35 responses

  1. Amanda
    May 3, 2013

    Ooo they look interesting, I can see the Almond Cream being a great eyeshadow base. Thanks for including shots of how they look on the eye, this helps me so much!

    • the Muse
      May 3, 2013

      aw you’re most welcome Amanda glad it helped!

  2. Sara
    May 3, 2013

    I found these yesterday at my local Walgreens and bought 6! I have never spent $30 on drugstore makeup at once, but totally worth it!

    • the Muse
      May 3, 2013

      AGREED sara def worth it ;-D go back for more Almond Cream hehe!

      • Sara
        May 3, 2013

        Got a backup of it! My first backup of anything:)

      • the Muse
        May 3, 2013

        ha ;-D

  3. Christina
    May 3, 2013

    Just received all six from Milani today and they are gorgeous. Woo-hoo! May order more back-ups but I will try to find them in Walgreens first.

    • the Muse
      May 3, 2013

      I was thinking I’d wait to see if walgreens got ’em but I said meh prob will find a stripped display so just went ahead and ordered my backups online ;-D what do you think of almond cream? 😀 that’s my fav!

  4. Christina
    May 3, 2013

    Haven’t had a chance to wear them yet but from the looks of things, I will be buying another Almond Cream and Cafe Au Lait. Also wanted to get another Sand Dunes but after reading about your experience with it, I may pass. BTW do you think Sand Dunes and Champagne (from the permanent collection) are similar?

    • the Muse
      May 3, 2013

      Cafe Au Lait is worthy of a backup. Mmm not really, champagne seems more beige to me and this sorta light and silvery.

  5. Christina
    May 3, 2013

    Yeah, I think Sand Dunes leans more yellow and Champagne more pink, certainly different enough to warrant having it!

    • the Muse
      May 3, 2013

      def some pink in there! It kinda goes silver on my eye though but still pretty for a more natural look! A little sheer though :-/

  6. Tee
    May 3, 2013

    can’t wait to try these out. Milani is my favourite drugstore line!!

  7. amy
    May 3, 2013

    Sand Dunes is sooo pretty, though! I’ll pick it up if I see it, along with Almond Cream. I think I can skip the others, as I have a TON of black, and I don’t do bronze. The two browns look worth some consideration, though…

  8. HautePJ
    May 3, 2013

    Ummm, these look gorgeous. I’m really loving the bronzey nude look. They sort of remind me of the MUFE eyeshadow pencils. Have you seen these at CVS yet? My local CVS are always so behind and some of their current end caps are so bare, I have to wonder if Milani is re-doing their displays for CVS.

    • the Muse
      May 3, 2013

      hey pj unfortunately they are exclusive to only a few stores, walgreens being one but not cvs :(

      • HautePJ
        May 3, 2013

        Doh! Sorry, I totally missed it that you had it in your post. Oh well, time to go hunt down some at a Walgreens!

      • the Muse
        May 3, 2013

        np! :)

  9. Ashlee
    May 3, 2013

    I think at minimum I need the matte browns. These look really great, and I love creams and mattes so it’s kind of a home run (esp. at this price)!

  10. buggyness
    May 3, 2013

    I purchased two different shades of these last fall and despite loving the colors, I found they made my eyes water and itch, making the shadow ultimately creep and crease. The urban decay shadow pencils do the same, so I’m thinking there’s a common ingredient in both I just can’t tolerate. :(

  11. Joy
    May 3, 2013

    Thank you Muse! I was going to get only the Cafe Au Lait but the Espresso looks so good on you so I gotta get that too. Not really a fan of beige eye bases but your love for Almond sold me. I appreciate you showing how the shades translate on the skin. Have a good weekend!

    • the Muse
      May 6, 2013

      aw thanks joy so glad thise was helpful ;-D you as well!!!!!!!!!

  12. Angel
    May 4, 2013

    YAAAY! So happy Almond Cream is matte! I was sure it was gonna be frosty. Need to find this ASAP!

  13. TwirlyGirly
    May 6, 2013

    I get so frustrated with Milani and their LE collections. Here in RI, there just aren’t more than a couple of Walgreen’s that carry Milani at all (CVS carries the bulk of Milani here), let alone get any of the Milani LE stuff. We don’t have Fred Meyer or HEB in RI. So, if there’s something from a LE collection I want, and it’s exclusive to those stores, I’m forced to buy it online from Milani and pay for shipping. Very aggravating, Milani!

  14. Jen_m_sunshine
    May 6, 2013

    Can I just say how awesome almond cream is as an all over base color? New HG product for me! I REALLY hope they make these shades permanent!! I picked up 2 (1 for home and 1 for gym bag) and may have to go buy a couple more just in case! This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for!

    • the Muse
      May 6, 2013

      I def picked up backups jen! totally MUST buy ;-D great shade!

  15. OrangeLipstickBlog
    May 6, 2013

    I’m going to be having these! Milani’s shadow pencils are my FAVORITE and I love the mattes in this collection! Must have.

  16. mkdallas
    May 7, 2013

    Just got 2 Cafe Au Laits (felt anxious that I would need a backup, lol) and an Almond Cream based on your rave. Not sure how I will use that one yet, but I’m feeling the love bigtime for Cafe Au Lait. At age 55 with brown eyes, I’ve left the dark liners and shadows behind, as they look too harsh on me. Cafe Au Lait can be applied really lightly to the lid for some color and then heavier under the lower lashes to act as a liner…good stuff and I look forward to reading your reviews every day, Muse! Thanks for your blog.

    • the Muse
      May 7, 2013

      aw so happy you grabbed these dallas! do use almond cream as a base 😀 it’s perfect for brightening up eyes ;-D So glad you’re loving these. AWWW thank you for visiting me and commenting! 😀

  17. ZG
    May 7, 2013

    I am a Milani newbie and I will be purchasing these pencils for myself and my budding makeup kit.. thank you gurl..

    • the Muse
      May 7, 2013

      my pleasure zg hope you enjoy them :)

  18. TwirlyGirly
    May 9, 2013

    I just received my order from Milani for Espresso Line, Cafe au Lait, and Almond Cream. I’m THRILLED! I did not purchase any of Shadow Eyez pencils previously, because of the shimmery finish (just didn’t find them very versatile). Milani was smart to release some neutral matte shades!

    About a year ago, I began having a issue with my eyes watering. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what causes it. When it happens, though, my eyeshadow is ruined. The Maybelline Color Tattoos have worked well for me, but they offer few matte shades and those shades don’t apply as well as the shimmer shades. Like the Color Tattoos, the Shadow Eyez are waterproof, and I am thinking they just might survive relatively unscathed should my eyes begin to water. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    • the Muse
      May 10, 2013

      twirly I think the original shades were also a little loud as well so it was nice to get matte AND natural shades in the same release so glad you’re happy 😀 I hope they are budge proof for you!

  19. Brittany
    May 10, 2013

    Anybody seen these locally in the southeast phoenix metro area?

  20. Josie
    June 2, 2013

    I’ve been to four Walgreens here in Maryland in the past few weeks and i can’t find these anywhere! So sad!

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