I sincerely love the formula of all the Milani Shadow Eyez pencils I own & use them as both eyeliners, eyeshadows, & sometimes as bases. I don’t have very oily lids but these last all day for me & I frequently use Champage Toast as my inner corner highlight. I really like this line & hope they made some of the neutrals permanent & maybe even come out with some more wild shades…like maybe a hot pink or a lilac?
These shades are all very creamy & pigmented. These blend nicely if you work quickly but they do completely set & become pretty much an immoveable force. Work fast!
Milani Shadow Eyez in Almond Cream- A matte vanilla/nude shade. I love this as a neutral base & it will help make eyes pop.
Milani Shadow Eyez in Sand Dunes- A soft champagne metallic. Pretty & different enough from my other highlights that I think it is a must have.
Milani Shadow Eyez in Espresso Lane- A rich matte brown. Possibly my favorite because it is so dark, rich, & just beautiful.
Left to right: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeliner in Nude & Milani Shadow Eyez in Almond Cream
The Rimmel Scandal Eyeliner in Nude is my go-to shade to brighten up my eyes on the waterline so I was really excited to see a concealer-like shade to use as a base. While very similar in texture, the
Milani shade is definitely cooler & more on the vanilla shade while the Rimmel has more yellow tones.
Left to right: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick in Bad Girl Bronze & Milani Shadow Eyez in Espresso Lane
There are clear differences here but I wanted to show them side by side in case you were looking for a non-matte version or had the Rimmel & wondered how they compare. Besides the obvious finish difference the Milani is also darker & more dense.
Left to right: Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast, Milani Shadow Eyez in Sand Dunes, & Pixi Catching Shadows Crayon in Beaming Reflection
I use the Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast all the time so I figured I couldn’t be the only one! Sand Dunes makes it look more rose gold. Sand Dunes is actually a bit thinner & more similar to the Pixi Pencil which I consider a thinner texture. You can build up the opacity it is just something I noted!
Left to right: Milani Liquid Eye Pencil in Black & Rimmel Scandal Eyes Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick in Blackmail
Overall I really love these shades! I might go pick up the other 2 shades besides Black Ink because I think the Rimmel Scandal Eyes is a close enough match for a black. Have you picked any of these shades up? Are you planning too? You can purchase these from the Milani website if you can’t find them in a store near you as well!