Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Review & Comparison: Milani Eye Tech Extreme vs K-Palette, BYS, Mememe

Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner takes our best-selling Eye Tech Liquid Liner to the extreme. Extreme fine felt-tip point and easy grip handle make creating lines easy. Non-feathering, waterproof blackest black formula lasts all day without flaking our budging. (Milani Website)

Since my K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner ran out, I went on a lookout for a cheaper alternative. I rummaged through various makeup counters swatching eyeliners of sorts. Nothing seemed to match the quality of K-Palette in terms of opacity, precision and lasting power. And so I started my quest online and ended up with Milani Eye Tech Extreme which had several positive reviews. I was too glad that BonMarche had it on hand. 

Price: It's only Php 285 (1 ml), definitely way cheaper than K-Palette at Php 895. The big question would be, is the quality comparable with the latter? Read on!

Brush Tip: As its name suggests, the tip is extremely fine and pointed. Fine enough to draw the thinnest, most detailed lines. Like most pen type eyeliners, it has a felt tip. My only issue with felt tip eyeliners is that they tend to wear out over time thus losing precision. For almost a month's usage, the felt tip is not as firm as the first time I used it.

Packaging: It's made up of a black shiny plastic packaging with non-slip grip for easier use. The name of the product is stamped in gold lettering which I find so sleek. I'm really pleased that the label has not rubbed off yet. The K-Palette label rubbed off after only a few weeks.

Opacity, Staying Power: It boldly claims to be non-feathering, waterproof, blackest black that could last all day without flaking or budging. It is indeed really really black in one swipe. One layer is enough. Its opacity is probably the best thing about the product. I'm fairly impressed with the staying power. It could last whole day on me with minimal fading.  It doesn't feather or smudge. A makeup remover is needed in removal as it won't come off completely with water.

When applied: Here's how it looks like when applied. This is how my eyes look like almost everyday. The fine tip of the brush makes eye lining as easy as 1, 2, 3! You can go from simple thin line to a thick, dramatic line! 

Now for a quick comparison with my other liquid eyeliners - BYS Liquid Eyeliner, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner and Mememe Eye Sweep

Left to Right: BYS Liquid Eyeliner K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner, Milani Eye Tech Extreme and Mememe Eye Sweep 

BYS Liquid Eyeliner has got to be the finest, thinnest eyeliner that I own. It is perfect for detailing! It's mighty fine tip has a trade off though - the brush is scratchy, a bit hard for the delicate eyelids. The first time I used it, the feeling was close to poking the eyelids with a sharp object. It took me some time to love this product because of the brush. Lasting power is good, no flaking/smudging and waterproof. The finish is slightly shiny which I'm not entirely fond of. Available at BYS counters on local department stores for around Php 300, if I remember correctly.

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner is still the best eyeliner for me - brush tip, opacity, lasting power and ease of use, 10/10. Totally worth the price at Php 895! Read my full review here

Mememe Eye Sweep reminds me of Sharpie! Its felt tip is thick as opposed to the three eyeliners. Opacity is great. Its thick tip makes it ideal for drawing dramatic lines. It may also be used in defining the tail of the brows that is if you are up for black brows. It is not waterproof and smudge proof. It easily fades as well. 

That's it for the quick comparison! Going back to Milani Eye Tech Extreme, I think it can be a good alternative for K-Palette. Opacity, lasting power and ease of use is amazing. The only issue I have with the product is its brush tip. It is fine, yes but it softens/wears out over time making it a bit difficult to draw with. K-Palette's brush tip is still the perfect brush tip for me.

If you are looking for a liquid eyeliner with superb quality in terms of formulation and lasting power that is very affordable, I can highly recommend Milani Eye Tech Extreme. It doesn't disappoint!

What I like:
  • Opacity/pigmentation is amaaaaaazing. It truly is, blackest black.
  • Very affordable at Php 285.
  • Very fine tip. Felt tip is soft on the eyes.
  • Lasting power is great. It can last the whole day on me with minimal fading.
  • Waterproof, sweat proof and smudge proof
What I don't like:
  • Felt tip wears out/softens over time 
  • Not available in local department stores. Only available on selected online shops.
I honestly think that the formulation of this product is close to K-Palette. The only downside is the felt tip. It's nothing major though. Even with a soft tip, it can still draw fine lines. 

Where to get: Php 285 at BonMarche


  1. It's pretty good. How about a dip liner (brush tip) that's long lasting? Can you recommend any?

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  3. Wow! I think these eyeliners are easy to use! Is it worth it at 895?
    ~Pauline @Kallony



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