One might conclude that I’m smiling in this pic because…hello, pigment! Hello, glitter! Hello, shine!
So many fun things, right?
But I’m actually smiling here because when I snapped this pic, I was about to remove this eye makeup. Because, gosh…this Eye Pigment from Milk Makeup, which is available in 11 $24 shades in the permanent line, was so hard to work with!
What a bummer, because I thought it looked super cool when I swatched it.
The Eye Pigments are shimmery, concentrated cream eyeshadows that come in a tube, and when you squeeze a little on the back of your hand, then start working them around with a finger or a brush, they dry like BAM! Like, instantly. I’m serious. They’re dry in less than 10 seconds, so you have to move REALLY fast.
Now, I can put on my makeup fairly quickly most of the time, but these are ridiculous! I can’t work that fast. It’s almost impossible for me to blend the edges before they set.
You can see in the top pic that my shadow goes up higher on one lid than it does on the other, because I was trying to do both eyes at the same time…which was a bad idea in hindsight. The shadow dried too fast!
But wait, there’s more! I also tried layering the pigments with each other, but the creams looked heavy and bumpy and thick on my lids.
Aaand, then I tried layering powder shadows on top of them, and oh, boy, was that a mess. Really, I couldn’t get anything to blend on top of them at all.
Needless to say, these aren’t my favorite products in the Milk Makeup line… If you’re going to get anything eye makeup-related from Milk, and I think you should, because I still think it’s a great brand, I’d go for the beige Eye Vinyl in Bridge instead.
Bridge is way easier to use than this, and that glossy finish is very in right now.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,