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

Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hr Wear Eyeshadow 4
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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Written by Kelly
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