Sunday, May 13, 2012

Product Review: Milani Runway Eyes Complimentary Palette

Hey, everyone!

I have successfully made it through another semester of college, which means I have an indefinite amount of time to spend blogging and making more videos! :) I've got a nice variety of products to haul/review for you all, so let's get started with the Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in "Complimentary".

This is one of two palettes that Milani released in their summer/spring collection, and is the more wearable of the two. These palettes retail for about $9, and there are six eyeshadows in each palette. As you can see, it has three neutral shades (champagne, blackened graphite, and bronzed brown) and three bright colors (sky blue, mint green, and light pink) that are perfect for the trends going on right now!

This palette has two outstanding weaknesses. The first is the size and placement of the eyeshadows. The strips make it nearly impossible for a brush to pick up just one color, which is really annoying when you're going for the champagne and get a dark gray on the edge of the brush, or going for brown and mixing it with blue.
The second is that these eyeshadows are extremely fragile. If you drop this palette, even on a soft surface, it WILL shatter. I'm a big fan of the quality you get in the Runway Eyes line, but have lost several colors because of the strips' soft texture.

Some shades are more pigmented than others, with the brighter colors outshining the neutrals. The champagne color is an excellent highlight, but isn't very opaque. The dark gray really takes some layering before it really shows up true to the palette. The bronze color is absolutely amazing. One sweep of this on the lids is really stunning; it reflects just the right amount of light while delivering a natural color. The blue is nice and pigmented, but lies more in the sheer category.

I've been a huge fan of these two colors! The pink is surprisingly wearable, especially when paired with the bronze color in the previous photo. I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that mint green is pretty much the star color for summer, and the green in this palette is amazing. My main concern with pale colors is that they tend to be chalky, but this is a saturated mint that is sure to show up on a wide range of skin tones.

Have you tried these eyeshadows?
xoxo Fanii

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