I dream of a world where every eyeshadow on the market lasts from dawn till dusk! A world where shadow pencils like Milani’s purposefully misspelled Shadow Eyez 12 HR Wear Eyeshadow Pencils last long enough to make it through three cups of ginger tea (two words: tummy troubles) spaced four hours apart, and Aquatic Style, my favorite of the six shades, glows strong through six spontaneous chair dance sessions spread out across the entire day … because there’s nothing quite like seeing that electric teal flashing back at you in the mirror as you rock out to that part at the end of Wanna Be Starting Something. “Mamma say, mamma saw, mamaco saw!”
And most of all, I dream of a world where these $5.99 pigmented pencils last long enough to endure a full 12 hours of being ignored by the huskiest tabby in Novato, who, yes, is back to hating his gravy chef/admin assistant once again.
A full 12 hours? Do dreams really come true?
Like a powerful pegasus sweeping down from my multi-colored makeup dreams, Milani’s Shadow Eyez Pencils deliver saddlebags filled with pigment and shine, and a texture so smooth and soft that it makes baby bunnies envious.
Shadow Eyez Pencils from the left: Winter White, Brown Deluxe, Champagne Toast, Green Safari, Aquatic Style and Royal Purple
Shadow Eyez 12 HR Wear Eyeshadow Pencil, $5.99 each (another new product; available in six shades, exclusively at CVS/Pharmacy)
Shadow Eyez Pencils: Winter White, Brown Deluxe, Champagne Toast, Green Safari, Aquatic Style and Royal Purple
But whether I wear them with or without primer, they succumb to the lassitude on my combination dry/oily lids after only four hours.
Four hours… Where’s the 12-hour love, Milani?
Before testing them, I thought that if these managed to last 12 hours, they’d make great beach buddies on account of their longevity and water resistant claims (of course, the swatches on the back of my hand didn’t fare well when I placed them under running water and rubbed at them a little).
Now, if Milani were able to reinforce their water resistance and up the wear time of these to the advertised 12 hours, HOLLA! They’d have the wear time of the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils (love ‘em, but they’re so hard to blend) and the silky style of the NYX Jumbo Eyes.
But hey, if you need a bright, shiny fix and don’t mind having to reapply halfway through the day, at least these are only $5.99.
PRICE: $5.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available exclusively at CVS/Pharmacy stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Mine flew by in a flash! — which is good for a Monday, I guess.
I don’t have much planned for tonight other than deep cleaning my makeup brushes (still lovin’ the Burt’s Bees soaps) and watching the finale of The Voice.
My money’s on the rocker chick.
Oh, I may also stop by Target. I need some boring but necessary stuff like dish soap and paper towels.
In completely unrelated, random news, El Hub’s trying to get me to take a martial arts class. He wants to us check out a jiujitsu class tomorrow night.
I’ve always wanted to take a martial art, but I’m not sure how I feel about rolling around on a mat with a strange dude’s armpit up in my grill. Well, actually, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like it.
I do like the idea of burning enough calories in a single workout to justify eating a big plate of greasy garlic shrimp and two scoops of rice…
Not sure where that came from. I think I’m hungry.
I’d cut a b*tch for a garlic shrimp plate from Savage Shrimp on Kauai…
Have you ever taken a martial art? What did you study?
Look out, Tuesday! Here we come!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,