Milani has a new limited edition collection of gorgeous ocean-inspired makeup, Bella Blue, for Summer 2014. Like all Milani colors, the shades are knock-out amazing!
The collection includes:
- 3 mascaras in different buildable shades of blue: Bella Blue, Mediterranean Blue, Azure, $3.99
- a prismatic blue Nail Lacquer, Bella Blue, that’s part of their Gold Label series, $4.99
- Bella Blue Lip Art, a medium blue lipstick with a silver shimmer, $3.99.
The Bella Blue Collection is available at select Walgreens, Kmart, and Fred Meyer stores as well as on milanicosmetics.com this month. (PS Don’t forget that there’s a 30% off SUMMERLOVE sale going on for Milani on their website till June 30.)
I was thrilled to get these blue beauties.
I have always been a big – no, huge – fan of colored mascaras. I never outgrow them. Although they say wear blue with brown eyes, I say the heck with that. I love blue mascara and blue eyeliner with my blue-grey eyes.
The Bella Blue is a deep blue (on top in the photo above) that’s great for any occasion. I wore it to a casual cocktail party at the Beach Club last Friday night. It’s a shade that will work with any eye color. The Mediterranean Blue and Azure (middle and lower, respectively) both make bold aqua/teal statements. When I applied all three shades, it was like getting eyeliner along the lower lash line because the wand deposited color while applying color to my lower lashes. I love the look.
The flexible wand has small plastic teeth that I like. To me, the wand is similar to the Too Faced Lash Gasm wand that I love and misplaced somewhere in one of my closets.
The formula is buildable, and it took me about 3 coats to get as much volume and color as I wanted…so just one more coat than usual. And it required a little bit more work than usual to take off. I don’t know whether it’s waterproof or not. I use Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, and I think I will use an oil to remove these mascaras in the future.
I just have to say a word about the packaging of the mascara. It comes in the same square heavy plastic tube with the gold top as the Brilliant Lip Gloss, and those blue shades coming through the clear packaging is so eye-catching and gorgeous. They are literally irresistible.
I just applied the Bella Blue Nail Lacquer, and the blackened blue prismatic shade is unlike any other that I own. In addition to deep blue, it has green and red swirling around in there. But it’s rich and actually quite conservative looking. I love it!
I applied two coats but honestly, one might have done the trick. And I am amazed at how quickly each coat dries, wow. So happy to have this shade in my stash.
The blue lipstick that they call Lip Art was, for me, just for fun, something to try. For us well over 40 gals, blue lipstick on its own doesn’t work, although this is a shimmery rather sheer medium blue shade. It took about three swipes to get this much color.
I will mix it with pink and make a nice purple going forward. Here it is on its own, but there were the remnants of rose lipstick on underneath. In the indoor light, it looks not bad 😉
The lipstick packaging is different from any other Milani lip product. It’s in a heavy, clear plastic tube, so you can’t miss the blue bullet within.
So act fast to score some of these blue beauties before they’re gone! (And don’t forget the 30% off sale online till 6/30!) The blue lippie is fun to play around with and mix with other shades. While all of the products are perfect for summer, I know that the Bella Blue mascara and the nail lacquer will have a permanent place in my makeup collection.