Milani Shadow Eyes 12hr Pencil – Green Safari Review

by Nafisa on December 26, 2012 · 20 comments

Milani Shadow Eyes 12hr Pencil – Green Safari Review

Hi Ladies!!

I had reviewed the light blue color in this range here.  Today, I have a review on the green colour, 04 Green Safari. There are 4 more colors in this range – White, Brown, Champagne and Purple. The green and blue are very similar to each other in a lot of ways. If you have read the Aquatic Style review, you would know that I loved the blue one and my thoughts on this one are pretty similar.

Milani Shadow Eyes 12hr Pencil Green Safari Review

Product Description:

Big and blendable 2-in-1 color rich pencil that can be used as shadow or liner. Creamy smooth, long-lasting, water-resistant, crease-proof and paraben-free formula. The next generation of shadows that you sharpen.Apply the pencil directly to the eyelid, then blend it out with your finger or a brush. After use, always replae the cap so the tip does not dry out. Easily sharpens with Milani’s Duo Sharpener.

How To Apply:

Tip: To extend the wear, apply your foundation or pressed powder on entire eyelid before applying your eye shadow. This eliminates any oils your lids may have which can cause your eye shadow to crease.

Ingredients:

Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Peg/Ppg-19/19 Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Nylon-12, C20-40 Alcohols, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-D-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Tocopherol. +/- May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

02 Milani Green

Price:

$6.99 ~ Rs. 380/- for Net Weight: 0.1 ounces / 2.8 grams.

My Experience with Milani Shadow Eyes 12hr Pencil – Green Safari:

This product is so true to its every claim! For a cream eyeshadow, it lasts all day, literally. It does not crease on my normal lids, though for oily-skinned girls, I would definitely suggest a primer, or setting this with an eyeshadow, but the color is so beautiful that it is better to go for a primer than spoil it using another color over it that can dull this bright beautiful green! One of the reasons behind it not creasing has to be that it is so pigmented that in a swipe, you get the maximum color output and you would not need multiple swipes that would in turn later crease.

Milani has decent packaging, nothing fancy about this one, but it helps to have the same color body as that of the pencil, as it makes it easy while finding it, if you have multiple colors from this collection. The biggest downside here is that, when you sharpen the jumbo pencil,you tend to lose some product.

03Milani Green

The color is a shimmery, deep green, the shimmer being on the gold side. The shimmers are tiny and not at all glittery. Blending this eye pencil is not that easy as it starts to set on application, but you still get a minute or so to blend it out. I usually prefer blending the edges using a similar green powder color. This color does last all day on the eyelids, but on the water line, it tends to fade after a couple of hours.  You would need to set it with a powder, of similar color or translucent to ensure that it stays on longer.

In the swatch below, the left one is a single swipe, the middle one is multiple swipes, and on the right it has been blended out as much as possible. As you can see, there is hardly much difference in the single and multiple swipes color pay off.

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On the eyes, I have it on without any other eyeshadow over it, just some concealer around it.

05Milani Green

Pros of Milani Shadow Eyes 12hr Pencil – Green Safari:

  • Rich color pay off, the product is very pigmented, one swipe is always enough.
  • Works just as well on its own, or can be used as a base too.
  • Does not budge from eyelids even after 12+ hours (on normal eyelids).
  • The color – a deep beautiful royal green.
  • Can be safely used on the water line too.
  • If set with a powder, stays on all day long.
  • Eyeshadows adhere to it very well, even pigments (provided, you work immediately after placing the color).
  • Has a gold sheen to it, which looks very subtle, as the color itself sets matte.
  • When light falls on it, the shimmering effect is beautiful!

Cons of Milani Shadow Eyes 12hr Pencil – Green Safari:

  • By sharpening it, one would lose a lot of product.
  • Disappears from the waterline after 3 hours or so. Needs to be set if using on waterline.

IMBB Rating:

4.5.5, because its not available easily in India.

Do I Recommend Milani Shadow Eyes 12hr Pencil – Green Safari?

Definitely! If such colors are your thing, then you will absolutely love this product!

Will I Repurchase Milani Shadow Eyes 12hr Pencil – Green Safari?

I love cream eyeshadows and I love this shade. So, if I cannot find the same green again, I will not hesitate to get this again.

Hope you guys liked reading about this and happy Makeuping!

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Niesha December 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Thats such a pretty color. reminds me of NYX jumbo eye pencils. :)
Nice EOTD.

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm

thanku Niesha :)

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Surbhi December 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

loved the color. so pretty and bright. :) the EOTD is very beautiful :)

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Thanks Surbhi :)

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Reema December 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm

M nt sure if i ll b able to pull off this color bt surely Looks so pretty on you Nafisa. .. :) Love your EOTD’s

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

may be u can try pairing it with a more neutral color ? i myself rarely wear it on my whole lid, i did the EOTD to just show how the color does look, i wear this with a light-ish brown a lot, it gives a very wearable look :) & thanku :D

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Abeer December 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I know these pencils r sooooo wonderful

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

:) totally!

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Bee December 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Milani is such a grt brand :) loved this shade

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

it sure is, i’m loving their blush too! :)

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Parita December 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm

thats beautiful shade..so bright!

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

:) perfect for summers!

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shagufta December 27, 2012 at 9:39 am

Gorgeous color!!

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

:D thanku!

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Nidhi December 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

woow Nafisa.. u have soooo pretty eyes :-) …lovely eyes and lovely color :-) and yup the pencil is a lot like nyx jumbo… :-)

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

awwww, thanks Nidhi! :)
yup a lot lik NYX’s

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Thanku Pooja :)
pinks, corals look very good with green be it a lipstick, a blush or a dress :)
also if u wear a blue outfit & pair that with green eyeshadow & green accessories, it looks beautiful :)

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Pooh December 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Does it go well with all the skin tones ??

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Nafisa Ali December 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

yes, i’m pretty sure :) its the kinda bright green that looks good on anyone

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