Feb 03 2014

Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom.

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With so many new/revamped lip products coming from Milani Cosmetics for 2014, it seems fitting that the brand would also offer something to help keep lippies from straying into wrinkles and lines.

Enter the Anti-Feathering Lipliner! It’s basically a clear lip primer for your lipstick and lip gloss to prevent not only feathering, but to help extend the wear of lip products, too.

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Here’s the ingredients:

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I used the Anti-Feathering Lipliner with one of the new Lip Intense Liquid Color liquid lipsticks, Pink Rave. I used it on one half of my upper and lower lip, to compare wear. When I applied it, I was careful to stay within the lines of my lip, just to the edge.

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antifeathering liner over pink rave

Anti-Feathering Lipliner on the right side of my mouth, without on the left. I can tell the slightest difference in the cleanliness of the line on my upper lip in this photo, but I did not notice any difference in wear. Neither side feathered.

I purposefully used this pencil with one of my Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars. They will sometimes stray and feather on me, and I thought this would help.


Although I neglected to take a proper photo, (I found one!) I used OCC Digitalis Lip Tar. The results were good. I applied the pencil all over my lips, starting with outlining the natural lip line, and filling in the rest. Digitalis did not stray and feather on me, and wore like a typical Lip Tar. I was surprised when colleagues complimented my lip color/look at the end of the work day when we all got together for a meeting.

In my to-date wear-testing (about a week), I haven’t noticed any added longevity to my chosen lippies when I prime my lips with the Anti-Feathering Lipliner. I have noticed a cleaner line of lipstick/gloss/Lip Tar on the outside line of my lip, and haven’t noticed any feathering when I use this lip pencil.

This is one of Milani’s 2014 launches, officially launching this month at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart for $4.49. Not bad, and worth it for the added insurance across my lip lines.

Do you use a clear liner? Does this one pique your interest? I’d love to hear from you!

Disclaimer: I received the Anti-Feathering Pencil to review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://auttyw.com/ Auttyw

    Hmm, I may have too pick this up! I don’t have any lip liners and I definitely need one! Especially clear!

    • BeautyJudy

      I’m not a big fan of regular lip liners but the clear is A-OK by me!!

      • http://auttyw.com/ Auttyw

        I rarely wear lip colors when I’m out unless it’s a special occasion because I forever forget about it.

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    My interest is piqued, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to buy it!

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s one of those things that you feel – meh, do I really need this? – and then you try it and you wonder how you lived without it when it helps LOL!

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    I can always use one of these. always!

    • BeautyJudy

      Amen Shelley! 🙂

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I should try this lipliner! Do you think it’s necessary to apply lip balm first then a lipliner like this one? Or is this hydrating enough to skip my beloved lip balm?

    • BeautyJudy

      Interesting question Kath! I would NOT skip your lip balm if that’s part of your routine. I do not find this as moisturizing as a lip balm. I’m currently using Ardency Inn Boom Base with this clear liner and my lippies!

  • myCosmeticBag

    I really need to try clear liner – I rarely buy lip liner, and my lipstick always feathers.

    • BeautyJudy

      I am not a fan of regular lip liner but I do like the clear

  • Betzy Carmona

    This is something I’ve been wanting to try ! It sounds very similar to the UD one

    • BeautyJudy

      I didn’t realize UD has one, too! I may have to check that out when this one runs out, although maybe not, since this one is affordable lol!

  • Nidia Doherty

    Sounds like a great product at a reasonable price. I don’t have much of a problem with feathering (knock on wood) but I do love a crisp lippie line – especially with a bright red lip!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh yes, lining is everything when you wear a bold lippie!!!

  • http://www.polishgalore.com/ Krystal Emery

    Okay I might have to actually buy this. I’m so scared of lipstick feathering, especially my one OCC Lip Tar that I have NEVER WORN IT OUT OF MY BEDROOM.

    • BeautyJudy

      Sometimes the Lip Tars do feather, but you should get daring, wear them out of the bedroom! I can think of a few off the top of my head that would look amazing on you!!!!!

  • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

    This looks pretty awesome! I like the price too : )

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, the price is awesome!

  • marciaf

    Sold!! Actually I just found a similar product in my stash but I’d still pick this up if I saw it since I lose things all the time.

    • BeautyJudy

      Marcia it’s the kind of thing where if you find your other one, stick it someplace that you might use it if you lose the other one LOL!!

  • Anastasia

    Ooh, I’m so glad to see a good drugstore anti-feather lip pencil! All the ones I came across were a bit expensive.

    • BeautyJudy

      I haven’t used one in so long, this is the kind of thing I would want from the drugstore so I’m pleased too!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I use one similar from Urban Decay, but this is MUCH more affordable! I needs

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh my gosh yes! I am all for sticking wtih your Holy Grail but for $4.49 you might be well-served by trying it out! lol

  • MyNewestAddiction

    I have a few of these pencils from different brands and I LOVE them! They are awesome!

    • BeautyJudy

      They are one of those tools that are handy in the purse…at home…in the travel bag lol!

  • Noelle

    I need to pick this up. All my OCC Lip Tars feather on me as well.

    • BeautyJudy

      It did help. If you get it I’ll hope you’ll share your thoughts on it!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Clear lip pencils are such a genius idea– I don’t have money to buy a specific shade for each lippy I own!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Amen Miranda!!!

  • Justina

    I am far too lazy for a lip primer, but this would be the one I’d grab if I needed one! I love the price and it looks great!

    • BeautyJudy

      Lol I feel that way about some things, too!! The price definitely is budget-friendly.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Wonderful review! i have and love this pencil!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks! It is great!

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    Using the lip tar to faciliate this review was an excellent idea since there are a lot of shades that tend to run and feather. Great review

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you! I DID remember earlier today that there’s a picture of my lips with Digitalis in my phone but I got too lazy to upload, lol! I should just throw it up.

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Fabulous review 🙂

    • BeautyJudy