Not too long ago I had the opportunity to try out the Milani Shadow Eyez eyeshadow sticks. After my recent experience with the NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencils I was interested in seeing how these would compare to my current favorites, the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeshadow pencils.
The Website Claims:
SHADOW EYEZ 12 HR PENCIL
Big and blendable 2-in-1 color rich pencil that can be used as shadow or liner. Creamy smooth, long-lasting, water-resistant, crease-proof and paraben-free formula. The next generation of shadows that you sharpen.
Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Peg/Ppg-19/19 Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Nylon-12, C20-40 Alcohols, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-D-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Tocopherol. +/- May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007).
$6.99 Net Weight: 0.1 ounces / 2.8 grams
The colors are basic shades, but pretty.
Winter White – a pearly white
Champagne Toast – a beige pearl
Brown Deluxe – medium brown with golden tones
Green Safari – grass green
Aquatic Style – electric sky blue
Royal Purple – purple pearl
Does it live up to its claims?
Yes! The colors are dreamy and creamy, so they apply easily. They lasted on me all day. They don’t tug when you apply them. While I didn’t use them as a base, I tested them on their own, they’re sticky enough to work as a sticky base for a shadow on top if you apply one eye at a time.
Would I purchase?
Yes! Though I think a hot pink, gold or grey would really help round out the colors. The wear is great, the formula is great, and the price point is great.
What do you think of the Milani Shadow Eyez collection? Do you like eyeshadow sticks?
Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.