Monday, June 18th, 2012

Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez
Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez

Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez

Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez ($6.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a warm champagne beige with a highly reflective, metallic finish. MAC Summer Haze is darker and more of a frosted than metallic finish. Make Up For Ever #13 is darker, less champagne. Urban Decay Sin is a touch darker and less metallic. Cle de Peau #207 is lighter. Inglot #397 is very similar but slightly less warm-toned.

Milani’s Shadow Eyez formula is touted to last for twelve hours and be water-resistant and crease-proof. Champagne Toast was the second shade I tested wear on, and it was phenomenal–it looked as good after ten and twelve hours as it did when I initially applied it.  The pigmentation was also top notch, because it was totally opaque in one pass.  It has a creamy texture that glides across the lid without a single tug or pull, and it deposits smooth, even color.

The Glossover

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Champagne Toast

A+
Champagne Toast is an excellent all-around pencil and shade to have in your arsensal. It works well for brightening eyes with little effort, but it can also brighten eyes by using it on the lower lash line to add some metallic sheen.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez
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Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez
Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez

Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez
Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez

Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez
Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez (after 10 hours)

Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez
Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez (after 12 hours)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Milani, $6.99.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Summer Haze is darker and more of a frosted than metallic finish. Make Up For Ever #13 is darker, less champagne. Urban Decay Sin is a touch darker and less metallic. Cle de Peau #207 is lighter. Inglot #397 is very similar but slightly less warm-toned.

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48 thoughts on “Milani Champagne Toast Shadow Eyez Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    I’m still so amazed at how far DS cosmetics have come. Will you be reviewing the purple at some point? Also, how easy is it to apply powder shadows over these?

    •  @xamyx I didn’t have any problems applying eyeshadow on top :)
       
      I don’t like to give out what I am/am not going to review, because I don’t guarantee I will (even if I test it) or may or may not post it soon or in six months! Sorry! I don’t want to say yes and then not do it or not do it for months.

  2. I’m so glad that the hype around these eyeshadow sticks are well warranted! These look like an excellent alternative to the Urban Decay Eyeshadow sticks

  3. Avatar of Alex Alex

    thanks for the review, christine! by any chance, do you know if it is waterline safe?

  4. jessicawong

    Omg, amazing! :D 
    Too bad I can’t find any Milani products in my country ;(

  5. Out of all of the shades, this is the one I was most excited for! At this price point, that color is beautiful and the staying power is, quite honestly, a pleasant surprise. Thanks for the great review, Christine! 

  6. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    Cool, love that it still looks great after 12 hours!

  7. nacacijin

    Again, these sound amazing. The only thing I wish they did was make it a twist-up pencil. But if having to sharpen the tip every so often is the biggest downfall, I’m all for it. Hopefully I can find these at CVS during my next shopping trip!

  8. Once online store start carrying these I’ll be ordering them for sure. (As chances are Loblaws won’t be getting these for a year in Canada.)

  9. Avatar of Rebecca Rebecca

    This is a gorgeous color!
     
    Just wondering, why did it lose a point on packaging? Is a lot of product lost with sharpening or is it the cap? That was my problem with the NYX JEPs, the cap kept sliding free and eventually cracked. :/

  10. This color is beautiful! That’s so crazy how such a creamy product can last on your lids for 10 hours and still look absolutely perfect! Don’t know that it would last that well on my very oily lids, but that’s what a primer’s for I guess!

  11. StephanieT

    You can purchase these online rigt? Because we don’t carry milani here :(

  12. Avatar of Gina Gina

    Wow! This looks incredible! The Urban Decay shadow pencils actually crease on me, and look really dry (which is a totally weird combination), so I’m definitely giving these a look! This looks like what I wanted Sin to look like.

  13. misscheriamor

    I saw this swatch online last week and today I came so close to buying it. The color is beautiful and all the colors look so pretty. Milani continues to impress me.

