Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine in Florence, $10
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Florence comes in 4 shades: A copper, bronze, gold, and champagne color.
All of these are very metallic and shimmery.
On my lids, you can see that there are flakes of gold-like particles. These actually adhere quite strongly on my lids and was very hard to remove. The eyeshines are not meant to be a regular eyeshadow, but rather a gloss. To me it isn't as sticky as some people would refer to as Mac Cosmetics' eyegloss (Cinderella collection), but it is enough to feel odd applying to my lids at first.
Application/Texture: It is more on the glossy side and when you press into the product you can definitely feel it is slightly wet/damp. On the lids, however, they apply dry and do not feel sticky or heavy. The eyeshines do not transfer and are natural feeling.
Staying power: I notice slight creasing on my oily lids with no primer after 5 hours of wear. If I apply more product, then it will start creasing sooner. I feel that if you don't have oily lids, you may not have this problem.
Scent: none detected
Removal: The removal process could be tough as the small gold-like particles are hard to budge. However, with waterproof makeup remover, I was able to get it off with just spending slightly more time on it.
Overall: Though I like the idea of a new eye product, I feel like this gloss is a little too intense for me. Also, the gold-like particles make it very hard to blend and remove. I don't wear very intense eye makeup so I feel like this isn't really up my alley. However, if you love to play up your eyes, I could see this product as a great summertime wear!
What are your thoughts?