January 29, 2015

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner are a Spring 2015 launch of cream eyeliners that will be permanently available in four shades. Metallic seem to be a big Spring trend particularly metallic eyes and Milani really embraced that this year with not only these eyeliners but the release of their new Eyeshines.

I think you might just be surprised how incredible these Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliners look on eyes!

Take a look below!

I should start out by saying Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner won’t be a formula everyone loves but I have to admit, I adore these!

Milani Fierce Foil liner

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliners

These come in four shades each of which has a blacked base and what Milani calls a foiled finish. I honestly, don’t feel they are foiled or metallic in finish and the black base actually dominates the shade considerably so it’s kinda hard to tell the colors apart once they are on your eyes. These have flecks of gold and a bit of sparkle but as far as metallic or foil goes, well, that could prove disappointing as that doesn’t translate onto eyes at all.

This formula is somewhat of a hybrid that’s part powder, part cream. They are dense on the top layer and creamier as you run your brush through. The texture is interesting as it feels powdery but it’s also creamy at the same time!

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner

Milani Fierce Foil liner brush

Milani black gold foil Fierce Foil Eyeliner

Milani Black Gold Foil Fierce Foil Eyeliner

Milani brown Fierce Foil Eyeliner

Milani Brown Foil Fierce Foil Eyeliner

Milani navy foil Fierce Foil Eyeliner

Milani Navy Foil Fierce Foil Eyeliner

Milani purple foil Fierce Foil Eyeliner

Milani Purple Foil Fierce Foil Eyeliner

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner swatches

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner Swatches (Black Gold Foil, Purple Foil, Brown Foil, Navy Foil)

I have to line and reline my eyes with these as they apply sheer at first pass. They also have the same problem the Eyeshine Eyeshadows do which is the fact they never really set. On the upside, I have drier eyes so I didn’t have an issue with them smearing but if you have oily lids they will likely be a disaster! I can see these smearing, fading, and just being a major issue if you have oily lids. For myself, I got around a six hour period of wear from them before the color faded a fair bit. During this time I didn’t notice them smearing thankfully but during the application they do kinda smear across your lash line as you work which makes it difficult to get a super straight line, they are kinda slick! You can kinda see how my liner is a little wonky…!

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Brown Foil

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Navy Foil

These come with their own eyeliner brush for application which is a lot like the Bobbi Brown mini eyeliner brush! It’s nice but I think a flat head liner brush gives me a little more control during application with this formula.

On the upside, I have to admit, I love the way they look on my lids. They have a super high maintenance formula that most people are going to hate but I think they look pretty darn amazing once I applied them as you can see below (or at least I think they look great).

In the end, Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner are likely best a pick up when they are on sale but don’t pay full price for these! The formula is a mess and very difficult to work with but if you’re willing to put up with the drama, I must say, they look pretty darn beautiful on eyes!

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner are available now at drugstores.

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Amy

    I bought the purple shade of this, and I quite like it as an eyeliner. It sort of reminds me of the Makeup Forever Black Tango Palette, those shades were also hard to tell apart once applied to the lids. For the price, however, these are very nice. I see myself buying the other shades! Great review as always, Muse!!

    • Isabella Muse

      oh gosh yes I remember that palette, those were very blackened shades! YUP! same here, the shades are hard to tell apart, the black base makes them all the same! Aw thanks Amy! <3!

  • Laura

    Are they similar in texture to the Physicians Formula shimmer eyeliner pots?

    • Isabella Muse

      not really no, PF’s formula was creamier, these are a little more dense.

  • Danadoo

    None for me, thanks. i have zero tolerance for eyeliners that have so many issues. i expect my eyeliner to go on dark and perfect with one swipe and set to a finish that lasts all day untill I decide its time to come off! I already spend wayyyy too much time reapplying my lipstick throughout the day, i’ve got no time for high maintenence eye products! these situations always make me wonder who the heck is testing and APPROVING sub par products!

  • Peggy

    I’m very oily. I got the purple and had high hopes. I’m sad to say by lunchtime this has faded for me. I’m going to try with a powder over the top. I love Milani in general and I really want to love this. The color is gorg! Love your reviews as always Muse!!

    • Isabella Muse

      i picture them being a nightmare for oily eyes peggy! so sorry! Aw thanks 😀 <3!

  • Katherine T.

    Thanks for the heads up. I have oily lids, so these would be a disaster for me. I’ll stick to my Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner pots – some of them have shimmer, too. They are pricier but your eye makeup (as well as the pot itself) will last forever.

  • Rebecca

    That’s a bit sad for those of us with oily lids, they look lovely otherwise

  • fancie

    This formula seems like it’s pretty similar to the Constellation Gel Liners and I really enjoyed those. I’ve been holding back on picking these up but I think I’m going to grab one or two the next time I hit CVS. All of them look beautiful!