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Feb 11 2015

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Palettes

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine review and swatches on BeautyJudy

By now you may have read other reviews of the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine palettes, or perhaps you’ve picked one up yourself.

I purchased the Rome palette at CVS one Sunday a few weeks ago, and wore it to work the next day. In short, at the end of the day, I threw the palette out and ate my $9.99.

A couple weeks later, all four of the palettes arrived from Milani to review and I put off swatching them and reviewing them, because I didn’t know what to say – I did a mini review on Instagram that was not favorable, and I felt I’d said all I could say.

But this weekend, I decided to swatch them, and present both sides of the story. I love MIlani Cosmetics, but I owe it to readers to post the positive and the negative. And also, I decided I wanted to present what Milani says these are meant for, and capable of, and reiterate how they actually performed for me.

So here it goes!

First up – swatches of each palette.

01 Milan:

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Milan review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Milan is a pretty set of metallic, warm copper and neutral shades.

02 Rome:

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Rome review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Rome is a set of light and smokey purples.

03 Florence:

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Florence review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Florence is gold, bronze, rose and metallic brown shades.

04 Venice:

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Venice review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Venice is a pretty array of blue hues with a frosty white.

What Milani Says

“This isn’t a shadow, it’s a shine,” Milani states in its press materials for the product. These are formulated with exclusive, multidimensional pearlescence, according to the brand, and it’s meant as an eye-enhancer gloss.

This “eye gloss” can be swept on bare lids for a shine without stickiness or tackiness, Milani said in its materials, adding that these wear better than the average gloss at two to six hours (also, reapply as needed).

Milani recommends that for best application, you tap the silicone applicator onto the color and glide over the eye, starting close to the lash line. From there, blend and build with the applicator or your fingertip.

What I Say

When I take pictures of the makeup I use for work that I am also reviewing, I apply it in the house and then when I’m heading to my car, I dump my bags inside and take pics inside and outside the car, depending on the weather and sunlight.

Between the time I applied the Eyeshine palette in Rome, and the time I got to my car – about 15 minutes – my eyes were incredibly creased.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Rome review and swatches on BeautyJudy

It’s a shame, because when my eyes were closed, the color looked pretty. But when I blinked, ugh.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Rome review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Unfortunately, these never seemed to dry, either.

Now, Milani does not promise they dry. Milani calls these glosses, which does lead me to believe that they are meant to stay slick. But slick = bad wear for me, with hooded eyelids.

If you don’t want to toss these out like I did, and you want to get something for your $9.99, I would recommend sticking to the lighter shades as highlighter for your brow. Less likely chance of creasing! Or perhaps you don’t have the hooded eyes that I do, and these might wear differently for you.

I did not wear test all four palettes, just Rome. I don’t feel I need to.

My overall recommendation is to pass on these, and look for some of the other recent Milani launches, like the new nail polish or matte Color Statement Lipsticks (review on that coming soon!).

Have you tried these? Did you have a positive or negative experience? What do you think of the concept of gloss for your eye?!

Disclaimer: I received the palettes for review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://www.jenn.nu/ Jenn

    Blah. I’ve had the same experience with these palettes. They’re gorgeous, but they’re very quick to crease and clump. I’ve tried a variety of primers, applying directly to eyelid or eyelid after a powder, and a variety of finishing/setting sprays – still they persist on clumping and creasing.

    I read another review that suggested using a thin layer of Eyeshine over powdered shadow – so you get opaque color from the powdered shadow, and glitter and foil from Eyeshine. I’m going to give that a go.

    Jenn, x@jenn.nu
    http://www.jenn.nu

  • ashley

    did you use eyeshadow primer?

    • BeautyJudy

      I did wear primer.

  • Deest

    Wow, won’t be getting those. They should have had you review them before they mass-marketed them. On a side note, I thought CVS lets you return used makeup for credit?

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL Thanks Deest. I believe CVS does make that allowance, but I honestly just chucked the product in the trash and was done with it. It’s rare I do that!