Milani Bella Pink, Bella Violet, Bella Purple Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($3.99 for 0.05 oz.) is a new powder eyeshadow formula that’s available in thirty shades. I thought I’d try these three next, as purples are notorious for being difficult to do well, so I wanted to see if Milani’s newest formula could rise to the occasion.

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Milani Bella Pink (13) Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Pink (13)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Milani Bella Ivory, Bella Sand, Bella Caffe Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($3.99 for 0.05 oz.) is a new and permanent range of 30 shades. I saw 18 of the 30 shades at my local Walgreens (I bought those 18–more reviews to come!) earlier this week. The new formula is supposed to be crease-resistant, can be used wet or dry, and have “rich, vibrant color.” The texture is soft, a little powdery at times (depends on the shade), and tends to look similar whether applied dry or wet, though application with a dampened brush reduces the powderiness and sometimes brings out the shimmer in the finish. They were easy to apply and blend on the lid, and the wear was decent (six to eight hours), though the lighter shades tended to fade slightly faster compared to the richer, deeper shades in the range from what I’ve tested so far.

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Milani Bella Ivory (01) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Ivory (01)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow for July 2014

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

A gel powder – what would that even look like? We’ll tell you: It looks like rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect. Worn as shadow or highlighter, this incredibly innovative, weightless formula blends easily with the fingertips to light up the eyes. Even more to entice: It can be used wet or dry, resists creasing, and comes in satin matte, shimmer and iridescent metallic finishes. All eyes will be on you with their 30 illuminating colors in 5 different shade ranges including Nudes & Browns, Smoky & Sky, Purples & Greens, Metallics and Brights & Lights. Just try it! It’s that different.

Apply using ring finger or brush for luminous eyes in one stroke. Use lighter shades on brow bone as a highlighter, mid-tone shades on the lid and deeper shades for contouring in the crease. Use any shade WET as a liner to create intense color or added definition for limitless, multidimensional looks as unique as you!

Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($3.99)

  • Bella Ivory (01)
  • Bella Sand (02)
  • Bella Cappuccino (03)
  • Bella Caffe (04)
  • Bella Taupe (05)
  • Bella Espresso (06)
  • Bella White (07)
  • Bella Sky (08)
  • Bella Navy (09)
  • Bella Gray (10)
  • Bella Charcoal (11)
  • Bella Black (12)
  • Bella Pink (13)
  • Bella Violet (14)
  • Bella Purple (15)
  • Bella Champagne (16)
  • Bella Khaki (17)
  • Bella Emerald (18)
  • Bella Rouge (19)
  • Bella Silver (20)
  • Bella Teal (21)
  • Bella Gold (22)
  • Bella Copper (23)
  • Bella Bronze (24)
  • Bella Cobalt (25)
  • Bella Fuchsia (26)
  • Bella Mandarin (27)
  • Bella Chiffon (28)
  • Bella Rose (29)
  • Bella Diamond (30)

Availability: July 2014 at CVS/Walgreens

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5 Must-Have Eyeliners for Summer

I have a definite weakness for colored eyeliner! I love how it can add a pop of color with very little effort. Here are a few shades I’m loving for summer this year…

  1. Urban Decay Chaos — bold blue
  2. Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) — bright teal
  3. Stila Mint Julep — mint
  4. Milani Perfect Purple — sparkling purple
  5. Sephora Sun Tan — coppery bronze

>> See side-by-side swatches here! <<

5 Pink Blushes to Try This Summer

Do you go bolder or subtler during the summer for your blush? I find it just depends on whether I’ve reached for brighter lip colors or not; if I go bright on the lips, I usually go quite light on the cheeks and vice versa. Here are some of my current recommendations if you’re in the market for a fun, pink-hued blush this summer:

  1. YSL Fuchsia Desinvolte (01) — a fuchsia pink that can be applied as a light stain or as a deep blush (bonus: works well on lips, too!0)
  2. theBalm Down Boy — a cool-toned, light-medium pink with a mostly matte finish
  3. Clinique Berry Pop (03) — cool-toned, raspberry pink with a luminous finish
  4. MAC Lovecloud — a light-medium, warm-toned pink
  5. Milani Bella Rosa (11) — a vibrant, pink-red with a matte finish

>> See them all side-by-side! <<

What are your favorites?

5 Bright Orange Lipsticks to Try This Summer

Next in our look at all things bright lips is orange! You can see swatches here in the Swatch Gallery.

  1. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin — a bright orange-red
  2. Urban Decay Bang –a pop of bright orange
  3. Inglot #103 — a bold, orange-red
  4. Milani Sweet Nectar — a yellow-toned orange
  5. NARS Timanfaya — a satin-matte orange with yellow undertones

What are your favorite bright orange lipsticks?