Runway Eye Shadow Shade Expansion for 2012

Hi Guys & Dolls!

Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow and I have a history of misunderstanding each other, and I need to make a public apology. A few years back, Milani sold another type of single eyeshadow that either had a pearl or matte finish, and they were INCREDIBLE! I depotted most of mine and I keep them in my MAC palettes- they are the only non-mac shadows I have in my MAC palettes. I love those shadows. So when drugstores  replaced the old eyeshadows with these new Runway Eyes Eyeshadow, I balked- I outright refused to try them because of the glitter over-spray: for some reason I decided I was indignant that they could get rid of my fave drugstore shadow.

Fast-forward to the here and now. I love these- I can’t speak for the other colors in the range, but these three are pretty great. In fact I wore Peaches & Cream for a week straight- something I very rarely do. Yes, there is a glitter over spray, but the glitter also seems to runs though the pearl-finish. Applied dry these are sheer-medium, and great for lighter eye makeup, but when used wet, they are medium-full coverage and gorgeous.

The shadows are similar to Milani’s baked mineral shadows in that they are made in Italy and are baked onto terracotta tiles- which mean you can’t really depot them. Which brings me to my only real complaint- I really don’t like the packaging- its unecessarily bulky and a bit oblong, so they are a bit awkward to store. I wish they came in simpler packaging without the rounded sponge-brush combo, but hey, whatareyagonnado? These sell for 6.99 and you get 2.1g of product.

Peaches & Cream, Antigua, and Golden Touch

Dry (no base)

Applied wet over previous swatches


Glittery antique gold with an olive green base color. Wonderful color payoff, and ripe for a one-eyeshadow look.

Golden Touch

Cream-gold with gold shimmer. This one is a bit sheer, but because of that it works well for inner-corner highlight, and would also work well in the center of the eye to make it pop.

Peaches & Cream

Sheer-medium palest pink. Normally that description would not sound interesting to me, but the glitter in this, and the overall color reminds me of a discontinued MAC pigment called Fairylight. You can see in the swatches that the glitter is silver, pink & purple. Gorgeous. I consider this one of my go-to lid colors for lazy days when I still want to look fab!

Overall, I’m surprised and delighted by how much I like theses I love it when I’m wrong and I end up loving something!

Price? $6.99 but also look for sales at various retailers

Where to buy? CVS, Walgreens, Target, WalMart &

Would I recommend this to a friend? Yep!

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  1. Sarah
    March 5, 2012 / 2:01 pm

    I bought two of these today- cant wait to try them. I even had a $2 off a $10 Milani purchase at CVS so that helped too!

  2. Ashley McLemore
    March 5, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    I have never bought any products from Milani even though I am a drugstore type of gal (not out of choice) but whatyagonnado ;D cause I just never felt like they would live up to their naked eye color pop but the peaches and cream would be a cute lid color and using the baked blush from hard candy (honeymoon) as a crease with a little brown mascara I’m thinking a cute simple/peach/neutral make-up look? I am thinking awesome blossom sugar possum! 🙂

  3. March 5, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    Antigua looks amazing! Definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for that one.

  4. March 5, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    I’m so glad you finally got around to doing a post over these! I am in love with this entire collection, such amazingly pretty colours!

  5. Nicole
    March 6, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Does anyone know where I can find the new Milani Haute Flash Lip Glosses? I’ve seen so many swatches of these but have not found them anywhere :(. Not sure if they are even sold in store yet.

    • vintageortacky
      March 6, 2012 / 4:03 pm

      So far I haven’t seen them in stores, but they are available on their website ^_^

  6. Monie
    March 6, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    I luv these shadows too they really last and I actually wear one of them as my everyday makeup look and I get compliments on it all the time 🙂

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