Milani Bella Eyes Gel Power Eyeshadow Review

I picked up this Milani Bella Eyes Gel Power Eyeshadow when I got my Milani Illuminating Face Powder. I got the Bella Copper shade which is a bronze metallic. This one is PURE shimmer and glitter!


What’s to love?

I had no idea what to expect when I picked this one up at CVS for $4.99. The Milani Bella Eyeshadow lines comes in 31 colors and I want more of these! They are Made in the USA and have zero scent too.

At first I had to get used to the consistency. It’s marketed as a gel that turns into a powder once applied. It does take some getting used to the product. I used a firm eyeshadow brush and got a few flakes at first but once I got more used to the product I was able to blend really well.

The Bella Copper shade I selected  is pure glitter and shimmer which is very pretty. I am wearing only this shadow with the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil and Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. I think it looks nice with my greenish eyes.

In the Swatch below the first swipe with applied with a wet finger the second swipe is dry. As you can see the wet application is a little bit darker and more pigmented. These are so many layers of color in this shadow too.

This is fast becoming one of my favorite drugstore brands and I definitely want to pick up the Bella Pink and Bella Violet.



Milani Illuminating Face Powder Review

I was at CVS today and happened to walk through the cosmetics area (as I usually do) and I found a Milani display. I’m not sure how I’ve missed this brand in the past but I’m pretty impressed with this Italy inspired brand that’s also Vegan and Cruelty-Free. So I picked up a few products including this really nice Illuminating Face Powder.


What’s to love?

First off the Milani Illuminating Face Powder is beautiful to look at. The case is clear and gold with a weighty feel. I got the #3 shades which includes rosettes of pink, dark pink, nude and beige.

I used a large brush blush to apply and love the feel of this product on my face. It’s nice and light with a touch of color. This one is going in my purse make-up bag for on the go touch up. It really did a nice job with getting the shine off my nose too.

The product does have a very, very slight chemical odor up close (I mean if you stick your nose right it in) but it didn’t bother me which is good because I am very scent conscious.

Overall I’m pretty impressed with this drugstore brand. I also Bella Eyes Gel Power Eyeshadow which I’ll review soon.