Milani’s New Spring 2012 Runway Eyes Eyeshadows for Spring 2012 Have Something Big in Common With Tabs

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

I like my kitty supermodels chunky…


E! True Hollywood Story: Tabs the Cat, from Stray to Supermodel

…and my eyeshadows smooove, like Ryan Gosling. πŸ™‚

Last weekend I gave Milani’s three new spring 2012 Runway Eyes eyeshadows a try, but instead of marveling at their sparkly abundance and bodacious $6.99 price tag, I kept getting distracted by something in the mirror…

Chunks, and not the kind I like.

When I apply these dry, I can see the grains chillin’ on top of my eyelids. No, they aren’t the smoothest shadows at the rodeo, if you catch my drift.

Applied wet, using a brush moistened with MAC Fix+, seems to smooth out the texture. It also intensifies the shimmery colors of these shadows, in particular Golden Touch (the golden beige) and Peaches & Cream (the silvery peach), but I still see stray grains on my lids that I feel the urge to buff.

Golden khaki Antigua, on the other hand, gets closer to great. I think it looks and feels smoother than the other two shades, and at least for me, with its hint of gray, has the most star power among these three.

From the left, Antigua, Golden Touch and Peaches & Cream applied dry (the three shades on the left) and wet (the three shades on the right)

Moderate fallout is another crutch these have to bear. I notice it both while I’m applying them and throughout the day, so you may want to do your eye makeup first when using these, and keep some makeup wipes on standby.

Too bad about the texture, but with colors as pretty as these and prices this right, I think I’m going to keep trying to make them work.

PRICE: $6.99
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online

Unsung Hero: Enzo the Baker

“If there is trouble, I stay here to help you. For your father. For your father.”

Did you happen to watch any of the The Godfather on AMC last weekend? They had a movie-fest all weekend long to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first one, so of course I was in heaven because I love, LOVE the first two movies. All 6.25 hours of ’em. They’re both in my list of top 10 movies of all time.

While I was watching the first one for what must have been the billionth time, I realized something…


Enzo the baker, who goes to pay his respects to the godfather at the hospital after he’s been shot — that dude is an unsung hero.

Despite Michael telling Enzo to leave for his own safety, the baker offers to stay, and if it hadn’t been for him standing out there on the stoop in front of the hospital with Michael, the other families would have finished off the don.

Dude, if the sh*z ever hits the fan, I’ll be your Enzo, if you’ll be mine… πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. That is quite a magnificent tabby tummy – I love a chunky cat who’s not afraid to flaunt it.

    I actually quite like the look of the Antigua applied wet – I’m trying to find something that comes even mildly close to the gorgeousness of the Armani Eyes to Kill no 6 – that greenish/greyish/golden/khaki color!
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  2. Chelsea says:

    Awww, I want to rub Tabs’s belly! I’d even tolerate it if he bit me.

    I saw these at the store, and they looked pretty in the pan, but I figured they’d be a bit chunky with the glitter. Glad I saw your review!

  3. Rads says:

    My husband lied and tricked me out of watching the first part…grrrrrrrrr..but the rest of it I sat through and saw. I just wish they didn’t have that many of those commercial breaks …was really difficult to stay up so late..but so worth it πŸ˜€

  4. Rola says:

    These are gorgeous neutrals and the best part is they are super affordable.

  5. Mam706 says:

    Just coming out of long term lurkdom to say I love Tabs because he looks just like my Oscar who is in Kitty Heaven and these colors are awesome too! Karen you rock too!

  6. Oh Tabs, don’t you look all nice and sexy in that picture! lol

    Too bad about the chunky texture and fallout. I was thinking Antigua is a great color in pan. Uh oh well…
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  7. Srae says:

    What are all the movies in your top 10 list?

    • Karen says:

      Godfather II
      Apocalypse Now
      Sound of Music
      Breakfast at Tiffany’s
      West Side Story
      To Kill a Mockingbird

      How about you?

      • Srae says:

        (Not in order)
        One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
        Love Actually
        Annie Hall
        Cool Hand Luke
        Deer Hunter
        Midnight Cowboy
        The Graduate
        The Shawshank Redemption
        It’s A Wonderful Life
        American Beauty

        I’ve never seen The Godfather, but I think I may have to now – love, love, love your blog by the way! Your pictures are so beautiful and you are such an optimistic person.

        • Karen says:

          Aww, thanks, Srae.

          Great list, btw. Shawshank, The Graduate and Love Actually are some of my faves, too.

          You MUST watch Godfather and Godfather II. The third one, though, fuggedaboutit!

      • Sophie says:

        Karen, Casablanca will be on TMC on the 21st of March, I think. It’s one of my favs, also. Love Bogie and Ingrid.

  8. lexi says:

    Enzo is a ride or die kinda dude, true enough πŸ™‚

    those movies – when they are on AMC, you just CAN’T turn the channel

  9. Kim says:

    Ooh, Tabs. Fluffy but fierce! πŸ™‚ I’ll give a big pass to the shadows, not that I’m all that shadowy to begin with, but working around chunks and fallout is the deal breaker.

    No doubt with Enzo! I love, love the first Godfather and was bummed to see I’d missed the AMC special with the extra footage and interesting cutting. I would have been glued to it, too. πŸ™‚ I remember being a little gaga over Michael in part 1, even though I knew Al P hadn’t looked like that in 20 years. HAHA!

    • Karen says:

      Haha… I was gaga over the younger Vito in Part II.

      Although it was really interesting to see the extra scenes, I can see why most of them got cut. Thank goodness for film editors!

      What are your feelings about the third film?

  10. Nina says:

    we also spent hours in front of the TV watching the godfather. these are the first books and movies i got obsessed with … i love that the movies captured most of the detail in the books … and yes! Enzo FTW!

    • Karen says:

      I keep meaning to read the books but haven’t gotten around to it. Did it take you long to read them?

      Happy Tuesday. πŸ™‚

      • Nina says:

        hmmm … id say 2 wks per book? but that was with staying up late and not budging from my seat on the weekend. πŸ™‚

        the books are awesome!

  11. I totally missed out on The Godfather πŸ™ Those Milani shades looks fun it’s such an affordable line.

  12. Chris25 says:

    You know how I love chunky kitty babies. Jazz always sleeps on my torso, to warm me up at night. He’s always right on schedule. πŸ™‚

    I’ve noticed that Milani single shadows are kinda sheer and give me grief with fallout. It’s a shame, because I keep hoping to make them work.

  13. Katherine G says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Godfather. Was mandatory to watch as a kid and teen because I’m half Southern Italian. Also a huge fan of the TV show “The Sopranos.”

    I find with the Milani eyeshadows, it helps to apply them in thin layers. Not so much fallout, and more control over where they go. They are not the first eyeshadows I reach for when I want something quick – usually when I go for them I am going for a look that takes a little longer to perfect. I like the Runway collections in the sets that come with 5 shadows – they do have some fallout but I find them easier to apply than the singles. I think Milani has great colors for their eyeshadows, and I have also noticed that with a primer they will last all day. They just take a little more care and control than others to apply.

    Btw, Milani was one of the first makeup companies I bought from when I got a full time job. That’s why I am fond of them, and also have learned to try everything in my power to make them work for me. Milani also had longer lasting shadows than Maybelline, Cover Girl, or other drugstore brands I had tried without any form of primer.

  14. corallista says:

    I like the look of Antigua when applied wet! I always fall for khaki/olive/golden toned eye shadows.
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