Hi Guys & Dolls! Is it just me or does it seem that there is a huge surge of Baked eyeshadows on the market- I’m not at all complaining, I love this type of wet/dry shadow; I love the option to apply color intense when it’s wet, or sheer when it’s dry. Also it’s undeniable that they look gorgeous in the pot. Milani recently expanded it’s range and I have all three to share with you today!
If I were to put a generalization on mineral/baked eyeshadows, I’d say that they are generally powdery and a bit of a mess in terms of fall-out; using a dry brush tends to kick up more powder than necessary making a mess, and wasting product. They work best when used with a sticky base ( a cream concealer, NYX Jumbo Pencil, etc) or when applied wet to eliminate most of the fallout & get the maximum color payoff. I typically like to use them wet, with MAC water-based mixing medium or even Fix+, then pat a bit of the dry shadow over the top to set it. When I do this I typically get all-day wear, provided I’ve used an eyeshadow primer such as UDPP, which I nearly always do. I typically do my eyeshadow before I do any other face makeup, so while the excess fall-out is mildly annoying, it doesn’t change my routine.
Green Fortune is a golden olive green with multi colored shimmer. It’s a bit similar to Antiqua from Milani’s Runway shadow line, though this is greener, and the multi-colored micro glitter give is more depth. This one has the least smooth texture, probably because it’s a marble shadow and the micro glitter in it. It’s really pretty applied wet and I’d love to pair this with soft yellow-greens & some darker greens, browns, golds, even purples.
Copper Excess is a pinky orange with gold shimmer/pearl. The texture and color payoff are impressive both wet or dry, though wet it looks the most metallic. In many ways this reminds me of MAC’s Expensive Pink, Melon pigment etc… I love this type of color and so I’m juiced that this type of color is available at the drugstores & mass retailers! I love to pair this type of color with deeper oranges & corals, but my fave way to wear a color like this is with pinks & plummy-purples.
Must Have Fuchsia
Must Have Fuchsia is a bright blue-pink, dare I say…fuchsia? This one has the same texture/smoothness as Copper Excess but not the same level of color-payoff. This is a great transitional color and would work great with the purple/pinkcopper combo I described above.
Green Fortune, Copper Excess, Must Have Fuchsia, Dry over primer
Green Fortune, Copper Excess, Must Have Fuchsia, applied wet over dry swatches.
I do have one minor gripe: The packaging. It can be difficult to open at times, and the awkward shape makes them difficult to store. The Applicator/Brush combo is unnecessary, and I feel that makes the pot much bulkier than necessary. All of this isn’t specific to this one product in particular, it’s about most drugstore makeup packaging in general. I guess I figure if we voice our dislike of packaging enough maybe the companies will change it!
The Bottom Line- The star of the three is Copper Excess- Smooth, pigmented, and a really great color. The pink and green work best applied wet, and though it requires a bit of work I’m still excited to see a bright metallic pink at mass-retailers!
Price: $7.49 on the Milani Website
Where to buy: milanicosmetics.com and various Drugstores, Target, Walmart
Are you a fan of Baked Eyeshadows such as these?
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