Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reader Swatches: NEW Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners in Enchanted Black Opal and Enchanted Lapis

NOTE: These liners are part of a large limited edition Milani collection called Bedazzled, which also contains lipsticks and nail colors. CLICK HERE to view the entire collection.

Remember that sneak peek that Milani shared a while back of their new Constellation Gel Eye Liners? Well guess what? They're now popping up at CVS! Thanks to reader Marina (@rinababytv on YouTube), I have pics, swatches and more to share with you today. Take a look...

image credit: Marina for Nouveau Cheap
Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners
Enchanted Black Opal (charcoal gray), Enchanted Lapis (blue)
(retail: around $7 each at CVS, 0.14 oz)

There is a third shade in this range (turquoise/green) which you can view HERE called Enchanted Emerald. I believe that these are permanent (not limited edition) additions to the Milani lineup, but I can't confirm that just yet. 

Keep reading for info, swatches and more...

It's a little hard to see in the above pic, but the packaging is holographic (fun!) and as you can see, each liner comes with its own liner brush. I also want to point out the size of these liners. For perspective, L'Oreal gel liners retail for about $9.99 and you get 0.081 oz of product. So you're getting almost double that amount for around $7.

Per Marina, the label on the back of these liners specifically states:

"A long-wearing, smooth-gliding gel eyeliner with shimmer overspray." 

So these do NOT have shimmer/glitter running all the way through them--just on the top. But that doesn't mean they're not beautiful. Take a look:

image credit: Marina for Nouveau Cheap
Enchanted Black Opal (charcoal gray), Enchanted Lapis (blue)

I will definitely review these as soon as I possibly can, and I recommend checking out Marina's first impressions video HERE. She looks stunning wearing Enchanted Lapis.

Have you spotted the new Milani Constellation Gel Eye Liners in your area yet? Thoughts? Again, there's also a turquoise/green shade in this range called Enchanted Emerald, which you can view here.

Thanks again, Marina, for the great photos and swatches (and video!). 
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31 comments

  1. I am even more in love that I was when you posted the sneak peek!

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    1. Me too! I'm not a huge fan of glittery liners, so I'm actually happy these aren't glitter-dense. That Lapis shade looks so deep and rich...I can't wait to get my hands on it! :)

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  2. Pretty! The other shade is Enchanted Emerald ☺

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  3. I think Enchanted Lapis it's blue, not purple, since the name comes from Lapis lazuli (that it's a deep blue semi-precious stone)... Thanks for the heads up! I want the Enchanted Lapis :D

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    1. Thanks for confirming the third shade, and also pointing out that Enchanted Lapis is blue. What's funny is that I know Marina referred to it as blue in her video, and it definitely looks blue here, but my fingers typed "purple". I think I my mind was fixating on her pretty purple nail polish! lol! Anyway, I just updated my post. Thanks again! :D

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  4. OMG Enchanted Lapis is B-E-A-UTIFUL! I hope they're permanent so I don't have to stalk the drugstores everyday to find them haha

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  5. I just saw these at Walgreens today. I went back and forth on buying the. I didn't and now I could just kick myself for not grabbing that Enchanted Black Opal. They had a small little display at the front of the store with only 6 of the eyeliners (2 of each color) I think I might need to run back over there tomorrow!

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  6. THEY'RE SO STUNNING OMG. I am so happy there are more unique gel liner options at the drugstore nowadays.

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  7. Psyched! But it'll probably be snowing by the time they get to my CVS, lol

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  8. I guess I'm in the minority here, but I'm kinda disappointed they don't have shimmer throughout. I guess I'll have to see them in person and then decide if they are worth buying or not. Thanks for letting us know they're showing up in stores...

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    1. I'm a little let down about that too, not sure it makes them unique enough to stalk now, but may try one just to see. Kinda worried that large flat jar packaging will dry out faster too.

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  9. I must hunt down the blue one! To pretty :)

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  10. Am I just not seeing these to scale or are these like, giant? If so, I'm SO in!

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    1. I do a size comparison to the L'Oréal gel liners in this post...they're very big!

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  11. These look stunning! I need to start looking for them now!

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  12. That's so lame that the awesome glitter that got everyone excited is only an overspray. However, they are huge! A ton of product at a great price. I'm still tempted to check them out when they pop up in my area. :)

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  13. I'm disappointed that it's just a shimmer overspray :(

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  14. So bummed that the shimmer doesn't go all the way through! Oh well, they are still gorgeous. I hope to see these in person soon and can't wait for your review G.! I do think that if I do find them locally (it would be a miracle) I will want one!

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  15. Just spotted these at walgreens in nyc. They were in a display with polishes and lipsticks. The display said limited edition but the products themselves didnt.

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  16. Those look wonderful, unfortunately CVS here takes forever to get new stuff. Our area must be at the end of the delivery cycle.

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  17. Ahh I want these badly!! :)) They look really pretty!!!

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  18. These look very pretty in person, especially the blue. Saw it at the Duane Reade on 52nd & Broadway in NYC. I haven't bought it though...yet ;)

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  19. Oh, just read that the glitter doesn't run throughout. I think if I'm buying something glittery I'd want that. Oh well.

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  20. I had raccoon eyes after an hour or two. Oily eyelids + these are a no go - and I used primer. :(

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