Milani Powder Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2012

Hi Guys & Dolls!

This Spring Milani came out with 3 new Powder Shadow Palettes (well, technically, “Paint” isn’t new, it was Limited Edition last summer). Each palette has 7 shadows surrounding a center color meant to be a highlight. Two of the palettes are exclusively matte shadows, while the third has three pearl finish shadows. The irregular shape makes it easy to mix the colors together to make new shades and because there are no pans dividing them, you get a lot of product, 9.92gm! I find the simple round compact appealing visually and easy to open. I think these are a great option for anyone looking to expand their matte eyeshadow collection or looking for colors that are not always easy to find in the drugstore/at drugstore prices. These palettes are made in the USA and are cruelty free.

Packaging

Abstract

From the top clockwise, ending with the center shade,  Swatched dry with a brush over UDPP

The Colors in Abstract makes a wonderful Earthtone palette- it’s also the only one of the 3 to have both matte & shimmer eyeshadows.  Even though it may seem redundant with all the different browns, each one is different, and can we say ” Dupes of more expensive products”! The pink-tan-gold color is similar to MAC’s All That Glitters, the malty-highlight color is very similar to MAC’s discontinued Bisque eyeshadow,  and the yellow-gold shade is similar to Urban Decay’s Half-Baked. This one is fantastic quality but I wish the amount of each color was more evenly distributed, some you barely get any but then they give you loads of that brown shade.  I don’t “get” them same of this one, but I guess they were going with an “art” theme, and I guess Abstract isn’t an awful name for it either.

Impressionist

From the top clockwise, ending with the center shade,  Swatched dry with a brush over UDPP

To be honest with you, I don’t really get in a tizzy over pastel shades- people are always trying to put me in pastel clothing & makeup (I guess due to my fair coloring?) but it makes me feel washed out. That said- these are great pastels, maybe just a smidge chalky, but completely workable, and I think great ones to blend out the neon-brights of the “Paint” palette below. I really “get” the name for this, it reminds me of a Monet.

Paint

From the top clockwise, ending with the center shade,  Swatched dry with a brush over UDPP

Seriously, do I have to even explain why this palette is so great? Bright, nearly neon colors all in one palette. The only color that is slightly sheer is the green- but it’s still a lovely green! For extra intense colors wear these over a sticky base like NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk- Holy Cow! I also “get” the same of this palette- the color palette reminds me of a crayola watercolor set I had as a kid with the neon bright colors.

The Bottom Line- I think it’s pretty clear I like these palettes. The one I use the most is “Abstract”, but “Paint” is probably the one that will catch everyone’s eye!

Where to buy: milanicosmetics.com

Price: $8.99

What do you think of palettes like this were the Shadows “touch”? Do you mix the colors up purposefully, or does it bug you?

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