Sunday, 28 September 2014

Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow Review

Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow Review in Girls Luv Pink





Hi my lovelies! I'm here with another Milani review. I don't normally tend to do back to back reviews on the same brands, but it's just the way it worked out! I really love Milani Cosmetics. It's such an awesome and affordable drugstore brand.

Today I'm reviewing one of the Runway Eyes Eyeshadows. I can never have enough eyeshadows no matter what, and have recently added this to my collection.

Here's what I think!









Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Girls Luv Pink


The Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow comes in 8 gorgeous shades:

Beach Sand
Bronze Doll
Lily White
Golden Touch
Peaches & Cream
Girls Luv Pink
Black Out
Antigua 

All 8 shades are completely stunning. It was difficult to choose and I wanted to grab all of them. All of them are shimmery and pearly and packed with glitter. They are some of THE most beautiful eyeshadows I have ever laid eyes on. Here are a few of the colors:



Antigua, Golden Touch and Peaches & Cream









Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Girls Luv Pink

I chose Girls Luv Pink, which is described as a "shimmering pink with glitter overspray". It's a gorgeous light pink shade with a kind of metallic look because it's so shimmery and pearly. I am totally in love with this color. It goes with almost any crease and outcorner colors. I can work this into pretty much any look. It's so pretty... seriously one of the prettiest eyeshadows I own. I am a sucker for glitter and shimmer, and this is amazingly glistening and sparkly.

I like using this sometimes as a topcoat over other colors on my lid, just to give a pop. Or I will use this all over my lid with either a brush or my finger or both. I find I can get more color when using just my finger - it seems to pack on more pigment and intensity. You can also apply this wet for an even more vibrant look, by wetting your finger or a brush and dabbing it on. It will make it even more metallic-like and pearly.









Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Girls Luv Pink


Pink goes well with most eye colors and seems to look nice on everyone. I have green eyes so I especially love pink on my lids because it is a color that looks really nice on green eyes and helps to bring them out.

The texture of this shadow has more of a powdery feel. Not as buttery and smooth as I would like, but, you cannot expect a ton of creaminess with a glitter packed eyeshadow. So there is a bit of fallout, but nothing alarming. I just always make sure that when I use a brush, I use a patting motion rather than a swiping motion, to avoid little bits falling down. Once it's on your eyes it seems more buttery and it looks beautiful.





Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Girls Luv Pink






Brushes


I haven't seen makeup brushes quite like the ones that comes with these shadows. It's a curvy little guy with two sides. I cannot speak for how good the brush is because I just use my own. But it's cute!

All of the Milani eyeshadows are vegan, and they are also baked on Italian terracotta tiles to help deliver a more lustrous effect.

I didn't have any creasing with this eyeshadow and also no fading at all. I do use an eye primer though and highly recommend them.





Swatches: Girls Luv Pink






Wearing Girls Luv Pink


Isn't the color so pretty? I just love this eyeshadow. I have been wearing it a ton ever since I bought it. I love pearly shimmery colors and this really fits the bill. I have paired the shadow with a pinkish-maroon look here.

I haven't had any issues with this eyeshadow. I would love to get some more in other shades. It's very pretty and quite pigmented and really delivers lots of pearl and glitteriness (not sure if that is a word!).

I definitely recommend this eyeshadow. It's long lasting, gorgeous, packed with sparkle and it's affordable.

You can get this eyeshadow HERE


Ingredients: Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12 15 Alcohol Benzoate, Zeolite, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Palmitate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Disodium Cocoyl L-Glutimate, BHT, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Polyacrylamide, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Laureth 7, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Isostearyl Alcohol


Have you tried any of Milani's eyeshadows before? What are some of your favorite eyeshadows? Let me know in the comments below!
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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Milani Baked Blush Review

Milani Baked Blush Review in Dolce Pink and Luminoso




Hi my loves! Blush is one of my top makeup products. I have so many different colors and by so many different brands. I really love collecting blush! Other than eyeshadow, I'd say blush is the next most abundant product in my makeup collection.

I am a big fan of Milani Cosmetics. I think they are super affordable products and they perform really well. I love the colors and textures of this brand. It's not always easy to find Milani. But I have noticed in recent months that this brand is popping up in many stores that I have never seen it in before. Awesome!

I have two of the Milani Baked Blushes, and I'm gonna tell you what I think of them. Here we go..








Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink and Luminoso


The Milani Baked Blush comes in 9 completely stunning (and I mean crazy gorgeous) colors:

Dolce Pink
Rose D'Oro
Berry Amore
Luminoso
Bellissimo Bronze
Coralina
Red Vino
Terra Sole
Fantastico Mauve

Here are the blushes:


All 9 Baked Blush Shades





Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink and Luminoso




I love the packaging of these. It's gold colored and they are very strong. I tend to break the packaging and lids on a lot of my makeup, from being used so much I guess, but I've been using these for a long time and they are still intact! Also you can flip up the blush part and there is a little mirror and brush underneath. Super cute. 

I don't use the brush so I cannot say whether it is good or not. I normally don't like the brushes that come with makeup. But I'm sure it's fine for on the go.












Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink and Luminoso


I am completely in love with the texture of these blushes. They are very silky and smooth. They are so beautiful. And just look at the colors!

These are sun-baked on Italian terracotta tiles. The colors can be built up to super vibrant, but honestly, just the smallest swipe of these and you've got tons of color to blend out. I am honestly amazed at the pigmentation of these blushes. They are very rich and you don't need much on your brush. I dip mine in and use a very light hand just to ensure I don't go overboard. There is just so much color to these. They are simply gorgeous.

Milani says that these blushes can be used to shape, contour and highlight. All of the blushes have a pearly shine to them. Some more than others.

