New Milani Naturally Chic ShadowEyez Eyeshadow Sticks

milani naturally chic shadoweyez swatches review sand dunes almond milk black ink espresso line
Hello, lovelies! I've been meaning to get this review out earlier. I don't know what happened. I've professed my love for the Milani ShadowEyez Cream Eyeshadow Pencils many times before (see past reviews here). Milani released 6 new limited edition shades for their ShadowEyez range: Black Ink, Espresso Line, Cafe Au Lait, Almond Milk, Sand Dunes, and Golden Bronze. I don't have all of them, I'm missing Cafe Au Lait and Golden Bronze but I will probably get them at some point. The ShadowEyez are, in my opinion, the best cream eyeshadows at the drugstore so here's what I think of these new colors.
Formula
The formula for Almond Cream, Espresso Line, and Black Ink is exactly the same as the original ShadowEyez formula: super long wearing, easy to blend, very pigmented. ShadowEyez set quickly so try to work fast or do one eye at a time. I found Sand Dunes to be sheerer and more slippery in texture than the rest of the colors. For that, it is my least favorite. 
Packaging
The plastic cap is more resistant than the cap in the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils (which cracks very easily). Still, it can come off if you travel with these a lot or don't close it tightly. If it does come off and your pencil dries out (it happened to me with Brown Deluxe), just sharpen it to get rid of the dry layer and it'll go back to its normal creamy state. They don't dry out quickly is what I'm trying to say :) Unless they get exposed.
Why You Need These
Milani needs to make these shades permanent, seriously. They are amazing everyday colors. Black Ink is so good as a liner or as a base for a dramatic nighttime smoky eye. Almond Cream is a great alternative to a creamy eyeshadow base like MAC's Soft Ochre. It's rare to see cream eyeshadows with matte finishes at the drugstore so I consider these to be gems. Also, a lot of drugstore cream eyeshadows are too oily, crease, and can mostly only be used as eyeshadow bases. However, the ShadowEyez can be worn alone and once they set they will not budge.
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I've always loved ShadowEyez and these new colors make me love them even more. If you want to see them in action you can check out my Bronze Summer Makeup Look. I think all of them are must-haves except Sand Dunes (my least fave) which is a shame because I love the color.

You can get these at the drugstore if you live in the U.S. (or Puerto Rico). They are Limited Edition so they'll be around for as long as they have stock, I guess. Thankfully, I live near low traffic stores and always see several in stock when I go to Walgreens. For international readers, you can check Amazon or eBay. This Amazon seller has them for $11. Also, if you really want them (or any other U.S. product) you can email me and I could get some for you, put them up in my shop for you to purchase, and mail them out to you. 

Have a lovely day!
Please check out Annie's beauty blog Raspberphobia and  Velia's lovely blog Cocoamourr. (Advertising)

53 comments

  1. Wow, these look so pigmented! When I'm in the US I'll have to find them :)

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. You have too! Even if these are out of stock by then (probably) get the permanent colors. Love them! x

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  2. Oh my god, the colours are so gorgeous !!
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  3. LOVE Almond Cream and sand dunes!! Such pretty shadessssss :) x

    www.AvneeshnKaren.blogspot.com/

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  4. I really like Almond Cream! It's a very pretty shade :) I think the pigmentation is awesome aswell!

    Valérie ♥
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  5. I have to say, these look pretty darn lovely. The pigmentation is so intense and the colours are really wearable! They remind me of Rimmel's recent(ish) eyeliner releases which for a drugstore product are amazing. I don't think I'll be purchasing these (simply because of the cost of buying internationally) but if they were easier to pick up I'd definitely buy a few. xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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  6. As I opened the page and saw the picture of the pencils I didn't make much of it... Scrolling down to the picture of the swatches was like BAM! Hit me in the face with these amazing colours!!! haha I know I'm weird... But seriously, these look GREAT! i wish we could get Milani here in the UK (can we?), I'd be all over these! Thanks for the review, great as always! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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    1. We need to petition for Milani in the UK x

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  7. Oh my god the pigmentation! No words! xx

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  8. I love espresso line and sand dunes! Sand dunes is a gorgeous shade but perhaps won't be flattering on it's own. I think it would look great if used in combination with espresso line! :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  9. Gosh, these are all lovely! I'm especially a sucker for shimmery shades, so Sand Dunes is right up my alley! Could see myself wearing a shade like that every day. Will have to keep my eyes peeled for these :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  10. They look so pigmented! Sand dune and almond cream are gorgeous x

    Alavish.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. MAN are those some pigmented shadow sticks. For being a drugstore brand, Milani does a great job of releasing high quality products. You prettttty much have me sold on these!

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    1. Haha you have to try them! At least one xx

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  12. Sand Dunes is a stunning shade! really lovely x

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  13. I really want Almond Cream, but my CVS doesn't have that shade.

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  14. I love the fact that they have matte shades! These seem great (:
    xx

    inespaul.blogspot.pt

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  15. these look INCREDIBLE. it's hard to find good mattes at the drugstore! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  16. These look so nice!I'm tempted to buy one xx

    Sweet Electric Blog

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  17. I think I'll be getting the black and the almond ones!

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  18. Wow those swatches are wonderful! Will definitely be picking some up!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  19. Oooh I love the sand dunes and almond cream! Perfect colors for me :)
    I've never even heard of this brand, so thanks for the tip Coco ^^

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  20. They look absolutely gorgeous! Love Sand Dunes and Almond Cream!

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  21. OMG these are so intense and the colours are perfect! I need all of them :D
    xx

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  22. The pigmentation is unbelievable, this is great for beginners as you can use your fingers :)!!! UGH I WANT THEM NOW.

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    1. Yeah! They make for such a quick look because they blend great with fingers :)

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  23. Wow, that pigmentation of these is incredible! Sand Dunes is so beautiful!

    Charlotte xo
    charbuckss.blogspot.com

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  24. I tried this about a month ago after reading about in a magazine. It is good isn't it? So pigmented but not heavy. Really enjoyed your review, love your writing style x
    Heroine In Heels

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  25. i have to get my mitts on these! everything creases on my hooded lids, so i'm always on the hunt! great post :)

    x mai-anne
    http://maiannenotebook.blogspot.com.au

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  26. Sand Dunes is amazing! I love all of these. What a lovely post, & blog!

    www.cestunejolievie.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow these are beautiful. I hope I can find them on ebay!

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  28. Coco you've totally sold me! I need these in my life- great swatches, they look so pigmented & creamy!

    XO, Catt

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    1. You must try at least one! I love them so much x

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  29. Wow these are so pigmented, I love the shades too! I'm going to have a look online to see if I can get them shipped to Australia :) I'm loving Sand Dunes and Almond Cream!

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  30. I think I need to buy the black one.. Thanks for the share xoxo

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  31. Omygosh those all look very beautiful, Coco.
    I like Sand Dunes and Almond Cream most!

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  32. I've never tried any kind of these pencils but I have to say they do look really good and easy to use :) might have a look around and see what takes my fancy :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  33. AHHHH that almond cream looks AMAZING.

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  34. Wow these look amazing - so wish they were available in the UK!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  35. Great find!! Thanks for posting! I'll have to pick some up <3 xo Kelly http://chicnstylishblog.blogspot.com/

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  36. What stunning pigmentation! I wish Milani were available in Australia - so many products I would love to try. The matte shades in particular look incredible, especially the two middle ones!

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  37. i cant believe how dark that black is! ahh i need these haha!

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  38. I wish these were easy to get in the UK - I'd have all of the colours by now!

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