Last updated on October 25th, 2018
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I venture to guess you’ve never heard of this product. Or if you have, then you’re here because nobody else talk about it.
Milani Foiled Eyeliner? What’s that?
Today we’re discussing a product that I have not heard very much about, and that is the Milani Fierce Foiled Eyeliners.
I was intrigued because I had never heard of a foiled eyeliner before.
What’s that all about? Let’s find out!
Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner
The Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner comes in a little pot containing 0.07 oz. of product for $7.99 on Milani’s website. Certain colors are available for less at Walmart and Walgreens, but it’s slightly frustrating that not all the colors are available everywhere. It’s not really tough to find, but it’s not as widespread as other drugstore products.
Milani Foiled eyeliner currently comes in four shades: Black Gold Foil, Brown Foil, Navy Foil, and Purple Foil. I’m sharing the shade Brown Foil with you today.
Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner >> Purchase at Walgreens
Packaging is alright, but the brush is the stand out
At first glance, the brush reminds me a lot of the brushes that come with Maybelline gel eyeliners. I’m not a fan of those because the bristles feel too rough on my eyes. I also find them too stiff to get an even line because it tends to grab and skip over my eyelid.
I imagined being off to a bad start. But it proved me wrong.
After actually using the brush, I’m surprisingly quite pleased. The brush is soft and comfortable on the eyes, and it picks up just the right amount of product for an even (& not messy) application.
I’m definitely keeping it in the “use it” holder, not the “keeping it so I feel better about myself for not being wasteful” holder.
Interesting texture to say the least
Now let’s talk about the product itself.
The texture of the Milani foil eyeliner is unique and is something I have never encountered. It’s moussy but dry at the same time. Unlike a regular gel eyeliner, it’s not soft and creamy. There’s really nothing liquidy about it.
You could say it’s like a cream-to-powder kind of thing, but it’s much less dense than one of those. Even though it’s dry, it still feels light and airy.
I suppose it’s kind of like a pressed pigment, although it’s not freakishly pigmented like one of those. I know, plenty of weird descriptions here. It’s like nothing I’ve ever felt before.
I was taken aback when I first stuck my finger in for a swatch, but I ended up really enjoying the texture.
Not exactly what I’d call “foiled”
When I hear the word “foiled,” I think of a super shiny, metallic finish. I was expecting to have a big, gleaming wing on my eye visible from space. Sadly, these didn’t really deliver on that claim.
The finish is more of a satin finish than your typical cream eyeliner, but it does not give that wet, metallic finish I expected.
It also contains rather large, chunky glitters. As you can see in the swatch photo, the glitters are mixed in quite sparsely and so they don’t spread evenly. You’ll get one glitter here, one there, one way over there, you get the idea. Throwing in some large glitter chunks does not qualify the product as “foiled.”
Different application methods give different results
The swatches on the bottom right were created with the provided brush. The product wasn’t completely opaque at first swipe, so I had to go back over the swatch a few times to get it to the intensity you see in the darker swatch.
Though some may find this bothersome, I actually like the versatility. Sometimes it is nice being to achieve a soft, smudged eyeliner look without blending your super intense eyeliner for so long you worry that your eyelashes may jump ship.
The swatches on the top right show what the product looks like as eyeshadow. I really like the texture when used this way. When you first place your finger on the product, it feels dry to the touch, but then it starts to melt slightly with the warmth of your skin. It makes it super easy to blend.
As before, it is not the most pigmented with one swipe, but as you can see, it does build up quite nicely. The product sets to a dry, but not powdery, texture within about 30 seconds. After that, it’s pretty difficult to move. Work quickly!
Multiple uses makes it great for traveler and beginners alike
According to the package, these can be used as either eyeliners or an eyeshadow for creating an easy a smoky eye. I thought about using it as an eyeliner on one eye and a shadow on the other, but then I thought, what if a false fire alarm goes off in my building (again!) and I have to run down the fire escape looking like a crazy?
I did test out both methods, but on different days.
Testing Milani Foiled Eyeliner for winged liner
I decided on a simple winged eyeliner look to test the staying power of the eyeliner as well as to see how it applied. The liner glides on very easily and doesn’t drag or pull, something I often struggle with when it comes to cream or gel eyeliners.
The melty texture causes the initial line to not be very intense, but I enjoy it because I am able to get a clean flick at the outer corner without worrying about the color skipping and landing up near my eyebrow. (Trust me, it’s happened.)
Once I have the shape down, I simply go back over the line and built up the color.
Some products don’t seem to like sticking themselves, so you have to get it right the first time otherwise the product giggles evilly at you and dares you to try again or admit that you lost to an eyeliner.
This isn’t one of those evil products.
I also tested it as a cream shadow
The next day, I applied the Milani foiled eyeliner as a shadow using only my finger. I skipped primer just to see how well the pigmentation hangs on to my oily lids.
As mentioned before, I really enjoy the texture, and it blends on the lids very easily. The pigmentation builds nicely, and doesn’t go all in all at once. For that reason, I think this would be a great product for makeup beginners who want an easy way to create a smoky eye without too much anxiety.
Wear time proves average
I wouldn’t consider this a long-wearing product, but it did last a good 6 hours before it started to fade and smudge slightly. It didn’t matter whether I wore it as a shadow or eyeliner, the staying power remained about the same.
Remember those chunky glitters I was complaining about earlier? Well, they fell off about 30 minutes to 1 hour after applying the liner, soooo…. I’ll let you decide whether or not that’s a good thing.
Do I recommend it?
Overall, I am happy I purchased this product and I think it will be great for those days when I want to look like I tried, but didn’t try too hard.
I can’t speak to the longevity of the product itself just yet, but I’ll definitely be back with an update if the pot is dried up and crust in like, two months.
For now, I don’t think these qualify as an absolute necessity. However, if you’re looking for something new and interesting, definitely give the Milani Foiled Eyeliner a try.
Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner >> Purchase at Walgreens
That’s all for today!
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