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!

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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.

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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.

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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.