There’s been a lot of excitement about the new Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadows Collection. And I intend to add to the buzz!
Last week, I received all 30 new Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadows to try out and review. I have never had 30 eye shadows at one time. I must say it was a tiny bit overwhelming, but I rose to the occasion. 😉 I photographed them all closed, then open, then in color groupings, on my fingertips, and swatches on my arm. Then, I realized that I had only 29 colors. I went back through all the little cardboard boxes they came in during shipping, and there it was — taupe — the missing shade. Back to the drawing board, or more accurately, take out the camera and redo the pix, lol!
First, I love the little gold compacts for each shade. They’re like little gifts.
Next, when I placed the compacts on the table and opened them all up, they looked like jewels. The colors are so vibrant, they almost glow. They are that beautiful!
30 shades all at once are a bit overwhelming, so I broke them into color groups. These are my groupings, not Milani’s. Among the 30 shades, there is a mix of satins, shimmers and mattes. The majority are satins. There are a mix of neutrals and colors ranging from pastels to midrange shades, brights, and darks. There are beautiful metallics. There is a mix of warm and cool-toned shades, but I think they would look great on all skin tones. I was going to list which ones are my favorite, but I think that would be like choosing a favorite child. Not possible. I know it’s probably too much, but I am going to show you pix and swatches of all of ’em!
Touching them with my finger, I was amazed at how buttery and soft they are. They’re finely milled, and there was a bit of fallout around the compact when I swiped my finger across the pan 2 or 3 times. Frankly, these are so richly colored, there was no need for me to sweep my finger across the pan more than once! There has been no fallout on or around my eyes. And they blend super-easily. I’m no makeup artist, to be sure, and they are easy for a still novice like me to apply.
They feel incredibly lightweight, but they wear well for hours. I have worn them over Milani Eye Primer, and there is no creasing at all and they last without fading for many hours. I think the finger swatches are better for really seeing the colors, but here’s how they look on my arm.
I had planned to give away a lot of these to friends and family. Truth be told, I can’t part with them. They’re just too gorgeous.
Milani has continued to up their game. This new collection of gel eye shadow is way beyond drugstore quality. In fact, I had purchased an eye shadow palette at Rite Aid while on a recent business trip from a drugstore brand that I always wanted to try. I thought it was terrific…till I received the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadow. No comparison! These Milani beauties are a whole different animal. 😉
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadows are starting to appear at CVS. They can also be purchased on milanicosmetics.com. Each shadow is 0.05 oz./1.4g, and the price is $3.99. You gotta try at least a few of these…but warning, they are addictive 😉
Ingredients: Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica,Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer,Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Nylon-12, CaprylylGlycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Polyisoprene, Talc, PentaerythritylTetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. +/- May Contain: Tin Oxide, TitaniumDioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ManganeseViolet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510),Carmine (CI 75470).