Both sides can be used underneath the brow bone as a highlighter. Matte Beige can be used as an eyeshadow or eyeshadow base. High Glow can be used in the inner corners of the eyes to brighten.
I purchased this pencil primarily for the matte end, which appeared to be (and is!) a more yellow shade than the other nude pencils I own, which suits my skin color very well. First, here are both ends of the Milani pencil:
And here’s a comparison of the nude/beige liners and chubby pencils I own:
- MAC = MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15/NW20
- Rimmel = Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in Nude (review)
- NYX = NYX Wonder pencil in Medium
- J = Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Shadow Pencil in Continuous Almond (review)
- M (left) = Milani Shadow Eyez pencil in Almond Cream (review)
- M (right) = Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 01 (matte side)
The MAC & NYX are very similar in color – and a bit too dark for me. The Rimmel is a little darker still. The Jordana and Milani shadow pencils are similar in color – too pink for me – but note that they’re not dupes; they have very different textures. The Milani brow highlighter is definitely the best color for me – just a bit lighter than my skintone. It’s a great color to use as a browbone or inner eye corner highlighter; I’ve also used it as a reverse lipliner (blended well!) and on the inner rim of my eye (no irritation, but it doesn’t last very well there).
Overall, I’m pleased with the purchase – it’s a great color, but I do wish it lasted better on my waterline!
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