bit too dark for my liking. But it can be used as a base for eye shadows or can be applied alone. Both Vanilla/Natural Taupe are entirely matte shades out of the 3 released. Therefore it is more versatile shade than rest two.
Matte Taupe brown can also used for filling eyebrows, contouring cheeks and nose for more precise look. Whereas the matte Vanilla shade can be used not only under brows but also to brighten up under eye area, bridge of the nose and forehead. I sometimes apply on my waterline or as eyeshadow base. They are soft enough to glide on skin easily and the effect last whole day. We all know how sensitive our eyes are but this stuff never irritates my eyes / eye areas at all. I am curious to try the other two shades mainly the beautiful shade of golden champagne. You can definitely layer on according to your liking. I prefer using my fingers to blend it out. The texture is quite smooth and creamy and highly pigmented.
The Quality is great considering the superb affordable price. The yellow tone of this duo works really well on my skin. It neutralizes any redness and gives me a beautiful highlighted look without being too yellow or too pale. I don’t have matte shadows and powder doesn’t give a stark enough contrast between brow and eye. The matte shade really does a good job at creating that contrast. It also makes my eyebrows have a sharper edge without making them look harsh I really love how this looks! Once blended they do sheer out and give very subtle highlighted lift under eyebrows. This is a really smart and brilliant product by MILANI. If get a chance I would like to stock up a few more.
WHAT I like about MILANI BROW AND EYE HIGHLIGHTER- Shade: 03- Vanilla & Natural Taupe:
- Duo pencil with two different shades in one pencil.
- Quite affordable and easy on pocket.
- Travel friendly and nice staying power.
- Taupe shade can be used as eyeshadow base or as an eye shadow. Can be used to contour cheeks and nose too.
- The Vanilla shade can be used on waterline, on brow bone, to brighten under eye areas, on bridge of nose, etc.
- Both shades are matte.
- They are creamy and smooth in texture. Glides on skin easily. Nice pigmentation and easy to blend.
- Never irritates skin.
- A truly multi-faceted product.
WHAT I don’t like about MILANI BROW AND EYE HIGHLIGHTER- Shade: 03- Vanilla & Natural Taupe:
- Availability is what I am concerned about.
- You need a big mouthed sharpener to sharpen it which leads to product wastage.
I definitely recommend this stuff. Milani has some high quality beautiful products in affordable range. I am looking forward to try more Milani products.