Review – Milani Black Magic Liner & Eye Glimmer

I have been enjoying the Milani Color Brilliance Eye Pencil in Green, which I give a 5 out of 5, so I decided to try Milani’s Black Magic Liner & Eye Glimmer pencils.  The pencils are double-sided and the “eye glimmer” side’s tip is thicker than the liner side. The Glimmer side can be used as a shadow or placed over the liner for a glittery look.  (I suggest, if you are going to use the glimmer side, place it over the liner or creamy shadow for the best effect, otherwise the glimmer side is utterly useless!)

Milani Black Magic Liner & Eye Glimmer
Milani Black Magic Liner & Eye Glimmer

I purchased the Blue and Black Milani Black Magic Liner & Eye Glimmers ($4.99/ea at Target.)  The liner sides are very creamy and smooth and easy to apply.  Now, the magic eye glimmer side was another story.  The blue side did not show up too well (looked rather blotchy), while the silver is vibrant and pigmented.    I wiped the Blue Magic side with a tissue and cotton swab to no avail.  I also sharpened the tip, nothing could help the texture.  I do not think I will ever use the blue magic side of the pencil. Milani needs to reformulate the blue glitter because the color is gorgeous.

Milani Black Magic liner and Eye Glimmer Swatches (Blue and Black)
Milani Black Magic liner and Eye Glimmer Swatches (Blue and Black)

I used the Black Sterling liner for a neutral church look.

Milani Black Sterling Liner from Duo Pencil
Milani Black Sterling Liner from Duo Pencil

Overall, the purchase was worthwhile and I, definitely, plan to purchase more.  I am impressed with the Milani products that I have used and swatches that I have seen.  I cannot believe I used to walk past these products in my local drugstore.  Please forgive me. 😉

Overall Rating: 4
Price [Value]: 5
Packaging Quality: 5
Would you buy this product again? Yes

UPDATE -CVS has a special on Milani, buy $10 Milani get $5 back!  *What a deal!!!*

Mix Maven

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  • Mix Maven September 21, 2008 at 8:50 PM


    Great idea. I also thought about using the magic side with a creamy Black base (i.e. MAC Fluidline, MAC Paint Pot or L’Oreal HiP Cream Liner)

  • april September 21, 2008 at 12:37 AM

    i have just purchased black magic in blue, and the darkened blue eyeliner is amazing, but the black magic part didnt show up like the sample at all, it was just blue glitter with no color like it showed in the picture. yes im dissapointed but i do love the eye liner tip. ill just have to use like a light blue eye shadow and apply the black magic side to that to achieve the look in the sample.

  • fabulessbeauty August 24, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Great review! I’ve been eyeing these glimmer liners.

  • Pumps And Gloss August 22, 2008 at 12:53 AM

    No, I haven’t, but I may check them out!

  • Chells August 18, 2008 at 11:53 PM

    Have u used MAC or NYX’s dual-sided pencils? I think that the MAC ones were LE.

  • sweetzrv August 18, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    i haven’t tried those yet… i pass those in target also.. will definitely look out for it next time i’m in target…or cvs

  • Crystal August 18, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    I love the look! I will have to try those liners out! Gorgeous!!

  • Charden August 18, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    It’s nice…

  • Jam Bella August 18, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Mix, looking good. I must check out the Milani duo liners.

  • Brit August 18, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    I have yet to try these pencils and I am a huuuuge Milani fan. I will definitely be checking them out. I can’t see myself spending a ton of money on pencils so these may be right up my alley. Fab review!! Happy Mooooonday!