Milani Infinite Liquid Liner has ultimate staying power

May 26, 2010

Although I love my MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack for my everyday eyeliner, I have been wanting to try something new. I’ve been on the lookout for a good liquid eyeliner that stays put all day and won’t smudge, especially with hot summers on the way.

So when I found the Milani Infinite Liquid Liner in Everlast (black) I figured I would give it a shot since it was only $6. Plus, Milani claims the liner is waterproof and lasts for 24 hours.

I’m rather picky when it comes to liquid liners because I find certain applicators difficult to work with. The only liquid liner I’ve ever truly liked is the Prestige Liquid Liner, which I would continue using except it smudges and fades by the end of the day. The Milani liquid liner has an applicator that I would say is just “ok.” It isn’t as easy to use as the Prestige liner, but it is a lot better than other liquid liners I have tried. It has a very thin brush, which is a plus since I hate rubber or felt-tip applicators, and allows for a very thin precise line.

The only downside to the brush is that it is rather long so applying the liner can get messy, especially since I have really long lashes which always get in he way when I apply liner. My lashes have been a problem applying this product because while lining my top lash line, my lashes get in the way and end up getting covered in the liner, therefore dotting allover my eye lids. But here is where the plot thickens…

The formula for the Infinite liner is very thick and in the case of the color I got, very black. And once this stuff goes on, it stays on. It doesn’t budge, smudge or flake. And while this all sounds great assuming you would get a very long lasting opaque coverage, this also leads to the lash problem. If you mess up applying the liner or get it anywhere other than your lash line, it is almost impossible to remove. So when my lashes end up putting little black dots all over my lids, they stay there. And who wants that?

My verdict? Do not buy this tar, *ahem*… liner, if you cannot paint a perfect line every time or if you have long lashes because it will just prolong your makeup routine, seeing as you’ll have to redo everything if you mess up. The liner also takes a while to dry, allowing for even more mishaps to occur. .

I will say though, the lasting power is impressive. It doesn’t even come off with makeup remover! So you can bet it won’t budge in water. I used a makeup wipe to take off all my makeup and the liner was still present on my lash line. I had to really rub to remove it, and I mean hard. This can’t be good for the delicate skin around my eyes. An oil-based makeup remover would most likely be more efficient in removing the liner, and less harsh for your eyes.

I’m thinking maybe the liner won’t be as problematic if I try using the liner with an actual liner brush instead of the applicator provided. Also, a blow dryer on the cool setting blown on the eyes may allow for quicker drying time. I’m trying to find ways to make this liner work because the lasting power is so impressive I would hate to have to throw it out.

So if you’re looking for a long lasting liquid liner that stays put all day, then the Milani Infinite Liquid Liner is your best bet, especially since they make great alternatives to MAC’s Liquidlast Liners which retail for $17.50 each. Just be weary during application… and makeup removal.