Here is Dolce Pink:








Dolce Pink


Dolce Pink is described as a "pink with gold shimmer". That's exactly what it is. This is a very deep and rich pink. There is quite a bit of little micro shimmers in this shade. It adds a gorgeous pink hue to your cheeks and also makes them very luminous because of the pearl and shimmer.  

This color is absolutely beautiful. So gorgeous. I love it. When I want really pink cheeks along with a more overall cool-toned look, I grab this. 

I think this shade is universally flattering.



Swatch: Dolce Pink


And Luminoso:







Luminoso


Luminoso is described as a "luminous peachy pink" and again, this describes the shade perfectly. This color is amazing. This would be my favorite of the two. I am completely obsessed with this shade and use it nonstop.

If you are at all engrossed in the beauty world, you most likely have heard of this blush. It is a favorite among pretty much all beauty lovers. It's famous for a reason - it is gorgeous and stunning and looks incredible on your cheeks. This shade is one of a kind, the most beautiful peach colored blush I have ever seen.

There is a little less shimmer flecks in this blush (more in Dolce Pink). You cannot notice any obvious flecks of shimmer on your cheeks at all though. It is very pearly and shiny and it gives a very glowy appeal to your cheeks. It's one of the most glowing, pearly blushes I own. This goes best with overall warm looks, but I literally use this all the time no matter what, because I'm just totally in love with it and always in the mood for this color.



Swatch: Luminoso


Both shades are simply beautiful. I use both regularly and especially Luminoso of course.









 Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink and Luminoso


As you can see, I don't have a single bad thing to say about these blushes. They are perfect! Not only are they crazy pigmented and pearly, but they last forever. I never find this blush fading on me at all. It always looks good and stays looking good.

These blushes blend beautifully and they provide amazing color payoff and have the most lovely texture. I have high-end blushes that could not match these any day.

I definintely recommend this blush!

You can get these blushes HERE and HERE


Ingredients: Talc, Glyceryl Ethylhexanoate/Stearate/Adipate, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyacrylamide, Sorbitan Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Silica, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Laureth-7, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.


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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner Review

L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner Review in Carbon Black




Hi lovelies! Today I am doing a review on something that is an absolute staple in my makeup routine - liquid eyeliner. Over time I have become hooked on liquid liner. I just find that it opens and defines your eyes in a way that no other product can.

Almost every makeup look I create gets finished off with liquid eyeliner. And there are so many great ones out there to choose from, that it's hard to know which is best. Well, I love a lot of different brands of liner, there's a ton of awesome ones out there that perform really well and are quite easy to use. But there are certain ones that really stand out for me and I'm gonna tell you what I think of the L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner!

Here we go!












 L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black


The L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liners come in 3 shades:

Black Mica
Earthen Rock Brown
Carbon Black 

I love very rich black liquid liners so I chose Carbon Black, which is an extra super intense black. It says on the packaging that it creates 2 times the intensity. The color is gorgeous, it's so black and I love it.





 L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black





The other 2 shades of the Linuer Intense Felt Tip have gold tubes, but the Carbon Black shade has a black tube. This is one way to know it's Carbon Black, and the same goes for other Carbon Black products throughout L'Oreal. 

What do I love about this eyeliner? Oh my... everything! For starters, I love how black the shade is. It also doesn't really go on shiny (which I don't like) and doesn't really go on matte - it's kinda inbetween once it dries (which takes no time). Also, the liner will not budge whatsoever once it is on. This stuff won't move. It stays on me all day long and still looks just as intense and vibrant. Nothing flakes off, or smudges, or fades.









L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black


The number one thing I love about this liner is the applicator. It makes lining your eyes so easy! Mastering liquid liner is something that definitely takes practice and it takes getting used to. It's tricky and you need a steady hand. This liner really makes it easier to get the job done. I highly recommend this one to new users of liquid liner, because the applicator is so long and thin. It really allows you to get in close to your lashes and start out with a thin line even if you want to make it thicker as you go. There is a less chance of messing up. The felt tip is also soft and flexible, not like some liners that look and feel like a marker (they are great too! Just not as easy to use in my opinion). This is delicate and bends with you as you use it. I also love this for creating wings. I have the easiest time doing winged liner (which I do most of the time) with this. Love love love this applicator!









L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black


Something that has surprised me about the Lineur Intense is just how long it lasts. I have had this stuff for almost a whole year, and it's still going strong. I don't even know how that's possible because I use it all the time. Not only is it still lasting, but the texture and consistency of the liner has not changed at all. It's still black as ever and smooth and liquidy. You shouldn't keep liquid products too long so I eventually will have to get a new one, and I know it must soon be coming to an end, but it's nice to know how long this will last and that it still works so great and doesn't change.



Swatches: Carbon Black


You can see how dramatic and rich the color is in the swatches. I absolutely love this eyeliner. It's so black and intense and the formula is just perfect.

I highly recommend this liquid liner. It's amazing. It's also great for newbies to liquid eyeliner because it's so super easy to use. The flexible applicator tip is so thin that you can easily make a thin line, and you can also make them thicker just by applying slightly more pressure or using the tip at an angle. This stuff will stay on all day without moving or fading. If you haven't used this liner before, I'd say you should go out and try some! If super black liner isn't your thing, you can always try the brown one. It's beautiful too. This is by far my best and most favorite liquid liner of all time!

You can get this eyeliner HERE


Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyesters-5, Alcohol Denat., Trilaureth 4 Phosphate, Acacia (Acacia Senegal Gum), Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Propylparaben


Have you ever used L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liner? What is the liquid liner that you absolutely couldn't live without? I'd love to know! Let me know in the comments below!
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