Milani Shadow Eyez Swatchfest & Review

Hi Guys and Dolls!

Milani just launched a new product that I am completely excited by: Shadow Eyez. These are chubby pencils that can be used alone as eyeliner or shadow (though I prefer to use them as a base for powder eyeshadows). They are intended to last for 12 waterproof hours without creasing. I tested the green & the purple for 2 days and they held up, no creasing or smearing etc… though it’s worth noting that I also used primer. I also left the swatches on my hand for a number of hours, and there was only minor fading after being rinsed & rubbed with water.

Pardon my product-fangirl gushing:

The colors are bright, the hues themselves appeal to me, they glide on the skin like butter with high color payoff, wear like iron, bendable at first application but once it sets there is no smudging or creasing. These dupe several similar high-end long-lasting shadow pencils, but come out ahead because they are inexpensive and available at drugstores/mass retailers.

I feel like I should always be able to find some flaw in a product. The only things I could think of is that the caps can be a bit loose or pop off if shoved on too quickly, so be careful. Such a minor complaint!

My Biggest issue with these is that it only comes in 6 colors, and that for now, these are a CVS exclusive. I talked to a rep for Milani and they said these should be online in May, and one would hope they’ll be hitting other drugstores soon.

Ready to drool over swatches?

The Packaging

Winter White

Brown Deluxe

Champagne Toast

Green Safari

Aquatic Style

Royal Purple

From L-R Winter White, Brown Deluxe, Champagne Toast, Green Safari, Aquatic Style, Royal Purple, no flash

Opposite order as above, with flash


The Bottom Line- This is an instant new fave for me: Inexpensive, great color payoff, wears wonderfully, and comes in both neutral and bright colors! I hope Milani will expand this line; maybe some glittery ones like their Liquif’eye auto propel pencils. I’m impressed with these and would highly recommend them ^_^

Price: $5.99 for 2.8 gm of product 

Where to buy: For now this is a CVS Exclusive

Do you like using a colorful base for eyeshadows? What are some of your faves?


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