Mmm…sometimes we have to eyeshadow grow up and comes to terms with the fact that nude and natural shades rule supreme in the game of aging. I love pops of color but I’m getting older and I can’t quite pull them off as well as I used too.
If you’re thinkin’ Duran Duran, leg warmers, and snap bracelets (please tell me you remember snap bracelets?) for your Summer might as well add in a few shades of bright, neon eyeshadow to go along with your stylin’.
The new Milani Paint Eyeshadow Palette has me wanting to taste the rainbow and the 80’s.
A limited edition kaleidoscope palette from Milani that features seven shades of matte eyeshadow.
The Milani Paint Eyeshadow Palette is available for a limited time in special displays at CVS so keep your eyes peeled if you’re wanting it after you read the review.
Milani did a good job with the design of the palette as it’s a rather fun kaleidoscope wheel design that features seven shades of shadow. The formula on all the shades is matte sadly so if matte and neon aren’t your thing you might want to step away. I think beauty junkies will probably just want to own it because…don’t lie, I’m sure you’ve had those makeup moments where you just wanted to own something “because”….in the case of the Paint Eyeshadow Palette I’m kinda leaning towards saying I want it just because…it’s different, unique, and kinda a fun part of my collection at the moment.
The shadows are all baked into a single powder format and come housed in a plastic flip top design compact. The design of the compact mimics that of the baked bronzer that Milani puts out size wise but has a thinner design. It’s nicely made and doesn’t feel cheap or shabby in my opinion. It does lack Milani’s traditional gold packaging which I’m not a particular fan of.
The shadows are fairly easy to dip into even though they are connected together. There is plenty of room to dabble a brush or sponge applicator in without running into other shades.
The palette is made up of bright, neon shades of blue, green, purple, yellow, orange, pink, and white.
The formula isn’t so fabulous…
As with any matte formula this runs a tad chalky and works best when applied over a cream base. I find the shades swatch badly and need an extra heavy hand to yield color pay off. Under a cream base you’ll see much better pigmentation and the shades will blend better. They blend a little harsh when applied without a good base but this is due to the matte finish and the bolder colors not necessarily Milani’s formula.
Matte are always difficult to blend and work with in my opinion so the palette isn’t suffering from a bad formula really just a bad finish.
- Anyone who loves mattes and works with them easily.
- Anyone who loves bold shades of eyeshadow.
- Anyone who loves unique and interesting shades of eyeshadow.
- Those who like owning makeup just “because…”
- Those who don’t work well with matte shadows.
- Those who aren’t keen on very bright shades of neon.
I think the Milani Paint Eyeshadow Palette proved a very unique and interesting palette. Some of the colors are a bit too much for my eyes but I really loved combing orange and yellow for a bright, sunny look plus I can lighten up the matte finish with a bit of shimmer from my own stash. I give it a little bit of a thumbs down because of the matte finish but the palette itself is fun and well made.
Heck, I admit that I just wanted it because….! Makeup junkies totally get that.
If you like bold and funky this is a great way to get it on at a budget price.
Available now at CVS for a limited time.
Will you haul it?
Seen it already?