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.
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 & milanicosmetics.com
Would I recommend this to a friend? Yep!