Whether your beauty taste leans more department store or drugstore, chances are you’ve heard of the Milani Shadow Eyez. At $6.99, these wallet-friendly gems are on par with (or surpass!) high end shadow pencils I’ve tried. Milani’s recently released Naturally Chic collection includes six new limited edition Shadow Eyez shades, including four mattes. Since the release, I’ve been checking my local drugstores, awaiting their arrivals… but they never showed up. So finally I just ordered online.
I wanted to get this post up quickly, as I don’t know how much longer they’ll be available.
The limited edition shades are:
- Black Ink (07): intense matte black
- Espresso Line (08): rich matte brown
- Café Au Lait (09): mid-tone taupey matte brown
- Almond Cream (10): matte light ivory cream with neutral undertones
- Sand Dunes (11): shimmery pink with gold sheen and glitter
- Golden Bronze (12): shimmery coppery gold with glitter
These are so incredibly smooth and creamy – which makes their staying power even more impressive. The matte shades are particularly long-wearing. When I tried removing these swatches with makeup removing wipes, they literally didn’t budge with the first swipe. I found the dark matte shades lasted on my lids a full 12+ hours. By the end of the day, I had slight creasing with Almond Cream, but it was minimal. The shimmer shades faded a bit throughout the day – I noticed fading around the 7 hour mark. Keep in mind, my eyelids are oily and I purposefully didn’t set with powder or use primer.
With the matte shades, I applied the shadow, then just ran my ring finger across my lid to blend. Because the shimmer shades are actually quite glittery, I did have some glitter fallout when I blended them this way. Rather than running my finger of my whole eyelid, I found it works better to apply the glitter shades, then carefully blend just the outer edges of the shadow. This kept glitter fallout to a minimum.
Will you be picking up any of the LE Naturally Chic Shadow Eyez?