  14. Breanna

    I have this pencil and love it! I think I got a bad batch of the UD shadow pencils because I had Sin and ended up returning it due to the very dry texture. When I saw this pencil in Champagne Toast in my CVS I was very interested and to my surprise, this pencil was exactly what I wanted Sin to be. Hope your review urges people to buy this pencil! It’s a steal for the price (:

    • Avatar of Gina Gina

      I had problems with Sin being dry, too! Did you get it in their holiday set? But I’m glad to hear you also had a good experience with the Milani pencil! I’ll definitely pick it up now :)

      • Breanna

        Wow! That’s very interesting to hear! When I mentioned how dry my Sin pencil was to some makeup loving friends they were all really surprised because they had great experiences with it. I bought it in the full size at Ulta and also the shade Rehab. Rehab was not as dry, but I still found it to be dry enough to return both of them. Maybe they were just sitting on the shelf too long? Or could be just a bad batch but I would highly recommend the Milani pencil and don’t have the desire to pick up any more UD pencils now that these exist  (:

  15. lolliez

    I think this would look better if the edges were blended.  I’m pretty sure that is the intention.  Pretty color though!

  16. TatianeRibeiro

    Wow, i cant believe that a cream eyeshadow can support for 12 hours! This is amazing!

  17. Pamela

    Looks better on the eyes than I expected!  I thought it would be rather bland.  I stand corrected!

  18. CourtneyCampos

    This was without a primer?? Wow…I wish the NYX jumbo pencils were the same…those suckers crease in .002 seconds on my lids :(

    • Avatar of Laura lrenaud82

       @CourtneyCampos
       I know! and this is nearly an exact Dup for Yogart, i have both and this stays on so much better.

  19. Now that Urban Decay is no longer cruelty free this will be a great alternative! Thanks for the review! I love the color!

  20. Adelita

    Wow. Just WOW!!!

  21. blueraccoon

    I have got to find these around me. My local Walgreens has a tiny Milani display but none of these, and I haven’t seen it elsewhere :( but I will keep looking, or give up and order online.

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      @blueraccoon Target may carry these, if you have one where you live. The Target near me has a fairly large Milani section, especially pencil products. HTH

  22. Avatar of Alison Alison Cole

    What a formula! What a shame they don’t have more colours. I can’t see myself actually wearing any of the range on offer – maybe if they had a pewter/charcoal/dull grey or an aubergine… 

  23. Avatar of artemis artemis

    :O it lasts a LOT. the green, purple and blue would be cool to wear

  24. Katherine Sheridan

    That looks so nice, with just the kind of hot-weather staying power I need.

  25. BlushinForeignr

    Amazing! You wore this without a primer underneath, Christine? Great review…thank you!

  26. bettynova

    OMG!!! What a formula! It looks flawless even after 12 hours! WOW!!! Just WOW!!!

  27. An A for a drugstore product? Way to go Milani! :D

  28. iman1

    absolutely amazing! I NEED THIS! 
     
    this would look soooo gorgeous as an everyday eyeshadow with a matte light brown in the crease.
     
    i like the maybelline color tattoos but i dont like sticking my finger in the pot lol so this pencil will be great.

  29. EricaN

    Hi Christine, How do you think this compares to Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre in Emerveille in color? Do you think it would be a cheaper alternative? I’ve been wanting Emerveille for quite a while now, but the price is horrendous for just that thing.

  30. Avatar of An Lumi

    Not really a unique color and I probably have something like this already… but I still want it. *____*
     
    Haha, glad to hear the good review though. ^^ Thanks!

  31. This looks like a nice product! I still can’t get over the “Z” in “eyez”, though! Haha, oh well, I guess that’s not really important. 

  32. Regina

    Could you use it in your waterline?

  33. Penny

    Wow, this looks gorgeous on you after 12 hours! How did you get it to stay on? I have the exact same one and mine creases and disappears after 3 hours in normal office conditions (cool, not moving around much, lids are regular and not particularly oily). Any advice you can give on getting this to stay put would be helpful! Thanks :)

  34. Bittenhoney

    I bought this shade today and tested it out. It is amazing! Like MUFE Aqua Cream in a pencil form. I can’t compare it to the new MUFE shadow pencils, but they’re about the same as the creams. :) I’m going to be a few more. 

  35. Bittenhoney

    I bought this shade today and tested it out. It is amazing! Like MUFE Aqua Cream in a pencil form. I can’t compare it to the new MUFE shadow pencils, but they’re about the same as the creams. :) I’m going to buy a few more.