Milani Fierce Foil Eye Liner | Review

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I was seeing reviews of the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliners everywhere I wandered, online and while intrigued by the dark, shimmery goodness, I wasn't going to turn myself inside out to try to get my hands on them. I lucked into a full Milani display at the old CVS across town from me, tho so I picked up two of the shades, Navy and Brown. How boring. Why didn't I pick up some of the other colours while they were available? I always default to the neutral.


In each package is a small pot of creme eye liner and a small, short handled liner brush with soft, synthetic bristles. The brush isn't bad, it gets the job done but I prefer a sharp, precise angled brush for applying creme and gel liners.

The liner lives in a shiny gold tone plastic pot with a clear plastic top with Milani emblazoned on it in gold. I like that I can see at a glance what colour is in the pot. I don't have to pick it up or look at a label. Speaking of which, that is on the bottom, offering the shade name, product weight and so on.


Open the lid and the creme liner inside looks somewhat dry and quite sparkly. As I pick it up with my brush one notable characteristic is that it feels a bit stiff. After I work it with my brush, it softens up a bit. I like to take my brush from the pot to the back of my hand to remove excess and refine my brush edge before application and the liner feels pretty fluid and smooth by then.

Application on the lash line is pretty good. Fairly smooth and easy. This liner wants to try to clump a little; due, no doubt to it's shimmery nature. It's best to not have too much liner on the brush, but you need enough to apply the line without having to go back to the pot, over and over. I can't get a line in one, fluid sweep with this liner. It just doesn't happen. Once I got the hang of working with it, I was able to minimize dips, tho. There is a little bit of a learning curve with this stuff. It's worth it.


Swatches of the Milani Fierce Foil Eye Liners on the back of my hand. Brown Foil is a warm brown with gold and coppery shimmer particles. Navy Foil is a navy blue with blue and silvery sparklies.



On my eyes. I'm wearing Navy Foil in these photos.

Pigmentation of the liner is good, not superior. I find that I need to go over my line a time or two to get a fully opaque line. As I mentioned earlier, this liner wants to clump, wiping the excess liner off the brush helps with that. If a clump is deposited, running over it with the brush easily smooths it down. This liner gives plenty of time to work with it, to get it in place just as I like it, then it sets to wear for hours and hours without transferring or smearing. A transfer proof liner is crucial for me, with my hooded lids. If a liner stamps from my lash line to my lid, it's a deal breaker. I do appreciate a little bit of fading by the end of the day but it's pretty minimal.

Overall, this eye liner is quite good. I think that is is a solid performer and well worth the price. I recommend it. If you can still find these liners in your local CVS or other retailers that carry Milani or you want to order online, grab some while you can. I think that you'll be pleased.

Have you tried the Milani Fierce Foil Eye Liners? Talk to me, tell me what you think.

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38 comments

  1. If the Canadian dollar ever goes up, or the American goes down, I'm sooo getting these! (We don't have these where I am, just a pitiful selection of other Milani products). It's too overpriced to buy them online, factoring in the exchange rate. Blah. But I hope to one day get my gleeful hands on the them! Great review!

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  2. Thank you! The exchange rate is a bummer, but I hope that you can get some, soon. Do you have friends on this side of the border who can mule for you? lol

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  3. I love the Navy!!! It's definitely my favorite of these.

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  4. These colors are very pretty! I tried them before, but they didn't want to stay on my oily eyelids :(

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  5. Great review on these eyeliners. I've heard mixed reviews on them but they seem okay to me. I'm not a fan of anything sparkly in my eyeliner though.

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  6. Great review! These definitely aren't bad for the price!

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  7. I bought the brown first and then picked up the navy and purple. Like you said they aren't perfect but there is something compelling about them and they do last well.

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  8. These are so pretty, I have the navy and brown.

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  9. Brown foil is so pretty!

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  10. I wish I could have gotten the brown one, but it was sold out online. Maybe I'll luck across one. I picked up the black and navy, but haven't tried them yet. I'll make sure I have a little time to practice when I do get them out.

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  11. I love using these as a base for eye looks!

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  12. Allison @neversaydiebeautyMarch 28, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    I love these liners. I haven't had any problem with clumping using my angled liner brush. In fact, they go on very easily and smoothly and I am eyeliner challenged ;) I think the shades you bought - brown, navy - and another color - is it purple or green - are my favorites.

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  13. I love Navy Foil. Bummer about the clumping though. Glad it's transfer-proof. Eyeliner marks on the lids - ugh!

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  14. No, I wish! LOL. But when I travel down to the States (usually once a year, I definitely do a haul!). :)

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  15. Ha I loved your swatches. These seem really nice too.

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  16. I hope that these will be available, then. They are worth picking up.

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  17. That's a bummer. Oily lids is not a problem for me, anymore.

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  18. They are quite nice. If you don't like sparkle in your liner, these wouldn't be your cup of tea.

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  19. Thank you. I agree. They are good value for the money.

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  20. Indeed. I think that they are good performers.

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  21. Navy and brown seem to be the power couple!

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  22. It is pretty. You should have it for your eyes.

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  23. They aren't difficult to work with... Just want a little care and they need a couple of layers for best opacity.

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  24. I hadn't even thought of that. I'll need to try it.

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  25. The clumping isn't bad... They are small and smooth out easily with my brush. I am also liner challenged! Badly. lol I can manage pencils and gels, tho.

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  26. Navy is so pretty. The clumping isn't bad, especially if you wipe the brush, before taking it to your eye and they smooth easily with the brush so it isn't a big issue. Yeah... Liner has to be transfer proof, for me. I have hooded lids for days and liner that stamps is a no go.

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  27. Thanks. They are nice. Not stellar but good, solid liners, definitely good value for the price and worth having in your collection.

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  28. I love using Navy in my upper lash line... it really makes my brown eye spop.

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  29. It looks really pretty on you! I love the price tag too

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  30. It is hard to find liners like this with actual glitters so I tend to overlook some of the difficulty :)

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  31. It is. They aren't too difficult, really. Pretty easy to smooth over. I just roll with them and they work out. :D

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  32. Thank you so much. I like the price, too. More money for more stuff.

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  33. Blue with brown eyes is the most fabulous!

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  34. it looks nice on you :) love both shades and nice review

    eye kohl

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