Review - Milani Brow Tint Pen in Natural Taupe.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

If you had told me when I was say, 15 or 16, that I would one day be using a felt tip marker of sorts to fill in my brows willingly, I would have probably laughed in your face. While I do in fact have a brow "holy grail" in the Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil, I'm always up to trying new products, and Milani has always served me well brow wise - so why not?

Basically, it doesn't replace my Maybelline brow pencil, but this thing actually is pretty great!

The product itself is housed in a pen with a quite sturdy cap. The cap locks in place and seems airtight, as to not let the product dry out. Its also quite secure - if I fling this thing around, the cap won't fly off.

The product itself is a very fine tipped felt pen, only the slightest bit thicker at the base than your average super thin liquid eyeliner with a felt tip. It comes to a very thin point at the top - and for those in artistry, this makes some SUPER believable freckles!

The left swatch here is a couple of passes to showcase the color, while the right swatch shows shorter, more hairlike strokes. Natural Taupe is definitely that - it ended up being a very believable brow color on me, neither too dark or too light. There are two colors in this range, this being the lightest. My haircolor is a very auburn toned brunette, that is neither all too light nor too dark - definitely in the very middle. There is a much darker one of these, that would be suitable on those with dark brunette to black hair. That makes me a little nervous - Natural Taupe worked perfectly on my medium hair, so I'm wondering how it will fair on those with blonde hair or hair that is far more ginger than mine. 

Aside from the color, I was quite pleased as to how natural this looked. It is very easy to achieve natural looking, yet fuller brows with this, mostly due to the super thin tip. It has a very thin, hair like finish to it that I really enjoyed.

Longevity was another important thing to this product, especially since it's now summer and I live in Florida. Its almost been too hot and humid to have the desire to wear makeup lately. The above swatch was wiped off with a makeup remover wipe with a good amount of pressure almost immediately after application. I was able to get the very light swatches off for the most part, but some remained, and the built up swatch wouldn't budge. Perfect! Its a good feeling when you don't have to worry about sweating your brows off...



- Longwearing.
- Natural, hairlike finish.
- Easy to work with.


- This is the lightest shade, and I worry about how it would fare for those with lighter hair than I have.

This wasn't only more natural and easier to work with than I anticipated, but the longevity was really the showstopper for this one. If you have lighter hair than I have, do some research to see if it will work for you, but its definitely worth a try.



  1. The dark brown one is more tint-y than I would prefer, then again I have brows darker than the inside of Snape's closet. I also found that the wear time for me was a bit abysmal. :( I don't hate this, it just didn't work out the way I was hoping. Phooey.

    1. That is probably one of the best descriptions I've heard in my entire life...OMG.

  2. looks like it really is quite easy to work with!!


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