February 2, 2015

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines - all 4 - swatches, review

Hello, Beautiful!

I'm all about shimmer and shine in my eye looks, so the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines really caught my attention. First, I want to point out that these are not a powder product; I know some people were confused on that and I just wanted to make sure that was noted from the start. These are a cream formula that have a more sheer base to them to give a more diffused glossy look (although some shades are more pigmented than others).

If you want to read more about the product and my review, check it out after all the pics!

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine
Shades: Milan, Rome, Florence, Venice
Continue scrolling down to see more pics of each individual shade.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine
Shade: 01 Milan

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine
Shade: 02 Rome

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine
Shade: 03 Florence

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine
Shade: 04 Venice

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Info & Review
Cost: $9.99 retail (0.14 oz full size)
Availability: Available on the Milani Cosmetics website, at CVS and other select Milani retailers.
My Rating: 2 out of 5 Kisses for the lighter shades in each palette - 3.5 out of 5 Kisses for the darker colors in each palette. Overall, 3 out of 5 Kisses


Rocking, runway-inspired metallics... Get ready to glimmer, shimmer, shine!

This isn't a shadow, it's a shine. Formulated with exclusive, multidimensional pearlescence, this extraordinary eye-enhancer gloss is truly game-changing. The eye gloss can be swept on bare lids for a shine without stickiness or tackiness. Available in four shade quartettes named for Italy's starriest, most beloved cities, the glosses mesmerize with special effects from translucent shimmers to rich opaque metallics. Get the shine, shine, shine without the tackiness of a traditional gloss. Wears better than the average gloss, 2 to 6 hours. Reapply as needed. An effortless addition to your makeup routine, the Fierce Foil Eyeshine is runway inspired and "real way" designed.

Available in 4 different quads:
  • 01 Milan - chic nudes and neutrals
  • 02 Rome - lush lavenders and smokey purples
  • 03 Florence - molten gold, rose and bronze
  • 04 Venice - frosty white and ice-cool blues


When I first received these I thought they looked really pretty and I couldn't wait to photograph them so I could dip my fingers in and start swatching! I had seen some good reviews and also a lot of negative reviews on this product, but I still kept an open mind through my testing phase.

Upon dipping my fingers in these I found out just how creamy these really were. I knew they were a cream product but I was expecting them to be a bit more solid. They are almost too creamy, as you can really put a big dent in them if you aren't careful.

Out of the four quads, my favorite is Milan -- but Florence is so close in shades that you really couldn't go wrong with either. In fact, I don't think you need both. Florence is just a bit deeper with a more rose gold accent shade over Milan.

Let's get into each quad and what I think of each of the four shades within each quad. To talk about the shades in each quad I will name them 1, 2, 3 and 4. Shades 1 and 2 are top from left to right. Shades 3 and 4 are on bottom from left to right.

Milan -- This is my favorite of the four quads and out of the two neutral palettes, I'd choose this one. In this quad shades 1 and 2 swatch with the least pigmentation and are most patchy/sheer. These, I feel, are best as inner corner accents, highlights or toppers. Shades 3 and 4, however, apply beautifully. Very creamy and smooth with great even pigmentation. Shade 4 being the one that applied the best.

Rome -- This is the palette for purple lovers! This palette I feel like only shade 4 swatched with the smooth, creamy, even application. Shades 1, 2 and 3 seemed to be much more sheer and patchy - especially shade 3. But, shades 1 and 2 are still much more workable than shade 3. I really feel like the tones of purple are very pretty. Shade 1 is such a gorgeous lavender shade, while shade 2 is much smokier and more my style purple. Shade 3 is just very sheer and honestly I don't even recommend it other than maybe a topper. Shade 4 is gorgeous.

Florence -- This quad is such a close match to Milan; I feel like like just switch the layout and deepened them a bit. Below are both palettes swatched so you can compare them next to each other. Shades 1 and 2 swatch and apply the best. Shade 3 is very sheer and patchy. Shade 4 is sort of in between, but still has a pretty rose gold tone to it.

Venice -- I'm not very much into blue shades, so this quad was my least favorite. I also feel like the shades in this quad applied the worst. All but shade 3 seemed to be sheer and/or a bit patchy. Shade 3 is actually very pretty and is more of a smokey blue-based gray that I would use, but it doesn't justify buying the whole palette for me. You'd have to really like to want to use the two blue shades - which actually are pretty accent shades if you wanted a colorful pop to your lash line.

As far as application goes, these come with a silicone applicator, which works for picking up the cream product but not the best, and you'd have to clean it off well in between shades. I highly suggest using your finger for application; it will give you the best color payoff and application. You can use a brush to blend the edges if needed.

Overall, I think I was far more pumped about this product than it ended up being (for me personally). I like these but I think the price point is a bit steep at $9.99 each, so try to catch a sale if you want to try one. I also think these are too creamy, and if you have oily eyelids you definitely need to apply a primer. You can top with powder shadows too. I have been topping with loose shimmer powder because it sticks well to these before they set.

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of this product? Have you tried this, or would you consider adding this to your beauty wish list? Discuss in the comments below!

xoxo with love & beauty,
Crystal Valentine

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. However, these products were sent to me for consideration. I am not being paid to make this post, nor has the company influenced me in any way. I have made this post because I wanted to, not because I had to. These are my honest opinions, thoughts and experiences.

1 comment:

  1. ow it's too cute! i love the shade of purple :)) nice review dear! :)

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