Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hr Wear Eyeshadow Pencils for Spring 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hr Wear Eyeshadow 2

New this spring from Milani exclusively at CVS are Shadow Eyez 12 Hr Wear Eyeshadow Pencils.

These chubby, colorful bad boys come in six shades and are long-lasting (up to 12 hours wear), water-resistant, crease-proof and paraben free. You can sharpen them with a jumbo sharpener like the Milani Duo Sharpener.

These pencils are soft, but they don’t break easily. They are easy to apply straight to your eyelid, and blend out. I do tend to work faster with pencils than a powder eyeshadow though because they do kind of “set” then they aren’t as easy to blend. I first tried blending one with my finger, which didn’t work out that great. Then another day I used a brush and that was much easier.

Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hr Wear Eyeshadow

They come with a plastic cap on them and they recommend you shut it TIGHT so they don’t dry out.

Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hr Wear Eyeshadow 3

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Winter White, Champagne Toast, Aquatic Style, Royal Purple, Green Safari, Brown Deluxe

The color payoff you get with these is really good.

Winter White is a bright white metallic.

Champagne Toast is a champagne/nude metallic.

Aquatic Style is a bright blue pearl.

Royal Purple is a purple pearl.

Green Safari is a bright grass green pearl.

Brown Deluxe is a shimmery bronze pearl.

Me Wearing Milani Shadow Eyez Royal Purple

Here I am wearing Royal Purple as a base under other shadows. I just applied it directly to my eyelid over Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as always) and blended it out with a Sigma E55 brush.

Products used:

  • Eyes:
    • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
    • Milani Shadow Eyez in Royal Purple (on lid and lower lash line)
    • Jordana Color Effects Eyeshadow Powder in Twofold (I used the purple side over Royal Purple and the pink to blend into crease)
    • MAC Vanilla (under eyebrow)
    • Bobbi Brown Black Ink Gel Liner (upper lash line, lower waterline)
    • Hard Candy Fit to Fab Black Mascara
    • Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash/Medium Brown (I use brown side)
  • Face:
    • MAC Fast Response Eye Cream
    • Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in NSA
    • Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
    • MAC Beauty Balm
    • Hard Candy Living Doll Blush
  • Lips:
    • Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Velvet

Me wearing Milani Shadow Eyez in Royal Purple 2

Me wearing Milani Shadow Eyez in Royal Purple 3

Me wearing Milani Shadow Eyez in Royal Purple 4

Overall: Great pencils! They really do last a solid 12 hours at least on me when used over a primer. I had no creasing or color fading whatsoever. These are very comparable to the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils, and much less expensive!

Availability: CVS exclusive.

Pricing: $5.99 for 0.10 oz.

What do you think about these? Do you like pencil style eyeshadows?


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  • April 30, 2012

    These look great, definitely going to buy these instead of more NYX jumbo pencils. I wish there was more colors but I’m definitely getting the white and champagne!

  • April 30, 2012

    The colors are so pretty and look very creamy in your swatches.
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  • April 30, 2012

    Your eye look is lovely, Kelly! Very fresh!

    Out of all the colours, I think Brown Deluxe is my favourite. Pretty! :) Thanks for swatching them.
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  • April 30, 2012

    Love the look you did! I think I’m going to have to pick up Champagne Toast to use on the inner corner of my eye.

  • April 30, 2012

    Wheee these sound like they’re definitely worth a try! The colors are really pretty and Royal Purple looks great on you!
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  • April 30, 2012

    I bought one, Champagne Toast, to try out and I am very impressed.

  • April 30, 2012

    Love, love, love the purple and pink look on you! I think it’s time for me to pick up the purple one, too!

  • April 30, 2012

    I’m already trying to get the green on, it looks amazing. We really need to get more USA brands in EU.
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  • April 30, 2012

    Do these come close to the UD Shadow Pencils?

    • April 30, 2012

      Read the bottom of the post. :)

  • April 30, 2012

    I adore it when you do eye swatches! Thanks! And I think I need Brown Deluxe.

  • April 30, 2012

    These look really good on you. I don’t remember ever using pencil shadow before. Champagne Toast, Royal Purple, and Brown Deluxe would probably be the shades that looked best on me, but I love the blue and green colors too. I’ll have to make a special trip to CVS.
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  • April 30, 2012

    I love the pink & purple combo! I’m going to search for these pencils at CVS.
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  • April 30, 2012

    You look so pretty! I like what you did! Thx for all the info. That royal purple is gorg! I wonderif it will look as good on me?
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  • April 30, 2012

    I’m underwhelmed by them, tbh.

    I bought the white and the purple and I really had to use a lot to build up coverage which made them feel heavy. :-/

  • April 30, 2012

    I love this look on you, I’m definitely interested in these.
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  • April 30, 2012

    Um. So. I bought the bronze, the purple and the green aaaaaaaand…holycowthey’reprettyfreakinawesome. I cannot wait to wear the bronze one with some new red lipstick from Salma Hayek’s new line tomorrow! Thank you for showing this to us!

  • April 30, 2012

    Very pretty! You look great! :)
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  • April 30, 2012

    I’m excited to try these! Love the look you did! :o)

  • May 1, 2012

    Those are gorgeous. Love the colors on you, too. We don’t have CVS here, maybe I can buy them online? I recently picked up a couple of Milani eyeliners in blue and purple, and I love them- I’m definitely wanting to try more of their products.

  • May 1, 2012

    The purple looks so pretty on you! I’m going to have to pick a few of these up for sure!
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  • May 1, 2012

    I love pencils like these and am excited for a less expensive alternative to the UD 24/7 Shadow Pencils! Champagne Toast looks like a dupe for UD’s Sin, which is my go to inner eye highlighter.
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  • May 2, 2012

    Any advice on what sharpeners to use on pencils of this size? I use the NYX Jumbo Pencils and have no clue!
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    • May 2, 2012

      I wrote in the post that they have one called Duo Sharpener. But I would imagine the one for NYX or UD would work because they’re all the same size.

  • May 2, 2012

    Those look like beautiful shades. And your eye look blended really well.
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  • May 7, 2012

    First time I’ve seen your blog – by way of Phyrra.
    OMG – Your eye color is AMAZING! Wow. Gorgeous!
    Enjoyed your review, now I’m going to have to check out the Champagne Toast…

  • May 25, 2012

    Ohhh I really like all of theseeeee.
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