Saturday, February 20, 2016

Milani Cosmetics Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collections {Review, Swatches & Looks}, Part I

DISCLAIMER: I received this care package, courtesy of Milani Cosmetics,
for use & review in conjunction with this blog post. All opinions are my own.


Click HERE to read Part II of the Milani Cosmetics Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection.

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Milani Cosmetics has released the Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection. These new 6-pan mini-palettes are available for Spring 2016 and are permanent. There are 6 in total: Must Have Naturals (Cool Neutrals), Bare Necessities (Warm Neutrals), Smoky Essentials (Smoky Neutrals), Plum Basics (Plums & Mauves), Earthy Elements (Terracotta & Earthy) and Vital Brights (Cool Brights).

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(Image Courtesy of Milani Cosmetics)

I was sent Plum Basics & Smoky Essentials to test and review, along with some other goodies set to also be released for the Spring 2016 line of products. If you would like to see what other products I received, click here. For the purpose of this particular blog post, I will only focus on the eyeshadow palettes.


The Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection mini-palettes retail for $9.99 each, wherever Milani is sold. So far, I have seen them at my local Walgreens & CVS pharmacies. They are inexpensive and, comparing them to other eyeshadows at the drugstore, they are good quality.

Each Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection consist of 6 eyeshadows in one case. These colors are expertly coordinated to work well together when applied step-by-step or in any color combination you choose. The back of each case has a small 'How To' guide to show you what's the best way to apply these eyeshadows. Of course, you can apply them whichever way you decide.

 
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Also, included in each palette, is a small dual-ended brush. I am not a fan of it since it feels pokey on the eyes, so feel free to use your own brushes. I would have preferred if the brush had not been there and a) the eyeshadow pans were bigger or b) they had added a 7th eyeshadow at the bottom.

As far as the size of the cases, they are small. And I like it! I really love how compact & adorable they are, which makes them wonderful for travel. The clear plastic lid seems a little cheap-looking to me. I think an all-gold lid with Milani engraved at the top with a mirror inside would have made these little palettes seems more luxurious and fashionable.

As far as the quality of these eyeshadows and by comparing them with other Milani eyeshadow products, I feel the Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection are slightly less powdery and easier to blend. I honestly think these new palettes are more convenient because of the price and the number of different eyeshadows you get, even if the pans are a bit smaller and contain less product.

PLUM BASICS
Plums & Mauves


Eyeshadow 1 → (Matte) Cream
Eyeshadow 2 → (Matte) Soft Mauve
Eyeshadow 3 → (Shimmer) Baby Pink
Eyeshadow 4 → (Metal) True Violet
Eyeshadow 5 → (Glitter) Ice Pink
Eyeshadow 6 → (Matte) Warm True Plum


SMOKY ESSENTIALS
Smoky Neutrals


Eyeshadow 1 → (Matte) Cream
Eyeshadow 2 → (Matte) Soft Taupe
Eyeshadow 3 → (Shimmer) Nickel Gray
Eyeshadow 4 → (Satin) Slate
Eyeshadow 5 → (Glitter) Silver
Eyeshadow 6 → (Metal) Cobalt Blue


Below, I have a couple of selfies that showcase how the eyeshadows look when you apply them if you follow the step-by-step instructions on the back of the cases. As you can see, the eyeshadows are quite pigmented and show true to color on the skin.

If you would like to see the full breakdown of Milani products used for these 2 makeup looks, click here for all the information.

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Overall, I have to admit Milani did a great job with the Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection. Despite the minor quirks (and my being picky), I do really enjoy these mini eyeshadow palettes. I honestly think the price tag is quite affordable and you get some good quality drugstore eyeshadows.

Have you tried Milani's Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection mini-palettes?
What did you think?!

I hope every single one of you is doing great! I'll be back soon with more to share. 

Until next time...