I have a mani today, but I also have a makeup review for you, too! I was provided with some Milani products, and I want to share them with you. I used to be a makeup counter snob, and bought exclusively from the department store fancy counters. I've since bought a clue and found that there are all kinds of great finds in the drugstore makeup aisles.
My friend Fresa is showing you the products I used first: Milani Shadow Eyez in Aquatic Style and Royal Purple, Baked Eyeshadow in Green Fortune, and Haute Flash lipgloss in In A Flash.
I decided to do a bolder look for me - 2 different eyeliners, green shadow. But my way is a little more subdued. You could certainly apply the eyeshadow wet for more saturated color. This was a daytime look to go shopping, so I was going for fun, not bold.
I love the Shadow Eyez. They are so easy to use, creamy, smooth, and they stayed on all day for me. I did another look in Champange Toast and Brown Deluxe, where I wore the champagne color all over and the rich brown as a liner and in the crease. The picture was lit weird, and I looked green - sorry, still learning - but I loved the look.
You can wear these as liners or all-over eye color, so they are perfect for travel, when you don't want to risk breaking a shadow palette.
You can see the green a little better in this pix. I did apply color from all over the palette, but then tried to focus some of the blue in the corners. I had a little trouble getting the color I wanted from the crazy mix of colors, but I still liked it. It's just not a look I would do every day.
I wasn't sure I was going to like the Haute Flash gloss - but I loved this color. I originally tried the hot pink version, Flashy, but it looked too much like cotton candy. I also tried the Golden Flash and Crystal lip gloss in Fascinante, both golden glosses. I have a natural pink tint to my lips, and neither gloss looked good on me. Like VNL on my nails, I get VLL on my lips with some colors, usually golden ones, and I don't like it.
This is the In A Flash, no liner. Pretty, and long-lasting, with a light, pleasant fragrance. I'll definitely wear this again. Can you see the shimmer?
I paired my look with Del Sol Foxy, a color changing polish, that went from pink to purple. I used a Claire mood polish on the tips and accent nail.
You can see the color changing here. The pinky is still pink. The ring finger and tips are Claire's mood polish - which didn't change at all - not in the sun, not in hot or cold water, nothing. Very disappointing.
Full-on purple in the sun:
Some wild colors and color-changers for me. It was a lot of fun to use makeup to go outside my comfort zone and try something new.
I hope you'll try something new today!