Milani Powder Eyeshadows are a new range that include 12 colors in two finishes, Satin and Matte, that will be popping up in drugstores shortly if not already (I’ve seen them in CVS recently).
Milani already had single powder shadows but I can’t recall every trying them having always been terribly smitten with their sparkly Runway Eyeshadows.
I’m breaking this up into two posts. The first six shadows I’m featuring today are the satin ones and I’ll be reviewing the matte next week.
Take a peek!
These retail for under five each at drugstores ($4-$4.49 per shadow) and contain a whooping 0.11 oz of eyeshadow. That’s a lot of shadow for under five bucks!
The shades are all gorgeous and there’s a mix of both vibrant and natural colors to choose from although I found the six satin shades are dominated by more nude, natural colors like brown, bone, and gold with a few vibrant colors like purple and teal. If you prefer more popping shades of color this selection is a little lacking so you might want to check out the matte shades for the more bolder color selection.
I loved all the shades but ones that really stuck out for me as special were Tickled Pink a soft baby pink with an iridescent-like gold to it and Caramel Brown, a lovely light golden brown.
Purple Shock, Just Perfect, Gold Dust
Tickled Pink, Pearl, Caramel Brown
The satin formula has a velvet, soft texture that has a buttery feel on lids. It applies with minimal fuss if you use a sponge applicator but you’ll see some fall out with a brush since the shades are loosely packed and kick up a fair bit of product as you swirl a brush in them. They are nicely pigmented and build easily on lids without looking cakey or feeling heavy. I find the wear time on my dry lids without primer is about four or five hours before I see signs of creasing. Color stays true and vibrant for the entire wear but the creasing action does set in around hour five. With primer, which I rarely go without anyway, I see an eight hour wear time with minor creasing into hour nine and major creasing into hour ten.
I think they might prove a little bit of a disaster for oily lids as you’ll really need to take special care and attention at prepping prior to use as I see them as a potential crease-fess on a lid oilier than my own do to the looser formula of the shadow.
The colors aren’t lack sparkle of glitter but still have a nice glisten on lids without looking frosty. They work beautifully as a single color shade but they go a little muddy if you want to play with them together or incorporate another shadow from your collection into a look so a little TLC when blending and contrasting with other colors is needed.
Overall, the formula is gorgeous at this price as is the generous size of each pot shadow. I loved the natural shades in this selection and felt the formula proved to be a lighter weight version of a Stila shadow sans the frosty finish and heavier velvety texture. I highly suggest snagging Tickled Pink, Pearl, Caramel Brown, and Gold Dust.
These will be launching shortly at drugstores like CVS and Walgreens. Check your Milani display as they will be available as part of the general catalog and not a limited edition release.
Will you be purchasing these when they launch?
Any shades you love here?
Have you tried the older Milani single eyeshadows?
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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