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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Milani Paint and Impressionist Eyeshadow Palettes Review and Swatches Review + Swatches

I've remained indoor all weekend. You know just trying to be good and staying warm. But that turned into a big surprise Monday morning as I was getting ready to go to work. My car looked like a block of ice, lol. It took me at least 30 minutes to de-ice my car. Needless to say, I made it to work quite late. I'm sore today. I've never worked up my arms this hard trying to scrape ice off my windows and windshield.

The Milani Paint palette has been one that I was curious about for a while. Little did I know that my local Wal-Mart had it in stock along with the Impressionist palette, which I actually did not know existed, lol. For the record, there is also another palette like these, I forgot what it's called, but it has nudes and brown colors, which is perfect for those who prefer more muted colors.

  • To be honest, the first thing that attracted me to this product is the packaging...I mean the way the colors a meshed together to create this artist-like palette, definitely fun! 
  • I find the packaging bulky. It could've been slimmer but I don't know why they didn't make it slimmer. If you own the Milani Illuminating Face shimmers then the packaging is the same.
  • There's .35 oz or 9.92 g of products

  • The second thing I like about these eyeshadows is that they are all matte. The palette contains 7 shades
  • With the Impressionist palette, I found the consistency a bit more powdery and softer. The peach and yellow color was difficult to show on my skin. 
  • With the Paint palette, I found the shades to be drier and a little harder to work with. They are still pretty decently pigmented for the most part but blending them takes a bit of work. The orange color was the hardest to work with. It was really hard to get the product out of the pan. 
  • Swatches were done without primer.

Final Thought
Most of the shades have pretty decent pigmentation. Mattes tend to be a bit more difficult to work with but I didn't have too much trouble with these. They are certainly workable. They are also a bit powdery but as long as you just use a patting motion then you'll hardly get any fall out.I strongly recommend you use them with either a white base or colored base. It will make them pop, look more vibrant, and show better as well as last longer. Would I recommend these? Yes, if you need more matte in your life. The formula is not top notch but decent enough for what you're paying. I think these retail for approximately $8.00.

My rating: 8/10.

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  1. i like the second palette =) it has more vibrant swatches

    1. Yes the second one is best if you really want your eyes to stand out.

  2. For some reason I just LOVE these colors - I don't know how often I would use them, but I love them and the looks you have done with them!

    1. You can always pair just one or two color with a neutral color and make it more toned down :)

  3. Yet again I say, these small colorful palettes are so much fun! You do such a good job with these colorful and yet not so complicated looks! I admire how you do them!

    1. Thank you. I like to keep it simple as much as I can :D

  4. Those look really pretty. I love the first one the best :D

    1. I too gravitate more toward the first one.


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