I’m a movie buff, which makes things easy for my loved ones when my birthday rolls around on the first day of spring. This year, I got a Netflix renewal, a movie theater gift card, and a Redbox gift card, too. You know what that means… time for a movie marathon!
The past few weeks have been a binge of film after film, all the blockbusters and award contenders from last year, including an inordinate number of heart-wrenching tearjerkers.
What a great time to test Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($7). This new gel formula is just what I needed to get through the heartbreak of Hollywood’s features in one piece. There are five tear-proof, super-saturated colors to choose from.
Linked On Black – matte black
Stay With Slate – pearl charcoal
Hooked On Espresso – matte brown black
Fixed On Plum – pearl plum
Keep On Sapphire – pearl sapphire
See a theme with the names? Once you put these liners on, you have a brief window during which they stay creamy and blendable, then they’re ON. Blending requires fast work. After about a minute, the color is not going to budge. Milani calls Stay Put “transfer-resistant,” but I’m guessing you could sleep in them and still wake up with fresh-looking liner.
The gel formula is extremely smooth and seems to glide on. It only takes a little bit of pressure to get the perfect line.
“All-day wear” has a new meaning when you spend the day boo-hooing. Milani is not exaggerating about Stay Put’s extreme water resistance. True story: after crying my eyes out while watching Fences, my eyes were red and puffy, but my Keep On Sapphire liner was fully intact. In fact, I had to work to remove it when the show was over.
Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil swatches
Just to be clear, I’m not talking about a few light Lala Land tears; these babies have the kind of staying power that could last through a marathon of Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Manchester by the Sea!
It’s my birthday party and I’ll cry if I want to—with perfect liner, thanks to Milani’s pretty (and cruelty-free) Stay Put.
Let’s hear if from Milani fans, have you tried these yet?
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skin type: dry to normal
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