August 15, 2018

Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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5 stars out of 5

Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Review and swatches

Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette ($20) is a new 12-pan eyeshadow that the brand released as an early Fall 2018 launch. This it the third of four palettes (five if you count the fairly recent Gilded Desires Eye & Face Palette) that Milani recently launched. Somehow, someway Milani has decided that their calling is to launch really incredible eyeshadows palettes and I’m not complaining in the least.

The Bold Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette one of the first releases in this new larger eyeshadow palette trend for the brand and one of the first ones I tried. I proceeded to whine a good deal about the fact it cost me $20. When all is said and done I’m not really keen on paying $20 for a drugstore eyeshadow palette but I did and after trying it I don’t regret the purchase at all. It was money very, very well spent. The formula was outstanding and I had the feel and look of a mid-range eyeshadow palette. I mean I spent $59 on the Too Faced Then & Then Eyeshadow Palette which contains more shades and is a way larger palette but in the end I’m happier with the formula, texture, and pigment from Milani than I was from Too Faced. I could get three Milani Palettes which would leave me with 36 buttery eyeshadow shades in comparison to the 20 mediocre ones I got from Too Faced.

It’s pretty ironic that drugstore makeup is packed quality where as mid-range brands purchased at Sephora or on counter are becoming worst and worst.

None the less let’s talk about the Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette!

Like past palettes the Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette arrives in a medium-size gold compact with a black lacquer back that has the shade names listed at the back with the shades broken into quads to create a Weekday, Weekend, and Funday look. Of course, you can combine and mix any way you like but I appreciate the color pairings none the less. Each eyeshadow is 0.04 oz in size and the palette is Made in the USA.

As a lover of Milani, the gold packaging always turned me off but they did a good job with these palettes. They have a nice weight to them and the pretty script on the front gives the palette a chic look. Although the face plate is a magnet for fingerprints but does wipe away easily enough.

The palette’s focus is on one of my favorite shades, taupe. I can’t really do a traditional black smoky eye lately. Puffy, fined lines just aren’t mean for a smoky eye in my opinion or at least I can’t pull off one. Taupe is the solution! It’s a great shade to do a smoky eye without bring attention to any under eye woe. There’s plenty of gorgeous taupe in here to make lovers of the shade happy.

Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Soft Touch, Smokin’ Hot, Foxy Lady, Come-Hither)

Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Bare It All, Diamonds & Pearls, In the Buff, Tan-Tation)

Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Sweeter Than Chocolate, After Hours, Untamed, Naughty-Night)

The palette contains 8 mattes and 4 shimmer shades. If I could change one thing about the palette I would wish for more shimmer shades but really, the palette works on a whole and has good contrasting shades so adding more shimmer might not really benefit anything here.

All the shades have a soft, silky consistency with a buttery texture that applies and blends flawlessly with very little out and plenty of pigment. It’s a palette I can see myself getting a lot of use out of not to mention it’ll be one I can travel with very easily. I also felt like it was quite easy to use. I didn’t feel loss and confused about which shades paired well together since they all worked great together to create beautiful looks.

All in all, the Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette is a winner. If Milani keeps creating these 12-pan eyeshadow palettes I’m all about buying them!

Muse Approved.

Where to buy


Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette is a $20 palette that contains 12 shades which are 0.04 oz each. I honestly expected nothing from the best from this eyeshadow after having tried and experienced the two prior 12-pan eyeshadow palettes Milani released several weeks ago and it didn’t disappoint! The formula was smooth, buttery, pigmented, and easy to use. The shades worked great together and contrasted well to create work friendly or evening looks quickly and easily. This one was well worth a pick up!


  • Excellent assortment of shades for a work friendly or evening look.
  • Buttery, pigmented eyeshadows.
  • Great for taupe eyeshadow lovers.


  • Not available outside the Milani website as of yet.
  • Expensive (but quality is A+)


I think this is an ideal pick for anyone who wants a work friendly eyeshadow palette that transitions well for evening looks as well. It’s travel friendly and a no brainer to create really easy, elegant looks for day or night use. It’s particularly a great pick up if you’re a lover of taupe.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • kimkats

    hellstothebells…. I must have this nao. and I mean NAO!!!! that is gorgeous!!! Miliani is kicking the patooties of much more expensive brands these days, and since I’m all about the cheap, I’m all over ’em!! Plus, my local wallyworld (which is actually much nicer than most of them) has just started carrying Milani. So – GET WITH IT WALLY. Get this palette in-You have a customer waiting!

    • Laurie

      I’m really happy with this palette. And I don’t know why, but when something I bought gets a good review here, I do a little happy dance.

  • Carol G

    Hey Muse, just bought both these new palettes at Walmart for $14.97 each. So apparently they are in stores now. Or at least starting to trickle in. If people don’t want to order off the Milani website maybe they can check their Walmarts.

    • Isabella Muse

      Awesome! I’m away this week so didn’t hit up Walmart! Glad they are finally in stores!

    • Isabella Muse

      thank you! mac ripe for love blush, Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in Trendsetter with clear gloss on top!

  • Silvia

    What a feeling! Take your passion and make it happen! I’m just going to have to buy all of these! Love taupes and having Earthy Elements which I really liked I need to order all of them! Might as well get Fire also from WetnWild my heart is pounding for that one too. Walmart you got a customer! Lol!
    Last time I ordered from Walmart (luckily don’t have one near me or I’ll be in big trouble) was the Fergie/WetnWild eyeshadows and many pencil eyeliners so is been a while. Thinking of a wish list to make.

  • genevieve

    I really like these new offerings from Milani, which I think is an understated brand. Love the range of shades and they look like staples to me. It’s also great that they come in a range of finishes and would blend in perfectly for a working environment.

    On another note, Priceline (our Aus budget beauty shop) was having a half price sale on all of their cosmetics and I picked up the Maybelline Burgundy Bar, based on your recommendations. And my oh my, it is sensational! Love, love and love all those beautiful champagne and vanilla creamy shades and even the burgundy colours. The taupes were pretty too. All in all, there is not one shade I dislike, which is pretty rare for me. So thank you once again Muse!

  • Annemarie Conrod

    Isabella gives great reviews! I love her! She wears her blush well as any makeup she reviews keep em coming Isabella!