Thursday, June 19, 2014

Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows in Designer Browns || Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

I hauled an eye shadow palette from Milani (Click HERE to read my Milani Haul blog post). I bought Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows (in color number 01, Designer Browns)The organization of the shadows of this palette and the not-so-pretty packaging is the reason I never tried any eye shadow palettes from Milani. I picked it up because the colors looked really pretty and wearable. I have used it for a few events this past month and have been loving the soft looks that I created both for day and night. I will be reviewing this palette today in this post.

Milani says:

Six intense eye color bars in one luxury compact with a double ended sponge applicator. Use individually or combine the shades for a multidimensional impact. Each collection has been expertly matched and designed to use the lighter tones to highlight, the medium and dark tones to contour. This luxurious formula glides on effortlessly. Use WET for more color impact or DRY for a shimmer effect. Due to the baked technology, our Runway 
Eyes Fashion Shadows are fragile and should be handled with care.

Use the lighter shades on eyelids, brow bones and inner corners. Apply the medium shades on the crease to contour. Blend the darkest shade on the outer corners and lashlines to add depth. Use DRY for a subtle look or WET for more color impact.

Tip: To extend the wear, apply your foundation or pressed powder on entire eyelid before applying your eye shadow. This eliminates any oils your lids may have which can cause your eyeshadow to crease.

I think:

I find the name Designer Brown rather odd as only 2 out the 6 colors from this palette are brown. I love the array of 6 colors that has been given in the palette. Colors range from very light to really dark which means you can basically use it for your entire eye look. The colors are gorgeous. The white color is beautiful for inner corner highlighting and for brow bone highlighting. The champagne color is the best one I have come across yet. Then there is a pretty pink and a nice copper color which will look gorgeous on the lids. The last two colors are browny taupy colors which look very similar to me and will be good for defining the crease. The shadows are shimmery but have very fine shimmer giving almost a satin finish and hence can be used on the crease and even a little bit above the crease.

I was always skeptical about these shadows because of the way they have been organized in the pan and I was right. It is really difficult to pick up color on the brush. The swatches above were taken by rubbing the palette against my arm. But when I tried to rub my finger on the colors and then swatch it on my arm, it was really difficult to get much color pay off. Nonetheless you can create some really pretty natural looks with this palette. There is almost no fall out and the shadows blend quiet easily. I think it is a good starter palette and a good everyday palette.

I will be posting an eye look using this palette and will post a step by step eye tutorial in one of the up coming blog posts. So keep an eye out for that.

  • Pretty colors
  • Affordable
  • No fall out
  • Good blend-abilty
  • Poor color pay off
  • Difficult to pick up color with brush
  • Weird organization in the pan

Final Verdict: 4/5

Quick Fact:
Net Wt: 0.32 oz / 9g
Price: $10.99
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***** Disclaimer: I bough this product myself and this is my honest review.*****