Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow Pencil Reviews, Swatches and Photos

Boasting a creamy smooth, long-lasting, water-resistant, crease-proof and paraben-free formula, Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow Pencils are new color-rich pencils that can double as both shadow and liner.

Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow Pencil Reviews

There are six great colors to choose from, including three neutrals and three brights:

* 01 Winter White is a shimmery white.
* 02 Brown Deluxe is a metallic bronze with copper sparkles.
* 03 Champagne Toast is a metallic peachy champagne.
* 04 Green Safari is a metallic green and the most unqiue color out of the bunch.
* 05 Aquatic Style is a metallic aqua blue.
* 06 Royal Purple is a matte purple.

Like my favorite Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils, these glide on just like butter. The pigmentation is unbeatable, except for Winter White and Royal Purple, which are slightly sheerer and require a few more layers to be opaque. I also like that you can apply a thin line with these despite their chubby size and they make a perfect base for powder eyeshadows and loose glitter.

As for the claim of being long-lasting, water-resistant, crease-proof? Totally true! The pencils stayed on my bare lids for 10 hours straight without shifting or fading the slightest bit, yet come off easily with an oil-based remover.

At just $5.99 a pop, these are definitely more than just a bargain. Head over to your closest CVS NOW to get some!

Winter White, Brown Deluxe, Champagne Toast, Green Safari, Aquatic Style, Royal Purple

Winter White

Brown Deluxe

Champagne Toast

Green Safari

Aquatic Style

Royal Purple

Winter White, Brown Deluxe, Champagne Toast, Green Safari, Aquatic Style, Royal Purple

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Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow Pencils are available exclusively at CVS for $5.99.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I have to go to CVS ASAP! Looks amazing, I love the 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils. Do you think Champagne Toast is a dupe for UD Sin?

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