Milani Baked Eyeshadow Marble

Hello Guys & Dolls!

Today I’m sharing a Swatchapalooza & review  of the Milani  Baked Eyeshadow “Marble”. These are part of the regular line up available at Drugstores and Massmarket reatailers (such as Target, Walmart, etc) and also on Milani’s own website.

According to the Milani website:

Captivating eyeshadow powder that features multiple infusion of colors baked on Italian terracotta tiles. All of these gorgeous combinations are designed to be used Wet or Dry.

In my opinion, these are for the most part high-quality baked shadows that rival the baked mineral eyeshadows I’ve seen/used from high-end companies. Though these are not officially called Mineral eyeshadows, they look similar and in fact these are made in Italy, as are most  (if not all) baked mineral shadows from high-end companies. Like most mineral/baked eyeshadows I’ve used, these have a medium-sheer color payoff when used dry, But when used wet the color payoff is much more intense, and in the case of these Marble shadows the glitter stands out more. The lighter shades seem sheerer,  and the glitter is too similar to the base color to stand out so they simply look a bit chunky. The darker shades preform much better, most likely because glitter shows up more obviously against a dark background. There is quite  a bit of fall-out all around (no doubt due to the glitter).  The colors themselves are excellent and all can be worn as bold or as subdued manner if you like. I have 5 of the 6 Marble shadows to share with you (I’m missing Medley, the black & silver one).

The packaging on these leaves something to be desired; The shadow is housed in a rather large compact with a  metallic bottom and a clear, rounded top; The applicator is useless, and in my opinion only makes the compact bulkier than it needs to be (Although it’s worth mentioning that most drugstore brands include unfortunate applicators/brushes, and that the inclusion of applicators makes the packaging bulky). When I first got these some were a bit difficult to open, though now they open with ease. In any case the product inside is great and that’s the whole reason you buy them anyway.

I reviewed the Baked Mettalic Eye Shadows last week if you’d like to see that review as well.

Here’s a breakdown of the 5 colors I have:

Melange- Shimmering black with gold and copper sparkle/glitter. Inglot AMC 64 has a matte base and larger glitter particles; MAC Velvet Lady(LE, 2007)  is blacker with sparse, larger glitter flecks. This works well as a crease/outer lid color, as a liner, or on the lid for a smoky eye., nicely pigmented used dry and very intense used wet.

Drench in Gold- Blonde-wheat gold. Very shimmery/sparkly and a bit sheer, very similar to MAC’s New Vegas Mineralize Skinfinish (LE, 2007), this works well has a gold highlight all over the face.

Intermix– shimmering  beige-tan with gold shimmer. Less intense compared to MAC Bronze eyeshadow. This one is slightly sheer weather applied wet or dry, though wet it works nice as a lid shade. This one and Fusion look so  similar when swatched it’s difficult for me to tell them apart.

Fusion- Shimmering beige-tan. Slightly deeper, and pinker compared to Intermix; less intense compared to MAC bronze. This one is slightly sheer weather applied wet or dry, though wet it works nice as a lid shade. This one and Intermix look so  similar when swatched it’s difficult for me to tell them apart.

Mix It Up- Black base with green/teal glitter. This is lighter and more uniform compared to MAC’s She Who Dares duo from Venomous Villains. In fact if you swirl both colors from that together this color is a near-dupe. When used wet, the MAC version has more of a micro-glitter sparkle effect where the Milani Version has more of a uniform metallic look. If you like dark,shimmery teal, GET THIS!!! This and Melange are my favorites, from both the Marble and the Metallic eyeshadows!

Swatched dry over Too Faced Shadow Insurance From L-R: Melange, Drench in Gold, Intermix, Fusion, and Mix It Up

Applied wet over the dry swatches above; From L-R: Melange, Drench in Gold, Intermix, Fusion, and Mix It Up

Milani has been a fave Drugstore/mass-market brand of mine for a long time, but I think a truer statement now is that they are just one of my fave brands period.  Milani always seems to come out with amazing products at a price point that is easy to swallow!

What? Milani Baked Shadows Metallic

Where to Buy? Drugstores,

How Much? $7.49 for 1.5 gm

Tested on Animals: NOPE!



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  1. October 11, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    sooooo gorgeous !!!!
    Kisses from Panama ^.^

  2. Elissa
    October 11, 2011 / 4:59 pm

    um yeah I think I need Mix It Up in my hands

  3. Ivy
    October 11, 2011 / 6:20 pm

    How do this compare to the the Mac ones that were release I think in the summer and had swirls of colors in them,sorry can’t remember the names but was wondering your opinion to that comparison. I love your reviews it has helped me find treasures at the drugstores.

  4. October 11, 2011 / 6:47 pm

    they look sooooo pretty in the pots….i want mix it up!

  5. Askia Collins
    October 12, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    You me at “good payoff”. I need me some of these!

  6. October 13, 2011 / 8:23 am

    Wow! Milani is impressing me more every time!

  7. Rachel
    October 14, 2011 / 2:59 am

    I enjoy Milani as well. The red e/s you used by them in one of your previous tutorials gave them extra cool points for me! Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for being so honest and kind! A lot of the beauty gurus lately seem to be a bit dishonest for a paycheck, not to mention very clearly full of themselves. However, I can honestly say you have always stayed true to yourself and I still value your opinion immensely. Thank you for that!

  8. October 17, 2011 / 6:15 am

    Wow gorgeous!! I’d love to own one of these babies 🙂

  9. Tammy
    November 26, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    Can you depot baked shadows?

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