Hey everyone! Today I have my first thoughts and swatches of Milani's new Shadow Eyez eyeshadow pencils to share with you! I received these as a gift from my wonderful friend Steph. Actually, she was sweet enough to give me a TON of Milani products to try, since my area never has a good selection of Milani products to choose from and it's a line I've been dying to experience. :)
The Shadow Eyez pencils come in six colors, and are supposed to provide 12 hours of wear. They have a highly pigmented formula, metallic finishes, and are water-resistant, crease-proof, and also paraben free. They can be used as a shadow or a liner, and can be sharpened with any large sharpener.
I'll show you swatches of each one on bare skin and give you an individual breakdown of the colors..
|From L-R: Royal Purple, Aquatic Style, Green Safari, Winter White, Champagne Toast, and Brown Deluxe|
Royal Purple is the lease metallic of the group, but it does have a little bit of blueish-purple (blurple!) glitter in it. Still a gorgeous color, though!
Aquatic Style is a gorgeous bright turquoise blue with a strong shimmer.
Green Safari is a lovely metallic emerald green.
Winter White is a shimmery white.. very similar to NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese.
Champagne Toast is a shimmery, creamy nude.
Brown Deluxe is a metallic copper.
- - - - - * - - - - -
First impressions are good! I love the color selection.. nice variety of neutrals and "funky" colors. I only wish there were MORE colors to choose from! A metallic pink, anyone?! Yes, please!
I haven't used them for an actual eye look yet, so I can't comment on their wear time or how crease-proof they are, but I'll update you on that as soon as I find out!
I'm not honestly sure how you would wear these as a liner, though.. The pencil tips are similar to the size of the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils, and I think it would give you a HUGE line that would be hard to control size-wise.. but maybe I'm just missing something?
Lastly.. Shadow EYEZ? Seriously? I have mistyped that every single time in this post mainly because the perfectionist in me hates "catchy" misspellings. Ugh. Haha, oh well! The product is still pretty cool! :)