Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Eyeshadow Palettes are available in four permanent shade selections for Spring 2015. These aren’t quite a cream eyeshadow but more of an eye gloss or as Milani calls them, an eyeshine…!
I know one thing, Fierce Foil Eyeshine comes just in time to take on the current metallic Spring trend we’re seeing! Seems metallic eyes are huge this season and these palettes bring the look on the cheap!
But they have a few quirks that might prove irritating for many.
Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine come housed in a gold compact with a clear lid and are available in four shade selections two of which are warm color palettes. Each palette contains a rubberized applicator which can be used to apply the shadows. Milani says to tap the applicator into the color and start close to your lash line and slowly blend and build up to create a jewel look. The rubber drags a bit during application and I experienced problems applying with it. You might want to use the applicator to apply color and just blend out with fingers so you experience less of a patchy finish during application.
I love these. They are visibly so very beautiful and remind me of Stila’s Jewel Eyeshadow Palette from Spring 2010. I don’t however, love how difficult the formula is to work with.
At a glance they do look very metallic and liquid metal-like in the compact but they have major chunky glitter and shimmery so I don’t know if they quite classify as a metallic finish. On eyes, applied in a certain way, you can def get a super shimmery, glittery look but again, not quite what a true metallic finish.
Milani created them with a black base so that the colors would be intense and true to pan. They succeeded well with this in most cases as some of the colors really apply true to color such as the golds and browns. I had issues with the blues and purples applying considerably sheerer than what you see in the pot and even after building the colors still blended away to a sheer finish. Out of the four palettes I thought the best color pay off and pigment came from the two neutral, natural shade selections entitled Milan and Florence. However, the purple (Rome) and blue (Venice) palettes were sheerer but these are workable, tell you more about that in a bit!
Milani Venice Fierce Foil Eyeshine
Milani Rome Fierce Foil Eyeshine
Milani Milan Fierce Foil Eyeshine
Milani Florence Fierce Foil Eyeshine
The formula isn’t quite a cream shadow but feels more like a gel and apply slick with an eye gloss-like texture. Unfortunately the shadows never truly set which means they smear, migrate, and crease a good deal around the eyes. I have no idea how but after application I had glitter all over my face and under my eyes. These aren’t a powder but they have the fall out issues of one. Within an hour of application they crease badly with eyeshadow primer applied. They also tend to migrate to the corner of my eye area and onto my forehead somehow, they just like to smear around and migrate every which way from Sunday. Application is messy and wear is equally messy. I have drier eyes and these are a nightmare
Once applied, they look amazing! Particularly Milan and Florence. They have a beautiful shimmery liquid metal finish that’s divine!
Now you’ve heard all the bad news….
Here’s the good news.
They are workable. I tried powdering my eyes, priming prior, etc…and nothing really works. They still have absolutely no set time and they remain “wet” throughout the wear. My work around is to wear them on top of powder eyeshadow. I apply shadow and I dab a little of the Fierce Foil Eyeshine on top! They intensify my eyeshadow plus they add a nice bit of shimmer to shades. Best part? No issues with smearing or creasing or migrating! I prep with my shadow primer, apply my powder eyeshadow, and proceed to dab a little of the eyeshine on top. I get considerably better wear with this method plus the purples and blues look really intense and gorgeous on top of a powder shadow in a similar shade.
Korres Plum Eyeshadow, Blueberry Swirl and Frosting Eyeshadow from the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
Milani Rome Fierce Foil Eyeshine Applied on Top of Korres Plum, Milani Venice Applied on Top of Blueberry Swirl, Milani Milan Applied on Top of Frosting Eyeshadow
Frosting Eyeshadow (powder) with Milani Milan Fierce Foil Eyeshine applied on top
Unfortunately, Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine can prove a challenge to work with and will be disappointing if you wish to use them on their own! They aren’t for the shimmer and glitter hates out there that’s for sure plus oily lids will absolutely dislike this formula. But if you don’t mind combining them with your favorite powder eyeshadows you might just fall in love with these. They definitely look pretty darn amazing if you take a little time and patience to apply them using a different method! However, the formula alone can prove very messy and very frustrating to work with.
Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine are available now at drugstores.
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