Milani Limited Edition (Naturally Chic) Shadow Eyez 12HR Wear

Milani's New Shadow Eyez 12HR Wear! I was so excited when I saw these available on their website and ordered them right away ^o^ (because I tried looking for them at Walgreen's a couple weeks ago but couldn't find them). I bought these looking for the perfect dupes for Make Up For Ever's Aqua Shadows (which are super popular in Korea right now btw thanks to Get it Beauty haha). I also got these because I just love cream shadows in general. I often wear contacts and these don't have any fall outs that irritate my eyes through out the day~
I also picked up one from their permanent line called 03 Champagne Toast. I was looking for the perfect base color and primer for my shadows and also thought this would look nice under my waterline for that Korean enlarging/brightening effect haha. It's a pearly pastel pink color with a metallic sheen finish.
(Left to Right): 08 Espresso Line, 09 Cafe Au Lait, 11 Sand Dunes, 12 Golden Bronze. 
These are the limited edition colors from their summer collection called "Naturally Chic". There are 6 colors in this collection and I picked up 4 out of the 6. The other two matte shades didn't really appeal to me so I passed on them. I thought these would be the most ideal to implement in my every day wear. I can see myself using Cafe Au Lait or Golden Bronze as a crease base, Espresso Line as my accent color and Sand Dunes for inner corners and under the waterline.
(Swatches Left to Right): 03 Champagne Toast. 08 Espresso Line, 09 Cafe Au Lait, 11 Sand Dunes, 12 Golden Bronze
Espresso Line and Cafe Au Lait are a matte finish. Champagne Toast, Sand Dunes and Golden Bronze are a metallic sheen finish. As you can see they're super pigmented and vibrant. They were also super creamy and very easily blendable but once they dried they didn't smear or budge. You will experience no smudging whatsoever. Plus they really are waterproof like they claimed which was a plus. These are only $6.99/ea compared to $20.00/ea for Make Up For Ever's Aqua Shadows. I only have 2 of the Make Up For Ever's Aqua Shadows so I can't really compare dupes color wise but I can say these are extremely similar formula and quality wise. 

Final Grade: A+ will definitely repurchase these and ditch Make Up For Ever's Aqua Shadows because of the value and quality.



17 comments:

  1. these look similar to the Urban Decay eyeshadow sticks which I absolutely love :) Milani sounds like a great brand, sadly we cant get it here in the UK! Your blog and photos are beautiful, now following you x

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    1. thank you^^ I'm following you too! Haven't tried the UD shadow sticks yet but yeah these are fantastic! Perhaps one day we should do a blog swap because sadly we don't have sleek here in the states! obsessed with their palettes !

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  2. Omigosh, these look absolutely amazing! They remind me of UD as well! I want to buy Expresso line the most. <33

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  3. I love eye shadow sticks, have you tried nyx jumbo eye pencils? Thnaks so much for linking up:)

    Laila | Townhouse Palette

    I just want to invite you to the Beauty and Fashion Bloggers' Bloghop ♡

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  4. These are gorgeous! I am going to have to check these out. I love Champagne Toast and Sand Dunes!

    I am a new follower from the Beauty and Fashion Bloghop now following on GFC and Bloglovin.

    Deana
    TesoriBelle.com

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  5. What lovely shimmery colours *__* I've never heard or even seen this brand before but look so awesome, I'll check it out ^^

    Thanks for sharing.

    恵美より ♥
    www.emi-doll.blogspot.com

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  6. Nice review! Oh I love your blog layout too!
    Following you. ^__^


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  7. Wow the eyeshadows are so pigmented and the colours look lovely!
    Great blog, following you now, would you like to follow back? :)

    xx
    www.beautifyinglifee.blogspot.com

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  8. The colours look great!
    Great blog, so I'm a New follower on GFC =)

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  9. These are amazingly pigmented, I think I'm going to have to pick up Champagne Toast. Thanks for following and visiting my blog. I look forward to more posts from you! <3

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  10. Woah, the colours are so nice too. WIN! The packaging seems like it would make the product pretty easy to apply, will definitely try! ^^

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  11. Awesome! I like 08 Espresso Line, 09 Cafe Au Lait, and 12 Golden Bronze. They look super pretty! Nice review :)

    Bella
    everythingaboutbella.blogspot.com

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  12. So pigmented!!! But not available in AUstralia. *clenches fist*

    Want to follow each other. Let me know in my blog. ^.^
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  13. They're cream shadows pencils, pigmented, and natural shades! I feel like I need to go find them and purchase them!

    http://lightlessfantasy.blogspot.com/

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  14. These are SO pretty. I love the colours you chose - all my favourite shades!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Yes! have always been and always will be obsessed with my neutrals ^^

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  15. These look so amazing! It's such a shame that they're limited edition! They really need to just make these permanent. Now following from the blog hop by the way :)

    shadowlinergirl.blogspot.com

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