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Milani Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

Milani Eyeshadow Palette

New from Milani this spring are three fun shades in their Eyeshadow Palette collection.

These palettes are meant to mimic the look of an artist’s paint palette, and I think they do a great job. I love looking at them and almost hated using them!

Each one contains seven different shades with either a matte or pearl finish. They are build-able and really soft and easy to blend.

Milani Eyeshadow Palette 2

Milani Eyeshadow Palette Paint

Milani Eyeshadow Palette Paint Swatches
Paint (over primer)

The colors in the Paint palette are all mattes and feature bright basic colors. I got pretty good color payoff using them over a primer, but without they were definitely a little chalky and uneven.

Milani Eyeshadow Palette Impressionist

Milani Eyeshadow Palette Impressionist Swatches
Impressionist (over primer)

The Impressionist palette features seven matte shadows all in soft more pastel-like shades. I love this one, it’s my favorite. Very Easter-like. I like that these colors are softer, and therefore easier to wear for more people than the brighter shades in Paint.

Milani Eyeshadow Palette Abstract

Milani Eyeshadow Palette Abstract Swatches
Abstract (over primer)

The Abstract palette includes both matte and pearl shadows in neutral shades of brown and metallic colors. This is the most versatile one I think because of the variety of shade differences and finishes. Also, this will probably appeal to more people because the colors are wearable for pretty much any skin tone. Great color payoff, really nice palette. The colors here were the softest and most pigmented with the least amount of chalkiness. Actually, this might be my favorite one…

Availability: Milani, drugstores now.

Pricing: $7.99.

What do you think about these three new palettes?


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  • March 14, 2012

    Wow these colors are gorgeous. What a nice affordable quality product to substitute for higher priced colorful palettes (like Urban Decay and KVD) Thanks for the swatches!!
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    • March 14, 2012

      Hi Michelle Miller,

      They are pretty nice, I agree!

  • March 14, 2012

    I was thinking they might be kind of chalky just based on looking at them, but that last one looks pretty good! I’ve got more than enough brown shadows, however.
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    • March 14, 2012

      Hi Lulubelle,

      Yes the matte shadows are a bit chalky, especially without a primer. But the last one was fab!

  • March 14, 2012

    I don’t really like the look of the first two, but Abstract looks really good. I love finish, colors and pigmentation look great!

    • March 14, 2012

      Hi Gejba,

      Yeah I think Abstract might be my fav now, even though I have other neutral palettes similar,

  • March 14, 2012

    I like Abstract the best, but I have so, so many brown shadows that I really don’t see anything I don’t already have. The first two palettes are so pretty, but I know I wouldn’t ever wear those colors.
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    • March 14, 2012

      Hi Ashley,

      I hear ya me too! But so pretty :)

  • March 14, 2012

    These are so fun! The Paint and Abstract ones are appealing to me, though like the above commenter I already have a lot of neutrals.
    Emi at Project Swatch´s last post…Red Lipstick Comparison, Swatches, PhotosMy Profile

    • March 14, 2012

      Hi Emi at Project Swatch,

      Me too, more than I could possibly ever wear in a lifetime. And yet… haha

  • March 14, 2012

    They look so amazing! I would love to try them, I wish we have Milani here in Croatia^^
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  • March 14, 2012

    I don’t know why and I know it’s not rational, but I hate this packaging.
    Courtney´s last post…Boston Globe Spring Style MagazineMy Profile

    • March 14, 2012

      Hi Courtney,

      Ha, that’s ok you can hate it if you want :)

  • March 14, 2012

    I need the neutral one in my life, I hope I can find it!
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  • March 14, 2012

    I’ll be keeping an eye out for Impressionist and Abstract. They both look lovely and I am a huge fan of having all those colors available in only 2 pieces – how convenient for travel!

  • March 14, 2012

    I like the presentation of this. Instead of several shadows in their own small pants, its more of a fun and quirky way to present the product. The only thing I dislike is some of the paint splotches are huge while some others are tiny.

  • March 14, 2012

    Gosh they’re pretty! And I bet they’re a nightmare to use. I do love the brown palette though.
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  • March 14, 2012

    Very pretty to look at. I don’t know if I could use them. I’d hate to mess them up!

  • March 14, 2012

    I loooooove the abstract palette! I have way too many brown shadows, but that probably won’t stop me. The palette itself is so pretty to look at, too!
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  • March 14, 2012

    Really great packaging idea. I like the Abstract one best and getting 7 colors for 8 bucks is a bargain!
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  • March 14, 2012

    I have all three of these and yes, they are wonderfully pigmented. The softer pastels are just as lovely as your photos show. Even with the bolder palette, I was able to create a look that wasn’t clown like but blendable and very doable.

    Another think I like about this palette is that you have all those shades in one compact; easy to pick up and put it in your purse, taking up very little room.
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  • March 14, 2012

    I like Abstract, but I already own too many similar shades to warrant getting this one as well :p I do like how it’s possible to get the shades with a brush. Some eyeshadows have great patterns, but then it’s impossible to grab each shade with a brush anymore.
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  • March 14, 2012

    They look really cool, but I don’t like how all the colours are all together in one big compact… I’d prefer that they would have their separate dividers, so the individual shades don’t get muddy.
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  • March 14, 2012

    I only like Abstract but that’s because I’m “old”. Actually I think I secretly would like Impressionist too.
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  • March 14, 2012

    I really appreciate the variety here. For some reason these remind me of old maps!
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  • March 16, 2012

    The designs are so gorgeous! It already makes me want to buy them. For some reason I really love the abstract one. The earthly tones are just pretty <3
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  • March 16, 2012

    The ‘paint’ one is perfect for the spring! I love the pastel colors the first two eyeshadows have. The last one, is really pretty too. I love the browns and earthly colors.
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  • March 16, 2012

    Abstract is my favorite too. Ooooh the looks I’m going to be cranking out with that one.
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