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.