What started as a marbelous gray, black, gold and dark blue dalliance last spring is now a much brighter affair. Milani is moving winter aside and making way for spring with three playful new Marbelized Baked Eyeshadows ($7.49 each).
First of all, I love their names! Must Have Fuchsia, Copper Excess and Green Fortune just seem so perfectly apt. A minor thing, but sometimes for me it’s the minor things that make the biggest impressions.
From the left: Copper Excess, Green Fortune and Must Have Fuchsia
Swatches from the left: Must Have Fuchsia, Copper Excess and Green Fortune applied dry; and Must Have Fuchsia, Copper Excess and Green Fortune applied with a wet brush head
Like last year’s less vibrant colors, these brighter pans are designed to be applied wet or dry. Dry, for a sheer look, or wet with a moistened brush head (I like MAC Fix+) for more intense color.
Of the new shades, Green Fortune’s the apple of my eye. A mix of shimmery green, purple, taupe and brown on my NC42 skin, I think it’s just as interesting on my lids as it is in the pan.
Very cool, especially when applied with a wet brush.
With the addition of these new Baked Eyeshadow shades, the Milani Marbelized line moves up in my estimation, but it would move up more if the shadows required a little less effort to apply. For me, fallout is a concern, so I’ve been applying them on top of a sticky base as a primer, and have been using a brush with a firm, flat head. Wetting the brush head with MAC Fix+ beforehand also helps cut back on the tiny bits of shadow fallout I otherwise see on my cheeks and under-eye area.
I really like these new colors, and I’m glad to see Milani continue to expand the line.
PRICE: $7.49 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,