I adore this eye shadow, no, let me rephrase... I WANT to adore this eye shadow.
For starters, CVS had it at 75% off, I paid less than $2, can't beat that.
Milani has several gorgeous shades, but this one spoke to me, so into the shopping bag it went.
This is a very versatile product. It comes in a squeeze tube (hooray for sanitary and convenient packaging!) that looks very classy. It's a cross between a gel and liquid product that can be layered for a dramatic sparkling look, or on top of an eye shadow for some extra glam. What lady doesn't want some extra glam?
But alas, this product burns my eyes like no other. Starts as a slight discomfort, then grows and grows till I wash it off. What a shame. I love this product to pieces, and it's wonderfully manufactured. Therefore, I won't give it a low rating just because of my finicky skin. It will probably work just peachy for others. Those with sensitive eyes however, be warned.
Crystal Eyez is a new product from Milani. Crystal Eyez are gel eyeshadows with heavy glitter. I found these at CVS for $7.49. There are about 7 beautiful shades in this collection from purple to green and gold. I purchased a color called Lovely & Luminous which is a charcoal base with multi-colored glitter in it. I have to admit, these shadows look so much fun and so pretty in the tube. However, once applied, they are very sheer. These shadows remind me of those cheap little girl play makeup kits. At age 34, I do feel a bit silly wearing this shadow but I do love a little fun in my makeup. After watching youtube, I believe these are meant to be a base or topcoat for a regular shadow. Crystal Eyez doesn't look good when applied alone because they are too sheer and blotchy. Also, this shadow doesn't have good staying power at all. They are not sweat proof or water proof and they wipe off very easily. If you wanted to add omph to a smoky eye, this type of shadow will be nice to top over the lid or "v" area. Overall, I'm just not that impressed with Crystal Eyez.