Milani Monday: Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow Pencils

Eyeshadow pencils that have good pigment AND don’t crease are hard to find. Oh, you’ll find plenty of companies telling you that their pencils last but, if you have oily eyelids like me, one can almost give up even trying to find such an animal.

I have had a lot of success with Milani Cosmetics so, I was very hopeful that their 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow pencils in their Shadow Eyez collection would hold up. Here are a couple I have…

“Champagne Toast’, which the name says it all and, ‘Royal Purple’ which is a perfect purple shade. Both of these glide on like a professional ice skater across the ice…smooth. And, as no surprise, pigment overload!…

These are chubby pencils. I still like to use these for liners as well, even though they will give a thicker line. It is good for getting a smokey eye look. And, as creamy as these pencils are, you can smudge them out every easily.

Both are vibrant…

‘Champagne Toast’ seems to be lighter in color once it is drawn onto the skin. It makes for a dramatic highlight shade on the brow bone. And, ‘Royal Purple’ is about as matte as you can get without actually being a matte; just a smidgen of shimmer in there. That way, it keeps it in the 2010’s rather than in the 1070’s.

I actually like wearing these two shades together because they blend so easily and create a fun contrast…

As much as I like ‘Shadow Eyez’, I don’t get a 12 hour wear out of them. If I apply a shadow primer, I will get about 6 hours of no creases. Do keep in mind, I have oily eyelids and I’m in Florida. Your mileage may vary. When I use a primer and then one of these pencils over that, covering my eyelid, and then apply powder shadows over that, I get an intense look that wears long and beautifully for a good 8 hours.

I have a feeling that these would work perfectly, for me, in the winter temps, and in locations not as humid as Florida. I have several shades from this collection and they all are gorgeous. Save from having to work with them in a humid location, I have no complaints about Milani’s ‘Shadow Eyez’.

Have you tried any of these pencils my Milani? Which ones do you like?

 

These products have been given to me to review. This is my own, honest opinion.