Milani Brightens Up With Three New Marbelized Baked Eyeshadows for Spring

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Eyes, Makeup, Milani, Product Reviews

milani marbelized baked eyeshadows

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.

milani marbelized baked eyeshadows

milani marbelized baked eyeshadows
From the left: Copper Excess, Green Fortune and Must Have Fuchsia

milani marbelized baked eyeshadows
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

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Trisha says:

    Wow, Must Have Fuchsia is CRAZY when applied wet! I totally want it.

    However, I’m always less than impressed with Milani’s makeup brushes that come with these. Super low qual.
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  2. Joyce says:

    Green Fortune looks amazing and totally different when applied wet. It looks pretty and unique in the pan too. I gotta check it out in stores. =)
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  3. Green Fortune looks AMAZING in the pan. So, so pretty! I usually stay away from green eyeshadow, but this one looks wearable to me, since it’s not very green when swatched!
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  4. Nina says:

    TGIF. omg TGIF so much.

    now if only my boss would leave already ….:D

  5. Nicole says:

    I’m definitely loving these applied wet! Some really great colors, thank you for sharing.

    TGIF, hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Michelle B says:

    I bought Green Fortune the second I saw it at CVS a few weeks ago. I honestly still haven’t even put it on my eyes… but I have swatched it several times longingly, because I think it is just gorgeous!
    You’ve inspired me to get to using it!

  7. gio says:

    They look really pretty when applied wet, especially Green Fortune!
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  8. I love Green Fortune! It looks so vibrant foiled on you! I think it’s complex enough to rival HE eyeshadows.

    Happy Friday to you and Tabs, Karen! Hope you guys are going to have a great weekend!
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  9. Jill says:

    i had to have green fortune the second I saw it – so beautiful in the pan! Now i can’t wait to try it wet though – didn’t think of that!

  10. Monika says:

    Thanks for swatching these! I’ve been looking for photos of all three of them (but Green Fortune especially) for weeks, but I haven’t been able to find anything until you posted today. I knew Green Fortune was going to be a total mystery, so I’m pleasantly surprised by it’s unique mix of colors. I like the other two a lot more than I thought I would, too! Oh Milani, always finding a way into my heart despite your janky packaging.

  11. Katherine G says:

    I LOVE Milani eyeshadows. I have quite a few – some single ones in the pans as shown, and some from the Runway Collection. They are pretty good for the cheap price! One of the marbelized ones I have is a black one with black, grey, and red all mixed in. It makes for a dramatic and interesting smoky eye with the red mixed in. There is some fallout, but if you apply it in light layers and don’t put a ton on the brush/applicator it comes with, you won’t get fallout. They also last all day with my UD Sin primer. I highly recommend them as far as cheap drugstore makeup goes. However, I have yet to find a good cream eyeshadow from the drugstore that doesn’t crease even with primer. Any suggestions?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      Hmm, the closest thing I’ve found are the Maybelline Color Tattoos. They last long, although I do have to wear primer beneath.

      • Katherine G says:

        I did try them, actually your blog got me into them! I have Pomegranate Punk, Fierce and Tangy, and Painted Purple. They are pretty good with my UD Sin primer underneath. I like that they can go on sheer or you can do layers for a really pigmented look. The ones I was thinking about where I said they didn’t work were the Cover Girl ones that are the Shadow Blast cream sticks. Cute colors, but won’t last longer than 2 hours at most.

  12. Alyssa says:

    Green Fortune is just too pretty to use. Seriously, it’s like a gorgeous mini-watercolor painting!

  13. Naomi says:

    My eyes nearly popped out of my head when i saw how bright and vibrant they looked wet!
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  14. corallista says:

    These look so great when applied wet, I’m partial to greens especially ones with olive/taupe tones ! I have to try these out!
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  15. Stèphanie says:

    Green Fortune looks amazing, the swatch is a little disappointing. Must Have Fuchia is a must have! Haha.
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  16. Phyrra says:

    That fuchsia is gorgeous!
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  17. sarahc says:

    OMG! Drooling…

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