Milani’s Shadow Eyez Holiday Romance collection review

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  • Manufacturer: Milani Cosmetics
  • Availability: available beginning October 2013 through drugstores and midrange "all-in-one" stores (Ulta, CVS, Rite-Aid, Fred Meyer, et cetera) also through various etailers (ie,,
  • Contains: 6 eye pencils
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6 for .1 ounces / 2.8 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Milani’s Shadow Eyez Holiday Romance collection

I fell in love with Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencils at just the right time to snag these colors from Cherry Culture. I’m glad I got the chance! The Royal Purple shade in the regular lineup is nice enough, but I also wanted some deeper and softer purples. I found them in this collection, along with a solid-coverage metallic silver, and a glittery black shade.

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Three eyeshadows, swatched: Charming Black, Lovely Frost, and Midnight Romance Three eyeshadows, swatched: Plum Amour, Romantic Violet, and Snowy White

As with the other Shadow Eyez pencils, these perform best for me if I put them over a primer of some kind. The points are thick enough that I can't really use them for lining unless I use a liner brush to apply the product, rather than the pencils - but that isn't too much of a barrier, personally. The color stays malleable for a few minutes for cleanup/smudging, and then sets in place for the better part of 12 hours.

This collection contained:

  • Charming Black — deep black sparkle
  • Lovely Frost — metallic silver shimmer
  • Midnight Romance — vivid deep purple sparkle
  • Plum Amour — metallic medium red-plum shimmer
  • Romantic Violet — dusty muted lilac shimmer
  • Snowy White — white matte

My favorites out of this collection are Midnight Romance and Charming Black, with Lovely Frost coming in a very close second. Apparently everyone else agrees with me, especially on the Charming Black - because as of August 2014 I can find the other colors available for purchase on Ebay and Amazon, but no Charming Black anywhere to be found.

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