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A while back I had the opportunity to try out the new Milani Powder Eyeshadows, as I received them at the May Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida meetup. I have to tell you that I’m blown away by their quality!

All of these shadows are swatched on Meow Light Primer. Please ignore the fact that my skin has a Manic Panic Fuchsia Shock tint to it. I hadn’t exfoliated all of that off.

White Lie
It’s a bright white matte shadow.

French Vanilla
It’s a yellow-toned light beige matte. This reminded me a bit of Inglot 350.

A yellow-toned light beige pearl.

Caramel Brown
Light golden brown.

Tickled Pink
Light pink with gold shift.

Purple Shock
Red-toned purple with blue shift.

Gold Dust
Bright yellow gold.

Brown Stone
Deep chocolate brown matte.

Shocking Pink
Bright hot pink matte. This really reminded me of Sugarpill Dollipop.

Olympian Blue
Rich deep turquoise blue.

Just Perfect
Metallic pine green.

Pitch Black
Deepest darkest black matte. Yes, this reminds me of Bulletproof. And oddly, my Bulletproof is broken in the same way.

The Website Claims:
A super pigmented, easily blendable, crease-proof, silk-like powder eyeshadow. Available in versatile colors with both matte & pearl finishes that can be used as shadow or liner.

Mica (CI 77019), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Isopentyldiol. +/-
May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470),Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

$5.99 for .11 oz.

Does it live up to its claims?
Yes! These shadows are the best shadows to come out of the drugstore in a long time (yes, even better than the Wet n’ Wild shadows that I’ve tried). These really are super pigmented. While I did swatch these on Meow Light Primer, I also swatched them on my bare skin and they were amazingly pigmented. They are easy to blend, easy to apply, easy to mix together. They do last all day on top of primer for me.

Let’s also talk about price. The price point is great, especially when you consider the size of the shadows. A typical MAC shadow is .05 of product. This is .11 product, for less than half the price.

Would I purchase?
Yes! If there’s a shade I don’t have, I’ll be snatching it up as soon as I see it. Yes, these are that good. There wasn’t a single ‘dud’ shade among these 12 shadows, so color me impressed. For the price, the amount of product, and the quality of product, these get a 5 star rating.

To the best of my knowledge Milani is cruelty-free.


Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.